Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17

Last Day of School for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders is Tuesday, June 16th- dismissal at noon that day.  

8th Grade End-of-Year Dates:

  • 8th Grade Recognition AssemblyFriday, June 12th- 8AM in the CBMS gym
  • Graduation- Friday, June 12th- 5PM in the CBMS gym
  • 8th grade trip- Monday, June 15th- all day- details to follow
  • Tuesday, June 16th- no school for 8th graders

Staff Appreciation Week is from May 4th through May 8th. We have some great things planned for the teachers/staff here at CBMS and would love some help in making it a great week.  If you could check out the link (click here) and help us out by signing up for something we would greatly appreciate it.  Any questions don't hesitate to get a hold of me:  Thank you!  Leslie Proteau

5th -  8th grade girls.....Lacrosse is super fun and fast!  You'll learn quickly, get lots of playing time, and score a sweet pinnie to keep forever!  You'll be hooked when you score your first goal!   
*U15 (7th & 8th grades)  - practice is M,W,F- 3:30-5@ Mad River park.  School bus available to practice.  Games are on Sundays.    Coach Sarah Gilroy.
*U13 (4th, 5th & 6th grades) - practice is Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 at Moretown School.  Games are on Sundays.   Coach Neil Nussbaum
 The roster on both teams currently includes players from Waterbury, Moretown, Fayston, Waitsfield, and Warren.  Equipment is available for loan.  Join Us!

2015 Fall Athletics Registration - Online Registration will open Monday, April 27th. This ONLY includes registration for 7th and 8th boys/girls soccer. Stay tuned to find out when registration for 7th and 8th grade cross-country, 7th and 8th grade field hockey, as well as 5-8 grade football will open.

How to register:
The CBMS Athletics Department has made the transition from "paper forms" to an online registration format ( In order to register your child for a fall sport you must go to theCBMS Athletics page, which can be found in the Parents tab on the CBMS website.

At the top of the CBMS Athletics page there are two registration links, one for CBMS programs and one for Harwood programs. The 2015 Fall Athletics Registration link is located at the bottom of the FamilyID website.

You can also access fall athletics registration with the following active links:

Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • April 29- National "Walk at Lunch" Day
  • May 2- Green Up Day
  • Week of May 4th- Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 6- Walk and Roll to School Day- meet at Rusty Parker Park at 7AM.
  • May 6- Early Release Day
  • 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
  • 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 9- WDSD School Board Meeting- 6PM- TB Library
  • June 10- Team Titan IDU Celebration
  • June 11- Team Titan to NH
  • June 12- 8th Grade Recognition Assembly- 8AM
  • June 12- CBMS Jazz Band at Burlington Jazz Fest- 3:45PM
  • 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

Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10

8th grade graduation awards from the American Legion- this info was e-mailed to all 8th graders, and the application deadline is June 5th- click here

Staff Appreciation Week!  It is that time again when we spend a week THANKING all those who take great care of your children during the school day. I'm trying to put together another great week for the Teachers and Staff at CBMS and would love some help in trying to make it the best week ever!  I will have a sign up for food next week, but for now I'm looking for help in calling around our area for donations. I'm also looking for monetary donations for the pizza luncheon and breakfast.  There are many areas that I will need help in and any help would be greatly appreciated.  As the saying goes.....It takes a Village....  Laughing
Please contact me if you would be willing to make a few phone calls and or give a monetary donation for the pizza luncheon and breakfast. Thanks so much.  Leslie Proteau-

Info on the Highlander Summer Soccer Camps has been added to the E-Community Bulletin Board.

April Vacation Adventures from Apple Tree Learning Centers has been added to the E-Community Bulletin Board.

The CBMS Sustainability program has organized a free E-Cycle Event in coordination with the 9th annual LEAP Energy Fair. This community event will be held in the parking lot of CBMS on Saturday, April 11th from 10-2.  More information can be found here.  

9th LEAP Energy Fair - Saturday, April 11, 2015    
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Crossett Brook Middle School Gym
Please mark your calendars for the 9th LEAP Energy Fair on Saturday, April 11.   Last year we had:
  • 75 exhibitors + 700 attendees 
  • This is one of the largest energy fairs in all of Vermont!

Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • Saturday, April 11th- LEAP Fair @ CBMS
  • Week of April 13th- Team Titan takes SBAC
  • Tuesday, April 14th- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM- TBPS Library.  Relevant documents can be accessed here.  
  • Week of April 20th- Spring Break- no school this week

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 3

Grades 5/6 Fun Night tonight CANCELLED, due to a lack of chaperones.  

Grades 7/8 Harwood Dance tonight CANCELLED, due to a lack of chaperones.  The next scheduled dance is Friday, May 15th, at CBMS.

John Halligan assembly today, beginning at 12:50PM today.  The focus of this assembly is on the negative power of bullying, especially cyber-bullying.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  More info on John's presentation can be found here.  Two parent resources that John offers in the area of technology with your child(ren):

  • Parenting Suggestions regarding Technology - click here 
  • Cellphone Contract -18 Rules for the Cellphone - click here

Something to ponder:  “Here’s what the Common Core is designed to communicate: If your children are meeting the standards, it means they are believed to be on track for college and career readiness by the end of high school – real readiness, the kind that doesn’t require remediation on campus. If they aren’t meeting the standards, it means that they are off track. That doesn’t mean they are ‘failing,’ or even ‘below average.’ But it does mean they need to accelerate their progress if they are likely to be able to take bona fide college courses upon entry or have the best possible shot at a well-paying job.” Michael Petrilli in “Not Meeting Standards: A Warning Light, Not a Death Sentence”  in The Education Gadfly, March 25, 2015,

April Cougar Cafe menu- click here.

Grades 7/8 Track begins on Monday, April 6th- 3:00-4:30 at HUMS.  

Update information on Clyde Whittemore Little League and Fencing Instruction can be found on the E-Community Bulletin Board.

Harwood HS presents SEUSSICAL (The Musical!)   TONY Award winning song-writing team, Ahrens & Flaherty bring your favorite Dr. Seuss stories to life in this family-friendly, high energy production. The Cat in the Hat (played by Sophomore, Matt Skelly) tells the story of Horton the Elephant (Ben Burr), an imaginative child named Jojo (Jordan Kulis), Gertrude McFuzz (Bridget Nagdeman), lazy Mayzie (Nina Sklar), the Wikershams (Emma Jean, Colin Holter, Harrison Russell), Sour Kangaroo (Phoebe Pacheco), Mr, & Mrs. Mayor of Whoville (Cormac Stevens, Merrill Woodruff) the Grinch (Asa Anderson), and many of your other favorite Seuss characters. Join us for an adventure through the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, and the invisible world of the Whos, April 9-11 on the Harwood stage.  Directed by Scott Weigand, with music direction by Stefanie Weigand, choreography by Amia Cervantes, and tech direction by Kevin Kelly, this production promises to have you laughing, crying, and sitting on the edge of your seats. It features original set design by Harwood senior, Kianna Haskins that capture the color and vibrance of the Dr. Seuss illustrations we know so well. The pit orchestra, led by band director, Chris Rivers, features both student and professional musicians who will lead a "meet the band" presentation before the Saturday matinee and our young audience members are invited on stage after the show to meet the cast and see the set. Performances are Thurs, Fri, Sat, April 9-11 at 7:30PM, and Saturday, April 11 at 1:30PM.  Tickets are available at the door, 30 minutes before curtain. $10 Adults/ $5 Students.

Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • 2Day!  Friday, April 3rd- John Halligan Assembly- 12:50-2- Cougar Cafetorium
  • Tuesday, April 7th- Digital Safety session at HUHS- 6:30-8PM in the HU library
  • Wednesday, April 8th- Early Release Day
  • Saturday, April 11th- LEAP Fair @ CBMS
  • Week of April 13th- Team Titan takes SBAC
  • Tuesday, April 14th- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM- TBPS Library
  • Week of April 20th- Spring Break- no school this week