Every quarter during the school year, students are required to bring their report cards to VU. We review all the cards, which enables us to see the progress that has been made and the areas where additional work might be needed. As an incentive for bringing in their report card, student receive a prize of some sort. Prizes have included wooden puzzles, beanie babies, wallets, sugarless gum, and silly putty (yes, it still exists). This semester we had something very special for the students! One of our board members & fellow volunteers knitted over 20 hats for the students! The hats arrived just as a major cold snap hit. Perfect timing! The hats are warm, colorful, and stylish, and the students really like them. Their parents were thrilled too! A great end to the first semester of the 2013-14 school year.