Monday, October 5, 2015

Hunt PTO Update 10/5/15

Hey There Hunt Families - Short week this week with a 1/2 day on Thursday, no school on Friday and no school the following Monday.  

If you were not able to get a conference scheduled for the end of next week, Hunt teachers are happy to meet with you in the coming weeks or later in the year.  Whether this is your first child at Hunt or your last, each child/teacher/team experience is unique and standards and expectations are always changing.

Conferences are important for developing a relationship with your child's teachers, showing your child how important their education is and it gives you, your child and the teachers an opportunity to reflect upon achievements and challenges in the classroom.  

Going forward, every child will be developing a personalized learning plan that helps steer them in the right academic direction starting now and continuing each year through graduation.  What is your child planning for his/her future?  How can you and Hunt staff help guide them in developing a plan for a stimulating and rigorous course of study?  


Burlington School District Community Forums   Superintendent Yaw Obeng invites all to attend one of three upcoming Community Forums, to gather information on Burlington School District needs, wants, aspirations and ideas. This information will assist in the development of strategic alignment and also support a multi-year planning process that will guide us to the type of educational system we can all be proud of.

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30PMM, Champlain Elementary School
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30PM, Burlington High School
Thursday, October 29, 6:30PM, Hunt Middle School

Please RSVP, with any childcare or translation needs, to or 864-8474. Visit for upcoming details. We hope to see you there!

Also, please note that the Superintendent's 100 Day Entry Plan is posted at


The Innsbrook fundraiser is wrapping up this week.  All money is due in to the office by Friday Oct 8               Problems or questions?  
Contact Jen L'Ecuyer at

Sports CalendarSubject to last minute changes!!!  Call the office or check the Hunt sports website the day of the event just to be sure!!!  


Hi Very Merry Friends,

This weekend, Don Wright and Ashley O'Brien bring their VMT adaptation of the Shakespeare classic to the Stowe Theatre Guild. They are performing until October 10th Thursdays through Saturdays! The shows are at 8:00 p.m Thursdays and Fridays, and at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are available online at, $25 for adults and $15 for children.

This madcap comedy turned musical is set in post-World War II Athens, Indiana. Oberon and Titania battle for diner supremacy while Puck creates mischief with four young lovers lost in a hayfield, and Bottom and friends rehearse their play to perform at the mayor's wedding. 

The show is laugh-out-loud funny, fast-paced, has a swinging 40's score and features lots of  familiar Very Merry Theatre faces, both adult and teen.  If that is not enough to get you to make the trip to Stowe, Mr Don Wright himself takes the stage, in a donkey mask and on roller skates!  

We hope you can join the fun!

NOTE:  Don Wright and Hunt parents, Kat Kleman and Colby Kervick are also in the show!!!


Upcoming Events

10/8  Wrapping Paper Fundraiser - $/orders in on Thursday!
10/8/15 Early release for P/T Conferences - 12
10/9/15 No School- P/T Conferences
10/12/15 No School - Columbus Day
10/15/15  October PTO Meeting - 6:30pm
10/15/15 Picture Retake Day
10/22/15 Hunt Harvest Dinner - free!
10/27,28,29/15 District Community Forum with Superintendent, Yaw Obeng - see details above


New Fund Me Projects!!!
1. Read the descriptions
2. Can you help?  1 project, several, all projects?
3. Your check can be sent into the office (envelope to Michelle Virun) Please make note where the money should go so it is deposited into that teachers' account.  
4. Checks get made out to Hunt Middle School with the project name in the note line at bottom left
5. Your generosity makes you a Hunt superstar - give yourself a pat on the back - or better yet, get your kiddo to give you a should rub as payback!

Do you value music instruction/performance for EVERY child?  This might be where you want your donation to go...

TEAM / UA:  Hunt Music Department
MONEY NEEDED TO RAISE:  As much as possible
We have a great need among our instrumental performance music students (band and orchestra) for school instruments. The need is likely to continue, if not grow year after year. School instruments are provided free of charge to students whose families request them. Thus we ensure equal access to our programs for all students. We would be most grateful for any money that could be raised that would go towards purchasing more instruments for the school, and/or financial aid for student rentals (from Ellis Music, Vermont Violins, for example). A new instrument might cost anywhere between $300-$600, while several used instruments may be bought for that amount. A rental from Ellis Music (for example) costs between $20-$45 a month, depending on the instrument.


Are you interested in celebrating the incredible diversity we have in our District by exposing students to different foods, music and performances?  This might be where you donate your money...

TEAM / UA:  VKAT (Vermont Kids Against Tobacco)
PROJECT / PURCHASE: All-school assembly for 
International Week/ purchase food for International
Week lunch Taste Test

Having an all-school assembly that features a professional International 
performance has been an important way to celebrate our
International diversity.  The Assembly has featured our
International Student flag parade, Hunt student 
performances and a paid professional performance.

Example of possible paid performances:
Chinese acrobats, African drumming and dance!

During International Week, Hunt students and community members
make international food that is served as a taste test 
during all the lunches.  For example: we have made 
Sushi and crepes for 400 students!!!
The money is used to pay for the ingredients and 
international food.

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