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BURBANK SCHOOL NEWSLETTER: FRIDAY, September 8, 2017

We Strive for Love of Learning, Respect and Well Being
Learn      Think      Create      Serve

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed…Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” 

~Henry David Thoreau

Dear Burbank Families,

                

The school year is off to a wonderful start.  The students are working hard, and seem to be enjoying their days back in school.  I am very impressed with the high level of teaching and learning that is happening at the Burbank School.  

On Friday, September 15th, the PTA will hold a Welcome Coffee in the library at 8:40 a.m., please join us if you can! 

You should have received, The Burbank School Code of Behavior and Respect booklet which went home with all students the first day.  This booklet outlines our core values at Burbank, along with rights and responsibilities that we all share at our school.  I have discussed these rights and responsibilities with students, and I would ask parents and students if they have not done so to review this booklet and return the contract to their teacher.  I would also like to remind families to review the Burbank Family Handbook which is posted on our school website.

I am really looking forward to seeing parents at our Curriculum Night on Monday, September 18th.  This event is for parents only. The Curriculum Night schedule will be as follows:

Curriculum Night Schedule for Monday, September, 18th (6:30-8:15 p.m.) 

  • 6:30-7:15                     Grades K, 1, and 2 curriculum in classrooms
  • 7:30-8:15                     Grades 3 and 4 curriculum in classrooms
  • 7:00-7:45                     Meet specialists (Art, Music, PE) in their classrooms
  • 7:00-7:45                     Support Staff available in the cafeteria
  • 6:30-8:15                     PTA Members will be in lobby outside the gym for general information

Enrollment is up at the Burbank School, we now have 376 students.  It’s been really wonderful to meet all the new students; I’ve been able to talk with many of our new students.  With increased volume around the school, it’s important to remember to be alert for students walking.  If you are able to have your student walk to school please do so, it’s very helpful to have students walking to cut down on the volume of cars parking around the Burbank School.  If you drive your student to school please remember that there is one rolling drop off area for parents to drive up and drop their child off, this is on Gale Rd. When class lists were sent out, an informational brochure regarding drop off and pick up procedures was sent to families.  A copy of this brochure is being sent out to families in backpacks, to remind families of these important procedures.  Please do not park in the staff parking lot between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Thanks in advance for working together as a school community to ensure the safety of everyone.

 Sincerely,

Tricia Clifford, Ed.D

                                    

Dates to Remember

  • Friday, September 15: PTA Welcoming Coffee at 8:40 in the Library
  • Monday, September 18: Burbank Curriculum Night, 6:30pm. (FOR PARENTS ONLY)
  • Friday, September 22: PTA Family Social 6:00pm-8:30pm.
  • Monday, September 25: PTA Meeting 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, October 4: EARLY DISMISSAL  –Professional Development
  • Thursday, October 5: Individual & Class Picture Day
  • Monday, October 9: NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, October 25: EARLY RELEASE DAY – Parent Conferences-Tuesday schedule 

Curriculum Night Schedule for Monday, September, 18 [6:30-8:15pm]

  • 6:30-7:15                       Grades K, 1 and 2 curriculum in classrooms
  • 7:30-8:15                       Grades 3 and 4 curriculum in classrooms
  • 7:00-7:45                       Meet specialists (Art, Music, PE) in their classrooms
  • 7:00-7:45                       Support Staff available in the cafeteria
  • 6:30-8:15                       PTA Members will be in lobby outside the gym for general information

This is a Parent Only School Event.  Children should NOT attend

PTA News

PTA Meeting – September 25

Please join us for the first PTA meeting of the year on Monday, September 26 in the Burbank cafeteria.  The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.  Greet old and new friends.

 

posted: September 8, 2017 by webmaster
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