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May 28, 2021

It is time to complete your Annual Student Update on Powerschool!

May 31- Memorial Day-No School

June 1-4- Spirit Week

Tuesday-School Colors Day/Green and White

Wednesday- Twin Day/ Mismatch Day

Thursday-Sport Day/ PJ Day

Friday- Beach Day


June 2-Wednesday School ends at 11:30 am/No Burlington Kids/ No Pre K

June 3- Last Flynn PTO Meeting-6PM

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June 4- Last CliF Book Giveaway

June 7- Devices and Library books due back to school

June 7-15-Field Days

June 9-Wednesday School ends at 11:30 am/No Burlington Kids/ No Pre K

June 10-5th Grade Bridging Celebration

Asaro 5-5:30, Brown 5:45-6:15, Burdick 6:30 to 7:00

June 14- Step Up Day

June 15- Last Day of School/11:30 Dismissal

August 25-First day of School: Link to next year's calendar

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Celebrating our 5th Graders

5th Grade Graduation Celebration

June 10, 2021

Ms. Asaro’s Class 5-5:30

Mr. Brown’s Class 5:45-6:15

Ms. Burdick’s Class 6:30-7:00


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Directions for Graduation Ceremony:

Masked and Socially Distanced Event


Ms. Asaro’s Families

Upon arrival at Flynn School, pull into the south parking lot off of Starr Farm Road and proceed to the tent at the back of the school. Flynn staff will show you to your seats. After the ceremony families can walk back to the south parking lot for an optional picture opportunity and an ice cream treat.


Mr. Brown’s Families

Upon arrival at Flynn School, pull into the north parking lot off of North Avenue and proceed to the tent at the back of the school. Flynn staff will show you to your seats. After the ceremony families can walk back to the south parking lot for an optional picture opportunity and an ice cream treat..


Ms. Burdick’s Families

Upon arrival at Flynn School, pull into the south parking lot off of Starr Farm Road and proceed to the tent at the back of the school. Flynn staff will show you to your seats. After the ceremony families can walk back to the south parking lot for an optional picture opportunity and an ice cream treat.



Pictures will be emailed to each family by the end of June. If you need a picture printed please contact Karen Priebe at 864-8478 by June 15th.

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Welcoming Fireflies with Artwork!

In collaboration with Mrs. Plumer, fourth grade students are working on a school sign that will eventually be installed outside of the building. The sign will say “Flynn Fireflies!”, be made out of acrylic and each letter will be engraved with welcoming messages to our community. Students worked together to identify defining characteristics of a Flynn Firefly. The letters are currently being produced and then fourth graders will have a small celebration when the sign is installed.

Thank You!

The third grade team would like to give a big thank you to all the Flynn students and families who supported our annual Flynn Book Fair and Hot Dog Dinner Fundraiser! It was a huge success! All funds and donations from the Hot Dog Dinner support our Third Grade overnight field trip to Camp Abnaki. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 safety restrictions, we had to cancel our Camp Abnaki trip for the second year in a row. But don’t worry, we are making plans to create Camp Abnaki Day Trips next spring for all of our current third and fourth graders. We want all Flynn students to experience the fun and community of Camp Abnaki. The Hot Dog Dinner proceeds go into our Camp Abnaki Scholarship Fund, created to ensure that the Camp Abnaki field trip is affordable to all Flynn students. And of course, a huge thank you to McKenzie Meats in Burlington for donating all of the hotdogs. This year’s fundraiser was the most successful ever!

Third Grade Team Games are Back!

Third Graders have been hard at work these last few weeks tackling their first SBAC state assessment. As a celebration of all of our hard work, the third graders went to Starr Farm Park to celebrate with freeze pops, team games and safely socializing with friends. Students particularly enjoyed climbing the spider web, using the tire swing, playing wiffle ball and chatting with long lost friends. It was great to see so many smiles as all three classes played together as one big team.

Update From The Flynn Garden

The seeds have been planted and the vegetable starts will go in later this week. Thank you to Ms. Monahan, Mrs. Burdick, Mr. Michalski, Ms. Tinson, Mrs. Simmons and Mr. Abbey’s classes for their help planting seeds.

We would love to have help with our garden over the summer. We are looking for families to "adopt-the-garden" for a week, starting the week after school gets out until the kids return next year. You can sign up online for a week that works best for your family. “Adopting the garden” would involve weeding, watering, and possibly harvesting any veggies that are ripe. All garden tools, supplies and instructions will be supplied to you, along with the contact information of Flynn garden staff members, in case you have any questions.

If you are interested and available to help in the garden for a week this summer, please sign up using this link, and our Flynn Garden Committee will reach out with further instructions as we get closer to summer. And thanks again to our Flynn families for your ongoing support and help with our garden! We all look forward to a harvest celebration next fall.

Fireflies of the Week

Summer Meal Kit distribution

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Starting the week of June 14th, Family Meal Kit pickups will be available on WEDNESDAYS ONLY!

Our last Friday Family Meal Kit pick up will be Friday June 11th

Family Meal Kits will continue to be available on Wednesdays this summer through August 18th!

District News

May 27, 2021


Good afternoon BSD Families, Staff, Students, and Community Members,


We are excited to announce the launch of our Strategic Planning process!


Earlier this month we began working with the Center for Innovative Education to support the development of our strategic plan. Their work is supporting us with our equity focus on:


  • Including and working side by side with families and learners farthest from opportunity in our community

  • Rethinking how we will be accountable to one another in our strategic plan

  • Balancing learning and action as we do this important work together and in our plans for the future


The goal of our strategic planning process will be to utilize a process of “radical inclusion” to help us mobilize a broad Coalition representative of Burlington’s diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. This means making extra effort to reach out to marginalized communities to ensure participation, creating an open application by which people may apply, and rounding out our Coalition with a randomly selected cross-section of the Burlington community. By using this radically inclusive process, we will ensure that all stakeholder groups are represented and able to bring their essential perspectives and many kinds of expertise to shape our strategic planning work and the future of Burlington School District.


Strategic Planning Phases and Timeline:

Phase 1 (June-July): Forming the Coalition and collecting data and insights via empathy interviewing

Phase 2 (August): Launching the Coalition and co-creating the vision for the district

Phase 3 (September-October): Defining key priorities, strategies, and areas for shared learning

Phase 4 (November): Finalizing the plan with full board collaboration


How to Get Involved Today (Empathy Interviewing Opportunity):

We need your help! To begin Phase 1, we are hoping community members will help us begin to gather stories and insights from BSD stakeholders utilizing a process known as “empathy interviewing.” These interviews will inform the work of the Coalition; if you are interested in learning how to conduct empathy interviews and helping with this important work, please join us for a training on June 3 (4:30-6 pm, virtually) or July 15 (4:30-6 pm, in-person). Please sign-up and let us know you are interested!


We look forward to starting this work with you in the spirit of partnership and co-creation. If you have questions about the strategic planning process, please feel free to reach out to Victor Prussack, Coordinator of the Office of Engagement, at vprussac@bsdvt.org.


Sincerely,

Tom