Friday, October 31, 2014

Oct 31

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Nan Hathaway was voted the Vermont Art Teacher of the Year from the Vermont Art Teachers Association at their annual conference recently! Congratulations to Nan!

7/8 Girls Basketball Open Gym- The next two Mondays - 11/3 and 11/10 from 6:30-8PM. 6:30-8pm

7/8 Boys Basketball Open Gym- The next two Mondays and Thursdays - 11/3, 11/6, 11/10, 11/13 from 2:30-4:30.

Seeking 5/6 Boys Basketball Coaches - CBMS is in need of volunteers to coach the 5/6 boys basketball teams this winter season. The basketball season begins the week of November 17th. There will likely be two 5/6 boys teams so we are in need of a few volunteers. Please contact Stephen LaRock if you are interested.  Email:
Phone: 244-6100 ext.238

Grades 7/8 Wrestling - Practices begin on November 17th  and will be held at HUHS upstairs gym from 3:30pm to 5:15pm.   This helps students to be able to  ride the bus back to Waterbury.  All that students need to participate is a pair of gym shorts, a non button up shirt and a good attitude! For more information, contact coach Kyle Canton at

CBMS 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. 

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

Research from John Hattie on what truly makes a difference in learning.  Click here to see an interesting graphic on this topic.

Got Rock?!  The Grade 5 CBMS Climbing Club will kick off our second year with a brief slide show and chance to find out what this after school activity is all about on Thursday, Nov 6th in the CBMS library from 2:30 to 3:00 PM.  Any and all 5th graders and their parents are welcome.  You do not need any equipment or any experience to join, just a spirit of adventure.  We will learn the basics at school, then go the climbing gyms in the Burlington area, and then outdoors in 2015 when warm weather returns.

PTO Wreath and Poinsettia Sale!  Order today through Nov 17th.  For details, click here.

PTO "Buy Local" Coupon Books now on Sale!  For details, click here.

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.

News from the Cougar Cafe!

  • November menu is on-line -
  • Our Amazing Thanksgiving Lunch will be on November 13th, and we love it when parents and community members attend!  Please make reservation by November 11th  To make a reservation, please call for CBMS 244-6100 or contact our Director, Erika Dolan,
  • Erika Dolan, WDSD Food Service Director, just became the President of the School Nutrition Association of Vermont! The mission of SNA-VT is the organization of Child Nutrition Professionals dedicated to elevating and advancing professionalism and leadership through education and advocacy. The vision is that feeding all children is recognized as an integral part of education ensuring all children will learn, thrive, and succeed. Congratulations to Erika!
News on Ebola from the Vermont Dep't of Health- click here

From the Waterbury Public Library
Ready for something really cool that no one else is doing? NEXT Wednesday, Nov 5th (it's an Early Release Day), kids in 4th through 7th grade will learn how to do "e-Origami". First they will make an origami shrimp, then use copper tape, a button battery, and LED lights to make the eyes light up! This is another great opportunity to get a jump on STEM basics. This program will continue again on November 19th. Please call the Library to register your child.

And, of course, we've got a couple of DCF books up for discussion:
     *On Thursday, Nov 13th at 6:30PM, in the CBMS library, we will continue our exploration of the book "Wonder" and discuss it's message of kindness, empathy and acceptance. This will be a community-wide event for ALL AGES, and refreshments will be provided. Limited copies of the book are available at the circulation desk in the Waterbury Public Library.
     *On Saturday, Nov 15th at Noon, the DCF Book Club will be discussing "Better Nate Than Ever", suitable for kids in grades 4 through 7. We'll have pizza with our discussion. Again, limited copies of the book are available at the Waterbury Public Library circulation desk - just ask!

Mark your calendars for these great events, and/or give the Library a call to register or if you have any questions. More info is also on our website.

Upcoming Dates of Note (full calendar can be found here)
  • November 1- Regional Grades 5/6 Spelling Team Bee- 10AM at the Williston Central School.
  • November 3- Quarter 2 begins
  • November 3- WDSD School Board Meeting- 6PM in CBMS Trish Feld Library.  All documents can be accessed here.  
  • November 5- Early Release Day (noon dismissal)
  • November 7- Picture Re-Takes 2Day
  • November 12- Career Fair at CBMS- during school day
  • November 13- Thanksgiving Lunch in the Cougar Cafe
  • 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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