Saturday, May 23, 2009


May and more


May 22nd -24th, 2009 • Friday - Sunday • 10AM - 5PM

Earrings $2! Bracelets $3! Necklaces $4! Rings $.25-.50! Toe Rings $.50!
Eyeglass Chains $4! Hair accessories $1-4! Beads $1/bag! Displays $10!
Scarves and Pashminas $5-9!

(receipts must be sent in to the Berlin Elem. School office ASAP after the event)

Same Tented Location • Route 100, 46 Carroll Road • Waitsfield, VT
(Next to the Big Picture Theater & Cafe)


U32 Cultural Links is sponsoring a Cultural Festival on Friday, May 22 from 6:00 to 9:00PM. Come to the high school and celebrate the richness of our world’s culture. See the global fashion show, enjoy African drumming and dancing, Ballywood dancing, fiddle music, jazz and a dance band, GuaGua from Burlington. There will be face painting, origami and tire rolling for all ages. Admission is free; ethnic food will be for sale. For more information, call Carolyn Shapiro 229-5676
School calendar for 2009-2010 can be found at:

SWIM LESSON SIGN-UPs continue. Community Swim Lessons to be held this summer are for students currently in kindergarten through sixth grade. Two weeks of lessons cost $25 per student ($20 per additional student in family). Initial paperwork to sign up was sent home and can also be found on the school website Group size is limited and sending in the paperwork is no guarantee that your child can be enrolled - you will be contacted.


In Vermont you'll soon be able to check out something new at the library: a free park pass for the day - "Check out the Parks" program. At each of the 182 public libraries, there will be a free park pass for a day. People can sign it out like a book. The goal is to get more people interested in using the state's 52 parks and in getting a season pass. "From our point of view it's really an excellent opportunity to get more people into our parks and we are quite confident that if they can have a good experience or when they have a good experience they will be return customers not just this year but in future seasons as well," Vt. Forest Parks & Rec Commissioner Jason Gibbs said. The passes will be available at public libraries starting at the end of April.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009 the Annual Potluck Dinner Meeting of the Berlin Historical Society will be held at the First Congregational Church of Berlin Parish Hall in Berlin Corner. The potluck dinner will start at 6:00 PM with the speaker program beginning about 7:00.
Our speaker was to have been Esther Swift who was going to give a talk on Berlin. However, she is unable to give her talk at this time so we are going to go to plan “b”. Norbert has generously offered to fill in for Esther and will give a presentation on Berlins old post offices and our historical cemeteries utilizing some of our collection of digital images that are stored on our computer. We thank Norbert for offering to fill in at this late date and we know his presentation will be enjoyed by all who plan to attend.

Cheryl Poor is coordinating plans again for the potluck menu so please contact her to let her know that you are coming and what you will bring. You can telephone her at 802-223-5306 or e-mail her at

Lets make this a good turnout. Spread the word and bring friends with you. See you there. - Richard Turner, Secretary

Wednesday, May 27 U-32 Middle School Concert at 7pm (art work to see beforehand)
Thursday, May 28 U-32 High School Concert at 7pm (art word to see beforehand)

all are welcome to these concerts, the middle school one is usually rather full since all kids participate in either band, chorus, jazz band, guitar, strings... where as with high school only some kids are in the music program
5th/6th grade production of Peter Pan will be on Tuesday, June 2nd at 1pm & 7pm & Wednesday, June 3rd at 7pm.


At the schoolwide picnic at Berlin Elementary School on Tuesday, June 16th 5/6 band, 5/6 jazz band and 5/6 chorus will perform at approximately 12:45pm.

Shelburne Museum - 5th & 6th graders enjoyed a day up Shelburne Museum but you can't see it all in one day! Made me think that I should mention that Shelburne Museum offers Vermont Residents discounted admission - with the discount it's only $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 - 18. Their hours are 10am -5pm daily. Visit their website to find out more details: This museum is located in Shelburne, VT, south of Burlington, about an hour from Berlin.
ECHO Museum discount -Vermont libraries, including our school library, has a discount card that can be borrowed to go visit ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center up in Burlington at a discounted price. With the pass, it's only $2 for each person in your party (regular price $7 children ages 3-17 & $9.50 for adults). Parking is $4, however the College Street shuttle is nearby and there is free parking within a short walk. K-12 classroom teachers with credential ID receive free admission. Hours are 10am - 5pm.

U-32 SPORTS CAMPS opportunities for some elementary school grade levels

Raider Girls' Basketball Camp for students entering grades 4-7 July 20th-24th 10am - 12noon, contact Mark Mooney, Camp Director 676 Upper Road, East Calais, VT 05650

Raider Boys' Basketball Camp for students entering grades 4-7 July 13-17 1pm-3pm, contact Dan Gandin, Camp Director 229-6175 $90 ($80 each if more than one in family)

Raider Boys' & Girls' Soccer Camp students entering grades 5-7 June 29- July 2nd 9am - 12pm, contact Emmanuel Riby WIlliams 26 LaGue Lane, Barre, VT 05641 $85 (or $120 for family of two)

Raider Boys' Lacrosse Camp July 20-24 students entering grades 7-8 9:30-11:30am , contact Judd Levine, Camp Director 426-3051

Adventures In Reading

Summer fun at the fair and field days events:
Corinne Stridsberg

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