Season’s Greetings!

Let’s end this year and begin the next year with a big Thank You! Thank you for volunteering to make a difference in the life and literacy of the students we support. I recognize that it is a significant commitment to volunteer either online or in person this year. Thank you for being so selfless with your time, talents and passion to see our students succeed. I respect your spirit of volunteerism immensely!

For those of you who would like the numbers, this is the semester end data:

  • Active Volunteers: 223
  • Volunteer Hours to date: 1976
  • Supported Students: 242
  • Current schools: 40

If you have not submitted your student name/grade information or volunteer hours, please forward.

We encourage all volunteers who currently are on “break” status to join us in January 2022!

Just for fun

School Calendar:

Winter Break: Monday, December 20th – Friday, December 31, 2021
First Day Back: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
MLK Holiday: Monday, January 17, 2022

Children, Youth and Families Department:

Support Meeting via Zoom scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11am-12pm.
Zoom link to be forwarded via email. No RSVP required.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Picture of a forest on a snowy evening

Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from  The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., renewed 1951, by Robert Frost. Reprinted with the permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Source:  Collected Poems, Prose, & Plays (Library of America, 1995)

Thank you and happy reading!