Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4th, 2016

PAML MOCK ELECTION:  All PAML students are invited to vote on Tuesday, November 8th.  The ballot that students will be using is similar to what Morristown voters will use.  Students will be asked to “check in” using our PAML voter checklist and “check out” after voting much like what happens during voting at the town offices.  Democracy works best when there is active participation!

KIDS AGAINST TOBACCO FIELD TRIP:  Mr. Hathaway will be taking a couple of middle level students to the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee, VT for this training presentation on Wednesday, November 9th.  Students will depart at 8:00am and return at 4:30pm.  Please be prepared to pick  your student up at PAML at 4:30pm.  

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH:  In observance of Veterans Day.

ODWP TESTING:  PAML will administer the On Demand Writing Prompt (ODWP) test for grades 5-6-7-8 on Tuesday, November 15th.  

PAML DANCE:  The first PAML Dance of this school year will be held on Friday, November 18th, from 7:00-9:30pm in the cafeteria for students in grades 6-7-8.

MANDATORY WINTER SPORTS MEETING:  The Mandatory Winter Sports Student & Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd, at 5:30pm in the auditorium.  This meeting will be for students who wish to register for basketball and cross country skiing.

8TH GRADE TOUR OF GMTCC:  Jessica Dambach, PAML Guidance Counselor, will be taking PAML’s 8th grade class to Green Mountain Technology & Career Center (GMTCC) in Hyde Park on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 8:45am-12:15pm for a tour of GMTCC technical programs available to them when they enter high school.  Students will return to PAML in time for lunch.

SAVE THIS DATE!  A World of Difference presentation will be held for parents to learn their role in helping to prevent name calling, bullying and cyberbullying on Tuesday, November 29th, 5:30-7:00pm in the PA Library.  Parents will explore the ways in which this training program empowers young people through peer-to-peer education to facilitate positive social change in their school community, and identify strategies for parents to support their children’s efforts to actively promote an inclusive school community in which all individuals are respected and valued.  

TOYS FOR TOTS:  Now through Monday, December 12th, PAML will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and stocking stuffers for children around Lamoille County.  Please bring your donations to the box located in the PAML Lobby no later than December 12th.  Last year they were able to distribute toys to 353 children in our area.  (Some examples of items needed are socks, hair accessories for girls, Matchbox cars and card games)