Sunday, February 5, 2012

Feb 5

Early Release Day this Wednesday! 

Velocity for Boys @ CBMS! Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is proud to announce that Velocity is coming to CBMS this Spring! The goals of the overall program are:
  •  To encourage a healthy, active lifestyle for Middle School boys.
  • To give boys an opportunity to try new fitness activities in a non-competitive, boys-only setting
  • To help boys build confidence and communication skills, as they bond with mentors and other participants
By creating six different activity modules, each with a corresponding lesson, we will give boys a chance to try out an activity without making a major commitment to it. Past activities include mountain biking, break-dancing, fencing, ropes course adventures, frisbee golf, orienteering, hiking and we’re always looking for new activities.  It is our goal to help each boy find at least one activity he really enjoys, and continue with it, remaining active in the future.
This year, we are offering Velocity at eight Vermont schools, including CBMS. Attached you will find a permission form for the overall program, which requests permission regarding transportation to various sites, a photo release, and some emergency contact information. 

The program will tentatively run on Thursdays from 2:30-4:30, beginning April 12th and running through May 24th. The program costs $60 per child, and some scholarship money may be available upon request.  Checks should be made to "Velocity BCBSVT", and sent with the permission slip to the CBMS office. Contact Dan Gratton, the CBMS Velocity coordinator, to learn more… or 244-6100 x122.   This program is limited to 20 participants, on a first-come/first served basis.  Velocity permission slip can be accessed by clicking here

Chill Out Zone at Lunches this week!  As a result of the large number of earned Respectiles lately, students have earned the right to use electronic devices in the Cougar Cafe this week.  If your child is going to bring electronics in, please have a conversation with your child to ensure personal responsibility with their personal digital devices!

Wondering what is being served in the Cougar Cafe?  Menus are always posted online, click here to access the February Cougar Cafe Menu.

Shop at Price Chopper or Shaw's?  Labels for Education helps bring schools supplies and more.  It is easy to register your shopper card, and more information can be found at

On Monday, February 6, 2012, the Main Street Middle School in Montpelier will be hosting a parenting presentation offered by Vicki Hoefle of Parenting On Track. The presentation is free, will run for two hours, and is open to everyone.  Click here for details.

Learn to Type at Home!  Typing Pal is an online typing tutor that CBMS subscribes here to access.

Grades 7/8 Dance this Friday night at CBMS...7-9PM.  $5.

1 comment:

  1. Excited to the responses of the people who will be part of this great news. This will surely benefit everyone who would want to be fit and to learn new skills.

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