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PTA News -- Apr. 10, 2018

In this Week's Newsletter

  • Join Us! Be a PTA Co-Chair Next School Year: Use this Volunteer Interest Form to indicate your interest
  • Spring Spiritwear Sale: Order by this Friday, April 13th
  • Burbank Day at Belmont Books: 20% of sales support the Burbank PTA & Special Guest Readers
  • Mark your calendars: April & May Events
  • Pan Mass Challenge for Kids Belmont Ride
  • Facebook: connect with your Burbank friends and community

But first, a few announcements. . .

Geography Challenge Congratulations and Thanks: Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Geography Challenge on the last two Fridays in March. Your hard work and love of learning were evident! Thank you to the Geo Challenge Co-Chairs – Clare Crawford, Aida Parnagian, Kathy Derkazarian, and Irina Zhygalko – for organizing this terrific annual event.


Thank you for a great Multicultural Fair: A big thank you to the exhibitors who outdid themselves with creative exhibits, activities, and delicious food, and to the performers who shared their exceptional talents with us. Thank you also to all the volunteers and helpers who gave their good cheer and energy to make the Multicultural Fair last week a successful event. Thank you to MC Fair Co-Chairs – Seetha Burtner, Patricia Wolff, and Narine Van Hal – for putting together this truly rewarding event. Thank you to Evan Eckstrom who did so much more than sound! Finally, thanks to Jen Ellis and Meghan Gallagher MCing the performance portion of the night and for putting together this video in which Burbank teachers express their appreciation for student diversity. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO FEATURING THE TEACHERS!



Be a PTA Co-Chair Next School Year

Why give your valuable time to the PTA?

To benefit YOUR CHILD, to improve and build community at OUR school, and because its FUN!

The PTA is a completely volunteer run organization. Help us make a difference at Burbank by sharing your time and talents to enhance the Burbank community during the 2018-2019 school year.

How do I get involved?

Check out this VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM for more information about the positions available and to indicate your interest. Please note: expressing interest now is not a commitment – once we hear from you, we will provide more information and then you can opt in, if you want.

Thank you for giving your time and talents!



Spring Spiritwear Sale

Order by this Friday, April 13th

It's Spring! And that means thatit's time for Burbank's Spring Spiritwear Sale! Buy t-shirts, shorts, capris, hats, or even a cozy fleece (because BRRR it's cold on that soccer field!).

You may order online and pay by credit card, e-check, or even choose to submit the order and send in cash or check. Your choice! Or, you may order the old fashioned way using the paper flyer that came home in your child's backpack. However you do it, ORDER BY APRIL 13TH!


Questions? Ask Cathy Meyer ( or Jessie Bennett (


Burbank Day at Belmont Books

20% of sales* support the Burbank PTA
Special guest readers starting at 6 p.m.

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.

  • 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 Black Bear Cafe do not apply.

  • Mark Your Calendars!

    Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th

    April Recess: no school

    Wednesday, April 25th

    Burbank Day @ Belmont Books: special guest readers & purchases support Burbank from 4-7 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 2nd

    Staff Appreciation Luncheon: a special lunch provided by the PTA to thank all Burbank teachers and staff for their efforts

    Sunday, May 6th

    Spring Landscape Clean-Up: PTA volunteer effort to beautify the grounds and prepare the gardens for spring
    (Rain date: Saturday, May 12th)

    Thursday, May 17th

    Burbank is Community Strong Fun Run: come together with the Burbank community to support a good cause
    (Rain date: Thursday, May 24th)

    Monday, May 28th

    Memorial Day: no school

    Pan Mass Challenge for Kids Belmont Ride


    Sunday, May 20th
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Belmont Hill School

    Calling all kids ages 3-12! Join your Burbank friends at Belmont's Pan Mass Challenge for Kids Ride to help raise money for the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    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. 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, visit

    Feel free to contact Breda ( or Jim Zimkus (, PTA Social Action Committee, with any questions.

    Connect, sign-up, stay informed, and participate!

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

    Burbank Elementary School PTA

    266 School Street
    Belmont MA 02478

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    Katherine Poulin-Kerstien

    Seetha Burtner

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    posted: April 23, 2018 by webmaster
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