November 11th, 2022
11/1-11/16- Flynn Annual Food Drive
11/11-School Play-6:30 P.M
11/12-School Play- 4:00 P.M
11/21-In Person Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/22-Google Meet Parent /Teacher Conferences
11/21/11/22-Parent/Teacher Conferences No School
11/23-11/25-Thanksgiving Break-No School
12/1-Annual Title One Meeting 6:00 will be held in person in the Flynn library or via Google Meet
(meet.google.com/fxs-xeqm-tmp) Childcare is provided by the wonderful Ms. Wanda!!
12/1-PTO Meeting- 6:30-7:30 Meetings are held in-person in the Flynn library or via Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/fuj-omkp-bnv). Childcare is provided by the wonderful Ms. Wanda!!
12/2-Last Day to Order Flynn Apparel
12/7-11:30 Early Release- No Burlington Kids/No Sara Holbrook
12/16-Talent Show Permission Forms Due to Ms. Priebe
12/22-11:30 Early Release-No Burlington Kids/No Sara Holbrook
12/23-1/2-Winter Recess/ No School
Students and Phone Use
Students can use the main office telephone in emergencies only. Please be sure your child knows the plan for the end of the day before they come to school. All playdates need to be arranged at home. Student cell phones and other “Smart” devices must be kept with the ringer off and in bookbags. Cell phones and other Smart devices may be confiscated if out or in use at school. This and more information can be found in the Elementary School Family Handbook.
Greetings Flynn families!
This month, I have seen so much joy at Flynn Elementary School! Teachers, staff, and students have worked so hard to create a positive, welcoming learning environment that is also a safe place to stretch ourselves to practice curiosity and to grow our academic skills.
Report cards will be on their way to families on Friday, November 18th - teachers are hard at work putting thoughtful comments into each report card. I look forward to meeting and reconnecting with families during parent-teacher conferences on the 21st and 22nd.
As always, please feel free to reach out with questions, concerns, or just to connect with me! I’m here to support your family and our community.
Free Performances of Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice Through the Looking Glass!
Order Your Flynn Apparel
It's time to place your preorder for Flynn Firefly apparel made by New Duds! Items are available in black, green, and grey, and in sizes from child to adult. Order by December 2, 2022 for delivery before the winter break.
Annual Title One Meeting
Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 06:00 PM
Library or Google Meet
Annual Food Drive Continues Until November 16th
We will be collecting canned food and Hannaford gift cards throughout the month of November. The food collected will be distributed to Flynn Families in need. If you are interested in receiving a box please contact Emily Russen (email@example.com) or Jill Everett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Free Thanksgiving Dinners Available
Saint Marks - Saint Marks is able to deliver fully cooked Thanksgiving meals to your home. All you have to do is call them to get on their spreadsheet and they will give you further details. Their number is: (802) 864-7686
La Boca Wood Fired Pizzeria - La Boca is partnering with the Bagel Cafe & Deli to offer no-cost Thanksgiving meal kits for families. The kits will be fully cooked. Families will have to pick up their kits between 12:30-3:30pm on Thanksgiving day at La Boca. (Vegan and Gluten Free Kits Available). To sign up, email email@example.com and they will email you back to confirm a pick up time. **Sign up ends on November 20th and no more than 4 meals are provided.
Does Your Child Need a Winter Coat or Boots?
Interested in the Flynn PTO? If you are an adult in the life of a Flynn student, you are already a
member! We invite you to participate in the PTO in a way that works for you!
Here is the link to our meeting minutes from our meetings this year:
Our next meeting is Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 pm. Meetings are held in-person in the
Flynn library or via Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/fuj-omkp-bnv). Childcare is provided
by the wonderful Ms. Wanda!!
Apparel Sale—the apparel sale is back! Check out the awesome hoodies and tees at the link
here: https://www.newdudsmerch.com/jjflynn. Adult and kids’ sizes are available, in addition
to expanded color options! This is seriously the comfiest way to show your Firefly spirit! There
is also an option to donate to help other Flynn families make a purchase! Thank you, New
Outerwear Swap—The outerwear swap is still going and could use some replenishment! If you
have gently used winter gear, please consider donating to our winter outerwear swap. High
need items are winter boots, snow pants, and waterproof mittens and gloves. ANYONE can take
ANY ITEM!! There is a rack of clothing in the front lobby so please take a look any time the
school is open. You can add what you have or see if there’s something you need. Donations can
also be dropped off at New Duds in Colchester (382 Hercules Drive, Suite 4 near Costco). Let’s
get ready for winter!
Other ways to get involved...
Choose J.J. Flynn as your AmazonSmile beneficiary. When you shop on Amazon, a percentage of
what you spend gets donated to the PTO at NO cost to you!
- How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser: Visit smile.amazon.com
- Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com
- Select your charity
- Start shopping! Remember to checkout at smile.amazon.com to generate donations for
your chosen charity.
Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at smile.amazon.com.
How to use AmazonSmile using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:
- Open the Amazon Shopping app
- Navigate to the main menu (≡)
- Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
- Select your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile
in the mobile app
Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a
donation for the charity you have selected.
Note: The tablet app is not yet supported. Please visit smile.amazon.com/onthego to learn
Donate via Venmo. The PTO is a non-profit organization that relies on fundraising to continue
its support of the Flynn community. If you are able to give a monetary donation to support the
PTO programming, then it’s easy—scan, donate, done! Our Venmo account is @jjflynnpto.
Scan those Box Tops!
- Click this link to download the app: https://www.boxtops4education.com/s/get-the-app
- When prompted to find a school, type in the zip code ‘05408’ and choose Flynn from the
choices and you are ready to start scanning those receipts!
Our BHS mentor Sidiki and Wes.
Submit an Equity Ticket today by using the QR code on flyer.