Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 26












CBMS presents at this week's Dynamic Landscapes conference at Champlain College this week.











8th Grade Parents - 3 timely items:

  • The American Legion sponsors awards each year. The application for these awards require written essays, with a deadline for submission of June 2nd. Details can be found on this document. This info has been sent to your child via e-mail a couple of times in the last few months. Please encourage your child to submit an essay! 
  • Step Up Day on June 2nd - On this day, 8th graders will go straight to HUHS for the full-day.  If you want your child to buy lunch at HUHS that day, and you do not qualify for free lunch, you need to send in money to make that happen. Lunch is $3.50, and breakfast is $2.25. Two options: 1) send the money into CBMS, and we will give your child a ticket. 2) your child can pay directly at Harwood on Step Up Day. We will give tickets directly to students who qualify for free meals.
  • Great Escape permission slips and payment. We need these no later than Wednesday, May 31st. Please send them in  with your child to Miss Dona in the main office. Also in need of photos for the slideshow - if you haven't sent in your child's photos please do so as soon as possible to dculver@wwsu.org.  We are in need of 2 younger ones & 1 current one, along with a short message 20 words or less - you can put your message here.   Any questions please contact Dona Culver @ dculver@wwsu.org or call 802-244-6100



4th grade and 6th grade parents - Placement lists for grades 5 and 7 will be posted on the CBMS Homepage at 5PM on Thursday, June 1st.  


Intra-District Choice - A message from Superintendent Brigid Nease:  I am writing to make you aware of a new policy that our HUUSD Board adopted on 3/9/17.  F33-L Intra-District Choice, K-8, will allow students in grades K-8 to attend any of the schools in the Harwood Unified Union School District (Crossett Brook Middle School, Fayston Elementary School, Harwood Union Middle School, Moretown Elementary School, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waitsfield Elementary School, Warren Elementary School) beginning in the Fall of 2017, regardless of your town of residence within the supervisory union.  Our merger under Act 46, where we operate all of our schools under one budget, makes intra-district choice possible without financial penalty to the taxpayers, unlike the previous laws around residency.  We hope the flexibility that we are now able to provide in these years of ongoing declining enrollment state-wide will attract and retain as many families as possible PK-12 to our communities.  Our earlier survey clearly indicates most families intend to continue having their students attend their resident school.  Please review the policy about Intra-District School Choice here. If you plan to make a change for your child for Fall 2017 from your resident school to another HUUSD school, you need to do two things:
1. Contact the building principal in the school you want your child to attend in the fall as soon as possible, but not later than June 21, 2017, so we can adequately prepare.  Phone numbers for the principals can be found here.  Scroll down to the bottom of page for school contacts.
2.  Complete this form and submit it to the Principal at the school you want your child to attend in 2017-18.  (You can also find the form on our Home page at www.wwsu.org.)
Bus transportation shall be made available where possible but is not guaranteed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call - 802-496-2272, ext. 114.



Waterbury Recreation Middle School Rec Camps this summer. Interested or have questions? Contact Deb Fowler at recreation@waterburyvt.com
https://waterburyvt.myrec.com/PhotoPool/Large/5.jpgHere is your chance to try new things and explore different activities. You can sign up for one week or all seven. The camps are an all day or half day camp depending on your needs and each week will have a different theme. We will be learning how to build a robotic arm, how to cook some meals, play soccer, weave and so much more. If you stay all day in the morning you will work on the Theme of the week, in the afternoon you will get a chance to go to the pool, play games, work on crafts and just hang out with friends.

Half day camp would be in the morning and you would just work on the Theme of the week

  • Week 1 Day Camp
  • Week 2 Hiking/ Fishing
  • Week 3 Science Camp, Robotic Arm Building
  • Week 4 Day Camp
  • Week 5 Cooking Camp
  • Week 6 Science Camp, Arcade Electronic
  • Week 7 Willow and Wool
  • Day Camp - This is a change to go back to Day Camp and just play games, make crafts, swim at the pool and make new friends. 
  • Hiking/Fishing - Spend the week exploring new trails and finding great fishing holes with our trained Let's Go Fishing staff 
  • Science Camp Build a Robotic Arm - You will be working every morning on a Robotic Arm that you will get to finish and take home with you to keep. 
  • Day Camp - This is a change to go back to Day Camp and just play games, make crafts, swim at the pool and make new friends. 
  • Cooking Camp - In this camp you will learn how to work with a recipe, budget and shop and of course cook and eat your food! 
  • Science Camp - Arcade Electronics - During this week of Science learn how to make Arcade Games that you can play for hours and hours of fun. 
  • Willow and Wool - Spend the week learning how to weave these natural fibers into wonderful works of art. Susie J Gray will help you master this wonderful life long activity


Ticks -  As the weather warms and ticks emerge, be sure you take precautions. The best way to prevent tick-borne diseases is to prevent tick bites. Limiting your exposure to ticks, using an effective repellent and checking your body for ticks are just some of the ways you can decrease the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. Check your kids each night after outdoor playtime. You increase your chances of finding ticks and removing them before they can transmit disease. Read more about prevention here.



PH International (www.ph-int.org ) 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 12 days at the Environmental Sustainability Institute at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, 112 days in Vermont participating 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-off locations and some weekend activities. We are currently recruiting interested host families for July 6-17th and/or August 15-25th 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 Ivan Tabanin at (802) 496-4545 or email at renee.berrian@ph-int.org / ivan.tabanin@ph-int.org.



Upcoming Dates of Note
  • May 29th- Memorial Day- no school today
  • June 2nd- Step Up Day
  • June 7th- Team Quest to Boston
  • June 7th- CBMS Jazz Band plays at Burlington Jazz Festival
  • June 8th- Team Wizards to Boston
  • June 8th- Team Titan celebration dinner
  • June 9th- Team Dream to Boston
  • June 9th- Team Prodigy to Burlington
  • June 10th- HUHS Graduation
  • June 12th- Team Titan to Northern Lights
  • June 13th- Team Wizards to Reservoir
  • June 13th- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM- TBPS Library
  • June 14th- Team Quest to Reservoir
  • June14th- Team Prodigy celebration dinner
  • June 15th- The Happening
  • June 15th- 8th grade Recognition Assembly- 1pm
  • June 15th- 8th grade Graduation- 5pm
  • June 16th- Graduates to Great Escape
  • June 16th- Last day for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders- noon dismissal

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