Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sept 22

2nite- Grades 7/8 Dance at the Waterbury Ice Center.  7:30-9:30pm.  $5 admission and $2 skate rentals.  Sponsored by HUMS.

Back 2 School Night (our version of an Open House) for all CBMS students and parents is happening on Thursday, September 28th.  If your child is not coming with you, be sure to ask him/her 1) Who his/her AG Leader is and where the AG meets, and 2) Which core team he/she is on.  The schedule is as follows.
  • 5:45-6:15- Applied Academics "drop in"- visit one or more of art, sustainability, tech ed, Spanish, music, band.
  • 6:15-6:25- Advisory Group time with AG Leader
  • 6:25-7:30- Core time with Core Teams

Walk and Bike to School is happening on Wednesday, September 27th.  Convene at 7am at Rusty Parker Park, and we will head to CBMS by 7:10am.  There is also a biking group convening at the Zen Barn at 6:45am.  For more details, click here.


For your calendars:  Student-Led Conferences will be held after school and evenings on the following dates.  Details on how to sign up will be coming in early October.
  • Team Dream- Oct 26, Nov 1
  • Team Quest- Oct 25, Oct 26
  • Team Wizards- Oct 26, Nov 2
  • Team Titan- Nov 1, Nov 2
  • Team Prodigy- Nov 1, Nov 2

Sick kiddo?  Afternoon plans changing? Communicate these to us using the e-absence note and e-bus note links on the CBMS Homepage!


A Friendly Reminder- when you drop off or pick up in the parent pick-up loop, please pull your car all the way into the loop to ease congestion.

CBMS School Photo Day is Wednesday, Oct 4th.  Look for hard-copy ordering information coming home via your child's "backpack" express today.


Proficiency-based Learning @ CBMS - the parent FAQ can be found here.  Got questions on PBL @ CBMS?  Submit your questions here, and we will get you answers!


Save the Date: October 12, 2017 at 6pm in the Harwood Union High School Library - Community Introduction to Communicating Student Learning and Growth in our Proficiency Model Featuring: JumpRope
  • Overview of value of proficiency-based learning
    • What is Proficiency-Based Learning (PBL)?
    • Why have the schools of HUUSD and VT adopted this model?
  • Shifts in Communicating Student Learning  in a proficiency model
    • Why have grading and reporting changed in response to PBL?
    • What methods or strategies are teachers using to communicate to students about their learning?
  • Explain advantages of JumpRope grading software
    • What is JumpRope?
    • What information does JumpRope provide?
    • What other methods or strategies are teachers using to communicate to students about their learning?
We hope to see you there!

CBMS AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE: WE NEED YOU!  Periodically throughout the school year, the PTO schedules after-school enrichment programs for students that are taught by local professionals who volunteer their time and talent with our community. Last year’s classes included sewing, creative writing and lego robotics. This year, the PTO seeks two or three parents who are willing to help organize the 3-4 after-school classes for the 2017/2018 school year. These parents would work together to determine classes of interest, solicit potential volunteers to teach classes, help to promote the opportunities to students, and set the dates for each class. Volunteer time to serve on this committee should be no more than 5 hours. If you are interested, please contact Kelley Hackett at kjohack@gmail.com.
Interested in teaching an after-school class to students? Do you have a particular skill or talent that kids might be interested in learning more about? If so, we would love to hear your ideas!!  Some clubs students have expressed an interest in are cooking, problem-base STEM programs, sewing, and building models such as cars and rockets.  If any of these are your specialty or if you would like to explore other ideas, please contact Kelley Hackett at kjohack@gmail.com to begin the conversation about how you can contribute to our school community through after-school enrichment.


The Harwood Union High School Class of 2018 needs to raise $7,500 by for their Senior Class Gift, a beautiful gazebo to honor the memory of their five classmates -- Eli Brookens, Janie Chase Cozzi, Liam Hale, Mary Harris and Cyrus Zschau -- who died last October in a tragic car crash. The gazebo is generously being provided at cost by The Carriage Shed in White River Junction. It will be delivered and dedicated the first week of October to mark the one-year anniversary. Please help the Harwood seniors raise this money by October 1! There is a Paypal donation link in the HU school website below that goes directly to the fund. #Harwood Strong


Hockey Season is near!  Please visit harwoodhockey.org and click on the 2017-2018 Program Overview link for detailed information and practice time for the different levels.  Players 8 and under can participate in either the Learn to Skate, House, or Travel Program. We also offer Travel Teams for ages 10U, 12U, and 14U.  Additionally, we are also offering a First Time Travel Player Waiver Program. This program is for any player at the 10U, 12U or 14U level who has never played hockey for an organization. This waiver ONLY covers the cost of registration. USA Hockey registration, fundraising, and equipment costs do not apply. Current HYHA Players and Families, if you know of someone interested in trying out hockey, please encourage them to inquire about this great opportunity.  You can find additional information about our fundraising, equipment, pre-season, and any other information for the season on our website, harwoodhockey.org


Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • 2NiteGrades 7/8 Dance @ Ice Center- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Sept 27- Walk and Roll to School day- 7AM at Rusty Parker Park
  • Sept 27- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in HUHS Library- more info can be found at this link
  • Sept 28- Back 2 School Night @ CBMS- 6:15-8:15pm
  • Yom Kippur- sundown on Sept 29 to sundown on Sept 30
  • Oct 4- School Photo Day
  • Oct 6 and 9- No school for students (staff inservice on the 6th
  • Oct 11- Grades 5/6 Spelling Bee at Fayston Elementary- 8:30am start.
  • Oct 11- Jared Campbell all-school assembly- 1:30-2:30
  • Oct 12- Vision screening for 5th and 7th graders
  • Oct 12- Community Introduction to Communicating Student Learning and Growth in our Proficiency Model Featuring: JumpRope- HUHS Library- 6pm
  • Oct 13- Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9pm
  • Oct 19- Fall Concert- 6-8 band, Jazz Band, 5-8 Chorus- 7pm
  • Oct 20- Fun Night for grades 5 and 6- 7-9pm
  • Oct 25- Student-led Conferences- Team Quest
  • Oct 26- Student-led Conferences- Teams Quest, Dream, & Wizards
  • Oct 27- 8th graders vs Staff soccer game- 1:30-2:30
  • Nov 1- Student-led Conferences- Teams Dream, Titan, & Prodigy
  • Nov 2- Student-led Conferences- Teams Wizards, Titan, & Prodigy
  • Nov 3- Grades 7/8 Dance/Fun Night @ HUMS- 7-9pm

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sept 15

Proficiency-based Learning @ CBMS - the parent FAQ can be found here.  Got questions on PBL @ CBMS?  Submit your questions here, and we will get you answers!


Want to volunteer/chaperone at CBMS?  Laura Titus from the central office will be here on Tuesday, Sept 19th from 7:30-8:30am to lend a hand with background check/ fingerprinting paperwork.  This process can take months- come on in and get the process started!



Information on the Barre Figure Skating Club and the Matisse Jazz Project with Christopher Bakriges & Gwen Laster at Spruce Peak Performing Arts can be found on the E-Community Bulletin Board- click here.

PG-13 movies- You should expect that if any movie or movie clip from a PG-13 rated movie is to be shown in any class, you will be notified in advance.


Save the Date: October 12, 2017 at 6pm in the Harwood Union High School Library - Community Introduction to Communicating Student Learning and Growth in our Proficiency Model Featuring: JumpRope

  • Overview of value of proficiency-based learning
    • What is Proficiency-Based Learning (PBL)?
    • Why have the schools of HUUSD and VT adopted this model?
  • Shifts in Communicating Student Learning  in a proficiency model
    • Why have grading and reporting changed in response to PBL?
    • What methods or strategies are teachers using to communicate to students about their learning?

  • Explain advantages of JumpRope grading software
    • What is JumpRope?
    • What information does JumpRope provide?
    • What other methods or strategies are teachers using to communicate to students about their learning?
We hope to see you there!


CBMS AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE: WE NEED YOU!  Periodically throughout the school year, the PTO schedules after-school enrichment programs for students that are taught by local professionals who volunteer their time and talent with our community. Last year’s classes included sewing, creative writing and lego robotics. This year, the PTO seeks two or three parents who are willing to help organize the 3-4 after-school classes for the 2017/2018 school year. These parents would work together to determine classes of interest, solicit potential volunteers to teach classes, help to promote the opportunities to students, and set the dates for each class. Volunteer time to serve on this committee should be no more than 5 hours. If you are interested, please contact Kelley Hackett at kjohack@gmail.com.
Interested in teaching an after-school class to students? Do you have a particular skill or talent that kids might be interested in learning more about? If so, we would love to hear your ideas!!  Some clubs students have expressed an interest in are cooking, problem-base STEM programs, sewing, and building models such as cars and rockets.  If any of these are your specialty or if you would like to explore other ideas, please contact Kelley Hackett at kjohack@gmail.com to begin the conversation about how you can contribute to our school community through after-school enrichment.



Registration for middle school basketball is open on the FamilyID website. This registration is for all 5th-8th grade students who will be participating in basketball this winter. Click here to access the link to the registration. The FamilyID website can also be accessed through the Athletics Department website. Go to the CBMS website, scroll over the “parents tab,” click on “Athletics Department,” and finally click on the Register Now link under CBMS programs. The basketball season for all teams starts Monday, November 13th. 7th/8th grade basketball will be co-operated with Harwood MS. A parent/athlete information email will be sent out toward the end of October to provide parents and athletes with general information about the basketball season. Thanks! Questions? Don't hesitate to ask/e-mail/call! Stephen LaRock, CBMS Athletic Director, slarock@wwsu.org, 522-0372


HUUSD SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER VACANCY - DUXBURYHUUSD has a Duxbury vacancy on their board to be filled immediately. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, stating why they would like to serve and what contributions they would like to bring to the Board, to Brigid Nease, Superintendent, either by US mail (HUUSD, 340 Mad River Park, Suite 7, Waitsfield, VT 05673) or email (bnease@wwsu.org). Once all letters are received, the Board will review, set up interviews, and ultimately vote as a Board to fill the seat. This seat would run from now to March 2018, at which time, Duxbury would elect someone to complete the term of the former board member, which expires in March 2019.  Deadline for receipt of letters: September 15, 2017.

MAD DASH – FOOT RACE SCHEDULED FOR
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8; PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The 22nd Annual Mad Dash foot race will take place at 10AM on Sunday, Oct 8, Meadow Road, Waitsfield, and registration is now
open- for more information click here



BAKE-A-DIFFERENCE: We will be having our 5th annual Cookies For Kids' Cancer Bake Sale Sept. 30th at The Alchemist Brewery. September is Childhood Cancer awareness month. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children. We have appreciated all your support in the past and welcome Cookie "Doughnations" again this year to make it a great success. Please drop cookies off on Friday Sept 29 in the CBMS office by dismissal or to the porch of 5 Randall St anytime Friday.Any varieties are welcome, but Chocolate Chip Cookies are always the best sellers. Please label the kind of cookie and if they contain nuts. Disposable packaging is the easiest to manage. If you cannot bake and want to make a contribution, please make a check out to Cookies for Kids Cancer and mail to 5 Randall St. Waterbury VT 05676 by Oct. All monies raised will be matched-and 100% goes to research, funding important clinical trials and "child-size" less toxic treatments. See Cookiesforkidscancer.org for more information or contact Madeline at drakesvt@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for being a Good Cookie!



Ponderable - The political theorist Benjamin Barber warned in 2004 that “America as a commercial society of individual consumers may survive the destruction of public schooling. America as a democratic republic cannot.” In this era of growing fragmentation, we urgently need a renewed commitment to the idea that public education is a worthy investment, one that pays dividends not only to individual families but to our society as a whole. from "Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake." from The Atlantic magazine. Click here for the full article.


Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • Sept 20- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in HUHS Library
  • Rosh Hashanah- begins sundown on Sept 20 and ends at sundown on Sept 22
  • Sept 22- Grades 7/8 Dance @ Ice Center- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Sept 27- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in HUHS Library
  • Sept 28- Back 2 School Night @ CBMS- 6:15-8:15pm
  • Yom Kippur- sundown on Sept 29 to sundown on Sept 30
  • Oct 4- School Photo Day

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sept 8

Note from the CBMS Music Department:  It isn't too late to sign up for 5th grade band! Any parents of 5th graders who haven't signed up for band yet, and want to, should get in touch with Dan Liptak ASAP. E-mail for Dan is dliptak@wwsu.org

Chaperones/Volunteers/Coaches/Drivers and Background Checks: Please note a significant change from the HUUSD Central Office. In ongoing efforts to ensure student safety at all costs, effective this school year, ALL coaches, volunteers, drivers,and chaperones will need a background and records check in order to work/volunteer in HUUSD schools or accompany children on field trips. If you know in advance that you will be volunteering in ANY capacity during the year (
e.g. team trips, classroom volunteers, Stowe ski-ride program, Odyssey of the Mind coaching, sports team coaching, driving students on a Brainado excursion, etc.) it would make sense to get the background check done as soon as possible, as the process could take 3-6 weeks, and sometimes longer.  The steps to do so are:
  1. Contact Laura Titus at HHUSD Central Office (ltitus@wwsu.org or 583-7953) to make an appointment.  Laura will also be coming to CBMS on a day during the week of Sept 18th for a drop-in session to get the paperwork distributed.  Look for a confirmation on day and time in the next edition of the Cougar Comments. 
  2. For your appoint with Laura, bring two forms of ID and exact cash or a check made payable to HUUSD for $12.00.
  3. Next you will need make an appointment to be fingerprinted at the Sheriff’s office- 223-3001. You will need two forms of ID there also. Fingerprints cost $25.
If you have already gone through a background ad fingerprinting process for work or travel (maybe you work at a school, or for a police department, or are TSA approved, etc…) then get proof to that you have cleared and fulfilled these requirements to Laura, and that can take the place of submitting background and fingerprint checks.


Save the Date!  Wednesday, Sept 27th for the Fall Walk $ Roll to School Day.  Gathering at 7AM at Rusty Parker Park, and we will head off to CBMS by 7:15AM latest.  


HUUSD SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER VACANCY - DUXBURY - HUUSD has a Duxbury vacancy on their board to be filled immediately. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, stating why they would like to serve and what contributions they would like to bring to the Board, to Brigid Nease, Superintendent, either by US mail (HUUSD, 340 Mad River Park, Suite 7, Waitsfield, VT 05673) or email (bnease@wwsu.org). Once all letters are received, the Board will review, set up interviews, and ultimately vote as a Board to fill the seat. This seat would run from now to March 2018, at which time, Duxbury would elect someone to complete the term of the former board member, which expires in March 2019.  Deadline for receipt of letters: September 15, 2017.


Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • Sept 12- Chris Waddell "Nametags" Assembly for grades 5-8- one-revolution.org/ 
  • Sept 20- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in HUHS Library
  • Rosh Hashanah- begins sundown on Sept 20 and ends at sundown on Sept 22
  • Sept 22- Grades 7/8 Dance @ Ice Center- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Sept 27- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in HUHS Library
  • Sept 28- Back 2 School Night @ CBMS- 6:15-8:15pm
  • Yom Kippur- sundown on Sept 29 to sundown on Sept 30

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sept 1

CBMS PTO meeting this coming Tuesday, Sept 5th, beginning at 6:30PM in the CBMS Library.  All are welcome!  More information on your PTO can be found at this link.

Direct Communication @ CBMS - If and when issues come up that you want to address with CBMS staff members, the best way to do that is to "go straight to the source."  For instance, if the issue is something that happened in the math classroom, contact the math teacher directly.  E-mail is a great way to contact us.  If the issue is not resolved at the source, feel free to contact either Stephanie Hudak or Tom Drake, the CBMS principals.  If you are going to err, err on the side of communicating too much versus not enough...we can't make things right if we don't know what needs to be addressed.



Art Wish List - A Community of Artists
Visit the CBMS Art Blog: http://studio-learning.blogspot.com/

Dear Parents, Students, Teachers and Staff,

The art room at Crossett Brook is a working art studio, where students approach art and the art world in a manner similar to practicing artists - identifying ideas and projects, learning new skills and techniques, practicing with materials and tools, developing individual style and voice, and evaluating both process and product.

Here is a wish-list of items needed to help support our work:

Newspaper
Magazines
Old Crayons
Beeswax
Paraffin
Wallpaper sample books
Yarn
Balloons! all sizes
Fabric – scraps and yardage
Ribbon/string
Spools of thread
Embroidery floss
Stuffing
Pins/needles
Buttons
Beads
Cardboard tubes (paper towel tubes, wrapping paper tubes)
Bottle tops, jar lids
Dress form/manikin
Clean plastic containers (yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese)
Dry cleaning plastic bags
Sewing machine in working order
Small wood scraps
Pliers. nails, hammer - other hand tools
Wood carving tools
Vice, clamps
Rolls of newsprint or other paper
Mat board scrap
Wallpaper sample books
Hairstyle books
Blender for papermaking
Aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap
Corrugated cardboard
Old but clean socks
Old Blankets/Polar fleece
Sheep fleece/wool (I can wash it if it is right off the sheep!)
Discarded stuffed animals that nobody loves anymore
Artificial flowers
Solid colored bed sheets, especially WHITE!
Interesting finds you think we can use
Small boxes
Artificial flowers
Wire hangers
Old pillow cases

**If there is a remote possibility we can do something with it, then send it...we are VERY creative. If we can't use it, we'll either find someone who can, or we will recycle or toss it lovingly.

Thank You!
~Nan
Nan Hathaway
CBMS Art Teacher - nhathaway@wwsu.org






Vermont Agency of Education - Back to School Blackboard- some interesting facts and figures about Vermont's public schools.  Click here.





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Clip 'em and send 'em in, please!


Soccer Schedules for 7th and 8th grade soccer can be found at this link.



Lost lunch box - like the one in this photo.  If your child brought it home by mistake, please return it to the CBMS office.


Ticks and Lyme Disease
Fall season is approaching and ticks are active. Lyme disease is spread by deer ticks, which are found in our area. Deer ticks live in grassy, wooded, brushy areas and can be very small (see picture below). Ticks typically must be attached for 36 hours or longer to spread lyme disease; promptly removing ticks can prevent infection. Lyme disease can affect your skin, heart, nerves, and joints. Lyme disease can be effectively treated with antibiotics. However, not all tick bites require antibiotics. The American Academy of Pediatrics issues guidelines as to when treat tick bites so that children are not exposed to unnecessary antibiotics.



After a tick has been attached and removed, a person often experiences redness where the tick was attached. This is from the tick's saliva while it was attached and is a normal reaction. It can be compared to when a person gets bitten by a deer fly and has a large red area where the fly bite occurred.

Read below for tips, from the Vermont Department of Health, that can help you deal with ticks:

While outdoors

  • As much as possible, avoid high grass and bushy areas; stay on hiking trails.
  • Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts to minimize skin exposure to ticks.
  • Tuck your pants into your socks to form a barrier to tick attachment.
  • Wear light-colored clothing to help see ticks on your clothing.
  • Check for ticks, looking particularly for what may look like nothing more than a new freckle or speck of dirt, and remove ticks promptly (see reverse page).

After you come inside

  • Check your or your child’s body for ticks, and remove them promptly. Pay special attention to the head, armpits, and groin area.
  • Showering within a few hours of being outside may also be helpful.

The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites.


It is okay if the tick's head is not removed. Lyme disease is contained in the tick's stomach. As long as the body is removed from the head, lyme disease cannot be transmitted. If the head is not removed, a person's body will expel the head in a few days.

The rash associated with Lyme Disease has a bullseye appearance. If you notice this type of rash, it should be evaluated right away.

For more information on Lyme Disease and how to prevent it, please visit the Vermont Department of Health and the AAP Healthy Children website





Ponderable:  "It’s hard enough for adults to sit back and let teens make decisions. It’s even harder to sit back when you are sure that what they are about to do is a mistake or likely to fail. Yet this is what you must do… It’s okay to let them skin their knees, but not break their necks. If the decision they are about to make represents a real danger, then you should obviously step in. But if it’s not dangerous, step back. It’s okay to give a warning or offer advice – but if they aren’t listening or interested in your opinion, don’t push it." Dan Appleman in Developing Teen Leadership: A Practical Guide for Youth Groups, Teachers, and Parents.

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • Sept 4- Labor Day- no school today
  • Sept 5- PTO meeting- 6:30- CBMS Trish Feld Library
  • Sept 7/8- Team Prodigy to Little River State Park- depart at 1:15 on Sept 7, return at 2pm on Friday
  • Sept 20- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in HUHS Library
  • Rosh Hashanah- begins sundown on Sept 20 and ends at sundown on Sept 22
  • Sept 22- Grades 7/8 Dance @ Ice Center- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Sept 27- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in HUHS Library
  • Sept 28- Back 2 School Night @ CBMS- 6:15-8:15pm
  • Yom Kippur- sundown on Sept 29 to sundown on Sept 30

Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug 25

The CBMS Website is the place to go for info on:
  • Supply Lists for all core teams and PE
  • 17/18 Calendar
  • Free/Reduced Meals application and Cougar Cafe menus (Aug-Sept will be online soon!)
  • Club Cougar registration form
  • E-bus note form (no need to send hard copy notes!)
  • E-Absence form 
  • And more...bookmark this site!

"Start of School Packets" will be coming home in the 'backpack express' on the first day of school.


The Y Pod, the CBMS after-school program coordinated by the Y, opens on the first day of school- Monday, August 28th.  More info on this program can be found here.  To register your child, see the link on the CBMS Homepage.  Questions can be directed to director Marc Grimes at mgrimes@wwsu.org 


17/18 Music calendar is now finalized - click here


Fall Sports
  • Grades 1-6 Soccer- see info below.
  • CBMS Grades 7-8 Soccer- Practices begin next week!  Athletes should have received an e-mail with details last week.  If you did not, contact our athletic director Stephen LaRock at slarock@wwsu.org 
  • Grades 7-8 Cross Country and Field Hockey (in conjuction with HUMS)- parent/athlete meeting is scheduled for this coming Monday at 5:30pm in the HUHS auditorium.  If you have questions, contact HU athletic director Chris Langevin at clangevin@wwsu.org for details.

CBMS is a no "Phones/Personal Devices Space" from 7:30am - 2:30pm. Starting from the first day of school, phones and personal devices that are brought to school will need to be kept in lockers from 7:30am-2:30pm. We instituted this rule in April of 2017, after a valiant but unsuccessful effort to try to incorporate phones and personal devices into the learning at CBMS. Recent research on addition to phones and personal devices has supported this decision, and we are thus heading into the 17/18 school year with this limitation in effect. Consequences for disrespecting this rule include:

  • If school staff see a phone/device during school hours, we will ask your child for it. If he/she gives it over willingly, we will take it to the office and your child can pick it up at 2:30. 
  • If your child gives the staff member a hard time before handing the phone/device over, then the parent will need to pick up the phone/device in the office. 
  • If your child refuses to hand over the phone/device, your child will need to serve an in-school, half day suspension on that school day. 
  • Subsequent refusals to hand over the phone/device will result in increased days of in or out of school suspension. 
All CBMS students will still have access to school-issued technology, including Chromebooks. While it may seem that disallowing personal devices will make it harder to communicate with your child during the school day, you still have two easy and good options on this: 1) Your child’s school e-mail account, and 2) Dona and Shannon in the office are always available via phone and e-mail. We will be continuing to look hard at our approach to this topic as the year unfolds, and we hope to engage student voices in this topic early on in the school year.


Early registration for Waterbury Youth Soccer’s 2017 fall season is open through August 27th, so act now! Please visit www.waterburysoccer.com to register. Registration is $35 per child for the Kindergarten program, $45 per child for 1st-2nd grade program, and $50 per child for the 3rd-6th grade program. Early registration ends Sunday, August 27, 2017. Program fees increase by $10 after this date.  During the registration process, be sure to indicate if you are interested in volunteering as a coach!  Waterbury Youth Soccer is a recreational fall soccer league for players between Kindergarten and 6th grade living in Waterbury, Vermont, and surrounding communities. Please visit our website at www.waterburysoccer.com or Facebook page for important information, including announcements, game schedules and field locations. If you know a family that has not participated in our program, please pass this information to them so they can get started. If you do not want to receive future e-mails related to Waterbury Soccer let us know and we will remove you from this e-mail distribution. Waterbury Youth Soccer is affiliated with the Vermont Soccer Association.

The E-Community Bulletin Board has information on Auditions and Enrollment for “A Christmas Carol” at Barre Opera House.  “A Christmas Carol" is happening in central Vermont at the Barre Opera House on December 21, 22. Actors, singers, dancers of all ages are invited to join the cast alongside a Broadway veteran who will play Scrooge.  click here for more details.


Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • August 28th- First Day of School for all CBMS students- 7:45AM, with dismissal beginning at 2:30PM
  • August 28th- MS Sports meeting for Cross Country and Field Hockey- HU Auditorium- 5:30pm
  • August 30th- Team Quest to Reservoir- 9:45-2
  • August 31st- Team Titan potluck- 5PM @ Hope Davey Park
  • September 1st- Team Titan to Reservoir- 8-2:15
  • September 4th- Labor Day- No School 2day