Girls on the Run: Calling All Coaches!
We are planning for another great Girls on the Run season at the Ray School. In order for us to host this program, we will need about 8 coaches. A coach is a volunteer position that works with a team to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants in grades 3-5. This position entails approximately four hours per week for a 9-week commitment. Practices will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm.
Our spring season will begin the week of March 4th if we have enough coaches. Girls on the Run VT Central 5k will be Saturday, May 11 at Castleton University.
Lauren Amrhein will continue as Head Coach this year. Other coaching positions include assistant coaches and junior coaches. Coaches do not need to be runners. Coaches come from varied backgrounds to mentor young girls and help them find their limitless potential!
- Serve as a role model for program participants
- Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons
- Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
- Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
- Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K
- Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season celebration
We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated and positive volunteers who are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons. Coaches are parents, teachers, college students, and other community members who are committed to developing and celebrating our girls. Please contact Lauren Amrhein at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to sign up.
Hood Museum of Art Family Day
From 12-5 pm on Sunday, February 3, families are invited to explore the new Hood Museum, which opens to the public on January 26. During the event, families can try in-gallery activities, explore the museum on their own with a family guide, and create their own works of art to take home. At 1:30 pm, there will be a special performance by the Swing Peepers, a vocal-harmony and multi-instrument duo that performs inventive, earth-friendly, and interactive songs and stories. This event is for children ages 4 to 12 with adult companions. The event is FREE, and no registration is required. For more information, call (603) 646-1469.
Closing of Pine Park and Sledding Hill
As you may have read in a January 12 Valley News article, several acres of trees in Hanover’s Pine Park have been diseased and must be removed to prevent the spread of disease to other trees and reduce the risk of accidents on the park’s hiking trails. Logging work to remove affected trees will start Jan. 28 and should be complete by Feb. 15. For the duration of the project, no parking will be available along Hilton Field Lane or in the College-owned parking lot across from the DOC House. The sledding hill and trail system along the west side of Pine Park—Cathedral Aisle, River Front, and Esker trails—will be closed to the public. The trail adjacent to Girl Brook will remain open.
Pine Park is located just north of the Dartmouth campus and is owned by the Pine Park Association, with shared responsibility for management of the park by the town of Hanover and Dartmouth College. For more details, read the Jan. 23 Dartmouth News article or the Pine Park project website at: https://campus-services.