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10/14/2015 - C.I.S. STAR GUIDE FOR FAMILIES, October 8, 2015


Pumpkin Mania 

On Wednesday, October 28th, C.I.S.’s fourth graders will participate in PUMPKIN MANIA!!  Each student will receive a 6” pumpkin to use in the creation of a character from either literature or history.  

Students will be responsible for bringing in decorations and props for their pumpkin creation.  If they wish to add a body, we recommend a coffee can or a 2 liter soda bottle with the top cut off.  Suitable supplies include scraps of fabric, yarn, fake eyelashes, and anything else that fits into the theme.  

This special event will be discussed with the students in art to help prepare for the big event.  There will be basic supplies the students can use (ie. paint, paper, yarn, limited fabric, buttons, etc.)

Classes will have 80 minutes to create their piece.  Any elaborate bodies or backgrounds (both optional) should be prepared at home and brought in prior to the event!  To see more sample pumpkin creations, visit Mrs. Costello’s website:


From Abe Lincoln and Harry Potter, to the Statue of Liberty and Mona Lisa, the possibilities are endless!

We look forward to an exciting, creative day!!

C.I.S. Pumpkin Mania

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent to help with set-up/clean-up, assisting students with their creations, and helping organize the final display.   Please email Elizabeth Griffin at k.e.griffin94@comcast.net if you can volunteer! 

Class schedule and volunteer times below. 

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

Grade 4

C.I.S. Cafe

8:00AM - 9:35AM (DeMillo, McKay, and Dropick)

9:30AM – 11:15AM (Dauria, Kravitz, and Curran)

BOE Communications Focus Group

Please join us on Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm in the C.I.S. Library. 

Your input will help the Board of Education gather information on the topic of both internal and external communication in the District.  This information will be used to develop a Canton Public Schools Communication Plan.

C.I.S. PICTURE DAY – Friday, October 16

Picture Day information and order forms have been sent home with your students.