Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feb 27

Reminder - Strict deadline for 7th and 8th Grade HU-CB Exchange is March 5th- details can be found here

Cougar Cafe March Menu- check this site. 

15-16 School Calendar- click here

Student-led Conferences are coming in a few weeks....details on how to sign up will be in next week's Cougar Comments.

HUHS Annual School Meeting- Monday, March 2nd- 5PM in the HUHS Library.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC), which has replaced the NECAPs for Literacy and Math, is being given this Spring to all CBMS students.  The differences between the SBAC and the NECAPs can be found on this document.

After-School 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

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

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. 

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL-SOME REMINDERS Let them stay home or send them to school?? This is an early morning decision many parents are faced with.  There are those times when it is difficult to decide whether to not to send your child to school.  The following guidelines offer you some help in your decision.
   *Always keep your child at home if they have an elevated temperature.  Temperatures should be normal for 24 hours (without Tylenol or Ibuprofen) before he/she returns to school.  Children with a temperature of 100 or above cannot stay in school, and parents will be notified to pick them up.
   *If your child has vomited or had diarrhea, please keep him/her home until 24 hours after the last episode.
   *If your child has any rash that may be disease related or you do not know the cause, check with your family doctor before sending the child to school.
   *If your child has eye drainage and the whites of their eyes are pink or red, please take your child to the doctor.  Your child should not be rubbing his eyes if they are infected.  If the cause is from bacteria, your child may return to school after they have been started on antibiotics.
   *If your child has a persistent cough, please keep them home
   *Strep Throat:  Children need to stay at home for 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins and they are without a fever.
  *Influenza: Children with influenza are typically contagious 1 day before getting ill through 5-7 days after the onset of symptoms.  Please keep your child home for this time period if they are diagnosed with Influenza.
   *Please notify the school immediately if your child develops a communicable disease (strep throat, Influenza, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, scarlet fever, pink eye, pertussis (whooping cough), etc.)
   *If your child becomes ill or is injured during the school day, you will be notified so arrangements can be made for your child to be taken home.  Please notify the school if your phone number changes so we can contact you.
   *Please read the letters that are sent home by the school nurse.  If there is a communicable disease in your child’s classroom, you will be notified.
   * Children should be dressed appropriately for the season and specific weather. 
   *To prevent the spread of infection:
o  Use good hand washing
o  Cover the cough
o  Keep your child home if they are sick

Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • Monday, March 2nd- 5PM- HUHS Annual School Meeting- HUHS Library
  • Tuesday, March 3rd- Town Meeting Day- No School Today
  • Wednesday, March 4th- School resumes at the normal time
  • Thursday, March 5th- Deadline for application to the HU-CB exchange for 7th and 8th graders
  • 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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