Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 18

Sign your child up for the 5th/6th Grade Fun Night!  Date is Friday, March 25th, time is 7-9PM, admission is $5, and the theme is "March Madness" - click here

E-Bus Note- click here

E-Absence Notice- click here

8th grader French students - remember to bring $5 for your baguettes and crepes.  (If this is a hardship, let Madame Martell know)

Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament Saturday at CVU High School - Six teams of students from Waterbury-Duxbury will be competing Saturday at the Vermont Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament at Champlain Valley Union High School. Three teams of Crossett Brook students, two from Thatcher Brook and one combined team of 4th and 5th graders will take part in the annual creative problem-solving competition. Teams have been working since the fall on solving their problems and will present their solutions at the tournament which features teams from all around the state.
The tournament is open to the public and free. The schedule and information about the competition is available on the Vermont OM website at Teams from our schools are listed as Waterbury-Duxbury Schools on the schedule. Those listed in Division 2 categories are the older middle school teams, the Division 1 teams are students from grades 3-5. Anyone interested in participating in OM in the future is encouraged to check out the tournament or just come cheer on your school mates!
Teams that finish in first and second place or those winning a special creativity award qualify for the OM World Finals tournament over Memorial Day weekend in May. That competition will be held at Iowa State University this year.

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 We will collect old, outdated and broken electronics that you are looking to get rid of and dispose of them sustainability.

16-17 School Calendar has been finalized, and the link is on the CBMS Homepage.

From Your PTO - The CBMS President in 16/17 will be Laurie Berryman, the Vice President will be Tamatha Thomas-Haase and the Secretary will be Phoebe Pelkey. We are still in need of a Treasurer and a Fundraising Lead.  If you are interested in filling either of these positions, please contact Laurie Berryman at

Ponderable: "Happiness, Dr. Seppala explained in an email, is not something we can afford to lose at home or in our classrooms, as it forms the very foundation of deep, meaningful learning. Happy kids show up at school more able to learn because they tend to sleep better and may have healthier immune systems. Happy kids learn faster and think more creatively. Happy kids tend to be more resilient in the face of failures. Happy kids have stronger relationships and make new friends more easily." from "Letting Happiness Flourish in the Classroom", by Jessica Lahey. click here to read the article.

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • 2day - March 18- No School today 
  • 2morrow- March 19- Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at CVU- schedule and rosters can be found here.
  • 2morrow- March 19- Junior Iron Chef competition- Champlain Expo Fairgrounds, Essex. CBMS is competing in the morning heat- 9:30-11:00am; awards at 12:00pm 
  • March 25- Fun Night for grades 5/6- 7-9PM 
  • March 28- No School for students today; Inservice Day for Staff

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