Monday, January 23, 2012

Hunt PTO Update 1/23/12

Hey There Hunt Families - Hope you had a great weekend.  It's a new marking period at Hunt- Report cards should go home soon - keep your eyes open.  It's a great time to review all the hard work your child put into the past few months and make plans for more Spring success (hard to believe spring might be around the corner...well, maybe not right around the corner!)

Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction Are you a housepainter, gardener, knitter, electrician or child care provider? Do you own a vacation property, work for a restaurant, clean houses, or decorate birthday cakes that your family just loves? Do you have a closet full of holiday gifts you couldn't use, but know someone would love them? We want you and your goods and services for the PTO's silent auction!

On March 17th from 8:30-11:30a.m., in the Hunt Gymnasium, there will be a delicious pancake breakfast and Silent Auction. Save the date and plan to bring the whole family to this grand event!
100% of the proceeds from the breakfast and auction will cover expenses for programs and activities your Hunt PTO provides. This year's 8th grade graduation, next year's 6th grade orientation picnic, field trips, and many other valuable enrichment activities can only happen with your support!

The PTO fundraising team and others have already secured dozens of gift certificates to local restaurants, salons, jewelers, and galleries for this fantastic event! We want this auction to be spectacular and with your help, it will be!

To offer your goods or services, or to be a part of the team of parents who are contacting local businesses, please contact Gabi Baumann at 660-9189 or
gamabaumann@burlingtontelecom.netEager to get started asking local businesses for donations? Great, but please contact Gabi first so all donations can be coordinated. Your kids and the parents on the fundrasing team thank you in advance for your support!

Health Talk with Dr. Franckowski on Adolescent Sexuality
Attention Parents of Tweens and Teens at Flynn Elementary and Hunt Middle School. Parents of students in grades 4-8
You’re invited to a health chat with our own, Dr. Barbara Frankowski.Dr. Frankowski is a pediatrician at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen, has been teaching sexuality education classes in the Burlington schools for over 15 years, and she firmly believes that parents are the most important partners in this process! She looks forward to sharing her experiences teaching your sons and daughters, and discuss ways you can take an active role in influencing your adolescents to make the best decisions!Bring your questions and concerns as there will be discussion time.Dr. Frankowski will bring some of her favorite books on the subject and she encourages you to bring yours too so we can share recommendations.
Be sure to put this opportunity on your calendar!
Monday, January 30th, 6pm – 7:15 (can go longer if there are lots of questions!), Hunt Middle School Library Questions? Contact Kate Belluche at or 658-6831

Grease Update The latest production meeting for Grease was very exciting!
We have a dance party on Feb. 4th at the St. John’s club to raise money. Get your tickets now by using the order form your child brought home or contact or

Want to volunteer? (really, we will need all the hands we can get!)
Let us count the ways!
  • We need someone to lead the team of folks soliciting playbill ads.
  • Our costume designer, Caroline Unger, has an 8th grader. We are looking for a crafty parent with a 6th or 7th grader to apprentice. There is a team of folks who help with costuming, but we will need someone to lead and inspire next year - find out what the job looks like....
  • At our next production meeting we’ll be looking for volunteers to help in the green room, hair, make-up, bake sales, set building, etc. Thes jobs will take place at the very end - the last week of the production.
  • Auditions are Tuesday, Jan 31st at 4 pm and Wednesday, Feb 1st at 3:15. Parent volunteers are needed at auditions. Email or
Can you help with Playbill Ads??? While we are waiting for someone to head up ads, there is a google doc where information is being kept around businesses that have been asked. Check before you ask any business here and then email Kate Belluche ( the results. If we all do a little it won't be too much for any one person. The link below will let you view the businesses that have already pledged ad space:

Key dates:
  • Auditions: Tuesday, Jan 31st at 4 pm and Wednesday, Feb 1st at 3:15.  Click link to review the cast list:
  • Starting Feb 6th students in the play may be called for rehearsals Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. (No rehearsals on Tuesdays, even though there are auditions that week.) The schedule will be posted and emailed the previous Thursday, each week.
  • There will be rehearsals March 6th, the last day of Feb vacation. (The Very Merry artists understand that some people may still be on vacation.)
  • The set building day will be: Saturday, March, 24th
  • Rehearsals the week before the show will be:
    Sunday, March 25th: 11:30 to 4:30
    Monday, March 26th: 3 to 6:30
    Wednesday, March 27th: 3 to 6:30
    Thursday, March 28th: School show
    Friday, March 29th: Performance
  • Saturday, March 30th: Performance

Hunt Drama Program Presents: Adult Dance Party… for Hunt Parents, friends of Hunt Parents and Hunt Staff

Saturday February 4, 7-12 pm

St. John’s Club, 9 Central Ave, Burlington

Come join us and raise funds for the Hunt production of Grease – Hang out with your friends and neighbors while dancing, enjoying appetizers and a cash bar – Tickets are limited – Order Early– Bring a friend!

Suggested Ticket price: $20 per person/$30 per couple

For more information call Anne Williams 658-9615 or



Phone/Email _________________________________

#of Tickets ____________________________________

Amount Included________________________________

Please make checks payable to ‘Hunt Drama Program’

Drop off at Hunt Middle School –Attn: Dance Party

Or mail to Bella Nadworny, 132 Cumberland Rd, Burlington, VT 05408

Include a SASE or Pick up at the Middle School on 2/2 and 2/3 after school

Save the Date....

  • January 30 - Health Chat with Dr. Franckowski - 6-7:15pm - Library
  • February 2 - BS Food Project Meeting at Hunt (details in last week's post)
  • February 4 - Dance Party to benefit Grease (check your child's backpack for the flyer!)
  • February 10 - Hunt (Student) Dance
  • March 6 - No school - Town Meeting Day - Vote for a new mayor and the School Budget! PTO/Play Committee Bake sale at Miller Center (Can you bake/buy something??? - muffins, brownies, drinks, cookies, cupcakes...)
  • March 17 - Hunt Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • March 29-31 - Grease

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