Flynn Flyer

September 18, 2020

Please fill out the Daily Covid Health Screening form

Thank You Parents and Guardians for following the Pick Up and Drop Off Expectations! We appreciate it!

Important Dates

NO Virtual School on Wednesday September 23rd

Principal Coffee Wednesday September 23rd at 5 p.m. (link below)

Picture Days A day Monday October 19th

B day Friday October 16th

Full Remote students may come either day during 8-11.

Pictures will be taken in the quad outside of the library.

Complete Your Annual Student Update on Powerschool! Need Help? Call Karen 864-8478

Now more than ever it is important for families to check their information on Powerschool to be sure Flynn has the most up to date information.

This needs to be done before devices will be aloud to go home with students.

A Note from your Principal

Hello Flynntastic Families!

We have had another great week here at Flynn ! Students have done a great job lining up in their POD lines and getting their temperature checked. Parents we want to extend a HUGE thank you to you all for your patience at drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. I feel they have all gone extremely well. It truly takes a village for great things to happen!

Also this week we had the pleasure of having Duncan McDougall, the founder of the Children's Literacy Foundation, come to Flynn to kick off our Year of the Book Celebration. Duncan shared with all students that each of them will receive a total of 10 free books this year, that they will get a chance to pick them out themselves. How exciting ! Our students were so excited to hear about this great opportunity. Students will also have the opportunity of meeting authors and participating in literacy activities.

Lashawn Whitmore-Sells

Year of the Book

Crazy back to school schedules and a crummy weather forecast didn’t stop Children’s Literacy Foundation Executive Director, Duncan McDougall, from visiting J.J. Flynn students to share details about the CLiF Year of the Book grant that the school was awarded. Small groups of students met under the tent outdoors to listen to storytelling and learn more about the exciting features of the Year of the Book grant. Hybrid schedule “A” day students attended the kick-off presentation on September 17 and “B” day students will attend October 2.

CLiF’s Year of the Book provides $25,000 worth of literacy programs, support, and new children’s books over one school year to help build a culture of literacy in elementary schools across New Hampshire and Vermont. This program targets schools that have a high percentage of students scoring below proficient in literacy assessments, and a high percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch.

“CLiF awarded the Year of the Book grants in February 2020 to schools submitting applications with high levels of commitment and excitement coming from teachers, librarians and administrators. Those qualities we recognized in the applications are needed more than expected as we work through these challenging circumstances. CLiF appreciates the Flynn community for their efforts to maximize the grant to still make reading and writing fun in a different learning environment,” said CLiF Program Director Meredith Scott.

The grant includes multiple author visits and literacy activities, 10 books for each student to choose and keep at home, smaller grants for teachers, and $1000 for the school and public libraries. CLiF is working closely with its partners to deliver this programming in meaningful and safe ways, making the most of live opportunities outside and distanced while the weather allows.

About the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)

CLiF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among low income, at ­risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has supported and inspired 250,000 young readers and writers through its literacy program grants and has given away more than $7 million in new, high­quality children's books. For more information about CLiF, visit

Celebrations at School

At this time we are not allowing families to bring in treats.

Free Family Meal Kits Wednesdays and Fridays

ALL FAMILIES ARE WELCOME with no eligibility requirements.

Schedule and Locations (Every Wednesday and Friday)

3:00-4:30 PM
North Ave. Alliance Church

Sustainability Academy

5:00-6 PM

Boys & Girls Club of Burlington

Principal Coffee EVERY Wednesday! This week 5:00 P.M.

Join Principal Lashawn Sells

Wednesday, September 23rd.

5:00 P.M.

Follow this link to join the coffee:

Join by phone

‪(US) +1 650-735-3344‬ PIN: ‪875 758 258‬#