17 Neshobe Circle
Brandon. VT 05733
Welcome to the Brandon Toy Project! This is a program based entirely in the Brandon area and funded through donations from local folks. The only goal of the project is to assist parents who are in financial difficulty to provide their kids with a joyous Christmas. We realize we can’t do it all, but we can help fill in the cracks.
We are doing things a little differently this year. Parents who would like their kids to receive gifts should call Stacey at 247-3145 or Colleen at 623-6358. They will need to give us the name, address, age, grade and size of the child, as well as the name of the one person who will be in charge of receiving gifts for the child. We will also need a phone number where the adult can be reached. Kids in Brandon and Forestdale, up to 6th grade and 12 years of age qualify. The people who are choosing the gifts for the child will be contacted and given details.
Then, on Dec 22nd, Santa will arrive and the kids attend a party just for them at the Brandon Inn!
If you would like to donate to the Toy Project with a monetary donation, or with the donation of new toys, still in the box, please contact Colleen at 623-6358 or you can mail it directly to the Lake Sunapee Bank, c/o Brandon Toy Project, PO Box 9, Brandon VT 05733.
Lets all work together to make this the best Christmas ever!!!!!!!
BRANDON CARES is a community organization dedicated to education, outreach, treatment and prevention of opiate drug addiction. This organization was formed after the documentary; “The Hungry Heart” was shown in our community last year. The documentary was filmed in Franklin County, Vermont. I represent Neshobe School in this organization to support our students’ development and education and to ensure current information is available for our families and community.
We are sponsoring a Community Discussion and Information Forum on Thursday, November 6, at 6 pm at the Brandon Town Hall basement meeting room. There will be three focus areas: The Science of Addiction, The Addict's Perspective, and The Family's Perspective. Food will be available. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. More information is available on Brandon Cares Facebook page. If you have questions, please contact me.
Parent Conferences will be on Thursday, Nov. 13 and 20. Before the conference, ask your child how things are going from their perspective. Conferences provide the opportunity to share information, discuss strengths and areas of need, support services and goals for the year. We look forward to seeing you at Parent Conferences!
Thanksgiving Dinner is Friday, November 21. The Abbey Group and the school work hard to make this a special celebration day for our students, parents, and staff by transforming the gym/cafeteria into a dining hall and serving a delicious dinner. We encourage all children to dress up for this special occasion. We hope you will be able to join us.
Holiday Dinner Times: We have had a HUGE turnout for our Holiday Dinners over the last few years. While this is a good problem to have, it creates the need to change lunch times to accommodate the large number of family members and students being served at each seating. I apologize in advance for the wait time that may occur
Holiday Dinner Schedule:
11:00 – Mrs. Peduto, Knapp, Best, and Stoner‘s classes
11:45 - Mrs. Keith, Romano, Mack, and Desforges’ classes
12:20 - All first and second grade classes
1:10 – All fifth and sixth grade classes
On a daily basis, I am thankful to be part of the Neshobe School Community and for the support our school receives. We have many dedicated volunteers who work throughout our school supporting our students and staff, a PTO that is always working to ensure that the students and staff have what is needed, Neshobe Faculty and Staff, Parents, a School Board, Superintendent and RNESU Central Office staff, that are committed to ensuring that all students receive a quality education in a safe learning environment.
Thank you for all that you do! You do make a difference!
Neshobe School Guidance
Please contact our Guidance Counselor, Ms. Spaulding, with any questions and/or concerns.
"A school climate that recognizes and values the inherent dignity of each individual is everyone's right. Creating such a climate is everyone's responsibility."
17 Neshobe Circle
Brandon. VT 05733