Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday Notes 6-14-19

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SCHOOL INFO:



Congratulations Class of 2019!


Class of 2019 Graduation Information:

Graduation information can be found here.

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.

2019 Program of Studies:

The 2019 Program of Studies can be found here.




ATHLETICS:



Summer Camps at L&G:


Russell Hustle Basketball Camp

June 24th-June 28th

Leland and Gray Baseball/Softball Camp
July 8th-July 12th 9am-12pm

Leland and Gray Recreational Games Camp
July 8th-July 12th 1-4pm

Leland and Gray Soccer Camp
July 15th-July 19th 8am-3:30pm

For any questions, please email Marty Testo-AAD at mtesto@lelandandgray.org

Events & Activities Calendar:

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>



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.



COMMUNITY:


Baseball/ Softball Camp 2019:



WRVT:








BEEC:



Sunday, June 9, 2019

Friday Notes 6-7-19

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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:


Class of 2019 Graduation Information:

Graduation information can be found here.

Exam Schedule:


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.

2019 Program of Studies:

The 2019 Program of Studies can be found here.

School Food Pantry:

Don't forget to stop by our school food pantry before we close up for the year, or any family can reach out to our school nurse and sign up to receive a "Summer Food Stash Bag" to either be picked up following the last day of school or delivered to your home.  Feel free to call for any questions or to sign up with our nurse, Lauren; 802-221-2126.

Late Bus Calendar:

The late bus schedule can be found here.  Please note the bus will only run south this year.


ATHLETICS:



Spring High School Sports Banquet:

(Baseball, Softball, Track and Field and Ultimate Disc)

When: Tuesday June 11th
Time 6-7:30pm
Where: L&G Main Gym
Style: Potluck...please bring your favorite dish to share!

Summer Camps at L&G:


Russell Hustle Basketball Camp
June 24th-June 28th

Leland and Gray Baseball/Softball Camp
July 8th-July 12th 9am-12pm

Leland and Gray Recreational Games Camp
July 8th-July 12th 1-4pm

Leland and Gray Soccer Camp
July 15th-July 19th 8am-3:30pm

For any questions, please email Marty Testo-AAD at mtesto@lelandandgray.org

Events & Activities Calendar:

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>



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.

Job Opportunity for a Student:

Timber Creek is a Townhouse village near Mount Snow.  They are looking to hire a student for the following position: 


It would include:  answering the phone, checking the pool, monitoring the facility, checking in members, owners or guests for facility use, paging maintenance if needed, opening/closing the facility for the day. 

Friday evening shift (3p- 8p) and Sunday am 7:45a-1:30

For more information, please contact Heather at jhbedard@myfairpoint.net


COMMUNITY:


Baseball/ Softball Camp 2019:



WRVT:








BEEC:



Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday Notes 5-31-19

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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.

2019 Program of Studies:

The 2019 Program of Studies can be found here.


Measles Info:



Moving On Up Day:

On Wednesday, June 5th Leland & Gray will be hosting Moving On Up Day for all incoming 6th, 7th and 9th graders.  Current 8th graders will be shadowing current 9th and 10th graders (arranged by the counseling department) and incoming 6th and 7th graders will spend the day along with current 7th graders doing various activities within the Middle School.  If you have questions, please reach out to Phoebe Connolly, Sarah Grasso or Dr. Harrigan.

Parent Information Night:

On Wednesday, June 5th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Main Gym there will be a parent information night for all rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  This will also be when students and their families have an opportunity to sign up for their Exploratory classes.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

School Store:

As you are cleaning out your closets, putting your winter clothing away, and getting your spring and summer wardrobes out, sorting through what to keep and what to get rid of, please consider bringing unwanted clothing items to L&G. The clothing will be put in the school store and given to needy students and their families. Contact Susan Jones with questions: sjones@lelandandgray.org


Late Bus Calendar:

The late bus schedule can be found here.  Please note the bus will only run south this year.


ATHLETICS:



Events & Activities Calendar:

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>



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.

Job Opportunity for a Student:

Timber Creek is a Townhouse village near Mount Snow.  They are looking to hire a student for the following position: 


It would include:  answering the phone, checking the pool, monitoring the facility, checking in members, owners or guests for facility use, paging maintenance if needed, opening/closing the facility for the day. 

Friday evening shift (3p- 8p) and Sunday am 7:45a-1:30

For more information, please contact Heather at jhbedard@myfairpoint.net


COMMUNITY:


Screenagers:

Please email Hannah Parker with any questions or to RSVP: hparker@windhamcentral.org

This event is for all students ages 10 and up and their parents.  Parents with younger kids are 
encouraged to come without their kids. 






Colorsplash Fun Run:

Do you like to run/walk and have fun? Do you want to get a one-of-a-kind t-shirt while doing it? (While you are running, colored powder is thrown on you and it dyes your t-shirt). If so, sign up  to participate in the Colorsplash Fun Run on Saturday, June 8th at 10 am at L&G. You can register at: https://secure.getactivefundraising.com/   The event is sponsored by the class of 2021. contact Susan Jones with questions.

Baseball/ Softball Camp 2019:



WRVT:


Dear Parents and Guardians:


If you feel your child may be interested in this opportunity, we invite you to encourage them to apply for this wonderful, fully-paid opportunity.

West River Valley Thrives has opened Youth To Youth (essay) to any student that would like to attend. Our staff will pick the 5 best essays for the trip. Please read the following information!

Dates: July 25th - 28th
Location: Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island

This is a fully paid scholarship that includes transportation, snacks to and from Rhode Island, lodging, meals, and all activities at the leadership conference. Find out more here: https://www.youthtoyouth.net/conference/easternstates-conference/

What is Youth To Youth? 

- Youth to Youth engages young people through meaningful discussions, activities, and experiences to develop and implement their own ideas to create positive change.
- Youth to youth stresses the value of developing leadership skills.

Youth to Youth mission:

- Bringing youth together with a common bond of living free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, allows them to serve as role models to their peers and younger students.

Youth To Youth Essay 2019

- The essay will be due on May 29th
- If you need assistance, please let one of us know and we will be more than happy to help you. Drop by our office on C level.

Essay Questions: (No more than one page)

- Why would you like to go to Youth To Youth?
- What are you hoping to learn from this experience?
- What makes someone an effective leader?
     (3 characteristics of an effective/good leader?

If you have any questions regarding Youth To Youth or the essay, please feel free to reach out to one of our staff members; Luis, Sarah, Helena, and Steve. 

Good luck!! :) 

Thank you for your time,
-- Luis Vargas



BEEC:




Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Friday Notes 5-24-19

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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.

2019 Program of Studies:

The 2019 Program of Studies can be found here.



Measles Info:



Moving On Up Day:

On Wednesday, June 5th Leland & Gray will be hosting Moving On Up Day for all incoming 6th, 7th and 9th graders.  Current 8th graders will be shadowing current 9th and 10th graders (arranged by the counseling department) and incoming 6th and 7th graders will spend the day along with current 7th graders doing various activities within the Middle School.  If you have questions, please reach out to Phoebe Connolly, Sarah Grasso or Dr. Harrigan.

Parent Information Night:

On Wednesday, June 5th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Main Gym there will be a parent information night for all rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  This will also be when students and their families have an opportunity to sign up for their Exploratory classes.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

School Store:

As you are cleaning out your closets, putting your winter clothing away, and getting your spring and summer wardrobes out, sorting through what to keep and what to get rid of, please consider bringing unwanted clothing items to L&G. The clothing will be put in the school store and given to needy students and their families. Contact Susan Jones with questions: sjones@lelandandgray.org

Winter Coats:

We know that warmer weather doesn't make one think of winter coats, but L&G has been given a bunch of various sizes, and if you'd like one for next year, please contact our school nurse, Lauren Shockley at 221-2126.

Snow Day Routine Change:

 This year we have changed our routine with regards to snow days and our day rotations (green/white and A/B/C)The change - reflected in the attached calendars (click here) is that when we have a snow day, we will SKIP the intended day and NOT PUSH it. In other words, the days are hard-scheduled for the year in advance.  

Late Bus Calendar:

The late bus schedule can be found here.  Please note the bus will only run south this year.


ATHLETICS:




Open Gym:

Any girls grades 7-12  interested in Basketball Open Gym?

This will start on Monday 5/20/19 right after school on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Any questions, please email Coach Merrow at terrymerrow@yahoo.com

Events & Activities Calendar:

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>



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.



Job Opportunity for a Student:

Timber Creek is a Townhouse village near Mount Snow.  They are looking to hire a student for the following position: 


It would include:  answering the phone, checking the pool, monitoring the facility, checking in members, owners or guests for facility use, paging maintenance if needed, opening/closing the facility for the day. 

Friday evening shift (3p- 8p) and Sunday am 7:45a-1:30

For more information, please contact Heather at jhbedard@myfairpoint.net


COMMUNITY:


Screenagers:

Please email Hannah Parker with any questions or to RSVP: hparker@windhamcentral.org

This event is for all students ages 10 and up and their parents.  Parents with younger kids are 
encouraged to come without their kids. 






Colorsplash Fun Run:

Do you like to run/walk and have fun? Do you want to get a one-of-a-kind t-shirt while doing it? (While you are running, colored powder is thrown on you and it dyes your t-shirt). If so, sign up  to participate in the Colorsplash Fun Run on Saturday, June 8th at 10 am at L&G. You can register at: https://secure.getactivefundraising.com/   The event is sponsored by the class of 2021. contact Susan Jones with questions.

Baseball/ Softball Camp 2019:



WRVT:


Dear Parents and Guardians:

If you feel your child may be interested in this opportunity, we invite you to encourage them to apply for this wonderful, fully-paid opportunity.

West River Valley Thrives has opened Youth To Youth (essay) to any student that would like to attend. Our staff will pick the 5 best essays for the trip. Please read the following information!

Dates: July 25th - 28th
Location: Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island

This is a fully paid scholarship that includes transportation, snacks to and from Rhode Island, lodging, meals, and all activities at the leadership conference. Find out more here: https://www.youthtoyouth.net/conference/easternstates-conference/

What is Youth To Youth? 

- Youth to Youth engages young people through meaningful discussions, activities, and experiences to develop and implement their own ideas to create positive change.
- Youth to youth stresses the value of developing leadership skills.

Youth to Youth mission:

- Bringing youth together with a common bond of living free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, allows them to serve as role models to their peers and younger students.

Youth To Youth Essay 2019

- The essay will be due on May 29th
- If you need assistance, please let one of us know and we will be more than happy to help you. Drop by our office on C level.

Essay Questions: (No more than one page)

- Why would you like to go to Youth To Youth?
- What are you hoping to learn from this experience?
- What makes someone an effective leader?
     (3 characteristics of an effective/good leader?

If you have any questions regarding Youth To Youth or the essay, please feel free to reach out to one of our staff members; Luis, Sarah, Helena, and Steve. 

Good luck!! :) 

Thank you for your time,
-- Luis Vargas



BEEC:





Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday Notes 5/10/19

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.

2019 Program of Studies:

The 2019 Program of Studies can be found here.

School Store:

As you are cleaning out your closets, putting your winter clothing away, and getting your spring and summer wardrobes out, sorting through what to keep and what to get rid of, please consider bringing unwanted clothing items to L&G. The clothing will be put in the school store and given to needy students and their families. Contact Susan Jones with questions: sjones@lelandandgray.org

Winter Coats:

We know that warmer weather doesn't make one think of winter coats, but L&G has been given a bunch of various sizes, and if you'd like one for next year, please contact our school nurse, Lauren Shockley at 221-2126.

Prom Information:

Prom photos on Newfane Common at 4 PM
Grand March is at 8:30 PM
Parking for students attending prom is by valet service. Pull up under the portico in front of the Grand Summit Hotel and valets will park your car.
Parking for parents who want to attend the Grand March is suggested at Sundance.

Mimesis 2019 Announcement:

Mimesis, Leland and Gray's fabulous literary magazine featuring the work of Leland & Gray students and staff will be published again in early June. We'd love to showcase your work! Please submit your poetry, prose, graphics (high contrast drawings or photographs that will reproduce well in black and white), or digital projects (for the online version of the magazine) by  5/15/19.

Please send submissions to 19maxwells@lelandandgray.org. If you have any questions or are interested in helping with the magazine, please see an English teacher: Ms. Doty, Ms. Landenberger, Ms. Matson, or Ms. Rowan.

Snow Day Routine Change:

 This year we have changed our routine with regards to snow days and our day rotations (green/white and A/B/C)The change - reflected in the attached calendars (click here) is that when we have a snow day, we will SKIP the intended day and NOT PUSH it. In other words, the days are hard-scheduled for the year in advance.  

Late Bus Calendar:

The late bus schedule can be found here.  Please note the bus will only run south this year.


ATHLETICS:


Rebel Nation School Store:

Hello Rebel Nation!

This will be our last Rebel  Under Armour/Athletic Gear store for this school year.


Please order your Rebel Nation gear and wear our colors proud!

The store will close on 5/20 at midnight and no more orders will be able to go through!

Myself and the Booster Club appreciate your support!

Marty


Open Gym:

Any girls grades 7-12  interested in Basketball Open Gym?

This will start on Monday 5/20/19 right after school on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Any questions, please email Coach Merrow at terrymerrow@yahoo.com

Events & Activities Calendar:

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>



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.



Job Opportunity for a Student:

Timber Creek is a Townhouse village near Mount Snow.  They are looking to hire a student for the following position: 


It would include:  answering the phone, checking the pool, monitoring the facility, checking in members, owners or guests for facility use, paging maintenance if needed, opening/closing the facility for the day. 

Friday evening shift (3p- 8p) and Sunday am 7:45a-1:30

For more information, please contact Heather at jhbedard@myfairpoint.net


COMMUNITY:


Parent Letter from WRVT:



Grace Cottage "Spring into Health" 5K set for May 11th:


On Mother’s Day Weekend, all are invited to the 10th Annual “Spring into Health” 5K to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital. The event takes place Saturday, May 11, starting at 8:30 am on the Townshend Common, rain or shine. Registration is now open. Students and their families are encouraged to attend.

The race will be professionally-timed, but all are welcome to participate at whatever pace they choose. The course, out and back on Grafton Road, is paved and mainly flat. Healthy snacks and water will be provided. Free t-shirts for the first 100 to register.

After the run, there will be awards for fastest male and female finishers, raffles, and general merriment. There is also a free Fun Run for kids 6 and under on the Common at 9:15 a.m.

Event Director Dr. Moss Linder is pleased to welcome special guest Amby Burfoot to the event this year. Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon and hasn’t stopped running since. He served as longtime editor-in-chief of Runner’s World magazine, authored several books on running (and life), and is an inspirational mentor and coach to many. Amby will be happy to chat with event participants and will have autographed books available for purchase.

Runners and walkers can register for the 5K online for an early bird rate of just $15 at www.gracecottage.org/events. Online registration closes at noon on Thursday, May 9. Event day registration takes place between 7:45 – 8:15 for $20, but no guarantee of getting a t-shirt. Parking is available at Leland and Gray.

This event, sponsored by People’s United Bank, raises funds for the non-profit hospital. For more information, visit www.gracecottage.org/events or call (802) 365-9109.


BEEC:


NEYT Summer Program:

New England Youth Theatre is celebrating its 20th year with lots of great summer programs for kids ages 6-19! From Shakespeare to Improv to Melodrama along with our Design and Technical program, we've got something for everyone, even those who prefer to remain behind the scenes! Visit www.neyt.org to learn more about all we have to offer to make this your Best Summer Ever!

Announcement for Auditions:


The Secret Garden

Main Street Arts is excited to announce auditions for our next musical at the Bellows Falls Opera House- "The Secret Garden"!  The show performances will take place October 25th through November 3rd.

Auditions will be held:

May 17th from 6:30-9:30

May 18th from 1:00-3:30
May 19th from 3:00-5:30

Auditionees should bring a prepared song or part of a song. (At least 16 bars)
We will also have a movement section of auditions. Although "Secret Garden" is not a "dance show", our concept will likely integrate significant movement for the "dreamer" ensemble.  This ensemble will be much larger than is typical, with total cast size being between 30 and 40.  Those auditioning will also be asked to read from the text.
Below is a link to learn more about the show's plot and characters. More can be found through Samuel French or Wikipedia.

Additional information can be found here.

The roles of the children (ages typically around 10-12) may be played by children a little older. 
More information will shortly be forthcoming and will be available on this website.

NEYT Spring Musical: