Successful Bake Sale

Many thanks to everyone that baked, worked the table and contributed to the bake sale on Town Meeting Day this week! We reached our goal of raising $1000 for the school!

PTO Mayoral Forum is Tonight!

Wednesday, January 17th, 6:00-7:30pm

What: Burlington’s Parent-Teacher Organizations are hosting a Mayoral Forum featuring two candidates in the upcoming election: Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (Progressive) and Joan Shannon (Democrat)

When: TONIGHT, Wednesday, January 17th, 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Hunt Middle School and on YouTube Town Meeting TV.

Why: Because many city-wide issues affect families and schools. Burlington’s Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs) are hosting this forum to hear candidates answer families’ questions directly.

Will there be childcare? Yes! And students are also welcome to attend the forum.

Mayoral Forum

Wednesday, January 17th, 6:00-7:30pm

The SA PTO has collaborated with other PTOs in BSD to host a Mayoral Forum featuring two candidates in the upcoming election: Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (Progressive) and Joan Shannon (Democrat).

This event will take place on Wednesday, January 17th from 6:00-7:30pm in the Hunt Middle School library and on YouTube Town Meeting TV. Childcare will be provided, and kids are also welcome to attend the forum.

To make sure the candidates discuss issues most pressing to our school communities, please submit questions in advance using this Google Form. The form will be open until January 10th. Parent moderators Buddy Singh (Champlain Elementary) and Erin Malone (Sustainability Academy) value your input, so please send in your questions!

We hope you will join us on the 17th!

Fall Garden Work Day

Saturday, November 11th, 11am-1pm

Come join us for the Fall Garden Work Day. We’ll meet behind the school and get the grounds ready for winter. We’ve got the tools, and we’ll tell you what to do! Bring a pair of work gloves if you have them.

Successful Harvest Run for Sustainability

The 12th Annual Harvest Run for Sustainability was a huge success and so much fun! Together, our Sustainability community of students, staff, families, friends, and community partners raised nearly $10,000 to support place-based learning, service-learning, and project-based learning adventures for SA students in and around our community. Thank you!

Thank you to all the participants who raised money and to the many donors near and far, and thank you to the many volunteers who made the event possible.

A special thank you to our financial sponsors, whose contributions are critical: Mascoma Bank, Hanson and Doremus Investment Management, Tim Tam Tummy, Vermont Gas, Bissonette Properties, Main Street Landing, Redstone, Burlington Electric Department, and Fenn & Company. And thank you to the organizations who donated in-kind products to help make our celbration os tasty and such fun: City Market, Intervale Community Farm, The Bagel Cafe and Deli, Sodexo at Champlain College, and Scout & Company.

And a final shout out to our flagship sponsor & signature partner for the event: City Market.

Come to the Harvest Dance!

Saturday, October 28th, 1-2:30pm

SA’s annual Harvest Dance is coming up on Saturday, October 28th, 1-2:30pm. Join us on the back field. Get your groove on to the music of DJ Marky Mark and trick-or-treat on the school grounds. The dance is open to all SA students. Costumes are optional.

No scary masks or violent costumes please. All children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs). If the weather is bad, we’ll move the party to the gym.

More Volunteers Needed for the Harvest Run

Sunday, October 15th

The Harvest Run is coming up this Sunday at the Intervale. We have music, food (including the very popular smoothie bike), and a race. We still need a few moe people who can volunteer as course guides.

Are you…

  • Going to the Harvest Run this Sunday at about 10am?
  • Planning to be a spectator?
  • Able to stand in a particular location to show runners which way to go?

If you answered yes to those three questions, please consider being a course guide! You can sign up for that role and others here.

Open House & Potluck Dinner

Thursday, September 28th, 5:30-7:00pm

Join SA teachers for dinner and then check out the learning spaces at SA! This will be a potluck dinner. Please bring what you can to share! All food should be peanut and sesame free.

  • Kindergarten Families – Dessert
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Families – Side Dish
  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Families – Main Dish

12th Annual Harvest Run

Sunday, October 15th

We are so excited to come together for the annual Harvest Run for Sustainability on Sunday, October 15th. This event is one of the biggest fundraisers and community builders for the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes. We invite everyone to romp through the farm fields and dirt roads of the Intervale in this family-friendly event to support place-based learning at the Sustainability Academy.

Register online: or in person on race day.

Don’t feel like running? No problem! Still join us for live music, snacks, and kids’ activities.

Race Day Information

  • 9:00-10:00am – Registration
  • 10:00am – Start: Kids’ 1K
  • 10:30am – Start: 5K
  • 10:30am-12:00pm – Post Race Celebration

The top finishing male, female, and student will each be recognized and receive a small prize.

This year’s generous sponsors: