Girls on the Run is returning to JJ Flynn and we need COACHES!
Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.
The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each ten week session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
GOTR is a spring program that starts at the end of March and runs through the first week of June. Sessions meet twice a week for 90 minutes each. You do not need to have running experience to coach!
We appreciate our GOTR coaches for their time, energy and dedication to this program!
Visit us at www.gotrvt.org to find out more or contact Jenny Fuller, Program Administrator, at jenny@girlsontherunvermont.
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NEW STUDENT/KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR NEXT YEAR
Registration for the 2017-18 school year opens on January 3, 2017 and closes on February 24, 2017.
To register click here. Starting January 3rd
To find out more information about all of our schools and the registration process click here.
If you would like to visit our school, here are this year's tour dates:
Monday, January 9, 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 2, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 a.m.
Please call the school at 864-8478 to let us know that you are coming.
If these dates cannot work for you, please call for a tour by appointment.
What are YOU coding this week?
During the upcoming season of giving, our wonderful Flynn School Community has decided to collect canned and boxed food for our local food shelf! Our kind-hearted and respectful Flynn students need your help too.
Please help your children to remember to bring in canned and/or boxed food from . Items will be collected in each classroom then gathered near the Kindergarten/multi-purpose room entrance so that everyone can see how very generous Flynn Fireflies are and how every little bit of giving helps others in our community.
The Flynn Staff feels very fortunate to be a part of our generous community. In lieu of gifts to us, please consider donating to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf on our behalf.
Flynn School's Annual Harvest Food Drive is November 1-18. If you wish to donate canned goods or Hannaford gift cards, we are collecting contributions in our Main Office. All food collected will go to Flynn Families. Please contact Liane Couture at 864-8445 if your family is in need of receiving food items this holiday season.
November 10 at 12:30 p.m.
November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
November 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE!
Playbills, flowers, and baked goods will be available for purchase on Friday and Saturday performances.
Annual Bottle Drive
Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
802 Redemption Center, Hannaford Shopping Plaza
Help support our FLYNN PTO!
This memo outlines District guidelines regarding Halloween activities to allow students to feel safe, respected and included.
BurlingtonKids, Flynn and UVM Collaboration makes NBC National News
“Once a week, University of Vermont student Nathaniel Sharp trudges through Burlington's wildlife-rich Derway Island with the nature club from the J.J. Flynn Elementary School, hoping to spot a turkey vulture or a pileated woodpecker.” This is the opening line of a NBC News article posted today on their national website. Read the full article with great photos at this web page, http://nbcnews.to/2eaoPu0
will be Wednesday night,
October 26th from 5-7 p.m. in our multipurpose room.
It opens October 19th and runs through November 3rd.
This is a super way to shop from home!
Thank you for supporting our library
and helping kids become strong readers!
Monday, October 17th at 1:45 p.m.
Popcorn and water provided!
Friday, September 23rd
Let's get Dotty together!
MONDAY, September 19th. Bring your smiles!
Come harvest a snack or a salad!
Just show up!
For more information on dates and locations, call 802.864.8416 or visit www.bsdvt.org.
Call 2-1-1 for information on free summer lunches for kids across Vermont.
Text mealsVT to 877-877 for information on lunch sites nearest you.
Join the Fletcher Free Library Summer Reading Program. It's open to all kids and it's FREE! Go to http://www.btvsrp.com to sign up! Watch for Mr. Tim on the Bookmobile in your neighborhood, too, this summer with great books to read!
*UVM Design and Build students, who created beautiful and creative designs for both the outdoor classroom and orchard
*Felix Wai and Carli Motto, Professor and TA of UVM’s Design and Build Class, who provided support during the project
*Mr. Clarke and the Outdoor Learning Committee: Ms. Asaro, Ms. Rebekah, Ms. Tinson, Ms. Dag, Mr. Abbey, and Mr. Mack
*Mustafa Semic, Shawn Vestrand, and John Benway (Property Services), who assembled benches
*Mustafa Semic and Mr. Tim, who are our outdoor learning heroes! They dug holes, moved mulch, watered plants, weeded, and planted trees. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without them!!
*Christy Gallese (Burlington Afterschool), who provided some of the funds for this project
*Jessica Hyman and 10 “Day in the Dirt” volunteers: Ms. Noble, Ms. Rebekah, Mr. Tim, Ms. Karlie, Ms. Pecor, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Clarke, and Ms. Asaro
*Darren Martin (Blade Runners), who excavated the space for the outdoor classroom
*Libby Weiland and Vermont Community Garden Network, who provided funding for picnic tables and networking opportunities for future work
*Doug Davis and Sarah Huesner (Burlington Food Service), who planned for blueberry bushes and the cherry tree orchard
*Marty Spaulding and Leonard Smith (Property Services), who helped with building regulations and planning
*Sarah DeShaw; Kelly Brooks; Mason, Henry and Melissa Sweetser, who planted cherry trees donated by Branch Out Burlington
*Adam’s Berry Farm, which donated 10 blueberry bushes
Mandi Harris | Site Director, Flynn Elementary School, BurlingtonKids, Burlington, Vermont
Being a superhero in the field of afterschool means that you have to be strong with a variety of groups of people, not just the kids. When we read the submission about Mandi Harris, it was obvious that management, coworkers, and parents are big fans as well! Here's just a bit of what they had to say.
"The afterschool Site Director role is challenging and Mandi does it with commitment, grace and enthusiasm. It requires a great deal of balance between the relationship building and administrative management, which Mandi clearly recognizes. I have been tremendously impressed by Mandi's professionalism and skills that she displays with everyone she interacts with whether it is a challenging student, a family member, school staff, or one of her own staff members."—Christy Gallese, Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities
"Mandi is a great leader for the Flynn afterschool team. She has set expectations high for staff and supports them to meet and exceed those expectations. She holds herself to those same expectations and leads by example."—A staff member
"Mandi is awesome. She is always positive and shows caring and concern where it applies. I can't say enough how much my daughter cares for her!" —A parent
Nominated by: Christy Gallese, Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities for the Burlington School District- See more at: http://naaweb.org/about-us/awards-recognition/item/507-five-afterschool-super-heroes-worthy-of-recognition#sthash.OMQDKFpq.dpuf
J.J. Flynn Elementary School is 1 of 10 schools worldwide selected to Skype with Alan Alda and participate in The Flame Challenge on Tuesday, April 26th at noon.
“What is Sound?” That is the question that The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging scientists to answer in video or written form for the Flame Challenge 2016.
The Flame Challenge is an international competition where scientists answer the question in a way that is most appropriate for 11-year-olds. Entries will be judged by thousands of 5th and 6th grade school children around the world.
this Tuesday night, April 12, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
in our Flynn cafeteria!
You can click here for the online fair which will be open on April 7th.
Every purchase will support our school library.
We look forward to seeing your family there!
Join us for a STEAM event merging Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through hands-on projects that blur boundaries.
Explore over 20 stations!
Makey Makey Piano
(The winner this year will be given a free Dell tablet worth over $400!!)
Also new this year--students and staff from Burlington Technical Center will be bringing a real-life jet engine to Flynn! They will also have fingerprinting activities, and every student will receive a BTC-Maker Faire medallion printed off of their 3D printer!
Friday, March 18 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Skating is FREE!
Food purchases will help raise funds for upcoming school field trips for our firefly learners!
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