Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday Notes 3-23-18

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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.

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:

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:
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. is the place for more information and to apply. 


Important Update:

All practices and games will be listed on our Events and Activities Calendar which is on the L&G website under Calendars.



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 <>

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

Drop In Community Service:

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.

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 

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

Feb Community Service Opportunities with BEEC:


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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: