Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hunt PTO update 2/14/12

Hey There Hunt Families - Thanks to all that attended a very productive PTO meeting last week - your time and contributions are very valuable to us.  For those of you unable to come, minutes and a link to the Treasurer's report will be out next week - stay tuned...  Have a great week.  Kate B.

Box Tops!! Cut them out, bag them up, and send them in!!!
Our Box Tops for Education Coordinator, Susan Rutherford, says our school community is doing a great job saving and sending in box tops, and to keep up the good work. Susan plans to send in the box tops we have collected so far at the end of February, since that is one of two submission deadlines for the school year. Of course we can continue to collect box tops all year long but the deadline for the first submission date is now. Our PTO can do great things with the money we will receive from Box Tops for Education and can earn up to $20,000 per school year, so cut them out, bag them up, and send them in! A collection container is in the main office. Any questions, contact Box Tops Coordinator Susan Rutherford at or 951-2571 and thanks!

Grease Update Parts have been cast and we hear lots of fun singing and acting in the halls of Hunt Middle School! Practices have been posted through February break.  Let us know at if you need us to resend any information. 
We have double the fundraising team we did last year and this gives up hope, but we need more help. Putting on a production takes both time and money -  Would you like to see Very Merry Theatre continue at Hunt Middle School? Please consider joining the fundraising committee. There are several dedicated people organizing bake sales and a dinner or two, but we need one person to head things up, coordinate with the PTO and our production managers.  If this is you, let us know.  Contact  Kim Hunt at or Sarah Smith at .

HELP!!!!  Do you have a truck and interested in helping our production? We need someone to pick up half a car in Winooski. (Yes, you’d be the first to see Greased Lightning!) Let Sarah know at
If you have a child in the production their permission slips and behavior contracts were due yesterday - please don't wait for us to track you down! Thanks!

The First Grease Stage Crew meeting is this Thursday (Feb 16) at 3:00pm in the auditorium.  Questions?  Contact Jane at
TOWN MEETING DAY  Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where to vote:
Ward 1: Mater Christi, 100 Mansfield Avenue
Ward 2: Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler,6 Archibald St.
Ward 3: Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes,123 North St.
Ward 4: St. Mark’s Youth Center, 1271 North Ave.
Ward 5: Burlington Electric Department, 585 Pine St.
Ward 6: Edmunds Middle School Gym,S. Union & King Sts.
Ward 7: Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center, 130 Gosse Court

To register to vote in Burlington:
Deadline: Wednesday, February 29 – City Clerk’s Office open until 5:00 p.m.
Absentee ballots:
Deadline to request ballot mailed to you: Friday, March 2 until 4:30 p.m. – Call the City Clerk’s Office at 865-7000.
Voting early:
Beginning Wednesday, February 15. Special hours on Saturday, March 3 – at the City Clerk’s Office from 9 a.m. to noon and on Monday, March 5 until 7:30 p.m.

More information on the City website:

EAT PANCAKES AND VOLUNTEER!!  The Hunt PTO is putting on a fabulous Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on Saturday March 17!!  In order for it to be ridiculously successful, WE NEED YOU!!  Listed below is how you can HELP:

1. VOLUNTEER:  We are looking to have people sign up for 2 hour shifts (or more) Here's how we've broken it down: 
For the Pancake Breakfast:
7am-9am - Set up, cook, (flippin' pancakes), clear and fill food    # of People needed -  8
9am-11am - Cook, clear and fill food    # of People needed - 8
11am-1pm - Clean up     # of People needed - 8

For the Silent Auction:
7am- 9am - Set up, monitor    # of People needed - 4
9am-11am - Monitor    # of People needed - 3
11am- 1pm - Cashier, runners and clean up     # of People needed - 6

* Electric Griddles to borrow for the day
*Wood needed for making signs, any type of wood approx. 3ft high and 2.5-3foot wide would be great
 Can you lend us black table cloths or sheets or any black fabric for our silent auction? Preferably for 6 foot tables, but we appreciate any size.
* Donation of Card Stock and/or poster board (also for the silent auction, to help in labeling)

Cell- 598-4293,  Home - 863-1943
Thank you all so much for your time and support!!

First Annual Hunt Heritage Dinner  Thursday, April 19th, 2012,  5:30-7 pm
Please mark your calendars for this potluck food celebration honoring the many different ethnicities and cultures at Hunt -- sponsored by the Family School Partnership and the PTO!  This dinner is for ALL Hunt families

Families are asked to bring food to share representative of their cultural traditions and practices.  Participants are also encouraged to bring their own plates and cutlery to promote sustainability and minimize clean-up.   However, paper plates and plastic silverware will still be available.

Entertainment and decorations will be provided by Hunt students and dessert and beverages will be provided by FSP.   Don't miss out on this FUN community event!

More parent volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  Please attend the planning meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, March 15th in the Hunt cafeteria  if you can help out in any way or have ideas for the dinner.   See you there!  For more information, contact Siobhan at

Save the Date....
  • February 15 - Early Release Day
  • February 27-March 6 - Winter Break
  • 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 15 - PTO meeting in Library - 7-8pm, childcare provided
  • March 17 - Hunt Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • March 24 - Junior Iron Chef 9:30-3:30 - Champlain Valley Expo
  • March 29-31 - Grease

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