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Cars For Kids Autombile Show
Sunday, October 21 ~ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
@ Connecticut Junior Republic
On Sunday, October 21, the Valley Collector Car Club (VCCC), and the Litchfield Hills Historical Automobile Club (LHHAC) will collaborate with the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) in presenting the 6th Annual Cars for Kids Automobile Show.  This event will be held on the Junior Republic's Litchfield Campus on Route 63, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with gates opening at 8:00 AM for exhibitors.  The rain date for the event is Sunday, October 21.  Exhibitor bags will be provided for the first 200 show car registrants.  The first 100 exhibitors to register will also receive a dashboard plaque.  Show car entries are $10 per car.  More than 20 trophies and awards will be presented at approximately 2:15 PM.  Spectator admission is $5 per car.

A variety of breakfast items and a luncheon consisting of a choice of a pulled pork or breaded chicken breast sandwich plate will be served in CJR's D'Assern Dining Room.  A Food Court will offer a variety of foods to "eat on the go," including hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, pretzels and ice cream sandwiches.  The Litchfield Aid of CJR will offer home-baked cakes, cookies and other delicious items at its Bake Sale. Click here for more details.
 

 
Dear RSD6 Community,
 
I am excited to share that the Town Tours will continue starting this October.  These tours were started last year with a goal to share district information with our local communities.
 
The following dates have been established for the fall tour:
Monday, October 22nd @ Morris Town Hall
Tuesday, October 23rd @ Warren Town Hall 
Thursday, October 25th @ Goshen Center School
 
All events will start at 6:00 p.m. and agenda topics will be:
1) Academic Performance for 2018
2) Capital Improvement Updates
3) Q & A
 
There is great district success to celebrate, important news to share, and a conversation to continue. These tours are one of my favorite events during the year. I look forward to seeing old friends, meeting new friends, and seeing as many people as possible in the coming tour.
 
Regards,
Chris Leone,
Region 6 Superintendent
   
 
Scott McCarty’s Scoreboard
~ contributed
To those who know him, Scott McCarty ‘76 is not really a scorekeeper. He doesn’t hold grudges or check items off lists as he assesses people and things around him. He takes a longer view, especially as a coach, teacher, and mentor in his role as soccer coach and Athletic Director at Forman School.
 
contributed
But he has a practical side too. He knows that fans attending a soccer game would like to know the game details that a scoreboard provides. As a long-time resident of Litchfield and a supporter of youth sports, McCarty is always looking to help. The Plumb Hill Playing Fields in Litchfield are more than ten years old but as of last summer, they did not feature a scoreboard for soccer. So, as he often does, McCarty took it upon himself to improve the situation.
 
After securing approval from the Board of the Plumb Hill Playing Fields, McCarty himself purchased a scoreboard for the field that was installed in late August and made ready for the start of Litchfield High School boy and girls soccer team seasons this fall.
 
The town and school honored McCarty just before the Litchfield High game against Wamogo on September 29. Litchfield High boys soccer coach Rob Andrulis requested the attention of the crowd and called McCarty out onto the field. Andrulis thanked other people who have supported the Plumb Hill Playing Fields but singled out McCarty, his longtime friend and well-known supporter of all athletics in Litchfield. Ever humble, McCarty said he only bought the scoreboard because he was tired of attending games with everyone in the crowd wondering what was going on. But those who know him will tell you he bought the scoreboard because that’s who he is: a kind and generous man who gives back to Litchfield because of how much Litchfield has given him.
 
“For me it's about supporting all the wonderful boys and girls that attend Litchfield High School,” McCarty said later. “Over the years, I have been mentored by many great people in Litchfield. Rob Andrulis is one of my best friends and has been a big part of my life. It was a pleasure for me to give back to a great town. My inspiration came from Jill Murphy, a graduate of Litchfield High. She took on the task of raising money for a scoreboard for the field hockey team. The ceremony meant a lot to me.”
 
And Scott McCarty means a lot to Litchfield.
 
Forman is a coeducational college preparatory school empowering bright students who learn differently.
 
 
After-School Adventures
Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in October
(except the 30th)
Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in October
(except the 31st)
3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
or visit www.whitememorialcc.org to register.
Space is limited!
 Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series
 
 
Teacher Day in Litchfield
For All Teachers and Their Families
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Teachers – Are you looking for local and affordable field trip options that are both educational and engaging? Look no further than Litchfield, CT, where three non-profit organizations want to welcome you and your classes – White Memorial Conservation Center, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, and Litchfield Historical Society.
 
All three facilities are teaming up on Saturday, November 3 to offer a special Teacher Day where you can find out what to do with your classes on a field trip to any or all three organizations (outreach options to your school can also be discussed).
 
Each facility will offer free admission for current teachers and their immediate families the entire day. In addition, join us at scheduled times to see sample educational programs and take tours at each site. White Memorial: 9:30-11:30am, Livingston Ripley: 12:30-2:30pm, Historical Society: 3-5pm. The detailed schedule of activities is as follows:
 
9:30-11:30 am at White Memorial
9:30-10:20
Overview and Sample Classroom Program
10:20-10:45 Sample Pond Prowl
10:45-11:30 Self-guided tour of the Nature Museum and/or Interpretive Trail

12:30-2:30 pm at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
12:30-1:00
Education Program Overview
1:00-1:45 Avian Ambassadors Program 
1:45-2:30 Self-guided tour around the Conservancy
    
3:00-5:00 pm at The Litchfield Historical Society   
3:00-3:30 Education Program Overview
3:30-4:30 Workshop on using primary documents in the classroom
4:30-5:00 Tour of Exhibits

White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Rd., 860-567-0857
https://www.whitememorialcc.org/
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
55 Duck Pond Rd., 860-567-2062
http://www.lrwc.net/

Litchfield Historical Society
7 South St., 860-567-4501
https://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/
 
 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Region 6 and the Public Libraries of Warren, Morris and Goshen are joining forces in an Early Literacy Initiative called “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Starting October 1, 2018, we ask all parents and guardians of pre-school aged children to go and sign up at your public library. There you will find a reading log and receive a small token to encourage you on your path to literacy (varies per library).
 
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten (repeating the same book counts!). Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just one book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around five years of age, you have more time than you think. It all starts with one book! So go to the public libraries of Warren, Morris and Goshen to learn more
 
 
 
LHS Class of 1968 50th Reunion
La Cupola Ristorante ~ July 21, 2018
~ photo by Dan Reitenbach
Front Row L-R: Nancy Sewell Ackerman, Joyce Griffin Sowa, Pat Dwan D’Andrea, Bob Lefebvre, Pat Dore Parent, Delight Ferris, Joan Sweeney Troup, Verilee Herpich, Deborah Spring Stanizzi, Barbara Katzin, Irene Malewicz Kulis, Kathy Swanson Larson, Jeff Morgan, Cathy Vigeant Hearn, Sheila Dobos Pond, Gail Hall Spielman, Sherry Dobos Carrigan, Edith Way Bardelli, Mara Magdalany, Ingri Boe Weigaard, Linda Fabbri Keithly, Denise Porter Parker, Joyce Belamy
 
Back Row L-R: Steve Voluckas, Rick Clark, David Bates, Neil Dobos, Warren Losee, Ed Friemoth, Janet Thoma Parrish, Jean Ledoux Kozikowski, William Gilbert, Richard Waterhouse, Anne Ballerin Somero, Ken Doyon, David Sutherland, Greg McDermott, Erich Reitenbach, Peter Swanson, Steve Volovski, Cynthia Longley LaPlaca
 
 
60th Reunion ~ LHS Class of 1958
The Litchfield High School Class of 1958 held its 60th reunion at the Litchfield Inn on August 25, 2018.
 
Back row from left are Richard Lindsey, Frank Blazek, John Wagner, Jack Leifert, Richard Curtiss, Richard Rogers, Graham Nicholson, Judy Phelps Hammer, Tom Atwater, Stuart Russell and John Briggs.
 
Front row from left are Diedre Cummings Epstein, Cynthia Pender Robbins, Joan Anton Klock, Leah Price Amato, Barbara Coury Gonsalves, Anne Ricciardone Fraser and Marge Williams Neri.Contributed photo