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PTA News -- Mar. 5, 2018

In this Week's Newsletter

  • "Shop at Wilson Farm" Day 2018: Support the Burbank School this Thursday, March 8th
  • Burbank Movie Night: this Friday, March 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • 4th Annual Boston Belmont Friends Group Family Bowling Event: Sunday, March 11
  • Registration Open! Burbank Multicultural Fair: Register by Thursday, March 22
  • Mark your calendars: Geography Challenge on March 22-23
  • Facebook: connect with the Burbank community
  • Community Events: Outstanding Teacher Awards: Nominate today!; Donate or attend: FBE Silver Anniversary Fundraiser on March 17th; Save the Date: SEPAC Resource Fair on March 28th

But first, a few announcements. . .

Geography Challenge Team Confirmations: All Geography Challenge team contacts should have received an e-mail with a link to the study guides as well as confirmation of their team registration. If you think you registered a team but you have not received the email, please contact Clare Crawford ( as soon as possible.

Movie Night Time: Please note the correct start time for Movie Night on March 9. It will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (not 6-8 p.m.).

Paper registration for the Multicultural Fair: A sign-up flyer for the Multicultural Fair came home in your child's folder last week. To sign up using this hard copy, please fill out the form out and send it back in your child's folder in an envelope marked "PTA Mailbox: MC Fair" by March 22.




Join your Burbank friends for a fun Friday night movie!

When: Friday, March 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Burbank Cafeteria


Wear your pajamas, bring a blanket or pillow. Get cozy and enjoy the movie! Siblings are welcome. *Please note — all children must be accompanied by an adult. This is NOT a drop-off event. Snacks and water will be available for purchase, $1 each.

Questions? Contact the Movie Night Co-Chairs:


4th Annual Boston Belmont Friends Group Family Bowling Event!

Sunday, March 11th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Boston Bowl, 820 William T Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA (easy access, exit 12 off 93 South)

Join us at the 4th Annual BBFG Bowling Event All Boston and Belmont families attending Belmont Public Schools are welcome to join in the fun for bowling, pizza, and making new friends. This event is open to K-12 families thanks to funding from Belmont Against Racism.

RSVP: Please RSVP by March 8th to Laura Hill at (include family name, student names, grade levels, and number of bowlers)


Registration Open!
The Burbank Multicultural Fair



Register now to share about the country or culture you love, at our colorful biennial event, the Burbank Multicultural Fair! This is a unique opportunity for our children (and adults) to learn about different cultures and countries. The event will be held on:

Thursday, April 5th from 6:30-8:30pm
in the Burbank Cafeteria and Gym

Be sure to mark the date on your calendars!

This year, the Burbank Multicultural Fair invites both Exhibits and Performances to showcase cultural diversity. Whether you'd like to share your personal heritage, show us aspects of a culture/country you've visited and loved, or share a special interest in a culture/country even if you've never visited it, your participation is welcome!

Ways to participate:

  • Set up an exhibit. This can include arts and crafts, maps, flags, pictures, games, souvenirs, currency, national clothes or food. It’s up to you!
  • Show a cultural performance for 3-5 minutes on stage. This can be a dance, music, acrobatics, a demonstration, or any special presentation from the specific ancestry, culture, or country you are presenting.

Don't forget to wear your culture/country’s traditional clothing!

Click here to register!

Registration is limited for exhibits and performances, so sign up today! If you have any questions about ideas, email Seetha Burtner (, Patricia Wolff (, or Narine Van Hal (

Mark Your Calendars!

Wednesday, March 7th

Early release day: school ends at 11:40 a.m., Tuesday schedule

Thursday, March 8th

Wilson Farm Shopping Day: 20% of purchases donated to support Belmont Schools

Friday, March 9th

Burbank Movie Night: Come see the movie SING
6:30-8:30 p.m. in Burbank Cafeteria

Sunday, March 11th

Boston Belmont Friends Group Family Bowling:
Bowl with your family and friends!
4:00-6:00 p.m. at Boston Bowl. 820 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester

Wednesday, March 14th

Early release day: school ends at 11:40 a.m., regular Wednesday schedule

Thursday, March 22nd

Burbank Multicultural Fair Registration Deadline:
Register your performance or exhbit today!

Wednesday, March 21st

Early release day: school ends at 11:40 a.m., Thursday schedule

Thursday, March 22nd & Friday, March 23rd

23rd Annual Dr. Feinberg Geography Challenge:
during morning school hours in Burbank Cafeteria

Wednesday March 28th

Resource Fair: Belmont Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
7-8 p.m. @ Butler Elementary School

Facebook: Connect with the Burbank Community

Join us on Facebook at the Burbank PTA Community group.
Hope to see you there!

Community Events


Outstanding Teacher Awards, 2018

Submit Nominations by March 31st

The Foundation for Belmont Education is excited to announce the 2018 Outstanding Teacher Awards. This program recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary contributions made by teachers in the Belmont Public Schools. Nominations are currently being accepted for these awards. Belmont parents and community members, Belmont Public School colleagues, and high school and middle school students can submit nominations for teachers - of any grade, subject, or specialty - who deserve this special recognition. Teachers from Belmont’s six schools are chosen for this award. Each award winner will be honored at a surprise celebration at their school and at a district-wide awards ceremony to be held on May 1st at the Chenery Middle School.

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher Today!

Online Nomination Form
More information

Reserve your spot for the Silver Anniversary Fundraiser today!

Saturday, March 17th
7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Belmont Hill School

Purchase TicketsEvent DetailsDonate to the FBE

Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate with the FBE on March 17th

  1. Recognize an organization that has given more than $3.5 million to the Belmont Public Schools
  2. Bid on one-of-a-kind experiences in Boston and beyond
  3. Shed your casual clothes and dress up
  4. Participate in the Silent Auction
  5. Have a date night or a night out with friends
  6. Celebrate FBE grants and enrichment programs
  7. Bid on tickets to one of Broadway’s hottest shows when it comes to Boston this fall
  8. Find out who wins the $1000 cash raffle prize
  9. Toast the FBE for 25 great years of enriching the Belmont Public Schools
  10. Have a great time!

We couldn't stop at just 10 reasons! Check out our list of 25 Reasons to Celebrate on March 17th!



Belmont Special Education Parent Advisory Council: Resource Fair

March 28 @ 7-8 p.m. at the Butler elementary School cafeteria

90 White Street, Belmont MA 02478

Come explore a variety of community resources for students including:

  • Behavioral Services
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Educational Assessment
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Services
  • Tutoring
  • Advocacy The Belmont SEPAC works to advocate, advise and assist families.


    Burbank Elementary School PTA

    266 School Street
    Belmont MA 02478

    PTA Co-Presidents

    Katherine Poulin-Kerstien

    Seetha Burtner

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