Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 27

The Cougar Co-op Leadership Team is in search of coffee bags for making reusable tote bags.  If you purchase Green Mountain Coffee in the 1-pound bags (like in the picture), please send the empty bags to Sustainability, via the CBMS office.  Thanks!

P.A.T.H.- the new and improved Personalized Learning Plan- click here for more details!

Calling all volunteers for Ski & Ride!  Sign up for Volunteer clinic at Stowe by November 9th.  Seeking at least 30 more parents, teachers, community members to chaperone our Ski & Ride Program.  Without you, this program will not exist.  Visit Volunteer Page on our Ski & Ride website for information and Stowe Form.  

Our Food and Nutrition Program was featured in a great 'Farm to School' article in the Times Argus. Check it out at this link.

Student-Led Conferences will be held after school and evenings on the following dates.  Sign Up Today!
  • Team Dream- Nov 2 
  • Team Quest- Nov 2
  • Team Wizards- 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, please contact the teacher directly at the following addresses:

  • Art- Nan Hathaway-
  • Spanish- Kelsey Burnell-
  • Tech Ed- Doug Lombard-
  • Sustainability- Sarah Popowicz-
  • Music/Chorus- Molly Dubois-
  • Band- Dan Liptak-
  • PE- Dan Gratton-; Kristin Lora-  
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.

CBMS Staff wear orange in honor of National Unity Day.

PTO Winter Fundraiser Starts TODAY!
The CBMS PTO is excited to open our ONLINE winter fundraiser today, Friday, October 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. Thanks in advance for your support of our mission to enrich education, engage community and enhance connections at CBMS. 

Important Details

For those of you who have participated in this fundraiser in year's past, there are critical changes to be aware of:
  • We will no longer accept any paper orders or payments in cash or check. All orders must be completed online and our online store accepts payment through PayPal using any major bank or credit card.
  • All proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided among all five CBMS teams using a per-student ratio. However, there will be a space in the online order form to note which team should get “credit” for the sale. 
There are two ways to participate in this first-ever online fundraiser:
  • Send family members and friends THIS LINK TO THE ONLINE STORE and ask that they make an order to support CBMS PTO and your child's team. Be sure to include the important details highlighted below and tell them that a bank or credit card will be required to pay using PayPal. If using the hyperlink above is not possible, tell them to visit and click the giant green ONLINE STORE button on the homepage.
  • Collect order information and payment from family members and friends and place one large order online using your own personal bank or credit card to make payment via PayPal.
  • Should you or someone you know who wishes to place an order have limited access to technology, please contact Tamatha Thomas-Haase at 802.241.1415.

Evergreen Gardens Wreaths and Poinsettias

The online store will open on Friday, October 27th and close on Thursday, November 16th and will feature decorated pine wreaths and red and white poinsettias for purchase.
All purchases MUST BE PICKED UP at Evergreen Gardens, 15 Cabin Lane, Waterbury Center, VTORDERS WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP between Friday, December 1st and Sunday, December 3rd during store hours (Monday - Saturday from 8:30AM to 6PM and Sundays from 10AM - 5PM).

Laughing Moon Chocolates Fudge

The online store will open on Friday, October 27th and close on Thursday, November 16th and will feature chocolate, maple and peanut butter fudge (1/2 lb. each) for purchase.
All purchases MUST BE PICKED UP at Laughing Moon Chocolates, 78 S. Main Street, Stowe, VTORDERS WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP between Monday, November 20th and Friday, December 1st during store hours (9 AM - 6 PM every day; closed on Thanksgiving).

8th Graders versus Staff Soccer Game

Online Registration for Middle School Basketball (5th-8th) is now open!   Registration Deadline is Friday, December 1st.  Middle School Basketball starts Monday, November 13th.  Harwood and CBMS will be co-oped for 7th/8th grade basketball.  To register, click here.  

Registration is now open for HARWOOD YOUTH LACROSSE, open to players in three age divisions: 

U11 (3rd and 4th graders); U13 (5th and 6th graders) and U15 (7th and 8th graders).  To register, please visit:

Registration is open through January 15th, and players who register before December 1st will be entered in a raffle to win a free stick.

Questions:  Feel free to contact Lorne Thomsen: or call 244-1203.

Once again the Waterbury Recreation Department is offering the wonderful Young Rembrandts program once a week after school. This program is designed to help bring out the artist in any child whatever their artistic ability is. If your child enrolls make sure to have lots of room on your refrigerator for the beautiful art work they will bring home. Young Rembrandts starts Monday, Oct 30th, from 3-4:15, in the community room of our library. The program is 6 weeks long and ends Dec 4th.   It is open to anyone in grades 1 to 6 and is $70 for residents and $80 for non-residents. The bus from Thatcher Brook does stop in front of the Municipal building to help with transportation. Don't miss out on this great program, go to look under Recreation to register. If you have any questions call Deb Fowler at 244-7174.

~ Kicks for Cans ~

What: Canned food drive to support Waterbury & Duxbury Food Shelf during the annual Waterbury Youth Soccer GG Invitational Tournament

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9am – 3pm

Where: Dac Rowe Fields in Waterbury, VT

Sponsored by Waterbury Youth Soccer League and the SOL Project, a Waterbury-based youth leadership project focused on kids giving back through community service and outreach activities. For more information on the SOL Project, visit:

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow- Saturday, October 28th.  For details on drop-off points, click here.

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 5:00 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 Monday, 10/30. Thanks for helping!

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We love Boxtops for Education at CBMS...please clip them and send them into the office!

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • 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

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