Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oct 13

Grades 7 and 8 dance tonight at CBMS.  No permission slips needed.  $5 at the door.  7-9pm.  Thanks in advance for picking your child up promptly at 9!

Student-Led Conferences will be held after school and evenings on the following dates.  
  • Team Dream- Oct 26, Nov 2 
  • Team Quest- Oct 25, Nov 2
  • Team Wizards- Oct 26, Nov 2
  • Team Titan- Nov 1, Nov 2
  • Team Prodigy- Nov 1, Nov 2
You will be signing up with a core-team, student-led conference by using an online sign-up system.  If you would like to conference with Applied Academic teachers (Art, Spanish, Tech Ed, Sustainability, Music, PE), please request a meeting time by e-mailing or phoning the specific teacher directly.  To sign up for a core conference, you will select the specific link for your child's core team from this link.  Sign-ups are now open!  Need help signing up?  Contact Dona Culver at or 244-6100.

Cougar Kudos to the CBMS 5th and 6th grade Spelling Team!  The HUUSD Bee happened this week at the Fayston School, with teams from Moretown, Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston and CBMS competing.  CBMS took the title, and will represent the HUUSD in the regional bee later this month! The 5/6 Spelling Team members are Grace Casey, Ella Cisz, Summer Herrington, Janelle Hoskins, Aylee Lane, Noah Rivera, with alternates Jordan Hunter and Julia Brewer.

5th & 6th Grade Fun Night next Friday night!  Sign your child up, and sign yourself up to volunteer, by visiting this link.

LYME DISEASE PRESENTATION & DISCUSSIONDid you know Vermont has the highest incidence of Lyme Disease per capita in the USA?   Living in Vermont means loving the outdoors. Whether it is gardening, hiking, golfing, playing in the backyard, or camping, these activities & more put everyone at risk of getting bit by an infected tick. Education, awareness, and prevention is important for all Vermonters!  The Northern Vermont Lyme Association will be hosting a presentation at CBMS to cover the basics of Lyme Disease, other tick-borne illnesses, and prevention education.  Please join us at in the CBMS Library on Monday, October 23rd from 6:30 - 8:00pm.

The Stowe Ski-Ride Program will be running on Wednesdays in January, February, and March. Students in the program will leave CBMS at 12:45, and arrive back to CBMS at 5:00. Enrollment is now open, as is volunteer sign-up.  Do not delay in signing up your child, as 75 out of 130 spots have were booked as of Wednesday!  Click here for all of the details.

Ponderable: "It isn't just our reasoning that takes a hit when phones are around. Social skills and relationships seem to suffer as well." From "How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds", The Wall Street Journal, October 7/8, 2017.

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • 2Nite- Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9pm
  • Oct 19- Fall Concert- 6-8 band, Jazz Band, 5-8 Chorus- 7pm
  • Oct 20- Fun Night for grades 5 and 6- 7-9pm
  • Oct 25- Student-led Conferences- Team Quest
  • Oct 26- Student-led Conferences- Teams Quest, Dream, & Wizards
  • Oct 27- 8th graders vs Staff soccer game- 1:30-2:30
  • Nov 1- Student-led Conferences- Teams Titan, & Prodigy
  • Nov 2- Student-led Conferences- Teams Dream, Quest, Wizards, Titan, & Prodigy
  • Nov 3- Grades 7/8 Dance/Fun Night @ HUMS- 7-9pm

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