Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13

Cougar Cafe Lunch Bills - Please take a moment to check PowerSchool, and if your child has a negative lunch balance please send in $$ next week to clear this up.  Positive lunch balances will carry over to the next school year, for both students staying at CBMS and those going to HUHS.

Eraser Challenge-    We want to make you aware of a troubling "activity" that teens across America are getting involved in, called the Eraser Challenge. To date, we have had a number of CBMS students engage in this very unsafe activity.   Students have explained the Eraser Challenge this way: kids take an eraser and begin "erasing" their skin while saying the alphabet and coming up with a word for each letter. Once they get to the letter Z, they stop and then compare the injury to their friends.  Most students use their arms to do this, from their elbow to their wrist — however it can be anywhere on their body.  Please take the time to talk to your child about this to make sure they are not involved in this absurd and unsafe act. See this link  with more information.  

June 19th dismissal is at 12:10- a bit later than a normal early release day due to final exams at HUHS.

Summer Math Camps at Crossett Brook Middle School- Hosted by Tegan Garon

Middle school camp – open to any incoming 6th, 7th, or 8th grader - This is your final chance to sign up for the middle school math camp – don’t miss this great opportunity for your kids! Participants will be able to practice their math skills through interactive ways—running a business, shooting baskets, and building with marshmallows—to name a few. The camp runs from Monday June 30 to Thursday July 3, from 9:00am to noon. The fee is $90 and includes ALL materials. Sign up now by emailing Tegan at

Transition to high school camp – open to any incoming 9th grader - If you are nervous about math in high school, or you just want to refresh your skills before summer ends, this is the perfect opportunity. Whether you are entering Algebra or Geometry in the fall, this math camp will provide students with the challenge of solving real-world problems and then connecting them to math concepts. Small group work and problem solving will be a major emphasis. The camp runs from Monday August 4 to Friday August 8, from 9:30am to noon. The fee is $95 and includes ALL materials. Sign up now by emailing Tegan at

School Supplies Delivered Free to Your Home!!  We are pleased to announce that CBMS is participating in the School Tool Box program. Avoid the cost, time, and inconvenience of back to school shopping. Here’s how:

  • Register at
  • Shop on-line (teacher approved supply list provided for all CBMS teams)
  • Customize your order (only order the supplies that you need)
  • Supplies delivered to your home

Click here for an Informational Flyer.

In addition, every order that we make to School Tool Box will provide a meal to a starving child through STB’s One Box, One Meal, Two Kids program in partnership with the Feed My Starving Children organization. 

CBMS to the W'bury Pool- On the last day of school (Thursday, June 19th), 5th-7th graders will be walking to the Waterbury Pool, and walking back to CBMS in time for dismissal.  If you live in the Village, and want your child to walk home from directly from the pool, please fill out an e-note to give permission.

Free Online Summer Math Program Strengthen your child's math skills this summer.  Just 20 minutes, 3 times a week is all it takes.

Free Summer Meals for All Waterbury Youth! (Click here for a flyer.) Partnering with the USDA and Hunger Free Vermont, we are happy to announce that we will be serving free meals to EVERYONE under the age of 18 this summer. These professionally prepared breakfasts and lunches will be served by Waterbury Parks & Recreation from the new picnic pavilion at Anderson Fields, near the Swimming Pool. There will be no registration, no paperwork, no residency verifications, just healthy and regular meals for all kids (including those already enrolled in our Summer Day Camp)! Breakfast will be served at 8:30am and Lunch at 11:30am, every Monday thru Friday, June 23 thru August 15.

The daily meal menus can be viewed below, as well as a link to the sign-up for the needed volunteers to simply transport the meals each day. Please consider helping us provide this wonderful program to our community.
BREAKFAST MENU - click here
LUNCH MENU- click here

LOST - ONE new purple Bogs boot wandered away from the Prodigy wing during November conferences.  Its mate is feeling lonely and useless and would appreciate its return to the CBMS office.  Thanks for keeping an eye out!

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • June 13th- Team Prodigy End-Of-Year Dinner- 5:30PM- Cougar Cafe
  • June 13th- Club Cougar - last day for this school year
  • June 16th- Team Prodigy to Whales Tale Water Park (8AM-4PM)
  • 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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