Flynn Flyer

August 27, 2021

Remember to fill out your Annual Student Update on Powerschool!

Important Dates

9/1 Wednesday Dismissals 1:50

9/2 Picture Day

9/2 PTO Meeting 6:00 P.M.

9/6 No School Labor Day

9/14 Principal Coffee 8:15-8:45 under the tent on the playground

Picture Day

Picture day is Thursday, September 2.

Picture forms were sent home this week.

We will have a retake day (TBA).

Order forms should be sent in on Thursday only.

Please call me if you have any questions at 864-8478.

Successful First Week!

Flynntastic Families!


It has been a great week! I have had the pleasure of visiting each classroom a few times this week and it is absolutely amazing to see and hear the learning that is going on. Students have been engaged in relationship building activities along with building classroom routines, schedules, and expectations . I can’t wait to see and hear what learning will occur in classrooms next week!


I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to each and everyone of you for your flexibility and patience as we all work through procedural changes due to the pandemic to ensure safety for all. It truly takes a village!


Lastly , wishing everyone a relaxing weekend ! Look forward to seeing you all on Monday .

Changes to Our Dismissal Procedure

Beginning on Monday August 30, all walkers and bikers will need to be picked up on the North side of the building by the bicycle rack.

JJ Flynn PTO-How can you become involved at Flynn School?

Welcome new Firefly Families!

The Flynn PTO wants to invite everyone to this year’s first PTO meeting! We are excited to share that it will be held in person on Thursday, September 2nd, under the tent on Flynn’s playground!

The PTO has looked very different since COVID hit but we are really hoping to get back to our roots with community events and supporting our amazing Flynn staff! In order to do this, we need your help! Whether you are able to come to PTO meetings or want to help with an initiative, we encourage you to reach out and help!

Below you will find a list of all the amazing things the PTO has done in the past and we would like to continue to offer in the future:


· First Day of School Coffee

· School Picture Day

· Back to School BBQ (Paired with the fall open house)

· Book Fair and Pasta Dinner

· School Play

· Family Traditions Dinner

· JJ Flynn Logo Wear

· Outer Wear Swap

· Flynn Family Skate Night

· Change Race

· Flynn Family Movie Night

· Kindergarten Tours and Practice Lunches


Find us on Facebook!

Email us at FlynnPTO@gmail.com

COVID Information

As we enter this year, health and safety are a top priority for students. We will continue to implement many of the strategies used last year to keep our buildings safe. The vast majority of what we have planned is in alignment with the 16 other districts in the Champlain Valley. Our key strategies to begin the year will be masking, staying home when sick, vaccinations, and testing. In addition to these strategies, we will implement many other safety precautions that are detailed below. We know mask-wearing is a very effective strategy so we will follow state and CDC guidance on masking, and we will be very cautious before removing the masking requirement.



We also know a combination of strategies is effective. One other key strategy is staying home when sick or if directed to quarantine. We are asking that families screen their children for COVID-19 symptoms before school daily. If you notice a new symptom, even just one, please do not send your student to school, but have them tested at the VDH testing site or call your pediatrician's office. If we notice any new COVID symptom, we will quickly move the symptomatic person to the school’s isolation space and notify families to pick the student up immediately and take them to get tested. For clarity and review, COVID symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, lack of smell/taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle aches, and headache.



Free Testing Site

405 Pine Street

Monday/Tuesdays 8-4

Wednesdays 12-7

Saturday 9-12


Burlington Health Center of Burlington

617 Riverside Ave.

Monday 1-5 (closed Labor Day)

Tuesday 4-8

Thursday 8-12;1-5

Friday 8-12

Sleep is Important

A good night’s sleep can go a long way in helping ease the transition back to school and help our children’s bodies and minds prepare to learn.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that Elementary school children get between 9-12 hours of sleep each night! It’s also recommended to turn off the “screens” (TV, video games, phones etc.) 1-2 hours before bedtime to help relax the brain and prepare for sleep.

I am so proud of the work our students have done in a very short time . Keep up the good work!

Burlington Food Service is Hiring!

WELCOME BACK to SCHOOL

The Burlington School Food Project seeks a few motivated individuals to join our School Nutrition Team. Benefits include daytime hours, school calendar breaks, health insurance and the opportunity to provide healthy meals to children so they can learn and grow at school!

We have full-time, part-time and substitute positions available. As per the Master Agreement, the pay starts at $15.23 per hour. Feel free to reach out with any questions! Doug Davis, Director ddavis@bsdvt.org

Apply on-line!

https://bsdvt.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1932

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