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January 23, 2015

The Ad Hoc Superintendent Search Committee and the Superintendent Search Advisory Committee are happy to announce that finalists will be coming to Burlington next week to meet and be interviewed by students, staff, and community members as follows:


Thursday, January 29, 6:30 p.m., Hunt Middle School: Community Members


Friday, January 30, 1:30 p.m., Burlington High School: Students; The Student Consultancy Seminar at BHS is working with the Board to plan the interview, and principals from all schools have been invited to send student delegations.


Friday, January 30, 3:30 p.m., Hunt Middle School: Burlington School District Staff Members; Staff should contact Brian Cina to submit questions, volunteer to read questions, or help with the planning. Ideally, every Burlington School will have representatives at the interview.

Click here to view Joyce Mundy's resume. 
Click here to view Yaw Obeng's resume.

Questions? Input? Contact Brian Cina at bcina@bsdvt.org

Flynn News
Supplemental Educational Services
(extra academic assistance/tutoring to improve eligible students' academic performance)

 Applications are due by Monday January 26th!
Call the Flynn office if you are interested in 
Chess Club starts next Wednesday!
7:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria!
Come Learn how to Play!

We will meet every Wednesday morning at 7:30 to teach and play chess. You do not have to sign up ! Just show up and play with us!
Any questions please call Karen at 864-8478.
Principal's Letter
Thank you to all of the families who donated hundreds of pounds of canned and
boxed food items during Flynn School’s November food drive. Several local families
truly appreciated their holiday meal and our community’s generosity.
This week I had the opportunity to speak with dozens of parents at the PTO meeting.
Also, this Friday morning I met with the Burlington School District’s Multilingual Liaisons
(MLL) and New American parents. Several topics were covered, including
communication with families about the modified lockdown we had at Flynn two
weeks ago. One change that we will be implementing based on these meetings is that,
if we have a lockdown or modified lockdown in the future, we will notify the MLL
and families using the Connect 5 phone system. We will send that message by the end
of the school day (this differs from our last message, which was sent at 5 pm). The
reason for making this change is to ensure that parents will receive this information
from the school first. We are not in the position to share specific information about
lockdowns or modified lockdowns; the police department has that information. We
will share when the lockdown began and when it ended.
Starting this weekend, many grade 2 students and families are headed to Smuggler's
Notch Ski Area to rip down the bunny hill as part of the First-Timer Snowboard Program.
Every Flynn second grader received a free lesson, gear rental, and a lift ticket as
part of their Burton Snowboard-sponsored field trip to the ECHO Science Center.
During the field trip, students learned some snowboarding exercises, tricks, and
safety tips from Burton experts. Students also engaged in a Science Challenge, investigating
how friction, force, and motion affect snowboarders--concepts they will continue
to study in an upcoming science unit. The kids who have chosen to participate
in the free snowboard lesson are really stoked to learn a new skill and experience the
science of snowboarding. Parents are carpooling students up to the mountain this
weekend, and future trips are being arranged for upcoming weekends. If your grade 2
student is interested in participating in one of these free lessons, please feel free to
contact Ms. Jenkins, one of our 2nd grade teachers. Let's hope they get a powder day!
Many thanks to parent drivers, Ms. Jenkins, and Burton Snowboard for offering this
great opportunity to Flynn students.
Thank you,
Graham Clarke