Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday Notes 12-6-19

SCHOOL INFO:


Childcare for West River Board Meeting:

Terry Davidson Berger has arranged for Childcare for the Dec 9th West River Board Meeting. It will run from 7pm to 9pm. Parents simply come to the Library and our Student will be there to provide Childcare.

School Calendar:

Our School Calendar can be found here.

Late Bus:

The Late Bus Schedule can be found here

50/50 Winner:

Greg Dean, accepting the prize for his wife Jill Dean, who was the winner of the Class of 2021's 50/50 raffle. Jill won $469.00, but opted to only accept $100.00. She generously donated the remainder of her winnings back to the class for their expenses of hosting the prom this year and to add to the funds for next year. Congratulation Jill and THANK YOU to all who bought tickets and supported the class fundraiser.

Winter Activity Letter:

Hello Rebel Nation!

It is that time of year again in Vermont where the temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling.  Leland and Gray is getting ready to start up another season of Winter Activities!

We have secured an exciting list of activities for our students and look forward to some awesome Winter Activities season.

We offer Winter Activities that are both on site and some are off-site. Some activities have fees and some are free..  

The dates for Winter Activities are January 8, 22, 29 and February 5, 12 and 26.

Here are the options for Winter Activities:

1. Hip Hop:  no charge
2. 3 vs 3 Basketball:  no charge
3. Snowshoeing and Winter Fun at L&G:  no charge
4. Weight Training:  no charge
5. Yoga:  no charge
6. Corn Hole:  no charge
7. Bowling in Brattleboro:  $50 transportation fee and $7/day (includes shoe rental)
8. Cross Country Skiing and Outdoor Exploration:  $50 transportation fee and $10/day for site
9. Skiing and Snowboarding at Stratton Mountain:  $50 transportation fee and a Stratton Pass or Refuse to Use pass
10. Ice Skating in Brattleboro:  $50 transportation fee and $2.50/day for rentals $3.00m for ice
11. New England Center for Circus Arts:  (There will be a fee for the activity and transportation, it’s just not available yet)
12. Rock Climbing at the Bratt Cave in Brattleboro:  $50 transportation fee and $10/day (includes shoe rental)
13. Gerda’s Horse Rescue
14. Planet Fitness-HS only (a possibility ...still working out the details) $50 transportation fee and daily fee still in negotiation

On Monday, December 2rd there will be an assembly where the activities are announced.  After the assembly students will go to their advisories to sign up for a winter activity.  Some activities have limited space but we have to be able to accommodate students first choice.  Please review this list with your student this weekend so they are prepared to come to sign up on Monday.

All transportation fees will need to be paid upfront before the first Winter Activity date. 

Thank you for all your support and we look forward to an exciting Winter!

Marty Testo-AAD/Winter Activities Coordinator

Subs Needed:

Substitute teachers are needed at Leland & Gray United Middle & High School.  If you’re interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please call Meg Wright at Windham Central, 365-9510, and she will advise you on the process

L&G's Project Feed the Thousands collection drive:

The Project Feed the Thousands collection drive is underway! Join us in helping local Vermonters in need!

What to donate:
  • non-perishable food items
  • personal care items
  • money*
Collection boxes will be in the following classrooms:

6th grade: Ms. Saunders' room
7th grade: Mr. Clark's room 
8th grade: Ms. Hind's room 
9th grade: Mr. Towle's room
10th grade: Mr. O'Donnell's room
11th grade: Ms. Rowan's room
12th grade: Ms. Doty's room
office

*Monetary donations are welcomed and should be given to Ms. Doty. Please make checks payable to "West River Educational District" with "Project Feed" on the memo line.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!


COMMUNITY SERVICE:


Community service is now a graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2019. All information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/lelandandgray.org/communityservice

Please e-mail any community service opportunities to Terry Davison Berger <tdavison-berger@lelandandgray.org>



Moore Free Library Community Service Opportunity:

Thinking ahead to Spring!  - Community Service Opportunity

The Moore Free Library in Newfane is looking for a student volunteer to mow their lawn from Mid-April to October.  It usually takes about one hour, once a week.

If you are interested, please contact the library at #365-7848 or email moorefreelibrary@gmail.com

Community Service Opportunities- Gerda's Equine Rescue:

Gerda's Equine Rescue in West Townshend is looking for volunteers!  Horse lovers and non-horse lovers wanted!  

We have activities from yard maintenance, cleaning, barn work, even filing in the office. Possibly for the right person assistance with video, photography and our website, or even volunteering for events.  

If interested, please contact Kathy Anderson at kathy.gerdasequinerescue@gmail.com or see Terry in Room A-13.



COMMUNITY:


Summer Program Opportunity:

Adventure Academy: Connecting Mind and Movement in Middle Schoolers

A week long program for middle school students focused on athletics and the importance of Executive Function (organization, time management, planning, study skills, and more).

Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2020, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Landmark College in Putney.

Horse Parade:

Community Hope & Action will have a beverage tent at the Horse Parade. (EVENT IS WEATHER PERMITTING)


The 2019 Holiday of Horses Parade in Townshend will be on Sunday Dec. 8th at 1:00, weather permitting. Starting at L&G, bedecked horses will go to valley cares and return. Riders who would like to participate must contact Roger Poitras at 802-365-7668

Summer Program Opportunity:

Newfane resident, Dr. Blake Prescott’s new collection “Short Stories, Tall Tales, and Surprise Endings” has recently been published. This is a collection of some thirty one short stories, liberally stirred with humor, heavily spiced with a few dozen illustrations from the author's hand,  and variously served from bite size to full meal – from one page to  multi-chaptered  – all to satisfy a wide variety of palates.  Relax in an armchair and travel on our greatest rivers, from the Nile to the Amazon,  jump from pole to pole, from the arctic to Tierra del Fuego, and prepare yourself for a journey where one story invites you to read the next. On Saturday, December 7th, Dr. Prescott will read some of these stories and answer questions from readers at the Moore Free Library at noon. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Moore Free Library, 23 West Street, Newfane. (802) 365-7948 or moorefreelibrary.org for more information.

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Does town meeting leave you shaking your head? Do you have an idea that you want your fellow citizens to consider in March? Do the procedures mystify you? Learn about the nuts and bolts of town meeting with Attorney and former Deputy Secretary of State Paul Gillies, Newfane Town Moderator Deborah Lee Luskin, and Brookline Moderator David Parker as the Nuts & Bolts of Local Government series continues at the Moore Free Library in Newfane. December's workshop on town meeting will take place on Saturday, December 7th from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. This monthly series will help explain who does what in your government. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of state or local government. All are free and open to the public.  Moore Free Library, 23 West Street, Newfane. (802) 365-7948 or moorefreelibrary.org for more information.

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On Saturday, December 14th at 10:30 AM, Santa Claus makes his annual visit to the Moore Free Library! Kids of all ages are welcome -- children who have been good will receive a special gift from Santa. Moore Free Library, 23 West Street, Newfane. (802) 365-7948 or moorefreelibrary.org for more information. 

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On Sunday, December 29th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Deborah Lee Luskin will provide guidance and prompts for automatic writing as part of the third annual "Writing to the Light" writers circle at the Moore Free Library. Together, participants will create a safe space for those who wish to read their new words. The workshop is open to the first twenty-five writers to arrive at the library.  Moore Free Library, 23 West Street, Newfane. (802) 365-7948 or moorefreelibrary.org for more information. 

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There is a weekly story time for young children at the Moore Free Library in Newfane on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 AM. Geared towards children aged 0-5, this is a great way for caregivers of young children to meet and socialize. Moore Free Library, 23 West Street, Newfane. (802) 365-7948 or moorefreelibrary.org for more information. 

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There is a weekly self-guided art group at the Moore Free Library, 23 West Street in Newfane. The  group meets Fridays from 9:00 AM to noon. All mediums and levels of art experience welcome. Please contact Alice Freeman at drimbob45@gmail.com or 365-7542 before attending. Note, the group will not meet on Friday, December 27. 


Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday Notes 11-22-19

SCHOOL INFO:


Childcare for West River Board Meeting:

Terry Davidson Berger has arranged for Childcare for the Dec 2nd & Dec 9th West River Board Meeting. It will run from 7pm to 9pm. Parents simply come to the Library and our Student will be there to provide Childcare.

School Calendar:

Our School Calendar can be found here.

Late Bus:

The Late Bus Schedule can be found here


Winter Activity Letter:

Hello Rebel Nation!


It is that time of year again in Vermont where the temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling.  Leland and Gray is getting ready to start up another season of Winter Activities!


We have secured an exciting list of activities for our students and look forward to some awesome Winter Activities season.


We offer Winter Activities that are both on site and some are off-site. Some activities have fees and some are free..  


The dates for Winter Activities are January 8, 22, 29 and February 5, 12 and 26.


Here are the options for Winter Activities:


1. Hip Hop:  no charge
2. 3 vs 3 Basketball:  no charge
3. Snowshoeing and Winter Fun at L&G:  no charge
4. Weight Training:  no charge
5. Yoga:  no charge
6. Corn Hole:  no charge
7. Bowling in Brattleboro:  $50 transportation fee and $7/day (includes shoe rental)
8. Cross Country Skiing and Outdoor Exploration:  $50 transportation fee and $10/day for site
9. Skiing and Snowboarding at Stratton Mountain:  $50 transportation fee and a Stratton Pass or Refuse to Use pass
10. Ice Skating in Brattleboro:  $50 transportation fee and $2.50/day for rentals $3.00m for ice
11. New England Center for Circus Arts:  (There will be a fee for the activity and transportation, it’s just not available yet)
12. Rock Climbing at the Bratt Cave in Brattleboro:  $50 transportation fee and $10/day (includes shoe rental)
13. Gerda’s Horse Rescue
14. Planet Fitness-HS only (a possibility ...still working out the details) $50 transportation fee and daily fee still in negotiation


On Monday, December 2rd there will be an assembly where the activities are announced.  After the assembly students will go to their advisories to sign up for a winter activity.  Some activities have limited space but we have to be able to accommodate students first choice.  Please review this list with your student this weekend so they are prepared to come to sign up on Monday.


All transportation fees will need to be paid upfront before the first Winter Activity date. 


Thank you for all your support and we look forward to an exciting Winter!


Marty Testo-AAD/Winter Activities Coordinator


Subs Needed:

Substitute teachers are needed at Leland & Gray United Middle & High School.  If you’re interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please call Meg Wright at Windham Central, 365-9510, and she will advise you on the process


L&G's Project Feed the Thousands collection drive:

The Project Feed the Thousands collection drive is underway! Join us in helping local Vermonters in need!

What to donate:
  • non-perishable food items
  • personal care items
  • money*
Collection boxes will be in the following classrooms:

6th grade: Ms. Saunders' room
7th grade: Mr. Clark's room 
8th grade: Ms. Hind's room 
9th grade: Mr. Towle's room
10th grade: Mr. O'Donnell's room
11th grade: Ms. Rowan's room
12th grade: Ms. Doty's room
office

*Monetary donations are welcomed and should be given to Ms. Doty. Please make checks payable to "West River Educational District" with "Project Feed" on the memo line.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Q1 Honor Roll:

2019-2020 LGUMHS QUARTER I HONOR ROLL

Grade 12: High Honors: Sydney Hescock, Bay Holmes, Alexander Urbaska Honors: Savanna Aither, Matthew Boyle, Jairen Sanderson, Alison Stockwell, Avery White Grade 11: High Honors: Owen Ameden, Matthew Emerson, Sierra Gagnon, Dylan Greenwood, Brandon Holcomb, Ayla Ryan, Nicole Sanderson Honors: Riley Barton, McKade Beattie, Michael Berry, Lily Clark, Lily Dutton, Joachin Escalante Sauri, Abbie Hazelton, Emma Kelly, Lucian Parker-Jennings, Teagan Powling, Marcus Pratt, Nathaniel Sanderson, Emma Stover, Liam Towle, Chelsea Wright Grade 10: High Honors: Elijah Boucher, Tyler Claussen, Darby Davis, Abigail Towle Honors: Aubrey Bourne, Peter Broussard, Kaysha Fletcher, Hannah Frost, Jeremy Graves, Ansley Henderson, Ava Kelly, Hannah Landers, Emma O'Brien, Nicholas Petronic, Katelyn Petty, Sylvia Stark Grade 9: High Honors: Hannah Greenwood, Liam Hege, Kailuna Holmes, Emily Houle, Ainsley Meyer, Dylan Peters, Catherine Shine, Ruth Wright Honors: Wyatt Beattie, Icabaud Clarke, Shylah Eddy, Elliot Hearn, Zihao Li, Makaila Morse, John Parker-Jennings, Natalie Sensor, Trevor Stillwagon Grade 8: High Honors: Megan Carson, Abriella Hallock, Brookelynn Pagach, Margaret Parker, Fiona Scott, Tucker Swim, Matthew Winkler Honors: Oliver Andersen, Bree Beattie, Kody Bernier-Rice, Alexis Bills, Haylie Bloom, Peyton Butynski, Jackson Fillion, Amanda Fontaine, Trevor Hazelton, Theo Kelloway, Ava LeCours, Kianlese Pena, Dylan Persson, Mary Sanderson, Stephen Shine, Naomi Stacy Grade 7: High Honors: Sierra Berrie, Alecia Bills, Abigail Coyne, Abigail Emerson, Avery Hiner, Hannah Meagher, Padraig Parker, Kian Seiz, Alora Zargo Honors: Alice Clark, Jacob Desautels, Marena Dion, Rihanna Dryden, Cody Hescock, Christopher Longo, Ella Meeks, Samantha Morse, Owen O'Brien, Jada Wood, Montana Woodruff Grade 6: High Honors: Amaya Arnold, Adriana Fairbrother, Jacob Howe, Ethan Mayotte, Grace Wright Honors: Anthony Bills, Ryder Butynski, Jacob Flood, Ruby Hallenbeck, Bethany Jones, Kylie Kehoe, Lily Litchfield, Allie Wilkin, Dakota Wood

Events & Activities Calendar:

All practices and games will be listed on our Events and Activities Calendar which is on the L&G website under Calendars.
http://lelandandgray.org/index.php/co-curricular-calendar






Open Gyms for Basketball:

Girls Basketball Open Gyms for any MS and HS students
Sundays 4-6pm
Wednesdays 3-4:30pm

Boys Basketball Open Gyms for any MS and HS students
Thursdays 2:50-4:20pm


COMMUNITY SERVICE:


Community service is now a graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2019. All information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/lelandandgray.org/communityservice

Please e-mail any community service opportunities to Terry Davison Berger <tdavison-berger@lelandandgray.org>



Moore Free Library Community Service Opportunity:

The Moore Free Library in Newfane is looking for high school students interested in reading to younger children or creating some sort of fun activities for younger children.


If you are interested, please contact 



Erica Walch, Director
Moore Free Library
P.O. Box 208, 23 West Street
Newfane, VT   05345
(802) 365-7948 www.moorefreelibrary.org

Library & Crowell Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 2-7, Friday 1-5, Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday & Monday

Community Service Opportunities- Gerda's Equine Rescue:

Gerda's Equine Rescue in West Townshend is looking for volunteers!  Horse lovers and non-horse lovers wanted!  

We have activities from yard maintenance, cleaning, barn work, even filing in the office. Possibly for the right person assistance with video, photography and our website, or even volunteering for events.  

If interested, please contact Kathy Anderson at kathy.gerdasequinerescue@gmail.com or see Terry in Room A-13.



COMMUNITY:



The Maa'sai Craft Market:

Paul Weber and Sarah Messenger invite you all to their home on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving (10/29 and 10/30) to see a variety of Maa'sai crafts (beaded jewelry, Tinga Tinga paintings, carved ebony, etc.).  They live on the Townshend Common to the right of the church (Boardman House) and the market will be open from 10:00 to 5:00 each day.  All sales will go towards their projects in Leyeyo's village inTanzania (pictures to view).  If this is bad timing, please give a call (365-4086) or see Paul, and he will arrange for a private viewing.  Thank you and please spread the word.

BEEC Nature Days:




SMS Ski and Snowboard Sale:


Mount Snow Employment Opportunity:

Mount Snow is looking for staff for this upcoming winter in the Parking department at Mount Snow.  Applicants need to be 16 years old and able to work outdoors.  We provide a warm uniform, good pay and perks, like discounted food and a free ski pass.

For more information, please contact 802.464.4223 or www.mountsnow.com/employment




DCF Foster Family Information:

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday Notes 11-15-19

SCHOOL INFO:


Childcare for West River Board Meeting:

Terry Davidson Berger has arranged for Childcare for the Monday Nov 18th West River Board Meeting. It will run from 7pm to 9pm. Parents simply come to the Library and our Student will be there to provide Childcare.

School Calendar:

Our School Calendar can be found here.

Late Bus:

The Late Bus Schedule can be found here


L&G's Project Feed the Thousands collection drive:


The Project Feed the Thousands collection drive is underway! Join us in helping local Vermonters in need!

What to donate:
  • non-perishable food items
  • personal care items
  • money*
Collection boxes will be in the following classrooms:

6th grade: Ms. Saunders' room
7th grade: Mr. Clark's room 
8th grade: Ms. Hind's room 
9th grade: Mr. Towle's room
10th grade: Mr. O'Donnell's room
11th grade: Ms. Rowan's room
12th grade: Ms. Doty's room
office

*Monetary donations are welcomed and should be given to Ms. Doty. Please make checks payable to "West River Educational District" with "Project Feed" on the memo line.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Q1 Honor Roll:

2019-2020 LGUMHS QUARTER I HONOR ROLL

Grade 12: High Honors: Sydney Hescock, Bay Holmes, Alexander Urbaska Honors: Savanna Aither, Matthew Boyle, Jairen Sanderson, Alison Stockwell, Avery White Grade 11: High Honors: Owen Ameden, Matthew Emerson, Sierra Gagnon, Dylan Greenwood, Brandon Holcomb, Ayla Ryan, Nicole Sanderson Honors: Riley Barton, McKade Beattie, Michael Berry, Lily Clark, Lily Dutton, Joachin Escalante Sauri, Abbie Hazelton, Emma Kelly, Lucian Parker-Jennings, Teagan Powling, Marcus Pratt, Nathaniel Sanderson, Emma Stover, Liam Towle, Chelsea Wright Grade 10: High Honors: Elijah Boucher, Tyler Claussen, Darby Davis, Abigail Towle Honors: Aubrey Bourne, Peter Broussard, Kaysha Fletcher, Hannah Frost, Jeremy Graves, Ansley Henderson, Ava Kelly, Hannah Landers, Emma O'Brien, Nicholas Petronic, Katelyn Petty, Sylvia Stark Grade 9: High Honors: Hannah Greenwood, Liam Hege, Kailuna Holmes, Emily Houle, Ainsley Meyer, Dylan Peters, Catherine Shine, Ruth Wright Honors: Wyatt Beattie, Icabaud Clarke, Shylah Eddy, Elliot Hearn, Zihao Li, Makaila Morse, John Parker-Jennings, Natalie Sensor, Trevor Stillwagon Grade 8: High Honors: Megan Carson, Abriella Hallock, Brookelynn Pagach, Margaret Parker, Fiona Scott, Tucker Swim, Matthew Winkler Honors: Oliver Andersen, Bree Beattie, Kody Bernier-Rice, Alexis Bills, Haylie Bloom, Peyton Butynski, Jackson Fillion, Amanda Fontaine, Trevor Hazelton, Theo Kelloway, Ava LeCours, Kianlese Pena, Dylan Persson, Mary Sanderson, Stephen Shine, Naomi Stacy Grade 7: High Honors: Sierra Berrie, Alecia Bills, Abigail Coyne, Abigail Emerson, Avery Hiner, Hannah Meagher, Padraig Parker, Kian Seiz, Alora Zargo Honors: Alice Clark, Jacob Desautels, Marena Dion, Rihanna Dryden, Cody Hescock, Christopher Longo, Ella Meeks, Samantha Morse, Owen O'Brien, Jada Wood, Montana Woodruff Grade 6: High Honors: Amaya Arnold, Adriana Fairbrother, Jacob Howe, Ethan Mayotte, Grace Wright Honors: Anthony Bills, Ryder Butynski, Jacob Flood, Ruby Hallenbeck, Bethany Jones, Kylie Kehoe, Lily Litchfield, Allie Wilkin, Dakota Wood

Events & Activities Calendar:

All practices and games will be listed on our Events and Activities Calendar which is on the L&G website under Calendars.
http://lelandandgray.org/index.php/co-curricular-calendar







Winter Athletic Programs at L&G:

All registration is open for any MS or HS student interested in playing basketball this winter.



Please go to the L&G website:
Co-curriculars Activities (top of the page)
Athletics (click on it)
click on: Click here for online forms submittal (middle of the page)


If your student has played on an athletic team in the past, please use the same account with the same information....just switch the sports and sign the contracts.

If your student is participating for the first time, please create an account and save your username and password.

Remember MS basketball practices start on November 11th 2:50-4:20pm.

HS practices start on December 2nd.

Rebel Nation!

L&G School Store with L&G Gear!:

Hello Rebel Nation-

Our school store is now open and live to order cool L&G gear!

Please place your orders on the link below and support the L&G Booster Club!

The store will close on 11/17 to ensure we get all orders by the holidays!


Open Gyms for Basketball:

Girls Basketball Open Gyms for any MS and HS students
Sundays 4-6pm
Wednesdays 3-4:30pm

Boys Basketball Open Gyms for any MS and HS students
Thursdays 2:50-4:20pm


COMMUNITY SERVICE:


Community service is now a graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2019. All information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/lelandandgray.org/communityservice

Please e-mail any community service opportunities to Terry Davison Berger <tdavison-berger@lelandandgray.org>



Moore Free Library Community Service Opportunity:


The Moore Free Library in Newfane is looking for high school students interested in reading to younger children or creating some sort of fun activities for younger children.

If you are interested, please contact 

Erica Walch, Director
Moore Free Library
P.O. Box 208, 23 West Street
Newfane, VT   05345
(802) 365-7948 www.moorefreelibrary.org

Library & Crowell Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 2-7, Friday 1-5, Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday & Monday

Community Service Opportunities- Gerda's Equine Rescue:

Gerda's Equine Rescue in West Townshend is looking for volunteers!  Horse lovers and non-horse lovers wanted!  

We have activities from yard maintenance, cleaning, barn work, even filing in the office. Possibly for the right person assistance with video, photography and our website, or even volunteering for events.  

If interested, please contact Kathy Anderson at kathy.gerdasequinerescue@gmail.com or see Terry in Room A-13.



COMMUNITY:



BEEC Nature Days:



Community Coat Drive:

Community Hope & Action is sponsoring a Winter Coat Drive and Give Away on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 in Townshend. As part of the Third Saturday Harvest Pot-luck, winter coats will be collected and anyone is welcome to come and take one or more. All sizes are welcome. To donate gently worn coats, you can drop them off at either the Townshend Town Hall on November 16th at 5:00 or you can donate before the 16th to the front porch of Cynefim Farm,  1169 Grafton Road in Townshend.  The farm is located opposite the Town barn and is one mile north of the Townshend Village. Anyone who wants a coat can also drop by the farm to take a coat or attend the dinner and pick one there. Call Liza at (802) 365-4080 for more information.

Mount Snow Employment Opportunity:

Mount Snow is looking for staff for this upcoming winter in the Parking department at Mount Snow.  Applicants need to be 16 years old and able to work outdoors.  We provide a warm uniform, good pay and perks, like discounted food and a free ski pass.

For more information, please contact 802.464.4223 or www.mountsnow.com/employment




DCF Foster Family Information: