Flynn Flyer

November 6, 2020

November 12- Principal Coffee 5 P.M.

November 13- Conference Scheduling begins for families with multiple children at Flynn.

November 16-Conference Scheduling begins for families with one child at Flynn.

November 17-Picture Retake Day

November 20-Report Cards Go Home

November 23 and 24- Parent Teacher Conferences (Virtual)

November 23-27- No School Thanksgiving Break

December 3- PTO Meeting 6:00PM

December 23-January 1- No School Winter Break

Dressing Appropriately for School, Recess and PE

Students should wear clothing appropriate for school activities. Clothing should be comfortable and safe for learning and play. Some of our projects or activities may involve getting a little messy and could, despite precautions, damage delicate fabrics. As the weather changes, please be sure to pack winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens. We will go out to recess EVERY day that the temperature is above 0 degrees

Sneakers are required for PE classes. This year PE classes will take place outside everyday unless it is raining or the temperature is below 0 degrees.

It is strongly recommended that students do not wear sandals (especially flip flops) out to recess. Teachers and/or the principal have the final say on appropriate dress.

Curriculum Corner

Our First CliF Book Giveaway was a great success!

What is a Firefly Card?

At Flynn, we have identified three expectations for all school environments.

Flynn Learners Are:

—· Responsible

—· Respectful

—· Safe

At Flynn, we want to acknowledge when students meet school-wide expectations. School staff will note their success with positive reinforcement and an acknowledgement that will include a Flynn Firefly Card.

Firefly cards will be collected in classrooms in 100’s pocket charts.

When classrooms reach the 100 goal, they will have a celebration in their class and they will add 1 special card to the school wide 10,000’s chart!

Picture Retake Day

Our picture retake day is scheduled for Tuesday November 17th. If your child was absent they will have their photo taken. Please remember to send your picture order forms to school. If you need a form, please call Karen Priebe at 864-8478 and she will send one home with your child on Monday November 9th. If you are having a retake, please be sure to send in the picture packet you received.

Information About Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences are on November 23rd and November 24th

Scheduling for our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will begin on Friday November 13th.

If you have more than one child at Flynn School, you may begin scheduling your conferences on Friday, November 13th.

Families with one child at Flynn may begin scheduling your conference on Monday November 16th.

We will send out the link next Friday for you to sign up for a conference. All conferences will be through google meet.

North End Food Pantry

1416 North Avenue

Open 9-11 Saturdays and Sundays

Accepting Donations 8-11 Saturdays and Sundays

Burlington Schools provide FREE Breakfast and Lunch to go

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Free Thanksgiving Meal

St. Mark's Church and North Avenue Alliance Church are holding their annual Thanksgiving Meal Take Out Program.

If you are interested in receiving a FREE hot Thanksgiving Meal delivered to your home on Thanksgiving day please call Karen Priebe at 864-8478 to sign up. All requests must be made by Thursday November 19th.

Holiday Assistance Applications

The Salvation Army is accepting applications for holiday assistance:

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays until November 13th 11-1

November 7th 3-5

November 12th 5:30-7

64 Main St. Burlington, VT

You must bring the following :

ID for every member of the household

Proof of Current Address

If you have any questions or are not comfortable coming into our building, please call Cayman Ford at 864-6991.

Information for Families Return to School Following Illness

Traveling Outside of Vermont: Important Guidelines to Follow

Are you and your family thinking about traveling outside of Vermont? If so, here is a link to the Vermont Travel map that shows cases per million; it is color coded and intended to be used to

determine if you need to quarantine upon return or not.

What are the quarantine guidelines when returning to Vermont?

  • If traveling by personal vehicle to a county with less than 400 active cases per one million residents of COVID-19 (GREEN area on the map) , you do not have to quarantine once returning to VT.

  • If traveling to a county with more than 400 active cases per one million residents of COVID-19 (YELLOW or RED areas on the map), you must quarantine for a total of 14 days or 7 days with a negative COVID test.

  • Traveling by airplane, regardless of the color of the place you are traveling to, is considered high risk and the same quarantining guidelines should be followed as traveling to a RED area.

What if the color changes in the county you’re visiting before you return to Vermont; what do you do?

  • If the color changes — Please use the color of the county on the day you leave VT to help you determine whether or not you need to quarantine when you return to VT.
  • What does this mean?

An example: You plan to travel and are leaving today. You check to see what the color of the county you’re traveling to is and it’s GREEN. It is now Sunday and you’re planning to travel home but you notice the county you have been in all weekend is all of a sudden red. As long as you have traveled in your personal/private vehicle, you do not need to quarantine once you’re back in VT since the color was green when you left VT.

Are you hosting friends/family from another county and are unsure as to whether or not your household (not your guests) should be quarantining as well?

  • Hosting friends/family members from outside of VT — While your guests may need to quarantine based on what color the county is that they’re traveling from, you and your family who reside within the household do not need to quarantine as well. Quarantining guidelines are only applicable to the traveler, and therefore students CAN still come to school when someone in the house has traveled from any other area.
  • This also applies to family members who may have traveled. The family member who traveled should follow quarantine guidelines. Those who stayed home can still go to school and out into the community as usual, but the person who traveled should not.

Please note: Be sure to maintain at least 6-feet distance from those who have traveled and wear masks when in common spaces (even inside your home) where social distancing is not possible. Remember to frequently wash your hands as well as frequently touched surfaces (e.g. bathroom, kitchen) until the end of the quarantine period (either 14 days or 7 days followed by a negative COVID-19 test).

Sarah Holbrook Community Center Child Care

During the first month of the 2020 school year the Sara Holbrook Community Center has been able to offer a full day elementary support program to our students that were in need of support during remote learning days.As students go back to full-day, in person, learning, we will be adjusting our model to fit the needs of families by offering our elementary afterschool enrichment program with the addition of FULL DAY program on Wednesdays. The Elementary Program is for children enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We will be providing all day childcare for when students are not in school.Below I have listed some of the program details.

Program Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:00pm-5:30pm. Wednesday: 9:00am-4:00pm.

Cost: Please make payment each Monday for upcoming week

After School- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: $25 per day

Full Day- Wednesday: $46 per day

Subsidy and Scholarships are available

Program Begins: Monday, October 26th

Our program follows the Burlington School District Calendar. When school is closed or canceled there is no program.

Transportation will be available from the schools to our center.Parents see your child's front office for the transportation form.

Registration Form Here

2020-2021 YMCA Schoolage Program at St. Marks

2020-2021 Y Schoolage Program St. Marks

The Y School Age Program at St. Marks in Burlington is open. During the increased number of hours that children are not in school, the Y can offer a safe, welcoming, and supportive place for them to learn and have fun.

We will operate an afterschool program, closing at 6pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The cost is as follows: $35 for 1 day per week, $59 for 2 days, $71 for 3 days, and $82 for 4 days.

On Wednesdays we will operate a full-day programs from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The cost is $65.

As both offerings are state-licensed programs, State Subsidy can be used by eligible families.

Our school age program will:

• Offer a place where children can complete their remote
work with educators.

• Support and further their learning.

• Engage them in fun, hands-on inquiry-based learning
through play, STEAM activities, and peer interactions.

We have limited spots available to first come, first served and families must sign up for the same days each week.
** State Subsidy accepted **

Located: 21 Dodds Court, Burlington, VT 05408

Register Here