Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dec 21

Club Cougar is closed on Monday and Tuesday this week.

The Starline Rhythm Boys will be performing for the CBMS student body this Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 until dismissal....great way to ring out the learning for 2014!

PLPs- A Parent Perspective- Harwood and CBMS are piloting Personal Learning Plans this year, and at CBMS all 5th-8th graders will have a PLP next year.  Read CBMS parent Maureen McCracken's reflection at this link.


Join us for the Spontaneous Problem Club and exercise the creative problem-solving part of your brain! We'll do lots of fun activities building things alone and in groups, telling creative stories, and we may even produce a skit or two!  If you ever considered doing OM but couldn't make the longer-term commitment, or if you just like being creative and making things, you'll want to do this. Open to students in grades 5-8. Please register by January 7th, by clicking here.  In the meantime, check out this PDF for two fun problems to try at home! 


GREEN UP VERMONT ART AND WRITING CONTESTS The Green Up Vermont organization is hosting its annual poster and writing contests for K-12 students in Vermont. One eye-catching poster-art entry is selected each year to be the full-color image on all of the Green Up materials used statewide to promote Green Up Day. Green Up Day 2015 is Saturday, May 2. The designer of the winning entry also receives $250. Entries must be 11 x 14 inches and submitted by Jan. 31, 2015.  Green Up Vermont also invites students to write their thoughts about Green Up in the form of a poem or an essay of up to 400 words. The author of the winning entry also receives $250. Full contest rules and past winning art and writing pieces can be found at http://www.greenupvermont.org/. Click on “poster/writing contests.”
Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • December 24-Jan 2- Holiday Break- school begins again on Monday, January 5th.
  • Wednesday, Jan 7th- Stowe Ski-Ride program begins- 12:50 dismissal. 
  • Tuesday, Jan 13th- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM at CBMS
  • Thursday, Jan 15th- 5/6 Band Concert- 7PM
  • Friday, Jan 16th- Last Day of Quarter 1
  • Monday, Jan 19th- MLK,  Jr Day- No School 2Day
  • Tuesday, Jan 20th- CBMS PTO Meeting- 6:30PM- Trish Feld Library
  • Friday, Jan 23rd- CBMS GeoBee- 8AM- Trish Feld Library
  • Friday, Jan 23rd- Grades 7/8 Dance- HUMS- 7-9PM
  • Tuesday, Jan 27th- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM at CBMS
  • Wednesday, Jan 28th- 8th grade NAEP Testing 
  • Friday, Jan 30th- Grades 5/6 Fun Night- 7-9PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dec 12

2Nite! Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS.  7-9PM.   $5 admission.  Sponsored by Team Titan, and open to all 7th and 8th graders.

Begins Monday, Dec 15th!  CBMS Cross Country Trapps Ski Program - click here for information and registration.

Have you checked your learner's grades lately?  Powerschool is the place!

Irish Session Classes will happen on Wed, Dec 17th at 2:30.   No sessions while the Ski-Ride is running, but this group will start up again in April.  For more information, contact Annabel at almoynihan@comcast.net or 244-5965.


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Upcoming Dates of Note (full calendar can be found here)
  • Tonite!  December 12th- Grades 7 and 8 Dance at CBMS- 7-9PM
  • December 22, 23- No Club Cougar on these days
  • December 24-Jan 2- Holiday Break- school begins again on Monday, January 5th.
  • January 7- Stowe Program begins (12:50 departure from CBMS)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dec 5


2Nite! Fun Night for grades 5 and 6.  Click here for the e-sign up. Permission Forms MUST be filled out and signed by a parent or your child will not be able to participate until we are able to reach you.  Adults coming to pick up students at the end of Fun Night MUST come into the school to sign them out.

Next Wednesday, December 10th is an Early Release Day.

Begins Monday, Dec 15th!  CBMS Cross Country Trapps Ski Program - click here for information and registration.

Basketball games start up this weekend.  The full schedule can be found on this link


The Relationship Between IEP, Personalized Learning Plan, and Proficiency-Based Grad Requirements: What Parents Need to Know   Join a Webinar on Wed, Dec 10th, from 10-11AM. Presenter: John Spinney, Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator, Integrated Support for Learning, VT Agency of Education
Title:The Relationship Between IEP, Personalized Learning Plan, and Proficiency-Based Grad Requirements: What Parents Need to Know
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Irish Session Classes will happen on Wed, Dec 10 at noon, and Wed, Dec 17th at 2:30.   No sessions while the Ski-Ride is running, but this group will start up again in April.

River of Light Parade!   This Saturday beginning at 5PM- starting at TBPS and ending at Dac Rowe fields.  The theme this year will be 'Our Town: faces, places and buildings from your home town'.  Come see the CBMS Junk Band perform in the parade!


Harwood Union Interact Club is holding the Gifts of Kindness clothing and toy drive for our 11th year. This drive seeks to collect new and very gently used toys and clothing for families in Washington County experiencing homelessness. We plan to collect items between the dates of Dec 1 and Dec 12. Please put items in the collection box in the CBMS lobby. Interact works with the Good Samaritan House and CIRCLE in Barre. Our goal is to brighten the holiday season for people in need. We hope you will be able to help out! Please feel free to contact Ellen Berrings, 882-1167 or eberrings@wwsu.org for more information.

New GMPA Information has been added to the E-Community Bulletin Board.


Upcoming Dates of Note (full calendar can be found here)
  • December 6th- River of Light Parade- 5PM
  • December 10th- Early Release Day- 11:50AM dismissal
  • December 12th- Grades 7 and 8 Dance at CBMS- 7-9PM
  • December 22, 23- No Club Cougar on these days
  • December 24-Jan 2- Holiday Break- school begins again on Monday, January 5th.