Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 9

End of Year Dates
  • June 6th- Step Up Day
  • June 18th - 8th Grade Graduation- 5:30PM
  • June 19th- Last Day of School for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders (Early Release Day- 11:50 dismissal)
  • June 19th- Great Escape Trip for Graduates- departure at 7AM
8th grade French students - please bring in $2.00 for 2 baguette snack days!

The E-Community Bulletin Board now has info on the "Young Hacks Academy", a new summer problem solving camp for 9-14 year olds, and Stowe Summer Camp, with an April 18th deadline for early registration discounts!

BOTTLE DRIVE to benefit Odyssey of the Mind
When: Saturday, April 12th between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Where: Thatcher Brook Primary School or Waterbury Center Green

The Crossett Brook and Thatcher Brook Odyssey of the Mind kids continue their fundraising efforts this week as they work towards travelling next month to Iowa State University and the World OM Finals. Kids and their parent drivers will be out collecting returnable bottles and cans on Saturday. They also will have two drop-off locations if people want to contribute: Thatcher Brook Primary School and the Waterbury Center green. Drop off at either spot from 10 to noon.

OM is a creative problem-solving extra-curricular activity where teams of students work together to present innovative, clever, creative presentations that solve a detailed problem. Six local teams joined dozens of other student teams from around Vermont at the state OM tournament in March. Three local teams will go on to the international competition in May. Fundraising will cover half their costs. For more information, check out “Waterbury Duxbury VT Odyssey of the Mind” on Facebook.  
Please help us get to the World Finals! 

When Will the Waterbury Pool Melt?  When will the ice on the Waterbury Pool melt? Take a guess to support Waterbury-Duxbury Odyssey of the Mind students. A 50/50 “ice out” contest will help the 20 local students fundraising to travel to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition in Iowa in May.

    In the tradition of Joe’s Pond in West Danville, a pallet holding a 50 lb. wrapped brick now sits on the frozen Waterbury Pool complete with a clock rigged to stop when the ice gives way and the brick slips into the icy water.Tickets for $2 per guess – 3 guesses for $5 -- are on sale now through Thursday, April 10, at Hannon Home Center/Aubuchon Hardware, Bridgeside Books, Crossroads Deli, Billings Mobil, True Value Hardware, Bargain Boutique, and at CBMS.

    The guesser who comes closest to the correct time without going over will win half the raffle proceeds (after expenses are deducted). Updates on the contest as well as information about all of the fundraising efforts under way for the OM teams to make this trip can be found online on a new Facebook page: OMers are selling coffee and tea from Vermont Artisan; spring plants, bulbs, seeds with Gardner’s Supply; and they also have a simple online donation site at

    OM is a creative problem-solving extra-curricular activity that focuses on teamwork, ingenuity and resourcefulness. This will be the first trip to World Finals for all of the students (grades 4-7) and parent volunteer coaches involved this year.

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • April 11th- Ferry Beach buses arrive back to CBMS- 4:45PM
  • April 11- HUMS Grades 7/8 Dance at The Ice Center- 7:30-9:30PM
  • Week of April 21- Spring Break

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