Morning Briefing -- Wednesday


Wednesday, Jan. 8

Natural Science Toolkit for Homeschoolers series

BENNINGTON -- Homeschool educator and naturalist Mary Batcheller and One World Conservation Center Education Coordinator Jen Loyd-Pain will use science tools as a springboard for learning in nature. All four monthly themed sessions will focus on the use of different science tools through fun and interactive activities. Classes will take place in the forests and fields of the Greenberg Reserve and in the education center. You may come to all four sessions or choose the ones that interest you and your children most. Participants will be divided into two approximate target groups: grades K-3 and 4-8. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Session 1: "The Wonders of Weather" will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Discover more about wind chill, wind speed, humidity and more. Relevant skills will be targeted appropriately to each age group. Fee: $8 per child.

Church thrift shop open Wednesdays

JOHNSONVILLE, N.Y. -- The Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church just south off Route 67 in Johnsonville, N.Y., is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Most clothing items are priced at $1 per bag.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- The Bennigton Senior's Center will hold a potluck today, starting at noon. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. they will also host a movie screening. Call 802-442-1052 for more details.


SVRTSD Education/Facilities Committee

CDC Conference Room at 3 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Agriculture Program 2. High School/CDC Room Use (need a classroom for Agriculture) 3. Duplication of Classes 4. Program Viability/Student Numbers (may require executive session) 5. Other.

Woodford School Board

Woodford Hollow School at 3 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Public Comments 2. 2015 Budget Work Session 3. Action Items A. Financial 1. Treasurer's Report: Dec., 2013 B. Consent Agenda 1. Minutes 12/4/13 2. Warrants 3. Resignations (None) 4. Leave of Absence Request (None) 5. Nominations (None) 6. Field Trips A. May 19-23: Silver Bay, N.Y. Nature's Classroom at YMCA Conference Ctr. C. Policies 1. #4035 Conflict of Interest in Hiring ADOPT 2. #5002 Prevention of Harassment of Students ADOPT 4. Reports A. Principal, Sandy Foster B. Superintendent, Catherine McClure 1. Legislative Breakfast Jan. 20 C. Chair, Mark Tilley 1. Food Service Committee (Next meeting date 1/16) 5. Other 6. FYI A. Budget Status Report B. SVSU Student Enrollment for January 7. Executive Session if necessary.

Shaftsbury Elementary School District Board

Shaftsbury Elementary School Learning Center at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Citizens' Comments 2. Presentation: Early Education: Karen Burnell, Director and Danielle Depeaux, Coordinator 3. Action Items A. Financial 1. Treasurer's Report, Dec. 2. Legal Fees for District 1 B. Consent Agenda C. Policies (None) D. Facilities 1. Classroom Radios have arrived 2. Kitchen Freezer 4. Reports A. Principal 1. Green Mountain Star Plan Update 2. January Inservice Day B. Superintendent C. Chair 5. Other 6. FYI A. Future Meeting date Wednesday, Feb. 12 B. Budget Status Report C. SVSU Student Enrollment for January 7. Executive Session if necessary.


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