Dear PAML Families,

Yesterday we waved good-bye as our 7th graders departed for their overnight field trip.  We are so excited that our students are once again able to take part in these experiences.  The 7th grader’s departure this morning feels like the unofficial kick-off to “field trip” season.  Each grade level has at least one significant experience off campus between now and the end of the school year.  Please help us by completing and returning and paperwork associated with these trips. 

We also have many other events such as the 5-6 musical Finding Nemo, our spring concert, and our annual Memorial Day observance ceremony.  Please take a look at the list of events below and do not hesitate to reach out to the office with any questions. 

We sent out a communication to our 8th grade families this week regarding a presentation from Dr. Phillip Kiely on Friday and a presentation from Chris Herren next week.  These presenters will be sharing a lot of important information with our 8th graders.  If you have any questions regarding these presentations please feel free to reach out to the office. 

As part of our communication this week we highlighted that while 8th graders may be excited about the transition to high school, they may also be experiencing some stress or anxiety with the transition.  Our transition from the school year to summer can be exciting but also stressful not just for 8th graders but for all students.  It can be helpful to engage with your student regarding their feelings about summer.  While they may be excited about the end of the school year, they may also be nervous about a sudden increase in unstructured time.  If you need help navigating summer plans for your student please don’t hesitate to reach out for support. 

Thank you for your continued support,


Matt Young

Upcoming Dates:

May 18-19 7th grade overnight field trip


5/23 5-8 concert 5-8 6:30

May 19th: 8th graders visit with Dr. Kiely 10:00 in the auditorium

May 24th Chris Herren Presentation 1:00 (8th grade only Event details have been sent to 8th grade families)

May 24th- 6th Grade- ECHO all day (no expos)

May 26th Memorial day service – stay tuned for details

May 30-June 2 – 5th Grade Keewaydin Trip

6th grade MapleLeaf: 5/31-6/2

June 1st: 8th Grade Field Trip to Boston

June 2nd: High Notes Music Festival

June 13th @10:00am 8th grade Celebration (Rain Date 6/14)

June 14th:  Last day of school.  Student dismissal at Noon.

A Note About PRIME Drinks

We continue to process challenging incidents that involve our students and Prime drinks.  I’d like to offer a gentle reminder that selling anything on campus between students is prohibited.  Please help us by encouraging your students not to bring Prime drinks to school.  Their extreme popularity has the capacity to create quite a distraction in our school community. 

Unbound Programming News

We are thrilled to share our 2023 Summer Program offered through Unbound.  Below is a link to the informational packet.  Please fill out and submit the registration.  We will confirm registrations in Mid-May.  

2023 Unbound Summer Camp

Our Spring Unbound Season is going quite well.  There is still plenty of time to get involved with some programs.  Feel free to fill out the registration and submit to the office to attend spring programs. 

2023 Spring Unbound Info Packet

2023-2024 School Calendar

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

23/24 School Calendar

Trimester Dates

T1: 8/29-11/22

T2: 11/28-3/16

T3: 3/17-6/12

Lego League

Morrsiville community members are planning to form a FIRST LEGO League group for kids ages 9 – 14, starting in Fall 2023. We are looking to recruit participants, including teen and adult mentors. The group will meet weekly on Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 at the Morristown Centennial Library, and will aim to compete in the statewide competition in Winter 2024. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn coding, robotics and participate in a team activity. Please share this poster widely!

Here is a direct link to the sign-up form:

And here is a link to a recent news article about the FIRST LEGO robotics program:

Below are some links to explore from the Morrisville Rec. Department

Capital Soccer Soccer Camp

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Morristown Rec Camp for 5th and 6th Graders

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🌞River Arts Camps! Register Today!

Hello Middle School Families!  We have a HUGE variety of 2023 Summer Camps at River Arts.  CAMPS ARE FILLING FAST and some are sold out.  Here are just a few to name, but take a look at the full listing on our website as well!

Quiet Camp June 26-30 Don’t let the name fool you!  This is loads of fun designed for campers that prefer a quiet space to create with like minded youth with some great outdoor time and many new skills. 

Clay Wheel and Handbuilding Camp July 3-7 (no camp July 4) Campers can build with clay all day while learning many types of techniques. 

Recycled Art Camp July 17-21 This camp is GREAT fun for the 3 dimensional builder using imagination and a lot of inspiration from current artists working in recycled materials. From spray paint to sewing and painting, they will have a blast creating!

Street Art Camp  August 7-11 This is a SUPER creative camp where campers will develop their skills and create a collaborative artwork on the side of a building (with permission of course!). Campers will learn the history and technique of creating aerosol art with emphasis on their drawing skills and composition.  What’s not to like about this?!?!?

🌞Reminder, we offer tiered pricing and additional tuition assistance for all who need it, making Arts for Everyone a reality for all this summer!  Call 802-888-1261 with any questions, and we hope to see you at the art center soon!

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Opening of Gordon Lane Apartments: 25 newly constructed affordable apartments in the heart of Morrisville by Lamoille Housing Partnership

  • Gordon Lane
  • 6/5, 2:30 PM
  • RSVP: or (802) 888-5714.
  • Catered lunch, beverages, and dessert.

Trainer Provider Grants: for employers and training providers, covering up to 50% of the training cost for pre-employment, new hire, and/or incumbent employee training.

Understanding Adolescents

  • Six week virtual course from Vermont Technical College
  • Self-paced or instructor led

Building Communities That Thrive Through Connection: Sessions will focus on substance misuse prevention, comprehensive strategies to connect authentically with all community members, and various pathways to promote mental wellness.

  • 6/22, 8AM-5:30PM
  • Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center

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