Dear PAML Families,

It is my sincere hope that everyone in our school community had a restful and rejuvenating Thanksgiving break.  We have hit the ground running this week with our first all-school gathering of the school year.  Rather than have all of our students go into the gymnasium like we did pre-COVID, we borrowed a format from our remote days where we gathered virtually.  It felt really good to celebrate together!  At our meeting we announced our next schoolwide celebration, which is spirit week!  Students earned this celebration by filling the “cube tube.”  Next week looks like this:

One theme that you may notice over the next few weeks is feedback.  There are two big opportunities coming up for you to provide feedback to us on how we can best use our grant funds.  The first is in the form of a survey that Lamoille South Unified Union will be using to make decisions about the next round of COVID relief funds. The details are below.  The second is a virtual meeting to specifically discuss how PAML will use our Federal Title I funds.  In the past we have held this meeting in the spring but this year we’ve moved into the late fall to align with our budget process.  There is a link and scheduling information below. 

Thanks again for all of your support!

Matt Young, Principal

Please mark your calendars with these important dates:
12/03 – Dismissal at noon for Trimester 1 grading
12/14 – Annual Title I Meeting for families 6:30 (virtual)
12/24-12/31 December Break

Local vaccine clinic information (information on how to register here:  Vermont Department of Health (VDH) website.)
Morristown Elementary Dose 1 Date – 12/17/2021
Morristown Elementary Dose 2 Date – 01/07/2022

Request for Feedback from LSUU
We are seeking your input as we enter the next stage of recovery planning and allocating COVID relief aid provided by the federal government. Your feedback and ideas are requested in a brief survey. Some brief notes about this survey:

  • The first two rounds of funding were allocated during the 2020-2021 school year. The majority of prior funds have been dedicated to hiring interventionists who currently provide academic support in math and literacy for grades K-8.
  • The next round of funding is approximately $3.2 million and will be spread out over a three year period.
  • A presentation was provided to the school board around this topic on October 19, 2021, which outlines the specific requirements around how this money can be spent.

Please take a brief moment to complete this survey HERE by Friday, December 10. Your responses will be reviewed and used as a critical part of this decision-making process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,
Ryan Heraty, Superintendent

Remote Learning Resources (In the event that all of PAML is learning remotely)
LSUU Return to School Handbook 2021-22
2021-2022 Check-in Schedule Master

Announcements From Working Communities Challenge (WCC)
If you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, or if you want to support someone you know, call:

  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center hotline: 802-888-5256
  • Vermont Domestic Violence hotline: 800-228-7395

To report child abuse: Child Protection Line: 800-649-5285
More on domestic and sexual violence resources here. If you need support, find mental health resources in our community here.

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