Hey Fireflies! We've earned over 10,000 firefly cards for being responsible, respectful, and safe at Flynn School! It's time to celebrate together and get "wacky-tacky" on Tuesday, November 24th. Wear a silly hat, put on an outfit that doesn't really match, or make your hair look super silly. Let's be wacky-tacky wonderful!
Here in the Burlington Schools, we will work with students and staff around discussion of the events, as well as closely monitoring the need for counseling and other grief-related resources.
Thursday, November 12th at 12:30 p.m.
(in-school performance for all our Flynn students to attend
and any families unable to attend the evening or matinee show)
Friday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14th at 4:00 pm
Hello Flynn Parents! As you know the play is coming up and as a way to off-set the cost of the play we ask local businesses to advertise in the playbill. Prices start at $20 for a business-card size and go up to $100 for a full-page ad. Do any of you work at or own a business that could purchase an ad? Would you be willing to ask the business you visit often? Snap Fitness? Burlington Barbershop?
If each of us could tackle one business it would be so helpful and appreciated. Please check out the list of businesses to reach out to and spaces to add a new business you could contact. Please message me for pricing sheet and fundraising letter to provide to businesses. The deadline is
cover of the playbill for Flynn's school production of "Superheroes"?
Design a cover and you could win!
Your cover must:
Represent the play
Fit on an 8.5 x 11" piece of paper
Be completed and submitted to the Main Office by Friday, October 30th.
Friday night, October 16th
Join us in our Stage Gym for Ponyo
Popcorn and water provided
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Greetings parents and community members of Flynn Public School,
My name is Yaw Obeng and I am the new Superintendent for the Burlington School District. I had the pleasure of speaking with parents in the Flynn community last night through the PTO. Considering the richness of the meeting, I conclude that other parents who were not in attendance would be interested in hearing about the conversation.
Parents were inquiring about the “Lock Downs” that have taken place on the last few Fridays. Last Friday there was a “Modified Lockdown” which was due to a medical situation within the building. The previous “Lock Down” which involved the police and took place early September was a result of an alleged shooter in the neighborhood. This turned out not to be the case and it was determined that a transformer near the school blew.
Parents at the meeting wanted clarification on communication, protocol and how do we make it better in the event a real situation arises.
Below I have highlighted a few areas I will be bringing to our Central Safety Committee in order to review and incorporate into our practices to share with all schools.
- Communication – (parents, connect 5, central office control, within school among staff)
- Consistency – Ensure we have well trained staff that have consistent practice
- Develop one process so central office does communication so that staff can focus on students
- Share as much as possible to parents around details of incident, therefore parents can be prepared for conversations with their children as needed
- Communicate resource and supports for students and staff after an incident
- Clarify language in emergency situation so parents, staff and students are clear on expectations
- Work with Burlington Police Department to develop School/Police Protocol for interactions with schools
I hope this information is helpful in understanding our next steps in providing a process that works even better for all of us.
Burlington School District Superintendent
Put our Garden to Bed for Winter
- Friday, November 6th right after school.
- We will be cleaning out our garden beds, pulling out annuals and weeding if needed.
- Please bring a wheelbarrow and gloves if you have some. We have garden tools.
- All family members welcome!
What have been some of YOUR favorite things to read about this school year?
Don't forget to sign up for SUMMER READING starting on June 15th with the Fletcher Free Library.
This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story."
Track your reading progress online! Earn cool prizes!
Sign up begins June 15 at 11 a.m. at the Fletcher Free or online @ http://www.btvsrp.com