Monday, June 18, 2012

June 18

Lunch bills should be cleared of negative balances before school lets out for the summer this Wednesday.  PowerSchool has your latest balance!


Early release day for grades 5-7 this Wednesday, with dismissal beginning at 12:10.  We will be taking bag lunches (for those who will buy lunch) and walking down to the Waterbury Pool for some team building including swimming, kickball, basketball, and capture the flag.  We will be walking back to CBMS, arriving back by noon.

Summer Activities at the Waterbury Library, Seminary Art Center, Waterbury Rapids Swim Club....info on all can be found on our E-Community Bulletin Board.


The CBMS office will be open this summer during normal business hours.  There will be days that the office will be closed for staff vacations, so if you have timely business please call ahead to make sure we will be here.


Upcoming Events of Note


Monday June 18
  • No 4:30 bus today
  • All Day- Team Prodigy off campus (NH)
  • All Day- Team Titan off campus (Burlington)

Tuesday, June 19
  • No 4:30 bus today
  • 9:30- 8th Grade Recognition Assembly- gym
  • 5:30- 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony- gym

Wednesday, June 20
  • All Day- Graduates (formerly known as 8th graders) to Great Escape
  • 12:10- Dismissal for 5th-7th graders
  • 7:09PM- Summer officially begins!

Thursday, June 21
  • 10-Noon and 4-6PM- “Sneak Peak” for next year’s 5th graders- chance for them to come into school and get the lay of the CBMS-land

Friday, June 15, 2012

June 15

Please note that there is no 4:30 bus next Monday or Tuesday.  Any students staying after school, including students in Club Cougar, will need to find a ride home.


Next Wednesday, June 20th, is the last day of school for all grades.  It is an Early Release Day, with dismissal beginning at 12:10.  Grades 5-7 will be walking to the Waterbury Pool that day, so students should dress appropriately.  

We are in the process of replacing the oldest (2003) computers in the classrooms. The retired computers (desktops, no laptops) are ready for giveaway, if anyone is interested! Parents will need to fill out the attached form.


Interested in Summer Art at the Seminary Art Center?  Click here for more information!


Library Books NEEDED DESPERATELY!  Please help your student locate any CBMS library books at home and send them in  ASAP.  Thanks!

2012 Yearbooks have been handed out.  If you are interested in buying them, please send in a $30. check or cash to the office.  

Respect Tiles - We're doing our final "Respect Tile" Round-Up this Friday.  If you have any of the plastic tiles that spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T around your home (particularly the laundry area),  please send them in with your student tomorrow.

LOST & FOUND - Will be displayed next Tuesday and Wednesday at school.  Please stop by and recover lost items!  All items will go to Goodwill on June 21.


Important Dates of Note
Monday June 18
  • No Late Buses this week
  • All Day- Team Prodigy off campus (NH)
  • All Day- Team Titan off campus (Burlington)

Tuesday, June 19
  • 9:30- 8th Grade Recognition Assembly- gym
  • 5:30- 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony- gym

Wednesday, June 20
  • All Day- Graduates (formerly known as 8th graders) to Great Escape
  • 12:10- Dismissal for 5th-7th graders
  • 7:09PM- Summer officially begins!

Thursday, June 21
  • 10-Noon and 4-6PM- “Sneak Peak” for next year’s 5th graders- chance for them to come into school and get the lay of the CBMS-land

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11

PTO Meeting this Tuesday- 6:30PM in the CBMS office.  Y'all come!


Got Library Books?  Send 'em on in!

Sneak Peaks- (note date changes)- Thursday, June 21- 10AM-Noon and 4-6PM.  These are informal opportunities for next year's students/parents to come into the building and simply get the "lay of the land" when the building is quiet and relatively empty.


Equine-Guided Father/ Daughter-or-Son Retreat Day- this Saturday.  Click here for details.  

School Board Meeting- Tuesday, June 12th- 6PM in the TBPS Library
Agenda

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            IV.            DISCUSSION (90 minutes)
A. Ski/Ride Program
B.  Hiring guidelines
C. Tax Anticipation Note
D. Fuel bids
D. 2nd Reading of Policy Packet #2
F. Challenge Initiative update

7:40            IV.            PRINCIPALS REPORT - Board Feedback (10 minutes)
A.   Written Report and Recommendations

7:50            V.            WWSU REPORTS            (10 minutes)           
A.   Superintendent’s report

8:00            VI.             OTHER BUSINESS (5 minutes)

8:05            VII.            ACTION ITEMS  (10 minutes)           
A.   Board Minutes (5/8/12)
B.    Board Orders
C.    Principal’s report action items
D.  Authorize Payroll Board Orders for coming fiscal year
E.  Adopt Policy Packet #2
F.  Authorize Board Chair to sign administrator contracts when they are complete
G. Authorize Board Chair to sign computer lease papers when they are complete

8:15            VIII.              CONFIRM TOPICS FOR NEXT MEETING AGENDA (September 11, 2012 @ CBMS)
Main Topics: Budget Process – expectations, guidelines, timeline; WWSU Preschool Partnership Agreement annual approval; Report on Activity Funds from prior fiscal year

8:20            IX.             EXECUTIVE SESSION to discuss personnel issue

8:40            X.             EXECUTIVE SESSION to discuss personnel issue

9:00            XI.             EXECUTIVE SESSION to discuss negotiations


ADJOURNMENT

Upcoming Dates of Import

Tuesday, June 12

      • 6PM- WDSD School Board Meeting- TBPS Library
    • 6:30- PTO Meeting- CBMS office conference room

    Thursday, June 14
    • 5:30pm – 7:30pm- Prodigy Team Dinner - Cafeteria

    Friday, June 15
    • Yearbooks to be handed out today
    • 6-8PM- Titan 8th grade Celebration Night- Cafeteria
    Monday June 18
    • No Late Buses this week
    • All Day- Team Prodigy off campus (NH)
    • All Day- Team Titan off campus (Burlington)

    Tuesday, June 19
    • 9:30- 8th Grade Recognition Assembly- gym
    • 5:30- 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony- gym

    Wednesday, June 20
    • All Day- Graduates (formerly known as 8th graders) to Great Escape
    • 12:10- Dismissal for 5th-7th graders
    • 7:09PM- Summer officially begins!

    Thursday, June 21
    • 10-Noon and 4-6PM- “Sneak Peak” for next year’s 5th graders- chance for them to come into school and get the lay of the CBMS-land

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    June 6



    Cougar Kudos to Lincoln Pierce, who earned 1st prize in the "Google SketchUp Design Challenge" for the 3rd year running!  Lincoln won for his design (above) of a "Flood Proof Library / Municipal Office Complex"!  In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene and its impact on our local communities, this year’s VDTEA (Vermont Design and Technology Education Assoc.)  challenge focused on Community Service.  Students were asked to identify a community need, and using SketchUp,  propose a solution.  The final projects were judged by the instructors at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center.  Lincoln received $100 and a first place plaque for his efforts!


    8th Grade Exit Survey- We are looking for feedback from 8th graders as to their CBMS experience.  The link can be found from the CBMS Homepage.


    Lost and Found will be going away on June 21st.  Do make a point of checking it over the next two weeks!

    On June 16, Green Mountain Performing Arts will present “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at Harwood Union High School.  The show will feature students from GMPA’s Musical theatre program, in this classic Disney musical.  Over 40 students help to bring this story to life, ranging in age from 7 to14.  They have been rehearsing since September for this final performance.  All proceeds from the show will go to the Taber Merchant Memorial Scholarship fund.  Taber Merchant, a student at GMPA, passed away last year at 11 years old.  This fund provides need-based scholarships for any class offered at GMPA.  The show is directed by Scott Weigand, with choreography by Brandy Hines, and musical direction by Stefanie Weigand.  The show will be at 1pm. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door, all seating is general admission. 


    Upcoming Dates of Note (See June 2nd blog for full list)
    Fri Jun 8
    • Step-Up Day (8:30-11:30 for grades 5-7, 8th graders off campus all day at HUHS)
    • All library books due back today
    • 10-2- Team Quest to Waterbury Reservoir

    Tuesday, June 12
        • 6PM- WDSD School Board Meeting- TBPS Library
      • 6:30- PTO Meeting- CBMS office conference room

      Saturday, June 2, 2012

      June 2

      Chorus Concert this Tuesday- 6:30PM start (please note the earlier-than-normal start time, due to a HUHS concert the same night)

      June Cougar Cafe menu can be found on the CBMS Food Service homepage....just scroll down to the bottom on the screen to see the June menu.

      Placement letters for 12-13 grades 5 & 7 will be mailed on Tuesday.  Step-Up Day is this coming Friday.

      Last chance to buy yearbooks is this Wednesday, June 6th.  Please contact the CBMS office for details on how to purchase. Yearbooks will be handed out on Friday, June 15th.  


      The latest "News and Views" can be found by clicking here.



      Last Weeks of School “At a Glance”
      Tues, Jun 5

      • Grade 5, 7 placement letters mailed home today
      • 6:30pm- Spring Choral Concert – Cafeteria

      Fri Jun 8

      • Step-Up Day (8:30-11:30 for grades 5-7, 8th graders off campus all day at HUHS)
      • All library books due back today
      • 10-2- Team Quest to Waterbury Reservoir

      Tuesday, June 12


          • 6PM- WDSD School Board Meeting- TBPS Library
        • 6:30- PTO Meeting- CBMS office conference room

        Thursday, June 14
        • 5:30pm – 7:30pm- Prodigy Team Dinner - Cafeteria

        Friday, June 15
        • Yearbooks to be handed out today
        • 6-8PM- Titan 8th grade Celebration Night- Cafeteria
        Monday June 18
        • No Late Buses this week
        • All Day- Team Prodigy off campus (NH)
        • All Day- Team Titan off campus (Burlington)

        Tuesday, June 19
        • 9:30- 8th Grade Recognition Assembly- gym
        • 5:30- 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony- gym

        Wednesday, June 20
        • All Day- Graduates (formerly known as 8th graders) to Great Escape
        • 12:10- Dismissal for 5th-7th graders
        • 7:09PM- Summer officially begins!

        Thursday, June 21
        • 10-Noon and 4-6PM- “Sneak Peak” for next year’s 5th graders- chance for them to come into school and get the lay of the CBMS-land