Tonight - 5th & 6th Grade Fun Night! 7-9PM. Sign your child up, and sign yourself up to volunteer, by visiting this link.
Student-Led Conferences will be held after school and evenings on the following dates. Sign Up Today!
- 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
A Friendly Reminder- if your child has a supervised activity from 2:30-3:00, he/she is welcome to stay at CBMS. However, if your child can ride the 2:30 bus home, and is not in a supervised activity after school, he/she should take the 2:30 bus home.
Stowe Ski-Ride Program update- ONLY 20 spots left for Ski & Ride! All paperwork and donations due by . Still seeking many volunteers!
Odyssey of the Mind 2017-18 - Several Odyssey of the Mind teams are returning to compete at the state tournament in March. Anyone interested in participating on a new team this year should contact Odyssey of the Mind coordinator, Lisa Scagliotti at email@example.com. Please put the word ‘Odyssey’ in the subject line and note your grade. Parent volunteer coaches are needed in order to form new teams. Please note if you are interested in coaching a team. Training will be provided. OM - as it’s called for short - is a creative problem-solving extra-curricular activity where teams of up to 7 students solve a problem in the form of a skit that’s no more than 8 minutes long. OM encourages creative uses of everyday materials in problem solutions, and team members must work together without adult assistance in crafting their solutions. Teams typically have two parent coaches and meet weekly through February – little extra as it gets closer to the state tournament. Teams present their solutions at the Vermont state OM tournament in March at Champlain Valley Union High School. This year it’s . Students from grades K-8 may participate. For more information, contact Lisa. We hope to have teams formed by the end of October.
***Newspaper Emergency in Art Studio: Help! Bring us your newspaper so we won’t have to close the studio down!***
PTO Winter Fundraiser Starts SOON! The CBMS PTO is excited to open our ONLINE winter fundraiser next Friday, Oct 27th. While we are still selling your favorite items, instead of collecting checks, cash and paper order forms (which seem to go missing in middle school lockers), we’ve opened our first-ever online store! Below are important details for you early-birds and next week’s Cougar Comments will feature a link directly to the store (the online store button will also be featured on www.cbmspto.com). Thanks in advance for your support of our mission to enrich education, engage community and enhance connections at CBMS.
Cougar Kudos to the Reservoir Restaurant for donating the lunch today for our 24 7th and 8th grade A World of Difference Peer Leaders in training!
LYME DISEASE PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION - Did 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 in the CBMS Library on Monday, October 23rd from 6:30 - 8:00pm.
Once again the residents of Randall, Elm and Park Row streets are gearing up for a great Halloween for your ghosts, goblins, zombies and princesses! The neighborhood streets will be closed to traffic starting around on 10/31. Some houses in the neighborhood counted 800+ trick or treaters last year!! There are Candy Donation Stations at both TBPS and CBMS offices thru . Thanks for helping!
Myths and Facts about Lice: Lice are social creatures….and have been around for 1,000’s of years. Wherever there are sleepovers, besties sharing selfies, or head to head contact there will be a opportunity for lice to seek new stomping grounds. Here are some facts and myths about these annoying critters:
It is EASY to get lice.
Lice are spread from head to head contact and are much harder to get than a cold, the flu, pink eye, or strep throat
Avoiding lice is important as they are dirty and spread disease.
Lice do not spread any known disease, nor are they impacted by dirty or clean . They are just annoying.
You can get lice from sitting at a desk next to someone who has head lice.
Head lice are spread through direct head to head contact. Lice do not hop, jump or fly, so sitting next to someone with head lice does not increase the risk of getting lice.
Lice are commonly spread throughout schools.
It is much more common to get lice from family members, overnight guests and playmates who spend a lot of time together than in schools.
Head lice are very sturdy creatures and can survive many days off people on furniture, linens and clothing.
Head lice need a blood meal every few hours and the warmth of the human scalp to survive. When off the human body, they cannot survive more than 24-36 hours.
Schools and child-care facilities should screen all children for head lice, so everyone can be treated and the spread of head lice will be prevented.
Having regularly scheduled mass screenings does not reduce the incidence of head lice.
“No-nit” policies reduce the risk of head lice in schools and child care facilities.
Research shows “no-nit” policies do not decrease the number of cases of head lice. They do increase the risk of incorrect diagnosis of head lice, the number of days children are out of school and the negative social stigma associated with head lice.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html
Upcoming Dates of Note:
- 2Nite- Oct 20- Fun Night for grades 5 and 6- 7-9pm
- Oct 23- Lyme Disease presentation- CBMS Library- 6:30-8pm
- Oct 23- 8th graders vs Staff soccer game- 1:30-2:30
- Oct 25- Student-led Conferences- Team Quest
- Oct 25- HUUSD School Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library
- Oct 26- Student-led Conferences- Teams Dream & Wizards
- 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
- Nov 8- CBMS PTO meeting- CBMS Library- 6:30pm
- Nov 8- HUUSD School Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library
- Nov 22-Nov 24- Thanksgiving Break
- Nov 29- HUUSD School Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library