Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2

May Cougar Cafe menu can be found here.  

Staff Appreciation Week is next week, and we are in need of MANY things to help make the week a success.  Fruit/salads for  Wednesday and egg dishes/fruit and much much more for Friday!  Please click on this link to see what we need.  This link will lead you to the sign up form for our pizza luncheon and Staff breakfast. Please consider helping us out and taking the time to show all the staff how much they mean to us! If you don't have time to make anything please consider sending in a donation to help pay for the pizza for the luncheon on May 7th.  Thank you so much for all your help. Any questions can be directed to Leslie Proteau at

Looking for summer activities for your child(ren)?  GMPA just updated their offerings!  Check out the E-Community Bulletin Board- GMPA- click here

Lost!  Found?  If anyone's child has brought home a white short sleeve soccer jersey, #9, with Mad River Soccer on back and Adidas on front, could they please return to Meagan Filkowski on Team Prodigy.

Vermont Walk & Roll to School Day -On Wednesday, May 7th, local students, parents, and community members will participate in Vermont Walk & Roll to School Day in Waterbury.  All ages and all community members are welcome!  At 7AM everyone will gather at Rusty Parker Park for a free breakfast provided by Waterbury in Motion.  At 7:15 AM, after everyone samples coffee, juice, bagels, cider doughnuts, and fruit, we will divide up into four groups. One group will walk to Thatcher Brook Primary School, and another will bike to TBPS. Two similar groups will depart for Crossett Brook Middle School.  Each of the four groups will be guided by adult volunteers.  Kids and adults alike can come enjoy the exercise and being outside with friends and neighbors on a lovely spring morning.  This event is part of Thatcher Brook Primary School and Crossett Brook Middle School’s continuing efforts to encourage their students to be physically active.  Waterbury in Motion is an advocacy group of local volunteers working to develop a safe, active, and accessible bike/pedestrian system in Waterbury and the surrounding area.  If you’d like to help with this event, or participate in other similar efforts, please contact Bill Minter

Transition to High School Math Camp @ CBMS - With high school just around the corner, wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to review math skills with other kids your age over the summer? Well, now there is! Tegan Garon, a Secondary Education Mathematics major at the University of Vermont’s Honors College, will be hosting a math camp that is aimed at incoming freshmen to review math skills and gain confidence before the start of school. The camp will be tailored to both students who will be entering Algebra 1 and/or Geometry, and will include problem solving and critical thinking activities. Material will be generally presented in an interactive way that will allow participants to work individually and in groups.  The camp will run from Monday to Friday, August 4-8, from 9:30am-noon daily, at CBMS. The camp is open ONLY to incoming 9th grade students. Any ability and confidence level with math is welcome. The cost for the entire week is $95, but a $5 discount will be given to any student who is signed up via email no later than June 1st.  There is a limit of 20 students, so sign up SOON by emailing Tegan at You may also email him with any questions or concerns.

GREEN UP DAY is SATURDAY – Details for Waterbury & Duxbury
Green Up is this Saturday. Families are encouraged to get out to help spruce up Waterbury and Duxbury. Remember boots and gloves. Please take care to Green Up with kids on quiet streets, near schools, parks. Here are the details:
Bags are available at the Town Offices at the Main Street Fire Station, the Waterbury Library, Sunflower Market, and (on Saturday) at the Town Garage drop-off. Take filled bags and Green Up trash on Saturday from 8-4 to the Town Garage on Guptil Road, or 8-noon at Rodney's Rubbish behind Crossroads Deli.
Both spots will take scrap metal for free. Have TIRES to recycle? Rodney's will accept them for $2.50 each. Please do NOT bring them to the town garage. If possible, please bag 5-cent returnables separately. (The Odyssey of the Mind kids will clean and redeem.)
If you want to sign up to commit to Green-ing Up a specific area, please visit the online Waterbury signup this year at: You can see where others plan to clean and can claim your own spot.
Waterbury contact: Lisa Scagliotti; 373-5878 or
Bags are at the Duxbury Country Store and Town Offices (in black porch mailbox after hours Friday and Saturday); N. Duxbury residents can check the North Duxbury Group Site or call 244-7512 for a closer spot.  Three locations to drop off bags, Green Up trash, and found tires only: Town Garage on Rt. 100; the River Road gravel pull-off at the railroad gate near the Green Mountain Power Dam access; gravel area near the track field on Rt. 100 across from Harwood Union High School (put bags to the right of the chain gate). Town trucks will NOT collect bags from roadsides this year. Residents are asked to NOT clean up along Rt. 100 (state will do this).  

Residents can recycle their own tires for $2.50 each at Rodney’s Rubbish behind Crossroads Beverage in Waterbury 8-noon, or at the Earthwise Transfer Station in Waitsfield until 1 p.m.     
Duxbury contacts: Audrey Quackenbush, or 244-7512.  In South Duxbury, Brenda Clarkson, or 496-7094.

Vermont Families Needed to Host Young Leaders from the UKTen young leaders from the UK will visit Vermont from August 3-10, 2014, as part of a U.S. Embassy-London funded and PH International (formerly called Project Harmony) facilitated UK Young Leaders Program. This exchange will promote a better understanding of leadership among young people, increase knowledge and awareness of effective leadership skills, and offer a personal experience of the U.S. and Americans in leadership roles. While in Vermont, students will stay with host families and meet with young American leaders from youth-based organizations, non-profits and legislators promoting leadership among young people. PH is currently seeking families in Washington and Chittenden Counties to host one or more of these participants for the duration of their visit in Vermont from August 3-10, 2014. Host families are asked to provide a comfortable and clean place to sleep, breakfast and dinner, minimal transportation to centralized pick-up and drop-off locations, and some weekend activities.For more information about becoming a host family, please contact Stacie Clemens or Renee Berrian at (802) 496-4545 or email at or

  We love them!

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • Week of May 5th- Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 7th- Walk and Roll to School Day (leaving from Rusty Parker Park- 7:15AM sharp!)
  • May 7th- Early Release Day (11:50AM dismissal)
  • May 13th- WDSD School Board Meeting- TBPS Library- 6PM
  • May 14th- CBMS PTO Meeting- CBMS Library- 6:30PM
  • May 15th- Grades 5-8 Chorus Concert- 7PM
  • May 16th - Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9PM
  • May 20th- Grades 5-8 Band Concert- 7:30PM
  • May 22nd- Prodigy Evening of Poetry and Music- CBMS Library- 5PM
  • May 26th- Memorial Day- No School today
  • June 4, 5- Honk on the CBMS Stage- 7PM
  • June 6th- Step Up Day
  • June 10th- WDSD School Board Meeting- TB Library- 6PM
  • June 11th- CBMS PTO Meeting- CBMS Library- 6:30PM
  • June 12th- Team Titan IDU Dinner- 5:00PM- Cougar Cafe
  • June 13th- Team Titan to Bread and Puppet Theatre- 8AM-2:30PM
  • June 13th- Team Prodigy End-Of-Year Dinner- 5:30PM- Cougar Cafe
  • June 17th- Team Prodigy to Whales Tale Water Park (8AM-4PM)
  • June 17th- Team Titan End-Of-Year Dinner- 5:00PM- Cougar Cafe
  • June 18th- 8th Grade Recognition Assembly- 9:30AM
  • 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
  • June 26th- Trimester 3 Report Cards mailed home

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