Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hunt Blog 10/7/12

In spite of the rain of the past two weekends, here's hoping that Hunt families have had ample opportunity to get out and enjoy FALL in Vermont...

...for it is fleeting!

Here are some of the things happening at YOUR Hunt Middle School!   If you have school-related activities that have not yet been posted here, please send them on to


 In case you missed it...

Please make a note that the number for our nurse was incorrect in paperwork sent home at the beginning of the year.  Her correct number is 802-316-9608.

The October PTO meeting has also been rescheduled for Thursday, October 25th, at 7 pm.  Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on October 18th and there is no school that day.  

Hunt Newsletter now online!

The October Hunt newsletter is now on the 
school website!  Please find it here:

Read the Principal's Message, catch up on your child's team news, and learn more about the special events and activities going on at school!

Printed copies of newsletters are available and can be sent home with your child upon request.

The NECAP Assessment will be administered 
the week of October 8th-12th

Vermont middle school students have been participating in the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), which is a series of reading, writing, mathematics and science achievement tests that are administered annually.

During our week of testing students will not have homework. Therefore, we are hoping that students would take this opportunity to rest and relax in order to get ready for the next day of testing. It would also be greatly appreciated that all appointments be scheduled outside the testing dates above and that students should arrive to school no later than 7:50a.m. We thank you for your help and support during testing. If you have any questions or concerns please call Rich Amato or Lashawn Whitmore – Sells 864 -8469.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
      Serving from 6:00 – 7:00 pm  At  Hunt Middle School

 Let’s bring together all of our students, staff and their families to share and celebrate the fresh, local, seasonal food we strive to include in our healthy school lunches.   Our menu will include homemade recipes, classic favorites and a bountiful salad bar.  

Please contact:  Jennifer Tomczak at 865-2792 
or  if you can help.

Looking for a ride?  Please call Siobhan Donegan 

at 864-0984 or email

Help Needed
To Peel and Chop Vegetables For
The Hunt Community Harvest Dinner

Help is needed to peel and chop the many fresh local vegetables that will be used in the recipes at the Hunt Community Harvest Dinner this week.

We will be working this Wednesday, October 10th from 10:06 am until 3:00 pm. When you arrive at Hunt sign into the main office and get a name tag and then proceed to the classroom as noted below:

October 10th Wednesday (help especially needed on this day!)

10:06 - 10:46 am: Ms Currier's Spanish Classroom # C25
10:48 - 11:58 am: Ms.Chase's French Classroom # C16
12:00 - 12:46 pm: Ms Currier's Spanish Classroom # C25
12:48 - 3:00 pm: Ms.Chase's French Classroom # C16

October 11th Thursday
8:30 - 10:45 am

in the cafeteria to finish up any remaining vegetable prep.

If you have a chopping knife, peeler and cutting board please bring them with you, otherwise we will have some available for you. For questions or more info contact Jennifer Sutton, 310-4998,

Want an easy way to support your PTO that doesn’t require volunteering and won’t cost you a dime? 

Save Box Tops for Education! 

Here’s how to help:

**Box Tops for Education are on the packages of hundreds of participating products that you probably use every day. All you need to do is cut them off the box they are on, stick them in a baggie, and send them to school with your child. There is a container for the Box Tops in the main office.
**Did you know that Box Tops are dated and cannot be used if they are past this expiration date?? 

Make yourself a note on your home or electronic calendar to send in those Box Tops!! Saving them is the first step. Sending them in before they expire is the next.

We will be collecting Box Tops all year long, so start saving and sending in your Box Tops today! The collection box will be located in the main office.

Thanks for choosing to support our school by collecting Box Tops!
Susan Rutherford
Volunteer Coordinator for Box Tops for Education
Hunt Middle School PTO


Exciting news!!
Work on the THE STONE CIRCLE will begin on
 Saturday, October 13th!
One year ago, a group of dedicated Hunt parents formed for the purpose of raising the necessary funds to beautify the school's front entrance. Thanks to these parents and many others who joined in the effort through direct donations and volunteer hours, our school now has a perennial garden and is about to have a brand new Stone Circle.  

Starting on October 13th, stone mason Michael Scott, the owner of “Restless Native”, will begin installing the stone circle for us. Please look for his beautiful work at This stone garden will make a peaceful place for students to wait for rides and socialize, and a great outdoor classroom.  The large sitting rocks have been hand picked from the Redmond Quarry in Panton, VT.
We are also happy to announce that the Burlington Elk's Club has awarded us a generous grant for the Stone Circle/Outdoor Classroom Project, allowing us to begin the project this fall. Many thanks to Elk's Club members Jim Procopio and Lisa Tulkop for their support and help in making this grant possible.
Our most recent fundraiser was a successful bake sale at the Williston Rest Stops and thanks to the parents who stepped up to volunteer another $735 was raised.
We are close to the $5,000 needed for Stone Circle Project, but one more fundraiser is necessary. Please join us at Boloco on downtown Church Street on October 24th from 5-8pm. Bring your family and friends because 25% of all funds raised from 5-8pm will be generously donated to the Stone Circle project, thanks to the store's manager, Robin Sutphen.
We are very excited to see this Stone Circle Project come to life and are certain it will help to make Hunt a more inviting and welcoming school for you and your children.
Questions or comments pertaining to the Stone Circle Project can be directed to Gabi Baumann at or Susan Rutherford at

October 24th, 5-8pm Boloco on 92 Church St. will be donating a full 25% of its revenue to the
 Hunt Middle School Stone Circle Project.  

This includes both dine-in and take-out orders.  
Please plan to eat a globally inspired burrito at Boloco that evening, and encourage family and friends to do the same.
  Many thanks to Boloco for the restaurant's generosity in supporting this great project!! 

PTO will be discussing sports communication 
at the October 25th meeting.  

As noted above, the PTO meeting date has been changed to October 25th at 7 pm as October 18th falls during Parent-Teacher conferences.  If you have ideas/experiences/frustrations to share,  please attend this meeting or feel free to send an email to and your thoughts will be included in the discussion.

Burlington's celebration of local foods and local farms!

 "School Lunch for Dinner"...and a Movie! 
Burlington High School 
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Friday, October 12th

What are kids eating in the cafeteria these days? Experience school lunch 
Burlington-style and pamper your pallet with an array of 
delicious local school food items. 

After dinner join us for a screening of 
What's on Your Plate?
a fresh and funny documentary about 
two 11-year-old girls as they explore 
where their food comes from.

Dinner and the movie are free and we will be gratefully 
accepting a $5-10 donation to the 
Burlington School Food Project at the door.

Hoping to get some exercise this weekend 

AND support some of our FUTURE Hunt students??

     The Sustainability Academy and City Market present...

                                 1st Annual 
             Harvest Fun Run/Walk for Sustainability
               Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 9:00am

                                            at the Intervale!

                 Kids' 1K and a 5K. 

                 After the race, visit with the local food vendors and take part in family activities!

                 Prizes for Adult Races to include craziest localvore costume! 

                 Pumpkin prizes for all registered kids!

                Pre-registration Deadline: Monday, October 8.
                Register at:

                All proceeds to benefit the Sustainability Academy.


               Tiffany Tillman ( or Serena Parnau (
                with  questions or for scholarship request.

Save the Date.... 
  • October 8 - 12 - NECAP testing
  • October 11 - Harvest Dinner, 6pm - All families invited!
  • October 12 - School Dance, 7-9 pm
  • October 12 - School Lunch for Dinner @ BHS
  • October 14 - Run for Sustainability
  • October 17 - Early Release day
  • October 17 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences; 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • October 18 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences; 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • October 24 - Boloco Fundraiser
  • October 25 - Magazine Drive begins
  • October 25 - PTO meeting, 7pm
  • October 30 - Picture Retakes

Hope to see you at the community dinner on THURSDAY!!

1 comment:

  1. Elk's Team has granted us a nice allow for the Rock Circle/Outdoor Educational setting Venture, enabling us to start the project this drop. Many thanks to Elk's Team associates Jim Procopio and Lisa Tulkop for their assistance and help to make this allow possible.

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