Please also add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list so the mailing doesn't end up in your spam folder. Thank you.
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.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.
School Picture Day:
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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 <email@example.com>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find her in room A9
WEST RIVER VALLEY THRIVES:
Fall Events and Opportunities:
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, email@example.com or Room A13.
If you have any community events or information you would like to be listed in Friday Notes, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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.
If you need any clothing, call the school to arrange a free "shopping" trip.
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org