Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hunt PTO Update 9/4/13

Welcome back to all new and "old" Hunt families!  Hoping everyone had a restful and relaxing summer and that you are now gearing up for a fun, innovative and challenging academic year.  The September school newsletter has already been posted on the school website and comes out the first day of every month.  This wealth information is undeniably your first go-to source for all-things-Hunt!

Please click on the link above to find answers to the following questions...and so much more:

When is the first PTO meeting?

What's for lunch this month?

Where is a September sports calendar posted?

When is Picture Day?

What's going on in Healthy Living?

What will my child's team be focusing on this month?

What is MathCounts all about?

...and more!

If you know  families who do not have computer access, please let them know paper copies ARE available.   A simple form needs to be completed and is available in the front office. 

Hunt Middle School also has active Facebook and Twitter accounts, which can be accessed directly from the Hunt website:

Be sure to visit the AMAZING front flower garden at Hunt!
Hunt was over run with families at the Monday open house and many of them trekked out to the Hunt vegetable gardens for ice cream and socializing. The PTO thanks Ben & Jerry's for their generous donation and thanks to Susan, Jen, Son, Tammy and Kate for scooping. It is a nice tradition we have to welcome 6th graders and their families as well as returning families. Who can complain about starting the new year with a dish of ice cream?

Did anyone notice how awesome our front flower garden looks 1 year out?

Once again, Alan Matson (Chair of the BSD Board) has volunteered to run a Math Counts group at Hunt Middle School. Alan will be resuming MathCounts in room D-6 at HMS on Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m., starting Tuesday, September 3. Any interested student may attend and needs only to bring a pencil. For those of you new to MathCounts, it is a national math program that culminates in a competition. Last year, Alan worked with about a dozen Hunt (and Edmunds) students for several months who then participated in the competition. Here is some background on Math Counts: and an article from the Shelburne news about this past year’s competition: 

Local students join in this statewide battle of the minds Feb. 9 at UVM.  The UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the Vermont Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE) will sponsor the Northwest MATHCOUNTS Competition on Saturday, Feb. 9 at UVM.   Approximately 120 students from 13 middle schools will compete individually and in teams, in written and fast-paced oral formats, on subjects that include probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. The excitement will culminate in a dramatic single-elimination tournament during the Countdown Round in Carpenter Auditorium from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm where the top 12 students will compete against each other and the clock in front of an enthusiastic audience.

“The mathematical abilities of Vermont’s middle school students are truly inspiring,” says Joe Kudrle, MATHCOUNTS NW Coordinator and Lecturer in the UVM CEMS Department of Mathematics and Statistics. “MATHCOUNTS is a great opportunity for schools in Vermont to recognize talented students for their exceptional mathematical abilities and to provide students with the mathematical skills necessary to be globally competitive.”

The top teams and individuals from each of the VT Regional Competitions will go on to compete in the Vermont MATHCOUNTS Statewide Competition to be held Saturday, March 16 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. The top four individuals from the State Competition will form the Vermont team which will travel to the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C. May 10-13.

For more information contact: Joe Kudrle, Northwest MATHCOUNTS Coordinator and Lecturer, UVM Department of Mathematics and Statistics at

For more information regarding the MATHCOUNTS Vermont State Competition contact: Jack Lawlor, State MATHCOUNTS Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, UVM, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Materials and information are available at

If you have any questions, please direct them to Alan Matson,,

Save the Date

September 9 - Picture Day
September 10, 17, 24 - Math Counts, 7:15am
September 12 - Partnership for Change Implementation Team Meetings - 6:30pm - Winooski High School  (For More information... )
September 19 - PTO meeting, 6:30pm, library
September 26 - Open House - 7pm
October 9 - Calendar 2.0 meeting - BHS - 6:30pm
October 11 - First Dance - 7pm


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