Archived Emails for Families in the BKL One Day Program

These are emails issued to the One Day a Week BKL program for the 2015-2016 season and before.

Practice Plan for Tuesday, 12-2-14: One-day/week program

Hello 1-day a week BKL families!

Welcome to our new email format. In an effort to simplify your lives (and ours), we are changing our communication system. You’re now receiving this email through our website. All emails, current and past, will be posted and archived on the site so you can reference them at any time.

We also encourage you to USE the site to answer your questions. Check out the menu at the left side of the Nordic, BKL One Day tab. Many of your questions are answered right there.

Before every practice, you’ll receive an email in the format below. It should show up on your phone looking the same way, so on strange weather days you can check it on your way to practice to see if anything has changed.

We rarely cancel practice. However, IF PRACTICE IS CANCELLED, it will be posted on the site in this location. The notice should also come to you as an email, but you should always check the site if you aren’t sure since the site will be real time.

Please continue to reach out to me with questions and comments. I want to hear about what is working well, what could be improved, and what is still confusing!

Thanks, Aricca,

Information for Practice on: Tuesday, December 2, 2014


  1. The 1-, 2-, and 3-day a week BKL programs will all be at Garipay Field tomorrow – nearly 200 kids! Please be careful in the parking area, especially driving in low-light conditions.
  2. It is getting dark very early these days – please show up a bit before 4:30 so that we can make sure that all children are with their family or guardian before it gets dark.
  3. Please check your e-mail/the website tomorrow in case there is a change in practice plans. Any change will be made by noon.
  4. Note that before, during and after practices, we encourage kids to ski on the snow, not throw it. We’d love your help reminding kids not to throw snowballs.
  5. Families with kids in the 2 & 3 Day Nordic program will receive a separate email about details for those practices. Please make sure to read both our email and that one as the programs will often have different plans.
Location: Garipay Field
Time: 3:30-4:30
Technique:  Classic skiing OR Running – bring tennis shoes/snow boots AND/OR ski equipment (if you already have it).
Upcoming events: Thetford Annual Ski & Skate Consignment Sale: December 7th from 9:00-11:00am at the Thetford Elementary School
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Reminder: Family Skiway Hike

Hello Ford Sayre BKL parents,

This is a friendly reminder that our Family Skiway Hike is this Sunday, November 23, starting at 10:30am. This is an informal event that is often a lot of fun for Ford Sayre families. It includes participants from the 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day a week BKL programs (elementary and middle school age skiers), as well as the junior nordic team (high school age skiers). (Note: This is a family event, so please don’t drop your children off without a parent/guardian.)

We hope that you can make it!

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Reminder – Parent Information Night is Tonight (11/20/14)

Hello Ford Sayre BKL parents,

This is a friendly reminder that we have our annual Parent Information Night tonight, Thursday, November 20, at the Richmond Middle School auditorium. We’ll start at 5:00, and will be done by 6.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the program philosophy and approach, meet many of the people who volunteer their time to make the Ford Sayre program a success, and learn a few tips on how to keep your kids warm and happy during practice!

We hope that you can make it!

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