Friday, August 29, 2014

Aug 29

Open Gym @ CBMS!  PE Teacher Kristin Lora is coming in at 7:20AM each school day and offering open gym to all CBMS students until AG begins at 7:45.  Sneakers are required.  

iBlock comes to CBMS! A new feature in our schedules this year is the daily, 30-minute block in each core team schedule that we are calling "iBlock"....with the "i" standing for "individual".  We will be running interventions during iBlock, in areas such as math, reading, writing, organization, spelling, music, geography, and social skills, to name but a few.  Teams are focusing on the individuals on their team, and looking at individual needs to focus on during iBlock.  More on this block as the year progresses!

Registration for Waterbury Youth Soccer’s 2014 Fall Season is open at www.waterburysoccer.com. Fees are $35 per child for the Kindergarten program, $45 per child for 1st-2nd grade program, and $50 per child for the 3rd-6th grade program. Registration ends Sunday, August 31, 2014, so act now! Please review the Program Information section of our website for more detailed information.

E-Community Bulletin Board now includes updated info on GMPA and Stowe and Mad River Dance Academy- click here to access.  

Harwood Youth Hockey - Registration for the 2014-2015 season is now open!  This year to help recruit Travel Team Players, Harwood Youth Hockey is willing to waive the registration fee for brand new Travel Team players to help defer some of the start-up costs to play hockey.  Please see the website for more details,  harwoodhockey.org

Confirmed flu case- we have our first one for this year at CBMS, so do consider this if your child exhibits flu symptoms.  
Box Tops for Education- Since 2006, we have collected $3181 in Box Tops for Education and over 19,000 points to purchase goods for the school from Labels for Education.  We put this to great use for your children, and do please collect these and send them into the CBMS office!

Club Cougar, the CBMS after-school program, opens for business this coming Tuesday, September 2nd.  For more info, see the link on the CBMS Homepage.  

Please Welcome these New CBMS Staff members!
  • Melinda Anderman- Wizards Math Teacher/Paraeducator
  • Julia Cicchetti- Prodigy LA Teacher
  • Kathryn Delay- Math Interventionist
  • Jen Dreimiller- School Counselor Intern
  • Marc Grimes- Prodigy Paraeducator
  • Tiffany Ladieu- Wizards Paraeducator
  • Christiana Martin- Titan Paraeducator
  • Meghan McCarthy- Prodigy Math Teacher
  • Kathy Pogharian- Assistant Principal
  • Susan Simpson- ELL Teacher

How playing an instrument benefits your brain- click here


Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • September 1- Labor Day- no school today
  • September 9- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM- CBMS Library
  • September 16- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30PM- CBMS Library
  • September 19- HUMS Grades 7 & 8 Dance- W'bury Ice Center- 7-9PM. $5 at the door, $2 skate rental
  • September 25- Back to School Night- 6:15- 8PM

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug 24

New Student Orientation on Monday Evening - This session is for both students and parents, for all 5th graders and new-to-CBMS 6th-8th graders.  The purpose is to give you all an opportunity to hear and see how our school functions before the first day of school.  5:30-6:30 in the Cougar Cafetorium.  

Form Packets, with all of those start-of-year forms, will be coming home on Tuesday in your child's "backpack express".  Thanks in advance for attending to these forms, and returning them with your child asap!

Bus schedules can be found by clicking here.

Cougar Cafe Menu can be found by visiting the Food Service website - click here.

Planners/Agendas can be purchased for $4 at the CBMS office.  (Quest Team- note that your team has different agendas)

8th Grade Math and Algebra - this year all 8th graders will have the opportunity to earn high school Algebra credit through achievement in the core team 8th grade math class.  Connected Math 3 is the latest version of this program, and the one we are using, and the 8th grade curriculum has proven extremely robust in Algebra concepts.  Thus, there will be no separate Algebra Seminar.  Student progress towards the meeting and exceeding of Algebra standards will be clear as the year progresses, and you can expect to hear more about this as the year gets rolling.   

7th and 8th Grade Harwood Middle School Fall Sports will begin Aug 27 with our Parent/Athlete/Coach Meeting at 6:00 in the Harwood Auditorium. This is for MS XC (HUMS and CBMS), and MS Field Hockey (HUMS and CBMS).  Prior to the first practice, all participants must be registered through Family ID online registration. NO paper forms will be accepted. Additionally, proof of a physical within the last 2 years is also required.  Information on signing up online can be found by clicking here.  Any questions, please email Sue Duprat at sduprat@wwsu.org

Babysitter Training  A session will be held on Sat, Nov 1 and another one on Sat, Nov 8, for students who are ages 11 years and up.  You only need to sign up for one of the sessions.  The maximum class size is 12 students and the minimum to run the class is 7.  The course starts sharply at 8:30AM and finishes right at 3PM.  Students need to bring a bag lunch, beverages, snacks, and pencil.  To hold their slot, a check must be made payable to Harwood Union for $55.  It can be mailed to the attention of Mary Holden; Harwood Union High School; 458 VT RTE 100; S. Duxbury, VT 05660. 

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • August 25th- New Student Orientation, for all 5th graders and parents, and "new-to-CBMS" 6th-8th graders and parents- 5:30-6:30PM
  • August 26th - First Day of School- school starts at 7:45AM, with dismissal beginning at 2:20PM.
  • August 27th- Harwood Fall Sports Meeting for 7th and 8th grade x-country and field hockey teams. 6PM at HUHS auditorium.
  • August 28th- Team Titan BBQ and Potluck- Hope Davey Park- 5PM
  • September 1- Labor Day- no school today
  • September 25- Back to School Night- 6:15- 8PM

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15

Club Cougar, the CBMS after-school program, opens for business on Tuesday, Sept 2nd.  To access the registration page, and for more information, click here.

Bus schedules are still being finalized, will be coming out soonest!

CBMS "Euro" Stickers- for sale in the CBMS office for $2 apiece!
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Planners/Agendas can be purchased for $4 at the CBMS office.  (Quest Team- note that your team has different agendas)

14-15 School Calendar can be accessed by clicking here

Grown Folks Guide to Popular Apps - click here to get definitions for all of those apps that your child may be using!

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • August 20 - "Sneak Peak"- building open for you to bring your child and walk around- 5:30-6:30PM
  • August 20 - Grades 7/8 Soccer meeting for parents and players- 6:30PM
  • August 20 - "Sneak Peak"- building open for you to bring your child and walk around- 7:30-8:30AM
  • August 21- Team Prodigy Potluck Dinner- 5-6:30PM
  • August 22 and 25 - Staff In-service days
  • August 25th- New Student Orientation, for all 5th graders and parents, and "new-to-CBMS" 6th-8th graders and parents- 5:30-6:30PM
  • August 26th - First Day of School- school starts at 7:45AM, with dismissal beginning at 2:20PM.
  • August 28th- Team Titan BBQ and Potluck- Hope Davey Park- 5PM
  • September 1- Labor Day- no school today
  • September 25- Back to School Night- 6:15- 8PM