CBMES Events, Updates and Announcements
Per the Superintendent, classes for CBMES students will resume on Thursday, September 13, 2018. In addition, regular busing services will be provided to all schools. For more information, please see the attached press release.
A friendly reminder to all our Busy Bee Families - please remember your child must submit a written and signed note to their teacher upon morning arrival in order to change their transportation plan after school. All identified car rider students will receive a car rider pass in order for them to enter the car rider area. If a child will change from a bus rider to a car rider on that day, a written and signed note from parents is needed in order for that child to exchange for a car rider pass.
Off-Limits Parking Area:
Parents, please note you are not allowed to park by the F-Wing area at the back of the school. This area has been deemed off-limits. Please park in the designated parking area by the Head Start building for car rider pick-up only. Thank you!
Our CBMES Busy Bees assembled to the center courtyard on Friday, August 17th, for our very first assembly of the school year. Our 5th grade Busy Bees, under the direction of Ms. Delia Taijeron, led the assembly as we recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the Star Spangled Banner, Fanoghe Chamorro, and Inifresi.
Assemblies will be held every week on Fridays from 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The assemblies serve as a platform to recognize students and classes who have met their learning targets for the week.
CBMES will be hosting its annual Open House on Thursday, August 23rd from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parents will first meet in the cafeteria for a brief meeting at 3:30 p.m., and will then branch out to the classrooms at 3:45 p.m. It is an opportunity for parents to meet and connect with their child's teacher, learn about year-end expectations and goals for each grade level, and other pertinent grade-level information. We highly encourage all parents to attend!
The first day of school for SY2018-2019 has arrived! Our CBMES staff have worked tirelessly all summer prepping the campus with new paint clearing classrooms, and processing registrations; and our CBMES teachers have been prepping documents and lesson plans all for this occasion! All students were given pencil cases, pencils, and folders filled with filler paper upon arrival to get them geared up and ready to start the day.
Have a great year, Busy Bees!
CBMES faculty and support staff attended the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Professional Development Day training on Monday, August 13th at the Hilton Resort and Spa. CBMES is one of 4 pilot schools in GDOE undergoing this initiative. The training covered a multitude of topics, including how teachers can interpret their scores to plan their next instructional steps, performing miscue analysis on different AIMSWeb subtests, and how to utilize explicit intervention in their classrooms.
CBMES teachers kicked off the new school year with Teacher Orientation on August 10, 2018. New and returning faculty used this opportunity to get to know each other, review school and district policies, go over new documents, and find out CBMES goals for this school year.
Incoming Kindergarten students and their families were in attendance at the CBMES Kindergarten Orientation. The orientation event was held on Thursday, August 9th. Parents had the opportunity to meet with the school's assigned Student Resource Officer, representatives from GDOE's Parent-Family Community Outreach program, and their child's teacher. Information such as school policies related to attendance, transportation, year-end learning goals, and communication were covered. The orientation ended with a campus and classroom tour.
Need to register your child for school? We've changed our registration hours. Click here to learn more.
Our CBMES Staff and CBMES PTA were out in full force at the Harmon McDonald's on August 6th for our CBMES Registration Drive. Awesome job Busy Bees!
Mark your calendars! Kindergarten Orientation has been officially scheduled! Bring your incoming Kinder student to learn more about our school's policies, meet your child's teacher, take a tour of your child's Kindergarten classroom, and make those final preparations for your child's first day of school.
If you would like to turn in your child's school supplies during Kinder Orientation, please make sure your child's name is labeled on all supplies before submitting them to your child's teacher.
For parents who have not registered their child for Kindergarten, our Main Office is open for registration from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily until August 13, 2018. Your child is Kinder-eligible if he/she turns 5 years old on or before July 31, 2018.
We look forward to meeting you!
The CBMES Main Office is currently accepting new student registrations for SY2018-2019. This includes all incoming Kindergarten students, incoming CBMES Head Start students, and students who will be transferring from other GDOE schools or off-island schools.
For Kindergarten registration, your child is Kinder-eligible if he/she will be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2018.
Please make sure to complete the registration packet and bring the required documents upon submission. The Main office is open for registration during the following dates and times:
JULY 09, 2018 - AUGUST 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
AUGUST 14, 2018 - AUGUST 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Click the icon to download the CBMES Registration packet (Adobe PDF Reader required). Below is a chart of the types of documents required for student registration. Should you have any more questions, feel free to contact our Main Office at 647-4444.
Proposal directs Superintendent to plan for a central middle school.
The GEB recently passed a resolution which approved for redistricting of various attendance areas for elementary and high schools. In the resolution, it also allows for the Superintendent to begin plans to convert Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School into a central middle school possibly by SY 2019-2020. For more information, please see the attachments.
2nd Semester Parent Teacher Conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There are no classes on this date.
We've got a whole lot of things going on! Visit your child's homeroom teacher to get:
Our EOY Luncheon Committee will also be hosting a Bake Sale! Grab some snacks for you and your family as you wait to meet your child's teachers. Item costs begin at $1 and up.
We look forward to seeing you there!
From Taling M. Taitano:
"Please see attached survey. I would ask for your assistance in making the survey available to parents.
Note that the survey is also available electronically. You are welcomed to forward the electronic survey to parents; will resend link in separate email. I have also asked FSAIS to post to the website.
Please work with Charleen Hadap if you have any questions or if you need to arrange to have surveys picked up.
We are currently working on menus for next school year and hope to have the surveys to provide feedback for this process."
Please click the picture below to download the survey.
Complete and turn into the front office as soon as possible. Thank you!
Håfa Adai Busy Bees!
On Friday, October 6, 2017, our intermediate students received a wonderful visit from the Community Affairs division of the Guam Police Department. Based on an initiative started last October 2016, GPD looked into having lunch with students at the elementary level as part of the Community-Oriented Police Week. Their goal with the visit was to interact with students in an informal setting to talk about topics such as bullying and other questions the students may have had. The officers wanted to bridge the gap between the youth and officers, as well as to create a trusting relationship with them.
We are very thankful for their efforts, and our Busy Bees students definitely enjoyed their visit!
Nurse Dave has relayed the following information to the CBMES Faculty and Staff. Parents, please click the link below and read Nurse Dave's instructions for emergency procedures.
In summary, for the purpose of emergency procedures:
Each student should provide their own water and wrapped snack in labelled bag with clothes.
Click the link below for pictures of our first day of school courtesy of GuamPDN:
Here is an article courtesy from GuamPDN featuring our Busy Bees:
Have an amazing year, Busy Bees!
Each month CBMES recognizes a student from each classroom for displaying exemplary academics and behavior at school. He or she recognized for effectively practicing the 6 C's: caring, courtesy, cooperation, communication, commitment, and compassion; the 3 B's: be respectful, be responsible, and be safe; good character towards peers, teachers, and others, as well as having good attendance, a positive attitude, perseverance, good citizenship and putting forth his or her best. For April 2017, the following recipients were: