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PTA News -- November 13, 2018

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association
November 13, 2018 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter

  • Library Night is on Thursday, 11/15 @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Fall Landscape Cleanup is on Saturday, 11/17 from 1-4 p.m.

  • PTA Meeting on Thursday, 11/29: Potluck Social, New By-Laws, Q&A

  • Annual Appeal: Almost There! Help Us Cross the Finish Line

  • Mark Your Calendars

Thank you Maria Minkova, Tifny Mathena and Isabella Tolmasova for the delicious breakfast spread you laid out for staff on Nov. 7! It was much appreciated on the busy conference day!

Note:  Picture retakes are on November 29th at 9 a.m. 

Burbank Library Night is this Thursday, November 15th!

@ Burbank Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Featuring bedtime stories read by Burbank celebrities in the library, followed by milk and cookies in the cafeteria. Kids should be accompanied by an adult, and a favorite stuffed animal, if they wish. Pajamas optional!

To help out on Library Night with set up, serving milk and cookies, or clean up, please contact Stephanie Burt ( or Wes Kelman (

Fall Landscape Clean-Up is a Fun Way to Beautify Burbank!

Saturday, November 17th, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(Rain date: Sunday, November 18th)

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
Potluck Social, Proposed By-Laws, & Q&A 
November 29th @ 6:30 p.m. in the Burbank Cafeteria

Bring a Dish to Share, Bring Your Ideas and Questions, and See How We're Expanding the PTA!
Sign Up for Free Childcare During the PTA Meeting

 Help Us Cross the Finish Line by November 21st

The PTA’s Annual Appeal had strong momentum through September and October. Thanks to generous contributions from 140 families and several teachers, we have met 84% of our goal of $30,000! Thank you to those who have already contributed! We are aiming for 100% participation to make our annual budget. Let’s keep the momentum going. Make a donation online at, or by sending a check in your child’s school folder. We ask you to contribute whatever you’re comfortable giving, and if you need a number, we suggest $125 PER CURRENT BURBANK CHILD. Your contribution directly helps enrich your child’s school experience. Every bit helps, so please join us and give what you can.

Examples of past partnerships between the Burbank PTA and the Burbank school include teacher grants, SMART boards, classroom supplies, grade-level enrichment activities, “Mathbrary” for Grade 2, Colonial Day for Grade 3, Kindergarten field trips, online enrichment subscriptions for Grades K-4, community-building events, school library and classroom library support, and teacher professional development.

Donate to the Annual Appeal Today

Mark Your Calendars


Thursday, November 15:

Library Night @ 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 17:

Fall Landscape Clean Up @ 1 p.m. (rain date Sunday. Nov. 18)


Wednesday, November 21st:

Early Release, 11:40 a.m. dismissal; BASEC before-school is open; BASEC after-school is closed


Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23:

Thanksgiving break; no school


Thursday, November 29th:

Picture Re-takes @ 9 a.m.
PTA potluck social and meeting @ 6:30 PM

Our mailing address is:
266 School Street, Belmont MA 02478

General email:
Seetha Burtner, PTA Co-President:
Jessie Bennett, PTA Co-President:
Hyon-Jee Voigt, Treasurer:
Liane Brecknock, Secretary:
Katherine Poulin-Kerstien, Past PTA Co-President:

posted: November 13, 2018 by webmaster
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