Where parents, caregivers, teachers and staff come
together to enrich
community and enhance connections.
You are the “P” in PTO
Studies show that parents who are engaged in their child's education help make a huge difference in that child's success at school. From attending monthly PTO meetings, planning an event, baking brownies for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, and everything in-between, no contribution to our PTO mission is too small. The entire board is made up of parents who work outside of the home and we understand the importance of trying to balance outside demands and limitations on our time. Our goal is to make volunteering and contributions easy, worthwhile, rewarding and fun.
The Crossett Brook Middle School (CBMS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents, teachers and staff whose mission is to enrich the lives of children, enhance the educational process, build community, and support an open network of communication between the school and community. We believe that both family and community involvement with CBMS is critical to the educational success of each student.
The CBMS PTO focuses on:
• Organizing social events to support CBMS community building.
• Fundraising for CBMS team field trips.
• Providing for discretionary grants to enhance the educational process.
Hosting special events and educational enrichment like Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week and Parent Education Workshops.
MEET YOUR PTO BOARD
Jen McCabe, President
Jen is a mom of a 6th grader and a preschooler living in and loving Waterbury Center! In her spare time (hahaha) she enjoys cooking, knitting, reading and cross country skiing. She is happy to be part of such a wonderful PTO!
Sarah Drinkwater, Vice President
Sarah is mom to a 5th grader at CBMS and a 3rd grader at Brookside. She loves traveling and getting outside with her family. She is an attorney with the State of Vermont and is excited to be part of the PTO.
Dana Hudson, Secretary
Dana is a mom of 2 CBMS students. She is also a community organizer, an educator, and farmer. She sits on the Four Winds Nature Institute board and the Waterbury Makersphere board. Dana, her husband Steve, and their children run Sweet Bird Farm in Waterbury Center. She serves as CBMS PTO secretary.
Tammy Kendrick, Treasurer
Tammy is a mother to four great kids. Two HUHS graduate boys, and two daughters in 5th and 1st grade. Tammy loves Finance, Baking, and making new friends. She is excited to join the CBMS PTO.
Providing for enrichment through grant-making and after-school educational opportunities.
The CBMS PTO provides grants to teachers, staff and caregivers for services, activities and items beyond those covered in the school budget that are in direct support of the PTO mission.
AFTER-SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Available at various times throughout the school year, after-school enrichment programs are scheduled by the PTO and hosted by local professionals and volunteers.
Providing opportunity for family and community involvement to bolster the educational success of every CBMS student.
The Crossett Brook Middle School (CBMS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently started using a program called 2 Hour Power in order to:
• encourage parents and guardians to volunteer at PTO-sponsored events and activities;
• emphasize that any amount of help, just two hours, makes a huge difference in our success; and
• more easily match your time and talent to our needs for volunteer support.
The PTO oversees fundraising efforts by the CBMS teams, including the Winter Fundraiser. Look for details in Cougar Comments in October!
We appreciate your support of our important work. Make your tax-deductible donation today!
Encouraging communication and connection between students, teachers and parents.
PTO MEETING CALENDAR
All PTO meetings begin at 6:00 PM and are held in the CBMS Library. Meeting agendas are posted on our Facebook page approximately one week before each meeting. Meeting minutes are FOUND HERE.
October 21, 2019
PTO EVENTS CALENDAR
Click below for an up-to-date listing of important PTO-related events.