Flynn Flyer

Setember 10, 2021

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It is time to complete your ANNUAL STUDENT UPDATE on Powerschool!

Important Dates

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

9/15-10/15-Hispanic Heritage Month

9/23 Virtual Town Meeting Style Open House

9/29 Early Release 11:30 dismissal

10/1 Picture Retake Day

10/7 Virtual PTO Meeting

Meeting ID

10/11 Indigenous People's Day No School

10/15 Professional Learning Day No School

Help Flynn Staff at Drop Off!

Arrival Time: Please do not drop off your child before 8 a.m.

Be Patient: Drop off will get faster and more efficient! We are trying to keep everyone safe.

Hugs and Kisses: Please have your child ready to exit the car when you drive up to one of our Flynn greeters. Hugs, kisses and goodbyes should be done prior to driving up.

Masks: Be sure everyone in the car has a mask on.

At Home Screenings: Be sure you have taken your child's temperature and checked for any cold symptoms. If your child has any symptoms, they should stay home and you should call your doctor.

Picking Up your Child: Be sure your child knows how they are getting home (walking, vehicle, bike)

New Information on Open House and Back to School BBQ

Due to COVID protocols we have had to pivot our plans to a Virtual Town Meeting Style Open House. More details to follow as we put the details together.


What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus discovered in 2019. Coronaviruses are a type of virus named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. There are many kinds of coronaviruses including some that cause respiratory illnesses, like the common cold. The specific symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Headache

What you can do!

  • Please consider getting vaccinated. We have one remaining free clinic in EMS on September 27
  • If you think you may have been exposed to COVID, get tested (it is free)
  • Stay home when you are sick (do not go to the grocery store, do not go to work, do not go to school)
  • Wash your hands frequently and follow the masking guidelines and recommendations around you

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

COVID guidelines prohibit Birthday treats from coming into the school.

Third Graders Harvest the Garden

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Welcome New Flynn Staff

Meet our New Assistant Principal-Mr. Herb Perez

Our new Assistant Principal is Herb Perez. He has worked for Burlington SD as both a teacher and administrator for over 20 years. Most recently he served at Burlington High School. He was born and raised in New York City (Queens) but has made the Green Mountains his home since attending the University of Vermont. He's the proud Dad of two daughters that he loves to spend time with and learn from. He has looked forward to the opportunity to work with elementary school students for many years and is just thrilled with the opportunity to work with our Fireflies. Welcome, Herb!

Meet Our New Guidance Counselor-Mrs. Emily Russen

Hello! I am very excited to introduce myself as the school counselor at Flynn Elementary!

My passion for working within schools, specifically the elementary level, began in 2014 when I was a Paraeducator here at Flynn. I loved walking into the school every morning to the excited energy of the environment and watching the students grow (educationally, socially, and emotionally) over the course of the year! It was that experience that inspired me to pursue a graduate degree in School Counseling at the University of Vermont.

Following completion of my graduate degree, my husband’s (a Flynn alumni!) job relocated us (and our very energetic dog named Spartacus) to San Diego where we spent the next 3+ years. During that time, I helped launch and oversee an Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents, focused on teaching skills surrounding emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.

While the sunshine in San Diego was beautiful, Burlington, VT has always had a very special place in my heart. There is a deep sense of community here that is unlike any other place I have been. I am thrilled beyond words to be back and to get to know you all!

Meet Our New Special Educator- Lauren Weiss

Hello Flynn community! My name is Lauren Weiss and this is my 10th year as an educator, my 6th year working in the Burlington School District, and my 1st year as a Special Education Teacher at J.J. Flynn. Currently, I work with grades 1 and 2.

I recently completed my Masters of Arts in Teaching with an endorsement in Special Education at Saint Michael’s College.
I am passionate about student-centered learning, fostering a sense of belonging, and promoting student agency.

Throughout my life I have enjoyed participating in many activities outside of school, including jewelry-making, playing the drums, hip hop dance, boxing, climbing, and various team sports. I love learning new things and am excited to share this enthusiasm with our community!

PTO Meetings

This year's PTO meetings will be virtual.

You can join on the first Thursday of each month using this link.

BSD Food Service Positions Available

Greetings BSD Families

The Burlington School Food Project is looking for full time and part time food service workers, as well as food service substitutes. We can offer extremely flexible hours and shifts! Starting wages begin at $15.23 and full time positions include full benefits!

Please apply online, or reach out to me with any questions!

Thank you so much!

Doug Davis

Fletcher Free Library October Kids Calendar