Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jan 25

Alice in Wonderland comes to the CBMS stage this Friday and Saturday- curtain at 7PM each night.  Prices are $8 for adults and $2 for students under 18. Children 5 and under are free.  The Theatre program here at CBMS is self-supporting, so ticket income helps us fund next years' show. Thank you for your support!
Weather delays/cancellations:  The weather of late has certainly made for a good number of after-school cancellations.  Please note that if Harwood cancels after-school activities, that does not automatically mean that CBMS will.  We will use AlertNow for widespread changes (for example, the cancellation of all after-school activities), and more directed methods for specific cancellations (for example, if we cancel a basketball game we might have those athletes communicate this home directly).  If you don't hear anything, you can assume that it will be "business as usual".
CBMS Absence List grows!  Tis the season for over-worked and over-scheduled young adolescents to be vulnerable to germs of all sorts.  We see a good number of tired Cougars dragging in on Monday mornings.  Do consider a "rest weekend" now and again, as missing a game, a party, a practice and sleeping in might just be the trick your learner needs to really let the learning light shine during the school week!


Why do Cougars Compost?  Highfields Center for Composting estimates that CBMS will compost as much as 27,000 lbs of food scraps in a given school year. Diverting this amount of food scraps to composting will achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reduction equivalent to not burning about 1,300 gallons of gasoline and provide fertility enough to supply 200 people with a growing season’s worth of vegetables! But that’s not all, composting helps to:

  • Reduce Solid Waste; over 30% of VT’s total solid waste is food scraps
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce toxic leachate from landfills and improve water quality
  • Diversify farm income and create jobs
  • Build healthy soil and reduce reliance on & use of chemical fertilizers
  • Build community sense of participation and increase self reliance and the social capital of the Mad & Winooski River areas
  • Keep resources and dollars local
  • Increase soil & food security
Local Filmmakers Share Their Latest Production- This Weekend to Assist Flood-Recovery Effort- Waterbury Center's award-winning filmmaker and farmer George Woodard  and film producer Gerianne Smart of Pasture Productions will host two special screenings of their film "The Summer of Walter Hacks" this weekend. All proceeds from the showings at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury will benefit ReBuild Waterbury (RBW).  The suggested donation is $5 at the door, but any and all donations are welcome with 100% going to ReBuild Waterbury.  Shot entirely in Vermont with Vermont actors and a score composed and performed by Vermont musicians, "Walther Hacks" is described as appropriate for ages 10 and up. A short description: Back in 1952, every country boy’s summer was supposed to be idyllic – but 11-year-old Walter is forced to grow up fast on his father’s farm. Walter and his older brother Clifford work hard, though Walter finds unexpected intrigue and adventure with his bicycle, his cowboy hat and his sidekick Margaret.


More details about the film can be found at www.pastureproductions.com
ReBuild Waterbury is a project of non-profit Revitalizing Waterbury to help homeowers who suffered flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene last August. Many reconstruction projects are not yet fnished and RBW is working to assist residents to rebuild so they can return home as soon as possible. Learn about or make a tax-deductible donation to ReBuild Waterbury at www.rebuildwaterbury.org

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