Sunday, February 17, 2013

Feb 17

7th and 8th Grade Band and Chorus students need to get their permission slips in by this Tuesday morning for the combined HUMS-CBMS Concert on Tuesday.  To access the permission slip, click here.

Cross Country Skiing at Trapp's this Thursday?  YES!

Skiing-Riding at Stowe this Monday?  NO!  (program will resume on March 11th. The kid's passes are valid from February 25th through March 5th (excluding Saturday) up at the mountain...take advantage!

WDSD School Board meeting this Tuesday, beginning at 6PM in the CBMS Library.  Agenda can be found by clicking here.  

Cougar Kudos to the CBMS PTO for successfully hosting the 5th and 6th grade basketball tournament for both the boys and girls teams this weekend!  CBMS PTO meeting this Wednesday, beginning at 6PM in the CBMS office.  All are welcome!

Bake Sale this Tuesday at 1:30A trio of 7th graders have been baking away for their Change the World bake sale, benefiting Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Everyone should come enjoy a treat and support this great cause. Come empty the cookie jar and fill the donation jar!

Last chance to order your CBMS yearbook at the $25 price is Friday, 2/22 at noon. After that date, the price will be $30. You can place you order on-line or pick up a hard copy order form in the office and give it to Tom Matt. Order yours soon as quantities are limited this year!

May 1st is Vermont's state-wide Walk and Bike to School Day!  TBPS has done this for a few about CBMS?  If you would you be interested in helping to plan a Cougar walk/bike rally to school that day, please let Tom Drake know!

February "News & Views" - click here

PARENTING YOUR TEENS - 2013 Parent Education Workshop Series  Free and open to parents and community members in Central Vermont

Date: TBD  (March)                           Location: TBD                                Presenters: To be confirmed
More information to come, this forum will feature three presenters providing current information and expertise on medical marijuana, decriminalization, health aspects, and how it affects the teenage brain and impacts on our community. Questions and Answers will follow.

BULLYING, CYBERBULLYING, AND TEEN DEPRESSION: A father’s story for parents & adults
Date: Thurs., March 28,   7:00  pm    Location: Spaulding H.S.  Auditorium, Barre      Presenter: John Halligan
John Halligan comes to tell the story about his son, Ryan, who died by suicide on Oct. 7, 2003 after being bullied online and at school by classmates in Essex Junction. He was 13 years old. This father’s evening presentation is appropriate for parents/adults only and will cover the lessons learned for his family regarding how to deal with bullying, cyber bullying, and teen depression. Parents will gain awareness and learn strategies to take preventive actions.

Date: Thurs, April 25   10:40 am       Location: Pavilion Auditorium, State Street       Presenters: Kevin Sabet
Possibly an evening presentation will be scheduled.
Prevention Day 2013, hosted by Prevention Works! VT and statewide substance abuse prevention coalitions, includes a presentation by Kevin Sabet who served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 as Senior Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Currently a consultant working with governments, NGOs, the media, and other organizations on a wide range of drug policy issues, Kevin’s areas of specialization include evidence-based drug prevention, treatment, and law enforcement (both domestic and international), as well as the impacts of drug legalization, medical marijuana, and ideas for improvements to drug policy.

Date: Thurs, May 2,   7- 8:30 pm     Location: Montpelier High School Auditorium   Presenter: Dr. Steven Dewey
Steven Dewey, PhD., Feinstein Institute neuroscientist and Times Herald “Man of the Year in Education,” brings his work as a scientist and his passion as a doctor to explain how early alcohol and drug use affect the brain, especially during the critical time of continued growth around adolescence.  His message includes factual information about addiction ranging from caffeine to heroin. He will speak to Montpelier students and staff during the day. At the evening presentation he will empower parents with the knowledge and confidence to guide their children through the adolescent years.

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Community Connections and Central Vermont New Directions Coalition
For information visit or contact Ann Gilbert, Director at 223-4949 ext.2                            

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