Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Notes 8-31-18

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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.

Refuse To Use 2019 Kickoff:

We have our date and our speaker for the Refuse To Use 2019 Kickoff Event.

I have confirmed the "Eddie Speaks" presentation for September 20th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. 

This event is MANDATORY for all students (grades 9-12 and their parents) who want the 2019 RTU Stratton unlimited season pass for $35.00

School Lunch

The Abbey Group Welcome Back Packet can be found here.

Fall Musical:

The Pajama Game!
Winning best musical in 1955, The Pajama Game is about labor troubles in a pajama factory, where workers' demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. (from Wiki) There are a lot of great songs, fun characters, and an overall powerful story about union rights. 
You can watch the movie version on Amazon Prime for free. It stars Doris Day and is fabulous. 
I'm super psyched to have settled on a musical that feels really right for us. (Thanks to James for suggesting this show!)
Can you please do me a favor and encourage students to audition? Many seniors graduated this year and many middle schools switched schools, which means we have a smaller acting pool this year. Anyone and everyone should audition, experience is not necessary. Auditions are September 4-5 from 2:45-4:30They should bring a song (could be from this show!) and I'll have scenes ready to read from. Attached is the flyer. Performances will be Nov 9-11.
Thanks and see you all in a few weeks!
Theatrically yours,Jessa

Late Bus Calendar:

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


Fall Athletics:

L&G Fall Athletic registration has been opened and is ready for you to sign your child up for middle school and high school fall sports. Remember that this needs to be completed BEFORE the first day of practice.

Forms must be submitted on or before the first day of practice.

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 <>

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