Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dec 15

School preparedness- Please note that TBPS and CBMS have comprehensive school preparedness plans, based on the State of Vermont guidelines.  These guidelines can be found by clicking here.  The events on Friday in Newtown, CT provide a stark reminder as to why it is vital for us to continually refresh our school preparedness plan and to always keep safety of all types as a huge priority for our students and staff.  

Use of AlertNow for school delays/closings/emergencies - please note that we use both phone and e-mail when a delay or closing has been determined, or if there is a school emergency that needs to be communicated.  If a delay is called, school will begin 90 minutes late, with AG beginning at 9:15AM.  

For the latest edition of News and Views, click here

Transforming Education in the WWSU- Jan 3, 7PM- note time change.  For more information, click here.  

Message from TBPS Principal Don Schneider: Last week at the Waterbury-Duxbury School Board meeting, I handed in my letter of resignation as principal of Thatcher Brook Primary School at the conclusion of this school year, effective June 30th, 2013. It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of this school community for the past 12 years. I am proud to have been one of many key players over this time that has brought many positive changes to our school. I feel that change is a necessary part of what keeps a school moving forward, and also for me as a professional, and I know that time is now. I will miss the daily interaction with students, parents, and staff members of this wonderful and supportive school community at the conclusion of my final year as principal of TBPS.

Bolton Ski-Ride program-  Community Member Ted Willis is once again offering this program for 5 Wednesdays beginning on January 30th.  The bus will leave CBMS at 2:45, and arrive back at CBMS at 7:30.  This program is open to 5th-8th graders, and it needs at least 15 participants to happen.  Costs include:  Ticket- $90, Bus- $75, Rentals (if needed)- $55, Helmet rental (if needed)- $25, Lesson (optional)- $55.  If you are interested in enrolling your child into this program, please e-mail Courtney Ireland (cireland@wdsdvt.net) by the end of the day on Friday, January 4th.  

The Waterbury Public Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet again on Tuesday, December 18, from 3:30-5 PM. Come and help out the library choose new young adult books, plan programs and activities for teens, and more. Participation in this  group can count towards required community service, or "Change the World" projects, and will look great on a college resume! Snacks provided. For more information contact Michelle at michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com, or 244-7036.

A Family-Centered Mindfulness WorkshopMonday, January 7th from 3:30 to 6:30pm at the Fayston School.  Sponsored By Hannah’s House.  Click Here for more details.


Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is currently being diagnosed across Vermont. The Vermont Department of Health has the most up-to-date information.  Click here to access.  

Free Pertussis Vaccination Clinics
To help you to protect yourself and the babies around you, every District Office is holding a free Tdap vaccination clinic for anyone 11 years and older who has not yet had the vaccine. 
Dec. 19 • Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

No appointment necessary

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