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Burbank School Newsletter, November 16, 2018

We Strive for Love of Learning, Respect and Well Being

Learn Think Create Serve

Dear Burbank Families,

Last night we had the annual PTA Library Night. When I took a minute to try to quickly count how many students were in attendance, I counted close to 100 students all waiting to hear a story from each of the four “readers”, which included myself, Kaitlyn Talbot, Diana Weinstein, and Robin Hines. Library Night, is always a nice way to get our community together-it’s nice to see students wearing their pajamas and snuggling a special stuffed animal. Thanks to the PTA for running such a fun and enjoyable evening!

Parent/teacher conferences have ended-but always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher at any time during the year.

The third graders enjoyed a fun filled day yesterday at Plymouth Plantation-thanks to all of the parent volunteers, your help makes these field trips possible!

Lastly, please enjoy time next week with family and friends during our Thanksgiving break. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21st.


Dr. Clifford

Dates to Remember

Saturday, November 17: Fall Landscape Clean-up 1:00pm. (rain date 11/18)

Wednesday, November 21: EARLY RELEASE – Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday schedule

November 22-23: NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 29: PTA Meeting & Pot Luck Social - 6:30pm in the cafeteria

Friday, December 21: Winter Assembly in the gym

December 24-January 1: NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

Early Release Day – 11:40am Dismissal
November 21 is Early Release for Thanksgiving break. Please mark this date on your calendar. On all early release days, all students are released from school at 11:40am. No lunches are served. On November 21 there will be NO BASEC.
Lost & Found Reminder
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 missing.

Attention Parents of 4th Grade Students

An updated physical exam is required by Massachusetts law for 4th grade students. Please send in to the clinic a copy of your child’s annual physical that has been completed within the past 12 months.

Please contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Heather Blake, M.Ed., BSN, RN, Burbank School Nurse

Fax: 617-484-2050, Phone: 617-993-5506

PTA News


THANK YOU to volunteers Stephanie Burt and Wes Kelman Library Night Committee members for the time and effort they put in to create a wonderful evening of reading. We also want to thank Dr. Clifford, Mrs. Hines, Ms. Talbot and Ms. Weinstein for being our special guest readers!


Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 in the Burbank Cafeteria. There will also be a Potluck Social. Please join us: bring a dish to share, come see how we are expanding the PTA and bring your ideas and questions. Sign Up for Free Childcare During the PTA Meeting


Saturday Nov. 17th from 1:00-4:00PM (Rain Date 11/18)

Come help us clean up leaves and prepare the gardens for winter! It’s fun and it promotes a sense of stewardship of our school grounds. Bring a rake labeled with your name. Kids are encouraged to Join!

In addition, we are looking for three adults who are experienced leaf blowers to help out in the morning 10am-12pm.

Help out at the Fall Cleanup


Please help the PTA meet its goal for the Annual Appeal. We have reached 84% of our goal, with contributions from 140 families and several teachers! Thank you to those who have already contributed! Donate online at, or by sending a check in your child’s school folder. Contribute what you are comfortable in giving, and if a guideline is needed, we suggest $125 PER CURRENT BURBANK CHILD. Also, check with your employer if they have a matching program for employee contributions. Past partnerships between the Burbank PTA and the Burbank school include teacher grants, SMART boards, grade-level enrichment activities, “Mathbrary” for Grade 2, Colonial Day for Grade 3, Kindergarten field trips, and many more.

posted: December 20, 2018 by webmaster
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