Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hunt PTO Update 3/20/13

Attendees enjoy the wide selection of auction items!
Thanks to everyone who attended the 
PTO Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction

On Saturday morning in the HMS Cafeteria, hundreds of students, parents, Hunt staff, and community members enjoyed pancakes, fresh fruit, and drinks while bidding on 180 silent auction donations in an effort to raise money for Hunt Middle School's PTO. The event raised approximately $6,500 for school-wide enrichment programs!! Great job everyone!!

Real VT organic maple syrup still available to purchase directly. Quart sized mason jars available at $12 each. This is a great price for any syrup. Even Costco sells a quart of syrup for $15 and it's not organic! If you would like to purchase one or more of these quarts of syrup, please contact Susan Rutherford at 951-2571 or  First come, first served. Also available are 3 online gift certificates for Papa John pizzas. Each certificate is good for one large, one topping pizza to be ordered online only.  Each certificate will be sold for $9 but is worth up to $15. Don't forget all proceeds from these items go towards programs for your kids!!

Thank you to all our local businesses, shop owners, community members and parents who donated food and silent auction items, without which this event would not have been possible!

Gratitude goes out to all the parents and students who volunteered for this great event. Without the help of all our great volunteers this event could not happen! Thanks to: Gabrielle, Martin, Fabian, Lucas, Maren and Leona Baumann, Susan, George, Jack & Alec Rutherford, Jon, Tammy, Jake, Will & Peter Kuypers, Chris & Rachel Horton, Brian Pine & Liz Curry, Teresa Giallorenzo & Adam True, Matt, Amy, & Emma Perry, Kate & Erik Wheeler, Dasha Zentrichova, Shireen, Chip, Teagan, & Sabin Hart Siobhan Donegan & Vince Brennan, Jenny Tomczak, Heather DuBois,  Bella Nadworny, Jean Benoit, Bea Cobeo, Dorsey Hogg, Jessica Story-Huston, Kate & Nate Belluche, Lejla Sehovic, Kerry & Christian Holway, Kathy Butts, Kendra Sowers, Rebecca Kaplan, Martine & Stephen Gulick, Kathleen & Will Lynch, Kate & Seamus Stein, and Michelle & Maddie Clark. For anyone we forgot, thank you too!

We are so grateful to Zandy Wheeler and Will Scolochenko from Skirack of downtown Burlington. Not only did they generously donate a bike and accessories worth over $500, but they also arrived early to help serve pancakes, ran errands for us, and helped clean-up, all with a smile. We hope you will all consider Skirack the next time you need skis, ski equipment rentals, all-season outdoor clothing and gear, running shoes, great bikes, and much more. They deserve our support!

Special thanks for working above and beyond the call of duty goes to Principal Amato for arriving at 7 a.m. and working with us until the very end. (watching the UVM game with you was especially fun, even though we lost). Thanks as well goes to Jeff, one of Hunt's custodians, and to Chris, Julie and Dan from the Hunt kitchen for supporting our fundraising efforts and always being there for us when we have a question or problem.

Thanks again from your PTO Fundraising Committee,
Gabi Baumann, Chair
Susan Rutherford
Tammy Kuypers
Chris Horton

Parent volunteers set up early Saturday morning!

Local businesses generously donated to the silent auction!

March PTO Meeting3/21/13, 6:30 pm


Welcome and Introductions– Kate Belluche


Treasurer’s report - 5 min –Brian Pine
Box Tops/pass to? – Susan Rutherford
Farm to School funding proposal – Susan Rutherford
Play Update – 10 minutes – Kim Hunt/Sarah
Hunt Sign! –10 minutes- Brian Pine/Gabi Baumann
Update on Capstone Program
Principal’s Corner – 10 min - Rich Amato
Fundraising Update - 10 min - Gabi Baumann/Susan Rutherford
Spending - $ for Unified Arts? Amount? Restrictions? Technology proposal from Kathy Hevey – Filming equipment
Assemblies/Enrichment opportunities – Jen Sutton, Jenny Tomzak
Update: Student Achievement
Other Business for Tonight and/or April

Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Please Join Officer Rene Berti to discuss the importance of Electronic/Communication Awareness

Thursday, March 21st, 5:30 PM

Hunt Middle School Library

If childcare is needed, please call Michelle at 864-8469 with at least 24 hours notice. Light refreshments will be provided.

Set Building:

Join us for set building on Saturday, March 23, in the Hunt Middle School auditorium from 9-4. This is always a fun event and it's great to see your work come alive on-stage during the performance night. Come for whatever part your can.

Bring: paintbrushes (labeled), tools (cordless drills with philips bits), and/or old clothes for painting.

Highlights include -

· Building/painting a vintage coke machine, refrigerator, sewing machines
· Creating a knife-throwing special effect (who will volunteer to test that one?)
· Creating a pajama factory out of plywood and 2 x 4's!

All are welcome - Whether or not you have a child in the play, we would love your participation!

RSVPs and questions to Alex Messinger or 373 0178

Production week schedule:

Sat, March 30, 11:30am-4:30pm - Tech/Dress

Mon, April 1, 3:30-7 - Dress

Wed, April 3, 3:30-7 - Dress
Thurs, April 4, 1:30 - School show (call times starting earlier)
Fri, April 5, 7pm – Performance (call times starting earlier)
Sat, April 6, 4pm – Performance (call times starting earlier)

The next rehearsal schedule will be coming soon.

Production Meeting Tuesday March 18th at 7 pm in the Hunt Middle School Library.

Volunteer opportunity:

We are looking for a parent to head up make up. We have several volunteers and just need someone to organize the make-up and volunteers.

Are you playing a spring sport, running a spring road race or just trying to stay in shape?
If so, we want YOU to run with us!!
RUN TO WASHINGTON, DC on April 13th!

WHAT: Run 1 mile laps on a course around Hunt Middle School, collectively covering 520 miles!

520 miles = distance from Burlington, VT to Washington, DC!

WHEN: Saturday, April 13th, 2013,    9 AM to 1 PM 

WHY: To raise money for Hunt’s Close Up Washington program which will take students to Washington, D.C. over April break.

HOW: Pay an admission price and run as many laps as you can! 

The GOAL is to reach 520 miles collectively 
(the distance from Burlington to D.C.!) 

Snacks and beverages will be provided for all runners!  Run as much as you want and take as many breaks as you need.

Suggested entry donation: 

Students: $5 

Adults: $8 

Families: $15 max

Very ambitious students could also take DONATION FORMS and ask friends/family for donations per mile!

Contact: Siobhan Donegan or Raysa Ortega or

Phone: 864-0984

You can also let us know you are coming on Facebook: 

Save the Date...
  • March 21st - ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION  Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy? 5:30 pm
  • March 21 - Hunt PTO Meeting - 6:30 pm in the library - note the new time!
  • March 22nd - School Dance
  • March 23rd - The Pajama Game Set Building, 9 am - 4 pm
  • March 22/23 - JJ Flynn presents the Don Wright adaptation of Frankenstein! 
         Friday @7pm, Saturday @4pm
  • March 28th - Early Release Day - Students released at NOON
  • March 28th - Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences 1-3 pm
  • March 29 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • April 5th - The Pajama Game school performance, 7 pm (FRIDAY)
  • April 6th - The Pajama Game school performance, 4 pm (SATURDAY)
  • April 13th - Run to Washington!

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