In this email information about many upcoming events including:
  • Special Olympics Competition
  • The ZP Special Olympics Basket Ball Team
  • The Upcoming ZP Musical
  • The Trip to The VT State House on April 4th, 2013
  • The Upcoming Prom April 26th at WUHS at 4:30PM
  • Volunteers needed to Help Paint at ZP Please sign up!
February 17, 2013

Getting Ready for our Special Olympics Weekend!


 For those of you that are competing in the Special Olympics weekend there are some important times and dates.

March 7 is the Pep Rally at Woodstock Elementary School. We will be walking over at 1PM and returning back to ZP at around 2:30P.

 

March 8th-Is the Unified snowshoe competition. We will be leaving Zack's Place at 9AM by bus. If you are going with us on the bus please email me at execdir@zacksplacevt.org to get on the bus list. Pick up is at Suicide 6 after the competition at 2PM. If you are not able to do this please let me know so we can arrange for staff to come back to Zack's Place and be there. 

This is the schedule for the Unified Snow Shoe Competition:

 

Schedule:       9:00 - 9:30am              Registration

                        9:30 - 9:45am              Opening Ceremony

                        9:45 -10:00am             Coaches Meeting

                        10:00 - 12:00pm          2 X 100M Final           

                                                            2 X 25M Final

                        12:00 -1:00pm             Lunch (Provided)       

                        1:00 - 4:00pm              2 X 200M Final

                                                            2 X 50M Final

                                                           4 X 100M Final

March 8th- Evening Parade Schedule:

 

Friday Night Dinner is on your own. The Woodstock Inn offers pizza for $2 per slice on the Garden Level. You may enjoy snacks and meals in the restaurants or your guest room, but please DO NOT eat in the public areas of the Inn.

 

6:30 - 7:00pm                                     Line-up for the Parade of Athletes - Court Street

7:00 - 8:00pm                                     Opening Ceremonies - Woodstock Green

  

March 9th-

Saturday, March 9                           

7:30 - 8:30am                                    Breakfast at Suicide Six        

8:00 - 8:30am                                     Delegation Check-In at Suicide Six for Programs that have not checked in

8:15 - 8:40am                                     Volunteer Meeting - Ski Runners

Alpine/Snowboard - Outside by the fireplace

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing - At course venue

8:45 - 9:00am                                     Coaches Meeting at each venue:

                                                                        Alpine/Snowboard - Outside by the fireplace

                                                                        Cross Country Skiing - At Finish Line of venue

                                                                        Snowshoeing - At Finish Line of venue

10:00 - 2:00pm                                  Olympic Town Tent Open

 

Saturday Competition Schedule:

Alpine

Snowboard

Snowshoe

Cross-Country

9:30 - 12:00: Time Trials - All Divisions

9:30 - 12:00: Time Trials - All Divisions

9:15 - 12:00: 100M, 25M, 400M Qualifiers

9:15 - 12:00: 100M, 500M, 50M, 1K Qualifiers

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch available in Lodge

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch available in Lodge

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch available in Lodge

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch available in Lodge

1:15: Athletes meet with Mountain Guides

1:15: Athletes meet with Mountain Guides

1:30 - 4:00: 200M & 50M Qualifiers, 100M Final

1:30 - 2:30: 100M and 1K Final

1:30 - 3:00: Slalom Comp.; 2 runs

1:30 - 3:00: Slalom Comp.; 2 runs

 

 

3:15 - 4:00: Awards Slalom - On Lodge Deck

3:15 - 4:00: Awards Slalom - On Lodge Deck

 

 

 

 

 

5:30 - 7:00pm                                     Annual Awards Banquet - Woodstock Rooms - Garden Level

7:00 - 7:15pm                                     Coaches Meeting - Woodstock Rooms - Garden Level

7:00 - 9:00pm                                     Victory Dance - "You are the Stars" - Woodstock Rooms

 

*DAY LIGHT SAVINGS - TURN CLOCK AHEAD ONE HOUR*

 

Sunday, March 10

8:30 - 9:30am                                     Breakfast at Suicide Six

9:30 - 9:45am                                     Coaches meetings at each venue:

Alpine/Snowboard - Outside by Fireplace

Cross-Country - At Finish Line of venue

Snowshoeing - At Finish Line of Venue

 

Sunday Competition Schedule:

Alpine

Snowboard

Snowshoe

Cross-Country

9:45: Athletes Meet With Mountain Guides

9:45: Athletes Meet With Mountain Guides

10:00 - 1:00: 200M, 50M, 400M, 25M, 4x100 Finals

10:00 - 1:00: 50M, 500K, 3x1K Finals

10:00: Giant Slalom Comp; 2 runs

10:00: Giant Slalom Comp; 2 runs

12:30 - 1:30: BBQ Lunch - families welcome for $5 per person.

12:30 - 1:30: BBQ Lunch - families welcome for $5 per person.

11:30: Awards for Giant Slalom

11:30: Awards for Giant Slalom

 

 

12:00: Super G; 1 Run

12:00: Super G; 1 Run

 

 

12:45: Awards for Down Hill

12:45: Awards for Down Hill

 

 

12:30 - 1:30: BBQ Lunch - families welcome for $5 per person.

12:30 - 1:30: BBQ Lunch - families welcome for $5 per person.

 

 


SMOKING POLICIES

  • Special Olympics Vermont Smoking Policy:
    • To ensure the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, and family members; as well as to preserve the venues that have been provided to SOVT by generous organizations and individuals, smoking is not allowed at any Special Olympics Vermont event. This includes, but is not limited to: playing fields, dormitories, hotel lobbies, and any outdoor property on which a Special Olympics Vermont event is being held
    • People found in violation of this policy will be asked to extinguish their smoking materials immediately. Individuals who consistently violate this policy or refuse the above request may be asked to leave the event, and further disciplinary action, including exclusion from future Special Olympics Vermont events, may be taken.
  • Woodstock Inn Smoking Policy:
    • The Woodstock Inn is a non-smoking inn. If you would like to smoke on the front porch or in the garden, the Inn will be happy to provide you with an ashtray. Smoking inside the Inn will result in an immediate request to leave, and an additional cleaning fee of $250." This cleaning fee will be incurred by the offending delegation.
  • Suicide Six Smoking Policy:
    • Suicide Six is also a non-smoking property. There is no smoking inside or outside the lodge or on the mountain.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 


Zack's Place is Starting a new Special Olympics Basketball Team
  
Michael Jobar Assistant Athletic Director at WUHS is help ZP start a Unified Basketball team with WUHS students and ZP athletes. We will be practicing at WUHS starting after the Winter games are over the week of March 12th. More details to follow!

"Zackleton's Expedition" The new upcoming musical is in the works! Play practice begins on March 15, 2013 at 3:15PM.
  
Jim Sadwith a professional scriptwriter has been hard at work writing our next adventure. Be sure to pencil in the practices on Friday afternoons beginning March 15th. The production is scheduled May 22nd at 5:30PM


Zack's Place is Visiting the State House on April 4th leaving at 9:00AM by bus

ZACK'S PLACE  (20)                             Thursday            4/4/13

Contact:  Dail Frates

Senators: Alice Nitka, John Campbell, Richard McCormack

Representative: Alison Clarkson

State House Tour Guide:

 

 

Schedule:

 

10:30                             Bus arrival at Pavilion Building, Gov. Davis Avenue

 

10:45-11:45        VH museum tour

 

11:45-12:15        Lunch, Snelling Room in museum

         

12:15-12:30        Travel to State House, North entrance

 

12:30-12:45        Enter House chamber, west side

 

12:45-1:30          House Chamber

                             Sing at devotions

                             Introduction by Rep. Clarkson

 

1:30-2:15            State House tour, House vestibule                           

 

2:30                     Bus pick up at the top of Gov. Aiken Avenue

 



WUHS Student Council is putting on a PROM for Zack's Place April 26, 2013 at 4:30PM at WUHS in the Gym.

We will be meeting on Monday March 11th to discuss the details, decorating, food, and all the exciting details

Volunteers are needed!

1.   Zack's Place needs a fresh coat of paint and we are looking for numerous volunteers to help with that.  We are hoping that the Zack's Place families and friends can all be a part of these upcoming volunteer days.
Saturday March 23nd and Sunday March 24th we will be painting all of the walls and trim at ZP. Bring your overalls, paint brushes, buckets and we will get the interior painted. There will be 4 four hour shifts and we could use up to 10 people per shift. Saturday from 9A-1PM and 1PM-5PM Sunday 9A-1PM 1PM-5PM.
  
2. Then comes the month of April and we can use about 12 volunteers on Saturday April 27th to wash windows, clean up gardens, put outdoor furniture in place, put away winter supplies and get ready for Spring.
  
3. Friday May 24th at 5PM and Sunday May 25 at 12N we need 5 volunteers to paint the floor of the art room. This date will give the room 3 days to dry before we come back to ZP. Sunday is for the second coat.
  
email us at info@zacksplacevt.org to sign up for these volunteer days.
  
  
 

 
STAY CONNECTED

Facebook    Twitter    LinkedIn    Pinterest