Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9

Parent Conference Sign-Ups.  As of right now, 63% of our parents have signed up for a conference, and our goal is 100%!  On-line sign-ups will remain open through this Saturday, March 10th. Click here to get to the online sign-up page, or visit the CBMS homepage and follow the link.  Note that the password is "cbms".  Alternately, feel free to call the school at 244-6100 to schedule a conference.  Parent conferences will happen in the afternoons/evenings of March 14 and 15. 

Want a parent conference with CBMS art teacher Nan Hathaway?  We just discovered that a technical error didn't allow you to sign up for a slot with Nan, but you can now via the on-line sign-up system!

No School on Friday, March 16th.

- CBMS will have three teams competing in this Saturday's Vermont Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. The tournament is free and open to the public. Consider visiting to cheer on our teams and check out OM firsthand. Our returning 8th grade team is competing in Problem 3 Division 2 "To Be or Not To Be" in Room 106 at 11:38 a.m. Our new 5th grade and 6th grade teams are both competing in Problem 5 "Odyssey Angels." The 5th graders in Div. 1 are in Room 206 at 12:42 p.m. The 6th graders in Div. 2 will be in Room 207 at 9:50 a.m. The schedule is posted in the CVU entryway.

Latest News and Views is now on-line!  Check out what Mrs. Mandigo & Ms. Snyder's classes are doing on page 1. And you'll want to pull out our calendar to save the dates for all of the upcoming concerts, including the Barefoot Truth Concert on March 29th! Kindergarten registration kicks in next Monday. Enjoy all the great pictures and contributions from students!  Go to

The Rockin' Band Barefoot Truth returns to CBMS on Thursday, March 29th for both a school day show for our students and an evening performance for the public.  Doors open at 6PM for the evening show, and you can purchase tickets using PayPal via the link on the CBMS homepage, or by stopping by the CBMS office.  This event is a fundraiser for the CBMS PTO.  Barefoot Truth's website is  Full details of this show can be found by clicking here.


TUESDAY March 13, 2012


6:00 p.m.


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.             BOARD REORGANIZATION
A.   Elect a Chair
B.    Elect a Vice-Chair/Clerk
C.    Appoint 3 WWSU Representatives
D.   Appoint 2 WWEC Representatives from the WWSU appointees
E.    Appoint a Truant Officer
F.    Designate a Newspaper of Record
G.   Set Regular Board Meeting Schedule and Locations
H.   Designate Authority, and Alternate Authority, for Board Orders
I.      Designate Recording Secretary and Stipend
J.     Designate and/or Confirm Board Member Assignments (Maintenance, Policies, Negotiations, other)

6:40            IV.            DISCUSSION (30 minutes)
A. Budget Process- review and confirm process for 12-13

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

7:20            V.            WWSU REPORTS            (30 minutes)           
B.    Superintendent’s report

7:50            VI.             OTHER BUSINESS (5 minutes)

7:55            VII.            ACTION ITEMS  (10 minutes)           
A.   Board Minutes (2/14/12)
B.    Board Orders
C.   Principal’s report action items
D.   Authorize Board Chair to sign teacher contracts before the April 10th contractual deadline for issuance.  These will be ready to sign within the next two weeks. 

8:05            VIII.              CONFIRM TOPICS FOR NEXT MEETING AGENDA (April 10, 2012 @ TBPS)
Main Topics: Review of board goals and Roles/Responsibilities, Delegate Hiring Authority for openings in coming fiscal year, Challenge Initiative effectiveness plan, Uber Plan

8:10            IX.             EXECUTIVE SESSION to discuss personnel issue


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