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Upcoming Events
4/1/2015
4/2/2015
Repeating Event - Flynn PTO Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4/14/2015
4/20/2015
4/21/2015
 
District Announcements
March 19, 2015

Letter to Parents and Caregivers from Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe

Smarter Balanced Assessment: Another Measure of Learning
Click here to read. 
Flynn News
Spring 2015 Parent Teacher Conferences
 
Please Begin Scheduling Your Parent / Guardian-Teacher Conference(s), 
If you have more than one child at Flynn School,  you may begin scheduling your conferences on Thursday, March 12th.

Flynn will continue to use the electronic scheduling system, PTC Fast, to schedule our March 2015 Parent Teacher Conferences.  It will allow you to select the teacher(s) with whom you would like to conference. By registering your email address, you will be able to view and select a conference time(s) that works for you.

 

 

Q. What if I need to schedule multiple conferences (more than one child at Flynn)?

A. If you have more than one child for whom you need to schedule, you should select (check) all teachers with whom you need to conference from the list of available teachers. You will then be prompted to  enter the children’s names for the corresponding teachers. When that is done you can proceed with registering your email address.  You will receive a link via email to access and view the teachers’ schedules.  You will see all selected schedules at one time!

Click here to begin scheduling:
http://ptcfast.com/schools/John_J_Flynn_Elementary_School

Families needing only to schedule a conference for one child may begin scheduling conferences on Monday, March 16th.

Supporting documentation can be found at:
http://tinyurl.com/flynnparentconferencehelp

If you are not able to access this system and need help, please call the Flynn office (864-8478)  to schedule a conference appointment with our administrative assistant, Karen Carr. 


 
We are extending the deadline for Dan's Chocolate Order Forms to 
FRIDAY MARCH 13th!
Please help support our school!

Look for the colorful collection box in the office next week and let's do our best to raise enough money to 
give Flynn Students the SUPER FUN experience of duct taping Mr. Clarke to the wall!!!!

If you have already submitted your order and want to sell more, please enter orders onling and notify Sarah DeShaw  at sdeshaw@mac.com

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Skate Night
Friday March 13th
6:30-8:30

Free skating, rentals and popcorn!
Bake Sale and Pizza for sale!
or 
Order a whole pizza for $10
Pizza orders due Tuesday ​

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Chess Club EVERY 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