Dear PAML Families,
This week marks the final full week of the school year and this will be the final edition of our weekly family update for the school year. This school year has been a journey like none before it. Thank you for joining us and taking part in the learning that has taken place for all of us.
One thing is for sure. We’ve come a long way. This week I was invited into Evy Gray’s 6th grade humanities class to observe a fishbowl discussion about Civil War Reconstruction. Students were engaging in polite discourse while discussing a topic that not everyone agreed on. They were taking turns and making sure everyone’s voice was heard. They were also using evidence from texts they were exploring in class to support their claims. The best part was, Ms. Gray was only minimally involved in the discussion. The class and the learning had been completely handed over to students and they were thriving! I was nearly moved to tears as I was sitting there thinking about how we started the year in such an uncertain place, and the growth not just this group of students, but all of our students have made this year.
Our building has been full of these moments over the past couple of months. This is the time of year where it all comes together. All of the hard work that our learning community put in throughout the year can finally be realized, and while we’re all excited for summer there’s that small piece of all of us that wishes it didn’t have to end.
As we wrap up the school year we’re also thinking about summer learning opportunities. Over the last couple of weeks our TA teachers have been reaching out to chat with families about our “Pro-Boost” summer learning opportunity. Pro-Boost is offered to students who the grade level team feels might benefit from learning over the summer. The program is three days/week (T,W,Th) for 5 weeks over the summer (7/5-8/5) from 8:30-11:30. If you are interested in having your student enrolled in the program and haven’t been contacted by your students TA teacher please give the office a call.
Finally, I’d like to use this opportunity to offer the first of many congratulations to our 8th graders. We’ll be officially celebrating them on 6/13 at 10:00 outdoors behind the cafeteria. A separate email with all of the necessary details went out to 8th grade families this week. For the first time in a very long time our entire PAML School Community will gather for this event. We’re all looking forward to it!
Thank you one last time for your continued support!
Matt Young, Principal
Please mark your calendars with these important dates:
6/10 7th Grade BBQ at the Oxbow
6/9 8th grade trip to Boston
6/13-8th grade Moving Up Ceremony 10:00AM
6/14-Rain date for 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
6/14-Last Day of School Dismissal at Noon
PA and PAML Community Advisory Council
Please indicate your interest in joining the PA and PAML Community Advisory Council by filling out the form below. It’s possible that we may have more interest than what is optimal for a well functioning group. If we do get such a high level of interest (and we sure hope we do!) we will select a diverse and representative group from this list.
Test kits are available through the following ways:
- Vermont Department of Health office 63 Professional Drive, Morrisville (9-4 M-F)
- Those with insurance are encouraged to go through a pharmacy or their insurance company.
- Individuals can order test kits through the USPS Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests (usps.com).
If you are interested in attending Unbound Camp this summer please fill out the form below (We are nearing capacity for this program):
Summer Unbound Registration is ongoing! Summer Unbound is a great opportunity for students entering grades 6-8 to spend time with friends and school staff doing fun activities, projects and to just have a great summer. Happening from July 5th to August 6th, Summer Unbound is free of charge to all students! Pick up your registration packet in the ML office, by talking to Mark McNall, or using the link attached.
Lamoille Health Partners Community Center Is now Open!
On Monday, May 2nd, the Lamoille Health Partners Community Center located on 26 Union Street in Morrisville, opened its doors for middle school students to come socialize, play games, and build life skills through fun activities in a safe, supervised space. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. We at Lamoille Health Partners are super excited to provide this safe space and look forward to serving our community’s children.
Amanda Camargo, the head of the community center, is originally from Quincy, Massachusetts, and has lived in the Northeast Kingdom for the past five years. She specializes in the arts and communications, and has experience opening youth centers, as well as working with youth both in Massachusetts and in Hardwick, Vermont. She is both excited and eager to serve the youth of Morrisville via the center and hopes to empower the children to have a greater sense of pride in their community as well as in their own talents and skills.
Students may drop in at any time. Please review the Community Center Promise below with your students. This document outlines the community center’s expectations for safe participation.
2022 Morristown Summer Recreation Camp!
Fun & creative indoor & outdoor activities for kids age 5-12.
June 20- August 12, 2022
7:45 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri
Peoples Academy Gym
Weekly and Entire Summer (8 Weeks) registration options available.
Early registration Morristown Residents only March 1-18, 2022.
All other registrations open March 19, 2022.
Register online only at: https://morristownvt.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29826&fbclid=IwAR3Z5em7Q-YYa21S54ucNQeCppTU7cwIt7iE8ZPU7HkLoMqyNiZze_31QZc
For questions contact: Kristi McAllister, firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 730-4111.
Exciting News! Vermont Family Theatre Summer Musical Theatre Camp is back at Peoples Academy this summer.
Week 1 will be June 20th – 24th for all skill levels ages 6 and – 14
Time 8:30 – 3:30 Theme The Jungle Book! Performance 6/24
Week 2 June 27th – July 1st for intermediate & Advanced performers
Time 8:30 – 3:30 for ages 8 – 16 The Lion King Performance 7/1
Registrations are coming in fast. The form is digital on our website
If you have any questions, drop in and speak with Ms Perry in the PAHS Computer Lab.
Announcements From Working Communities Challenge (WCC)
Looking for a Juneteenth event?
- June 14
- RSVP for location
Juneteenth: A Love Story: music, food, education, love
- June 17-19
- Multiple venues and events
Including: The Black Experience (with Dr. Angela Davis)
- June 18
- Battery Park, Burlington
- 4-7 PM
- June 18-9
- Clemmons Family Farm
Juneteenth Winooski: music and food
- Sunday, June 19
- 3-8 Rotary Park, Winooski