Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday Notes 12-15-17

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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.

L&G Food Shelf:

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

Middle School Project Showcase Day:

Wednesday, December 20th, 9:00 am - 10:30 am in the Middle School Classrooms

Community members are invited to come see the 7th and 8th graders present their Field Books and Last 100 Years projects!  Students will present their projects and share their knowledge with you.

If needed, the snow day for the Showcase will be on 12/21.

We hope to see you on the 20th!!

Projects Feed the Thousands Drive:

The Project Feed the Thousands collection drive is underway! Earn spirit points for your class and help Vermonters in need. Collection boxes are in the following classrooms:

7th grade: Ms. Brown

8th grade: Ms. Matson

9th grade: Ms. Doty

10th grade: Mr. Whitman

11th grade: Ms. Marchant

12th grade: Ms. Julian-Cisse

Monetary donations should be given to Ms. Doty.
Checks should be made out to Leland and Gray UMHS.

Last year, Leland and Gray collected 500 pounds of food! This year, let's help even more! See a National Honor Society member with any questions.

Winter Actvities 2018:

Winter Activities will run on:  1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 and 2/28.  The academic day runs from 7:50-2:40pm and attendance is required.  Students will meet their activity leader at approximately 11:30am and begin their activity.  All activities end and return to L&G by 2:40pm except for Skiing/Snowboarding at Stratton and Freestyle Team at Mount Snow.


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.


HEY! You!
-The Chill Room is open! It will be a drop-in hang-out space open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45-4:15! Interested in helping create the space? Contact Crystal at


Community service is now a graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2019. All information can be found here:

Please e-mail any community service opportunities to Terry Davison Berger <>

Grace Cottage/Valley Cares Healthy Living Class:

Jean Allbee who teaches healthy living classes for older people at Grace Cottage/Valley Cares would love to have high school students join them. For more info, she can be reached at #365-7967.

The classes are at Grace Cottage on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:45-9:45 and at Valley Cares on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10:15-11:00.

3 Generation Collaboration Community Service Opportunities:

New community service opportunities with 3 Generations Collaboration are always being posted at

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

Townshend Elementary Crafts:

On Tuesday, December 19th, Townshend Elementary is looking for student volunteers to assist their students with crafts during the morning hours.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please see Terry.  Since it is during school time, special arrangements with your teachers must be made.


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Fill The Truck Food Drive:

Vermont Health Connect Open Enrollment:

Thrifty Rebel:

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