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Dear Burbank Families,
April vacation is here! When we return from vacation
all of the spring activities and special events will be in full swing.
Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, May 3rd
and May 4th. Incoming kindergarten students will visit Burbank on
May 3rd, and teachers will continue to work on registration and
placement on May 4th. Please note that there will be
no kindergarten in Belmont on May 3rd and 4th.
We are really excited to meet the new members of the Burbank School!
We have already completed a great deal of MCAS testing, and
when we return from vacation we will continue with testing, the schedule is
outlined below. Please try to be prompt on those days so that testing can
Have a nice, safe, and relaxing April vacation. I hope
everyone finds time to play outside, share time with family and friends, and
finally feel the warmth of the sun!
April 16-20: NO SCHOOL – Vacation Week
Wednesday, April 25: Burbank Day at Belmont Book
Store – 4:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, April 24 & Thursday
26: Ukulele Presentations for Grade 4
Thursday, May 3 & Friday May 4: No School for
Friday, May 18: Colonial Day for Grade 3 - All Day
Friday, May 25: Composition Packets sent home for
Monday, May 28: NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 30: EARLY RELEASE DAY – 11:40
dismissal Friday Schedule
Tuesday, June 12: Grade 4 Moving On Program – 9:00am.
Friday, June 15: End of Year Assembly – K, 1 & 2
9:00-9:30 – 3 & 4 10:00-10:30
Wednesday, June 20: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – EARLY RELEASE
MCAS 2018 Burbank School Schedule
May 2017 Mathematics
Friday, May 11th: Grade 3 Math session 1
Monday, May 14th: Grade 3 Math session 2
Tuesday, May 15th: Grade 4 Math session 1
Thursday, May 17th: Grade 4 Math session 2
End of the Year Assemby – Friday, June 15, 2018
Kindergarten, First and Second Grade from 9:00-9:30am in the
Third and Fourth Grade from 10:00-10:30am in the gym
There will be two separate presentations for students to
share classroom music curriculum. Students in grades 3 & 4 will
not be allowed to attend the K, 1 & 2 performance and students in grades K,
1 & 2 will not be allowed to attend the grade 3 & 4 performance.
Students will only be able to attend the assembly in which they are presenting.
We look forward to sharing and making music with you!
Students Who Are Tardy
School begins at 8:40 a.m. every day. Any student
who arrives after 8:40am. is marked tardy. If your child is tardy it has
an impact on the class when your child needs time to be part of the class after
everything has started.
Coverage on the Black Top begins at
8:25am. Students can arrive any time after 8:25am. At 8:35am. the
bell rings and children are brought into the building. If a child is
tardy parents should bring the student to the office. Parents should not
bring the tardy child to the classroom. When both a parent and a student
arrive to a classroom late it only adds to the confusion. Please make
every effort to get your child(ren) to school on time.
Extended Absences From School
Parents should know that students who miss more than 15
consecutive days of school without a medical exemption will be inactivated from
the school roster. Parents will need to re-register once the child
returns. We cannot guarantee that your child will be placed in Burbank.
Placement will be determined by the numbers across town.
Lost & Found Procedure
Due to the large volume of items in the lost and found and
the fact that we don’t have the space to accommodate all of these items, the
lost and found box is emptied at the beginning of every month.
Please make sure to check the lost and found as soon as you notice something is
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder
(This is an excerpt from the Burbank Family Handbook,
which all families should review at the beginning of the school year-it can be
found on the Burbank website)
There are potential problems when children get dropped off
or picked up.
• Some children run across the street to get from the car to
school or from school to the car. Make sure your child gets on the sidewalk and
uses the crosswalk at Sharpe and at Gale Roads, and every street crossing.
• Cars should not stop in the middle of the road to pick up
or drop off a child. This is very dangerous, backs up traffic and has potential
• Double parking on Sharpe Road does not allow busses or
other cars to get by and causes backups and potential accidents. Parking on the
curve is illegal, as posted.
• Cars should not block stairs, ramp entrances, or
•Please do not park between the “No Parking” signs on Gale
Rd. in the drop off area. This area is designated for parents to drop
their students off, onto the sidewalk and then pull out without parking their
car. This enables other parents to pull in and drop their children off
too. It is also helpful if parents do not park on the opposite
side of the street, as cars may tend to pull out into the road at the same time
causing an accident.
No Dogs Allowed On School Grounds
The town by-law reads: “No dogs will be allowed under
any circumstances in the following areas of town: all cemetery land, all
public school playgrounds and athletic fields and all recreation department
playgrounds and athletic fields.” At the Burbank School, the
“playgrounds” include the area around the play structures and the entire
blacktop area. In addition, we request that dogs be kept away from all
entrances and pathways during morning arrival time, throughout the school day,
and during afternoon dismissal time.
Pan Mass Challenge for Kids – Sunday, May 20th
Calling all kids ages 3-12! Join
your Burbank friends at Belmont's Pan Mass Challenge for Kids Ride
on Sunday, May 20th, at Belmont Hill School from 11:00 am-2:00
pm, which will raise money for the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer
You can ride alone, as a
family, put together your own team, or join the "Belmont
Bikers" team, which is made up of children from the Belmont Elementary
Schools. Trikes, big wheels and training wheels are allowed on the
"Tot Lot” loop (and can have help from parents if needed), which will take
place in the parking lot of the Belmont Hill School campus. Those without
training wheels can head out on the "Adventure Loop" (1 mile route
guided by Belmont police and volunteers). Children can do as little as one
loop or as many as they can fit in an hour. After the ride there are
free refreshments, music, bouncy houses, face painting and other fun
activities. The Yawkee Way store is donating $20 gift cards to all
registered riders again this year!
For more general information
about registration, route options, and the post-ride party, see: http://www.kids.pmc.org/belmont.aspx.
Feel free to contact Breda or Jim Zimkus (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org),
PTA Social Action Committee, with any questions that you may have.
BURBANK DAY AT BELMONT BOOKS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25th, 4pm-7pm
Burbank loves books, and Belmont Books has them! Join us for
an in-store celebration to delight our children and support the
school. Special guest readers starting at 6 p.m. 20% of sales*
support the Burbank PTA.
• Kids and parents can browse books with their friends.
• Families can support reading in the classrooms and school
by shopping Burbank wish lists.
• All in-store sales during these three hours will support
the school, so encourage friends and family to shop, too!
*Gift cards, special orders,
and purchases at the Black Bear Cafe do not apply.
DIFFERENCE AT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL-- BE A PTA CO-CHAIR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
Why give your
valuable time to the PTA?
-- To benefit YOUR
-- To improve and
build community at OUR school
-- Because it’s
The PTA is a completely volunteer run organization. Every
year we run multiple programs at the Burbank that make a difference and enhance
the school community. Make a BIG difference with even a SMALL contribution of
your time, skills and talents. Join us during the 2018-2019 school year.
Please take a look at this VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM for
more information about the positions available and to indicate your interest.
Expressing interest now is NOT a commitment – once we hear from you, we will
provide more information before you make your final decision.
PTA MEETING: May 14 FROM 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars for the last PTA meeting of
the year! We cover important agenda items and make decisions in
preparation of the next school year. Free childcare will be