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.

Banquet this Friday & Request for Photos

Dear 1 Day a Week Families,

As a reminder, our final banquet will be this coming Friday, March 11, from 6:00-7:30 at the Black Center in Hanover. This is a fun, celebratory pot-luck dinner. Please join us for some slides, reflections on the season, volunteer appreciation and socializing. We need to know if you will be coming! Please add your name, number of people coming, and food contribution to the google planning document here. NOTE that there are two “tabs” on the document.

PHOTOS: If you have pictures from this season that you’d like to share, please send them to me at I’m putting together a slideshow for Friday (and will mail a link to all participants) — the greater the diversity of photos the better!

Looking forward to seeing many of you on Friday!


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Final practice plan, 3-8-16: 1-day Program


Location:  Garipay Fields (9 Reservoir Road, Hanover)
Time: 3:30-4:30
Technique: Dryland, Tennis shoes please
Forecast:  Mid 40s
Upcoming events:  End-of-Year Banquet: March 11th @ 6:00PM


What a (strange) season! Tomorrow is our final practice, and we’ll have fun and games with warm spring-like weather. We’ll spend the last 5 minutes of practice sharing snacks with the children in the 2- and 3-day BKL program. Parents, please join us if you are able! No need to bring anything, we will provide the snacks. For planning purposes, please send me a note if your child does NOT plan to join us on Tuesday. 



Our End of Season Banquet will take place on Friday, March 11, from 6-7:30pm at the Black Recreation Center in Hanover. It’s a pot luck dinner with time for thanks, slides and celebration. PLEASE ADD YOUR name, number of people attending, and what you would like to bring to this google doc. It’s a wonderful and fun way to end the season, and we hope to see you there!


PICTURES FROM THIS SEASON?  If you have pictures that you would like to share, please share them with me for an end of the year slideshow.



Congratulations to the 47 Ford Sayre skiers participating in this weekend’s BKL Festival (ranging in age from 3 to 14 years old! The weather was beautiful, the snow was awesome, and the smiles were plenty! Please consider joining the Ford Sayre team at next year’s festival.

2016 Festival Group

The Ford Sayre crew at the 2016 BKL Festival – Great Glenn Trails, NH


Omer and Bob’s: 

  •  If you leased equipment from Omer and Bob’s, please return them to the store by the end of March. Please make sure that the equipment you are returning is clean.
NENSA (Information from NENSA site on Returning Skis):
  • Please wait to ship your skis until the middle of March when someone will be in the office to receive them.
  • You can mail the skis back in the same box that they came in. Return skis to the Waterville, Maine address only. Do not return skis to the Pineland office.
    • NENSA Ski Lease Office
      1 Post Office Square, Suite 8
      Waterville, ME 04901
  • Please include a sheet with your return that has the following information:
    Your Name (or the name the order was placed under)
    What equipment you are returning (sizes & quantities)
    Any issues that you had with this equipment (broken zipper, stuck binding, etc.)
  • Equipment must be returned by April 1st, if received after April 1st a penalty fee of $25 will be charged. Lessor is responsible for the full MSRP replacement cost of any and all equipment not received by NENSA by May 1.
  • Please make sure that the equipment you are returning is clean. We all know that mud and possibly klister is a part of spring skiing, so please make sure that the boots especially are in clean condition. There will be a cleaning fee of $20 if skis are returned with mud or kick wax and especially klister on them. Thank you in advance for your help with this!
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End of Year Banquet – Only 9 Days Away

Dear 1-day a week parents,

What fun it was to spend the day with your children yesterday! The youngest children searched for the elusive SNOWFLAKE (letter stamps scattered throughout the fields and woods); and our older children were engaged in games of Capture the Flag and Soccer!  As the season is nearing the end, I wanted to send a few notes and reminders.



We will celebrate this wild and wacky season, our skiers, families, coaches, and other volunteers with our 2nd Annual Ford Sayre Nordic Banquet on Friday, March 11, from 6-7:30pm at the Black Recreation Center in Hanover. The Banquet is potluck style, with pizza ordered by Ford Sayre. We have put together a google doc for you to RSVP  and sign up to bring food or help with various jobs (if you are able). NOTE that there are two tabs on the google doc!

We really hope that you’ll join us for this event! It is a wonderful way to connect with other families, and to celebrate the incredibly positive attitudes that your children brought to our brief skiing period… and numerous grassy and woodland adventures. It has truly been a pleasure to work with your children!



Next Tuesday, March 8th is our last scheduled day of practice.



Our best wishes to those children heading to the BKL Festival this weekend. Over 40 children from Ford Sayre (including a handful from the 1-day program) will be heading to the Great Glen Ski Trails this weekend!  If you didn’t get a chance to register, but still wanted to attend the Festival, there is a late registration option available here (until Thursday).


Best wishes,

Aricca; 603-715-7233;

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Practice plan for March 1: One Day a Week Program


Location:  Garipay Fields (9 Reservoir Road, Hanover)
Time: 3:30-4:30
Technique: Dryland
Forecast:  Mid 30s

The grass is green(ish) and the fields are dry(ish). If your child is up for another day of running around in the fields and playing games, please send them to practice in their running shoes (or boots, if you prefer).  As always, all of our practices are optional — but, please drop me a note if your child doesn’t plan to come.

We had so much fun with your children last week – scavenger hunts, capture the flag, soccer, freeze tag, and more! Thanks for sending them with such positive attitudes!




Ford Sayre – End of Year Banquet, Friday, March 11: 

Our celebratory End-of-the-Year Banquet is Friday, March 11, from 6:00-7:30 at the Black Center in Hanover. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend!  More details to come. 

Pictures from this “winter”?  If you have pictures from the season, please share them with me! If we have enough, we will try to create an end-of-year slideshow. : )

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