From email newsletter:
William Byrd Open House, Tuesday, December 9, 5:30pm – 7pm, WBCH Building side
The WBCH Board of Governors & The Associate Board will be hosting an open house at WBCH on Tuesday, December 9th , from 5:30-7:00. This will be held in the Library. The open house will give current supporters and new friends of William Byrd Community House the chance to see the classrooms and library, talk to Board Members and Staff, and generally learn more about the great work that takes place here every day for the benefit of Richmond’s kids. The Open House is a great opportunity to hear how WBCH’s approach to early childhood development that includes Academic, Family and Nutritional health is making a difference. Our dramatic increase in enrollment this year underscores that the need for these services in Richmond is great. Please join us!
Renegade Market Holiday Celebration, Tuesday, December 23, 3pm ’till sunset
Come to William Byrd Community House for the Renegade Market on Tuesday, December 23rd. Our die hard market vendors will be here for your shopping pleasure. WBCH will be serving FREE hot chocolate and hot apple cider. See the lights. Sing carols. Celebrate the season.
The regular Market season runs from the first Tuesday in May through the last Tuesday of October. From November through April, the Renegade Market is in session each Tuesday from 3pm to sunset. The Renegade Market is similar to Byrd House Market only with fewer vendors and activities.
Renegade Market,Tuesdays, 3pm – sunset, November – April
Always the latest information at: www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com
Martin’s A+ School Rewards, October 5, 2014 through March 21, 2015
Shop at Martin’s and earn money for WBCH Early Childhood Education.
Register your Martin’s BONUSCARD and designate William Byrd Community House to receive your A+ School Rewards every time you shop between now and March 21, 2015. Rewards points will be turned into cash for Early Childhood Education at William Byrd.
Go to: www.martinsfoods.com/aplus to register. William Byrd school code—06816
BYRD HOUSE MARKET
closes out 8th successful year
Kids at BHM
On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Byrd House Market closed out its 8th regular season. The Market began as one of three programming efforts aimed at increasing access to fresh, healthy, local foods. William Byrd’s mission and vision statements articulate the agency’s understanding of how good nutrition and healthy eating have long-lasting positive effects on children’s cognitive endeavors.
We provide high quality educational, developmental and nutritional programs to children in the City of Richmond so they are academically, socially and emotionally prepared to succeed in school and in life.
Did you know? William Byrd Community House is now a Community Partner of Baker’s Crust/Carytown
As a Community Partner of Baker’s Crust/Carytown, William Byrd Community House receives 15% of sales* from WBCH supporters year round. But you must tell your server you wish to support William Byrd!
Dine- in, Carry-out, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Catering Services, Dessert – all qualify. So let your friends, family and colleagues know about this tasty way to benefit William Byrd and its mission of:
Growing Richmond’s Kids: Smart, Strong, Self-confident.
Summer/Fall Volunteer Groups Execute Projects and Tasks for William Byrd
Summer and Fall brought a strong showing of volunteer groups to William Byrd. Projects completed include: painting of the basement ECE area plus two new ECE murals, irrigation run from the modular to the Farmlet, compost bins relocated, assistance at Byrd House Market, leaves raked and playground equipment cleaned, furniture moved, carpets steam cleaned, fall crops planted in Farmlet, holiday food drives, craft supply and program supply drives and an inventory of Market and Farmlet equipment.
Our deepest thanks and appreciation to the following for their hard work, flexibility and support of WBCH:
Washington & Lee, VSU Dietetic Interns – Service Learning Class, St. Edwards Youth Ministry, Virginia Volunteerism Conference, Altria, Dominion Resources, VCU – Masters of Health Administration, Classes 2016 and 2017, MWV, Collegiate Schools – Kindergarten, Temple Beth El – Rauch Youth Group, University of Richmond Bonner Scholars – Freshmen Explorers, VCU – Masters of Social Work Student Association, Byrd House Board, Three Chopt Presbyterian Church, Seventh Street Christian Church, HandsOn Greater Richmond, University of Richmond
Altria volunteers September 2014 painting
Thank You Fall Semester Individual Volunteers
Volunteer facepainting at market
It seems like the school year just started but last week we said good-by to our fall semester individual volunteers. We thank them for their commitment to service at William Byrd and wish them good luck with exams and happy holidays.
University of Richmond
Francie Edwards – Preschool
Emma Gleckel – Preschool
Alexis Williams – Preschool
Maria Psarakis – Extended Day
Caroline Jones – Extended Day
Annie Blanc – Administrative
Trista Li – Farmlet
Ru Chen – Farmlet
Virginia Commonwealth University
Taylor Forr – Farmlet, Byrd House Market, Library
Johnel Cunningham – Extended Day
Louis Huynh – Library, Byrd House Market
Sarah Moniz – Byrd House Market, Library
Toni Taylor – Library
Stanley Dillon – Library
Olga Barshcheuskaya – Library
Virginia Union University
Taylor White – Extended Day
Katrease Northern – After School
David Hayes – Preschool
U of R Bonner Scholars Serve WBCH
We simply cannot imagine William Byrd without our University of Richmond Bonner Scholars who are here every week and play an integral role in our programming. Bonners commit to the agency for 3 1/2 years. They are truly a part of the William Byrd family.
Allen Stambaugh (senior) – Farmlet
Casey Nolan (junior) – After School
Emily Onufer (sophomore) – Byrd House Market