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- Flynn Olympics
8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
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Flynn News
Day in the Dirt! April 30th
Thank you to our volunteers!
Spring Concert cancellation
Dear Flynn Families,
 
During the school year the Flynn School Community offers many different opportunities outside of the regular school day for students and families to participate in. The Spring School Concert is one of those popular events.
 
Although we try very hard to keep to the calendar for these scheduled performances/opportunities, there are times when any one of the events has to be cancelled.
 
The Spring Music Concert scheduled for May 5th has been cancelled because of unforeseen medical circumstances. Information was shared with students today. Thank you for your understanding and modeling the respect for privacy.
Superheroes Worthy of Recognition

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
The Flame Challenge
Flynn School to Participate in The Flame Challenge

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.

The challenge:

“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.

Day in the Dirt
We have been chosen to by Vermont Community Gardens to receive support in installing our two new garden areas (orchard in front of school and outdoor classroom in courtyard) on Day in the Dirt on the morning of April 30th.  Yay Flynn!! This link http://vols.pt/2dZhBv allows you to sign up to volunteer.
Google Expeditions
Kids in grades 1-5 had a wonderful day at Flynn taking virtual field trips to the Galapagos, swimming with sharks, exploring the Seven New Wonders of the World, and looking at our moon!  Thank you Google Expeditions!
Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program
For the month of April, Flynn School will receive a $1.00 direct donation from each purchase of a blue Hannaford Helps reusable bag at the Hannaford store located at 1127 North Avenue, Suite 11 in Burlington.  Learn more here: wwww.hannaford.bags4mycause.com


 
BOOK FAIR
Our Spring Scholastic Fair will be...
 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!
Children's Art Exhibition at City Hall
March is Youth Art Month! Flynn 5th grader, Chenoa Hunt's, artwork was chosen for the cover of the advertising posters! Mrs. Plumer selected a work of art by at least one child from each homeroom to participate in the exhibit. Our kids are really proud and excited! The award ceremony and reception was held on Tuesday, March 29th at 5:45 p.m. in the Contois Auditorium. 
   
Thank you for enjoying our Maker Faire!
  
Flynn Family Maker Faire!
Monday, March 28 from 5:30-7:15 pm
Join us for a STEAM event merging Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through hands-on projects that blur boundaries.
Explore over 20 stations!
3D printing
Jitterbots
Makey Makey Piano
Origami Insects
Smoothie Bikes
 Estimation Jar
(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!
Family SKATE Night
Family Skate Night at Leddy Park Ice Arena
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!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Superintendent Update for Families
How do I find out about the 2016-2017 BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION? Please see the link here:
Budget Implementation Communication
 
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