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Annual Winter Vocal Concert
Wednesday, December 7 ~ 6:00 p.m.
Wamogo High School Auditorium
The Annual Winter Vocal Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Wamogo Auditorium. This concert with feature the Upper-Blended, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from Warren, Morris, and Goshen. This concert will also include performances from the Inter-Elementary Select Choir. For more information, please visit Mrs. Bills' Website.
 
 
Bus Drivers recognized by LHS Club
Bus drivers from All-Star Transportation gathered at Litchfield High School recently to be recognized by the school's Acts of Kindness Club. The club paid tribute to the drivers and to dispatcher Frank Simone for their reliable work in getting students to school and back home each day. ~ Rob Gollow photo
 
 
Family Day
Saturday, December  10 ~ 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Herald in the season with songs and stories from around the globe and collective music-making. Master percussionist, educator, and author (The New Folk Music; The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music; and Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music) Craig Harris, M. Ed. leads this exciting, multicultural, participatory, and fun-for-all-ages musical celebration of the winter holidays. Click here for more details.
 
 
Goshen Holiday Crafts for Kids
Saturday, December 10 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Goshen Public Library
42B North Street, Goshen
Please register by calling 860-491-3234
Lynn Barker Steinmayer, Director
860-491-3234
 
 
New Lego Challenge
Wednesday, December 14 ~ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Morris Public Library
Join us at the Morris Public Library for a new exciting LEGO challenge for children in grades 2-6. You will have a theme to inspire you for the activity, create a project individually or in a groupand choose a winner at the end! The Library staff and volunteers will help you make your Lego challenge the most enjoyable, educational and entertaining experience!
 
The Morris Public Library Lego Challenge is held in collaboration with the Little Free Lego Library Project facilitated by Morris residents Rose Buckens and Jo Ann Jaacks. Registration is required. Please call the Library at 860-567-7440.  Click here for more information.

 
Book Clubs for Kids
(for ages 8+)
A Samantha Mystery:
The Curse of Ravenscourt
Part 2: Wednesday, December 14 ~ 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Litchfield History Museum
American Girl Book Club to Solve Samantha Mystery!
The American Girl Book Club is back to solve a Samantha mystery! Join us at the Litchfield Historical Society on Wednesday, November 30 and December 14 from 3:30-5 p.m. to solve the mystery in The Curse of Ravenscourt, a Samantha mystery. Click here for more details.
 
 
Christmas Crafts Class
Wednesday, December 14 ~ 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Decorate gifts bags with stencils, cut-outs, paint and gems, etc. Make a few gifts to go inside--choose from painting ceramic animals, painted glass bowl, jewelry, ornaments and a tree centerpiece/decoration. All materials included. Age 10 & up welcome. Click here for more details.
 
 
'Tis the Season for Crafts! - Grades 4 - 6
Tuesday, December 13 ~ 3:45-5:15 p.m.
White Memorial Conservation Center
Give your kids the chance to make that perfect homemade holiday gift for their loved ones, or to decorate your house. We'll put their creativity to work by making several seasonal crafts using natural and recycled materials. Feel free to bring items from home to re-use in their artwork, such as buttons, ribbons, and fabric scraps. All other materials will be provided. Of course, kids will get to take home all of their wonderful creations. Click here for more details.
 
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'Tis the Season for Crafts! - Grades K - 3
Wednesday, December 14 ~ 3:45-5:15 p.m.
White Memorial Conservation Center
Give your kids the chance to make that perfect homemade holiday gift for their loved ones, or to decorate your house. We'll put their creativity to work by making several seasonal crafts using natural and recycled materials. Feel free to bring items from home to re-use in their artwork, such as buttons, ribbons, and fabric scraps. All other materials will be provided. Of course, kids will get to take home all of their wonderful creations. Click here for more details.
 
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Wild & Wacky Winter Camp – Grades 1 - 6
Tuesday, December 27 – Thursday, December 29
Grades 1-3: 9:30am-12:30pm,
Grades 4-6: 1:30-4:30pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids, are you looking for a great way to spend your holiday break? Why not spend it in the classroom – the OUTDOOR classroom that is! Nature has so much to offer in the winter! So, grab your coat, boots, and hat and let’s explore the wild and wacky wildlife of winter! Snack and drink will warm us up between adventures. Click here for more details.
 
 
CHH Auxiliary Offers Healthcare Scholarships For 2017 
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary is offering ten $1,000 scholarships to local students pursuing an education in the heathcare field. Two additional scholarships, the Doctor Alfred Fabro Award and the Doctor Joseph Curi award will also be presented in the amount of $1,000 each.   
 
Applicants must be planning to matriculate at a college or institution of higher education for a healthcare degree prior to applying and accepted before the scholarship is awarded; or be currently working toward a degree or certificate in healthcare and planning a healthcare career. Applicants must reside in a community served by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. 
 
Applications and instructions for completing the application may be obtained by e-mailing CHHscholarship@gmail.com. Area colleges and high schools also have applications available on line through their Guidance Departments.  
 
All completed applications must be printed out and sent by mail, postmarked no later than  March 15, 2017. Send finalized applications to the attention of Judith Hogan, 15 Minerva Lane, Litchfield, CT, 06759. A letter will be sent to all applicants the first week of May notifying them of their status. Recipients of the scholarships are expected to be present at the award ceremony scheduled for May 9th, 2017 at 7 P.M.
 
For more information call (860) 567-4381
 
The CHH Auxiliary has over four hundred volunteer members who assist in raising money for CHH and the community through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and assisting with a variety of events including an annual fashion show and holiday promotions and sales. The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.
 
 
“SNAP, Food Stamps, EBT?
Get Certified for Free!
The SNAP Scholarship Program at Northwestern CT Community College is a federally funded program administered through the Department of Social Services (DSS). It allows SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) recipients to attend the college and earn a certificate in one of 5 in demand career fields at no cost to them.
(860) 379-6419
or ekennedy@nwcc.edu to inquire.
Or simply fill out our online application.
 
 
Region 6 News
Tech Newsletter for Parents
Please take a moment to check out this online parent newsletter from Mrs. Sarah Miller, our K-6 Education Technology Specialist.
 
Substitutes needed
Are you interested in becoming a substitute? We are in need of people who can sub in the office, the cafeteria, and in the classroom. If you are interested, please contact Debbie DeLisle at ddelisle@rsd6.org for further information. 
 
James Morris School
6th Annual Coat Drive
Please consider donating slightly-worn winter coats, scarves, mittens and outdoor leggings. All sizes welcomed! Coats will be accepted between November 28th - December 9th.
 
Silent Auction and Cookie Decorating
Please Save the Date! December 9, 2016 - Grades 3-6, Sponsored by LAW to benefit the Ford's Theatre Experience - Questions? Please contact Mrs. Barbara Connery at Bconnery@rsd6.org.
 
Morning Basketball (Gr.4-6)
Our gym will be open at 8:30AM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for JMS students in grades 4-6 who wish to work on their basketball skills. Sessions will be supervised by parent volunteers. Parent-volunteers willing to supervise are encouraged to reach out to Mrs. Jody Lillis at 17coyote@optonline.net.
 
Goshen Center School
Safe School Climate Committee Meeting and Coffee Hour
Join us on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 from 9:00a.m.-10:00 a.m. to discuss safe school climate and any other issues or concerns you may have. We look forward to having you. Please call Sherri at 860-491-6020 if you are able to attend.
 
Warm Coat Drive!
Student Council is sponsoring a warm coat drive now until Thanksgiving. Please consider donating your gently used winter coats that you may no longer use. The SC will be sure to get them in the hands of some folks who will certainly appreciate your gift of staying warm. All sizes welcome, but adult sizes are most needed.
 
Warren School
Enrichment Clusters
We are looking for parent and community member volunteers to participate with us in Enrichment Clusters. Please call the school office at 860-868-2223 to let us know if you have a talent or skill that you would be interested in sharing with our students.