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PTA News -- November 20, 2018

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association
November 20, 2018 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter

  • Spirit Wear Sale: Order by November 28th
  • Annual Appeal: Give Thanks This Thanksgiving by Donating to the PTA
  • PTA Meeting on Thursday, 11/29: Parents' Potluck Social, New By-Laws, Q&A
  • Fall Landscape Cleanup Day 2: Saturday, 12/1, from 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Mark Your Calendars

Thank You

--Thank you Stephanie Burt and Wes Kelman for running Library Night last Thursday. A large crowd of Burbank students had fun listening to celebrity readers and enjoying milk and cookies afterwards. It's a sweet tradition to get everyone together to celebrate the joy of reading!

-- Thank you Alina Lisanke and Martin Guentert for running Day 1 of Fall Landscape Cleanup, and to the parents, children, and high-school volunteers who raked and bagged leaves, weeded and cleaned, and helped beautify Burbank! 

-- Thank you Garden Curriculum committee Heather Rubeski, Megan Palmer, Kim Foster, Heather Barr and Harriet Wong for bringing each grade for a special garden visit this Fall. See pictures and read about the visits in the garden blog:

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


Spiritwear Sale:
Order by November 28th


Order your Spirit Wear today! Snazzy new options include a cozy hat and gaiter set, a sport bag, and retro baseball shirts. 

The online order form may be used for placing orders by credit card or e-check, or you may place your order online and submit a paper check via your child's take home folder. You may also print out the attached form and submit it with a check. 

Paper checks should be made payable to BURBANK PTA. Place all orders by November 28, 2018 (no exceptions).

Questions? ask Cathy Meyer, Kelly Fanning, or Jessie Bennett

Order Spirit Wear Online

ANNUAL APPEAL: Give Thanks This Thanksgiving by Donating to the PTA!

We are at 90% of our goal of $30,000! To those who haven't yet contributed, this is your chance to push us over the finish line! 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
Parents' 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

Fall Landscape Clean-Up Day 2!

Saturday, December 1st, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Thank you to volunteers who joined us for the annual Fall Landscaping Day this past weekend. We winterized our gardens and collected over 100 bags of leafs. Unfortunately, we did not finish the job due to the weather and our need to reschedule the day did not draw as big of a crowd as in past years.  For our newly planted front lawn to thrive, we have to take special care of removing all the leaves this year. Please join our community to care for our school grounds. We hope that the weather cooperates on our Burbank Fall Landscaping - Day 2 on Saturday, December 1 at 8am-11am. 
Help out at the Fall Cleanup Day 2

Mark Your Calendars


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

Saturday, December 1st:

Fall Landscape Cleanup Day 2 from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

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 22, 2018 by webmaster
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