JOHNSBURG - A new, greener system is in place this year for sign ups for the Town of Johnsburg Youth Committee's after school programs, which will begin the last week in September.
Children interested in participating must sign up by calling Kelly Nessle at 251-3739 in order to register for the class. Names and phone numbers will be taken in the order the calls are received. A waiting list will be maintained. A week before the class begins, the names will be turned over to the instructor who will contact all who have called. Last year, JYC sent fliers home to all kids at all the grade levels involved, necessitating the use of a lot of paper. The new system replaces the fliers. The JYC will continue to publish its notes in the Jaguar Jottings newsletter each month. Also, the Web site calendar will list the classes at www.johnsburgyouth.org.
JYC is also trying to make the registration process easier as well. Instead of asking parents to fill out a permission slip and emergency contact sheet for each new class throughout the year, there is one annual permission slip and one annual emergency contact slip to fill out and return to Laurie West in the principal's office a week before class is to begin. These forms are available in the September issue of Jaguar Jottings and will be available to download on the JYC Web site. If any child will ride a different bus or the late bus, the parent must write the standard note to school.
The after school activity calendar includes:
ARCHERY: Grades 3-8, Mondays, Sept. 20 - Oct. 25 (except Oct. 11) with Paul Lo Guercio. This program is provided through a grant from the Community Fund of the Gore Mt. Region.
MASK-MAKING: Grades 2-6, Tuesdays, Sept. 21 - Oct. 26 with Kate Hartley. Class size limited to 15. This program is provided through a LARAC grant award.
Special Activity Dates include:
FALL FUN DAY: Saturday, Oct. 16 (rain date Oct. 23) held at Rob and Trena Reidinger's residence on Edwards Hill. Open to all 1 to 4 p.m.
FUNDRAISER FOR JYC: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10 Fall Festival food stand at Ski Bowl Park. Manpower needed to work short shifts. Call 251-3739.
WINTER CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT SALE: Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Country Outreach Center. Used skis, boots, helmets, clothing.
BIG TRIPS: Saturday, Nov. 13, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Charter Bus to NYC's Natural History Museum - see dinosaurs, geological wonders, fossils, ocean life. Check it all out at www.amnh.org. Cost is $47 per person, includes basic museum entry and city tour. Call Andrea Hogan at 251-9938 to reserve seats by Oct. 1.
Saturday, March 5, "The Lion King" at Proctor's Theater, 2 p.m. $50 per person based on a group ticket arrangement. Call Andrea Hogan to register interest at 251-9938.