Friday, October 28, 2016

Oct 28

Online Sign-ups for Fall Conferences are now open! The Fall round of Student-Led Conferences will be happening in the afternoon and evening on Thursday, November 10th.  As your child is leading this conference, please make sure he/she attends with you!  Online sign-ups close at the end of the day on Sunday, November 6th. You can access this system via the link on the CBMS Homepage. The password for CBMS is "cbms". Step-By-Step instructions to sign-up: 

  • Visit the CBMS homepage ( and click the "Online Scheduler" icon.
  • Choose CBMS from the drop down list and click “GO”
  • Enter the school password (cbms)
  • Click on the "use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID" button to access the system.
  • Verify the child’s birth date
  • A list of your child’s Applied Academics and PE teachers and core team will be displayed. Check the box next to the name of each team/teacher(s) you would like to schedule with.  Student-led conferences will happen on the core team.
  • If you have more than one child in the school you can see all of your children's teachers schedules at one time by answering YES to this question “Do you want to schedule conferences for another student?” then repeat the steps above for your other students. If you only have one child at CBMS, answer NO to that question.
  • You will then see the available time slots for each teacher you selected.
  • Select the times that work best for your schedule.
  • Enter your email address (recommended) if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private.)
  • Once you have finished you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.
  • Write down the Confirmation Number (you will need this number to cancel your appointment)
Need help? Contact Dona Culver ( or Tom Drake (, or phone the school at 244-6100.

Creative Writing Club with Ms. Cicchetti- Thursdays after school beginning Nov 17th.  click here for details.

Lego Robotics Sign-Up Nov 2016- This class is for students in grades 5-8, and is open to the first 10 students. Classes will take place on Mondays, Nov 7, 14, 21 and 28. 2:45-4:45 pm in the Dream/Quest wing. Cost is $75/student. To sign up, click here. Mike Maloney will be leading. Please make checks payable to "Mike Maloney". Refer questions to Mike at Please submit requests for financial assistance to Tom Drake at

Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: A Forum for CaregiversTuesday, November 1st from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m at HUHS.   To support the needs of all families, we are now offering this forum. Also know, that as time passes, additional forums will also be scheduled.  In order to have adequate space, please RSVP to Wendy Gilbert (882-1101) or if you plan on attending. 

Got Candy?  Once again the residents of Randall, Elm and a few other popular Village of Waterbury streets are gearing up for a great Halloween for your ghosts, goblins, zombies and princesses! There will be Candy Donation Stations at both TBPS and CBMS starting Wed 10/19 thru Friday, 10/28. Thanks for helping!


A giant Cougar THANKS to all of the parents who made our first FUN NIGHT of the school year an incredible success! The snack tables were full of healthy treats and delicious baked-goods (did you see the eyeball cupcakes!) and chaperones seemed to have as much fun as the students (moms know "The Cupid Shuffle?")! Did we mention that 112 students participated??  Thanks to Kathleen Luce for her leadership and don't forget to mark your calendars for the holiday-themed FUN NIGHT on December 2nd! Online permission forms are required and will be available online mid-November!

By now, you have likely seen the winter fundraiser information flyer and order form. Our hope is that your student(s) is working hard to sell holiday wreaths, poinsettias and fudge to raise funds for his/her team's enrichment activities planned for the spring. Information, due dates and a downloadable order form can be found HERE on the PTO WEBSITE. Please email Amy Gibbs at with questions and Happy Selling!

PTO MEETING NOVEMBER 1 at 6:30PMOur 2nd meeting of the school year will be hosted on November 1st at 6:30PM in the library. Our agenda will focus on how to ensure that team fundraising needs are met; brainstorming new ideas for CBMS Spirit Wear; discussing how to make FUN NIGHT even better; and planning our upcoming Parent Education Workshop! Every person who attends the meeting will be entered to win a Bad Moms movie poster that night...could there be a better prize for attending? Snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Winter weather is right around the corner, which brings the potential for school delays and closings.  Read Superintendent Brigid Nease's thoughts on this topic by clicking here.  

Mindfulness in Schools- a powerful, 15-minute TED Talk- click here

WDSD School Board meeting postponed- As we transition to the HUUSD board, we are finding that there are few agenda items for the WDSD School Board to address.  Thus, we have decided not to meet again until December 13th.  If you have an issue/question/concern/comment for the WDSD School Board, contact information for board members can be found here 

Volunteers needed for Stowe Ski-Ride Program! We are signing up volunteers now for the coming season.  If you would like to sign up or need further information, please go to our website at  We currently need an additional 10 to 15 volunteers to make this work. If you know someone who may be interested, please pass this along or tell them to check out the volunteer page on our website. The link can be found on the CBMS page.  Thank you in advance for all you do to make this program a reality for our kids! 

Good Neighbor Fund to Help Waterbury Family Hit by Tragedy - The Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund exists to lend a hand to people in our community going through difficult times. We know that recovering from tragedy may take awhile and may bring unexpected financial burdens. In an effort to support the Waterbury families dealing with the Harwood tragedy, the Good Neighbor Fund has created a special “October Fund” to make long-term support available if needed. Please consider donating to the October Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund with “October Fund” on the memo line. Send c/o Liz Schlegel, 12 Winooski Street, Waterbury VT 05676. The GNF is administered by a 501(c)3 organization, so donations to the October Fund may be tax-deductible. Contact with any questions. Thank you!

Upcoming Dates of Note:  
  • Nov 1- School Photo re-take day
  • Nov 1- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30PM
  • Nov 1- Postponed until Dec 13th WDSD School Board meeting @ CBMS- 6PM.  
  • Nov 1- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: A Forum for Caregivers @ HUHS- 6:00-7:30PM
  • Nov 8- Election Day
  • Nov 10- Student-led Conferences @ CBMS- 3-8PM
  • Nov 11- 7/8 Dance @ HUMS- 7-9PM
  • Nov 17- Concert- 6-8 band, Jazz band, 5-8 chorus- 7PM
  • Nov 23, 24, 25- Thanksgiving Break- no school for students

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