Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday Notes 1-25-19

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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.

Blast From the Past:

The Class of 2021 invites all high school students to the high school semi-formal, Blast From the Past, on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, from 7-10 pm. Tickets are $5.00 per person and will be sold at the door. Put your dancing shoes on and come dance the night away to a selection of music from the 80's , 90's, early 2000's and today. Guests are welcome and must be at least grade 9 and under 21 years of age as of May 31, 2019. Guests MUST have a "School Dance Form" approved prior to the dance. Forms are available in the front office, or from Mrs. Jones. Semi formal attire required: guys, dress pants and button -up shirt; ladies, dress pants and top or cocktail dresses please. Refreshments will be served, for an additional cost. 

2019 Winter Activity Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How do students get their ski's and/or snowboards to school for Stratton?

Students need to have their ski's and/or snowboards dropped off at L&G and stored outside the Main Office to be transported to and fro the mountain. They are not allowed to bring them on the buses to and from school or the mountain.

2. What times do the buses return form the Winter Activities that leave L&G?

Bowling, Ice Skating, Gerda's Rescue and Rock Climbing all return to school by 2:40pm for the buses. They leave their sites around 2pm.

The Stratton bus leaves the mountain at 4pm and returns around 4:30pm to L&G.

3. Where do students sign out that don't use L&G transportation for their Winter Activity?

Middle school students that ride with a parent/guardian and/or relative sign out in Mrs. Chen's room on A level.

High School students that ride with a parent/guardian and/or relative sign out in the Main Office with Patty Brissette.

High school students that drive themselves to their Winter Activity sign out on C level with Phoebe Connolly.

4. What time are students allowed to leave school to drive to their winter activity?

Students that drive themselves are allowed to leave school and sign out with the appropriate person at 11:30am.

The following Staff member are the leaders of the following activities and their designated areas:

Hip Hop-Dutton Gym-Sarah Grasso

Bowling-Brattleboro Bowl-Pat Pelton

Cross Country Skiing-Multiple Sites-Stephanie Nyzio

Snowshoeing and Winter Fun-Leland and Gray-Michelle Monks-Manton

Skiing and Snowboarding-Stratton/Carley Sanderson and Mike Lasch

Ice Skating-Brattleboro-Bruce Whitman

Rock Climbing-BrattCave-Rachel Doty

Gerda's Rescue-Gerda's-Terry Davidson-Berger

Badminton-L&G-Paul Weber

Basketball-L&G-James Pecsok

Weight Training-L&G-Lauren Shockley

Yoga-L&G-Dr. Dunn

Corn Hole-L&G-Eleanor Kearney

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.

Announcement for Theatre:

Would you like to be involved in the Leland and Gray Theatre Department? 
Want to travel with the Players in March to the Drama State Festival for our competition? Interested in doing costumes, learning lights, helping build a set or making props? Need community service hours? Please see Ms. Rowan asap in A9! We're rehearsing for our winter one act play, "Pullman Car Hiawatha" by Thornton Wilder and would love for you to join our technical crew! 

Free and Reduced Meal Reminder:

Spain 2019:

During the February break, 14 L & G high school students and two teachers will travel to Spain as part of our ongoing cultural exchange with El Instituto Los Cahorros, a high school in Monachil, Spain.  

The students are also selling month-long calendar raffles!  With fantastic prizes for each day of the month, you have 31 chances to win!  And a winner one day with have the ticket entered back in to the raffle, so you may win multiple times!  Calendars are $10 for one or 3 for $20.  Contact one of the students or Ms. Cissé at, if you want to buy a calendar, or if you have any questions about the trip or any of the fundraising activities.    Muchas Gracias for your support!

Internship Opportunity:

An opportunity for community service or for credit, if you take the "Career Exploration and Student Internship" course:

3GC Outreach Assistant
Spring 2019
The 3GC Outreach Assistant will work closely with the coordinators of 3 Generations Collaboration to assist with outreach and publicity for our volunteer and community service program. 

This internship will help you practice some communication and marketing skills, and you will also have the opportunity to learn about how a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization functions. (Did you know that about 1 out of every 7 Vermont workers is employed by a non-profit organization?) 

We expect the intern will work an average of one hour per day, M-F, with most of the time spent on the L&G campus. However, off-campus travel and different hours may be arranged for special projects.

Job responsibilities:
- Help form a student advisory committee.
- Help 3GC keep in contact with the schools, other community organizations, and volunteers.
- Attend one meeting of the Board of Directors, if possible.
- Possible other activities, depending on the intern's abilities (examples: photograph volunteers, help with a mailing or fundraising event, etc).

Job Functions required: 
Use phone and communicate clearly
Be organized and pay attention to details
Use email, and possible other computer programs
Be willing to learn new skills

Please direct any questions to Janis Hall or Jim Zoller,, 1-802-428-4333.


L&G Apparel Store:

Hello Rebel Nation!

Below is the link to our 2nd L&G Apparel Store. We have provided some popular items for this time of year!

The store will be open for orders until February 11th, 2019!

Please support L&G Athletics and the Booster Club!

Events & Activities Calendar:

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:

The Town of Townshend is looking for assistance in producing their Annual Report, including layout, photography and data entry.  Must be computer savvy.  This opportunity is available for community service, or possibly credit.

Please see Terry in Room A-13 for more information.

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.


Winter District Music Festival:

Leland & Gray is hosting the CVMFA Winter District Music Festival this year on February 1 and 2.  We will have students here from at least 13 different schools for the HS Chorus, HS Jazz Band and the MS Concert Band. 

Leland & Gray had 19 students accepted to the festival. 
HS Chorus
Ethan Abbott
Cam Anderberg
Emily Frost
Ben Kelly
Caroline Mehner
Nick Tolbert
Alex Urbaska
Christian Cannella
Briana Chowning
Abbie Hazelton
Victoria MacKay
Lucian Parker-Jennings
Cyrus Black
Andrew Tolbert

MS Concert Band
Ainsley Meyer
Alex Parker-Jennings
Maggie Parker
Annika Crego

HS Jazz Band
Nick Petronic

Please come to the concert on February 2nd at 3pm in the Main Gymnasium at Leland & Gray.

Also, check out the article in the Brattleboro Reformer!