Dear PAML Families, 

Thank you to all of the families who participated in conferences on Friday. We value this time with families and it is an important way to celebrate your student’s growth and development at this point in the year.  If you didn’t get a chance to have a conference with your student’s TA teacher please do not hesitate to reach out to schedule a time to catch up.  Please be on the lookout for Trimester 2 mastery reports which will be mailed next week.

As a reminder, we will have a half day on Monday, April 8th with a 12:00 dismissal in anticipation of the eclipse.

I also wanted to make sure that everyone was aware we are entering “testing season.” This year, Vermont will once again be implementing the Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Program (VTCAP) provided by Cognia. This assessment will be computer based.  All three subjects will be adaptive and will assess our state standards for ELA, math, and science.  We plan to administer these assessments between April 8th and April 19th this year.

At PAML we find it best to offer students a series of test sessions for them to work through the individual tests.  Students simply participate in test sessions until the tests are complete.  If a student does not finish a test within a test session they pick-up right where they left off during the next session. 

After students have completed testing, Individual Student Reports will be sent to families via mail as soon as available.  These reports will provide information on what your student(s) learned in relation to the statewide academic standards. When reviewing test scores, it is important to consider that these tests provide a broad overview of demonstrated learning and that results are most useful when viewed in the context of other information gathered by the teacher and the school. The primary purpose of our testing program is to provide families and school leaders with an increased understanding of how teaching and learning is taking place and how students’ needs are being met.  A more detailed email via bright Arrow will follow.

If you have any questions, please contact the PAML Office. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely, 

Matt Young

Please note we have the following open positions at PAML

Substitute Teacher: Please Email Megan Herman: megan.herman@lamoillesouth.org

Track and field coach: https://www.schoolspring.com/jobdetail?jobId=4561062

Thank you for your continued support, 

Sincerely, 

Matt Young

Upcoming Dates:

3/26-Keewaydin Family Meeting 3/26 5:00-6:00

3/29-7th and 8th grade dance

4/8: Early release for eclipse 12:00

4/8-4/19: VTCAP Testing

4/16-Budget Vote

Budget Update

I wanted to make sure that our entire school community was aware of two of the budget related decisions that the EMUU board made this week.  They are as follows: 

  • The updated budget will contain one additional position reduction. Both positions identified for reduction are elementary level instructional coaching positions. No other reductions are planned at this time.
  • The new budget has a voting date of April 16th. We will need to rally support and your support will be critical!

Updated COVID Guidance

The CDC has updated their guidance for returning to school following a positive COVID test.  Students must now be fever free for 24 hours with improved symptoms in order to return to school.  

Unbound Information:

A New Unbound session is underway!

Winter_Spring 2024 Unbound Schedule.pdf

Hello Families!

The sun is shining and spring is right around the corner!  Please see below for the new spring schedule which starts the week of April 1st!  🌷

First, the winter classes that will be ENDING the last week of March are the following:

  • Woodworking
  • Swimming lessons
  • Origami
  • Cardboard creations

If your child is in any of the above classes and you would like to add one of the new classes, please reach out to me!  There is no need to fill out a new registration form, I will add it to the existing form.

Also, if you have signed up for a spring class but can’t remember which one, please let me know, I’m happy to look it up! 🙂

There are many students who are signed up for the above classes, and also other classes that are continuing through the spring, but they’re switching in April, so again, please let me know if you have any questions as to which class your child is scheduled for in the Spring.

Please note:  IF A CLASS IS NOT MENTIONED ABOVE, IT IS CONTINUING THROUGH THE END OF MAY.

NEW CLASSES STARTING the first week of APRIL:

River Arts is a GO!  If you’ve expressed interest on the registration form, I’ve already put you on the roster.  I will reach out to those on my list to confirm.  I think there are about 3-4 slots still open, maybe more, depending on confirmations.  It will be held on Wednesdays starting in April (3, 10, 17), then May (1, 8, 15, 22, 29).  Below is a description of the class:

Drawing, Painting, &  Printmaking

Students will take their drawing skills and layer them with painting, collage, and additional materials to make some truly unique creations! They will learn more about color mixing/color theory and how to develop a unique composition using traditional art methods and some digital art components.

Rosie’s Girls will be offered again this spring on Tuesdays, beginning April 2nd and we’re super excited!  It will be hosted by the Morristown community center, Rebecca Ridella is leading the group.  Students will walk down to the CC with Rebecca and/or a high school student to participate in the class.  See link below to learn more about the program.

Table Tennis is offering a couple of advanced classes on Wed & Fri to students already enrolled, this has started, but we may have one or two slots left for the advanced table tennis, so please reach out if your child is interested.  Also, there are some students who will be ending table tennis from the winter session, so we’ll have slots opening up for the Tu & Thurs classes in April!  Reach out if interested!

Disc Golf Tues & Thurs, starts April 2nd!  Mark and Elian are excited to get the season rolling for disc golf!  These high schoolers have a passion for the sport, and it shows in their instruction!  They’re also working on getting a new course set up this summer at PA, so stay tuned!

Stories and Character Design, Wednesdays, starting April 3rd, Lead by high school student Lydia McGrath.  In this character design class your child will watch animated and live action short films, or read short stories.  They will learn to draw in realism, cartoons, or write their own stories.  Afterward, they can bring them home and show their amazing work!

**Please note that we do realize some days have many offerings, while others are limited.  Unfortunately, we don’t have much control over that as we’re at the mercy of teachers/students/leaders’ availability to run the class.  I’m hoping to add more Monday and Friday classes eventually, if we can find the help.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, I’m happy to help!

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Please reach out with any questions to Amy Thompson; amy.thompson@lamoillesouth.org

Lunch Menu

LSUU Lunch Menus

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

24/25 School Calendar

Resources From United Way of Lamoille County

Sharing Priority

United Church of Johnson resources:

  • Thrift Store open: All items are gently used, no stains or damages, good quality items at low a price
    • Behind the church, 100 Main Street, Johnson
    • Open Fridays, 10am-1pm & Saturdays, 9am-noon
  • “Soup-on-Saturday”: delicious soup and bread, takeout only
    • Free, 10:30am-noon

Morrisville Centennial Library Calendar for March

March 2024 Calendar (5).pdf

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