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Fun with Crafts
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Jeff and Katie kept the kids busy at the arts and crafts table.
Playmate pose with the Glenholme Hare
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Two Spring Hunt playmates posed with the Glenhome Hare.
Counting Treats and Treasures
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From tots to adults, everyone enjoyed the thrill of counting their treats and treasures.
Spring Hunt Team
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The team behind the successful 2011 Spring Hunt.
Washington, CT - The early spring weather brought a brisk chilly day to The Glenholme School for their Seventeenth Annual Spring Hunt on Saturday, April 16. A great gathering took place at Glenholme; toddlers, tots and adults stopped by to meet the Glenholme hare, who happily posed for some precious keepsake photos. After a quick snapshot with the guest of honor, the guest gathered at the tables of exciting activities provided by the students. Several festive opportunities included temporary tattoos, bag decorating, and a “Guess the Number of Jelly Beans.”

Before long, everyone readied for the race at the edge of Glenholme’s Garden Field to fetch some spring eggs that littered the lawns and tree limbs. It was a wondrous dash of excitement. Afterwards the toddlers and tots counted their treats, traded them for treasures, enjoyed snacks and refreshments, and awaited the winner of the jellybean guessing game. The Spring Hunt is a time-honored campus tradition that brings the community together year after year.

The students of The Glenholme School have planned this event each year since 1995. There is an extensive list of work to be completed in preparation for this day, particularly after the gardens weathered a winter of heavy snow. The Spring Hunt is a tremendous opportunity for the students to get involved with the community and participate in Glenholme’s Community Service Program. The responsibilities include clearing the Garden Field, filling the thousands of eggs, painting posters and making Easter bags for collecting eggs. This year the students were rewarded by the many smiling faces, a bin of canned items for donation to a local charity, and the personal satisfaction of being part of a highly successful community event enjoyed by so many.

The Glenholme School a therapeutic boarding school for young people who are often considered fragile and complex, diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety as well as learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for students with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit Devereux Connecticut.
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: