Chances are, you already know a child in
foster care. He may be in your child’s class
or group of friends. She may ride the same bus or be in the school band or on the soccer team. What you may not have known is there is an ongoing search for families to support children and youth during times of need. If you’ve ever wondered about foster or respite care, we would love to talk with you — no obligation. Our staff can help you to determine if becoming a foster parent or respite care provider might be a good choice for you. Or, attend one of our (virtual) community events where you can learn more, meet current foster parents, and talk with our supportive staff. To find out more, we invite you to contact us at:
Vermont Department for Children and Families Family Services Division . Hartford District Office Phone: (802) 585-9724 Email: Carrie.Aldrich@vermont.gov 118 Prospect Street, Suite #400, White River Junction, VT 05001
Looking for Volunteer Host Families For International Students!
The Pan Atlantic Foundation is looking for a host family for Peter from Denmark! Peter is practiced at soccer, but he is most proud that he can always find the positive in a situation and prides himself on his humor. One thing that is particularly admirable about this young man is he has worked three jobs in the summer to save up for the opportunity of studying for a year in the United States. What a great kid!
You can read more about Peter here:
You can look through the list of students looking for volunteer host families here: (this changes daily but here is a sample!) https://www.
Please contact me if you are interested! Tricia Collins at email@example.com. Thanks!
We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting:
Eco Genius, our Environmental Studies camp
for incoming 6th-9th graders July 5-9 @ Frances C. Richmond Middle School in Hanover. Registration is open at https://www.futuregenius.org/
Thanks to a generous contribution from our friends at The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, the discounted cost is $145. Scholarships are also available!
After a year of closures, quarantines, and disruptions, it's critical more than ever for middle school youth to remain on track to reach high school prepared to succeed. Our hope at Future Genius is to provide one week summer enrichment opportunities that inspire our kids to boost academic achievement and fuel a fun and meaningful exploration of sustainability.
Future Genius, Inc.
Activating the imagination of the Sustainability Generation
STEM Robotix Summer Camps
Due to increased vaccination rates and the expected vaccine availability for many students starting this week, STEM Robotix is pleased to announce a return to our more traditional IN PERSON summer camps.
While we know that our youngest students may not yet be eligible for Covid vaccine, we are increasingly confident that we can safely support our students and provide the enriching experience all students/families have come to expect.
2021 camp schedule:
ROBOTICS - GRAPHICAL(Gr 3 - 5) June 21 - 25
SCRATCH(Gr 3-6) AND/OR PYTHON(5-8) June 28 - July 2
FLL FOCUS ROBOTICS(Gr 4-8) July 12 - 16
ADV ROBOTICS - INTRO/MECANUM(Gr 5 - 8) July 19 - 23
ADV ROBOTICS - ROBOT ARMS/DELTA(Gr 6-9) July 26 - 30
Camp details including detailed camp descriptions, weekly schedules, times, safety precautions and online camp registration can be found by visiting the our website at www.stemrobotix.com
CM International Soccer Camp 5th-10th Graders
We will be celebrating our 12th year on the beautiful Kimball Union Academy Campus! Our coaches and counselors are former and current collegiate and professional soccer players! Facilities Include Indoor Turf Field, Student Center with (TVs, Ping Pong tables, store), auditorium to watch movies and soccer games, and a gymnasium We offer both overnight and day camper options.
Sign up by June 1 for discount
To Register and Learn more about our camp and CM International Soccer www.cminternationalsoccer.com firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Summer Calendar of Events Norwich Historical Society
(and a poem for you)
We're so excited to be offering outdoor, in-person events very soon!
Can't wait to see you (and your mask).
Need to do some research? We continue to be open by appointment.
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
With just one half-time employee, we depend on our volunteers! There are so many opportunities to become involved on-line and in-person. Email Sarah (email@example.com) to find out more.
GARDENING AND GROUNDS
Join us for a work-day or join the lawn mowing rotation
Become a walking tour leader or help create a new tour
WORK WITH KIDS
Volunteer at the Sheep-to-Shawl festival this spring
ANSWER RESEARCH QUESTIONS
You wouldn't believe the questions we get
HELP AT THE ANTIQUES SHOW
Sell tickets, set-up tents, serve food
Many thanks to our 2021 Business Sponsors who make our calendar of events possible:
Dan & Whit’s
Webster & Donovan Excavating, Inc.
Riverlight Builders, Inc.
Children’s Art Studio
Haynes and Garthwaite Architects
Jeff Wilmot Painting
River Road Veterinary Clinic
In 2016 Norwich Historical Society asked eight local poets to browse through our collections, find something that captured their imagination and compose a poem about it. The results are as varied and surprising as the lives and times that inspired them.
Interaction with objects prompts reflection about the lives of those who used them, about what connects us to those lives and about how we are different.
Read and listen to the poems at: https://norwichhistory.org/
Art Full Mind, 1798 by Ivy Schweitzer
written in response to the Amanda Russell sampler, pictured above.
Happy the maid
Whose artless mind
in works so innocent can find
amusement and delight.
At ten I learn from Gran, laying out
spools, hoops, her stork-shaped scissors,
the beehive thimble
Da whittled from the tumbled sugar maple
and the cotton threads I coveted
from Burton’s new store down to Norwich Plain,
deepest greens and blues for the big river.
All winter I wrestle my letters and numbers,
hands chapped from chores and chilled fingers
clumsy on the sampler’s rough linen.
Needle flashing in candlelight,
I space and set tiny crosses that glint
like stars in the dawn sky, picturing
Mother’s plentiful preserves
and the rows of seedlings in sister’s spring garden.
Tying the last knot, I sign my work:
Amanda R Russell is my name and
with my needle wrought the same.
Pausing by the hearth where it hangs,
my whole body flushes—
the flame alive and
leaping within me.
The Twin State Soccer Club is excited to offer two skills clinics to interested Upper Valley players, regardless of club or team affiliation. Both clinics will be led by TSSC's director and head coach, Sasa Cirovic.
Clinic Director: Sasa Cirovic | Twin State Soccer Club Director of Coaching
Questions and Registration: info@cas-soccer.
FINISHING CLINIC – Technique and Tactics in front of the Goal (U12 and up).
The FINISHING CLINIC is open to girls and boys ages U12 and up (2009s and older) regardless of club affiliation. This is an intensive camp designed for committed players with a high work rate and focus looking to improve their individual technical skills, 1v1 defending abilities, and shooting & finishing skills. The TSSC staff will use the "Game Sense" training methodology to teach and improve the players' technical skills and game understanding.
- 1v1 Attacking & Defending
- Dribbling turns & tricks to escape pressure
- First touch & control
- Shooting for accuracy & power
- Finishing from airballs
- Deceiving the opponent to create your shot
- Mondays: Quechee, The Murphey Farm Soccer Field
Wednesday: Norwich, The Community Pizza Oven Field
Ages 12 and up: 6-7:30 PM*
*On Mondays, this age group will be part of the Twin State Skill Club
Dates: 13 Sessions
- May: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
June: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
- $300.00 per player payable by check to CAS Soccer or by Venmo @CASSoccer.
Check or cash payments can be given at the time of the first session.
Skill Builders Soccer Clinic (ages 7 - 11)
The Skill Builders Soccer Clinic is designed for fun while introducing players to the basic techniques of soccer through a “Games & Activities Approach to Learning.” The activities and small-sided (2v2/3v3) games will create an environment that will develop creativity and problem-solving skills.
The Clinic is available for boys and girls and is suitable for all levels of players ages 7-11.
- Mondays: Quechee, The Murphey Farm Soccer Field
- Wednesday: Norwich, The Community Pizza Oven Field
Ages 7-11: 4:30-6 PM
- May: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
- June: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
- $250.00 per player payable by check to CAS Soccer or by Venmo @CASSoccer.
Check, or cash payments can be given at the time of the first session.
TWIN STATE SOCCER CLUB clinics provide players an opportunity to develop personal social skills and experience the achievement that comes from being a team member in an environment that fosters fun and fitness. Players will be able to show a progression in their soccer development throughout the clinic and benefit from the enjoyment of a disciplined and organized clinic experience.
Summer Camp opportunity:
We will be spending the majority of our time looking for, and catching fish on the Connecticut River upstream of the Wilder Dam, with a focus on how to target certain species with different types of lures and rigs, as well as best practices for keeping and releasing fish.