Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dec 2

Holiday FUN NIGHT is TONIGHT from 7-9PM!  We hope to see all of the 5th and 6th graders at CBMS on Friday night for our holiday-themed FUN NIGHT!
  • PERMISSION FORMS are required. CLICK HERE to complete the online form by noon on Friday.
  • WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to bring sweet treats, healthy snacks, and drinks. We also need parent chaperones to make sure the night is a safe one for all! CLICK HERE for the volunteer sign-up genius.
  • If you have questions, please email Kathleen Luce at Thanks!

CBMS is looking to build an outdoor hockey rink on the front, dirt parking lot this winter. Got any expertise in this area, or thoughts on how to make a rink come to reality? Contact Tom Drake at

December Cougar Cafe Menu is now online at

Proficiency-Based Learning - Vermont Agency of Education Website- click here

Advice for parents on the topic of Sexting (from Common Sense Media)

  • Don’t wait for an incident to happen to your child or your child’s friend before you talk about the consequences of sexting. Sure, talking about sex or dating with teens can be uncomfortable, but it’s better to have the talk before something happens.
  • Remind your kids that once an image is sent, it can never be retrieved -- and they will lose control of it. Ask teens how they would feel if their teachers, parents, or the entire school saw the picture, because that happens all the time.
  • Talk about pressures to send revealing photos. A study by Michigan State University found that many teens are sexually harassed online by their peers. Let teens know that you understand how they can be pushed or dared into sending something. Tell them that no matter how big the social pressure is, the potential social humiliation can be hundreds of times worse.
  • Teach your children that the buck stops with them. If someone sends them a photo, they should delete it immediately. It’s better to be part of the solution than the problem. 
  • Check out Common Sense Education's Sexting HandbookThis resource gives families the language and support to take texting and cell phone power back into their own hands. It’s also a great resource for parents who are uncomfortable dealing directly with this issue.

Image result for boxtops for educationBoxtops - Collect them and send them in, please...we put the $ we get from them to great use!

Happenings at the Waterbury Public Library

WHEN: Saturday, December 10th at 10 AM
Harpist Judi will entertain us with her little/big (Clarsach) harp, as she draws music from many lands to celebrate the onset of the holiday season. Suitable for ages 18 months through adult. No registration needed.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 PM
The Library will host a community-wide Winter Movie Night with a showing of the 2000 documentary, “The Endurance”, narrated by Liam Neeson (Rated G). It recounts this Sir Earnest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic, with footage of the actual locations, and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members, and a generous helping of still photos shot on the expedition. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council,  this event will be an adventure in watching and learning about the dramatic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton, his crew, and his ship, The Endurance. You’ll have the opportunity to consider, among other things, the power of vision, courage, and perseverance, the nature of leadership, and the spirit of adventure and exploration.  Theirs is one of the greatest adventure and survival stories of the twentieth century.  Free and open to the public.

Ponderable: “If you are comfortable, you are not learning.” from “16 Life Lessons” from various authors in Psychology Today, October 2016.

Upcoming Dates of Note
  • 2Nite - Dec 2- Fun Night for 5/6- 7-9pm
  • Dec 3- River of Light Parade- 5pm (Junk Band members should gather at 4:30pm at Rusty Parker Park)
  • Dec 7- HUUSD Board meeting- HU Library- 6pm
  • Dec 9- 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9pm
  • Dec 13- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM- CBMS Library
  • Dec 14- HUUSD Board meeting- HU Library- 6pm
  • Dec 22- All-School Music Assembly- Peace in the Valley- 1:45-2:30
  • Dec 23- break until Jan 3

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