Anticipating summer, when the weather will be warm and the days long and sunny?
Make the thought of summer even more exciting by checking out this year’s Collaborative Summer Camp.
This year campers will spend a week living in the world of some of their favorite books and movies. Plus, there’s swim lessons, field trips, and digging around in the Community Garden.
Register online here, e-mail email@example.com, or pick one up at Flood Brook School.
It’s almost time for spring, which means that The Collaborative is thinking about what we’ll put into our Community Garden for the 2014 season!
Give us your input or get involved! You can contact Lynnette at 802-4200 or Lynnette@thecollaborative.us
Follow the link to fill out our Community Garden survey and let us know how you might like to be involved!
March is National Nutrition Month, and everyone is encouraged to enjoy the taste of eating right!
Visit www.eatright.org to learn more about NNM, and learn how you can make tasty and healthy meals.
Here at The Collaborative, we serve fruits, veggies, and whole grains as snacks in our after school program and teach youth how to cook healthy meals in The Learning Kitchen.
What are your favorite ways to be healthy and nutritious?
In anticipation of inclement weather, Flood Brook School has announced a 1:00 pm dismissal for Thursday, February 13th. All after school activities have been canceled. There will be no after school program at The Collaborative.
If you need to make alternate arrangements for your child, please call the Flood Brook School office at 824-6811.
The Collaborative has held the second week of The Learning Kitchen thanks to Hunger Free Vermont!
This week the youth learned about the importance of fruits and vegetables in a health diet.
Youth sampled a pomegranate, star fruit, coconut, bok choy, and pea sprouts!
The youth also got to practice their knife skills by making stir fry.
The Learning Kitchen is a six-week program that combines hands-on cooking experience with nutrition education to promote food security and healthy lifestyle choices among participants. After cooking and tasting foods in class, participants are sent home with a goodie bag, encouraging them to share what they have learned with their families and incorporate healthy food choices into their daily routine.
A big thank you to Clark’s Quality Foods for donating to the program and volunteer Heather Borhek for helping teach the class.
January is National Mentoring Month, and today is Thank Your Mentor Day!
The Collaborative would like to thank our mentor program’s volunteer mentors and encourage you to thank someone who has mentored you.
Visit our facebook page to share your story as a mentor or mentee. Visit Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership, for information on National Mentoring Month and celebration events happening around the state.
Fifty years ago, on January 11th, 1964, the Surgeon General released his first report on the dangers of smoking. It ranked among the top news stories of 1964 and was the spark that created the push to decrease tobacco use in the United States. Since the report, cigarette warning labels, early education in classrooms on the dangers of smoking, and the establishment of the National Clearinghouse on Smoking and Health as well as many other efforts have helped Americans be smoke-free.
To celebrate, The Collaborative has redesigned its tobacco resources page! To learn the dangers of smoking, get tips on how to quit, or help make our community smoke-free visit our new page or 802quits.org.
Dorset area residents, we need your help!
The Collaborative is securing signatures to be placed on the agenda for the March 2014 Dorset Town Meeting. We are requesting $750 to continue to provide programming for youth in your area and beyond.
Support us by signing our petition at HN Williams, The Dorset Inn, The Dorset Union Store, or the Dorset Town Clerk’s Office.
Please consider taking a signature sheet and encouraging others to support our mission. For a copy of our signature sheet, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 824-4200.
We appreciate your support and thank you for getting involved!
Due to inclement weather, the Extended Day Program is canceled for today, Monday, January 6th. If your child was scheduled to attend the after school program today, please call the FBS office at 802-824-6811 to make alternate arrangements.