Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday Notes 10-26-18

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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 Meeting:

Refuse to Use Student Meetings Monday Oct 29 in L&G Library
Grades 7 &  8 (after school) 3 pm-4:15 pm
Grades 9 & 10 (evening) 6 pm - 7:15 pm

Winter Clothing Drive:

 The  National Honor Society will be collecting warm winter clothing in good condition from now until Thanksgiving. Donations of jackets, snow pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, gloves/mittens, boots, and hats are happily accepted! Please place your donated items in collection bins on A level in A-3 (Ms. Matson's room) or on B level in B-4 (Ms. Doty's room). Donations will be used to stock "The Thrifty Rebel." Thanks! 

Lunch Promotions:

Pizza Meal promotion: When a pizza meal is purchased Monday through Thursday, student will receive a coupon to enter their name into a drawing that will take place on Thursday after the lunch service. Winner will receive a Whole Pizza on Friday with toppings of their choice.We will draw two winner's, One Middle School and One High School.

Pasta Station: Also some exciting news that we will start a new offering on November 5th of a Pasta station on a daily basis. We will offer a meat sauce and a marinara sauce.

We will also be adding deli sandwiches made on Wheat Bread as I had a student request Bread instead of Wraps, grinder rolls.

We have a lot of choices happening in the cafeteria and would love to see you all in the cafeteria.

Middle School Halloween Dance: 

****Location has been changed to the Town Hall****

Title Funding:

Attention Parents and Guardians:

This note is to inform you that Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School is the recipient of Title funding which is used to provide teachers with a variety of professional development opportunities and to provide students with intervention and enrichment programs.  The funding also allows for implementation of in-school professional development, coaching for grades 7-12 teachers, training for teacher mentors, tutoring and overall support for intervention and best practices.

Fall Musical:

It's not too late to be involved in our fall musical The Pajama Game! Perhaps you want to be a techie or learn how to make props? See Ms. Rowan or Ms. DeBisschop for more details!

Performances will be Nov 9-11.

Late Bus Calendar:

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


D3 Vermont State Soccer Quarterfinals:

BV Soccer vs Peoples Academy 
Today 10/26/18 at Leland and Gray 3pm  

L&G Booster Club Under Armour Gear Store:

We are a few items short of meeting are required numbers to place an order. Please checkout the cool L&G Under Armour gear ready to order!

Leland and Gray Under Armour online Store....Get you Rebel Gear!  

The store is open until 10/31/18!

No Weight Lifting:

No Weight Lifting November 5th - 9th.

    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 Opportunities:

    1. West Townshend Country Store is looking for volunteers on Friday Pizza nights.  Please see Terry for more information.

    2. Community, Hope and Action is looking for students who would like to join their committee.  They would also like volunteers for the monthly events they host.  Please see Terry for more information

    3. Laura Richardson is looking for student volunteers to assist her with the Townshend Holiday Toy Drive.  If you are interested, please email her at

    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.


    Dear Parents,

    If you missed the September 26th expert panel presentations and community Q&A at Dutton Gym on Youth and the Impact of Vermont’s Marijuana Law, you may now view it in its entirety on West River Valley Thrives' YouTube channel here:, or through our latest blog post on our website at The same content will be available through BCTV’s scheduled programming, so if you watch Brattleboro Community Television, keep an eye out for this presentation.

    A shorter snippet taken from this 1 1/2 hour presentation and Q&A is a six-minute segment of Kurt White's presentation - - that he posted on Kurt is the Director of Ambulatory Services at the Brattleboro Retreat.

    For questions, comments, feedback, or to volunteer with West River Valley Thrives, reach out to us here:

    Steve Tavella / Director:

    Nick Plante / Project Coordinator:



    Phone: 802-365-4700

    Address: P.O. Box 37, Townshend, VT 05353


    UMATTER Suicide Prevention Awareness:

    3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament: