Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 5

CBMS Play- "The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever!"- On the CBMS Stage tonight and tomorrow night!  Both shows begin at 7PM.  There will be a pizza and cake sale right after the show.  Admission is by donation.  Running time is 45 minutes.  Hope to see you there!

The Grades 7/8 Dance scheduled for Friday, May 12th has been cancelled, due to low student interest in attending.  

Cougar Kudos to the Waterbury Rotary Club for once again donating a tree to CBMS in honor of Arbor Day!  A plum tree will be planted today on top of the sledding hill.

The Administration and School Counselor at Crossett Brook would like to inform you of a trending Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why,” based on a young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The fictional series illustrates events from the life of 17-year-old, Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people she says were in some way instrumental in her decision to end her life.  Each recording recounts painful events in which one, or more, of the 13 individuals played a role. The series is rated TV-MA, which stands for Mature Audience Only, and includes graphic scenes depicting sexual assault and suicide. Click here for the full letter and appropriate resources.

The Daily Announcements for CBMS, which are read each day in AG, can be found at this link.  

Two OM Fundraisers
Parents Night Out Saturday Night: 7th and 8th grade Odyssey of the Mind team members heading to World Finals in Michigan are working hard to raise money for their trip.This Saturday night (May 6) they will host a Parents Night Out at Hunger Mountain Children’s Center from 4 to 9 PM. Make a reservation to drop your tots off for a fun night of playtime, quesadillas, and a movie in pjs. Then make plans to go out. $40 for one child / $65 for two. OM coach and preschool teacher Bethany Fuller will be on site to supervise. Email to reserve a spot (or two)

OM Bottle Drive continues: If you missed Saturday’s bottle drive to support Odyssey of the Mind, you can still drop off redeemable bottles and cans in the big blue barrels by the parent loop at Crossett Brook Middle School. They will be there for a few more weeks. Thank you in advance for all of the donations!

Community Socrates Café!
 Waterbury Public Library Wednesday May 10, 6:30- 8:00  PM
“Does Privacy Matter In Our Country Today?”

A Socrates Café is an opportunity for dialogue about timeless and timely questions that all human beings deal with in their lives. Rather than being a debate or a discussion, a Socrates Café is a dialogue where participants are encouraged to listen to each other and to learn from one another. This form of discourse- and its focus on the search for knowledge- comes from Socrates, who observed that, "Wisdom Begins in Wonder." These gatherings are open to all members of the community, regardless of age, experience or background. Harwood students who are experienced in leading Socratic Dialogues will facilitate the discussions.

This will be the first Socrates Café to be held at the Waterbury Public library. The library is designed to bring diverse community members together: a public, centrally located space that by definition belongs to and welcomes the entire community. Inviting students into the library to lead a community exercise for all ages represents not only the Waterbury Public Library’s commitment to working with other community organizations, but also the library’s tradition of honoring the experiences, knowledge and contributions of all members of the community.  The discussion question at the upcoming May 10th café embodies the library’s commitment to lifelong learning and to being a space and organization that champion’s ideas and creativity.

Community members of all ages are invited, and refreshments will be provided.  For questions and more information, please  contact Katherine Cadwell,  Harwood Union  High School faculty member a, or Judi Byron at the Waterbury Library,, 244-7036

An Evening with Moira McCarthy Stanford, Host of Despite Diabetes

As members of the Type-One Diabetes Advisory Council at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, we work to create opportunities for families living with type-1 diabetes to come together to connect and learn from each other.  The Advisory Council has offered community meetings such as Taking Diabetes to School and Sports and Diabetes.

We all have stories about how type-1 diabetes has changed our lives.  Sharing these stories, as well as information about the latest research into better treatment options and one day a cure, provides hope and inspiration to continue the good fight against this relentless disease.

The Parent Advisory Council in collaboration with JDRF, is pleased to present an evening with Moira McCarthy Stanford on May 18th in the Sullivan Room of the Given Building at the University of Vermont Medical Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  

Moira is a former national award-winning crime reporter and newspaper editor, and the author of the best-selling books, The Everything Parents Guide to Diabetes and Raising Teens With Diabetes: A Parent Survival Guide, which was released in June of 2013. Moira is also an avid skier, and is a contributing editor at SKI Magazine as well as a weekly sports columnist and Travel Editor for the Boston Herald and a sports talk radio personality in Boston. Her advocacy and tireless support of type 1 diabetes research has landed her a spot as guest speaker on CNN Live and many other media outlets. She is also the creator of a well-known blog,

Moira is also very involved with JDRF. She was chair of JDRF's Children's Congress 2005, national chair of JDRF Grassroots Advocacy, national chair of Outreach, president of the New England Chapter and has served on various international committees.  Moira McCarthy Stanford lives in Plymouth, MA and is connected to type 1 diabetes through her 25-year-old daughter, Lauren Stanford, who was diagnosed at the age of 6.

Please join us for an inspiring evening filled with the latest research developments in the world of type-1 diabetes, as well as motivational stories of living well, despite diabetes.

Light refreshments will be offered.

Upcoming Dates of Note
  • May 5th- CBMS Musical on stage- curtain at 7PM
  • May 6th- CBMS Musical on stage- curtain at 7PM
  • May 10th- HUUSD Board meeting- HUMS Library- 6pm- agenda and minutes can be found here.
  • May 9th, 10th and 12th- Grade 8 Science NECAP testing today
  • May 11th- Sharenado (culminating Brainado event)- 1-2:15
  • May 11th- College Admissions presentation @ HUHS- 6PM
  • May 18th- CBMS Chorus Concert- all grades- 7PM
  • May 19th- Student vs Staff Hockey Game at Ice Center- 1PM
  • May 19th- 5th/6th grade Fun Night- 7-9PM
  • Week of May 22nd- SBAC testing in grades 7 and 8
  • May 24th- HUUSD Board meeting- HUMS Library- 6pm- agenda and minutes can be found here.
  • May 25th- CBMS Band Concert- all grades- 7PM
  • May 29th- Memorial Day- no school today

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