Thursday, March 24, 2016

March 25

Sign your child up for the 5th/6th Grade Fun Night!  TONIGHT from 7-9PM, admission is $5, and the theme is "March Madness" - click here to sign your child up!

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 klora@wwsu.org

Student-Led Conference Survey- we are looking for your feedback on the recent conferences.  This will  take 10-15 minutes.  Please click here

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 We will collect old, outdated and broken electronics that you are looking to get rid of, and dispose of them sustainability.


7th Grade Parents- take note! Lift-Up Letters- deadline to submit is April 25th. Click here to get more details.  

Astronomy with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Optional opportunity during Den time - first Tuesday of the month in Melissa Williams room and open to all CBMS student. Join the Perot Museum astronomy education staff for monthly updates that bring you the latest and greatest in space science news! Your students will also learn what to watch for — and when — in the skies near you. Urge your child to attend!  Next session is April 5th during Den.



ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAMS TAKE TOP HONORS AT STATE TOURNAMENT Six teams of 3rd through 7th graders from Thatcher Brook and Crossett Brook schools competed last weekend along with more than 50 other teams at the VT State Odyssey of the Mind tournament. Three won first place trophies and three came in second place at the creative problem-solving program’s annual competition.

Both teams from Thatcher Brook Primary School won first place in their categories. The 4th grade team solved a technical problem with a fishing theme where they built several devices to fish for objects. The 3rd grade team competed in the theatrical category where the problem involved humor, a song and dance, and animal characters who had to help each other.

A team of 4th- and Crossett Brook Middle School 5th graders won first place in its category and also received a special creativity award for its humorous combination of themes from Aesop’s fables and modern social media. Another team in 5th and 6th grade solved the same problem with a skit set in colonial America and they won second place. A team of Crossett Brook 5th and 6th grade boys and girls ranked second in a problem that required they build a structure out of balsa wood. A third Crossett Brook team of 6th and 7th graders created a vehicle that assisted characters in a skit with recycling.

In all, 36 local students including one from Bishop Marshall School and 10 parent volunteer coaches participated in OM.Although all six teams qualified to compete at the OM World Finals at Iowa State University in May, none will make the trip this year.

OM is an extra-curricular creative problem-solving competition for students from kindergarten through college. OM builds teamwork, encourages risk-taking, and rewards originality. Teams typically have 5-7 student members. They choose from five problems and present their solutions at the state contest in the form of a short skit.

Our OM program is supported entirely through fundraising and family contributions.


American Red Cross Babysitting Course - A session will be held on Sat. April 2nd. 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Class is limited to 12 students who must be 11 years old or older. Participants also need a lunch, beverages, snacks and pencil. They can enter Harwood through the main doors and follow the signs on the right. There is a minimum of 6 participants to run the class. To hold a slot, a check must be made payable to Harwood Union for $65. Students will receive a book, CD, and certification card. It can be mailed to the attention of Mary Holden: Harwood Union High School; 458 VT RTE 100; S. Duxbury, VT 05660. It is also a good idea to write me an email mholden@wwsu.org to give contact information. Any questions should go to Mary Holden at mholden@wwsu.org or 802-882-1114.


From the Waterbury Public Library:
Youth Maker Programs     Toy hacking   I
Instructor: Dayle Payne, a veteran teacher and leader in the STEM and Maker Movement in Vermont.

Toy Hacking
Saturday, April 2, 10 AM - 1 PM
Toy Hacking is a fun and playful way to learn how circuits work. Starting with used electronic toys, toy hackers carefully examine then safely take the toys apart to learn how they work.
Kids will enjoy hands-on learning, experimenting, and creating by taking apart toys in this fun maker space program. For ages 9 -14 years old.

e-Textiles
Saturday, April 30
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Learn about basic circuit design, explore the aesthetics of circuits, sew LEDs into fabric, and build simple circuits by sewing with conductive thread. For ages 10 and up.

Space is limited for both programs - please call the Library to register: 244-7036 

“The Maker Programs in Vermont Libraries: Spark a Culture of Innovation” was made possible by a grant from the VT Community Foundation.

“Anything Goes” Poetry Slam with Geof Hewitt- all ages
WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 14
REGISTRATION FOR PERFORMERS BEGINS AT 6:30; SLAM STARTS AT 7:00 PM

April is Poetry Month, and this year we are pleased to bring back Geof Hewitt to emcee this fun-filled, lively event to be held in the Steele Community Room at 28 North Main Street. You can either be a participant, or just come and watch and  score/rate the participants.
Since this is an “Anything Goes” Poetry Slam, the format and rules will be slightly different….
  • Only a one-round slam with slammers limited to five minutes at the mic.
  • Musicians, choral groups, story tellers, and of course poets, are all invited to the mic.
  • “Covers” will be allowed, but original work is encouraged.
  • Discretion is required since this will be an “all ages” event.
Essentially, this will be a talent show scored by audience members!
Registration will begin at 6:30 PM, and the show starts at 7:00. Free and open to the public.


WATERBURY and MAD RIVER girls!!  Play spring lacrosse...the fastest game on two feet!

CHILL LAX - GRADES 2,3,4
A fun and friendly introduction to the game of Girls Lacrosse!
Stick skills and fun games with Harwood player/coaches! Loaner sticks available.
Sundays @ Flemer Field in Waitsfield (Old County Rd.), April 3rd & 10th10:00 - 11:00 AM
Sundays @ Mad River Park in Waitsfield, April 24 - June 510:00 - 11:00 AM
$25 US Lacrosse fee only.

GRADE 5/6 (U13)
Practice M, W, F 3:30 - 5:00 @ Flemer Field in Waitsfield (Old County Rd.), March 30 - April 10.
Practice M, W, F 3:30 - 5:00 @ Mad River Park in Waitsfield, April 24 - June 3
Coach Mac Jackson (skifarmer@live.com)

GRADE 7/8 (U15) - ROSTER FULL
Practice M,W, F, 3:30 – 5:00 @ Moretown School, March 30 - April 15.
Practice M,W, F, 3:30 – 5:00 @ Mad River Park, April 25 - June 3
School bus available to Moretown and MRP from both CBMS and HUMS.
Coach Neill Nussbaum (neillnussbaum@gmail.com)

GAMES: Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League Sunday Jamborees. May 1st – June 5th, 2016.
EQUIPMENT: Sticks and eye guards are available from the league on a first come/first serve basis.
CONTACT: Mary Simmons @ Bear@gmavt.net

REGISTER NOW AT MADRIVERLAX.ORG

Upcoming Dates of Note: 
  • 2Nite- March 25- Grades 5/6 Fun Night- 7-9PM
  • March 28- No School for students today; Inservice Day for Teachers
  • April 1- Last Day for Quarter 3
  • April 2- Vermont History Day @ U32
  • April 6- Winooski Valley Music Fest @ S. Royalton
  • April 8- 7/8 Dance @ HUMS
  • 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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