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Friday June 8, 2012
Congratulations to both of our Varsity teams on a strong season. Our baseball team made it to the semi-finals where they played a close game with the top seeded Northfield High School. Our Softball team made it to the quarter finals where they played a tough game against Green Mountain.
The middle school spring sports awards will be Thursday June 14th. At 2:45 p.m. Middle school players and parents are invited to play boys vs. girls softball (7th grade on the back field and 8th grade on the varsity field). At 4:00 we will have a short ceremony to recognize and thank our players and coaches.
The high school spring sports banquet will be here at L&G on June 18th at 5:00 p.m. The event will be a potluck so please bring something to share.
Thank you for a great season!
There will be no late bus for the rest of the year. Please find alternative transportation from after school programs.
SENIORS AND GRADUATION EVENTS
First, the, members of the Senior Class of 2012 would like to thank the L&G school, home and surrounding communities for the guidance and support over their educational and "growing up" years. Whether for class and homework, sports, music, theater, work, fundraising, or learning to be a good citizen, the seniors appreciate the endless hours given by many people to provide and enrich their educational and life experiences. A big "Thank You" to you all!
Next, getting to Graduation...Friday, June 15 at 8:15 am the Senior Breakfast will take place in the Activity Room, cooked by the Junior class. After breakfast there will be a practice for the graduation ceremony, roughly 9:00 to 10:00. Class Night will take place Friday night at 7:00 in the L&G gymnasium, with seniors needing to arrive at 6:15 with their caps and gowns. This is when seniors are given class awards and scholarships.
Saturday, June 16 is the Graduation ceremony at 10:00 am, held on the L&G playing fields; if it is raining, the ceremony will be held in the gymnasium. Seniors need to arrive by 9:15. Saturday evening is the Alumni Parade on the Townshend Common, starting at 7:00. At 8:00 the bus leaves for Project Graduation, the senior class substance-free celebration held this year at Green Mountain Camp in Dummerston. In addition to the swimming, food, live band and DJ, dancing,and inflatable fun, all students attending win prizes, with the grand prize being the car donated by Brown Motors. Again, "Thank You" to everyone who has supported the fundraising events!
The Townshend Common Farmers’ Market will be open from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. until the 21st when they will return to normal hours of 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
June 7th – opening day – Student art show. Entries in our Poster Art Contest will be on display.
June 14th – Starting Over Strong Vermont - talk with team members about Irene recovery services.
June 21 – Youth Market Day All children under age 18 are invited to sign up for a free vendor space at the market. Get more information at the market information tent.
Every Week – EBT customers can get more local food with Market Match & Harvest Health Coupons.
INTRO TO COLLEGE
Intro to College Studies will be offered Summer 2012 at CCV in Brattleboro. To enroll: Fill out an application form at www.ccv.edu then call 254-6370. Vermont residents who successfully complete Intro to College Studies become eligible to apply for a voucher to cover the cost of taking a class at CCV, any Vermont State College, or other partnering colleges (pending available funding). Vouchers must be used by the summer following graduation. L&G offers .25 credit for this course. The class meets Tuesday, June 26th and Thursday, July 31st from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.To learn more, contact a CCV advisor at 254-6370 or visit www.ccv/ics
S.E.E.K. summer camp
Who wants to sit in a classroom for three weeks in the summer? No one! That’s why Leland and Gray’s new Middle School Summer Camp, S.E.E.K., will have campers up and moving while gaining skills that will help them to succeed in middle and high school. Families of current 6th & 7th graders should have received a S.E.E.K. brochure in the mail this week.
There will be a Parent Informational Meeting in the LGUHS Library, Tuesday, May, 29th at 7:00pm.
FREE CAMP, FREE BUSING, FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH
FROM THE NURSE:
-When in the woods, wear long pants, long sleeves, boots, and gloves.
-Creams and lotions provide some protection against poison ivy.
-Do not let your pets run through wooded areas, they can easily pick up poison ivy.
-Do not burn plants that look like poison ivy.
-Poison ivy is not contagious and you can not spread it from scratching after you washed all exposed skin thoroughly.
-If you have been exposed, clean exposed skin with rubbing alcohol followed by soap and water.
-Clothes, shoes, tools or other items that may have contacted poison ivy should be wiped clean with alcohol and water.
The American Lung Association is now accepting applications for Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma (CCKA). CCKA will be held July 29-August 3 at Coutts-Moriarty Camp in Derby, VT. At CCKA, children, ages 8-12 with moderate to severe asthma, experience the excitement and fun of a five-day, co-ed summer camp in a safe, medically-supervised environment. Thanks to generous donors and sponsors, including Keene Medical Products, Inc., each camper will receive a full scholarship to attend camp.
The deadline for applications is June 20, 2012.
For more information, or to download an application packet, visit http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/new-england/programs/champ-camp-for-kids-with.html or call
802-876-6500, ext 6860 (in VT) or 800-LUNG-USA to request a hard copy application packet.
Summertime in Vermont is a time for fun and relaxation. Injury prevention is key. The following are excerpts from a June 4th press release from the Vermont Department of Health.
BURLINGTON - Unintentional injury is the number one killer nationally and in Vermont for children from birth to age 19, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs report.
A second report published in May by The Trust for America’s Health (The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report) show injuries caused by accidents and violence are the third leading cause of death nationally for children and adults.
The report ranks Vermont’s injury rate among the worst 38th out of 51 states/territories.
Each year, nearly 20 young Vermonters lose their lives to injuries. For teens the most common cause of death is motor vehicle crashes. Approximately 12 young people die in motor vehicle crashes every year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people who are between the ages of 10 and 24. On average, nine young Vermonters take their own lives every year.
Teenagers are also more likely than any other age group to be harmed by poisoning, largely due to an increase in unsafe prescription drug use. Poisoning was one of the major causes of hospitalizations in Vermont in 2008 for ages 15 to 19.
Unintentional falls are the leading cause of hospitalizations for young people age 10 to 14, including injuries due to recreational activities.
Infants are at highest risk for suffocation from unsafe sleep environments every year.
Most injuries are preventable by taking everyday precautions:
Model safe driving behavior.
Always use safety restraints.
Wear a helmet.
Childproof your home.
Create a safe sleep environment.
Be alert for prescription drug misuse and abuse. http://healthvermont.gov/adap/RxOTCabuse.aspx
Prevent youth suicide. http://www.umatterucangethelp.com/
For more information, visit healthvermont.gov.
GIRLS BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUE
There is a private summer camp availableTuesdays and Thursdays during July for 7th through 11th grade girls interested in playing against other schools. The sign up sheet is on the athletics board outside of C5 (Katie’s office) the sign up deadline is June 15th.