Dear PAML Families, 

I am pleased to report that we just completed a very successful evacuation drill this morning.  Our students took this important exercise seriously and we’re all really pleased with how it went.  Through our work with school safety contractor Margolis Healey we’ve made some changes to our evacuation plans.  This is just one example of how we’ve been working with experts to make PAML as safe as possible.  

This week I wanted to make sure I mentioned some positive shifts we’ve been making to the end of our school day.  We’re really thrilled to be launching PAML “Clubs” at the end of this week.  We took lots of input from students to design a menu of activities at the end of the day on Fridays facilitated by school adults.  These activities might include things like Popular music ensemble, theater, beat making, “Extreme Sports” club, or a student advocacy group.  Students signed up for these clubs for the entire quarter.  We’ll do another sign-up for quarter 2.  Our hope is that these clubs help us promote a positive and connected 5-8 school culture.  

Our 7th grade team departed on their canoe trip this morning.  They really “lucked out” with the weather!  We have quite a few beginning of the year trips.  Please check-in with your student to see if they are heading out on a trip soon.  

Please note we have the following open positions at PAML

Math Intervention (long-term substitute):

Substitute Teacher: Please Email Megan Herman:

Thank you for your continued support, 


Matt Young

Upcoming Dates:

September 15 sundown through Sunday, September 17 Rosh Hashanah

9/15: 6th grade trip to Burlington

9/19: Picture Day

9/20: 6th Grade Trip to Elmore

9/25: No School Yom Kippur

9/27: Emergency Drill

10/3: 7th grade to Hosmer Point

Unbound Program

Unbound began on 9/11.  There is still plenty of space in some of our activities

Please see the complete information packet below.  

Fall 2023 Unbound Schedule

We are very excited to have so many class options for Unbound this Fall!  I encourage you and your child to take a look through the brochure and give something new a try!  Please send registration forms back ASAP as we’ll need to determine if we have enough students signed up to run a class.  Please reach out with any questions!  Also, do you have interest in swimming lessons for our Winter 2024 session?  We are looking into options at the Swimming Hole for a 6 or 8 week session.  If this is something you are interested in, please reach out to me directly at so we know what we may have for numbers.


Everything you need to know about athletics can be found in the link below

PAML 2023-24 Athletic Kickoff

PA Coaches Needed: We are always looking for more coaches and volunteers to help with the PA Soccer Program. We are still looking for a second PAML boys & a second PAML girls soccer coach. We are also looking for a Boys JV Soccer coach. Please spread the word or let me know if you have any interest. Most of these positions come with stipends $$. 

PA Boosters Apparel Order

The Fall PA Boosters order is live and ready to be shopped. 10% of every purchase will go to Boosters Club.

PAML Personal Technology Agreements

2023-7-28-Personal technology agreements (Final)

We will be printing these agreements and sending them home with students this week.  Please sign and return them with your student.  We will be making these agreements part of our TA activities in the coming weeks.  

2023-2024 School Calendar

Below is a link to our 2023-2024 School Calendar.  This year’s calendar does have different elements than we’ve had in the past few years.  Please check it out.  

23/24 School Calendar

Announcements From The United Way

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Working Lands Enterprise Initiative grant for forest, farm, and food enterprises, including producer associations, farms, food cooperatives, business assistance provider organizations, etc.

  • Application open fall/winter for projects starting spring/early summer 2024 

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