Boys Scouts to hold intro meeting; Chester preschool open house; TRSU awarded program grants; story telling institute this summer; and kids get a lesson in recycling

Boy Scouts intro meeting to be held at CAES

BoyscoutsAll boys in first through fifth grade, their brothers, sisters and parents are invited to an informational meeting on Cub Scouts at Chester-Andover Elementary School at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9. Attendees will have a chance to create a rocket and shoot it off as well as learn about the opportunities of Cub Scouts in the Chester and Andover communities.

Scouting can help boys to grow up to be self-reliant, dependable and caring and instills values such as honesty, trustworthiness and respect for others and the environment.

Chester Rotary is the sponsor of Chester’s Cub Scout Pack. For more information contact Bill Dakin at 802-875-3456.

Open House at the Chester Community Preschool

The staff at Chester Community Preschool invites parents and their children to an open house from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Chester Community Preschool is collaboration between the Two Rivers Supervisory Union and SEVCA Windsor County Head Start. This is a tuition-free program for any child who lives in the Two Rivers Supervisory Union area.
Chester Community Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has been awarded five STARS in Vermont Step Ahead Recognition System.
If your child will be 3 years old before Sept. 1, 2016, he or she is eligible for our program.

This is an opportunity to view classrooms and meet the teachers. Chester Community Preschool is located behind Green Mountain Union High School, 716 VT Route 103. If you have any questions,  call 875-3904.

TRSU awarded program grants

Two Rivers Supervisory Union has been awarded $24,000 in two grants.

The Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation awarded the supervisory union’s After-School Program $15,000 to support new STEM activities, curriculum and materials. The funds will help the program include more science based field trips, and begin the process of incorporating more hands-on science education into the ASP’s daily routine, strengthening the ties between the school day learning and after school play.

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture awarded the TRSU Farm to School Program $9,000 to support its effort to bring fresh foods and learning nto the cafeteria, classroom and communities. Specific items will include cafeteria equipment for processing and storing fresh foods, professional development for cafeteria staff and mobile cooking carts to augment classroom learning.

Rebecca Caum wrote the successful grants.

Summer institute for teachers on telling stories

The Flow of History will hold a summer institute for teachers in Grafton from  June 28 through July 1.

Flow of History coverParticipants in “Telling Stories: Investigating Community History,” will be joined by Vermont author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock for four days of historical investigations and writing workshops exploring how to help students with narrative writing.

“Telling Stories” begins with the question, “How does an individual’s experience help us understand larger histories?” The institute will follow a Common Core Inquiry framework with workshops on developing historical questions, making thinking visible, investigating primary sources, and sharing new understandings through story.

Kinsey-Warnock will lead daily writer’s workshops that build toward best practices for teaching narrative writing.

Registration fee of $600 includes accommodations, meals, books and materials; Fee for commuters is $450.

For information about registration, credit and more details, click here.

The Flow of History is a teacher education network for Vermont and New Hampshire communities along the Connecticut River watershed.

Londonderry, Weston kids get a lesson in recycling

Londonderry Recycling Coordinator Esther Fishman recently visited Flood students at Flood Brook School, West River Montessori School, The Little School and Windham Elementary School to teach children their important their role in taking care of  the environment.

Little School recycling lessons

Esther Fishman, rear far right, with students at the Little School in Weston., a company that provides consumers with sustainable, practical, durable and logo-free reusable containers, donated reusable lunch containers for all the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and other students participating.

Fishman also used a guessing game called “How Long Before it Breaks Down” to highlight items like plastic bags and glass bottles. “The students love interactive games and it really gets their attention” said Fishman.

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