Thursday, May 24, 2018

Friday Notes 5/25/18

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Family Annual Continuous Improvement Plan Survey:

**Please take a moment to complete this survey!.

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.

Leland and Gray Players:

The Leland and Gray Players present their spring show Almost, Maine by John Cariani. This beautiful play is about love, almost. Its surprising and fun, come and support the Players! Shows are June 1 at 7:30, June 2 at 3pm and 7:30pm and June 3 at 3pm in the Dutton Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Purchase tickets right at the door, seats cannot be reserved ahead of time. 

Leland and Gray Environmental Action Force News:

Looking to get rid of old garden tools?  Our school garden is prepped and ready for spring planting, but we are in need of garden tools.  Anything you don’t need and are willing to donate would be much appreciated. Please see any member of LEAF or Ms. Davis or Ms. Nyzio to make donations.

Mimesis 2018 DUE 5/25/18:

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. 

Message from Jessica's Closet:

Attention Girls!! There are many dresses rented from Jessica’s Closet that have not been returned by Leland and gray students. Please bring dresses to the school office where they will be picked up and returned ASAP!! Even if your dress was damaged they would like them back. They donate damaged dresses to theater groups. This is a wonderful cause, so let’s help it continue by returning the dresses!! 


Important Update:

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

L&G Recreational Games Camp:

L&G Baseball and Softball Camp:

L&G Basketball Camp:

22nd Annual L&G Soccer Camp:



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 <>

Green Mountain Club:

Green Mountain Club - Brattleboro Section

maintain section of the Long Trail/App from Winhall River to Rt 11/30 in Manchester

Looking for students to assist in trail and shelter maintenence
Contact:  Bonnie at 802-380-5165 or

Relay Community Service:

We are looking for students to volunteer to help set up and clean up.  If students want to register a team they can do that as well.

Any questions they can contact me at (802) 380-2367 or

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:



Stack the Plate:

The Townshend Community Food Shelf is having its annual Pancake breakfast before the Memorial Day Festivities in Newfane.  We are serving at the Newfane Church.  For more information click here.

Summer Camp:

Free Summer Cyber Camp:

This camp is free, even including transportation to the school. Application deadline is MAY 9th! 

Natural Resources Management Academy:

At the Natural Resources Management Academy participants will have the opportunity to take in-depth, hands-on workshops with experts.  Each workshop will allow for extensive in-the-field exploration of the subject matter. 

2018 Workshops include:  Wildlife Biology, Orienteering, Geology, Herps/Salamanders, Watersheds, Soil Science, Alternative Energy, Let's Go Fishing  and more!  

View information here:
Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Natural Resources Management Academy:

1. Learn about and enjoy Vermont’s diverse natural resources.

2. Explore natural resources management issues and what you can do to help.

3. Find out about careers related to natural resources management.

4. Learn from University of Vermont faculty, UVM Extension, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department staff, and other natural resources professionals.

5. Make new friends from across the state and learn about where they are from.

6. Enjoy a chance to be independent from your family in a safe, friendly environment.

7. Learn new ideas, skills and techniques you can use for the rest of your life.

8. Develop your leadership abilities.

9. Paddle a canoe, catch a fish or shoot a shotgun under expert supervision.

10. S’mores at the campfire!!!  Need we say more?

View information here:

Summer Classes at InSight:

Summer Job Opportunities:

Spring/Summer job opportunities for students:

1. Part-time Assistant Rangers at Jamaica State Park and Lowell Lake in Londonderry.  If interested, please apply as soon as possible.

 For more information, please contact Chris Peterson at (609) 358-3940.

2. Lawn care, maintenance and mowing at Townshend cemeteries.  Please contact Charlie Marchant at 365-7937.

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