2020 Community Service Partner Award Winner

Betsy LaVecchia

October 16, 2020

Northshire Day School is honored to award the 2020 Community Service Partner Award to Betsy LaVecchia. This award is given to an individual or community organization who has partnered with Northshire Day School to enhance and promote children’s early learning experiences, provide support for families, and enriched our Northshire Day School Community.

When thinking about a partner who has made a huge impact on Northshire Day School, the choice was easy, Betsy LaVecchia. Betsy is a speech language pathologist (SLP) with the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union and she has been providing SLP services at NDS for the past several years.



2020 You Make a Difference Award Winner

Maggie Rubick

October 16, 2020

Northshire Day School is honored to award the 2020 You Make A Difference Award to Maggie Rubick. This award is given to the NDS employee nominated

by his or her peers for a making a difference in the lives of young children, their families, and fellow professionals.

Maggie Rubick joined Northshire Day School School in 2012 as an educator in the preschool classroom with Becky. Becky knew right away that Maggie was going to be a great addition to the NDS community. Maggie is patient, kind and loving when it comes to working with young children and their families. She truly believes that it is a team effort and building that strong relationship can only enhance the education of each and every child in her classroom.



Mix it Up with Love and Help our Children Grow

September 11, 2020

Written with gratitude by Laurie Metcalfe

What a fun and exciting week! There’s nothing quite like the first week of the new school year. So much curiosity and anticipation by both our wonderful children and our staff. The activity on our playgrounds, the laughter in the classrooms, outdoor art, yoga poses, building creations, imaginative play,

bubble parties and stories galore. It’s simply magical! It takes me back to the

fond childhood memories I have of immersing myself in Roald Dahl books and

his beloved story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and watching the original 1971 film of Willy Wonka. The first week of school at NDS finds me reminiscing with the “Candy Man” song running on repeat through my head begging to be sung loudly. If you are not familiar with it, I highly recommend you have a listen. It’s light, it’s optimistic, it’s filled with magic and it totally reminds me of our

stellar community at Northshire Day School.

Let’s be honest – who can wear a mask all day, playing in the sun, sprinkle it

with transitions and still make it fun?

Our Educators can. Our Educators can because they mix it up with love and help our children grow.

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