Thursday, January 12, 2017

Jan 13

Proficiency-Based Learning resources
  • PBL Forum @ HU, from Thursday, January 5th- 8 minute screencast- click here
  • PBL FAQ, including information on the Progress Reports- click here
  • Semester 1 Progress Reports are coming home on Friday, February 3rd

Winter Wednesday Program began this past Wednesday! The CBMS staff has created this program to promote movement opportunities for those students not going to Stowe for the Ski/Ride program. The offerings are Ice skating, X-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Woods adventure (fire/shelter building, animal tracking), Sledding, Volleyball, Basketball, Strength & Conditioning, and Yoga.  Let it snow!

CBMS Ice Rink- this year we have a new addition to our school in the form of an ice skating rink in the "solar array" parking lot.  We were set to open the rink this past Wednesday, but the early January thaw has delayed that.  We are hoping to open the rink again on Monday.  This rink has been funded via the monies we have accrued from Boxtops for Education.  It will be used on Winter Wednesdays and some recesses, and it is available to the public after school and on weekends.   Get your skates sharpened, and we hope to see you on the ice soon!

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Clip 'em and send 'em in, please!

Parents of 6th and 7th graders:  Details on the 7th and 8th grade exchange with Harwood Union Middle School can be found by clicking here. Note the strict March 5th deadline for applying to the exchange.

International Potluck Dinner
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Place: CBMS cafetorium
Suggested Donation: $5 per person or $20 per family

This year, the Fourth Annual International Potluck Dinner will take place at the CBMS cafetorium on Saturday, February 11 from 6-8:30pm. We hope you will join the spice-filled (not too hot!) and delicious fun to celebrate the many cultures contributing to the diverse and delightful fabric of our community. This year’s dinner will feature several dishes from a variety of countries followed by brief presentations by local and international students.

CLICK HERE to sign up to bring a dish! Remember – we ask that all ingredients be listed on your dish. Thank you in advance for contributing to this special evening.

If you are interested in giving a 10-minute presentation to highlight a country or cultural custom important to you, please contact Pam Clapp at 802-522-6755 or

Suggested donation at the door is $5 per person and $20 per family. All donations go to the CBMS-PTO Fund to support their ongoing mission of enriching education, engaging community and enhancing connections.  If you don’t have time to cook, just come! All are welcome!

QUESTIONS? Georgiana Birmingham @ 802-279-9301 / or Pam Clapp @802-522-6755 /

Preventing Drug Abuse: The Best Strategy. Why is adolescence a critical time for preventing drug addiction? click here for more details.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop - Learn a new skill for the new year – make your own stop motion animation short film!  Ever wondered how to make a stop motion animation film? It’s not hard! With today’s technology, anyone can create a masterpiece. Join Delia on Wednesday evening, January 25, for an hour and a half workshop where we’ll cover the basics of the program Stop Motion Pro. (Studio Maker Pro can be used on iPads, iPhones and with Android Operating Systems.) During this low-key and fun workshop you’ll have a chance to experiment with the different program features and even make a very short animated movie. Once you learn the basics, the sky is the limit!  This free workshop for adults and teens (ages 12+) will be held on Wednesday, January 25, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, at the Waterbury Public Library. Please register by calling the Library at 244-7036.

Upcoming Dates of Note 
Jan 16- MLK, Jr Day- No School for Students today
Jan 18- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library - relevant documents can be accessed here
Jan 20- Grades 7/8 Dance @ HUMS- 7-9pm
Jan 27- Team Titan to Flynn Theatre- 8:15-noon
Feb 2, 3- Winooski Valley Jazz Fest @ Harwood
Feb 3- Semester 1 Progress Reports come home via the Backpack Express
Feb 10- Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS
Feb 11- PTO International Potluck Dinner- 6pm
Feb 14- Jazz Night- CBMS and HUMS combined- 7pm - HU auditorium
Feb 15- Feb 17- 5th & 6th grade basketball tournament @ CBMS
Feb 21- Choral Festival @ HU- 5th-12th grade- 7pm concert
Feb 22- No Stowe Ski-Ride today, due to President's Week
Feb 24- Last Day of Trimester 2
Feb 25- March 7- School Break

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