January 30, 2013
Meeting Notes

For a recording of the meeting by Colin Fitzgerald and Jess Wilson of RETN, please click here.

Air dates TUESDAY, 1/29 4:00 PM; WEDNESDAY, 1/30 9:30 PM; THURSDAY, 1/31
3:30 PM; SATURDAY, 2/2 4:00 PM.  Interpreters available upon request.


January 28, 2013

Do you know that the Burlington-Winooski Partnership for Change is actively working to build better relationships with community members and to solicit insight about the future of our high school?  We need your input!  Join us for a Learning Conversation on January 28 between 12:00-1:00 PM in the EES Resource Room. This information will be used to help frame the ongoing work of the Partnership and to identify points of consensus regarding graduation requirements.

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in being involved, please contact Signe Daly ( or Jill Jacobelli )  Jill can link you up with another conversation happening in our community.  Check out this piece in the Burlington Free Press on the Partnership:


*Burlington Schools Safety Survey

January 23, 2013

Following the recent shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Burlington Schools met with the Burlington Police and Fire Departments to revisit our safety protocols and conduct a security audit of our school facilities. In addition to these proactive plans, we are assessing our physical plants and determining necessary changes. We are working to develop a plan for Board consideration.

That is where we would appreciate your help. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (link below) about the safety and security at your child’s school. Your feedback will help us develop a list of recommendations and improvements in the current school year, along with budgeting for other changes going forward. The survey will remain open until February 1st.

Nothing is more important than our students’ safety. Please know that we will do everything we can to ensure their well-being.


January 16, 2013

Shelley Mathias is playing in the 14th Annual Face Off Against Breast Cancer (FOABC) Women’s Hockey Tournament at the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury on January 19, 2013. The tournament raises money for the Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP) and the funds are used to help people right here in Vermont, getting cancer treatment at Fletcher Allen. The CPSP provides emergency financial assistance to people undergoing cancer treatment; people who can’t work and loose wages because of their illness.

The best and easiest way to donate is online or: To donate quickly and securely via credit card, or PayPal, donors should click on the “Donate Now” button. Then under “I’m here to donate to an individual player) on the website”.

Donors will be able to indicate the team (Evolution) and player (Shelley Mathias) that you’d like to support. Each player is encouraged to raise $425. The system doesn’t give reports on donations to the players so you can either let her know by let emailing her at or you can remain anonymous.

If you prefer to donate by check: You can give checks to Shelley directly, by Jan 18, 2013 or send your checks made out to “Face Off Against Breast Cancer” (FOABC) to:

Face Off Against Breast Cancer

c/o Cathy Chase

P.O. Box 421

Middlebury, VT 05753

Your donation is tax deductible! (Cancer Patient Support Program, tax ID # 03-0365270)

If anyone wants to make the trek to Middlebury, Evolution would love a cheering section! – Games at 9:40, 1:10 and 3:20.



January 16, 2013

Guillermo Gomez, Public Works Engineer, will hold a public meeting to present their concept plan and seek input from the public.  This meeting is critical so they can make sure everyone’s questions are answered and any changes resulting from the meeting can be incorporated in the plans prior to the next submittal.



January 16, 2013

We have lots of clothing, boots, shoes, lunch boxes, and miscellaneous items in our lost and found in the entryway of the first floor.  Please be sure to check it out if your child is missing something (and even if you think they are not, you might be surprised at what you find).  Please note that the Lost and Found includes items from Burlington Kids afterschool program.  Please remember to label your child’s items.


January 14, 2013

On Saturday, January 26th, the Edmunds Elementary PTO will sponsor the 5th Annual Family Math Night.  Explore the wonders of math with your child/ren and let them show you what they are learning! A variety math centers and home learning activities will be available for children of all ages, such as graphing, chess, games using dice and playing cards and many other fun activities.  Also there will be one Bridges game from each grade level. Prizes, desserts and drinks too! We will have National Honor Society students from BHS to help facilitate games so that parents can fully enjoy the night with their child/ren.  RSVP by sending an email ( including your child’s name, grade level and number of people attending.  A paper Math Night flyer will be sent home with the Friday Flash, and is attached to this message.

For those of you new to Math Night, here is how the night will work.

5:00 – 5:30 pm: Pizza and drinks will be served in the lower gym.

5:30 – 7:00 pm: Students will enter the cafeteria and be given a Math Night ticket with 6 empty circles.  As your child completes an activity at a table, you will write that table number in one of the empty circles. When your child has filled all of the circles, put the ticket into the bag at the prize table in order to enter to win a chance at one of the games that will be raffled off at the end of the night.  Each student will leave with a take-home bag with games you can play at home.

We are also looking for donations of math related games (Uno, Chutes and Ladders, Yahtzee, Phase 10, Dominoes, Set, Sequence, Chess, etc.) for the raffle at the end of the night.  In addition, let us know if you can bring some veggies and dip, and/or a dessert.  Please contact Peggy O’Neill at 860-1704 or if you are able to contribute. We hope to see you all there!