From Manuel J. Fernandez

May 16, 2017

Dear CSUS Parents and Caregivers,

Last Saturday night 100 CSUS supporters (parents, caregivers and staff) gathered at La Fabrica restaurant to continue our NYC fundraising drive at an exquisite wine-tasting event. Besides the perfect ambience we were entertained by the CRLS a cappella group Pitches and Dos, and CSUS staff members Steve Mossberg and Edson Soares. The tally is still coming in and we know it will be well over $1000.00. Thank you all for another CSUS success!

Below is the link to the video “An Evening with Cornel West” at CSUS. If you were there, enjoy the memories! If you couldn’t attend, you’re in for a treat. Enjoy! Many thanks to Leonie and Greg Marinovich for this professional documentation of a wonderful evening.

Our final Diversity Dialogues for this school year will be held on Thurs. May 25th 6-8PM. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Our primary agenda for the evening:

  • Review and consideration of ideas from the Family Engagement TaskForce
  • Reflection and Takeaways from this year’s Diversity Dialogues series
  • Ideas for the 2017-18 Diversity Dialogues series

We hope you can join us for this important conversation.

Coming up are many wonderful activities, please note the following dates. More details to follow: 

May 17, Early Release Day: 12:55PM dismissal / 1:15PM: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
May 18, 6:30 - 8PM: School Site Council Mtg.
May 19, 9AM: Grade 7 Science Expo Breakfast
May 24, 7PM Wendy & Peter Play
May 25, 6:00 pm: Diversity Dialogues
May 26, Grade 8 Science and Engineering Showcase at Harvard | 7PM: Peter & Wendy Play
May 29, No School - 9AM; CSUS Marching Band in Cambridge Memorial Day parade
May 31, 6 - 7:30PM: Fun, Food, Facts and Figures Fifth Grade CSUS Expo
June 1, 3:30PM: Soccer Tournament/6:30 pm: Spring into the Arts
June 7, Grade 8 Portfolio Night
June 8, 6:30-8: Parent Caregiver Organization Mtg.
June 8, 9, 12, 13- Grade 8 Portfolio panels (8:30-3PM)
June 14, Grade 8 Trip to NYC
June 15, Grade 8 Trip to NYC
June 15,  Sixth Grade Celebration of Scholar Work Breakfast
June 16, Grade 6 to Canobie Lake Park
June 19, Grade 7 Trip to Dave and Buster’s
June 19, 6 - 8PM: Eighth Grade Semi-formal Dance
June 20, 6 - 7:30PM. Grade 7 Portfolio Night
June 21, 3PM: Eighth Grade Graduation/ Early Release at 12noon
June 22, Last day of school - 2:55PM dismissal

** Due to network connectivity issues today, Grade 8 scholars were unable to take Session 1 of the Mathematics MCAS as planned. CSUS will contact 8th grade families regarding new dates for the Sessions 1 and 2 of the Mathematics and Science MCAS exams. Please note that the previously shared exam schedule may change.

Thank you for your continued support and for choosing CSUS!


Manuel J. Fernandez 
Head of School