Thursday, March 31, 2016

April 1

New Club Offering! Come check out the age old art of fly tying!  Ever wondered how it is done? We will put together useful flies that will catch fish here in Vermont and elsewhere! Each participant will learn basic tying techniques, what insects  and terrestrial creatures like trout and other fish eat.  Wednesdays, April 6, 13, and 27 from 2:30-3:15 in the Dream/Quest project room.  Cost is $10/student.  Checks can be made payable to CBMS PTO.  For more info, click here

Velocity Program for MS Boys - If you have a son attending CBMS, pease read this doc regarding the Velocity after school program for boys, which starts at the end of April. Questions? E-mail Dan Gratton at

From the Cougar Cafe- The April menu is now online at

7th grade Parents: please take note of the upcoming Lift Up Letter deadline coming up on Monday, April 25th.  If you haven't taken the time to write your letter(s) yet, please do so today!  Please visit this link to view the original letter which was sent home in January for a reminder about the purpose of the project!  Thanks...Jen Hempey, CBMS School Counselor.

7th & 8th Grade Track and Field - Our first practice will take place on Monday, April 4 @ Harwood MS. All CBMSers should take bus #1 to Harwood and report to the cafeteria. Once classes are over, all student athletes should meet in the MS gallery for practice.  Dress ready to work out! Wear LAYERS and supportive workout shoes.  You must be registered and approved in Family ID if you are to participate.  More info to come! The season schedule can be accessed here.  Any questions, please contact Coach Grace at

Annual Waterbury/Duxbury Day at the Lake Monsters!  Tickets go on sale today thru Friday April 8. It is a short selling period this year so please pay attention to the due date. Packets are available in the office at CBMS. Our date is Sunday June 26th against the Staten Island Yankees at 5:05 pm. This year tickets will be distributed to the selling student. If you have any questions pleases contact Missy - or 802-244-1918

PE help needed- Kristin Lora is looking for student or parent help on Friday, April 1st from 2:30 until 3:30/4:30ish to help get the borrowed bikes cleaned up, dried off and packed away.  If you are available to lend a hand, contract Kristin at

10th LEAP Energy Fair - Saturday, April 9th, 9AM-3PM in the CBMS gym. Free admission. For more details, click here.

The Sustainability Program will hold it's annual E-Cycles drive at CBMS on April 9th from 10:00 -2:00 in conjunction with the LEAP Fair. We will collect old, outdated and broken electronics that you are looking to get rid of, and dispose of them sustainability.

Ponderable:  At its core, good teaching is about relationships – because students allow themselves to learn from people they trust.” from “Empathy Is the Gateway” by David Saavedra in Educational Leadership, February 2016

Staff Appreciation Week - Happy Spring Everyone - It is that time of year again when we give praises and thanks to everyone that makes your child's day a good one at CBMS. This is for those who keep the sidewalks clear to the one who feed your child to those who engage their mind. Help me put together a wonderful week full of thanks.  Staff appreciation week is May 2nd thru May 6th. I am looking for help in the following ways: monetary donations to help with the staff luncheon and breakfast, help with food and setting up and cards and banners would be great, too. You can sign up to donate something by clicking here.  This is the last hurrah heading into the last month and a half of school and it really warms the hearts of the staff to know how appreciated they are. If you can help us with a monetary donation please send checks or cash into the office and attention it to me, Leslie Proteau, and checks can be made out to CBMS PTO. If you are interested in making a dish, a dessert or just helping with any food, click here.  Thank you all and let's all make this years Staff Appreciation week the best ever!!  Leslie

Parents Guide to Safe Bicycling- click here

Vermont Girl Expo - April 23rd at Champlain Valley Expo- click here for more info

Upcoming Dates of Note: 
  • 2Day April 1- Last Day for Quarter 3 (Applied Academics for 5th and 6th graders change on Monday)
  • April 2- Vermont History Day @ U32
  • April 6- Winooski Valley Music Fest @ S. Royalton
  • April 8- Grades 7/8 Dance at the Ice Center, sponsored by HUMS. $5.00 (plus skate rental) 7:30-9:30
  • April 9- LEAP Fair @ CBMS
  • April 12-15- Grades 5/6 Ecology Week
  • April 12- WDSD School Board meeting- TB Library- 6PM
  • April 15- Team Titan to Flynn Theatre- 11-2
  • April 18-22- Spring Break- no school this week

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