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From Ms. Powers

Newsletter -- October 6, 2017

Dear WRS families,

Farm Day is Planned @ WRS!
We are very excited to offer Farm Day on Friday, October 13th at White River School!  We will turn our playground into a barnyard where students will meet with local farmers who will teach them about agriculture in Vermont.   We are so fortunate to have so much community support for this special event that happens every three years!  Local farmers that will teach us are:

●      Oxen-Harold Wright Sr. and Harold Wright Jr. - Maplerow Farm

●      Sheep -Fred DePaul

●      Cow - Cobb Hill Farm

●      Horse- Mary Hutchins

●      Chickens - Faith Hunt

●      Ice Cream - Billings Farm

●      Maple Products- Schaal Family

●      Apples/Applesauce - Mendon Mountain Orchards

●      Apple Press- Apple cider (unpasteurized) - Riverview Farm

●      Vegetable/Farm Stand - W.R.S. P.T.A.

●      Hay Ride (tractor and wagon)- Mike Luce, Luce Farm

●      Alpaca - Weaving Dream Farm, Lauren Anderson

●      Goats - (We’re hoping to have goats, we had a last minute cancellation!)

●      Cheese tasting - kindness of Cabot Cheese Co.

If you do not want your child to ride on the wagon or to drink the unpasteurized apple cider, or to pet the animals due to allergies, please email your child’s teacher by Wednesday, October 11th!  
This event is held rain or shine so please have your children dress for the weather.

Lost and Found Items W.R.S.
Many of you know that I send reminders regularly about labeling your child’s belongings.  We have many look-a-like jackets, backpacks and lunchboxes and we’ve already had a lot of mix-ups.  We also have a large accumulation of items on our Lost and Found (or I should say, rarely found) table!   You can help by making sure your child’s name is labeled on these items.   Please note that items that are left on the Lost and Found table will be donated to The Listen Store at the end of each month.  We simply don’t have the room to collect these things.  Thank you!

School Picture Re-takes - October 26th
If you would like your child’s picture retaken please be sure to send in the entire packet except for the class picture.

Upcoming Events
-    October 9th - Teacher in-service day no school for students
-    October 13 -  Farm Day @ WRS!
-    October 15 -  WRS PTA Fundraiser/Color Run Day at Maxfield Outdoor Complex
     Registration 10:00 - 11:00 - Pick up t-shirts and all other prizes at registration!
-    October 20 - CHaD Penny Drive last collection day
-    October 20 – PTA Family Movie Night 6:30 PM
-    October 26 – Picture Retake day
-    October 28 - Gory Daze - see attached flye
-    November 2 - Early Release for students at 12:50 for Parent/Teacher Conferences
-    November 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences- no school for students
-    November 30 - WRS Winter Concert @ 6:30 p.m.



Sheila C. Powers


Farm Day at WRS Coming Soon - October 13th
One of the many great traditions at W.R.S. is Farm Day!  This is when we invite local farmers to our school for the day so that they can teach our students about farming in Vermont which is of course a great part of our Vermont culture, industry and history.  We LOVE farm day at the White River School!  We are seeking volunteers to help run our “Farm Stand” which the P.T.A. sponsors.   We are also seeking volunteers to bake breads for sampling:  apple bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, etc….  The students will also sample vegetables and fruits.  If you can donate bread or spend an hour or two at school working in the “Farm Stand”, please email our P.T.A. president, Krystal Brown at: wrspta@gmail.com