Thursday, September 22, 2011

Parent Conferences

This year we are using a new web based program to schedule parent conferences the week of October 17th.

Starting October 5th families will be able to sign up for a time to meet with teachers.

Simply click Hunt Conference Sign Up or go to

Parents may sign up first come, first serve for a 20 minute time slot starting October 5th. This link will also be available on the Hunt Web Site. Families may also call the guidance office at 864-8470 to schedule a parent conference. Our intent is to increase efficiency and support an increase in the number of families meeting with teachers.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Message from Jeanne Collins, Superintendent

Dear PTO Leaders:

Welcome back to school! Thank you for your leadership supporting our schools in so many different ways. I've heard great things about back-to-school activities supported by our PTOs. Your work really helps us to connect and communicate with families.

One of the ways we will continue to welcome all families and strengthen partnerships to support all students' success is through our family-school partnership teams. These teams include PTO liaisons, so that efforts are well-coordinated with PTO's/Boosters and we can maximize our efforts.

As we kick off the year, our school leaders will work together to focus on what it means to be a welcoming school, to effectively engage all families and how to evaluate our communication and activities so we can continue to improve.

This year, Dawn Moskowitz will return as a quarter-time family school partnership coordinator and Kathy Mathis as a part-time partnership developer. Dawn and Kathy will work closely with Dan Balon and our Diversity and Equity Office, and Lindsay DesLauriers at the Parent Information Resource Center to assist our teams. I'm thankful for PIRC's ongoing support and I'm also happy to share that Champlain College has generously sponsored a family partnership VISTA, Kiley Phelan, who will be able to help coordinate Champlain students to work with a few of our schools as well. We hope that we will be able to continue to grow this partnership in the future.

We have secured some grant funds for most of our family-school partnership teams, and will continue to work to identify resources.

All of the draft plans family-school partnership teams developed last year, as well as training materials, information about the partnership program and a contact list of team members, are easily accessible at

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact me, or to connect with Dawn at or 802-318-5892.

Strong family-school partnerships are part of our ongoing work on inclusive, welcoming, culturally responsive schools that support all students' success. With your help, we keep improving.

Again, many thanks.

Jeanne Collins
Superintendent of Schools
Burlington School District
150 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
"When parents and teachers collaborate on behalf of children, they create windows of light for the generations that follow."

Monday, September 19, 2011

1st PTO Meeting

Dear Parents,

You are all invited to attend Hunt Middle School’s 1st PTO meeting of the school year. It will be held this Thursday, September 22nd, at 7:00 pm in the Hunt Library. Please join us for information, conversation and refreshments. We will be discussing plans and activities for the school year, including the Hunt Community Harvest Dinner which will be held in October. Childcare will be available. I hope to see you this Thursday at the PTO meeting!

Marcie Lewis
Hunt Middle School

Monday, September 12, 2011

1st Hunt PTO Meeting

1st Hunt PTO Meeting set for
Thursday, September 22, 2011
7pm in the Library

Join us for refreshments, information, and conversation about our school.
Childcare will be provided.