The PTO collected $150 from the movie ticket raffle and that money goes right back into Hunt school programs - thanks!
Most Likely to Succeed Make the time to see this movie! It is inspiring to see what other schools are doing and really thought provoking.... What do we want for our children? For Burlington schools? From the Partnership for Change?
The final screening of this movie will be held at the Vermont International Film Festival on 10/31 at 12:45pm in the Main Street Landing Black Box Theatre. Executive Producer, Ted Dintersmith, along with Vermont educators will sit for a panel discussion after the film.
For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an affordable path to a fulfilling career. That world no longer exists. The feature-length documentary Most Likely to Succeed examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our school model in todayʼs innovative world. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week, and called a “smart and engaging look at education in the 21st century” by The Hollywood Reporter. Film Threat stated that “this film should be a required course for all parents and educators.” Most Likely To Succeed is an official selection of many of the nation’s top film festivals, including the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. www.mltsfilm.org
Minutes from the October PTO meeting included at the end of this blog. The November meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 in the Library. Come help keep the momentum going! In October, we had parents sign on to be the Treasurer, lead the Wreath Sale and lead the Spring Pancake Breakfast/auction - Way to go Hunt families!
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Hello Hunt Families, If you did not have a chance to request a fundraising booklet for our recent PTO fundraiser don't worry. There is still time to participate in the fundraiser and help benefit our school.
From now until you are able to make purchases through the Innisbrook company website and part of the proceeds will go directly to Hunt PTO. If you have not had a chance to look at the wonderful products Innisbrook has to offer take a look. This is a great chance to purchase your seasonal wrapping paper, buy some home items, or get a jump start on your holiday shopping while benefiting Hunt Middle School. Just go to www.innisbrook.com/user/
159916 and begin shopping. You can choose to register for an account or checkout as a guest. If you use the link above you should not need to put in the school account. Our school account number is 159916 if you are asked. Any questions contact Jen L'Ecuyer at email@example.com/
Thanks you to families that donated money at the Harvest Dinner towards Hunt Teacher/team projects. The tally so far:
- Solstice books: $15
- Solstice Flynn trip: $35
- Hunt Drama: $20
- Hunt Handicap Door: $12.80
- Hunt Library E-books: $56
- Music - Instruments: $27.15
We are still collecting to help teachers make these plans a reality!!! 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. Checks get made out to Hunt Middle School with the project name in the note line at bottom left
October 2015 PTO Meeting Minutes
Timekeeper will keep the meeting to 1 hour going forward
Community Harvest Dinner – Opportunities to sign up for stations, see blog, Ms. Anger, or Paula. Families & friends are welcome to attend, lots of good food and musical entertainment. PTO will take advantage of the large parent crowd, and set up a table with the Go-Fund-Me display. Volunteers are needed to work shifts at the table. This will be put out on the blog.
Open House wrap-up – Parent showing at Sept 24 event was low. We hope to see many parents at the Harvest dinner next week.
Former Treasurer, Dasha, has handed over all files. We are in need of a new Treasurer. Please consider this opportunity to support the PTO. Kathy Rossman expressed an interest, and will talk
Budget Variance Report was discussed.
Jen L’Equyer will check into renewal of PTO Tax ID# application (last used 2010), cost associated?
If fundraising is very successful this year, we will be able to consider donating to teams as we have done in the past. Len supports this.
Innisbrook wrapping paper fundraiser is done. Of the 393 students, 30 packets went out to students. Jen is tallying the results. Estimate a profit of ~$700. She will let us know when the final numbers come in from the company.
Go-Fund-Me project had a poor showing the night of Open House. We collected only $56. Projects submitted by staff to date total over $4,200. Will have a table again at upcoming Harvest dinner. Kathy Rossman volunteered to look into the Handicap Door project submitted by Len.
Wreath fundraiser coming up later this month. Paula & Patrick Henry will head up this fundraiser, will need neighborhood/street leaders. Flier/order form will be available at Harvest dinner. Key dates: 10/22 Rollout, 11/15 orders due to Mark’s Wreaths, Thanksgiving weekend wreaths delivered to HMS. Will look into using the school for this, due to large space needed. Will need a team of volunteers to decorate and assist with final delivery.
Shutterfly opportunity presented by Jen L’Equyer. We sign up our school on the website, and receive 13% of all purchases made, runs for one year. Jen will proceed with this opportunity.
P-T conferences, had a good turnout Oct 8-9. Teachers continue to be available for parents.
Harvest dinner- Oct 22, huge event for the school, good food, entertainment, community involvement. 450 attended in 2014-15. Len will check with Sara on City Market volunteers, and with BHS on student volunteers. Paula will get volunteer to walk around with movie ticket raffle, as this brought in ~$300 last year. 4 movie tickets donated .
iPad rollout set for Oct 27 afternoon-evening. Information packets coming home 10/19 in student backpacks explaining rollout, and AlertNow going out. Student tech teams doing parent workshops! All effort being made to alert & educate parents. Alternate drop-off sites around the community being investigated. Issue of theft was discussed, and measures to discourage it.
Canvas rollout underway. Information station will be set up for parents at the iPad rollout 10/17.
Need for additional playtime during the school day –Bella Nadworny. With reduction in PE, this is an issue for kids who need to move. Suggestions: view movie at BHS Wed 6:30 “Most Likely to Succeed”, speak to other like-minded parents, tap into Staff trained in Mindfulness, take advantage of available time in daily homeroom, after lunch, downtime in classroom between subjects, and After-School program offerings.
T-shirt fundraising opportunity – Carol McCleary. A local company used by CPSmith, can design a logo for us and print them on Tshirts. They can be sold at the HMS store. Idea was met with enthusiasm by the team, Carol will look into for next year!
Our next meeting is November 19
Submitted by Paula Henry