Seasonal Programs eNewsletter 1/4/13

Thank you all for a wonderful Holiday Week!! We had so many happy faces in all our programs!! The support of our parents, dedication of our coaches and enthusiasm of our students made this a memorable week!! Below are updates from the Supervisors of each of our programs. Please take a minute to read through your child’s program information!

Thank You!!
Chrissy Irish
Seasonal Programs Manager

SCOUTS/Jr. SCOUTS

We’ve officially made it through another fun Christmas vacation! All of our classes have made major improvements, taking full advantage of all the time on all this great fresh snow. Moving forward, there will be fewer and fewer changes in class lists as everyone gets comfortable and settled in.

Remember that drop off in the morning should be prior to 8:30. In the future, if you arrive after this time, I can’t guarantee that your child’s class will still be available.

Pick up at the end of the day should be prior to 3:30.

It’s always ok to drop or pick up your child at the half day point. If you are dropping off, it needs to be before 12:15. Half day pick-ups are at 12:30.

If you can bring a plastic bag with a change of clothes in it to keep in your child’s cubby it is super helpful in case of accidents.

If your child is bringing his/her own snack or lunch please make sure that it doesn’t contain nuts. The Children’s Center is a nut free environment, and we won’t be able to let the child eat or even open anything that may contain nuts.

We’ve dealt with a stomach bug going around this vacation, and I wanted to remind everyone that if your child exhibits symptoms the night before ski school, please give them a day to recover so we can avoid spreading germs to both other participants and our coaching staff!!!

See you all this coming weekend!!

Peter Creedon
Children’s Center Supervisor

DEV TEAM:

Thanks to everyone for a super vacation week. We are off to a great start, most of our groups have been finalized with a few kids still in between a couple of groups. This week our coaches begin their Saturday morning training, our focus for this weekend will be balance and stance. We will be working on ways to improve our skills in these areas to make our skiing/riding more efficient. In order for our groups to ski/ride in the terrain parks, every member of the group needs to have their PEEPS pass on them. If your child does not have theirs please try to do the test today and pick up the pass this weekend, it is hard when the entire group can’t go in because of one student. Please try to arrive by 8:45, we have many students who are missing the group and having to wait for the fly by. We are trying to make sure the coaches leave right at 9:00. Finally, please put a package of handwarmers in your child’s pocket and check each day to see if they used them and replace. Our coaches end up spending their own money on hand warmers for very cold fingers.

Thanks again for all your support and patience, we are looking forward to another great weekend.

Kim Bouresssa
Dev Team Supervisor

X TEAM:

I hope everyone had a fun and productive holiday week. I hope you are starting to notice progressions in your children’s skiing and riding abilities, I know we are.

I think as a whole the week went very well, we were very excited to see a high turnout for the Rail Jam on Saturday. I know that all kids that entered had a great time and we hope to see this trend continues. The next Loon event is a slope style on Sunday the 13th if you know your child will be participating please use the Sign Up Genius link below to help us plan ahead!

This Sunday we completed our first Sunday coach swap, it went very well!! Some kids were not very excited to leave their normal coach but different teaching styles and disciplines will help your athletes develop into great skiers.

Dan Greer has chosen to take a backcountry approach to his Swap time, taking kids on the snow shoe trails. If your son/daughter will be going out with Dan on Sunday they will go get fit for snow shoes on that Saturday afternoon. The only difference is the mornings they go out with Dan they will need to wear or bring snow boots. If you choose to send them skiing instead they can go with their coach per usual.

The Sunday swap rotation will go as follows John, Jay, Dan, Santos, Lexi so if your kids skied with Jay this Saturday morning they will go out with Dan this Sunday.

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Bryce Hanrahan
Seasonal Teams Supervisor

COMP TEAM:

I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday weekend and Happy New Year!

We had a great holiday week with some real progression taking place, capped off by our first weekend of events.

Our first weekend of USASA events went well, between the ski and snowboard side we took several podiums between the Rail Jam and GS/SLA. I will make sure to have a copy of results next weekend and will continue to keep them on file, if you have any questions.

I know that there was some concern for the lack of gate training before the GS/SLA and I understand this is frustrating. We did have lane space to set gates on Lower Flume and would have at least two days, without the snow storms. Lane space on Lower Flume is a temporary space until Lower Rumrunner is open (hopefully next weekend), once on Lower Rum Runner we will be able to train at least one if not two mornings with the trail closed to the public.

Next weekend will be our first trampoline training session at Top Gun Gymnastics in Plymouth. This will go for 2 hours from 4-6pm and cost $18. I plan to email everyone directions and Top Gun’s release of liability, so you can car pool if you wish.

There are no events this weekend but the following weekend we have a Rail Jam at Sunapee on Saturday the 12th and a Slope Style at Loon on Sunday the 13th. Please use Sign Up Genius to help us plan!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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Bryce Hanrahan
Seasonal Teams Supervisor

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