January 22, 2019

Around Town

Kindergarten registration April 6-9

Pre-registration has begun for Williston and St. George students who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015. Parents and guardians can go to the school district’s website, wsdvt.org, and click on a link at the bottom of the page called “Kindergarten Pre-Registration” to provide the school with your student’s information. Registration appointments can be made during the month of March by following instructions that will be mailed with the registration packet. Bring a copy of your child’s current immunizations, birth certificate and proof of residency to your appointment. Registration will be held at Allen Brook School. For more information, call 871-6200.

NAMI Vermont hosts education program 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for family members, partners and significant others of individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The free 12-week series of classes will start on March 2, meeting once a week for 12 weeks from 6-8:30 p.m. at its Blair Park location in Williston.

The course will cover information about the major mental illnesses, coping skills, basic information about medications, listening and communication techniques, problem-solving skills, recovery and rehabilitation and self care.

 For more information or to register, call Program Director Carla Vecchione at 800-639-6480, ext. 102 or email program@namivt.org.

Girls on the Run seeks members

Girls on the Run, a program for third through fifth graders designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, is signing up participants for this year. The 12-week after school program encourages positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. 

Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a celebratory, non-competitive Girls on the Run 5k event. 

Registration runs through March 23 or until the program is full. Sign up at girlsontherunvermont.org/girls-registration/

Little League registration open

Williston Little League t-ball, baseball, softball and Babe Ruth registration is now open online at www.eteamz.com/wllbaseball. 

Fees go up March 1 and registration closes March 10. Volunteer coaches and umpires are also needed. A morning of skills assessment, games and drills will be held March 7 from 9-11 a.m. for baseball players league age 8-10, all players (baseball and softball) who are new to the league, and 8-year-old softball players who wish to be considered for Minors softball. 

For more information, contact willistonll@yahoo.com. 

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