Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hunt PTO Update 5/29/13

...from your long weekend!  
Now for the HOME STRETCH to the last day of school!

Hunt Chorus concert TONIGHT!
One more not-to-be-missed spring concert featuring our Hunt musicians:

  • May 29th - Chorus concert and bake sale
Remember to bring your used shoes, sandals and boots for Hunt's shoe recycling program to the concert and to visit the bake sale!

Let the Sunshine In!!

The Hunt Plant and Yard Sale on Saturday did take place, but it wasn't easy on those who organized and ran the event. It rained all night Friday,keeping away many yard sale donors, and then all day Saturday, keeping away many of our regular plant and yard sale customers.

But even with all the rain and wind, we still managed to raise over $1,300 for Hunt's Front Entrance Beautification Project!!!! The plan is to purchase great looking and sturdy outdoor garbage receptacles, some attractive planters to place between the front benches, and some items for yearly upkeep of the gardens. 

Thanks to all the volunteers and customers who braved the storm on Friday and Saturday and helped us with this terrific yearly fundraiser. There are still many plants left to purchase. Perennial plants $5 and herbs $3

See the list below for what is still available for one more week only!! You can leave your cash or check with Michelle Virun (or her substitute this week) at the front desk at Hunt, or you can find Susan Rutherford or Bella Nadworny at work in the gardens in the early morning on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Need help figuring out what works best in your garden or advice on planting? Contact Susan or 951-2571 and she will gladly meet you at the school to help you pick out some great plants for your garden.

> Day lily, pink and orange
> Siberian iris
> Iris
> Comfrey
> Small variegated grass
> Bristol snowflake weigela
> Yellow loosestrife
> Asian red lily-1
> Golden glow-3                                                                                                         
> Yellow yarrow-3
> Italian aster-1
> Daisy-3
> Baptists-2
> Shasta daisy-6
> Assorted geranium including cranes bill and pink-6
> Evening primrose aka Sundrops-10
> Obedient plant-12
> Silver queen artemisia-9
> Jacobs ladder-1
> Lambs ear-2
> Yellow rudbeckia-9
> Trumpet vine-2
> Black and pink raspberry-6
> Lilac-2
> Black eyed Susan-3
> Early sunrise-4
> Stone crop sedum-1
> Assorted lamium-2
> Spiderwort -5
> Coreopsis -3
> Queen of the meadow-2
> Pachysandra -5
> Assorted sedum
> Sherwood phlox-12
> Pink phlox-12
> Bluebells-4
> Variegated Soloman seal-1
> Herbs
> French tarragon
> Chocolate minu
> Spearmint
> Lemon thyme
> Oregano
> Chives
> Feverfew

Congratulations to all of the  HUNT students who ran on relay teams at the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday, May 26th!

 Aidan T., Nate B., Lucas B., Jackson E., Hessain T., Chris G., Eamon L., Anders O., Aaron B., Ben H., Phillip G., Olivia N., Simon K., Abdi B., Patrick B., and Seamus B. 

Awesome job Hunt kids!    See you all next year!

For parents of students in the class of 2017:  Don't forget there will be an Incoming 9th Grade Parent Orientation on Thursday, May 30th from 7-8 pm at BHS!  Letters were mailed out earlier in May.

8th grade graduation is on Thursday, June 13th at 1 pm.  8th graders are required to come to school that morning to practice for graduation and should be done around 10. (Please, if you're getting your hair done, make it after 10:30!) Students will return to school at 12:30 for line-up.  After the graduation there will be a reception in the cafeteria for families and that evening is the 8th grade dance from 7-9pm.  As always, No limos please!!!

Burlington School District Announcements:

Burlington School District English Language Learner Survey Results

May 23, 2013

Burlington School District is sharing the results of a survey examining the services and support provided to English Language Learners (ELL) to find ways that services might be enhanced. Survey topics included support for ELL, beliefs about ELL and parent involvement. Between January 31st and February 22nd, 2013, a total of 356 people participated in the survey, comprised of 204 teachers, 82 middle school students and 70 high school students, for response rates of 48%, 82% and 40%, respectively.

In terms of beliefs, both teachers and students highly agree that ELLs can be successful at school, with students saying that their parents place a high priority on education in general and college attendance in particular.

To read the full press release, click here.

To view the full report, click here.

From Superintendent Jeanne Collins' Blog

BHS Year End Studies session opens May 28

The BHS Year End Studies (YES) session starts tomorrow and runs for 10 days. This session offers all students at BHS the opportunity to extend their learning in real life situations. The non traditional courses enhance enthusiasm for learning and strengthen relationships within BHS and the Burlington community. The presentation of learning day will take place all day on Tuesday, June11.

Check out the sessions on the web at

Read blogs by Dov Stucker of Partnership for Change at

Hunt Garden Committee is looking for a few people to help with watering the front entrance gardens this spring and summer. If you can help water for one week or if you can help water one day per week, anything you can do will help. High school students and scouts are welcome!! Contact Susan if you can help. at 951-2571 or


Want an easy way to support Hunt Middle School's Student Council and all Hunt's students? It won't require volunteering or 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 middle school student. 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.
The student council will be collecting Box Tops all year long, so start saving and sending in your Box Tops today! The collection box is located in the main office.
Thanks for choosing to support the student council by collecting Box Tops!
Hunt's Student Council collects used shoes, sandals and boots for Hunt's shoe recycling program!!

The collection box went missing for a few days, but it's back in the front entrance of Hunt and ready for the collection of your pre-loved shoes, sneakers, boots, athletic foot wear, and sandals. Don't let those shoes fill our landfills! ShoeBox recycling will get them to people who need them, because most shoes still have some life left in them. Simply bring your old shoes to Hunt, place them in the specially marked box, in the front entrance of the school, and a member of the student council will send them to ShoeBox Recycling. Thanks for doing your part! Contact with any questions. The band, choir, and orchestra concerts are great times to bring them to Hunt!!

Save the Date...
  • May 29th - 7-8pm, Hunt chorus Concert/Bake Sale
  • May 30th - Parent Orientation for Incoming 9th Graders at BHS
  • June 13th - Early Release Day for 6th and 7th Graders
  • June 13th - 1 pm, 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 13th - 7-9 pm, 8th Grade Dance
  • June 14th - Last Day of School
  • June 14th - Early Release Day, 6th and 7th Graders

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