Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cougar Comments- June 25

Team Titan on WCAX!- http://www.wcax.com/story/14892254/students-learn-environmental-impact-of-recycling

Congratulations to the 5/6 Harwood Lacrosse team for a fantastic season!  The young team made it to the semi-finals after defeating Hinesburg/Charlotte last weekend.  In the semifinals, played at the Middlebury Alumni Stadium, they beat Middlebury in triple overtime.  The finals were held on Sunday and while the team lost to St. Albans on the scoreboard, the team was victorious in their positive, winning spirit.   Thanks to coaches Lorne Thomsen and Mark Garrand!!

Supply Lists for the coming school year:

PE Classes
All students will need sneakers (with non-marking soles) that lace up and tie snugly (NO SKATE SHOES!). In Winter, all students will also need outdoor clothing including boots, coat, hat and gloves or mittens.  7th & 8th graders will need gym shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt to change into for all classes.

Team Dream
  • Assignment Book (with subjects listed) (can be purchased at school)
  • Scientific Calculator (Texas Instruments)
  • Pencils/Erasers
  • System to Keep & Organize Class Papers--such as binder with pocket folders or some other organizational method
  • 3-Ring Binder for Math (1.5 - 2 inch) with Lined / Plain White Paper
Items for Home:
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Atlas
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Protractor
  • Lined paper
  • Colored Pencils/Markers

Team Wizards
  • Pencils and erasers (lots of these!!!)
  • Three 1-inch binders (different colors if possible)
  • One 2-inch binder for math
  • Lined paper with holes
  • Four sets of dividers with tabs (a set is four dividers)
  • Assignment book (these can be purchased at school)
  • Scientific calculator –Texas Instruments TX-30 or similar model (can be purchased at Kinney Drugs or Staples)
  • Composition notebook for Language Arts
  • Independent reading book for first day of school
  • Please no Trapper Keepers (zip up binders)
Some items you will need to have at home are:
  • A dictionary
  • Colored pencils
  • Atlas
  • Flash Drive (not Scan disk)

Team Quest
  • One Three Ring Binder
  • 5 folders to clip in the binder.  (One of these will be for homework, and we hope it can sometimes be brought back and forth to school without the binder)
  • 2 one-subject notebooks (for L.A. and Social Studies)
  • Calculator (does not need to be a scientific calculator)
  • Pencils (Lots of them for home and school)
  • Assignment book (these can be purchased at school)
  • A book to read at school (The Waterbury Library can be a great resource for these)
  • Pencil case to clip into your binder.  We have extras of these that are also available to students for the year.
  • Set of 8 Thin Markers for Math
Some items you will need to have at home are:
  • Markers and/or colored pencils/ crayons
  • Dictionary
  • Scissors

Team Prodigy
  • Pencils
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Binder for each core class (4 total)
  • Calculator for math (Graphing Calculator for Algebra students- TI84 or higher)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Rulers
  • Dictionary for home
  • Flash drive (not Scan disk)

 Team Titan
All Subjects
Pen and pencil
Pencil case
Lined paper
Flash drive (not Scan disk)

1 1/2 in. 3 ring binder
Metric ruler

Language Arts
1 1/2 in.  3 ring binder
6 dividers
Lined paper
3x5 cards—lined
Composition book (marbled cover and stitched binding)
Highlighter and different colored pen for editing

Social Studies
1 1/2 in. 3 ring binder
Lined paper
Two pocket folder

7th & 8th Grade Math
TI-30 calculator (Calculators will no longer be provided in class)
2 in. 3 ring binder

TI-83 calculator or higher
2 in. 3 ring binder

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cougar Comments- June 11


CBMS Yearbooks- We will hand out yearbooks this Tuesday.  We still have 20 left- $25 for a book.  If you want to purchase, send your child to the office to enquire.  

CBMS Walking-Biking Wednesday- June 15th! If your Middle Schooler would like to join Ms. Houston, Mr. Stevenson, and Mr. Drake to walk or bike to CBMS, we will be leaving TBPS at 6:50AM sharp, and the Train Station at 7AM sharp.  What a great way to begin your day!

No late buses from Tuesday, June 14 through Friday, June 17 due to exams at HUHS.

"Recognizing 8th Graders Assembly" on Thursday, beginning at 9:30AM in the CBMS gym...all are welcome!  Graduation for 8th graders is also Thursday, beginning at 5:30PM in the CBMS gym....again, all are welcome!

Friday, June 17th is both Field Day and a noon-dismissal day.

Fall Sports Sign-ups are taking place now (June 9-15)!  Any current 6th or 7th grader who wants to participate in 7th/8th grade soccer, field hockey, or cross country in the fall should sign up in the gym ASAP!  There will be a Fall Sports Meeting for middle school field hockey and cross country participants and parents at Harwood on August 31 (Time TBA). There will be a Fall Sports Meeting for middle school soccer participants and parents at CBMS in August (Date and Time TBA).

School Board Meeting this Tuesday, beginning at 6PM in the TBPS Library.  Agenda:

6:00            I.            CALL TO ORDER and CONFIRM AGENDA

6:05            II.            COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC (Note that additional comments from the
            public will be welcomed throughout the agenda.)

6:10            III.            DISCUSSION (90 minutes)
A. Tax Anticipation Note- Business Mgr
B. Fuel bids- Business Mgr
B. Review financials for any adjustments prior to fiscal year closing
C. District Coordinator role/responsibilities
D. Authorize Payroll Board Orders for coming fiscal year
G. State Farm purchase- Act 250 Update
H. Summer Board Meeting Dates

7:40            IV.            PRINCIPALS REPORT - Board Feedback (10 min)
A.   Written Report and Recommendations

7:50            V.            WWSU REPORTS     (20 minutes)           
B.    Superintendent’s report

8:10            VI.             OTHER BUSINESS (5 minutes)

8:15            VII.            ACTION ITEMS  (10 minutes)           
A.   Board Minutes (5/10/11)
B.    Board Orders
C.   Principal’s report action items

8:25            VIII.              CONFIRM TOPICS FOR NEXT MEETING AGENDA (Date TBD)
Main Topics: “Buy Local” discussion,

8:30            IX.             EXECUTIVE SESSION to discuss personnel issue

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cougar Comments- June 6

Upcoming Dates of Note:

  • Tues, June 7th- CBMS PTO meeting- 7PM 
  • June 14th-17th- No 4:30 or 5:30 Buses
  • Tues, June 14th- School Board meeting- 6:30PM at TB
  • Thursday, June 16th- 8th Grade Recognition Assembly- 9:30 in the CBMS gym
  • Thursday, June 16th- 8th Grade Graduation- 5:30 in the CBMS gym
  • Friday, June 17th- Graduates to Great Escape, Noon Dismissal for those at school
  • Week of June 27th- Report Cards mailed home

Looking for summer camp offerings?  Stowe Summer Camp offerings have just been added to the E-Bulletin Board!

TEENS WANTED!   The Waterbury Public Library is forming a Teen Advisory Group. Have your say in programming, activities, and books for teens, and suggest ideas to help get the Library more “teen friendly”. If you’re interested in joining, please contact michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com, or simply stop by the Library during regular weekday hours. Your participation can count towards required community service and will look great on any resume!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cougar Comments- June 3

Barefoot Truth rocks the house!

Fun Night tonight for grades 5 and 6- 7-9PM!

2nd Waterbury Bike, Walk & Breakfast - Sunday, June 5    8:00 - 9:45 am
Looking for a fun way for you and your family to welcome summer? Please join us at the 2nd Waterbury Bike, Walk & Breakfast on Sunday, June 5 at 8:00 a.m.   At 8:00 a.m. dozens of friends, neighbors, kids, and dogs will meet at Rusty Parker Park in Waterbury.  One group will head off on an easy 5-mile, family-friendly bike ride along River Road.  (All bikers must wear a helmet.)  Another group will take a leisurely 2-mile walk (strollers welcome!) along the grassy trail behind the State Complex.  Still others can  go for a run.  At 9 :00 AM everyone will return to the Rusty Parker Park gazebo for a delicious free breakfast provided by Waterbury in Motion, a volunteer group that is trying to establish a safe, accessible, and active bike/pedestrian system in Waterbury.  This is a really fun, free community event.  Get exercise, meet nice folks, and nosh!  No RSVP necessary. For more info contact Bill Minter at 345-5728.

The Waterbury Rapids Swim Team is holding summer registration at the Waterbury Recreation building Friday, June 10, 6-7:30 and at Kids’ Fest at Rusty Parker Memorial Park Saturday, June 11, 9:30-11. We are a parent-run team with an emphasis on fun and individual improvement in the water. The first day of practice is June 20 at 5PM at the Waterbury town pool. Contact Carol Baitz, President, at 244-1895, for more information. Find a registration form and read more about our team at www.waterburyrapids.com.

CBMS OMers Place 8th at World Finals!
Crossett Brook's Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the OM World Finals at the University of Maryland this past weekend and ranked 8th out of 64 teams in their category. It was the best finish ever for this team and the third-best of the 24 Vermont teams that competed at world's. The CBMS team finished second at the state tournament where it also won the top creativity honor, the Ranatra Fusca trophy. Team members are seventh graders Quincy Alves, Nina Brundage, Zoe Kravitz, Lillie Miller, Emma Russo and eighth grader Claire Brundage. Margot Rathke, grade 7, worked with the team through the state competition in March.
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students from kindergarten through college. Approximately 850 teams from across the United States and at least a dozen other countries took part in World Finals this year. Teams choose from a list of problems to solve, work during the school year on their solution, and present their solutions at local and state contests. Winners qualify to compete at World Finals.
Crossett Brook teams have had great success at our state competition and have been represented at World Finals for nearly a decade. But, as students move on, we need to organize more new teams to keep the program thriving. Summaries of the problems for 2011-12 are available at http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/ and much information is at the Vermont website: http://vt.odysseyofthemind.org/
Teams typically have 5-7 student members and one or two volunteer coaches. An OM team needs members who are creative; like to design and build things; enjoy art, acting and maybe even singing; like working with a group; and especially enjoy a challenge. Want to know more? Contact coaches Holly Alves (244-5262) and Lisa Scagliotti (244-1444); hollyalves@hotmail.com or lscagliotti@comcast.net. Watch for an OM presentation for next year in early September.