Thursday, February 5, 2015

Feb 6

Ponderable: Perkins likes to tell the story of Mahatma Gandhi losing one of his sandals as he boarded a moving train in India. There wasn’t time to retrieve the sandal on the ground, and without hesitation, Gandhi took off his other sandal and threw it toward the first. Asked by a colleague what he was thinking, Gandhi said one sandal wouldn’t do him any good, but two would certainly help someone else. Gandhi “showed wisdom about what to keep and what to let go of,” says Perkins. “Those are both central questions for education as we choose for today’s learners the sandals they need for tomorrow’s journey.” from “What’s Worth Learning in School?” by Lory Hough in Ed. Magazine, Winter 2015. www.gse.harvard.edu/ed

It's time to order the 2015 yearbook! $30 to remember all the wonderful activities and accomplishments of the 2014-2015 school year at CBMS.  Order online by clicking here, or via the link on the CBMS Homepage.  

Cougar Cafe February menu- click here

WDSD School Board meeting on Tuesday, February 10th, in the CBMS Library, beginning at 6PM.  All relevant documents can be found by clicking here.  

The Vermont Modelers Club will run a flying demonstration of remote controlled airplanes in the CBMS gym on Saturday, February 14th 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.  


3rd Annual CBMS International Dinner - This year this event will take place in the CBMS cafetorium on Saturday Feb. 14th from 6-8:30pm. We hope you will join the spice filled (not too hot!) and delicious fun to celebrate the many diverse cultures contributing to the diverse and delightful fabric of our community. This year’s menu will feature many different dishes to taste from a variety of countries. We ask that all ingredients be listed on your dish. Thank you for contributing to the international pot-luck dinner. Suggested donation at the door is $5 and $20/family. If you don’t have time to cook-just come! All are welcome! All donations go to the CBMS-PTO Fund. This year’s entertainment will include:
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Pam Clapp from the Himalayan Cataract Project
  • OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS: Waterbury Rotary exchange students will tell us about their home towns
  • SLIDES FROM MOROCCO: Jesse McDougall CBMS 8th grader
DATE: Saturday, Feb 14
TIME: 6-8:30pm
DONATION: suggested $5 at the door $20/family 
POT-LUCK: please list all ingredients on your dish to avoid any allergy issues during our celebration.  

Contact: Belle McDougall @ 802-477-3351 or btmcdougall@gmail.com


Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • February 4-7- Grades 5/6 Basketball Tournament @ CBMS
  • Tuesday, February 10th- Info meeting for Mulan, Jr- 2:30-4:30
  • Tuesday, February 10th- WDSD School Board Meeting- 6PM @ CBMS
  • Tuesday, February 10th- WWSU Combined 6th Grade Choral Concert- 7PM- HUHS
  • Friday, February 13th- Mulan, Jr. Rehearsals begin- 2:30-4:30
  • Friday, February 13th- Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9PM
  • Saturday, February 14th- International Dinner @ CBMS- 6-8PM
  • Tuesday, February 17th- WWSU Combined 6th Grade Band and 7th/8th Grade Band & Choral concert @ HUHS- 7PM
  • Wednesday, February 18th- MS Career Fair @ CBMS- 8-Noon
  • Monday, February 23rd-Tuesday, March 3rd- Winter Break
  • Thursday, February 26th- WDSD Annual School Meeting- 6PM- CBMS Library

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