Friday, May 8, 2015

May 8

Mulan, Jr comes to the CBMS stage!  Performances will happen on Friday, May 8th at 6:30PM, and Saturday, May 9th at 2PM, in the CBMS Cougar Cafetorium.  No admission charge, and come one, come all!  Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. Defying her family's traditions, and the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan, her army buddies, and her mischievous dragon sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor. Based on the animated Disney movie, the score includes favorites like "Reflection," "Honor to Us All" and "I'll Make a Man Out of You," as well as new songs that will get the audience up on its feet!  The CBMS production of Mulan, Jr., is partially funded through the generous efforts of GMPA community outreach efforts.  The Crossett Brook Middle School production includes Josie Gillen as Mulan; Anna Alberghini as Mushu; Wyatt Adams as Shang, captain of the troop of Chinese soldiers which Mulan joins; Duncan Weinman, Sam Lord, and Sydney Kulis as Yao, Ling and Qian Po, soldiers who become Mulan's friends; Isabelle Morse as Chi Fu, a self-serving diplomat; Maggie Alberghini, Addie McKibben, Aidan Flint, Sarah Kate Smith, and Alexandra Pendo as Mulan's ancestors who watch over her; Michael Fuller as Fa Zhou, Mulan's father; Abby Colbert as Fa Li, Mulan's mother; Zoe Lemon as Grandmother Fa; Sophia Buonomo as the Matchmaker, Korrina Cummings as the Emperor of China; Willa Yonkman, Michelle Essien, and Cadance Hammond as Hun soldiers; and Taite Plagge, Julianne Young, Kate McCracken, Hailey Messier-Lamson, Sophie Burkhouse, Caelyn McDonough, Siena Mazer, Tanum Nelson, Elizabeth Lord, Ashley Proteau, Kayden Durkin, Jaye Fuller, Josie Rand, and Kaelyn Wood  as villagers and soldiers.

Ponderable: Schools are supposed to be stopovers in life, not ends in themselves. The information, skills, and understandings they offer are knowledge-to-go, not just to use on site.” “Teaching for Transfer in the Common Core Era” by Peter Dewitz and Michael Graves in The Reading Teacher, October 2014.

PE Survey- looking for parent input:  Dan and Kristin are looking to improve our current Physical Education Program. Our goal is to help all students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be physically active for life. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on how we can better serve your child on this survey 

7th Grade Parents - There is still time for Lift Up Letters!! Although our initial submission date has passed, letters will not be handed out until May 15th after noon, so please continue to send things in if you have them!  We want to show our 7th graders a huge outpouring of support and love as they begin their transition to 8th grade.  Please contact Jen Hempey with any questions. or 244-6100.  The original letter explaining the project is linked here.  

Mother’s Day Car Wash Will Support Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Teams Odyssey of the Mind teams from Crossett Brook Middle School plan a Mother’s Day Car Wash this Sunday, May 10th (10AM - 3PM) behind Northfield Savings Bank on South Main Street. Team members will be on hand to clean vehicles for donations to support their upcoming trip to Michigan State University for OM World Finals. Free lemonade to all moms!
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition. Teams compete at the state level to qualify for World Finals. The local teams cover half their costs for the trip through fundraising. They are in the final stretch now with about $2,000 left to raise to meet their goal.  To contribute, visit their online fundraising site Updates are posted on Facebook at “Waterbury Duxbury Vt. Odyssey of the Mind.”

8th Grade Parents- opportunity for student participation on the Harwood Union High School Leadership Team.  Click here for details.

Summer Fun at Green Mountain Performing Arts- details on the E-Community Bulletin Board.  

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Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • May 8- Mulan Jr. on Stage- 6:30PM
  • May 9- Mulan Jr. on Stage- 2:00PM
  • Week of May 11- Dream/Quest taking SBAC
  • May 12- WDSD School Board Meeting- 6PM @ TB- relevant documents can be found here.
  • May 15- Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS
  • Week of May 18- Wizards taking SBAC
  • May 19- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30
  • May 21- Chorale Concert- Grades 5-8- 7PM
  • May 22- Team Dream to Boston
  • May 25- Memorial Day- no school today
  • May 28- Band Concert- Grades 5-8- 7PM
  • May 29- Team Quest to Boston
  • June 3- Team Wizards to Boston
  • June 5- Step Up Day
  • June 6- Girls on the Run- Essex Fairgrounds
  • June 8- CBMS Jazz Band at Burlington Jazz Fest- afternoon
  • June 9- WDSD School Board Meeting- 6PM- TB Library
  • June 10- Team Titan IDU Celebration
  • June 10- Team Prodigy to Burlington, Reservoir
  • June 11- Team Titan to NH
  • June 11- Team Prodigy Team Dinner
  • June 12- 8th Grade Recognition Assembly- 8AM
  • June 12- 8th Grade Graduation- 5PM
  • June 15- 8th Grade Trip, and last day for 8th graders
  • June 16- Last school day for grades 5, 6, and 7- Noon Dismissal

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