Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9

School Supply Lists for the 13-14 school year can be found by clicking here.  School Toolbox is a "one-stop e-shopping" method for purchasing your school supplies.  Click here for a flyer, and here for details as to how to order online.  

This Wednesday during last block we will be having an optional Brent McCoy Assembly in the gym. This opportunity is coming to us via Tobacco Grant monies.  Brent bills his act as "Comedy that Works", and he will be doing a workshop after school from 2:30-4:30.  Club Cougar students will be in this workshop, and we have room for 10 more students to join in the fun.  If your child is interested in participating in the workshop, please e-mail Tom Drake (  From his website - ( Brent McCoy is an internationally touring physical comedian who looks like a construction worker. With jaw-dropping technical skill and an amazing ability to connect with his audience, he is a hit with crowds around the planet. He has appeared at festivals, theaters, colleges, schools and corporate events since 2005.

PTO NEWS - Please read the this important letter from the PTO.  Also, we need your help!  Please vote for the PTO officers for next year- link can be found by clicking here.  The ballot will be closed on Friday and the results announced via the Cougar Comments.  

SNEAK PEEKS - Incoming Gr. 4 and new students to CBMS are invited to tour the school Wednesday, June 19th from 4-6 PM, and Thursday, June 20th from 8-10 AM.  Great opportunity to become more familiar with the building and check out the lockers!

Summer woodworking camp at CBMS!  Come learn a new craft and make some sawdust with us! In this class we will walk children through how to make several small woodworking projects using hand tools. Participants will learn how to layout, cut/shape, and assemble their projects. There will be no power tools in this class and no experience with hand tools is necessary. Instructor Stuart Cheney has a degree in Industrial Education from UVM and has 30+ years of experience as a woodworker. Sachi Hergesheimer is a Mechanical Engineer and has been woodworking for 9 years. Both are parents looking forward to sharing their excitement about woodworking with children.This class is scheduled from July 8-12, from 1:30-3:00 daily.  Cost is $100/student. Minimum 8, maximum 14 students. This camp is open to 5th and 6th graders only. To sign up, contact Cathy Knight - or 244-6100 x143

There will be a TBPS Community Ice Cream Social to say thanks and farewell to Don Schneider and Barbara Tomasi-Gay for their years of service to the Waterbury-Duxbury School Community. It will be held on Friday, June 21st on the TBPS Playground from 6:30-8PM. Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming Events of Note- full calendar can be accessed here
  • June 11- School Board Meeting- TBPS Library
  • June 12- Team Titan dinner
  • June 13- Team Prodigy dinner
  • June 14- Team Titan to Whale's Tails (8-4)
  • June 14- Team Prodigy to Burlington and Reservoir (8:30-3:30) 
  • June 14- Team Quest to Reservoir (9:45-2)
  • June 14- Club Cougar last day today
  • June 17- 8th grade Recognition Assembly begins at 9:30AM, and 8th Grade Graduation begins at 5:30PM
  • June 18- Last Day of School for grades 5-7 (12:05 dismissal for CBMS students)
  • June 18- Great Escape Trip for 8th graders
  • June 26- Report Cards mailed home

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