PA girls soccer players during a recent leadership training in Jericho

This week the empty hallways of PA were filled with teachers, staff, and even a few students. Everyone has been working tirelessly to prepare for the start of school and welcoming the entire student body back into our classrooms.  Below are a few reminders we would like to highlight before next week: 

MASKS: Everyone will be required to wear a mask (while indoors) until further notice. This includes all students, staff, and visitors. Masks may be removed for instructional purposes when necessary. Buses: Masks will be required, regardless of age or vaccination status

MONDAY – 9th & NEW STUDENTS: We are so excited to welcome our 9th grade students and all new students on Monday, August 30th and the rest of the student body on Tuesday, August 31st.  On both days please come prepared to start the morning out by the bandshell, bring an umbrella or rain jacket or both, if it looks like it might rain.

FREE FOOD: All students can receive free meals for the duration of the school year though we encourage all families to complete the free/reduced application form as it does help our school in other ways.  Please note that microwaves will not be available for student use.

SUBSCRIBE: Again this year, PA will post a weekly Family Communication under our News & Announcements webpage.  The information contained in these messages is the most effective way for families to stay up-to-date on what students are focusing on, school sponsored events, opportunities within the community and general PA information.  Please subscribe here if you haven’t already.

More information can be found in our LSUU Return to School Handbook 2021-2022.

Co-Curricular Activities
Athletics: Our athletes are practicing hard.

  1. The first golf match will be on 9/7 at 3:30pm at the Copley Country Club
  2. The boys soccer team will have their first game on 9/3 at 4:30pm at BFA Fairfax
  3. The girls soccer team will have their first game on 9/4 at 11:00am home vs. Northfield/Williamstown
  4. Cross Country runners will take to the course at 9/11 at 9:30am in Randolph.

For more information, including updates for cancelations due to inclement weather, follow us on Twitter @peopleswolves & Instagram #GoWolves.  Our full fall sports schedule is available on our website.

Drama: Last school year, the Peoples Academy Stage Company worked on two productions that are being presented via our website. The first production was Alice In Wonderland presented as an old-fashioned radio show. The second was the one-act play, Overtones, presented in a short video. This video was submitted to the New England One-Act Play festival. Please enjoy both of these shows which can be found on the drama club’s page on our website.

Community
Community Book Discussion: Chanel Miller’s 2019 autobiography Know My Name. On Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30pm via Zoom, join the Clarina Howard Nichols Center and Lanpher Public Library to discuss Ms. Miller’s side of what happened when she was sexually assaulted by Stanford student Brock Turner and forced to endure a long and traumatizing trial in the public eye. Drawing parallels between her own experience and the structural mistreatment of women in the court system, she explains what made her determined to share her story and empower survivors.

Our Zoom book discussion will be a safe space for all people to come together, ask questions, listen and grapple with this uncomfortable subject. Facilitated by Clarina Howard Nichols Center’s advocates as well as by Lanpher Public Library, we’d like to offer that you can join this Zoom group anonymously. The first 20 people to register with Jacquie at jmauer@clarina.org will receive a free copy of the book. Otherwise, please pick up a book at your local library or at your local bookstores: Ebenezer in Johnson, or Bear Pond Books in Stowe (mention this book discussion and receive 20% off).  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or sexual violence and would like the support of a 24/7 advocate please call 802-888-5256.

LAH2S-RCC Sharing Priority
DCF’s Morrisville office is asking for donations of $25 cash or gift cards towards stores that carry a variety of items (Target, Amazon, local stores) for children and youth needing back-to-school items. Contact Penny.Wilson@vermont.gov.

Free Food:Those in need of food can get frozen meals from:

  • Capstone Community Action (250 Industrial Park, Morrisville; 802-888-7993), walkins welcome.
  • Eden: Contact jhunsberger@lamoillefamilycenter.org
  • Lamoille Community House: those staying in hotels through General Assistance can access meals through LCH staff. Others in need of meals can text (802) 851-0292 or email kanetsberger@lamoilleshelter.org to arrange a pickup of meals or supplies.
  • Lamoille Health Partners
  • Lamoille County Mental Health Services (72 Harrel St., Morristown, 802-888-5026)
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