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The Giving Tree at KES is ready for decorating! New hats, mittens, scarves, and socks traditionally adorn the tree. All contributions go the Rutland Women's Shelter before the holiday break, Dec. 24 - Jan. 1. Please bring your contribution, and hang it on the tree.

Once again, the KES 3rd grade will create a holiday store in their coatroom for all KES students to shop and purchase gifts ( all under $1) for family and friends. The KES merchants are looking forward to setting up their store with your donations of like-new scarves, jewelry, knick-knacks, and other valuables. Also needed is wrapping paper for the wrapping table outside the Holiday Store! Please, no scented merchandise or well-loved stuffed animals.

Donations are being accepted daily until Dec. 13. Store hours will be during snack time (10 a.m.) and recess (12:30 p.m.) Monday, Dec. 17, Tues., Dec. 18, and Wed., Dec. 19th. Send your children with small change during these days as this is a well-loved event here at KES.

Registration forms went home last week with all KES students for this season's Trailblazer program. The success of the nine-week program, which begins Jan. 10 and ends March 14, depends upon volunteers both on the hill and off. Younger students need help getting dressed here at school before boarding the bus, never-ever skiers need help on the magic carpet, base lodge chaperones man the KES area at Ramshead, and of course we need volunteer coaches for the ski/ride groups.

Please contact Kim Gaines at to get on board as a volunteer ensuring the continuation of this wonderful program.

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