Litchfield News





Region 6 Grade 5 & 6 Elementary Band Concert
(Warren, Morris & Goshen elementary schools)
has been re-scheduled to
Wednesday, January 25 ~ 6:00 p.m.
@ Wamogo High School Auditorium
Litchfield Center School
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for the school year 2017-2018 will be held on Monday, January 30 and continue through Friday, February 3. Children living in Litchfield, Bantam and Northfield who will be five years old on or before January 1, 2018 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. 
In order to register, the following must be presented:
1.           - A birth certificate verifying your child’s date of birth
- A record of immunizations
- Proof of residency (current utility bill, mortgage statement, lease/rental agreement)
- A copy of a valid CT driver’s license for the parent/guardian indicating the address where the child resides
If you have a child already enrolled in Center School, you do not need to provide proof of residency. All others must provide proof of residency at the time of registration. Registrations will not be accepted unless you have these forms with you.  You may register at Center School any time between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 30 through Friday, February 3
Litchfield Center School
“Ready, Set, Grow!” Program
Litchfield Public Schools would like to invite the families of children eligible for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 academic school year to this Spring’s “Ready, Set, Grow!” program. The program aims to inform parents and guardians about Kindergarten expectations in Language Arts, Math, and fine/gross motor skills as well as strategies to use at home to support this learning. This opportunity includes a parent information session followed by engaging family and student workshops. Children living in Litchfield, Northfield, and Bantam who will be five years old on or before January 1, 2018 are eligible for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year and are encouraged to attend.
The first “Ready, Set, Grow” informational meeting for parents and guardians will be held on Monday, February 6th (snow date February 13th) at 6:30 p.m. in the Center School Gym.  Registration is not required to attend this informational meeting.  Additional workshops will be held on March 6th, April 3rd, and May 8th at 6:00 p.m. for children and their parents/guardians.  Registration will be required for these workshops.  Please visit our website at to register for the workshops.
More than $130,000 in Scholarships
Available for Northwest CT Students
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation is awarding scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarship applications are now available for the more than $130,000 available to area students. Scholarship guidelines, requirements and applications are available on the Community Foundation website.
Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year must be submitted by April 1, 2017. The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves Litchfield County with a collection of more than 250 funds from local donors. These funds support nonprofit organizations and provide scholarships to area students throughout the Northwest Corner.
Most scholarships are awarded to residents of the Foundation’s 20-town service area. The Foundation serves the towns of Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan/Falls Village, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington and Winsted/Winchester.
New scholarships this year include the Edward W. Diskavich Scholarship for students who attended Oliver Wolcott Technical High School, and the Healthcare Auxiliary Scholarship for students residing in Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury or Sharon, and who plan to pursue a career in healthcare, with a preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community.
For a complete list of scholarships, visit
Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, comprised of more than 250 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to more than $87 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled more than $4.2 million.
Hundreds of College Scholarships Available!
We are one of the largest college scholarship providers in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills, awarding scholarships to hundreds of students each year—thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our donors over many decades. And, most scholarship awards are renewable for up to four years!
Visit our website to view the list of scholarships and their criteria—and apply!

Application deadlines:
- February 15 for students wishing to renew their scholarships
- March 15 for first-time applicants
Students residing in one of the following towns are eligible:
Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury
Litchfield Montessori School recently hosted Jessica Russell, teaching artist and owner of Art Room Atelier for a fun filled day of expressive art. ~ contributed
Ms. Russell’s mission is to create space for creativity in the worlds and minds of our children and she certainly did that!  Bringing covering for the walls and plenty of art supplies, Ms. Russell transformed LMS’ community room into a fabulous art studio for our children.   
Art Room Atelier is located at 931 Bantam Road and offers a wide variety of art experiences, from classes, to birthday parties, to drop in painting play for children 18 months to 17 years old. For more information, please visit her website at or contact Litchfield Montessori School at
has named the following students
to the Dean’s List for fall 2016:
Goshen: Madison Fecteau, Social Work; Kevin Lettau, English
Litchfield: Gabrielle DeVito, Social Work; Marissa Kent, Social Work
Morris: Lauren Coy, Nursing
Warren: Peter Dance, Justice & Law Administration; Cassandra Frisbie, Exploratory Studies; Brian Murphy, Justice & Law Administration; Auguste Sachse-Skidd, Psychology; Kerri Stolle, Elementary Education
Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.
Foothills Regional Adult & Continuing Education
Spring 2017 Enrichment Courses
Horseback riding, computer software classes, and training for certifications in health care and other careers are among the enrichment courses now being offered through the Foothills Regional Adult & Continuing Education Program.
The program’s spring 2017 brochure, recently mailed to over 80,000 households in western CT, provides details for nearly 400 different courses for adults over 18. The state and locally-funded program operated by EdAdvance delivers affordable enrichment learning opportunities for adults throughout the region. Click here for more details.