Sunday, October 16, 2011

Oct 16

Meeting this Monday for 5th and 6th grade parents, to hear about the Environmental Education focus for April- Ferry Beach trip and local options.  6PM in the Cougar Cafetorium.

It’s time to start working on Odyssey of the Mind!  Heard of OM but you have no idea what it is? Are you curious to find out more? OM is a fun extra-curricular activity that keeps students busy from fall until March at least. CBMS has one team remaining this year, a group of 8th graders. Come out on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria for a presentation, discussion with coaches and team members, and a little demonstration.  OM 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. The state tournament this year is Saturday, March 10 at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg.   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 and much information is at the Vermont website: 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); or Or just come Tuesday! 

NECAP testing happens during the next 2 weeks, as follows.  As ever, but even more so, please make every effort to send your learner to school well rested and well fed!
  • Tues, Oct 18- Reading part 1 (grades 5-8)
  • Wed, Oct 19- Reading part 2 (grades 5-8)
  • Thurs, Oct 20- Reading part 3 and Math part 1 (grades 5-8)
  • Tues, Oct 25- Math part 2 (grades 5-8)
  • Wed, Oct 26- Math part 3 (grades 5-8) and Writing part 1 (grades 5 and 8)
  • Thurs, Oct 27- Writing part 2 (grades 5 and 8)
Lunch bills in the redCheck out your balance on PowerSchool!  Don't know how to log in?  E-mail Em!

Grades 5/6 Fun NightThis Friday, Oct. 21st, we are having our first Fun Night of the year for grades 5 and 6. The cost is $5.00 per student. We are in need of chaperones and refreshment donations. We must have between 15-20 chaperones in order to supervise the cafeteria, the gym and the movie. If you think you may be able to chaperone and/or send in food or drinks, please indicate on the Fun Night form that is coming home with your child. For more information, please contact Stacy Grandfield,, or 244-4169.

Grades 5-8 One Studio "Hip Hop Halloween Dance" at CBMS- Friday, October 28th- 7-9PM- Grades 5-8...for details, click here.

CBMS Spirit Wear-  Order forms are available in the office for CBMS Spirit Wear...t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and sweatshirts. If you would like to order something, please stop by and pick up an order form and return to the office by Monday, October 17th.

Flu Guide for Parents- click here

Waterbury Skates Back to Life   The Ice Center in Waterbury celebrates its Grand Re-Opening Saturday, October 29th from 5-9 pm.  Come one and all to honor those whose lives have been dramatically altered by flooding and applaud the many who have selflessly given their time, energy and money to help their neighbors in need.  This celebration of community includes a figure skating exhibition, co-ed Varsity hockey competition, food, music and free public skating.  Bring your blades for our grand finale public ‘skate back to life.’  For more information contact Laura Parette (244-7292,

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