April 25, 2017

Letters to the Editor

March 31, 2011

A heartfelt thank you

On March 25, the Williston School District’s annual Jump Rope for Heart event was held at Allen Brook School. This is a fund-raiser for the American Heart Association.

Approximately 300 students from Allen Brook School and Williston Central School participated and collected more than $14,000 in donations for the American Heart Association.

Many adults volunteer their time in order to help this event run smoothly. On behalf of the American Heart Association and the Williston School District, the WSD Physical Education staff would like to thank those who helped make this a wonderful event for all involved.

Thanks to the parent volunteers who helped cut and serve fruit, run jumping contests, work crowd control, and offered encouraging words to the jumpers. Thanks to the teacher assistants and paraprofessionals who helped organize and support the students throughout the day. A special thank you goes out to our bus drivers, who generously donated their time to transport WCS students to ABS as their way of making a donation to the American Heart Association.

We also appreciate the flexibility of the classroom teachers, who allowed the students to attend the event, and to the ABS library staff, who made room for student coats and backpacks. In addition, thank you to our office staff, family and consumer science staff, kitchen staff, and custodial staff for continuously offering assistance in order to accommodate our needs.

And thank you to the Williston community. Your generous support for the American Heart Association allows our students to participate in an event where they benefit their own fitness, have fun being together with students from both schools, and support and think of others in the fight against heart disease.

Pat Bannerman, Cathy Kohlasch, Lynn McClintock, Jenn Oakes, and Lyn Porter
Williston School District, Physical Educators


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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