Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Notes 10-13-17

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SCHOOL INFO:


School Calendar:

Please make sure to check out the Leland & Gray school calendar.  It differs from the District calendar because of professional development days for our faculty.   The full calendar can be found here.


School Picture Day:

Many students had their pictures taken on Tuesday.  If you missed your opportunity Geskus will be back on Wednesday, November 1st from 1-3pm.  If you didn't order pictures and would still like to place an order turn the order form into the Main Office.  There are extra order forms in the Main Office too.

Food Service Advisory Committee meeting:

Do you eat school meals? Do your children eat at school? Would you like to see different offerings? Make your voice heard! 

Come to the Food Service Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday October 26th from 2:30-3:15 pm in the cafeteria on C level. We are really interested in getting input and feedback from students, parents, faculty, and staff about our food service and how we can increase participation in our meal/snack programs. We will have a representative from Hunger Free VT presenting about "breakfast after the bell" and other ways they can help L&G. If you can't make the meeting but have some ideas or suggestions you would like to share, please e-mail sdunbar@lelandandgray.org and I will share your feedback with the group. Hope to see you there!

School Health Advisory Council:

YOU'RE INVITED! WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
Please join us for the first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year of the School Health Advisory Council on October 26th from 3:45 -5:15 pm in room A3-4 at Leland & Gray.  We are tasked this year with updating/creating a comprehensive Supervisory Union wide Wellness Policy. It is important that we have representatives from all of the district schools, parents, students, and the community in order create the best policy. If you are unable to attend the meeting but have some ideas or suggestions you would like to share, please e-mail sdunbar@lelandandgray.org and I will share your feedback with the group. Hope you'll join us!

Attention Parents of Middle School Students:

Please see the letter regarding our partnership with the Tarrant Institute here

The consent form can be found here

L&G Food Shelf is Open:

The Leland & Gray Food Shelf, an annex of the Townshend Community Food Shelf, is up and running. It is open to all of the L&G community during school hours. Please contact Sara Dunbar, the school nurse, at 221-2126 or sdunbar@lelandandgray.org or one of the school counselors or social worker to come shopping, drop ins are welcome. Students are invited and encouraged to shop for their families.


We currently have spaghetti, pasta sauce, crispy rice cereal, protein granola bars, peanut butter, grape jelly, raisins, canned kidney beans, sandwich and pita bread and some other snack items in our dry goods section. We also have milk, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, carrots, and celery in our refrigerator. There are still some back packs with school supplies and snacks in them, as well.

We will be expanding our offerings soon, as we are expecting delivery of a refrigerator and freezer to the L&G Food Shelf next week.

If you have items you would like to donate, they can be delivered to the nurse's office at Leland & Gray. We appreciate your support of this program.

Thank you to the generous contributions of The Stratton Foundation and The Townshend Community Food Shelf for helping to make this vision a reality.

L&G Middle School Stratton JISP 2018 Registration:


L&G MIDDLE SCHOOL
Stratton JISP 2018 Registration  
Sept. 18 to Oct. 31, 2017 

Leland & Gray On-line Registration: 
  
Leland and Gray Middle School students are eligible for Stratton Season Passes.  L&G students and their parents wishing to participate in the JISP program must register for passes via the link above.
Each school has a separate link.  
(NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, YOU MUST REGISTER THEM VIA THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S STRATTON REGISTRATION LINK.)

 JISP Program Fee = $39.00 (+tax)

After 10/31 /17, pay a $40.00 late fee, & register in person at Stratton Guest Services. 

Stratton employee dependents participating in JISP must register at Guest Services. JISP
Registration is strictly audited.  Students who are enrolled in K-8th grade from participating schools are eligible to enroll in Stratton’s JISP Program. 

On-line registration includes the Assumption of Risk Form, which must be acknowledged to complete the registration process. Upload student pass photo if needed. Call Guest Services 297-4001 if you have questions re: registration process.

L&G JISP Program:

Students receive a full season pass, valid 7-days week, no black-out dates.  
L&G Student JISP passes will be distributed at school the Nov 16-17. Passes will be available FOR SKIING AND BOARDING OVER THE THANKSGIVING BREAK.

Winter Activity Wednesday Afternoons:  Jan. 10, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 28

JISP Rental Equipment: $7.00 = reduced rental rate.  

Includes skis/poles, snowboard, boots, and helmet. The reduced rate is only available on designated JISP mid-week days – not available on weekends or FREE JISP days.  


NHS Winter Clothing Drive:

The National Honor Society will be collecting warm winter clothing in good condition from now until Thanksgiving. Donations of jackets, snow pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, gloves/mittens, boots, and hats are happily accepted! Please place your donated items in collection bins on A level in A-3 (Ms. Matson's room) or on B level in B-4 (Ms. Doty's room). Donations will be used to stock "The Thrifty Rebel." Thanks!

Class of 2019 Fundraisers:



Service Learning in Ecuador in April 2018:

Have you ever thought of traveling to a foreign country to work beside the natives in a service learning project? Now is your chance to take a meaningful sustainable and unforgettable venture into the heart of Ecuador’s lush Amazonian rain forest, where you’ll find one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. In Otavalo, you’ll experience the culture and heritage of the city, visiting the Mercados de los Ponchos—a famous market known for its local beautiful textiles—and learning how traditional crafts and meals are prepared when you visit a local family’s home. As you’re immersed in the Quito and Otavalo cultures, you’ll also put your hands to work: building and restoring local schools and promoting social justice.

For more information visit the EF Tours website: http://www.eftours.com/educational-tour/ecuador-culture-and-service


If you are interested in this service learning travel opportunity, contact Susan Jones, sjones@lelandandgray.org.



ATHLETICS:



Important Update:

L&G has moved to requiring a well exam (sports physical) every year starting 2017-2018. This requirement is for grades 7-12.

All practices and games will be listed on our Events and Activities Calendar which is on the L&G website under Calendars.
http://lelandandgray.org/index.php/co-curricular-calendar





AFTER SCHOOL INFO:


HEY Programs:

HEY! You!
-Open gym starts Monday, October 16!
-Junior Iron Chef is still seeking participants! Stop by the FACS room on Tuesday to start cooking!
-Interested in helping create a Chill Room for afterschool? Contact Crystal!


COMMUNITY SERVICE:


Community service is now a graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2019. All information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/lelandandgray.org/communityservice

Please e-mail any community service opportunities to Terry Davison Berger <tdavison-berger@lelandandgray.org>



3 Generation Collaboration Community Service Opportunities:

More information on community service opportunities can be found here

Sign Up To Do Tech For Mary Poppins:

Need community service hours? Want to learn more about doing theater? Sign up to do tech for Mary Poppins! You can learn how to do lights, sound, work backstage and how to build a set! Already have these skills? Great, we need your help asap! Contact Ms. Rowan at jrowan@lelandandgray.org or find her in room A9

WEST RIVER VALLEY THRIVES:


Fall Events and Opportunities:

Dash to the Dam

Dash to the Dam: West River Valley Thrives’ annual Halloween 5k will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 9am. Dash to the Dam is a mostly paved trail race on the West River Trail. The race begins at a trailhead off Route 30 and finishes at the Townshend Dam Rec Area, where there will be snacks, prizes and pumpkin painting. Runners are encouraged to wear costumes; a panel of judges from Leland & Gray Middle/High School will be awarding prizes for spookiest, funniest and most creative costumes! The race will begin promptly at 9am and festivities should be concluded by about 11am.

The cost to run is $20 for adults and $15 for kids under 15. Day-of registrations are the same prices, but we encourage you to sign up in advance. Sign-up is open at https://www.runreg.com/dash-to-the-dam.

More information on any of these programs is available by contacting Rebecca Keppler with West River Valley Thrives at 365-4700, wrvthrives@gmail.com or Room A13.


COMMUNITY:


If you have any community events or information you would like to be listed in Friday Notes, please e-mail fridaynotes@lelandandgray.org

L&G School Clothing Store:

Clothing donations needed...as the seasons change and you are sorting through your clothes, please consider donating any unwanted clothing to the L&G school store. Bring your clean clothes, sweaters, winter coats, snow pants, shoes, boots, hats, etc. to L&G. They will be added to the inventory and given out to students and family in need.

If you need any clothing, call the school to arrange a free "shopping" trip.


Help Wanted

Timber Creek amenity center has two shifts available for the front desk position afternoon/evening and Sat am shift.   Interested students can apply and call and speak to Minna Case with questions.  (802)464-0259

Kindly
Heather

Townshend Public Library Book & Bake Sale:

October 14 & 15 from 9 am- 3 pm at the Towshend Town Hall.  Click here

Learn About Scouting:

***Come learn and experience what Scouting is all about!  On October 19th starting at 6pm at Rescue Inc in West Townshend, Troop 428 will be hosting an "Learn About Scouting" evening.  The scouts will be leading demonstration about camping, backpacking, fire building, Leave No Trace and more.  We will have hot dogs to roast and other treats to share.

All school age boys and their families are welcome to attend.  For more information contact Jennifer Matheson, Scoutmaster, Troop 428, 365-9322.****

If you have any questions about the event, please let me know.  Thank you.

Potluck and Square Dance:



Vermont Ukulele Harvest:



Jamaica Annual Harvest of Talent:

Hey everybody! It’s time to start thinking about getting your act together LITERALLY!

The annual Jamaica Harvest of Talent is just around the corner. This year it will be held at 7 PM on Saturday, November 18 at the Jamaica Town Hall. This event is a fund raiser for the Jamaica Village school club, but it is a community wide effort and we’d love for you , your parents, grand-parents and neighbors to be a part of it! Think about what you’d like to share on stage ….a gymnastics routine? A song? A poem? A stand-up comedy act? Fill out the entry form and return to D&K's store in Jamaica or Jamaica Village School.


If you have any questions, contact Laura at l.molinelli.girl@gmail.com. Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!


Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use:

Hello Prevention Partners,

I wanted to let you know that the Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use is now open! 

This survey is being conducted by Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in partnership with ADAP at the Vermont Department of Health and is designed for Vermont parents with children in grades 6-12.  The purpose of the Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use is to assess parents’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to youth substance use, parental monitoring behaviors, and awareness of the ParentUp campaign and other prevention messages and activities. 

We expect to keep the survey open from four to six weeks, but the exact timeframe will depend in part on how many respondents we get each week.  To encourage participation, respondents will be eligible to enter a drawing for a weekly cash prize of $100 and a grand prize of $500 at the end of the survey.  After completing the survey respondents are given the option to click on a link to enter the drawing on a separate website.  The survey itself collects no personally identifying information and survey responses cannot be linked with contact information entered on the prize drawing site.  

Recruitment will take place through Facebook ads targeted to Vermont parents.  Please “like” our Facebook page www.facebook.com/vermontps and encourage any of your contacts and/or community partners to spread the word through their social media channels and complete the survey if they are eligible. 

Any questions about the survey can be directed to me at the contact info below, or Kelly Lamonda at ADAP, 802-651-1551  kelly.lamonda@vermont.gov


Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Notes 10/6/17

If you are not receiving Friday Notes by email and would like to or if you would like to be removed from the Friday Notes email list, please email  fridaynotes@lelandandgray.org 
Please also add fridaynotes@lelandandgray.org to your contact list so the mailing doesn't end up in your spam folder. Thank you.



SCHOOL INFO:


School Calendar:

Please make sure to check out the Leland & Gray school calendar.  It differs from the District calendar because of professional development days for our faculty.   The full calendar can be found here.

School Picture Day:

Many students had their pictures taken on Tuesday.  If you missed your opportunity Geskus will be back on Wednesday, November 1st from 1-3pm.  If you didn't order pictures and would still like to place an order turn the order form into the Main Office.  There are extra order forms in the Main Office too.

PSAT:

Attention 11th graders! PSAT information EVERY 10th and 11th grader is strongly encouraged to take the PSAT’s! They are a great way to practice for any standardized test. The PSAT’s will be held at L&G on Wednesday, October 11th at 8 a.m. The cost is $16. If you cannot afford to pay for them, PLEASE see Sarah and we will make it work! Please sign up in the front office.

Food Service Advisory Committee meeting:

Do you eat school meals? Do your children eat at school? Would you like to see different offerings? Make your voice heard! 

Come to the Food Service Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday October 26th from 2:30-3:15 pm in the cafeteria on C level. We are really interested in getting input and feedback from students, parents, faculty, and staff about our food service and how we can increase participation in our meal/snack programs. We will have a representative from Hunger Free VT presenting about "breakfast after the bell" and other ways they can help L&G. If you can't make the meeting but have some ideas or suggestions you would like to share, please e-mail sdunbar@lelandandgray.org and I will share your feedback with the group. Hope to see you there!

School Health Advisory Council:

YOU'RE INVITED! WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
Please join us for the first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year of the School Health Advisory Council on October 26th from 3:45 -5:15 pm in room A3-4 at Leland & Gray.  We are tasked this year with updating/creating a comprehensive Supervisory Union wide Wellness Policy. It is important that we have representatives from all of the district schools, parents, students, and the community in order create the best policy. If you are unable to attend the meeting but have some ideas or suggestions you would like to share, please e-mail sdunbar@lelandandgray.org and I will share your feedback with the group. Hope you'll join us!

Seniors and Parents Meeting:

Seniors and Parents Meeting, Thursday, October 12, from 7 - 8 pm, in the L&G Library.  We will start planning for Project Graduation 2018, and hope you can join us in making this celebration a fun and memorable event!  The seniors have been meeting to come up with ideas, and of course, fundraising will be essential. Please come and share any ideas you may have, There will be many ways for everyone to pitch in throughout the year...we appreciate your support!  We look forward to seeing you soon, Amanda DeBisschop and Jeryl Julian Cisse, Co-Advisors for the Senior Class

Attention Parents of Middle School Students:

Please see the letter regarding our partnership with the Tarrant Institute here

The consent form can be found here

L&G Food Shelf is Open:

The Leland & Gray Food Shelf, an annex of the Townshend Community Food Shelf, is up and running. It is open to all of the L&G community during school hours. Please contact Sara Dunbar, the school nurse, at 221-2126 or sdunbar@lelandandgray.org or one of the school counselors or social worker to come shopping, drop ins are welcome. Students are invited and encouraged to shop for their families.

We currently have spaghetti, pasta sauce, crispy rice cereal, protein granola bars, peanut butter, grape jelly, raisins, canned kidney beans, sandwich and pita bread and some other snack items in our dry goods section. We also have milk, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, carrots, and celery in our refrigerator. There are still some back packs with school supplies and snacks in them, as well.

We will be expanding our offerings soon, as we are expecting delivery of a refrigerator and freezer to the L&G Food Shelf next week.

If you have items you would like to donate, they can be delivered to the nurse's office at Leland & Gray. We appreciate your support of this program.

Thank you to the generous contributions of The Stratton Foundation and The Townshend Community Food Shelf for helping to make this vision a reality.

Refuse to Use:

Grade 11 & 12 Mandatory student Refuse to Use Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 10
6:30 PM
FACS room

L&G Middle School Stratton JISP 2018 Registration:


L&G MIDDLE SCHOOL
Stratton JISP 2018 Registration  
Sept. 18 to Oct. 31, 2017 

Leland & Gray On-line Registration: 
  
Leland and Gray Middle School students are eligible for Stratton Season Passes.  L&G students and their parents wishing to participate in the JISP program must register for passes via the link above.
Each school has a separate link.  
(NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, YOU MUST REGISTER THEM VIA THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S STRATTON REGISTRATION LINK.)

 JISP Program Fee = $39.00 (+tax)

After 10/31 /17, pay a $40.00 late fee, & register in person at Stratton Guest Services. 

Stratton employee dependents participating in JISP must register at Guest Services. JISP
Registration is strictly audited.  Students who are enrolled in K-8th grade from participating schools are eligible to enroll in Stratton’s JISP Program. 

On-line registration includes the Assumption of Risk Form, which must be acknowledged to complete the registration process. Upload student pass photo if needed. Call Guest Services 297-4001 if you have questions re: registration process.

L&G JISP Program:

Students receive a full season pass, valid 7-days week, no black-out dates.  
L&G Student JISP passes will be distributed at school the Nov 16-17. Passes will be available FOR SKIING AND BOARDING OVER THE THANKSGIVING BREAK.

Winter Activity Wednesday Afternoons:  Jan. 10, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 28

JISP Rental Equipment: $7.00 = reduced rental rate.  

Includes skis/poles, snowboard, boots, and helmet. The reduced rate is only available on designated JISP mid-week days – not available on weekends or FREE JISP days.  

Rocktoberfest:



Rebel Gear:

LAST CHANCE!  The L&G Class of 2021 is selling Leland & Gray Rebels merchandise - hoodies, T's, blankets, hats... orders open until October 6.  Orders maybe placed/paid for online OR you may place an order on the enclosed brochure, checks payable to Kristine Clark. 
http://shop.fancloth.com/05353/312940

Class of 2019 Fundraisers:




Service Learning in Ecuador in April 2018:

Have you ever thought of traveling to a foreign country to work beside the natives in a service learning project? Now is your chance to take a meaningful sustainable and unforgettable venture into the heart of Ecuador’s lush Amazonian rain forest, where you’ll find one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. In Otavalo, you’ll experience the culture and heritage of the city, visiting the Mercados de los Ponchos—a famous market known for its local beautiful textiles—and learning how traditional crafts and meals are prepared when you visit a local family’s home. As you’re immersed in the Quito and Otavalo cultures, you’ll also put your hands to work: building and restoring local schools and promoting social justice.

For more information visit the EF Tours website: http://www.eftours.com/educational-tour/ecuador-culture-and-service


If you are interested in this service learning travel opportunity, contact Susan Jones, sjones@lelandandgray.org.



ATHLETICS:



Important Update:

L&G has moved to requiring a well exam (sports physical) every year starting 2017-2018. This requirement is for grades 7-12.

All practices and games will be listed on our Events and Activities Calendar which is on the L&G website under Calendars.
http://lelandandgray.org/index.php/co-curricular-calendar





AFTER SCHOOL INFO:


HEY Programs:

HEY! You!
There are plenty of chances to get involved with HEY Programs!
-HEY Help still needs tutors
-The Elementary Counselor Programs needs a few more folks to lead STEM programs for Session #2. The STEM Program training is 10/10.
-Junior Iron Chef has openings; become a part of a team and cook, eat, and compete in the state-wide competition!
-Crystal is looking for some student leaders who can help spearhead a drop-in "Chill Room" for after school... if you're interested, email afterschool@lelandandgray.org!

There will be no programs or late bus on 10/9!


COMMUNITY SERVICE:


Community service is now a graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2019. All information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/lelandandgray.org/communityservice

Please e-mail any community service opportunities to Terry Davison Berger <tdavison-berger@lelandandgray.org>


3 Generation Collaboration Community Service Opportunities:

More information on community service opportunities can be found here

Sign Up To Do Tech For Mary Poppins:

Need community service hours? Want to learn more about doing theater? Sign up to do tech for Mary Poppins! You can learn how to do lights, sound, work backstage and how to build a set! Already have these skills? Great, we need your help asap! Contact Ms. Rowan at jrowan@lelandandgray.org or find her in room A9

WEST RIVER VALLEY THRIVES:



Fall Events and Opportunities:

High School


Refuse to Use: Developed by Stratton Mountain Resort and The Collaborative in 2002, Refuse to Use provides substance use prevention education to teens, schools, and families paired with the offering of a healthy alternative to substance use – a full access pass to Stratton Mountain! These passes are additionally subsidized by West River Valley Thrives, for a final cost of $35 per student. Teens in Refuse to Use make a pledge to remain substance free, with their parents or a caring adult pledging to support their decision. Students are expected to attend five educational events, including the kick-off party.  Parents are expected to attend the kick-off party in the fall and Dialogue Night in January.  This program is co-run by Karren Meyer, the driver education teacher.

Dash to the Dam

Dash to the Dam: West River Valley Thrives’ annual Halloween 5k will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 9am. Dash to the Dam is a mostly paved trail race on the West River Trail. The race begins at a trailhead off Route 30 and finishes at the Townshend Dam Rec Area, where there will be snacks, prizes and pumpkin painting. Runners are encouraged to wear costumes; a panel of judges from Leland & Gray Middle/High School will be awarding prizes for spookiest, funniest and most creative costumes! The race will begin promptly at 9am and festivities should be concluded by about 11am.



The cost to run is $20 for adults and $15 for kids under 15. Day-of registrations are the same prices, but we encourage you to sign up in advance. Sign-up is open at https://www.runreg.com/dash-to-the-dam.



More information on any of these programs is available by contacting Rebecca Keppler with West River Valley Thrives at 365-4700, wrvthrives@gmail.com or Room A13.


COMMUNITY:


If you have any community events or information you would like to be listed in Friday Notes, please e-mail fridaynotes@lelandandgray.org

L&G School Clothing Store:

Clothing donations needed...as the seasons change and you are sorting through your clothes, please consider donating any unwanted clothing to the L&G school store. Bring your clean clothes, sweaters, winter coats, snow pants, shoes, boots, hats, etc. to L&G. They will be added to the inventory and given out to students and family in need.

If you need any clothing, call the school to arrange a free "shopping" trip.

Townshend Public Library Book & Bake Sale:

October 14 & 15 from 9 am- 3 pm at the Towshend Town Hall.  Click here

Hermitage Club at Haystack Seasonal Employment Opportunities:

New Date for Hermitage Club Seasonal Employment Opportunities!

On Tuesday, October 10, representatives from the Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain will be in the C level lobby during high school lunch to share information about the seasonal employment opportunities for eligible high school students and adults. There are openings for bussers and hosts in the restaurant and attendants in winter activities including ice skating, tubing hill, snowshoeing, ski and snowboard instructors, ski  lift attendants and spa locker room attendants!

Learn About Scouting:

***Come learn and experience what Scouting is all about!  On October 19th starting at 6pm at Rescue Inc in West Townshend, Troop 428 will be hosting an "Learn About Scouting" evening.  The scouts will be leading demonstration about camping, backpacking, fire building, Leave No Trace and more.  We will have hot dogs to roast and other treats to share.

All school age boys and their families are welcome to attend.  For more information contact Jennifer Matheson, Scoutmaster, Troop 428, 365-9322.****

If you have any questions about the event, please let me know.  Thank you.

Vermont Ukulele Harvest:



Jamaica Annual Harvest of Talent:

Hey everybody! It’s time to start thinking about getting your act together LITERALLY!

The annual Jamaica Harvest of Talent is just around the corner. This year it will be held at 7 PM on Saturday, November 18 at the Jamaica Town Hall. This event is a fund raiser for the Jamaica Village school club, but it is a community wide effort and we’d love for you , your parents, grand-parents and neighbors to be a part of it! Think about what you’d like to share on stage ….a gymnastics routine? A song? A poem? A stand-up comedy act? Fill out the entry form and return to D&K's store in Jamaica or Jamaica Village School.


If you have any questions, contact Laura at l.molinelli.girl@gmail.com. Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!


Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use:

Hello Prevention Partners,

I wanted to let you know that the Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use is now open! 

This survey is being conducted by Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in partnership with ADAP at the Vermont Department of Health and is designed for Vermont parents with children in grades 6-12.  The purpose of the Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use is to assess parents’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to youth substance use, parental monitoring behaviors, and awareness of the ParentUp campaign and other prevention messages and activities. 

We expect to keep the survey open from four to six weeks, but the exact timeframe will depend in part on how many respondents we get each week.  To encourage participation, respondents will be eligible to enter a drawing for a weekly cash prize of $100 and a grand prize of $500 at the end of the survey.  After completing the survey respondents are given the option to click on a link to enter the drawing on a separate website.  The survey itself collects no personally identifying information and survey responses cannot be linked with contact information entered on the prize drawing site.  

Recruitment will take place through Facebook ads targeted to Vermont parents.  Please “like” our Facebook page www.facebook.com/vermontps and encourage any of your contacts and/or community partners to spread the word through their social media channels and complete the survey if they are eligible. 

Any questions about the survey can be directed to me at the contact info below, or Kelly Lamonda at ADAP, 802-651-1551  kelly.lamonda@vermont.gov


Thank you,


Amy

Amy Livingston 
Associate Program Evaluator 
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation 
P.O. Box 70 
108 Cherry St, Suite 207
Burlington, VT 05402 
ph: 802-652-4111 
fax: 802-651-1573 

alivingston@pire.org or amy.livingston@partner.vermont.gov

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Notes 9-29-17

If you are not receiving Friday Notes by email and would like to or if you would like to be removed from the Friday Notes email list, please email  fridaynotes@lelandandgray.org 
Please also add fridaynotes@lelandandgray.org to your contact list so the mailing doesn't end up in your spam folder. Thank you.



SCHOOL INFO:


School Calendar:

Please make sure to check out the Leland & Gray school calendar.  It differs from the District calendar because of professional development days for our faculty.   The full calendar can be found here.

School Picture Day:

Many students had their pictures taken on Tuesday.  If you missed your opportunity Geskus will be back on Wednesday, November 1st from 1-3pm.  If you didn't order pictures and would still like to place an order turn the order form into the Main Office.  There are extra order forms in the Main Office too.


PSAT:

Attention 11th graders! PSAT information EVERY 10th and 11th grader is strongly encouraged to take the PSAT’s! They are a great way to practice for any standardized test. The PSAT’s will be held at L&G on Wednesday, October 11th at 8 a.m. The cost is $16. If you cannot afford to pay for them, PLEASE see Sarah and we will make it work! Please sign up in the front office.


Middle School Field Trip:

7th Grade, 10/06, Hiking Bromley Mountain & Riding Alpine Slides down


Attention Parents of Middle School Students:

Please see the letter regarding our partnership with the Tarrant Institute here

The consent form can be found here

L&G Middle School Stratton JISP 2018 Registration:


L&G MIDDLE SCHOOL
Stratton JISP 2018 Registration  
Sept. 18 to Oct. 31, 2017 

Leland & Gray On-line Registration: 
  
Leland and Gray Middle School students are eligible for Stratton Season Passes.  L&G students and their parents wishing to participate in the JISP program must register for passes via the link above.
Each school has a separate link.  
(NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, YOU MUST REGISTER THEM VIA THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S STRATTON REGISTRATION LINK.)

 JISP Program Fee = $39.00 (+tax)

After 10/31 /17, pay a $40.00 late fee, & register in person at Stratton Guest Services. 

Stratton employee dependents participating in JISP must register at Guest Services. JISP
Registration is strictly audited.  Students who are enrolled in K-8th grade from participating schools are eligible to enroll in Stratton’s JISP Program. 

On-line registration includes the Assumption of Risk Form, which must be acknowledged to complete the registration process. Upload student pass photo if needed. Call Guest Services 297-4001 if you have questions re: registration process.

L&G JISP Program:

Students receive a full season pass, valid 7-days week, no black-out dates.  
L&G Student JISP passes will be distributed at school the Nov 16-17. Passes will be available FOR SKIING AND BOARDING OVER THE THANKSGIVING BREAK.

Winter Activity Wednesday Afternoons:  Jan. 10, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 28

JISP Rental Equipment: $7.00 = reduced rental rate.  

Includes skis/poles, snowboard, boots, and helmet. The reduced rate is only available on designated JISP mid-week days – not available on weekends or FREE JISP days.  

Rocktoberfest:



Rebel Gear:

The L&G Class of 2021 is selling Leland & Gray Rebels merchandise - hoodies, T's, blankets, hats... orders open until October 6.  Orders maybe placed/paid for online OR you may place an order on the enclosed brochure, checks payable to Kristine Clark. 

Service Learning in Ecuador in April 2018:

Have you ever thought of traveling to a foreign country to work beside the natives in a service learning project? Now is your chance to take a meaningful sustainable and unforgettable venture into the heart of Ecuador’s lush Amazonian rain forest, where you’ll find one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. In Otavalo, you’ll experience the culture and heritage of the city, visiting the Mercados de los Ponchos—a famous market known for its local beautiful textiles—and learning how traditional crafts and meals are prepared when you visit a local family’s home. As you’re immersed in the Quito and Otavalo cultures, you’ll also put your hands to work: building and restoring local schools and promoting social justice.

For more information visit the EF Tours website: http://www.eftours.com/educational-tour/ecuador-culture-and-service


If you are interested in this service learning travel opportunity, contact Susan Jones, sjones@lelandandgray.org.



ATHLETICS:



Important Update:

L&G has moved to requiring a well exam (sports physical) every year starting 2017-2018. This requirement is for grades 7-12.

All practices and games will be listed on our Events and Activities Calendar which is on the L&G website under Calendars.
http://lelandandgray.org/index.php/co-curricular-calendar





AFTER SCHOOL INFO:


HEY Programs:

HEY! Help is seeking Peer Tutors!
We are also seeking 8-10 Elementary Counselors per session this year! Some of these positions will have the opportunity to lead STEM programs too.
Both Peer Tutors and Elementary Counselors are PAID positions.
Email Crystal at afterschool@lelandandgray.org for more info.

Crystal Hope Garrity
HEY Site Coordinator

COMMUNITY SERVICE:


Community service is now a graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2019. All information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/lelandandgray.org/communityservice

Please e-mail any community service opportunities to Terry Davison Berger <tdavison-berger@lelandandgray.org>



WEST RIVER VALLEY THRIVES:



Fall Events and Opportunities:

High School


Refuse to Use: Developed by Stratton Mountain Resort and The Collaborative in 2002, Refuse to Use provides substance use prevention education to teens, schools, and families paired with the offering of a healthy alternative to substance use – a full access pass to Stratton Mountain! These passes are additionally subsidized by West River Valley Thrives, for a final cost of $35 per student. Teens in Refuse to Use make a pledge to remain substance free, with their parents or a caring adult pledging to support their decision. Students are expected to attend five educational events, including the kick-off party.  Parents are expected to attend the kick-off party in the fall and Dialogue Night in January.  This program is co-run by Karren Meyer, the driver education teacher.

Dash to the Dam

Dash to the Dam: West River Valley Thrives’ annual Halloween 5k will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 9am. Dash to the Dam is a mostly paved trail race on the West River Trail. The race begins at a trailhead off Route 30 and finishes at the Townshend Dam Rec Area, where there will be snacks, prizes and pumpkin painting. Runners are encouraged to wear costumes; a panel of judges from Leland & Gray Middle/High School will be awarding prizes for spookiest, funniest and most creative costumes! The race will begin promptly at 9am and festivities should be concluded by about 11am.



The cost to run is $20 for adults and $15 for kids under 15. Day-of registrations are the same prices, but we encourage you to sign up in advance. Sign-up is open at https://www.runreg.com/dash-to-the-dam.



More information on any of these programs is available by contacting Rebecca Keppler with West River Valley Thrives at 365-4700, wrvthrives@gmail.com or Room A13.


COMMUNITY:


If you have any community events or information you would like to be listed in Friday Notes, please e-mail fridaynotes@lelandandgray.org

L&G School Clothing Store:

Clothing donations needed...as the seasons change and you are sorting through your clothes, please consider donating any unwanted clothing to the L&G school store. Bring your clean clothes, sweaters, winter coats, snow pants, shoes, boots, hats, etc. to L&G. They will be added to the inventory and given out to students and family in need.

If you need any clothing, call the school to arrange a free "shopping" trip.

Townshend Public Library Book & Bake Sale:

October 14 & 15 from 9 am- 3 pm at the Towshend Town Hall.  Click here

Hermitage Club at Haystack Seasonal Employment Opportunities:

On Tuesday, October 3, representatives from the Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain will be in the C level lobby during high school lunch to share information about the seasonal employment opportunities for eligible high school students and adults. There are openings for bussers and hosts in the restaurant and attendants in winter activities including ice skating, tubing hill, snowshoeing, ski and snowboard instructors, ski  lift attendants and spa locker room attendants!


Vermont Ukulele Harvest:



Jamaica Annual Harvest of Talent:

Hey everybody! It’s time to start thinking about getting your act together LITERALLY!

The annual Jamaica Harvest of Talent is just around the corner. This year it will be held at 7 PM on Saturday, November 18 at the Jamaica Town Hall. This event is a fund raiser for the Jamaica Village school club, but it is a community wide effort and we’d love for you , your parents, grand-parents and neighbors to be a part of it! Think about what you’d like to share on stage ….a gymnastics routine? A song? A poem? A stand-up comedy act? Fill out the entry form and return to D&K's store in Jamaica or Jamaica Village School.


If you have any questions, contact Laura at l.molinelli.girl@gmail.com. Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!


Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use:

Hello Prevention Partners,

I wanted to let you know that the Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use is now open! 


This survey is being conducted by Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in partnership with ADAP at the Vermont Department of Health and is designed for Vermont parents with children in grades 6-12.  The purpose of the Vermont Parent Survey on Youth Substance Use is to assess parents’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to youth substance use, parental monitoring behaviors, and awareness of the ParentUp campaign and other prevention messages and activities. 


We expect to keep the survey open from four to six weeks, but the exact timeframe will depend in part on how many respondents we get each week.  To encourage participation, respondents will be eligible to enter a drawing for a weekly cash prize of $100 and a grand prize of $500 at the end of the survey.  After completing the survey respondents are given the option to click on a link to enter the drawing on a separate website.  The survey itself collects no personally identifying information and survey responses cannot be linked with contact information entered on the prize drawing site.  


Recruitment will take place through Facebook ads targeted to Vermont parents.  Please “like” our Facebook page www.facebook.com/vermontps and encourage any of your contacts and/or community partners to spread the word through their social media channels and complete the survey if they are eligible. 


Any questions about the survey can be directed to me at the contact info below, or Kelly Lamonda at ADAP, 802-651-1551  kelly.lamonda@vermont.gov


Thank you,

Amy

Amy Livingston 
Associate Program Evaluator 
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation 
P.O. Box 70 
108 Cherry St, Suite 207
Burlington, VT 05402 
ph: 802-652-4111 
fax: 802-651-1573 

alivingston@pire.org or amy.livingston@partner.vermont.gov