Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 25

Date change, again- Walk/Bike to school day- the new date is Wednesday, June 6th.  7AM at Rusty Parker Park.  Waterbury Sports is now giving free bike safety inspections anytime.  Just ask for the "Walk & Ride to School Safety Inspection."



CBMS Volleyball Club will meet 3 more nights this year.  It's not too late to give it a try!  Tuesdays, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12 from 5-7pm.  Open to all CBMS students.  No cost.













Harwood Community Pathway Showcase and Celebration - Have you been hearing about "Flexible Pathways", "Work Based Learning" or "Community Pathways"? Do you wonder what this is? If you would like to learn more; come join us for a Community Pathways Showcase and Celebration.

Who should attend?
● Middle and high school students and parents who are curious about how internships,
independent studies and employment can fit into their high school plan
● Business and community representatives who want to learn more about partnering with students
● Educators and policymakers interested in exploring models of Flexible Pathway partnerships

Hear about the experiences Harwood Students and their community partners. We will explore the connection students are making with the Harwood Graduate Expectations; connecting "real world" learning with content proficiencies.

When? Tuesday, June 5th from 5:00-6:45 PM
Where? The Harwood Union Library

Refreshments will be served

Contact Ellen Berrings (eberrings@wwsu.org) with questions. RSVPs appreciated but not required



HUMS XC Adventure Running Camp will be held at Harwood over two weeks.  First week: July 2nd through July 6th, 2018 / Second week: July 10th though July 14th, 2018.  Camp hours: 9am – 11am.  Fee: $200.  Paid registration must be received by June 1st to secure your spot. If you are planning to attend, please email me (VCAcupuncture@gmail.com) and I will send you a camp registration form - Please mail your registration in, with a check securing your spot.
Fee: $200 Check, payable to: Lou Bevacqui.  92 South Main Street, Suite 3.  Waterbury Vermont 05676


Frequently Asked Questions:Q:  If I’m not a MS runner will this still be fun for me?
A: I am calling for any and all athletes, as well as kids who are just looking to have fun and push themselves a bit… sorry there is that! The main goals of HUMS XC stand: have fun, develop a love for running, and achieve your individual goals!

Q: Is it okay that I miss some days during the two weeks?
A: It’s summer camp. Summers are supposed to be fun (vacations, swimming, the occasional trip to the island of well… wherever). I would love to have you for all the days, and the more days you attend, the better pre-season shape you can get into for whatever sport you play, but it is not a requirement to attend every day of camp in order to participate.

Q: Can I sign up for only one week?
A: This is a two-week camp, and I can only take 20-25 kids because of coaching and staff. Your athlete can come for as many days as they like, but you will be charged $200 for attending. I am taking participants on a first come first served basis. All participants must register for two weeks, with the full fee of $200 paid with your registration to hold your spot.

Important: Don’t let finances be the thing! The camp is priced to be affordable, but if you have a problem with the fee, please don’t let that be a reason not to sign-up. Reach out to me and we will figure it out. You can email me at VCAcupuncture@gmail.com if you have any questions.




Learn about JUULs

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • May 28- Memorial Day- No School Today
  • May 29- PBL/Community Engagement event @ HUHS- 4:30pm
  • June 1- Step Up Day 
  • June 2- Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole 5k run- Essex Fairgrounds- 10AM start
  • June 4- CBMS Jazz Band to Discover Jazz Festival
  • June 4- "Step Up Night" for parents of next year's 9th graders- HUHS- 6-7:30
  • June 5- Harwood Community Pathway Showcase and Celebration - 5-6:45 @ HUHS
  • June 6- Walk and Roll to School Day- 7AM at Rusty Parker Park
  • June 6- Team Titan to Northwoods Stewardship Center
  • June 8- Team Dream to UVM Ropes Course
  • June 8- Team Prodigy to Jay Water Park
  • June 11- Team Wizards to Reservoir
  • June 12- Team Titan Celebration Night
  • June 13- Team Quest to Reservoir
  • June 13- Team Prodigy Team Dinner
  • June 13- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in the HUHS Library
  • June 14- 8th grade Recognition Assembly- 1pm- CBMS gym
  • June 14- 8th grade Graduation- 5pm- CBMS gym
  • June 15- Great Escape trip for graduates
  • June 15- Last day of school for all students.  Grades 5, 6, and 7 to Waterbury Village Pool.  Noon dismissal.
  • June 18-21- Inservice days for teachers.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 18

CBMS Yearbooks are still on sale! $23.95 for a hardcover or $17 for a paperback copy. Checks can be made out to "CBMS Yearbook".  ONLINE SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED BUT WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING PAPER ORDER FORMS (click here to access) AND CHECKS/CASH!  Yearbooks will be ready for pick up the beginning of June.  Email Shannon Tremblay at stremblay@wwsu.org with any questions.  Remember, for every yearbook we sell, TreeRing will plant a tree! 



Congratulations to our CBMS artists whose work
was selected for display at the
Student Art Show:  
Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Rt 100
Waitsfield VT
May 18 -20, May 24-27, May 31-June 1
Weekdays 5-9 PM
Weekends 12-9 PM
Opening reception for the Student Art Show will
be Friday May 18 from 5-7pm.


Lyric Smith
Olivia Sprague
Maeven Cattanach
Lindsay Wagner
Ella McDonough
Sadie Benson
Ella Cisz
Rivers Siegmann
Thea Andersen
Elizabeth Lord
Maeve Dewey
Lizzie Motch
Tanum Nelson
Jake Bartolomei
Callum MacCurtain
Eamon Langlais
Lincoln Dice
Heidi Heraldsen
Emily Severance
Addison Streeter
Noella Taft
Brianna Forkey
2 Guerrilla artists
and
Everyone who helped with our group weaving!


Challenge Your Young Musicians This Summer!

Vermont Summer Jazz Camp will be held at U-32 from July 30 to August 3.  VSJC is designed to meet the needs of instrumentalists and singers - grades 5 thru 12. The camp will run MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a concert and ice cream social on Friday at 7 p.m. The registration fee of $225 includes all activities, a camp T-shirt, and ice cream social. Early registrations receive a $25 discount. Multiple family registrations also receive a discount. Scholarships are available based on need.  Visit www.vsjc.org for more information and to download an application.


Coder Camp for Girls - day camp – July 16th – 20th  Williston Campus – for girls ages entering 7th – 10th (fall 2018) grades - an experiential hands-on coding camp where girls have a chance to translate their creativity into a computer program of their own design using SCRATCH and other software programs plus visit innovative software development companies and more.   The camp will include free lunches each day, a field trip and many activities!


maths

6 steps to stamp out math anxiety, by Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler is a British education author and is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Boaler is involved in promoting mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms.
  1. Encourage children to play maths puzzles and games. Puzzles and games - anything with dice really - will help kids enjoy maths and develop number sense, which is critically important.
  2. Always be encouraging and never tell kids that they are wrong when they are working on maths problems. Instead, fin the logic in their thinking. For example, if your child multiplies 3 by 4 and gets 7, say, "Oh, I see what you are thinking. You are using what you know about addition to add 3 and 4. When we multiply, we have 4 groups of 3..."
  3. Never associate maths with speed. It is not important to work quickly, and we now know that forcing kids to work quickly on maths is the best way to start maths anxiety for children, especially girls.
  4. Never share with your children the idea that you were bad at maths at school or you dislike it - especially if you are a mother. Researchers found that as soon as mothers shared that idea with their daughters, their daughters' achievement went down.
  5. Encourage number sense. What separates high and low achievers is having an idea of the size of numbers an being able to separate and combine numbers flexibly. For example, when solving 29 + 56, if you take one from the 56 and make it 30 + 55, it is much easier to work out.
  6. Perhaps most important of all: Encourage a "growth mindset" to let students know that they have unlimited maths potential and that being good at maths is all about working hard. When they tell you something is hard for them or they have made a mistake, tell them 'That's wonderful - your brain is growing!'



HUUSD School Board May 9 Meeting update

Dear members of our six town community,
At our last meeting on May 9, 2018, the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board toured Crossett Brook Middle School (CBMS) and Harwood Union Middle School (HUMS) before meeting in the Harwood Union High School Library, voting multiple times to recess and reconvene in the various locations. We also took action on the six (6) items below:
  1. We approved previous meeting minutes with edits
  2. We approved multiple board warrants
  3. We re-scheduled the May 16 5:30 pm executive session regarding superintendent evaluation to comprise of two executive sessions on May 16 from 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm to review feedback from the various stakeholders, and on May 23 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm to deliberate and develop next steps.
  4. We added two new board meeting dates to support the Moretown Administrator hiring committee process and timely board approval for committee recommendations. The dates are May 30 at 5:30 pm and June 6 at 5:30 pm, and may be cancelled if not needed.
  5. We voted to request legal advice from the district’s attorney on the board’s public comment policy and guidelines, including recent and future enforcement.
  6. We approved changes recommended by the central office with respect to health benefit administration for teachers and staff. Changes allow the district to offer prescription drug cards and pay for first dollar on prescription drugs until the deductible is met, and eliminate the policy of prorating said benefits for partial year employment.
At this meeting, the board entered into an executive session to deliberate on teacher/staff contract issues, after which we voted to approve #6 above.
It is our hope to send updates and previews of each HUUSD Board meeting in the future. Thank you for your continued support and engagement. Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 16 from 6 - 9:30 pm and will start with a tour of the Harwood Union High School. The remainder of the meeting will be held in the Harwood Union High School library. 
You can visit wwsu.org for board agendas and minutes, and watch past meetings at https://mrvtv.com/category/school-board-meetings/

Respectfully,

The HUUSD Board 

Christine Sullivan (Waitsfield)  *Chair
Caitlin Hollister (Waterbury)  *Vice Chair
Alycia Biondo (Warren)
Jill Ellis (Fayston)
Gabe Gilman (Moretown)
Peter Langella (Moretown)
Garett MacCurtain (Duxbury)   
Maureen McCracken (Waterbury)
Theresa Membrino (Fayston)
Melissa Phillips (Waterbury)
Torrey Smith (Duxbury)   
Alexandra Thomsen  (Waterbury)
Rosemarie White (Warren)
Rob Williams (Waitsfield) 


Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • May 23- HUUSD School Board meeting- 6pm @ HUHS 
  • May 24- Spring Band Concert- grades 5-8- 7:00pm 
  • May 28- Memorial Day- No School Today
  • June 1- Step Up Day 
  • June 2- Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole 5k run- Essex Fairgrounds- 10AM start
  • June 4- CBMS Jazz Band to Discover Jazz Festival
  • June 4- "Step Up Night" for parents of next year's 9th graders- HUHS- 6-7:30
  • June 5- Walk and Roll to School Day- 7AM at Rusty Parker Park
  • June 6- Team Titan to Northwoods Stewardship Center
  • June 8- Team Dream to UVM Ropes Course
  • June 8- Team Prodigy to Jay Water Park
  • June 11- Team Wizards to Reservoir
  • June 12- Team Titan Celebration Night
  • June 13- Team Quest to Reservoir
  • June 13- Team Prodigy Team Dinner
  • June 13- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm in the HUHS Library
  • June 14- 8th grade Recognition Assembly- 1pm- CBMS gym
  • June 14- 8th grade Graduation- 5pm- CBMS gym
  • June 15- Great Escape trip for graduates
  • June 15- Last day of school for all students.  Grades 5, 6, and 7 to Waterbury Village Pool.  Noon dismissal.
  • June 18-21- Inservice days for teachers.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 11

Come Under the Sea to be Part of Our World at CBMS's production of The Little Mermaid, Jr!  65 actors in grades 5-8 will delight audiences in a show that runs just about 1 hour. Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at 7pm.  CBMS Cougar cafetorium.  Admission by donation.



On Friday, May 11th, CBMS swag will be sold before and after The Little Mermaid, Jr.  We will be selling shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles and our super comfy flannel PJs. Come check out what we've got on hand!


Great to see the number of bike riders pedaling to/from school these days!  A friendly reminder that helmets are required when biking on the CBMS campus.  Thanks for reminding your bike to wear his/her helmet.


Date change- Walk/Bike to school day- the new date is Tuesday, June 5th.  7AM at Rusty Parker Park.


Middle School Volleyball Club for 5th-8th graders​ - Volleyball is the 4th most popular sport in the world and is also the most popular girls high school sport in the United States. It is so popular that many high schools in Vermont are starting to add boys teams, too. Mark your calendars for May 8th from 5-7 PM for the first meeting of the CBMS Volleyball Club. We will have a short organizational meeting for parents and students at the first session, then get on with the fun! All interested HUUSD Middle School boys and girls, grade 5-8, are invited. We also invite parents with volleyball experience to attend. The club will meet every Tuesday from May 8th until the end of the school year, from 5-7pm. Harwood varsity coach David Stapleton, along with varsity players and experienced parents, will focus on teaching the fundamental skills and rules of the game. We also hope to continue to meet in the fall/winter, and to eventually assemble a team to participate in the Chittenden County Middle School March Madness Volleyball League in March/April 2019. Students interested in playing and experienced parents interested in volunteering can contact Dona Culver at dculver@wwsu.org.

GREETINGS, WATERBURY COMMUNITY!  Are you interested in working on the Harwood Union HS bond? Are you interested in working on the HUUSD redesign? Are you interested in contributing to the future of our PK-12 students? Are you interested in the quality of education of our students? The Harwood Unified Union School Board is looking for a Waterbury resident to serve on the district board 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 U.S. 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 that seat. This seat would run from now to March 2019, at which time Waterbury would elect  someone to serve for one year to complete the original board term.  Deadline for receipt of letters: May 14, 2018.


Track Meet for preK-6th graders - The 22nd Annual Kids Track Meet, sponsored by Central Vermont Runners and directed by Dot Helling and Sandy Colvin, will take place at the Montpelier High School track on Friday, June 1!

Registration starts at 5:30. Events begin at 6pm and are FREE to all Central Vermont kids pre-school through 6th grade. The first 250 registrants receive t-shirts. All participants receive finisher medals.

Events include the 50-yard dash; quarter-mile, half-mile and mile run; as well as the long jump and softball throw.

All entrants must have a parent or authorized adult sign the release form. Volunteers are needed to assist. To volunteer or ask a question, please contact Dot Helling at dothelling@gmail.com

Celebrities this year will include Miss Vermont Junior High School, coach Emmanuel Riby-Williams, and possibly Olympian Amanda Pelkey. New this year is George Estes at the track with his burger and hot stand and giveaway running shirts for all participants and their families. These shirts have been donated by various members of Central Vermont Runners and represent events spanning the globe. Pre-event warmup will take place on the infield with Coach Riby-Williams at 5:45 pm. Come one, come all!



Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • May 11- Little Mermaid, Jr on stage- 7pm 
  • May 12- Little Mermaid, Jr on stage- 7pm 
  • May 13- Mother's Day 
  • May 16- Sharenado (school day) 
  • May 17- Sharenado (public) - 5:30-6:30pm 
  • May 17- Spring Chorus Concert- grades 5-8- 7:00pm 
  • May 23- HUUSD School Board meeting- 6pm @ HUHS 
  • May 24- Spring Band Concert- grades 5-8- 7:00pm 
  • May 28- Memorial Day- No School Today

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 4

Come Under the Sea to be Part of Our World at CBMS's production of The Little Mermaid, Jr!  65 actors in grades 5-8 will delight audiences in a show that runs just about 1 hour. Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at 7pm.  CBMS Cougar cafetorium.  Admission by donation.


On Friday, May 11th, CBMS swag will be sold before and after The Little Mermaid, Jr.  We will be selling shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles and our super comfy flannel PJs. Come check out what we've got on hand!


CBMS Staff Appreciation 2018 - Please show your support of the wonderful staff at Crossett Brook Middle School during Staff Appreciation Week!! We are providing a breakfast for the staff on the morning of Friday, May 11th.  Hen Of The Wood has graciously offered to create and serve an egg dish for our loyal staff. We are in need of more items that you can help donate via this link.  Donations can be dropped off in the CBMS office. Anything that does not need to be refrigerated or perishable can be left anytime the week of 5/7. Please be sure breakfast items are delivered before 7AM on Friday, 5/11.

From the Cougar Cafe- the May menu is online at this link. (Please note that CBMS and TBPS are different.)


Bike/Walk to School Day- Wed, May 30th- Waterbury Sports to offer free bike safety inspections anytime before May 30th.  Ask for the Walk & Ride to School Safety Inspection


CBMS Yearbooks are still on sale! $23.95 for a hardcover or $17 for a paperback copy. Checks can be made out to "CBMS Yearbook".  ONLINE SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED BUT WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING PAPER ORDER FORMS (click here to access) AND CHECKS/CASH!  Yearbooks will be ready for pick up the beginning of June.  Email Shannon Tremblay at stremblay@wwsu.org with any questions.  Remember, for every yearbook we sell, TreeRing will plant a tree! 

The last school day for 8th graders will be Thursday, June 14th, with graduation at 5pm that day in the CBMS gymnasium.  On Friday, June 15th, the 8th grade graduates will be heading to The Great Escape for the day, departing at 7AM and returning to CBMS at 7PM.

The last day of school for students in grades 5-7 will be Friday, June 15th, with a noon dismissal on that day.


Middle School Volleyball Club for 5th-8th graders​ - Volleyball is the 4th most popular sport in the world and is also the most popular girls high school sport in the United States. It is so popular that many high schools in Vermont are starting to add boys teams, too. Mark your calendars for May 8th from 5-7 PM for the first meeting of the CBMS Volleyball Club. We will have a short organizational meeting for parents and students at the first session, then get on with the fun! All interested HUUSD Middle School boys and girls, grade 5-8, are invited. We also invite parents with volleyball experience to attend. The club will meet every Tuesday from May 8th until the end of the school year, from 5-7pm. Harwood varsity coach David Stapleton, along with varsity players and experienced parents, will focus on teaching the fundamental skills and rules of the game. We also hope to continue to meet in the fall/winter, and to eventually assemble a team to participate in the Chittenden County Middle School March Madness Volleyball League in March/April 2019. Students interested in playing and experienced parents interested in volunteering can contact Dona Culver at dculver@wwsu.org.


Softball Club for 7th and 8th graders:  FamilyID has the MS Softball Club open for registration at this link: https://www.familyid.com/harwood-union-middlehigh-school/017-clubs-and-activities-and-overnight-field-trips
You MUST be registered on FamilyID to participate, as well as have a current Physical on file. Scott Hunter will be running this club for Harwood.  This club will begin on Monday, April 30th, from 3:30-4:50pm (to make the late buses). From the end of school to 3:30pm, the students should be in the cafeteria or senior cafe working on homework until it's time for practice.   It will run every Monday/Wednesday/Friday at the same time. The Varsity Softball program has agreed to share the field with the MS Club. On instances where there is a game happening that day, I will work with Scott to find another location for the team to workout that day (indoors or at another field not being used). 


Harwood Flexible Pathways Showcase & Celebration- June 5th- details here


School Nutrition Employee Week: May 7-11 - Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.  On Friday, May 4, 2018, we will kick off School Nutrition Employee Week (May 7-11) with a bang, when we celebrate the 6th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.  School Lunch Hero Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to recognize the hardworking professionals in your school cafeterias.  SNA has partnered with author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, of the “Lunch Lady” book series, to remind everyone—directors, managers, parents, students, and school staff—that school nutrition employees are superheroes that deserve some recognition.  You can check out Jarrett Krosoczka’s Ted Talk about School Lunch Hero Day by clicking here!


An interesting read - Jazz improv and your brain: The key to creativity?  click here to access


Title: HUUSD Board April 25 meeting highlights

Dear members of our six town community,
At our last meeting on April 25, 2018, the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board took action on eight (8) items:
  1. We voted on a matter related to public comment (to see public comment rules adopted by the board in September 2017, check this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CnCi91iUWMtHYXwV1Yy6RCagvlt7FSpR/view)
  2. We voted to approve the minutes from April 11, 2017 meeting with noted edits.
  3. We voted to accept board warrants which had been pre-approved according to board process.
  4. We asked the Central Office to create HUUSD-board-specific email addresses for all board members.
  5. We discussed including a code of ethics, code of conduct, a feedback mechanism, and feedback skills for all board members at the next board retreat.
  6. We voted to include into official board minutes the letters of finding from the Office of the Attorney General and from the State Auditor regarding complaints filed about alleged actions of school district employees and school board members.
  7. We voted to approve the reassignment of Duane Pierson to the Assistant Principal for Harwood Middle School, and to open a search for the Moretown Elementary School Principal position.
  8. We voted to schedule a follow up executive session for the purpose of Superintendent evaluation on May 16 at 5:30 – 6:30 pm, after which our board meeting will continue in open session.
At this meeting, the board entered into two executive sessions related to: 1) the hiring of the administrator at Harwood Union High School/Middle School and 2) superintendent evaluation

In addition, the board was given refresher training on Open Meeting Law (OML)/Public Records by Sue Ceglowski, legal counsel at the Vermont School Board Association VSBA. This was helpful and important information, and was specifically put on the agenda in response to allegations made against the board. (Note the meeting was originally scheduled for winter 2018 but had to be rescheduled due to the presenter being ill).

You can watch the full meeting at: https://mrvtv.com/345134-2/

It is our hope to send updates and previews of each HUUSD Board meeting in the future. Thank you for your continued support and engagement. Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 9 from 6 - 9:30 pm. Time will be spent touring Crossett Brook Middle School (CBMS) and Harwood Union Middle School (HUMS), and the remainder of the meeting will be held in the Harwood Union High School library. 
Visit wwsu.org for board agendas and minutes, and watch past meetings at https://mrvtv.com/category/school-board-meetings/

Respectfully,
The HUUSD Board 
Christine Sullivan (Waitsfield)  *Chair
Caitlin Hollister (Waterbury)  *Vice Chair
Alycia Biondo (Warren)
Jill Ellis (Fayston)
Gabe Gilman (Moretown)
Peter Langella (Moretown)
Garett MacCurtain (Duxbury)   
Maureen McCracken (Waterbury)
Theresa Membrino (Fayston)
Melissa Phillips (Waterbury)
Torrey Smith (Duxbury)   
Alexandra Thomsen  (Waterbury)
Rosemarie White (Warren)
Rob Williams (Waitsfield) 


GREETINGS, WATERBURY COMMUNITY!  Are you interested in working on the Harwood Union HS bond? Are you interested in working on the HUUSD redesign? Are you interested in contributing to the future of our PK-12 students? Are you interested in the quality of education of our students? The Harwood Unified Union School Board is looking for a Waterbury resident to serve on the district board 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 U.S. 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 that seat. This seat would run from now to March 2019, at which time Waterbury would elect  someone to serve for one year to complete the original board term.  Deadline for receipt of letters: May 14, 2018.


Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • May 4- Vermont Arbor Day 
  • May 4 & 5- LCDA Children's Honor Choir Festival 
  • May 8- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30pm 
  • May 9- Brainado Day #5 
  • May 9- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm @ HUHS 
  • May 11- Little Mermaid, Jr on stage- 7pm 
  • May 12- Little Mermaid, Jr on stage- 7pm 
  • May 13- Mother's Day 
  • May 16- Sharenado (school day) 
  • May 17- Sharenado (public) - 5:30-6:30pm 
  • May 17- Spring Chorus Concert- grades 5-8- 7:00pm 
  • May 23- HUUSD School Board meeting- 6pm @ HUHS 
  • May 24- Spring Band Concert- grades 5-8- 7:00pm 
  • May 28- Memorial Day- No School Today

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 27


From CBMS Nurse Marilyn Geiger:  Happy Spring Crossett Brook Families!  At last some warm weather is starting to make an appearance, and along with that comes increased tick exposure. Avoiding tall brushy areas and doing a careful check after outdoor play are good measures to reduce the chance of a tick bite. For more detailed information on tick exposure please contact Marilyn for a free booklet from the Vermont Department of Health.  mgeiger@wwsu.org


Yearbooks are on sale! $23.95 for a hardcover or $17 for a paperback copy. Use this link to place an order using a credit card, or fill out this order form and return with payment to Shannon Tremblay. Checks can be made out to CBMS Yearbook. Yearbooks will be ready for pick up the beginning of June. Email Shannon Tremblay at stremblay@wwsu.org with any questions. Remember, for every yearbook we sell, TreeRing will plant a tree!


Parents of 7th Graders - Lift-Up Letter Project deadline coming up!  Thanks for taking the time to participate, and for encouraging your family members and those close to your 7th-grader, to do so as well. Letter to Parents 2018   Jen Hempey, School Counselor

8th Grade Parents (this was e-mailed to your 8th grader's CBMS account as well) Each year, the American Legion sponsors awards that are handed out at the 8th Grade Recognition Assembly. The application for these awards require written essays, with a deadline for submission of June 5th. Details can be found on this document.

Before Spring Break, Hannah's House presented Dr. Paul Foxman, author of "The Worried Child - Recognizing Anxiety in Kids & Teens and Helping Them Cope".  This session was taped by MRTV- click here to access.  

Do you have a 4th grader going to CBMS next year, and interested in playing a band instrument?  There will be a demo/sign up night at CBMS, would feature a quick demo of available instruments followed by instrument try outs.  An Ellis Music company representative be on hand to get parents signed up with instrument rentals. Instruments to be delivered to CBMS in late August, before school starts.   Monday 6/4, demo night at CBMS Cafeteria, 2 sessions at 5:45 and 6:30 PM 

The Harwood Varsity Boys' and Girls' basketball coaches will be offering a basketball camp for all 2nd through 9th graders (as of fall 2018) The camp will run the week of 6/25-6/29 at Harwood Union High School. Each camp will be capped at 30 participants. Early drop off and/or late pick up is available from 7:30-5:00.  Campers will attend the camp for the grade entering in August of 2018
8:00-11:00 2nd - 4th grade boys and girls
11:00-2:00 5th - 9th grade girls
2:00-5:00 5th - 9th grade boys
If you would like an camp application, click here or email Tommy Young at tyoung@wwsu.org

Pasta Dinner to help out the Wallace Family - The Wallace Farm, along with Rosina and Kay, has been an integral part of the Waterbury Community for decades.   On April 1 they tragically lost their home, barns and livestock in a fire. The Waterbury Fire Department and other local organizations would like to help by pulling our community together and raise some funds for them.  Let’s get them back home.

SUNDAY APRIL 29
WATERBURY FD
43 SOUTH MAIN ST WATERBURY
SEATING 4:30, 5:30, 6:30
PLEASE RSVP WITH YOUR SEATING TIME
AND NUMBER ATTENDING
Click here to sign up online
or call 244-5729 to make a reservation
WALK-INS ARE WELCOME
$10 ADULTS, $5 STUDENTS, FAMILY OF FOUR $25
PAY AT THE DOOR

Got outdated prescription drugs hanging around your house? This Saturday is a Vermont Drug Take Back Day. Details are here.

8th Grade Parents- The Harwood Booster Club is looking for new members.  Details can be found here.  


Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • May 2- Brainado Day #4 
  • May 4- Vermont Arbor Day 
  • May 4- LCDA Children's Honor Choir Festival 
  • May 8- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30pm 
  • May 9- Brainado Day #5 
  • May 9- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm @ HUHS 
  • May 11- Little Mermaid, Jr on stage- 7pm 
  • May 12- Little Mermaid, Jr on stage- 7pm 
  • May 13- Mother's Day 
  • May 16- Sharenado (school day) 
  • May 17- Sharenado (public) - 5:30-6:30pm 
  • May 17- Spring Chorus Concert- grades 5-8- 7:00pm 
  • May 23- HUUSD School Board meeting- 6pm @ HUHS 
  • May 24- Spring Band Concert- grades 5-8- 7:00pm 
  • May 28- Memorial Day- No School Today