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April 30, 2021

Thursday, May 6th is NOT an EARLY RELEASE DAY

Mark Your Calendar

May 4- Staff Appreciation Week

May 5- 5th Graders Visit Hunt Middle School

May 5- Wednesday School ends at 11:30 am/No Burlington Kids/ No Pre K

May 6-Flynn PTO Meeting-6PM


May 10-14- SBAC Testing- Grades 3, 4 and 5

May 10- Book Fair and Hotdog Dinner for Pre K, Kindergartners and First Graders

May 11- Book Fair and Hotdog Dinner for Second and Third Graders

May 12-Wednesday School ends at 11:30 am/No Burlington Kids/ No Pre K

May 13- Book Fair and Hotdog Dinner for Fourth and Fifth Graders

May 17- Fifth Grade Science Assessment

May 19-Wednesday School ends at 11:30 am/No Burlington Kids/ No Pre K

May 26-Wednesday School ends at 11:30 am/No Burlington Kids/ No Pre K

May 31- Memorial Day-No School

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

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

June 10-5th Grade Bridging Celebration

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

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

Change in SBAC Testing Dates

SBAC Testing for all grades will be May 10 - May 14. for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade

Book Fair and Hot Dog Dinner are Back- COVID Style

You must sign up based on your student's grade - thank you!

We will be using Signup Genius

We are allowing 10 families in every 15 minutes.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade: Monday, May 10th 4:30-7

Second Grade, Third Grade: Tuesday, May 11th 4:30-7

Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade: Thursday, May 13th 4:30-7

The from will ask you to indicate "Qty." please write the # of people in your group.

If you have siblings in multiple grades, please choose one grade for which to sign up.

Hot Dog Dinner

$3 per person

$10 for a family of 4

Hot Dog/Chips/Fruit/Milk

Due to COVID, hot dog dinners will be to go. We will not be allowing picnicking on site.

Thank you to Mckenzie Country Classics for the donation of hot dogs.

Guidance News-Anti-Bullying Bulletin Board

As 5th Graders, we want to set an example on what it means to stand up against bullying. We asked teachers to share the anti-bullying promise with their students and had them trace their hands and write a sentence on why they stand against bullying. We then created this bulletin board.

I make a COMMITMENT to take a stand against bullying. I will treat others with RESPECT and KINDNESS. I will have the COMPASSION to not be a bully and the COURAGE to not be a bystander. It is my RESPONSIBILITY to help others being bullied and to report bullying.

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Kindergarten News

At long last, kindergartners have experienced the Flynn School Library! With the latest version of safety protocols, we can finally share our library space with students. Hard to say who was more excited - the kindergartners or the librarian. The week was spent exploring stations that celebrated the ten Red Clover Book Award nominees. Students imagined how the sea creatures in Crab Cake had to use flippers, fins, and claws to pick up the trash humans had dumped into their habitat by moving recycling with spatulas, oven mitts, and tongs. They made red flowers along the edges of the windows for the Hummingbird. They hopped from one chunk of “ice” to the next like Sea Bear, and they built cities with blocks to get a better sense of how the lost cat felt in Small in the City. And they checked out books from the actual circulation desk instead of in a corner of the hallway! Such excitement!

Take-Home Maker Faire Success!

Each student had a kit with the supplies to build a kaleidoscope and a rocket launcher. Check out this video of the inside of a 2nd grader's kaleidoscope! A huge thank you to the staff members who collected materials for me, brainstormed with me, and helped me prepare the kits.
Inside a kaleidoscope

Flynn Firefly Wear Arriving Next Week

April Fireflies of the Week

Middle School Summer Program-Open to 5th Graders

Dear Burlington and Winooski Families,

The Burlington & Winooski School Districts, in partnership with the Sara Holbrook Community Center, are excited to offer the 2021 Middle School Summer Program, free of charge, to all incoming 6th - 9th graders of the Burlington & Winooski School Districts.

Please click on the links below for program details and to register your student(s):

Program Details

Registration Form

Travel Survey

PreK - 8th Message - BSD is working with the City of Burlington, with assistance from CCRPC and DuBois & King to develop School Travel plans for all of our schools. This spring, we need your help! The first step is to get a better understanding of how our students get to school each day. Please take our Travel Survey today and look for more fun ways to get involved after break!

Vermont Youth Dancer Summer Dance Camps!

Vermont Youth Dancer Summer Dance Camps!

VYD Summer dance camps at Synergy Center for Dance and Performing Arts in Jericho have openings! These camps are full of movement, choreography, storytelling, acting & drama activities, arts & craft time (for younger dancers), and culminate with a performance at the end of the week. Do not miss this community collaboration with VYD directors and experienced counsellors from the performance company.

JUNE 21 to 25

8:30-12:30 “Three Little Kittens” (ages 4-6)

JUNE 28 to July 2

8:30-12:30 “Beauty and the Beast” (8 and up)

4-7:30 “Pride/Lion King” (10 and up)

JULY 5 to JULY 9

12:00-4:30 “The Boxcar Children” (6-9 yr)

JULY 19-23

9:00-1:00 pm “Alice in Wonderland” (9-14 yr)

More information at

For Vermont Youth Dancer registration, contact

Free Virtual Flynn Student Matinee and Workshop - sign up today