Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sept 15

Coming soon....e-notes for after school bus changes, play dates, etc!

CBMS E-Community Bulletin Board has been updated with info on local art, dance, and horse riding opportunities- click here to access

7th Grade Parents- Jennie Hempey facilitates a "Lift Up Letters" program for 7th graders... click here for details. 


Yes, we redeem these at CBMS....thanks for clipping and sending into the CBMS office!

Time to kick off Odyssey of the Mind!
Calling all returning OMers and anyone who might want to learn more about Odyssey of the Mind! OM is a fun, extra-curricular creative problem-solving activity that keeps students busy from fall until March at least. Our schools, particularly Crossett Brook, have participated in the state and national OM competitions for many years. Last year Crossett Brook had 3 teams and Thatcher Brook had one.  It’s time to figure out teams for this year – no experience necessary. OM teams typically have 5-7 student members and one or two volunteer coaches (parents mostly although teachers would make great coaches too!) OM is for creative students who like to design and build things; those who enjoy art, acting, storytelling and maybe even singing. If you like working with a group and especially enjoy a challenge, consider OM.
Anyone interested in being on a team, coaching a team, or just learning more so you can decide should come to a kickoff meeting next ThursdaySeptember 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the CBMS cafeteria. Students and parents from Thatcher Brook are also invited to attend this organizational meeting – so help spread the word!
Now in its 35th year in Vermont, OM includes students from kindergarten through college. Hundreds of teams from across the U.S. and many other countries take part in World Finals every year. They begin by choosing from a list of five problems, working during the school year on a solution, and presenting their solutions at state contests. Top-ranked teams qualify to compete at World Finals. Vermont’s state tournament will be held Saturday, March 22, at Champlain Valley Union High School. Problem descriptions are online at the main OM website. More information is on the Vermont Odyssey website.  Questions? Contact Lisa Scagliotti, 244-1444, or lscagliotti@comcast.net. Please call or email if you or your student is interested but cannot attend the Sept. 19 meeting.


Upcoming Dates of Note

  • Odyssey of the Mind meeting- Thursday, Sept 19th- 6:30PM in the CBMS cafeteria.  
  • Grades 7/8 Dance, sponsored by HUMS- Friday, Sept 27th- 7-9PM
  • NECAP Testing- Oct 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
  • Back to School Night (all grades)- Thursday, Oct 3rd (begins at 6:15PM)
  • School Picture Day- Friday, Oct 4th
  • Grades 5/6 Fun Night @ CBMS- Friday, Oct 4th- 7-9PM

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