On Saturday, March 20, PA science students participated in the annual Science Olympiad.  Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation with annual tournaments showcasing innovative STEM content, creating a technological literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.  UVM virtually hosted our students and competed against 3 different local schools focusing on Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, and Codebusters to name a few.  Overall our students placed 2nd!  Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team!

Senior Families, We would like to say thank you for the positive feedback that we have received from our Parents of Seniors Feedback form.  We are currently in the process of reviewing all options to provide the Class of 2021 with end of year celebrations that will create a memorable & safe completion to this chapter of their lives. 

The Peoples Press: Issue #2 2021 now available.  Check out our student generated ideas, opinions and concerns with the newest edition from our Journalism students. 

Healthy Lamoille Valley Survey:  It’s time for Healthy Lamoille Valley’s bi-annual community and parent survey! We need your feedback! Healthy Lamoille Valley and community partners will use the information you share to inform upcoming work around preventing and reducing youth substance misuse in the Lamoille Valley. Thank you in advance.  www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLVparent2021 

Bottle Drive:  Since PA Project Graduation had such a great turnout with the last bottle drive they have decided to see if we can do it again.  On Saturday, April 10th from 10:00-2:00 PA seniors will be collecting bottle donations in the lot across from MOCO.  We know our community loves to support our students and this small donation goes a long way.

The LSUU Board of Directors and Administration are again asking for your feedback. LSUU is seeking to better understand what families and students need, and want your feedback to establish more two-way channels for communication.  Please complete the survey, LSUU Family Survey – Spring, 2021, by Friday, April 2.

Yearbooks:  Now is the time to order your copy of the 2021 Peopleonian! We only have a limited number of copies available, so please ORDER NOW.  The yearbook committee is hard at work finalizing the pages to document this interesting and different school year. A yearbook costs $55. Payment plans are available – just order one with at least a down payment to make sure you have one in June. Contact Michele in the office to order or with questions.

Athletics

PA Gear:  The booster club is pleased to announce that there is another opportunity for you to purchase PA Gear! The virtual store is OPEN NOW at  Vermont Green Printing. Order deadline is Wednesday, March 31st. You can pay for shipping directly to your home or free shipping to school where you will then pick it up. Orders should be ready by April vacation.

Guidance Announcements
College Cost Junior Families Night: On Wednesday, April 7th from 6pm-7pm there will be a presentation for parents/guardians of Juniors to learn more about managing college costs. VSAC’s presentation provides an overview of how families pay for college and the different types of financial aid available. Everything you need to join the Zoom presentation is below. Please let me know if you have any questions (888-7551) and I look forward to seeing you there! ~Lindsey

Leadership Opportunity! The American Legion Green Mountain Boys State:  Boys’ State is nationally recognized as one of the premier leadership activities in the country for rising high school senior boys. Delegates work with a dedicated staff and state officials to organize and administer various facets of Vermont government.   Who: Junior Boys Class Members  When: June 20-June 25, 2021  Where: Northern VT University-Lyndon  Application Deadline: May 13, 2021  Information: Reach out to Lindsey, lindsey.yablonowski@lsuu.org, or Sheila, sheila.jones@luu.org, in the guidance office

Important Dates
3/31                 Quarter 3 Ends

3/31                 Last Day for PA Gear Orders

4/2                   District Wide Early Release; buses will run at 12:00PM

4/12-4/16         SBAC ELA Testing for 9th Grade Students

4/19-4/23         Spring Break

Community
Questions about the different COVID-19 vaccine? Watch this 8 minute video from Dr. Melissa Volansky explaining how the different vaccines work.

Housing funds: USDA Rural Development has funds to help low-income residents of rural communities buy, build, or repair homes. Grants and fixed 1% loans are available to those who qualify, and no down payment is required.  Click here or contact: (802) 828-6006  tracy.rexford@usda.gov

Not sure what resources you need? Visit this self-guided tour of area resources to receive tips and resources. From: LAH2S-RCC, Tickit Health & Reclaiming Futures

Green Bag Day is April 10th. Get green bags at Lamoille County Food Share, then drop them back off filled with non-perishable food items:   April 10, 11:30-12:30 If you cannot come 4/10, drop off any M-F 9-11:30 or Saturday 9:30 – 11:00, 197 Harrel Street, Morrisville.

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