A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE: Jeff Boudreau, PAML Climate Coordinator, and Jessica Dambach, PAML Guidance Counselor, will be taking a group of twenty-two PAML 7/8 grade students to downtown Morrisville locations (Morrisville Centennial Library, Morristown Village Offices, and River Arts Center) to participate in a four-day training that will prepare them to be peer leaders in the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Peer Training Program at PAML. This Peer Training Program will provide these students the opportunity to increase their understanding of the causes of prejudice and its manifestations such as name calling, bullying and cyberbullying. These students will then take an active role in leading workshops for their peers during school to promote inter-group dialogue and understanding as well as respect for individual differences. These students will be attending their field trip as follows:
Monday, September 26th (8:45am-2:00pm)
Wednesday, September 28th (9:45am-2:30pm)
Thursday, September 29th (8:45am-2:00pm)
Friday, October 14, 2016 (8:00am-2:00pm)
MEADOW FARMS FUNDRAISING IS IN FULL SWING! PAML’s annual fundraising program is happening now! Please have the packets with the money they have raised to their homeroom teacher (TA) no later than Tuesday, October 4th.
**You can also order online at www.meadowfarms.com
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the school library September 27th-29th, 8:00am-4:00pm, and September 30th 8:00am-2:00pm. The Book Fair will also be open during PAML Open House on September 29th, 5:30-7:00pm. Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. If you are unable to attend the Book Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our online Book Fair is available from September 22nd to October 5th. Remember, all purchases benefit our school!
PAML OPEN HOUSE: Thursday evening, September 29th, 5:30-7:00pm. Visit your student’s classrooms and chat with faculty in their classrooms, and local community businesses in the gymnasium. Parent portal information will also be available in the PAML Lobby. Also, during PAML Open House, parents/guardians may schedule a student-led parent conference which will be held on Thursday, October 20th; please visit Mrs. Herman’s table in the lobby to schedule a time. Should you be unable to attend Open House but wish to schedule a student-led parent conference, you may contact Mrs. Herman at 888-1401.
PROGRESS REPORTS: Friday, September 30th
REMINDER: Act 46 Self-Evaluation Process Begins ... Over the summer, the State Board of Education published draft rules for school districts seeking an alternative to merging under Act 46. This week, the Elmore-Morristown and Stowe school boards met to begin the self-evaluation process required for an “alternative governance structure,” and, in our case, two separate school districts operating collaboratively under the umbrella of the Lamoille South Supervisory Union (LSSU). This process will continue for months to come and, as always, the meetings are open to the public. The LSSU Board will continue the self-evaluation process at their next meeting on November 30, 2016. Elmore-Morristown and LSSU minutes and agendas can be found on the new Elmore-Morristown District website at: https://sites.google.com/a/lssuvt.org/emuu/school-board
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