Thursday, February 8, 2018

Feb 9

The 18/19 school calendar has just been finalized, and it can be found here.

Intra-district school choice- If your child would like to attend a different school than CBMS for the 2018-19 school year, please complete this form and return it to central office as well as to CBMS as soon as possible.

From CBMS School Counselor Jennie Hempey- National School Counselor's Week  Feb 5th-9th - What is My Role- click here to access this blog post.

From CBMS Nurse, Marilyn Geiger - With cold and flu season in full swing many kids are sniffling, sneezing and coughing. There are days when you could not imagine getting your child out of bed let alone sending them to school…. but what about those times when your child doesn’t look so bad? The decision is not so clear then...if we kept kids home for every sniffle or sneeze our kids would be missing out on a lot of learning opportunities and create a hardship for working parents.. Here are some guidelines to help you decide when to keep your child home.
  • Temperature 100 degrees or higher - Elevated temperatures mean something is brewing, and viruses are likely shedding. Even if you medicate the fever away…. your child is still contagious. So keep them home for 24 hours after a fever is gone on its own. 
  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea - Same idea as for fevers, keep your child home for 24 hours after the last episode 
  • Coughing that won’t stop or changes in breathing - Coughs that persist for a long time and can’t be controlled can signal a problem that needs to be addressed, they warrant a visit to the doctor. 
  • Bad Pain - If your child has a sore knee or a mild headache it’s fine to give them some over- the-counter medicine and send them off…. but if the pain is bad, don’t do it. Bad pain should be watched and would warrant a trip to the doctor.

Vaping and E-Cigarettes- this 2-minute newscast is very informative, as is this article.

5th and 6th grade Cooking Class - Thursday, March 8th,  2:30pm-4:30pm

  • 1-time Cooking Class for 5th and 6th Graders.
  • Space is limited, with only 10 spots, so sign up today!
  • There is no cost for this class.
  • Come make brownies and chocolate chip cookies from start to finish with former owner of Arvads, Maryanne Larkin.
  • All treats will be donated to the 5th and 6th Grade Fun Night on Friday, March 9th, with the exception of the few that are tasted…
  • Sign up at the CBMS Front Desk, or e-mail Dona Culver at,  to reserve space.

February is "Love the Bus" Month!  Read this letter from First Student Bus Company.

Missing L.L.Bean boots, like those in the photo. Last seen in the Team Prodigy math classroom a few weeks ago. If you have seen them please return them the CBMS office.

Move it and READ!  Thursday, February 22nd, 3pm.  Moretown Memorial Library.  An out-of-the-ordinary after school book club with Assistant Librarian Meredith Whitney. Let's face it, we all get a little antsy from time to time. In this book club, we will explore the many ways that reading and movement can help guide us through the ups and downs of life. Our second book will be "It Ain't so Awful, Falafel" by Firoozeh Dumas, which is suggested for grades 5 and up and is on the 2017 Dorothy's List. Please read the book in advance of the program, and contact or 496-9728 to register to attend.

This summer at

Entrepreneurship Institute - socially responsible - creating solutions
For students entering 10th - 12th grades (fall 2018) Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) – residential institute hosted & co-sponsored by Vermont Tech – Randolph Center Campus - July 6 - July 12, 2018 An innovative, fun-filled “hands-on” program where students learn to develop an “entrepreneurial mindset” and what it takes to create a business or be more successful in their career pathway and the workplace.  There is a business side to every career/profession.  Sliding scale tuition (some pay as little as $10 for the entire week)   Contact: Laurel Butler –

Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Camp & Mentorship Program
For girls entering 9th and 10th grades (fall 2018) July 8-12, 2018 - Randolph Center Campus - residential camp -A fun filled hands-on exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math - plus some arts) and skilled trades to help young women become strong, powerful and more confident - and learn about potential career pathways; followed by a mentorship program. (Modeled after Rosie’s Girls Day Camps by Vermont Works for Women -VWW) – All-inclusive $225 – and scholarships available. Zoe McDonald -

Coder Camp for Girls - July 16 -20, 2018 - Williston Campus - day camp

For girls ages 11 -17 - An experiential hands-on day camp offering girls the chance to translate their creativity into a computer program using SCRATCH and other software programs plus visit innovative software development companies.   $150 (includes field trip, 2 lunches, snacks) Many scholarships available.  Contact:   Zoe McDonald-  -

Audubon Vermont Winter Vacation Day Camps·         Winter Wilderness Skills: Tuesday, February 27
·         Over the River and Through the WoodsThursday, March 1
      Bird-Friendly Maple Sugaring: Monday, March 5
Time8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Grades: K – 5
Location: Each morning, we will meet in the Education Barn at 255 Sherman Hollow Road
Fee: Members $60/day or $150 for all three days
Non-members $65/day or $165 for all three days
Questions? 434-3068 or

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • TodayWinter Walk to School Day - depart Dac Rowe at 7:10am.
  • Today- Team Titan to Flynn Theater to see "Pilobolus Shadowland" (modern dance) - 8:15-11am
  • Feb 14- HUUSD board meeting- 6pm- HU Library- website with all info is here
  • Feb 16- Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9pm 
  • Feb 20- WWSU 5th-8th Chorus Night @ HUHS - 7pm (rehearsal that morning from 8-11:20)
  • Feb 21- No Stowe Ski-Ride Program today
  • Feb 21- HUUSD board meeting- 6pm- HU Library
  • Feb 26-March 6- Winter Break (school resumes on Wednesday, March 7th)

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