Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hunt PTO Update 5/22/14

Hunt PTO Update

There is no school on Monday, May 26th!
Enjoy the long holiday weekend.

Remember to Vote YES on June 3, 2014

Burlington’s children need your vote!

Hello Burlington Friends of Education volunteers! 

We are gathering to make phone calls to likely voters over the very short weeks leading up to the school budget vote June 3rd.  Please volunteer and recruit friends.  We need you!  We will provide a script and facts about the school budget to all callers.  You just need to bring your cell phone to our gathering and a willingness to enthusiastically promote a yes-vote on June 3rd. 

All calling will happen from 6 - 8:30pm on the dates listed below:

Week of 5/18
Tues., 5/20, CCTV Offices
Wed., 5/21, VT Workers’ Center
Thurs., 5/22, VT Workers’ Center

Week of 5/25
Tues., 5/27, CCTV Offices
Wed., 5/28, VT Workers’ Center
Thurs., 5/29, Location To Be Determined

Week of 6/1
Sun., 6/1, Location To Be Determined
Mon., 6/2, Location To Be Determined

Please reply to with your full name, best number to reach you, and nights you are prepared to come make calls.  For nights with the location not yet determined, I will provide at a later date. 

Thank you for engaging in this important effort.  It will take all of us to pass this budget! 

Burlington Friends of Education

Upcoming Hunt Spring Concerts  

Chorus concert - 7 pm, Wednesday, May 28th  
          (kids at school at 6:30)

 Plant & Yard Sale at Hunt School

THIS SATURDAY from 8:30am-2:00pm
Perennial Plant and Herb sale will be held outside, rain or shine.
Yard sale will be held in the Hunt cafeteria.

We have hundreds of beautiful and healthy perennial plants for sale!! Plants can be purchased in advance of the sale. Each plant is $5, herbs $3, unless otherwise marked. If you prefer to purchase your plants in advance of the sale, please bring your cash or check (made to Hunt PTO with plant sale in the memo line) to the main office for Michelle Virun. We only ask that you pay first before taking your plants home as we do not have the volunteers available for I.O.U's. Sorry.

We need lots of yard sale items including kitchen and household items, sporting goods, popular reading books, tools, garden equipment, items for animals, good quality clothing, office items, and any other yard sale item that is clean and in good working condition.  Please drop off yard sale items this Friday, May 23rd, from 3-7pm. Call the cell phone numbers below if you have items but need a different drop off time.

Contact: Susan at or 777-2076 for plant sale questions AND Gabi at or 660-9189 with any yard sale questions.

Hunt students well represented
in this year's May 25th VCM event!

Come out and fill the streets of Burlington to CHEER ON the many Hunt students (and graduates...and soon-to-be Hunt students) participating in the 2014 Vermont City Marathon marathon relay on Sunday, May 25th!  

Hunt Middle School will be fielding two relay teams whose 6th - 8th  grade members have been training diligently with Ms. Chayer.  If you are out on the course and catch a glimpse of these students racing by, be sure to show your Hunt PRIDE and let them know they are absolute ROCK STARS for running!

Students running this year:

Lucas B.  (9th grader running 1/2 marathon; Hunt grad)

5-person relay team members (two teams entered:)

Ent F.
Jackson E.
Aidan T.
Leona B.
Grace E.
Meghan L.
Chris G.
Eamon L.
Som D.
Brynn A.

5 person team consisting of future, current and past Hunt students:

Davis J. - incoming 6th grader

Wondu S. - current 6th grader
Seamus B - current 7th grader
Abdi B - 9th grader; Hunt grad
Patrick B - 9th grader; Hunt grad 

Go 2014 Hunt runners!  Have a GREAT race!

Close Up Washington Prepares for their 2015 Trip

First meeting May 27th

For the third year, Hunt is bringing students to our nation’s capital through the Close Up Washington program.  During this five day/four night trip, students will participate in educational workshops while visiting an array of historic and political sites in Washington D.C.  This complements the middle school civics curriculum and helps develop leadership skills among our students. 

Spring Break of 2015

Informational Meeting:
Now is the time to start planning and fundraising for this trip.  An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 27th at 6 pm in the Hunt Library.

 Mr. Gagnon at

8th Grade Graduation happening June 10th!

Parent help needed at 8th Grade Graduation (6/10) for Set-up, staffing and clean-up!

6th grade and 7th grade parents - Pay it Forward!

Set -up occurs before/during the graduation ceremony (12:30-1:30) Table set up, put out food, simple decorations
Serving consists of making sure foods are kept tidy on the dessert table, helping to clean up any spills, etc.   Clean-up consists of breaking down food/tables/decorations, picking up misc garbage.

Can you help for one or all of these jobs? Contact Michelle Virun to inquire or volunteer -

Congratulations to all of our 8th graders moving on to BHS!
An invite from the Hunt administration to YOU...

Parent Coffee

Principal/Parent Coffee

Friday, May 30th, 2014, 8:10am to 8:55am

Have coffee or tea with our Principals. Tell us what's on your mind. Let us know what's working or what's not working. Ask questions or just chat and relax with us in our library. 
Friday, May 30th, 8:10am.

From the Burlington School District:

Dear Parents,

Burlington School District believes in celebrating diversity and providing equitable, welcoming environments for every student and family. To measure our success and strive for improvement, we are launching an Equity, Inclusion, and Respect Parent Survey on May 15th. This survey will be accessible via a link on the District website ( and will be open through May 29th. 

Designed by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, the survey seeks your views on critical issues such as discrimination, staff respectfulness, and student safety during school activities. While addressing these topics can be difficult, it is essential to helping students reach their highest intellectual and personal potential.

Separate Equity, Inclusion, and Respect Student and Staff Surveys will be conducted at school. Please be assured that all feedback is confidential, with responses anonymous to Burlington School District staff. Once the surveys, the District will share results.

Thank you for your participation, which will guide the District's work to end disrespect, stereotyping, and discrimination at school. We value your opinions and commitment to drawing great strength from our differences.


Jeanné Collins, Superintendent

Save the Date!
  • Through June 3rd - School budget voting available at City Hall!
  • May 15th through May 29th - Equity, Inclusion, and Respect Parent Survey online
  • May 23rd - Yard sale donations accepted after school in Hunt cafeteria.
  • May 24th - Perennial Plant Sale and School Wide Yard Sale, 8:30 am - 2 pm
  • May 26th - Memorial Day - No School
  • May 27th - Close Up Informational meeting on trip to Washington, 6 pm
  • May 28th - Chorus concert, 7 pm
  • May 30th - Coffee with the Principals
  • June 3rd - School budget re-Vote - Please VOTE 
  • June 6 - 8th grade trip to Great Escape
  • June 10 - Early Release grades 6, 7
  • June 10 - 8th grade graduation - 1pm
  • June 10 - 8th Grade Dance
  • June 11 - Last day for grades 6,7 - early release

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