Friday, June 15, 2018

Moretown School Update, June 15, 2018

Moretown 6th Graduation Ceremony
Celebrating their past and looking forward to their future



Good luck in your next adventures 
Mrs. D and Mrs Wood, you will be missed!  



Moretown Messenger, Final School year 2018 Edition
Click on the Weather Bloopers link for a
video!   Click on the Messenger Link below:

https://sites.google.com/a/wwsu.org/moretown-messenger/home

Have a great summer everyone... 

HUUSD Board Meeting Update
Dear members of our six town community,
At our last meeting on June 6, 2018, the Harwood Unified Union SchoolDistrict (HUUSD) Board took action on the three (3) items below:

  1. We approved the unanimous recommendation of the hiring committee to appoint Mandy Couturier for the position of Principal at Moretown Elementary school (2 year contract).
  2. We approved multiple board warrants
  3. We confirmed Torrey to be an added board member on the executive project committee on the Harwood project.
We also were advised on the project committee’s current thinking about the June 21 middle school workshop which will include staff and administrators who work with middle school students, board members, parents from the community, and non-parents from the community.
It is our hope to send updates and previews of each HUUSD Board meeting in the future. Thank you for your continued support and engagement.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 13 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm and will be held in the Harwood Union High School library. Please note it will be preceded by an executive session for the purpose of superintendent evaluation.
You can visit wwsu.org for board agendas and minutes, and watch past meetings at https://mrvtv.com
Respectfully,
The HUUSD Board 
Christine Sullivan (Waitsfield)  *Chair, Caitlin Hollister (Waterbury)  *Vice Chair, Alycia Biondo (Warren), Jill Ellis (Fayston), Gabe Gilman (Moretown), Peter Langella (Moretown), Garett MacCurtain (Duxbury), Maureen McCracken (Waterbury), Theresa Membrino (Fayston), Melissa Phillips (Waterbury), Torrey Smith (Duxbury), Alexandra Thomsen  (Waterbury), Rosemarie White (Warren), Rob Williams (Waitsfield)


Community Announcements
Please note that the opportunities/events listed below are not specifically endorsed or screened by school staff. As always, families should use their own standards and review processes to determine appropriate activities.

Central Vermont Gymnastics Academy SUMMER CAMP 2018 . Full-day camps run from 8am 4pm for children ages 6 and up (Please contact us about younger children.)Half-day camps for younger campers (ages 4+) run from 8am 11:30am.Full-day campers will enjoy swimming and picnic lunch every afternoon at the Waterbury Reservoir (weather-permitting). Friday Pizza Parties for $5 (Tired of packing lunch? Let us do it for you every Friday!) Full Day Week is $235 per week or $60 per day. Half Day week $145 per week and $40 per day. First 9 WEEKS FULL DAYS FOR $1,500
First 9 WEEKS HALF DAYS FOR $1,000 . Day Camps are offered the following weeks: June 18-22June 25-29July 2-6July 9-13 , July 16-20 , July 23-27July 30-August 3August 6-10August 13-17August 22-24. CONTACT: Central Vermont Gymnastics Academy , e-mail: info@cvtga.com , website: www.cvtga.com , phone: 802-882-8324.

 
Inaugural Mad Mile for kids age 7-13 will launch on Sunday, July 8th at the start line for the Mad Marathon.  Start time will be just after the 7AM start for the marathon runners.  The Mad Mile will be on the USATF Sanctioned course from the start at Irasville General Store heading north to Bridge Street and then turning back to the Mad River Green Finish.    Registration fee is $5.00 per runner who will each receive a finisher medal along with a Mad Mile shirt.   Long time announcer and sportscaster Peter Graves will welcome each runner home though the Mad Marathon Finish Gantry. The Mad Mile is sponsored by Sugarbush Real Estate
For more information contact dori@madmarathon.com
  Runners who wish to run for a fund to benefit Hannah’s House, a local non-profit mental health center, are invited to join Team Hannah.
For more information, contact Joe Robinson-jrobinson@wwsu.org
or Cindy Carr – cindy@hannahshousevt.org
Or go to:  http://www.hannahshousevt.org/mad-marathon-fundraiser/

Fencing Instruction and Beyond: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10-Aug 9, 6:30-8:30pm, Memorial Park in Stowe, Ages 12+, with Keith(Digger)Puffer.  Visit Stowerec.org to register online or call Stowe Parks and Recreation at 802-253-6138.
HUMS XC Adventure Running Camp, for kids going into 7th grade in the fall, July 2nd - July 6th and July 10-July 14th, 9am-11am, at Harwood. The fee is $200.  For more information, contact Lou Bevacqui atvcacupuncture@gmail.com.
Equine Guided Youth Leadership Summer Camp at Horses & Pathfinders in Moretown, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm ET each day, June 25-29th, recommended Ages: 9-14; up to 10 participants. We focus on supporting youth to discover natural strengths, talents, gifts, explore  self-leadership, expand creativity, master challenges and connect with themselves, others, and the world. In addition to interactive leadership and team-working Equine-Guided experiential exercises and activities every day, we offer: swimming, trail walk with the horse, somatic-bareback learning and experience, and other nature-related crafts, animal observation and nature knowledge. What to expect: A week of practicing leadership, team building, experiential learning, creativity, fun, achievement, connected relationships and unique experiences. We also offer optional overnight camping, recommended for 12-14 year olds! To register or find out more please contact: Lucinda@horsesandpathfinders.com or 802-223-1903 or visit: “Courses" at Horsesandpathfinders.com

Host Families Needed Exchange students are really brave kids who step outside their comfort zones to become part of new families, schools, and communities. They are smart, engaged, and excited to share their country’s culture, traditions, and language.  They believe that America welcomes the world.  Exchange students bring new perspectives that can open minds, creating opportunities for engagement and understanding that strengthen schools and communities alike. Many host families develop a relationship that lasts a lifetime with the student they host. We have many students still awaiting a family to call their own and visa deadlines are fast approaching. Families can learn more about CIEE by visiting www.ciee.org/highschool  or starting an application at www.ciee.org/host.  I’m certainly here to help as well and can be reached at susankuegel10@gmail.com  

 
4-H Is looking to start a Horse Club Near You! 4-H is a youth directed program and allows youth to explore different project areas alongside volunteers in a club setting as they develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H clubs are open to youth ages 8-18.  Youth ages 5-7 may join Cloverbuds which offers a non-competititve learning experience.  For more information contat Allison Smith at 802-476-2003 or Allison.smith.2@uvm.edu












Friday, June 8, 2018

Moretown School Update, June 8th, 2018

Moretown 6th graders on their adventure to
Ottawa, the capital of Canada.  A visit to the
Governor General's Estate, History Museum, a
re-enactment walk through old town, caving and
a finish by white water rafting.. perfect way to
end their time at Moretown.  



Moretown Engineers
learn about  and take apart
a Combustion Engine..
 
School Year's Landing......

The end of the school year often brings mixed emotions for students, school staff and families.  Often calendars are filled with the "count down" to the final day of classes.   No doubt the year's "landing" can be seen as the finish line for many.  We often find ourselves so occupied with piloting through the turbulence of the final days of our school's landing that we forget to look out the window and really appreciate the view.  The many successes and learning experiences that we have all witnessed should provide a sense of pride and accomplishment and perhaps a glimer of the opportunities that lie ahead.   As our life instrument panel blinks, whirls and buzzes, and our landing shakes under the stresses of a runway touch down, take a moment to appreciate those around you and capture the memories, as they are fleeting.  Cherish these moments.  Take a look out of the window.....  its amazing out there. 

Mr. Pierson



For the last two weeks of school, we will be riding bikes in PEclass. If students would like to bring their own bikes, that is fine as long as they don’t have training wheels! We have access to an entire trailer of bikes and helmets, so bringing personal bikes is not necessary. However, personal helmets are recommended as they might fit better than the ones on the trailer. 
A great fun filled way to end the year!   








CALENDAR UPDATE
May 2018  

June 8
Class placements for 18-19 school year sent home
June 13
Field Days in the PM
June 14
Graduation
June 15
Last Day of School
Half Day
Moretown Dismissed at
12:15  

Community Announcements
Please note that the opportunities/events listed below are not specifically endorsed or screened by school staff. As always, families should use their own standards and review processes to determine appropriate activities.

The Inaugural Mad Mile for kids age 7-13 will launch on Sunday, July 8th at the start line for the Mad Marathon.  Gun time will be just after the 7AM start for the marathon runners.  The Mad Mile will be on the USATF Sanctioned course from the start at Irasville General Store heading north to Bridge Street and then turning back to the Mad River Green Finish.  


Registration fee is $5.00 per runner who will each receive a finisher medal along with a Mad Mile shirt.   Long time announcer and sportscaster Peter Graves will welcome each runner home though the Mad Marathon Finish Gantry. The Mad Mile is sponsored by Sugarbush Real Estate
For more information contact dori@madmarathon.com


OPTIONAL:  Runners who wish to run for a fund to benefit Hannah’s House, a local non-profit mental health center, are invited to join Team Hannah.
For more information, contact Joe Robinson-jrobinson@wwsu.org
or Cindy Carr – cindy@hannahshousevt.org

Stretch -n - Sketch, with Mindy and Jill, June 10th, 12:-3pm, at IDEAS inWaitsfield, boys and girls ages 7-12, $35.  Relax with yoga first, then paint on canvas and shells.  For more information visit: www.cognitivesstudios.org

Central Vermont Gymnastics Academy SUMMER CAMP 2018 . Full-day camps run from 8am 4pm for children ages 6 and up (Please contact us about younger children.)Half-day camps for younger campers (ages 4+) run from 8am 11:30am. Full-day campers will enjoy swimming and picnic lunch every afternoon at the Waterbury Reservoir (weather-permitting). Friday Pizza Parties for $5 (Tired of packing lunch? Let us do it for you every Friday!) Full Day Week is $235 per week or $60 per day. Half Day week $145 per week and $40 per day. First 9 WEEKS FULL DAYS FOR $1,500
First 9 WEEKS HALF DAYS FOR $1,000 . Day Camps are offered the following weeks: June 18-22June 25-29July 2-6July 9-13 , July 16-20 , July 23-27,July 30-August 3August 6-10August 13-17August 22-24. CONTACT: Central Vermont Gymnastics Academy , e-mail: info@cvtga.com , website: www.cvtga.com , phone: 802-882-8324.

 

The Inaugural Mad Mile for kids age 7-13 will launch on Sunday, July 8th at the start line for the Mad Marathon.  Start time will be just after the 7AM start for the marathon runners.  The Mad Mile will be on the USATF Sanctioned course from the start at Irasville General Store heading north to Bridge Street and then turning back to the Mad River Green Finish.    Registration fee is $5.00 per runner who will each receive a finisher medal along with a Mad Mile shirt.   Long time announcer and sportscaster Peter Graves will welcome each runner home though the Mad Marathon Finish Gantry. The Mad Mile is sponsored by Sugarbush Real Estate
For more information contact dori@madmarathon.com

OPTIONAL:  Runners who wish to run for a fund to benefit Hannah’s House, a local non-profit mental health center, are invited to join Team Hannah.
For more information, contact Joe Robinson-jrobinson@wwsu.org
or Cindy Carr – cindy@hannahshousevt.org
Or go to:  http://www.hannahshousevt.org/mad-marathon-fundraiser/


Northfield Seeks Host Families for 8th Annual Chinese Cultural Exchange Summer Program: The program will take place July 22-August 4th.  Families are needed to house at least two students, but up to four students, for two weeks.  You will receive a stipend of $200 per student to help with expenses. Students will study at Northfield/middle/High Schoo Mondaythrough Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Host families provide housing, meals and evening activities that showcase what Vermont families do in the summer.  We can help with transportation. For more information or to help, please contact host family coordinator Brandi Peloquin at 802-477-2994 or emailbpeloquin77@gmail.com or Michele Tofel Murray at 802-485-7304 or emailmtofelmurray@gmail.com

Drive for Refugees and Immigrants Harwood's International Refugee Club is collecting diapers and sanitary pads for resettling families in Vermont. This drive will take place Monday, May 21st --Monday June 11th. Donation box locations are: Warren Elementary School, the Warren Public Library, FaystonElementary School and the Waisfield Town Office. All donated diapers and sanitary pads will be given to the Vermont U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). These products will then be available too all USCRI clients. If you would prefer to donate money to our diaper/sanitary drive rather than to donate specific products checks can be made out to the Harwood International Refugee Club and sent to Harwood ( 458 VT-100, Moretown, VT 05660 ). Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated!

HUMS XC Adventure Running Camp, for kids going into 7th grade in the fall, July 2nd - July 6th and July 10-July 14th, 9am-11am, at Harwood. The fee is $200.  For more information, contact Lou Bevacqui atvcacupuncture@gmail.com.

Equine Guided Youth Leadership Summer Camp at Horses & Pathfinders in Moretown, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm ET each day, June 25-29th, recommended Ages: 9-14; up to 10 participants. We focus on supporting youth to discover natural strengths, talents, gifts, explore  self-leadership, expand creativity, master challenges and connect with themselves, others, and the world. In addition to interactive leadership and team-working Equine-Guided experiential exercises and activities every day, we offer: swimming, trail walk with the horse, somatic-bareback learning and experience, and other nature-related crafts, animal observation and nature knowledge. What to expect: A week of practicing leadership, team building, experiential learning, creativity, fun, achievement, connected relationships and unique experiences. We also offer optional overnight camping, recommended for 12-14 year olds! To register or find out more please contact: Lucinda@horsesandpathfinders.com or 802-223-1903 or visit: “Courses" at Horsesandpathfinders.com

Host Families Needed Exchange students are really brave kids who step outside their comfort zones to become part of new families, schools, and communities. They are smart, engaged, and excited to share their country’s culture, traditions, and language.  They believe that America welcomes the world.  Exchange students bring new perspectives that can open minds, creating opportunities for engagement and understanding that strengthen schools and communities alike. Many host families develop a relationship that lasts a lifetime with the student they host. We have many students still awaiting a family to call their own and visa deadlines are fast approaching. Families can learn more about CIEE by visiting www.ciee.org/highschool  or starting an application at www.ciee.org/host.  I’m certainly here to help as well and can be reached at susankuegel10@gmail.com  

 
4-H Is looking to start a Horse Club Near You! 4-H is a youth directed program and allows youth to explore different project areas alongside volunteers in a club setting as they develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H clubs are open to youth ages 8-18.  Youth ages 5-7 may join Cloverbuds which offers a non-competititve learning experience.  For more information contat Allison Smith at 802-476-2003 or Allison.smith.2@uvm.edu





Friday, June 1, 2018

Moretown School Update, June 1, 2018

Moretown Pig Roast Back Up Singers! 
Thanks to everyone and especially the PTO for a great event.. even in the rain.
The PTO raised funds to support our popular ski program
and school residencies..   
HUUSD School Board 5/23 Meeting Recap
 
Dear members of our six town community,
At our last meeting on May 23, 2018, the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board took action on the ten (10) items below:
  1.  We entered into executive session for the purpose of superintendent evaluation.
  2.  We approved previous meeting minutes with edits.
  3.  We accepted Maureen McCracken’s request to rescind her resignation – reinstated her as a Waterbury representative to the HUUSD.  We also recognized and appreciated the person who was willing to serve and agreed to send a note of appreciation on behalf of the board.
  4. We provided pre-approval for multiple international trips planned for high school aged students in the FY18-19 year, including: Rwanda / Greece & Italy / Denmark.
  5. We accepted recommended meal price changes for 2018-2019 to align prices across the district.
  6. We confirmed board membership on the project committees related to the Harwood Bond project and middle school evaluation process.
  7. We asked the policy committee to research lack of policy on challenging educational materials and report back to the board regarding recommended next steps.
  8. We agreed that within the next year each board member would connect one on one with each other and with Michelle Baker and Brigid Nease – in an effort to develop connections and enhance team building.
  9. We accepted the request by the district administrative team to not vote on the Community Engagement proposal before June 27 and to allow them to submit their own proposal for consideration on that date.
  10. We approved multiple board warrants.

At this meeting, we also heard a presentation by elementary school leaders about learning expectations at the elementary level and how they are assessed across the district.
It is our hope to send updates and previews of each HUUSD Board meeting in the future. Thank you for your continued support and engagement. Our next meeting is a short one on Wednesday, June 6 at 6 pm to hear and act on recommendations from the Moretown hiring committee as appropriate.  Our next full board meeting is Wednesday, June 13, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm and will be held in the Harwood Union High School library.
You can visit wwsu.org for board agendas and minutes, and watch past meetings at School Board May 23, 2018
Respectfully,
The HUUSD Board
Christine Sullivan (Waitsfield)  *Chair, Caitlin Hollister (Waterbury)  *Vice Chair. Alycia Biondo (Warren), Jill Ellis (Fayston), Gabe Gilman (Moretown), Peter Langella (Moretown), Garett MacCurtain (Duxbury) , Maureen McCracken (Waterbury), Theresa Membrino (Fayston), Melissa Phillips (Waterbury), Torrey Smith (Duxbury), Alexandra Thomsen  (Waterbury), Rosemarie White (Warren), 
Rob Williams (Waitsfield



CALENDAR UPDATE
May 2018  
June 7  and 8
6th Grade Class Trip to Ottawa
June 8
Class placements for 18-19 school year sent home
June 13
Field Days in the PM
June 14
Graduation
June 15
Last Day of School
Half Day
Moretown Dismissed at
12:15  

Community Announcements
Please note that the opportunities/events listed below are not specifically endorsed or screened by school staff. As always, families should use their own standards and review processes to determine appropriate activities.Stowe and Mad River Dance Academy present Snow White and an evening of dance, June 1 & 2, at 6pm, and June 3 at 1pm, at Dibden Center for the Arts at Johnson State College. Tickets are $20-$24 and are available at: www.stowedance.com or 802-253-5151.  Many of our Waitsfield School students are in the Saturday night show.

Boy Scout Troop 700 Car Wash and Interior CleaningJune 2, 10:30-3:30, at Waitsfield School, Suv: wash $15, interior and wash $30, interior only $20, Car: wash $15, interior and wash $25 and interior only $15.

Northfield Seeks Host Families for 8th Annual Chinese Cultural Exchange Summer Program: The program will take place July 22-August 4th.  Families are needed to house at least two students, but up to four students, for two weeks.  You will receive a stipend of $200 per student to help with expenses. Students will study at Northfield/middle/High Schoo Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Host families provide housing, meals and evening activities that showcase what Vermont families do in the summer.  We can help with transportation. For more information or to help, please contact host family coordinator Brandi Peloquin at 802-477-2994 or email bpeloquin77@gmail.com or Michele Tofel Murray at 802-485-7304 or email mtofelmurray@gmail.com

Drive for Refugees and Immigrants: Harwood's International Refugee Club is collecting diapers and sanitary pads for resettling families in Vermont. This drive will take place Monday, May 21st --Monday June 11th. Donation box locations are: Warren Elementary School, the Warren Public Library, Fayston Elementary School and the Waisfield Town Office. All donated diapers and sanitary pads will be given to the Vermont U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). These products will then be available too all USCRI clients. If you would prefer to donate money to our diaper/sanitary drive rather than to donate specific products checks can be made out to the Harwood International Refugee Club and sent to Harwood ( 458 VT-100, Moretown, VT 05660 ). Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated!

HUMS XC Adventure Running Camp, for kids going into 7th grade in the fall, July 2nd - July 6th and July 10-July 14th, 9am-11am, at Harwood. The fee is $200.  For more information, contact Lou Bevacqui at vcacupuncture@gmail.com.

Equine Guided Youth Leadership Summer Camp at Horses & Pathfinders in Moretown, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm ET each day, June 25-29th, recommended Ages: 9-14; up to 10 participants. We focus on supporting youth to discover natural strengths, talents, gifts, explore  self-leadership, expand creativity, master challenges and connect with themselves, others, and the world. In addition to interactive leadership and team-working Equine-Guided experiential exercises and activities every day, we offer: swimming, trail walk with the horse, somatic-bareback learning and experience, and other nature-related crafts, animal observation and nature knowledge. What to expect: A week of practicing leadership, team building, experiential learning, creativity, fun, achievement, connected relationships and unique experiences. We also offer optional overnight camping, recommended for 12-14 year olds! To register or find out more please contact: Lucinda@horsesandpathfinders.com or 802-223-1903 or visit: “Courses" at Horsesandpathfinders.com

Friday, May 25, 2018

Moretown School Update, May 25, 2018

Moretown's Annual Music Concert
A combination of movement, music and smiles...
Thank you Mr. Hill




Saying Goodbye to a Lovely Person
Becky Lovely says goodbye to the Moretown MECA program today.  

Some of her favorite students wished her well by presenting her with a t-shirt with their names on it.  Good Luck with your next adventure.... you will be greatly missed!   












Principal Search Committee Update

The Moretown School Principal Search Committee will host a community Meet and Greet event for our principal finalists on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 6pm here at the school.  This is be an opportunity for our school community to hear from and provide input about our finalist.  Each feedback session will last for approx. 30 - 40 minutes.   The committee hopes to select a principal by early June.  Please let dpierson@wwsu.org know if you have any questions.   



Where are the butters....?
The 6th grade class fundraiser regarding our Nut Butter
Sales is still in the works.  We are a working
with the Vermont Peanut Butter
Company's production department to get our jars as
soon as possible,  The company has had some
issues with processing that has delayed our orders.
We will continue to provide updates as we get them.
Thanks for  your understanding.


















Contact the school for advance tickets.  


























Our Trout in the Classroom Scientist
teacher our younger classes about
their adventures with our Brook Trout.
Check out the TIC state blog - Kate and Chris (6th grade experts)
are on the TIC blog.

http://vermonttroutintheclassroom.weebly.com/tic-blog



















CALENDAR UPDATE
May 2018  


May 31
“Principal Search Evening”
Community Meet and Greet perspective candidates and provide input.  

Evening beginning at 6:00pm
For the two finalists.   
June 1
PTO/MRNA
Pig Roast
Live Music” Scared by Dolls”
on the Moretown recreation fields
4:00 - 8:00
June 13
Field Days in the PM
June 14
Graduation
June 15
Last Day of School
Half Day



Community Announcements
Please note that the opportunities/events listed below are not specifically endorsed or screened by school staff. As always, families should use their own standards and review processes to determine appropriate activities.
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age at Big Picture Theater on Wednesday, May 30th, 6:30pm, sponsored by Hannah’s House.  SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time.  Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time.  
As a director, filmmaker, doctor and mother of two, who has made award-winning films that have aired on PBS and were the focus of national campaigns to raise awareness about mental health Ruston turned the camera on her own family and others—revealing stories of messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.  Interwoven into these stories, are cutting edge science and insights from thought leaders as well as leading brain scientists who present evidence on the real changes in the brain when kids are on screens. SCREENAGERS goes far beyond exposing the risks of screen time; it reveals multiple approaches on how parents and educators can work with kids to help them achieve a healthy amount of screen time. With teens spending on average 6.5 hours a day on screens and that doesn’t include classroom or homework screen time this is a MUST see movie for parents.
A brief facilitated discussion period will follow and parents are encouraged to bring their Teens to this important community event sponsored by Hannah’s House thanks to Big Picture Theater and The Mad River Valley Community fund.  For more information contact Barbara@hannahshousevt.org or call 496-9715.     
Stowe and Mad River Dance Academy present Snow White and an evening of dance, June 1 & 2, at 6pm, and June 3 at 1pm, at Dibden Center for the Arts at Johnson State College. Tickets are $20-$24 and are available at: www.stowedance.com or 802-253-5151.  Many of our Waitsfield School students are in the Saturday night show.

Drive for Refugees and Immigrants: Harwood's International Refugee Club is collecting diapers and sanitary pads for resettling families in Vermont. This drive will take place Monday, May 21st --Monday June 11th. Donation box locations are: Warren Elementary School, the Warren Public Library, Fayston Elementary School and the Waisfield Town Office. All donated diapers and sanitary pads will be given to the Vermont U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). These products will then be available too all USCRI clients. If you would prefer to donate money to our diaper/sanitary drive rather than to donate specific products checks can be made out to the Harwood International Refugee Club and sent to Harwood ( 458 VT-100, Moretown, VT 05660 ). Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated!
HUMS XC Adventure Running Camp, for kids going into 7th grade in the fall, July 2nd - July 6th and July 10-July 14th, 9am-11am, at Harwood. The fee is $200.  For more information, contact Lou Bevacqui at vcacupuncture@gmail.com 

Equine Guided Youth Leadership Summer Camp at Horses & Pathfinders in Moretown
9:00 am – 4:30 pm ET each day

June 25-29
Recommended Ages: 9-14; up to 10 participants 

We focus on supporting youth to discover natural strengths, talents, gifts, explore  self-leadership, expand creativity, master challenges and connect with themselves, others, and the world.

In addition to interactive leadership and team-working Equine-Guided experiential exercises and activities every day, we offer: swimming, trail walk with the horse, somatic-bareback learning and experience, and other nature-related crafts, animal observation and nature knowledge.

What to expect: A week of practicing leadership, team building, experiential learning, creativity, fun, achievement, connected relationships and unique experiences. We also offer optional overnight camping, recommended for 12-14 year olds!

To register or find out more please contact: Lucinda@horsesandpathfinders.com or 802-223-1903 or visit: “Courses" at Horsesandpathfinders.com