CONGRATULATIONS! To Dan Bruce and the 7/8 Band and Chorus who received accolades at the High Note Music Festival held at the Great Escape in Lake George, New York on Friday, May 29th. The 7/8 Band received a ‘Superior’ and the 7/8 Chorus received an ‘Excellent.’ Let’s give them a hand for a job well done!
LIBRARY BOOKS ARE MIA! Students were notified that all library books were due back on Friday, May 29th. There continues to be over 400 books that have not yet been returned, therefore, please have your student search in the farthest nooks and crannies from under their beds to their backpacks to ensure these library books find their way back to PAML.
BOOK GIVE-AWAY: We are gearing up for another PAML Summer Book Give-Away for our students in grades 5-8 on Monday, June 1st. It was a great event last year as over 100 students came through and picked out some great books to enjoy over the summer. Students will be encouraged to visit the Learning Center throughout the day to find some books of interest to them. We are continuing to seek donations of books that are in good condition and are appropriate for students in grades 5-8. Should you have books you wish to donate, they can be dropped off at the PAML Office no later than Monday morning, June 1st. Our students thank you!
6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP: Sixth graders will spend their end-of-year field trip swimming and splashing together at The Pumphouse Waterpark at Jay Peak on Wednesday, June 3rd. Students will depart on a bus from PAML at 8:15am and will return at 2:30pm.
8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP: Eighth graders will enjoy their end-of-year field trip in Burlington on Wednesday, June 3rd with lunch on the Spirit of Ethan Allen, shopping on the Marketplace and a movie at the Majestic 10 to wrap up the day. The bus will depart PAML at 9:00am and return to PAML at approximately 7:00pm.
MAKER’S FAIR: Seventh grade students have been busy making never-seen-before and one-of-a-kind inventions which will be on display for parents/guardians at the Maker’s Fair on Thursday, June 4th from 9:00-11:00am in the cafeteria. Come see their amazing creations!
INCOMING 5TH GRADE PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING: All parents/guardians of present 4th graders who will be entering the 5th grade at PAML are encouraged to attend this meeting on Thursday, June 4th from 6:00-7:00pm in the cafeteria. As a reminder, please bring in with you and your incoming 5th grade student their PAML 5th Grade Expert Selection Form that is coming home in their ‘Friday Folder’ today.
MULTI-CULTURAL SPRING FLING: PAML students will enjoy a day of fun-filled activities on Friday, June 5th from 8:30am-2:40pm with activities to include a Taiko drumming performance, soccer tournament, and a picnic lunch. Several guest speakers will present and work with students on topics such as calligraphy, pinata making, face painting, friendship bracelets, Asian martial arts, yoga, and fan dancing to name just a few.
iPAD COLLECTION DAY: iPads and all iPad accessories assigned to students will be collected from PAML students on Monday, June 8th. Please ensure that your student(s) bring the items listed below to school on Monday for a timely return of iPad equipment. Should any of the equipment items listed below not be returned, please send in a check made payable to ‘PAML’ to cover the cost noted below of lost iPads and/or iPad equipment with your students on June 8th. These funds will be used to purchase replacements:
COST PER ITEM IF NOT RETURNED
COST PER ITEM IF RETURNED BROKEN
iPad Charging Cord
$20 (if already replaced this school year)
iPad A/C Adapter
Keyboard Charging Cord
Black Neoprene Carrying Case
STEP-UP DAY FOR 4TH GRADERS: Fourth graders will visit PAML on Tuesday, June 9th, from 8:30-10:00am to familiarize themselves with the 5th grade classrooms, schedules, and other locations in the school they will be involved in using when they become a PAML student this August.
LAST CHAPEL FOR 8TH GRADERS: Last Chapel will be held on Tuesday, June 9th, at 12:45pm in the gymnasium. Following Last Chapel, eighth grade parents will join their student in the cafeteria at 2:30pm to meet with Phil Grant, PA High School Principal.
6TH GRADE PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE: Sixth grade students have worked hard this year on his/her portfolio in the form of a Google site. This portfolio showcases a personal and academic goal as well as reflections and evidence of student work. PAML would like to extend an invitation to families and community members to see the hard work your student has put in this year at a ‘Portfolio Showcase’ in a gallery walk format in the 6th grade classrooms to be held on Wednesday, June 10th, beginning at 8:45am. Following the ‘Portfolio Showcase,’ 6th grade teachers and students will host a light buffet breakfast at 9:30am. If you would be able to provide a breakfast item to share in the classroom, that would be wonderful! We can’t think of a nicer final day with this amazing group of students!
8TH GRADERS DISMISSED FOR SUMMER RECESS FOLLOWING LAST CHAPEL: Eighth graders are not required to come to school on Wednesday, June 10th. Summer recess for 8th graders officially starts following Last Chapel on Tuesday, June 9th.
STUDENT DISMISSAL ON JUNE 10TH: Students will be dismissed for summer recess on Wednesday, June 10th at 11:20am.