Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hunt PTO Update 9/28/14

Hey There Hunt Families - Have a great week and enjoy our delightful weather!!!!

Hunt Middle School Principal's Coffee Friday, October 3rd from 8:10 until 9:00 A.M  Come to a meet and greet with Mr. Phelan - bring your burning questions too!

Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled for October 15, 16.  All parents/guardians are encouraged to make an appointment to come in to talk about your child's progress and educational goals. Students are expected to participate in their conference.   Conferences can happen at any time - not just these two days...  Log onto to sign up on line or contact Theresa Barcomb at 864-8470 or

Hunt PTO Meeting change  Due to the Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled for 10/16, 17, the October PTO meeting has been moved to Thursday, October 9th at 6:30pm in the library.

The Harvest Dinner is coming up on October 30th.  If you have never been, you are in for quite a treat!  This free event is a collaboration between students, staff, garden volunteers, Burlington Food service and Families.  Upwards of a 1000 students, families, staff and community members come to this event.  There is delicious food (much of it from the Hunt Healthy School garden!) prepared by Hunt students and volunteers, quality entertainment provided by students under the direction of Mr. Olzenac, student projects galore covering tabletops and great community spirit!  

Many students, staff and family members will take a volunteer shift to help with this event.  Opportunities include meeting and greeting folks in the lobby, helping during school hours to assist students in chopping/peeling veggies/cooking, set up of tables chairs before the event, serving families, scooping ice-cream/dessert, doing dishes, breakdown.  All volunteers will serve a shift and also have free time to enjoy the dinner with their families - Help us make this event a great success.  Contact Mr. Phelan to volunteer -

Did I mention that there will be reps from the USDA coming to cover the event and report out on our awesome program?

8 Ways to Make Sex an Awkwardness-Free Conversation Topic with Your Kids- click the links below if this is a topic you want to explore further...

One mother makes up for the gaps in sex education.

Did You Know That Hunt Has a Student 

Newspaper???  Find out if this is something your child might be interested in...  The Following is info from the Hunt Announcements :  The Panther Press needs videographers, writers, actors, and editors to make our digital online paper a success.  We plan to make videos of Hunt school activities, sports news, assemblies, Harvest Dinner, Student council, and much more.  If you want to be on the cutting edge of technology and Hunt news, please come to our meetings before and/or after school. RETN our public educational television station is also interested in airing our work. The hours for Panther Press are every Monday from 7am to 8am and the afternoon times are from right after school to 4:30.  Come to Mrs. Rossell's room C-17 to meet new people and join in the adventure of filming news.

Gardening and Landscaping At Hunt - If you are new to Hunt, you probably don't remember when the District worked on HMS, leaving the front entrance bare and uninviting - See the pictures below for an idea of what it used to look like out front.... Read below an invitation from our gardening committee.

The Hunt garden committee has been busy gearing up for fall! The planters were just changed over to beautiful  mums and a few new plants were purchased to fill in the side garden.  If you are new to Hunt, the garden committee is run by a group of volunteering parents who take care of the front and side gardens of the school. As you can see in the before/after pictures above, a lot of work went into transforming this space so that our students and faculty have a beautiful environment to enjoy.  Now that the gardens are established it is the goal of the garden committee to maintain this garden space spring through fall by weeding, watering and winterizing.  We would love some help watering if you have some time to spare! Other upcoming opportunities will be to help us clean up the beds and close up the gardens before winter. If you would like to volunteer to help in the gardens with us please send us an email below or come to the next PTO meeting.  Many hands make light work!

thanks, Kacey and Bella

Sports Schedule this week:  Unless stated, games start at 4pm.  H=Home, A=Away.  Transportation is provided to away meets.  Get directions to away meets on the Hunt sports page.  Note: There have been lots of changes lately - check the Announcements (on the Hunt website) before heading out to a match...


Save the Date!
  • October 3 - Principal's coffee with Len Phelan - 8:10am
  • October 9 - Hunt PTO Meeting (date change!) 6:30pm in the library
  • October 10 - Hunt Dance - 7-9pm
  • October 15 - Early Release (11:30)
  • October 15/16 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 16/17 - No School
  • October 30 - Free Harvest Dinner

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