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City HillMiddle School

Weekly Snapshot

Upcoming Dates/Events

April 10    PTO Meeting 6:30

April 26    Hawaiian Themed Dance 6:00-8:00

May 30     Grade Eight Social (Note: date changed due to conflict with senior prom)

June 4      Holiday  Hill

June 6    Stepping Forth (TENTATIVE DATE)

Parent Forum Update

The CHMS administration teamed up with the Naugatuck Police Department to address climate concerns.  Administration described measures taken to ensure school climate is optimal for learning. Among the initiatives is a focus on building relationships between and among adults and students and improving emotional well being.  Teachers are presently being trained in several social emotional learning initiatives including restorative circles and RULER, a district wide initiative to help students to identify and regulate their emotions. Efforts have been made by administration to reduce class size and limit transitions and movement throughout the building for better supervision.  Additionally, the administration has partnered with community agencies such as Naugatuck Police Department, Naugatuck Youth Services, YMCA, and the Juvenile Review Board to help students feel connected and supported. The Naugatuck Police Department discussed the role social media plays in school climate and addressed internet safety. CHMS faculty and staff wil team up with the police department on April 26th for a more comprehensive school climate workshop. Details coming soon!




We now have a parent liasion to help our CHMS families feel connected and a sense of belonging. We are excited to announce Jeannette Savo started her new role this week and has hit the ground running planning our upcoming climate workshop for parents. Please look for Jeanette in the parent drop off line and at evening events. Jeannette is available to speak confidentially with parents who have concerns. You can contact her by emailing or calling the main number at the school.


Jeanette’s Bio

Name: Jeanette Savo

Children:  Henry, 4 & Oliver 18 months

Tell us why you became a Family Liaison: I believe including parents and families in a student’s school life and education is integral to their motivation and success. I would like to find ways to include as many families as possible, making schools accessible and comfortable for everyone.  

What would you like to share about your background and experience: I have a Master’s Degree in Education and a middle school teaching certification. I have spent many years working with youth and families at risk.

What do you and your family like to do together:  We enjoy being outside, going to parks and camping. My children love visiting libraries and reading. We all enjoy being together.


A note from Mrs.Clarke, our school nurse

Energy drinks including Mountain Dew Game are not permitted at CHMS due to the high level of caffeine they contain.


According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the recommended daily amount of caffeine for a child 12-18 years old is no more than 100mg/day.  Caffeine is a stimulant. Energy drinks can have 100% or more of the recommended amount of caffeine in them in 1 can or less. A 10 hour energy shot has 422 mg of caffeine in it.  A 16 ounce Game has 90 mg of caffeine, Bang energy drink has 357mg. Be label savvy.

In a study from Chapman University, 40 percent of teens reported an adverse effect while consuming energy drinks. These included:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Chest pains
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Heightened anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling jittery or experiencing tremors
  • Seizures

Please ensure your child is not drinking energy drinks at school.

CHMS students with the help of science teacher, Ms. Spina and the State representative Liz Linehan are trying to get House bill 7007 passed which would prohibit the sale of enregy ddrinks to kids under the age of sixteen. The students are collecting survey data regarding the use of energy drinks. Please follow this link to take the survey.

Parents, reminder to always bring your picture ID when visiting City Hill.

Please reinforce our ROCKS expectations with your children.

Respect  O rganization C ooperation  K indness  S afety



Community Connection

From the Naugatuck YMCA,

The YMCA is offering a Fit Club program for any student who is deemed academically healthy (passing all classes at CHMS. )For more information or to register please contact Catherine Proto at the YMCA (203) 729-9622

We will provide transportation from CHMS directly to the YMCA after school.

All registration forms and payment must be received by February 16th.

Links to Important Documents

Resources for parents of middle school students

BOE Meetings

CHMS PTO minutes Scroll down for all months

City Hill Middle School website

Suggested Supply List

CHMS Calendar

Powerschool Parent Portal

My School Bucks (Make cafeteria lunch payments online)

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