Friday, October 24, 2014

Oct 24

Stowe Ski-Ride Programclick here for more details and to sign up.  There is a limit to the number of participants, and Nov 3rd is the deadline for registrations. 

Winter Athletics
2014-15 Winter Athletics Registration is now open! This includes registration for 5-8 grade basketball, 6-8 grade gymnastics, as well as 7/8 Nordic skiing and wrestling offered to CBMS students through the Harwood Middle School Athletics Program.

How to register:
The CBMS Athletics Department has made the transition from "paper forms" to an online registration format ( In order to register your child for a winter sport you must go to the CBMS Athletics page, which can be found in the Parents tab on the CBMS website.

At the top of the CBMS Athletics page there are two registration links, one for CBMS programs and one for Harwood programs. The 2014-15 Winter Athletics Registration link is located at the bottom of the FamilyID website.  
You can also access winter athletics registration with the following active links:

The registration deadline for winter athletics is Wednesday, November 26th. The winter sports season will begin November 17th.

Fall sports are wrapping up, and believe it or not it is time to think Basketball!  This coming year marks our fourth annual grades 5/6 Basketball Tournament held here at CBMS. It is open to boys and girls teams from around the area, and Waterbury/Duxbury is always well represented.  We are looking for someone to help organize this event.  Tasks include building brackets, contacting the other schools, and organizing referees.  I am happy to continue with the volunteer and concession end of everything, but I can't do this one alone.  If you are interested please contact me asap as teams are already contacting me and I cannot proceed without some help.  Thank you!  Melisa Semprebon
CBMS PTO President, 802-244-1918 phone,

Changing the World, one bag at a time!  (From 7th grader Liam Jennings)  For my change the world project I am getting rid of plastic shopping bags.  The US uses 100 billion plastic shopping bags per year!  They waste resources and make mountains of garbage.  Reusable shopping bags are our solution. I made some great reusable shopping bags- photo above. They have a cougar logo and they can stand up on their own.  This is an online order form   I am also going to the soccer jamboree on Saturday.

CBMS Junk BandWe are starting a junk band during the Wednesday music block! Students must sign up before 10/29 to ensure there will be enough instruments for our first practice on 11/5!  We have plans of marching in the River of light parade on December 6th.  Click here to sign up your child. For more information, contact Dan Liptak at 

Irish Session Class 3, Wednesday October 292:20 - 2:55. A new tune is introduced every week, so people can join at any time. In particular violins and flutes, but all instruments welcomed. Please be in Suzuki book 2 or similar. The tunes are taught by ear during the class. Further information and mp3 recordings of the tunes at slow and moderate speed are sent via email to the parents. Sheet music is also provided. For more information please contact Annabel Moynihan 244-5965. Sponsored by the Vermont School of Irish Traditional Music. 

Tomorrow!  Concessions/Raffle Sale at Waterbury Soccer Jamboree - Concessions including home-made bakes goods, coffee, cider/lemonade and hot dogs will be sold at the Soccer Jamboree on Saturday, October 25th at Dac Rowe (9-4). Staffed by Capital Soccer players raising money for their Spring Break trip to Barcelona, Spain. They will also be selling raffle tickets to win a free week of Capital Soccer Camp at your location of choice in Summer 2015. 

CBMS Cross Country Ski Program - click here for information and registration.

Halloween Candy Donations: There will be a box for donations of Halloween Candy at both TBPS and CBMS now-thru the 31st. The Candy will be distributed to the homes on Elm, Randall and Park Row Streets to help reduce Candy costs. Thanks for helping out your neighbors!

The High Fives Foundation will be at CBMS during last block on Monday, Oct 27th to run an assembly on “Know Your Park", which emphasizes critical concepts to improve safety in terrain parks at ski resorts.  This assembly will take place in the Cougar Cafetorium, and is optional but open to all who want to attend. This video has more details:

The Harwood Union Music Department is very excited to be presenting the Middle School Musical this year. Our cast of just over 20 will be presenting two showings of ALADDIN JR in the Harwood Auditorium. The show runs about 90 minutes without an intermission and is very family friendly. All of your favorite Disney characters are included: Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie, Jafar, Iago, the Sultan, and more! The music will not disappoint, either. From “Friend Like Me” to “A Whole New World” you will be singing along throughout the entire show. We hope to see you and the whole family at these colorful and energetic performances on Friday, October 24th at 7pm and Saturday, October 25th at 4pm. Tickets are available at the door for $5 a person. 

Mulan, Jr. will be coming to the CBMS Stage in May.  Auditions in February, with rehearsals begin in March. Open to all student in grades 5-8.  Details to follow after the New Year.  

The Harwood Music Department is pleased to announce the Annual Harwood Variety Show on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 in the HUHS theater. Tickets are $5 with proceeds to benefit the Harwood Music Dept. scholarship fund – an important resource to help students and families benefit from the school’s private lesson program. Emceed by Cormac Stevens, the Variety show includes performances by Stowe Dance – TRIP Dance Company, Harwood Drum Line, HU Music Faculty, Malayna Johnson, Nina Sklar, Ben Read, I Cantori, Emeric Rochford and others. Please join us in support of HUHS Music, Doors open at7pm – tickets available at the door. Contact Chris Rivers with questions - 882-1160.

Kicks for Cans & Coins - FOOD DRIVE & COIN DROP to benefit Waterbury Food Shelf  Let's help Waterbury Food Shelf stock it's shelves in preparation for the holidays!

What: Food Drive and Coin Drop to support Waterbury Food Shelf 
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9am – 3pmduring Waterbury Youth Soccer League's Annual Jamboree
Where:  Dac Rowe Fields in Waterbury, VT 

Sponsored by Waterbury Youth Soccer League and the SOL Project, a Waterbury-based youth leadership project 
focused on kids giving back through community service and outreach activities.

Capital Soccer is looking for some U13/14 girls to round out their roster.  Players eligible for the U13/U14 age groups would be born between 8/1/00-7/31/02.  Anyone interested or with questions should contact Eric Bagley at

Upcoming Dates of Note (full calendar can be found here)
  • 2Nite!  October 24- Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9PM
  • October 29- Cabaret Night @ CBMS- 7PM- $5/adult and high school students, $3/middle school students and younger
  • October 31- Quarter 1 ends
  • November 1- Regional Grades 5/6 Spelling Team Bee
  • November 3- WDSD School Board Meeting- 6PM in CBMS Trish Feld Library
  • November 5- Early Release Day (noon dismissal)
  • November 7- Picture Re-Takes 2Day
  • November 12- Career Fair at CBMS- during school day
  • November 14- Grades 7/8 Dance @ HUMS- 7-9PM
  • November 18- PTO Meeting- 6:30PM in Trish Feld Library
  • November 25- Trimester 1 Recognition Assembly- Gym- 8-8:45AM
  • November 24 & 25- Student/Parent Conferences- after school
  • November 26-28- Thanksgiving Break- No School for Students on these days
  • December 1- WDSD School Board Meeting- 6PM in CBMS Trish Feld Library

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