Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday Notes 4-13-18

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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.

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,, or

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:

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, 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


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 <>

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.

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

Community Service Opportunities with BEEC:


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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 

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

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: