Thursday, February 16, 2017

Feb 17

Yearbooks for Sale! If you would like one, please purchase before March 1st. To order online, use this link. Otherwise, please bring in $30.00 payable to CBMS or CBMS Yearbook with your student's name in the memo line.


CBMS SPRING MUSICAL - Auditions are next week for our spring musical, The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever. Sign ups are posted on the bulletin board near the main lobby. Auditions run from 2:30-4 on 2/21, 2/22, and 2/23. Roles will be posted by Friday, February 24th, and we hope to send scripts and contracts home with students that day. Molly Dubois (mdubois@wwsu.org) is directing the play this year.  Find more info here!


CBPA (Crossett Brook Pride Alliance) Movie Time - The CBPA is going to show the movie In & Out, rated pg-13, today, Friday, 2/17 for Pizza and Pride.   Thank-you to Zachary's for donating the pizza for this event!


Heart and Sole is a running program for girls in 5th - 8th grade here at CBMS. Online registration will open February 22 at 9 am and close March 15th. Please click here for more information about the program and registration. Please email Melinda at manderman@wwsu.org with any questions.


Harwood Youth Hockey U12 team advances to the State Championship Game after winning 3 games and tying 1 game.    Congratulations to your Cougar skaters  Addison Dietz, Owen Duffy, Summer Herrington, Jordi Hunter, Garrett Nelson and Lyric Smith!!  These 6 students, along with 5 other students from within the school district, will be playing in the Championship Game on Sunday March 5th at 9:30am in Stowe.  Come watch a great game of hockey and cheer them on!


The Harwood Parent/Community Forum, Guiding Teens Toward Healthy Decision Making, that was scheduled for February 13th, has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Harwood Union Library. This is open to all members of the community.  Long term grief management can lead to the development of unhealthy coping patterns. As we continue our road to recovery, some parents are noticing changes in the decisions their teens are making. This forum will explore how to identify and address concerns related to substance use and other risky behavior. In order to have adequate space, please RSVP to Anne LaPorte  at alaporte@wwsu.org if you plan on attending. If you have specific questions that you would like addressed at this forum, you may email them to Margaret Joyal at margaretj@wcmhs.org.



Upcoming Dates of Note 
  • Feb 15- Feb 17- 5th & 6th grade basketball tournament @ CBMS - click here to sign up. 
  • Feb 21- Choral Festival @ HU- 5th-12th grade- 7pm concert 
  • Feb 22- No Stowe Ski-Ride/Winter Wednesday today, due to President's Week.  Brainado kicks off this afternoon.
  • Feb 24- Last Day of Trimester 2 
  • Feb 24- 8th Grade vs Staff Basketball game- 1:45pm in the CBMS gym
  • Feb 25- March 7- School Break

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Feb 10

International Potluck Dinner
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Place: CBMS cafetorium
Suggested Donation: $5 per person or $20 per family

CLICK HERE to sign up to bring a dish! Remember – we ask that all ingredients be listed on your dish. Thank you in advance for contributing to this special evening. If you are interested in giving a 10-minute presentation to highlight a country or cultural custom important to you, please contact Pam Clapp at 802-522-6755 or pamelaclapp@hotmail.com. Suggested donation at the door is $5 per person and $20 per family. All donations go to the CBMS-PTO Fund to support their ongoing mission of enriching education, engaging community and enhancing connections. If you don’t have time to cook, just come! All are welcome! QUESTIONS? Georgiana Birmingham @ 802-279-9301 /georgianahelene@gmail.com or Pam Clapp @802-522-6755 /pamelaclapp@hotmail.com


Huge thanks to Shaw's Supermarket for their "We Love Our Schools" grant of $400 to the help grow the CBMS Sustainability Program!


We are excited to announce that we will again offer the middle level program for Girls on the Run called Heart and Sole.  The program will run from March 20th until the 5k in Essex on Saturday, June 3rd.  The program runs ten weeks and we will meet  Tuesday/Friday from 2:30-4:00.  Online registration will open February 22 at 9 am.  Space is limited and expected to fill fast.  Girls on the Run has changed their fee structure this year.  In addition, we have received a very generous grant from the CBMS PTO to reduce participant fees.  Final costs will depend on the number of participants but are expected to be as follows:
Participants eligible for free lunch: $10
Participants eligible for reduced lunch: $35
Regular fee:  $75
The above fees include all 20 after school sessions, registration for 5k, and a t-shirt.
Please email Melinda at manderman@wwsu.org with any questions.


CBPA (Crossett Brook Pride Alliance) Movie Time - The CBPA is going to show the movie In & Out, rated pg-13, next Friday, 2/17 for Pizza and Pride.   Thank-you to Zachary's for donating the pizza for this event!

Spring round of student-led conferences will be scheduled on Thursday, April 6 & Thursday, April 13, between 3 and 6pm.  Scheduling over 2 afternoon/evenings will allow smaller numbers of simultaneous conferences, which should allow for more teacher/family interaction.  This topic was a clear theme from the parent surveys from the Fall round of conferences


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Do you learn by doing?
Fly, code, fight fires, design and build or launch a business.
Try one of our hands-on camps and have fun! Camps/institutes are for middle and high school students.


2017 Dates
Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership CampsJune 19-23 or July 10-14
(overnight camps - for girls entering 9th -10th grades with follow-on mentorships - Randolph Center Campus)
Coder Camp for Girls: July 17-21
(day camp - for girls entering 8th-10th grades  and mentorships -Williston Campus)
AeroCampJuly 24-28
(day camp - for boys & girls - ages 12-18 - Williston Campus)


Upcoming Dates of Note 
  • Feb 11- PTO International Dinner- 5:30pm 
  • Feb 14- Jazz Night- CBMS and HUMS combined- 7pm - HU auditorium 
  • Feb 15- Feb 17- 5th & 6th grade basketball tournament @ CBMS - click here to sign up. 
  • Feb 21- Choral Festival @ HU- 5th-12th grade- 7pm concert 
  • Feb 22- No Stowe Ski-Ride/Winter Wednesday today, due to President's Week.  Brainado kicks off this afternoon.
  • Feb 24- Last Day of Trimester 2 
  • Feb 25- March 7- School Break

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Feb 3

Progress report packets are coming home via the backpack express this afternoon.  Be sure to check on your child's "black hole" of a backpack, and pull out that envelope!  That envelope will also contain SBAC scores and other relevant documents.  Today core teachers will be reviewing progress reports with your child, using this presentation.  


Cougar Cafe February menu is now online- click here.


8th Grade Parents- NAEP testing is happening on March 10th- click here for details.


Washington County Mental Health will be offering a grief group for kids ages 9-12 starting at the end of February.  If you have a child who would benefit from this kind of group, please contact Mrs. Hempey in the school counseling office for more information. jhempey@wwsu.org 


Yearbook orders are due by the end of February- click here to order online.  We are also sending a hard copy order form home in the progress report packet today. 



Due to low projected attendance, the Feb 10th 7th & 8th grade Dance scheduled for CBMS has been cancelled.


We are looking for presenters for a combined 7th and 8th grade CBMS/HUMS Career Fair on April 4th- click here for details.

Wondering what some of those seemingly random social media terms mean?  The Digital Media Glossary might help- click here


Voting and discussion meetings for the HUUSD unified school budget will look different for some communities this year.  We will be voting by Australian ballot on March 8th, and there will be ONE budget meeting covering the entire district on the evening before voting day (Monday, March 7th at 6PM at Harwood Union High School Library). We are hopeful to see people from all of our communities at this meeting and engaging to understand the budget proposal we will put before the community.  For more information about this process, to see notes and materials from budget development meetings, and for lots of other board-related information please visit the HUUSD web page at: http://www.wwsu.org/huusd-board.php


The HUUSD Budget Report Is Available - On June 7, 2016 voters in all of the school districts of the Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) voted to approve forming a Unified District, known as the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD). The HUUSD combines the school districts of Duxbury, Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield, Warren, Waterbury, Waterbury-Duxbury Union, and Harwood Union High School effective July 1, 2017. In accordance with Article 9 of the HUUSD organizational meeting held on August 31, 2016, we are notifying you that the HUUSD Annual Report, which includes the proposed 2017-2018 school budget, is now available. The report is available online at wwsu.org. Paper copies are available at any HUUSD school or town office. You may also request a copy by calling 802-496-2272, extension 111. On March 7, 2017, the budget vote will be by Australian ballot in all six towns. The HUUSD school board will hold an annual meeting, which will include information about the budget, on March 6, 2017 at 6 PM at Harwood Union High School.




JASPER KOLIBA WINS CBMS GEOGRAPHIC BEE - Jasper Koliba, an 8th grade student at CBMS, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee last week and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee.  Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2017 National Geographic Bee. The school champions, including Jasper, will take a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in the Vermont Bee on March 31, 2017.  The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 15-17, 2017. The first- place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a trip to the Galápagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.  The national finals will air on television on May 19 at 8 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD, and later on public television stations. Check local listings for dates and times.  Everyone can test their geography knowledge by downloading the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app, with more than 1,000 questions culled from past Bees, available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; from the Android Market; or for NOOK Color.  National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. We fund hundreds of research and conservation projects around the globe each year. With the support of our members and donors, we work to inspire, illuminate and teach through scientific expeditions, award-winning journalism, education initiatives and more. For more information, visit www. nationalgeographic.org.



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Nurse's Notes - If your child has a temperature greater than 100, please keep him/her home.  Children need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication in order to return.  If your child has vomited in the previous 24 hours, please keep him/her at home. Your child may meet the above criteria, but still feel unwell. If you do not think that your child can be successful and learn at school, it may be best to stay home. The community is experiencing an increased amount of flu cases. Flu-like symptoms include fever greater than 100.4, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, it is best to stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever has broken and you have not used fever reducing medication. Limit contact with others and wash your hands often and well. Your child's primary care doctor can talk with you about treatment options. Flu shots are still available if you have not yet received one. You may refer to these resources for additional information:


Staffing Note- Tom Drake is having hip replacement surgery on February 9th, and Stephanie Hudak will be serving as the full-time CBMS principal while he is recovering through mid-March.  Stephanie can be reached at 244-6100 x2441, or shudak@wwsu.org

Upcoming Dates of Note 

  • Feb 3- Winooski Valley Jazz Fest @ Harwood 
  • Feb 3- Semester 1 Progress Reports sent home via the Backpack Express 
  • Feb 11- PTO International Dinner- 5:30pm 
  • Feb 14- Jazz Night- CBMS and HUMS combined- 7pm - HU auditorium 
  • Feb 15- Feb 17- 5th & 6th grade basketball tournament @ CBMS - click here to sign up. 
  • Feb 21- Choral Festival @ HU- 5th-12th grade- 7pm concert 
  • Feb 22- No Stowe Ski-Ride/Winter Wednesday today, due to President's Week 
  • Feb 24- Last Day of Trimester 2 
  • Feb 25- March 7- School Break