A hearty Skier thank you
As the holiday season approaches, it seems the perfect time to thank some exceptionally kind members of the community who have given their support to our students here at Aspen High. I would like to thank especially those who have volunteered in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and those who have given so generously to our Experiential Education Program, aka “Ex Ed.”
Gratitude is expressed to the following individuals for volunteering to work with second language students of English: Nancy Elisha, Susan Marks, Nancy Shalen, Vyonne Mincberg, Suzy Raphelson, Susie Jacobson, Sally Potvin, Werner Knurr, and Beth Meager. Our students made the progress they did due a great part to your willingness to dedicate time to work with them.
Also, special thanks to those individuals and organizations who helped ensure that all kids could participate in the Ex Ed courses of their choice. The Bernard family gave generously as did the Rotary Club, the Aspen Police Department, and the Aspen Thrift Shop. (If I have not mentioned someone who gave anonymously, know we are thankful for your help!)
We here at Aspen High School are grateful for your generosity. And, please remember, those of you who are in the holiday spirit of giving ” consider volunteering in our classes, especially with kids who have special needs and/or are challenged to learn a new language. We welcome you here in our classrooms ” volunteering or tutoring for 90 minutes one day a week can make a dramatic difference in a child’s education.
If you are considering donating to a worthy cause, consider contributing to our Ex Ed scholarship. It is money that goes directly to our youth to ensure that everyone can participate in what is considered one of Aspen High’s most unique and finest programs. We welcome donations. Contact Linda Lafferty (ext. 1116) or Caroline Hanson (ext. 1221) at 925-3760 and support our public schools.
Linda Lafferty, ESL Teacher
Aspen High School
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