Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feb 20

The WDSD Annual School Report is now online at this link.

The CBMS Office is open over the break, with normal hours of 8-4.  Feel free to stop in to see Ellen to order a yearbook, put lunch money on account, check the lost and found, etc.  If you want to be sure that Ellen is in, call ahead at 244-6100.  

Yearbook Sales are ending on March 1st- buy yours today at this link.  If you want to pay with cash or a check, hard copy order forms can be found in the CBMS office.  Note that we will not be ordering extra books this year, so if you want one get your order in!

Grades 7 & 8 Exchange with HUMS- March 5th Deadline- Details can be found by clicking here. Note the strict March 5th deadline for applying to the exchange.

Apple Tree Adventures is running February break activities for kids.  More info on the E-Community Bulletin Board- click here.  

Lego Robotics Club- session beginning in March.  5 Mondays - March 9 – April 6, 2:30-4:30- Lego Robotics Club for students with some level of experience, including those that completed the 2 day class.  
  • Open to all students Grade 5 – 8
  • Maximum seats: 10 (5 more open as of now)
  • Students will be required to sign and agree to rules and will be asked to leave if they are unable to follow them
  • New programming and building techniques will be introduced each week.  
  • Students will have opportunity to team up with other students with the same experience level
  • And choose either to do free build or select from a variety of fun building and programming challenges.
  • Cost: $100
Click here to register

Waterbury Girls on the Run, Grades 3-5 - Information session, Thursday, March 12th- 6:30PM.  Families are invited to a program information session on in the cafeteria of TBPS. Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 5th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program will begin the week of March 23rd and conclude the week of June 8th. Our celebration 5k will take place on June 6th at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds. Program cost is $25.00 per girl. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Lindsay Simpson at 802-324-8877 or, or Carol Baitz at

VOLLEYBALL!  Join us for volleyball skills and pickup play. Tuesdays after school through 4:30 (in time for the late bus), March 10th- April 14th.   A nice cross-training opportunity for between seasons in other sports!  Free.  Open to grades 5-8.  Max 15.  Signup form - click here.  For more info, contact River at  or Maureen at

The Vermont Modelers Club will run a flying demonstration of remote controlled airplanes in the CBMS gym on March 1st, 15th, and 29th from noon to 4PM.  Open to all students and parents!  Come see if flying is for you!  Click here for more information on this club. 

Parent Education Workshops in Montpelier - "Guiding Good Choices" to help parents improve family bonding and reduce risk of teenage drug use.
Central Vermont New Directions  Coalition (CVNDC), which serves Montpelier, the surrounding WCSU towns, and Washington County, is pleased to offer the award-winning parenting class Guiding Good Choices on Wednesdays, from March 18th through April 15th, 2015. Guiding Good Choices is a free, five-session workshop that aids parents of fourth through eighth graders. Are you the parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a tween or teen? This class is for you!
The course covers how to set clear guidelines with both positive and negative consequences; how to control and express anger constructively; understanding  the teenage brain; promoting family bonds; and preparing kids with “refusal” skills for that time down the road when trouble may tempt them. It is important to reach kids early--before middle school and before high school are crucial times. Guiding Good Choices has an excellent track record for preventing youth alcohol and drug use and abuse.
            Says a local parent who has taken Guiding Good Choices, “If you have kids, you owe it to yourself and your family to take this course.” Many parents feel they don’t have much influence over their child’s behavior, but research shows just the opposite. Parents are the number one influence on their child’s use of substances. In the mid  90s, Dr. David Hawkins and Dr. Richard Catalano of the University of Washington looked at 19 risk factors that affect children in their teenage years. They discovered that parents and other adult caregivers can play a major role in keeping kids on track.
Come learn the skills to keep your child safe and yourself sane! The next Guiding Good Choices workshop for parents and caregivers of fourth through eighth graders is FREE and begins soon:
5 Wednesdays, March 18, 25 and April 1, 8, 15
6:00-8:00 PM
Main Street Middle School in Montpelier
Childcare  provided with reservations
Space is limited and pre-registration is required 
Register: Ann Gilbert or Ginny Burley, CVNDC, at 802-223-4949 or 

Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • Thursday, Feb 26th- 6PM- WDSD Annual School Meeting- CBMS Trish Feld Library
  • Tuesday, March 3rd- Town Meeting Day
  • Wednesday, March - School resumes at the normal time
  • Tuesday, March 10th- 6PMP- WDSD School Board meeting- TBPS Library
  • Wednesday, March 11th- Early Release Day
  • Wednesday, March 11th- 6PM- Incoming 9th Grade Parent Meeting @ HUHS
  • Thursday, March 12th- 6:30PM- "Race to Nowhere" screening, sponsored by the CBMS PTO.  Cougar Cafetorium.  Free and open to one and all!
  • Tuesday, March 17th- 6:30 PM- CBMS PTO meeting- Trish Feld Library
  • Wednesday, March 18th- 3-8PM- Student-led conferences
  • Thursday, March 19th- 8-9:15- Tri 2 Recognition Assembly and OM Assembly- Gym
  • Thursday, March 19th- 3-8PM- Student-led conferences
  • Friday, March 20th- No School for Students Today
  • Saturday, March 21st- Time TBD- Jr. Iron Chef Tournament @ Essex Fairground
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 21st and 22nd- All Day- Rotary Home and Garden Show @ CBMS
  • Week of March 23rd- Team Prodigy takes SBAC
  • Wednesday, March 25th- 10:45-1:45- Team Titan to Flynn

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