Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Notes 12-7-18

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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.

Snow Day Routine Change:

 This year we have changed our routine with regards to snow days and our day rotations (green/white and A/B/C)The change - reflected in the attached calendars (click here) is that when we have a snow day, we will SKIP the intended day and NOT PUSH it. In other words, the days are hard-scheduled for the year in advance.  

Late Bus Calendar:

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

Winter Activities:

On Monday, December 10, all L&G students will receive a Winter Activity Permission slip and a Driving Form (if needed) to be filled out and returned to their Advisor.Please return these with proper payment (checks made out to Leland and Gray) as soon as possible. Remember, Winter Activities start January 9th! 

Project Feed the Thousands 2018:

The Project Feed the Thousands collection drive has begun! Grades 7-12 will compete to see which class can bring in the most food and personal care items. The winning class will earn spirit points as well as some delicious cookies lovingly baked by members of Leland and Gray's chapter of the National Honor Society. Join us in helping local Vermonters in need!

What to donate:
non-perishable food items
personal care items
Collection boxes are in the following classrooms:

7th grade: Ms. Hinds' room (A-5)
8th grade: Ms. Matson's room (A-3)
9th grade: Ms. DeBisschop's room (B-11)
10th grade: Ms. Jones (C-3 FACS)
11th grade: Ms. Sanderson (B-7)
12th grade: Ms.Marchant (library)

Monetary donations are also welcomed and should be given to Ms. Doty. Please make checks payable to Leland and Gray with "Project Feed" on the memo line.

Last year, Leland and Gray collected 500 pounds of food and over $500! This year, let's help even more! See Ms. Doty or a National Honor Society member with any questions. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Go, Rebel Nation! We are 71% of the way to our food goal and 20% of the way to our cash donation goal for this year's Project Feed the Thousands Campaign! Keep those donations coming!Gratefully,The L&G Chapter of the National Honor Society

Winter Concert:

Leland & Gray Winter Concert
What?  Middle and High School Bands and Choirs
Were?  Leland & Gray Main Gym
When? Thursday, 12/13 @ 7pm

Please come out and support the students who have worked very hard to put on a quality performance.  More than one third of the Leland & Gray student body is involved!

Holiday Bazaar 2018:

Don't miss this year's annual Holiday Bazaar on Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th from 8:00 AM-2:30 PM in the C-1 classroom.

The crafters and bakers from the IN and HOME Programs are busy making delectable confections and unique must-have gifts and decorations.

This year's raffle is quite spectacular; a hand-dyed, hand-made quilt, a regulation-sized Corn Hole Game and a surprise tray of goodies.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00.  Ticket sales start Tuesday, December 11th and are available in the IN and HOME Program classrooms.  If you can't make it down, contact us - we'll come to you!

Looking forward to seeing all of you.  Thanks for your support.


Important Update:

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

Tip Off Tournament:

L&G Booster Club
Tip Off Tournament

Friday December 7th

Game #1       6:00pm         Brattleboro vs Burr & Burton (H)
                                         Burr and Burton wears Home Whites

Game #2       7:30pm         Leland & Gray (H) vs Arlington
                                         Leland & Gray wears Home Whites

Saturday December 8th

Game #4       1:00pm (JV)   L&G JV vs Hinsdale JV (Arlington No JV team)

Game #3 3:00pm (V)    Loser GM #1 vs Loser GM #2    

Game #5 5:00pm (JV)   Brattleboro JV vs Burr and Burton JV    

Game #6 7:00pm (V)    Winner GM #1 vs Winner GM #2

All teams should bring both sets of uniforms both days.

At the conclusion of Saturday's games, there will be a Tournament Champion and an All Tournament Team. Awards will be presented after the 7pm game.


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.

Grant for Students:  invites high school students to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas in four categories:
The Environment: global warming, clean water, land preservation, and recycling; Democracy and Equality: education and development, gender equality, homelessness and poverty, and financial well-being; Health: HIV/AIDS, cancer/smoking, organ and blood donation, and general fitness;  Community Issues: drug/alcohol abuse, crime prevention, animal welfare, and senior care.
Applicants should summarize in 5,000 characters or less how the project will involve others, who it will help, what effect it is expected to have, when it will start, and how the funds will be used. Deadline: Rolling.

L&G students are welcome to contact 3 Generations Collaboration if they need a local collaborating organization for their project. Please note, you should first check with your school's community service coordinator to make sure your project will qualify for service hours credit.


Dear Parents,

Your kids will actually listen to you!  Take a second to talk to your kids about pot and how to avoid it.  Today’s marijuana is stronger, and some kids think it is totally harmless. 

West River Valley Thrives welcomes your calls, emails, and visits to our office in room C-2 at Leland & Gray. No appointment necessary! 



What happens after Fiddler on the Roof?

NEYT answers this question in their wonderful new production of Rags, an uplifting musical that tells the story of Jewish immigrants during the height of the great wave of immigration flooding into America from Eastern Europe in 1910. 

The show is chock-full of extraordinary musical numbers all framed within a moving and inspiring story about love, loss, courage, faith and what it means to be American. Don't miss it!

Rags performs December 6-8 and 13-15 at 7pm, and December 8-9 and 15-16 at 2pm. Tickets  for these performances are $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors, and $13 for Students.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at, in person at the NEYT Box Office, or by phone (802) 246-6398 from 12-5pm on Wednesdays. The show plays at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro, Vermont.