BKL Recent Program Emails

Our most recent updates for BKL families in all programs.



Ford Sayre BKL Co-Head Coach, Jay Davis, Awarded NENSA’s BKL Youth Leadership Award

Hurrah for Jay! We can’t imagine a more deserving person to be recognized with this award. Below is the beginning of the NENSA article on Jay. Go here for the complete text and photos.

NENSA is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Bill Koch League Youth Leadership Award is Jay Davis of Ford Sayre. Jay Davis has been involved as a Coach at Ford Sayre for 18 years! Jay is a natural at coaching, and he coaches youth sports during every season. He is a role model as a skier and all around athlete, running, hiking, biking and getting skis in before work even on the coldest days of the year. He keeps things fun and adventurous and is someone who truly embodies the spirit of the Bill Koch Youth Ski League…..

Make sure to give him a high five or a hug when you see him next!

Happy spring!

Ashley & Peter

 

 

 

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Survey! ~ One-day a Week Program

Please take 3 minutes to fill out our survey here. We care about your child’s experience in our program and want to hear from you!  Survey responses are anonymous and will be read and summarized by the Chair of the Nordic Committee, Margaret Rightmire.

Thanks!

Aricca

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Wrap-up & End of Year Survey: 1-day Program

Dear 1-day a week families,

THANK YOU! 

On behalf of our coaching team, thank you for a wonderful season! It was a pleasure to spend time outdoors with your children this year and to welcome so many new families to the Ford Sayre nordic community! Your children brought so much positive energy to our program!

Thank you to the MANY volunteers that made our 1-day program so special. In particular, I want to thank my other lead coaches (Tracy, Kirsten, Susan, and Helena), our 35 assistant coaches, and the many volunteers who helped with sign-in, KAST, snacks, hot chocolate, and other activities! This program is not possible without the support of these parents and community members!

 

END OF THE YEAR SURVEY – We need your feedback!

We want to hear about your delights, your disappointments, and your suggestions for making things better. We will use your feedback to set our goals for next season and to understand how to improve our program. We challenge you to help us achieve at least 80% participation in our survey!  Click HERE to complete our end of the year survey!!! 

What does it take?

  • The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete!
  • Survey responses are anonymous (unless you want to add your name so we can follow-up) and will be summarized by the Chair of the Ford Sayre Nordic Committee, Margaret Rightmire.
  • So, please do it now! It is easy, and we WILL USE your input to strengthen the program. Help us out by clicking here or on the link above! Thank you!

 

WHAT’S NEXT? Aside from a few survey reminders and special notices, regular e-mail communication will resume in early fall as we close in on ski swaps and the opening of the 2016-2017 program registration.  Thank you again for a fantastic season on the snow and on the grass! We hope you’ll join us again next year.

Aricca Van Citters; bkl.one.day@fordsayre.org603-715-7233

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Updated links: Banquet this Friday & Request for Photos

Sorry folks,

The link I sent in the previous message doesn’t seem to work. Here is a corrected message with the right link.

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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 BKL.One.Day@FordSayre.org. I’m putting together a slideshow for Friday (and will also mail a link to all participants) — the greater the diversity of photos the better!

Looking forward to seeing many of you on Friday!

Aricca

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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 BKL.One.Day@FordSayre.org. 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!

Aricca

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

INFORMATION FOR THE 1 DAY BKL 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

NOTES:

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. 

 

BANQUET MARCH 11:

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 OUR BKL FESTIVAL SKIERS!

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

SKI LEASE RETURNS:

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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