Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday Notes 4-13-18

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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.

Mimesis 2018 announcement:

Mimesis, Leland and Gray's literary magazine, will be published again this June. Please submit your poetry, prose, and graphics (drawings or photographs that will reproduce well in black and white) by 5/25/18. Send submissions to 18rachels@lelandandgray.org, jrowan@lelandandgray.org, or rdoty@lelandandgray.org.

If you have any questions or are interested in serving on the literary magazine board, please contact one of the board members above. 

Save the Date Prom 2018:




Bubble Soccer:


BUBBLE SOCCER FUNDRAISER @ Leland & Gray
April 29th, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm on the L & G Athletic Fields
Sponsored by the Class of 2018

Teams of Four will compete against each other.   
You will be assigned to one 15 minute time block between 1:00 and 3:00.
You will only be in the "bubble" for 10 minutes!  (This will be more than enough!)
Registration fee is $20 per person.  
To register for this event please use the following link:  https://goo.gl/gjFCmz
Teams are encouraged to pre-register by April 19, 2018.
Age divisions include Elementary, HS/MS, and Adult

Spectators admission fee is $5.00
Concessions will be available for sale throughout the event.

The senior class would like to thank our sponsors:
Clark Electric, D & K Jamaica Grocery, Jeff Russ Plumbing & Heating, Lucas Bates Construction, Messenger Valley Pharmacy, Plimpton Excavating, RP Tree Service, Top Of The Hill Grill, Southern Vermont Cable Company, WW Building Supply, Yankee Groundskeeping, Sysco Foods, Bromley Market, Village Pie, Southern VT Painting, Riverbend Bookkeeping, Granger Real Estate

ATHLETICS:


Important Update:

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









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>



Community Service Opportunity:

The Warsboro School Club is looking for students to assist during their silent auction.  The past 2 years they've held a silent auction at night and have offered babysitting services at the elementary school. The event is being held on April 21st and they are looking for a few people to help out at the school watching over the kids, playing games, etc from 6:30-9:30. Please contact Ashleigh Perkins at ashleighperkins22@gmail.com

Drop In Community Service:



3 Generation Collaboration Community Service Opportunities:

New community service opportunities with 3 Generations Collaboration are always being posted at www.team3gc.org

Also, visit the link to learn about Build Your Own Service.

Video Contests:

Kids, see these two video contests!
100-Seconds Film & Video Festival: Deadline: 9/1/18. Entries will be compiled to premiere on Community Media Day on October 20. Enter at www.100-seconds.org 


Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest: for Vermont filmmakers age 10-26. Deadline: 4/21/18. Cash prizes. Enter at www.freedomandunitytv.org


Community Service Opportunities with BEEC:




COMMUNITY:


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


Blood Drive:


Community Hope & Action's Third Annual Talent Show:

Got talent? We need you! The Townshend-based Community Hope and Action group will be putting on a talent show on Saturday, April 21st, and participant registration is now open. Do you like to sing, dance, tell jokes, or act? Do you have another talent to share? Sign up today!

Please contact Nick to sign up (please include name, contact info, any performance details, and any questions you may have) at (802) 365-4700 or via email at wrvthrives@gmail.com. 

This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event, so performances must be appropriate for all ages.

The talent show will include a free dinner from 5-6pm, and the performances will take place from 6-8pm.

Dinner will be provided, but if you wish, you can bring a favorite dish, side, or dessert to share with friends and neighbors.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day:

West River Valley Thrives invites community member to take advantage of Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 28th, and take some time to clean out medicine cabinets of all extra unused prescription medication.

Many drugs are addictive or can have adverse effects for someone not prescribed the drug. Proper prescription drug disposal can help keep them out of our kids’ hands and prevent pollution of our waterways.

To dispose of your medication safely, drop them off at one of the local permanent drop box locations at:
Windham County Sheriff’s Office in Newfane, and Brattleboro, Winhall, Wilmington, and Bellows Falls Police Departments.

Monday, April 23 5:30-7pm Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro:


“At Least They’re Not Using Heroin!”

How delaying the use of other substances is opioid prevention.

In this time of an opioid crisis, it may be considered acceptable to think the use of drugs like alcohol or marijuana among teens is “safer”.  Come discuss the importance of preventing the early use of all substance and why this matters to the adolescent brain. Also, learn how delaying the use of these substances can help prevent the misuse of opioids or other drugs.

Guest speaker Debby Haskins (former ED of the Assoc. of SAPs of Vermont). Debby has been in the substance abuse field for 25 years. Her passion is working with adolescents and their families to break the cycle of addiction by presenting information in an experiential way.
This event will be live-streamed and recorded on CORTalks.org

Snacks provided

Hosted by the Community Opioid Response CommitteeCOR’s mission is to engage the community to reduce opioid misuse, addiction and stigma. We promote awareness and involvement across the continuum of prevention, intervention treatment and recovery.
For more information contact Cassandra at 802-257-2175

Thrifty Rebel:


Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday Notes 3-23-18

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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.

Spirit Week:

SPIRIT WEEK 2018 kicks off on Monday morning!  ECOSYSTEMS!!  Which class is going to earn the most points this year??  How can you earn points?  Here is the deal:
1) Participate in the "DRESS UP DAYS" each day, and check in with Mrs. Claussen in the activity room at lunch to get credit for your class.  Monday is Green & White, Tuesday is dress in RED and bring a $1.00 to donate to the American Cancer Society!  Wacky Wednesday is all about hair, hats, or mismatched clothing.  Thursday you dress to your favorite Sports Team, and Friday you'll dress to your ecosystem!

2)  Do you know your ecosystems?  At Monday's assembly you can earn points for our Ecosystem Trivia.

3)  Olympic Games are on Thursday morning...lots of points up for grabs.

4)  Float Competition on Friday.  (Your class will have time each day to work on your presentation!)

5)  Have the best attendance at the Spirit Week Dance "A Night In The Tropics" from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.  Admission is $5.00.  Concessions available for sale from the 8th grade class.  

Let's show your REBEL pride and support your class in this fun adventure!

Dance Party:


Save the Date Prom 2018:




Bubble Soccer:

BUBBLE SOCCER FUNDRAISER @ Leland & Gray
April 29th, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm on the L & G Athletic Fields
Sponsored by the Class of 2018

Teams of Four will compete against each other.   
You will be assigned to one 15 minute time block between 1:00 and 3:00.
You will only be in the "bubble" for 10 minutes!  (This will be more than enough!)
Registration fee is $20 per person.  
To register for this event please use the following link:  https://goo.gl/gjFCmz
Teams are encouraged to pre-register by April 19, 2018.
Age divisions include Elementary, HS/MS, and Adult

Spectators admission fee is $5.00
Concessions will be available for sale throughout the event.

The senior class would like to thank our sponsors:
Clark Electric, LFB Construction, LLC, Messenger Valley Pharmacy

Governor's Institutes:

The Governor's Institutes has eleven amazing Institutes running this summer!!

  • Governor's Institutes are residential enrichment programs of 1-2 weeks on VT college campuses in many different topics.
  • They feature advanced curricula (usually college level), expert mentoring, and hands-on learning. Some offer college credit.
  • Sliding scale as low as $10 is accessible to all students.
  • They let students access resources beyond what's available in their schools
  • They're open to students who have completed 9th, 10th or 11th grade. 
Most importantly, students LOVE them.  They have fun, make lifelong friends, gain academic skills, start on pathways to careers that interest them, and gain confidence, social confidence, and broaden their horizons.
Please tell your neighbors, your nephews and nieces, your teen interns, teen colleagues where you volunteer or work and the teenage grocery check-out clerk. Tell all the parents you knowToo many people don't know about this amazing Vermont educational resource that's open to all students in Vermont.

Applications are open now but will close before long.  
High schools and tech centers can nominate as many students as they like.
www.GIV.org is the place for more information and to apply. 

ATHLETICS:


Important Update:

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







WEST RIVER VALLEY THRIVES:




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>


Soccer League Meeting:


Community Service Opportunity:

The Warsboro School Club is looking for students to assist during their silent auction.  The past 2 years they've held a silent auction at night and have offered babysitting services at the elementary school. The event is being held on April 21st and they are looking for a few people to help out at the school watching over the kids, playing games, etc from 6:30-9:30. Please contact Ashleigh Perkins at ashleighperkins22@gmail.com

Drop In Community Service:



3 Generation Collaboration Community Service Opportunities:

New community service opportunities with 3 Generations Collaboration are always being posted at www.team3gc.org

Also, visit the link to learn about Build Your Own Service.

POSTER CONTEST will award two $50 prize:

West River Valley - 3 Generations Collaboration invites teens to design a poster on the theme “Community Service Changes Lives.”  Entries are due March 27, 2018. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 who attend Leland & Gray OR live in one of the following towns: Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend, Windham. Home schoolers are welcome to participate. The awards are made possible thanks to the Crosby-Gannett Fund. See full contest rules and drop-off locations at www.team3gc.orgor contact 3GC at 802-428-4333 and provide your name & mailing address for a printed copy.

Video Contests:

Kids, see these two video contests!
100-Seconds Film & Video Festival: Deadline: 9/1/18. Entries will be compiled to premiere on Community Media Day on October 20. Enter at www.100-seconds.org 


Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest: for Vermont filmmakers age 10-26. Deadline: 4/21/18. Cash prizes. Enter at www.freedomandunitytv.org


Feb Community Service Opportunities with BEEC:




COMMUNITY:


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

Bingo:

BINGO at the Jamaica Masonic Lodge to support the L&G seniors, Class of 2018, on Friday, April 6th.  Doors open at 6:00 pm and the games start at 7:00.  Food and beverages available.  Bring your friends and family and enjoy a night of fun and excitement, and win cash prizes.
The Masonic Lodge will generously donate a part of the evenings proceeds to the L&G seniors to support their substance-free Project Graduation celebration.  Thank you for your support!

Rabbit Run:

Support one of our wonderful local preschools by walking or running the annual Rabbit Run!  You can choose the 5k or half-marathon, the course is scenic with water stations and cheering along the way!




Thank you for your support!  To sign up click here.

Thrifty Rebel:


Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Notes 3-16

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SCHOOL INFO:


**Police Training- March 19th from 6-9**:

LELAND & GRAY COMMUNITY: The Windham County Sheriff's office will be conducting a training at Leland & Gray from 6-9pm on March, 19th. The training will require deputies to attend the training in their assigned marked sheriff cruisers and be in uniform. The public will likely see a significant number of deputies and cars near the school. This training is not in response to any particular event or events within the region, state or country.

Questions can be addressed to Sheriff Keith Clark or Lt. Jessica Fellows at 802-365-4942


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.

Course Offerings:

Please check out the 2018-2019 Program of Studies for the course offerings next school year.  It can be found here.

L&G Food Shelf:

The Leland & Gray Food Shelf, an annex of the Townshend Community Food Shelf, 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.

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

SHAC Meeting:

You're Invited! 
Please join us for our School Health Advisory Council Meeting 
MONDAY March 19th at 4:00 pm

We will be working on wellness policy development. Please encourage and invite anyone you think is interested in participating in the process. This policy will effect many people in our communities. It would be great if we had representatives from District and school administrations, School nutrition staff, Physical education teachers, Health teachers, school nurses, counselors, social workers, booster club members, board members, parents and students.


Governor's Institutes:

The Governor's Institutes has eleven amazing Institutes running this summer!!

  • Governor's Institutes are residential enrichment programs of 1-2 weeks on VT college campuses in many different topics.
  • They feature advanced curricula (usually college level), expert mentoring, and hands-on learning. Some offer college credit.
  • Sliding scale as low as $10 is accessible to all students.
  • They let students access resources beyond what's available in their schools
  • They're open to students who have completed 9th, 10th or 11th grade. 
Most importantly, students LOVE them.  They have fun, make lifelong friends, gain academic skills, start on pathways to careers that interest them, and gain confidence, social confidence, and broaden their horizons.
Please tell your neighbors, your nephews and nieces, your teen interns, teen colleagues where you volunteer or work and the teenage grocery check-out clerk. Tell all the parents you knowToo many people don't know about this amazing Vermont educational resource that's open to all students in Vermont.

Applications are open now but will close before long.  
High schools and tech centers can nominate as many students as they like.
www.GIV.org is the place for more information and to apply. 

ATHLETICS:


Important Update:

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







WEST RIVER VALLEY THRIVES:


West River Valley Thrives Open House:

West River Valley Thrives cordially invites you to an open house to meet our new staff, learn about the work we are doing in the West River Valley communities and schools, and to network with friends, colleagues, parents, students, organizations, and individuals working and volunteering in our towns, schools, businesses, community organizations, and civic/religious institutions. 

For those of you who know of and are currently partnering with West River Valley Thrives, this will be a wonderful opportunity to socialize with us and meet others in your community. For those of you who have worked with us in the past, we welcome this time to re-acquaint you with our mission, vision, and current programming. And for those of you who are just learning of us, we welcome you as potential partners in mutual collaboration to engage and inspire healthy communities in the West River Valley.


Location:  Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School, Room A13

                   (main entrance) 

Date:        Thursday, March 22nd

Time:        3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We encourage you to invite your colleagues and associates. Please bring your families. So we may plan accordingly for food, drink, and space requirements, we ask that you RSVP by sending an email to wrvtdirector@gmail.com or calling 365-4700 indicating the number of people who plan to attend. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Steve Tavella, Director

Nick Plante, Coordinator

Sarah Jensen, Student Assistance Professional
-------------------------------------------------------------

West River Valley Thrives’ mission is to support and promote healthy lifestyle choices with an emphasis on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by young people.

Any member of the community who aligns with Thrives’ mission is welcome to engage in this positive and mutually beneficial partnership. Each member is a valued resource who brings creative ideas and diverse skills that strengthen and motivate the group as a whole to make a positive difference in people’s lives and the community environment.

We serve seven towns in the West River Valley that are part of the Windham Central Supervisory Union.  Those towns include: Brookline, Jamaica, Marlboro, Newfane, Townshend, Windham, Wardsboro and their associated villages.

 * This is a family-friendly event.

 ** For the health and safety of all attendees, we request that everyone come fragrance-free. 

Contra Dance and Potluck:

Please join Community Hope and Action in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a FREE community dance and potluck dinner. Sally Newton, Michael Donahue, Alicia Moyer, Bob Naess, and Colin Blazej will be leading a contra dance. This event will take place at the Townshend Town Hall on Saturday, March 17th. Dinner will begin at 5 PM and dancing will be from 6-8 PM. If you wish, bring a potluck meal, appetizer, or dessert to share with your friends and neighbors, new and old!

A special thanks to Ben & Jerry’s for funding this month’s Community Hope & Action event.


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>


Drop In Community Service:



Taste of Vermont at Stratton on March 24:

We are seeking volunteers for the upcoming Taste of Vermont at Stratton on March 24th at the Stratton Mountain Resort .  This event raises $20,000 for our community giving, and your support and help is deeply appreciated.  

There are many tasks and opportunities for teens to accomplish community service hours.  


  • 5-7PM Vendor Arrival & Help Setting Up
  • 7-9 Selling Raffle Tickets
  • 7-9 Taking People's Choice Votes
  • 5-7PM Setting Up Event
  • 4PM Pickup of Mrs. Murphy's Donuts
  • 7-9PM Manning Mrs. Murphy's Donut Table
  • 6-9PM Ticket Sales
  • 7-9PM Event Appearance - bussing event and stocking plates, etc. 
  • 6-8PM Judges
  • 9PM Event Clean Up
Your help is deeply appreciated.  Thank you!  

Tammy Mosher
Executive Director

3 Generation Collaboration Community Service Opportunities:

New community service opportunities with 3 Generations Collaboration are always being posted at www.team3gc.org

Also, visit the link to learn about Build Your Own Service.

POSTER CONTEST will award two $50 prize:

West River Valley - 3 Generations Collaboration invites teens to design a poster on the theme “Community Service Changes Lives.”  Entries are due March 27, 2018. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 who attend Leland & Gray OR live in one of the following towns: Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend, Windham. Home schoolers are welcome to participate. The awards are made possible thanks to the Crosby-Gannett Fund. See full contest rules and drop-off locations at www.team3gc.orgor contact 3GC at 802-428-4333 and provide your name & mailing address for a printed copy.

Video Contests:

Kids, see these two video contests! 
Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest: for Vermont filmmakers age 10-26. Deadline: 4/21/18. Cash prizes. Enter at www.freedomandunitytv.org
100-Seconds Film & Video Festival: Deadline: 9/1/18. Entries will be compiled to premiere on Community Media Day on October 20. Enter at www.100-seconds.org 


Feb Community Service Opportunities with BEEC:




COMMUNITY:


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

Sip & Swirl L&G Class of 2019 Fundraiser:


Shake Off Mud Season at a

“Sip & Swirl” Fundraiser

Hosted by Parents to Benefit the
L&G Class of 2019

Friday, March 16, 2018
NewBrook Fire House
6:00-9:00 pm
(Doors open at 5:3o)



All proceeds will support a substance free event for the Class of 2019.
$40 per person buys you all supplies to paint the above picture and one drink per person. Additional drinks and light snacks available by donation. Doors open at 5:30pm.

To reserve a ticket, contact: Melissa Bush, Beth Cutts
or Barbara Marchant.

Abbey Food Group is Hiring!:

Abbey Group Food Service is looking to fill a 3 hour a day position . Monday through Friday.

Interested person can reach out to kelly@abbeygroup.net.

Stratton 24:

Rabbit Run:

Support one of our wonderful local preschools by walking or running the annual Rabbit Run!  You can choose the 5k or half-marathon, the course is scenic with water stations and cheering along the way!




Thank you for your support!  To sign up click here.

Thrifty Rebel:


Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Notes 3-9-18

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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.


Parent Conferences- Health Fair- VSAC College Information Night:

Course Offerings:

Please check out the 2018-2019 Program of Studies for the course offerings next school year.  It can be found here.

L&G Food Shelf:

The Leland & Gray Food Shelf, an annex of the Townshend Community Food Shelf, 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.

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



Rebel on the Runway:


Governor's Institutes:

The Governor's Institutes has eleven amazing Institutes running this summer!!

  • Governor's Institutes are residential enrichment programs of 1-2 weeks on VT college campuses in many different topics.
  • They feature advanced curricula (usually college level), expert mentoring, and hands-on learning. Some offer college credit.
  • Sliding scale as low as $10 is accessible to all students.
  • They let students access resources beyond what's available in their schools
  • They're open to students who have completed 9th, 10th or 11th grade. 
Most importantly, students LOVE them.  They have fun, make lifelong friends, gain academic skills, start on pathways to careers that interest them, and gain confidence, social confidence, and broaden their horizons.
Please tell your neighbors, your nephews and nieces, your teen interns, teen colleagues where you volunteer or work and the teenage grocery check-out clerk. Tell all the parents you knowToo many people don't know about this amazing Vermont educational resource that's open to all students in Vermont.

Applications are open now but will close before long.  
High schools and tech centers can nominate as many students as they like.
www.GIV.org is the place for more information and to apply. 

ATHLETICS:


Important Update:

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


HS Baseball Pitchers and Catchers Practice:

3/12 Monday 4-5pm
3/13 Tuesday 3-4pm
3/14 Wednesday 4-5pm
3/15 OFF (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
316 Friday 3-4pm

Please remember to make sure you have a physical within the last year and go online to the L&G website to complete the online forms required for participation.

Online registration is open to all MS and HS students interested in baseball, softball and ultimate disc.

These firms are required BEFORE PARTICIPATION!

Go Rebels

Attention All Girls Playing Softball:

Discouraged by all the snow...don't be!  We're still going to start softball season on March 19th!  The following OPEN GYM dates are available for you to come and get loose, throw a ball, get in the batting cage!  You really don't want to wait until the first day of practice to start!  Any questions, see Coach Claussen

Friday   3/9    2:45 - 4:15
Monday  3/12   5:00 - 6:30
Tuesday 3/13   4:00 - 5:30
Wednesday  3/14   5:00 - 6:30
Friday  3/16     4:00 - 5:30






HEY HELP:

CHANGE AHEAD FOR SEEK AND HEY

To the students and families of Leland and Gray,

For the last 7 years, L&G has had federal funding for the SEEK program and for the HEY afterschool programs such as HEY Help, Jr Iron Chef and the Dungeons & Dragons club. We also have had amazing staff who helped design SEEK and HEY and put all their good ideas and energy into our programs. Many, many thanks to the teachers and staff for all their dedication.   

Unfortunately, we are not going to have the federal funds next year.  The requirements for us to participate in the federal investment program include a set of targets for the summer and afterschool activities.  A number of factors have come together at Leland and Gray so that we can no longer meet those requirements.

Leland and Gray will continue to develop programs, in and out of school, that truly meet the needs of students.  Although there will be no federal funds for SEEK or HEY next year, there are efforts and some local funds to continue to support the following four areas:

The late bus connection to homes and the local elementary schools.

The middle school summer program. (SPAE and Sports Camp are not funded through the same programs and will run as usual.)

The Elementary Counselor Program, which shall continue through federal funds from the elementary schools.

Student-led clubs that provide a positive space after school to hang out with peers working on projects of their own interest.

Families may have questions about these changes.  Please feel free to call or email Thara Fuller, WCSU Director of Expanded Learning, at 802-365-9510 x118 or tfuller@windhamcentral.org, or Principal Thibault at 802-365-7355 x133 or  rthibault@lelandandgray.org


WEST RIVER VALLEY THRIVES:


Healthy Living Expo:

On March 15th West River Valley Thrives (WRVT) is hosting a Healthy Living Expo in the activities room of Leland & Gray during the parent-teacher conference from 130 PM to 7 PM. This will be a great opportunity to find out about some local resources that help promote healthy living. Organizations that will be there include: 3 Generations Collaborative, Alison Trowbridge Massage Therapy, Healthy Changes Vermont, Meadows Bee Farm, VT Department of Health, West Townshend Community Project, West River Valley Thrives, and Jamaica Healing Arts and Wellness Center. Come out for the afternoon to enjoy interactive exhibits, information, and free samples! Parking and event entrance will be in the lower parking lot behind Leland & Gray Middle and High School.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information about the Expo or about WRVT, please contact Nick Plante at (802) 365-4700 or wrvthrives@gmail.com

Contra Dance and Potluck:

Please join Community Hope and Action in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a FREE community dance and potluck dinner. Sally Newton, Michael Donahue, Alicia Moyer, Bob Naess, and Colin Blazej will be leading a contra dance. This event will take place at the Townshend Town Hall on Saturday, March 17th. Dinner will begin at 5 PM and dancing will be from 6-8 PM. If you wish, bring a potluck meal, appetizer, or dessert to share with your friends and neighbors, new and old!

A special thanks to Ben & Jerry’s for funding this month’s Community Hope & Action event.


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>



Drop In Community Service:




Taste of Vermont at Stratton on March 24:

We are seeking volunteers for the upcoming Taste of Vermont at Stratton on March 24th at the Stratton Mountain Resort .  This event raises $20,000 for our community giving, and your support and help is deeply appreciated.  

There are many tasks and opportunities for teens to accomplish community service hours.  


  • 5-7PM Vendor Arrival & Help Setting Up
  • 7-9 Selling Raffle Tickets
  • 7-9 Taking People's Choice Votes
  • 5-7PM Setting Up Event
  • 4PM Pickup of Mrs. Murphy's Donuts
  • 7-9PM Manning Mrs. Murphy's Donut Table
  • 6-9PM Ticket Sales
  • 7-9PM Event Appearance - bussing event and stocking plates, etc. 
  • 6-8PM Judges
  • 9PM Event Clean Up
Your help is deeply appreciated.  Thank you!  

Tammy Mosher
Executive Director

3 Generation Collaboration Community Service Opportunities:

New community service opportunities with 3 Generations Collaboration are always being posted at www.team3gc.org

Also, visit the link to learn about Build Your Own Service.

POSTER CONTEST will award two $50 prize:

West River Valley - 3 Generations Collaboration invites teens to design a poster on the theme “Community Service Changes Lives.”  Entries are due March 27, 2018. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 who attend Leland & Gray OR live in one of the following towns: Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend, Windham. Home schoolers are welcome to participate. The awards are made possible thanks to the Crosby-Gannett Fund. See full contest rules and drop-off locations at www.team3gc.orgor contact 3GC at 802-428-4333 and provide your name & mailing address for a printed copy.

Video Contests:

Kids, see these two video contests! 
Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest: for Vermont filmmakers age 10-26. Deadline: 4/21/18. Cash prizes. Enter at www.freedomandunitytv.org
100-Seconds Film & Video Festival: Deadline: 9/1/18. Entries will be compiled to premiere on Community Media Day on October 20. Enter at www.100-seconds.org 



Feb Community Service Opportunities with BEEC:




COMMUNITY:


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

Sip & Swirl L&G Class of 2019 Fundraiser:


Shake Off Mud Season at a

“Sip & Swirl” Fundraiser

Hosted by Parents to Benefit the
L&G Class of 2019

Friday, March 16, 2018
NewBrook Fire House
6:00-9:00 pm
(Doors open at 5:3o)



All proceeds will support a substance free event for the Class of 2019.
$40 per person buys you all supplies to paint the above picture and one drink per person. Additional drinks and light snacks available by donation. Doors open at 5:30pm.

To reserve a ticket, contact: Melissa Bush, Beth Cutts
or Barbara Marchant.

Abbey Food Group is Hiring!:

Abbey Group Food Service is looking to fill a 3 hour a day position . Monday through Friday.

Interested person can reach out to kelly@abbeygroup.net.


2nd Annual Poetry and Pizza Slam:


*****UPDATE****** Deadline has been extended!!!! Want to sign up??? Just email Sophie at sophie.guerrina@compass-school.org. It would be really great to have some teens from Leland and Gray participate! 

Stratton 24:

Rabbit Run:

Support one of our wonderful local preschools by walking or running the annual Rabbit Run!  You can choose the 5k or half-marathon, the course is scenic with water stations and cheering along the way!





Thank you for your support!  To sign up click here.

Thrifty Rebel: