Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 29

Bike & Walk to School Day is happening on Wednesday, May 4th- yes, next Wednesday!  We will convene at Rusty Parker Park at 7AM, with treats courtesy of Waterbury in Motion, and head out at 7:10AM.  Lots of CBMS staff will be walking and biking along with students, and we encourage you to encourage your child to start the day off in a great way on Wednesday!

The May Cougar Cafe Menu is now online at


Key Themes from the WWSU Community Conversations are summarized on this document.





The Sustainability Cookbook...a great Mother's Day gift! Click here for details.

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 Proteau - blaproto@comcast.net

Bottle Drive Saturday to Benefit Odyssey of the Mind - Clear out that bottle bin and do a good deed at the same time this Saturday! The Waterbury-Duxbury Odyssey of the Mind teams will have bottle drive Saturday, 8 - noon at the Thatcher Brook Primary School front parking lot loop. Drop off your 5-cent returnable bottles and cans to support our extra-curricular creative problem-solving program that’s funded exclusively through donations and family contributions. IMPORTANT NOTE: Work on the I-89 bridges will close part of Stowe Street on Saturday. Enter Stowe Street from Main or Union Streets to reach TBPS. Thank you! Info: Lisa Scagliotti, OM coordinator, lscagliotti@comcast.net.

Change the World, one bottle of soap at a time! My name is Ezra Samuel and my "Change the World" project benefits the animal shelters in our area. This Saturday (April 30) I will be collecting bottles of dish soap (North Country Animal Shelter's # 1 need at this time) in front of the Chittenden Bank (corner of Main and Park Row). My goal is to collect 100 bottles of soap to keep them supplied for the rest of the year.....I need your help..please. 10am--1pm Thanks!


PH International is seeking host families for university students from Russia ages 18-20 interested in environmental sustainability.  These students will be visiting Vermont through PH International’s Russian Youth Environmental (RYEP) Program. This program is designed to help Russian youth develop a sense of civic responsibility through workshops, seminars, site visits and activities focusing on the primary themes of leadership development, community engagement, with a focus on environmental sustainability. Participants will spend a total of four weeks in the U.S. including a week at the Environmental Sustainability Institute at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, two weeks in Vermont attending a one-week Youth Leadership Academy and participation in community service projects, followed by a cultural visit to Washington, D.C. Youth participants will be placed in homestays during their time in Vermont to learn about American culture and family life. Host families are asked to provide a comfortable and clean place to sleep, breakfast and dinner, minimal transportation to centralized pick-up and drop-offlocations and some weekend activities. We are currently recruiting interested host families for July 2-20 th and/or August 13-31 st or a portion of the participant’s stay during these dates. PH International is a Vermont-based, international, non-governmental organization located in Waitsfield. With 30+ years of experience, PH works from offices across Eurasia to support civic society development through education, technology, and cross-cultural engagement. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. To find out more about hosting opportunities in July or August, please contact Renee Berrian or Hannah Corey at (802) 496-4545 or email at renee.berrian@ph-int.org / hannah.corey@ph-int.org

Info on Mr. Alligator's Summer Camps and Mud City Adventure summer offerings can be found on the E-Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • Week of May 2nd- Teams Dream, Wizards & Titan take SBAC tests 
  • Week of May 2nd- Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 4th- Bike/Walk to School Day- 7AM- Rusty Parker Park
  • Week of May 9th- Teams Dream & Wizards take SBAC tests 
  • May 10th- WDSD School Board meeting- TB Library- 6PM
  • May 13th- Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9PM
  • Week of May 16th- Team Quest takes SBAC tests
  • May 16-18- Grade 8 takes Science NECAPs
  • May 17th- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30PM- CBMS Library
  • May 19th- Chorus Concert @ CBMS- 7PM
  • May 26th- Band Concert @ CBMS- 7PM
  • May 30th- Memorial Day- no school today

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