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PTA News -- November 27, 2018

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association
November 27, 2018 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter

  • Spirit Wear Sale: Order by TOMORROW November 28th
  • It's Giving Tuesday: Support 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

At Thanksgiving, I was thinking about how many things we have to be grateful for here at Burbank: a principal who leads with kindness and compassion; a team of teachers and staff who are both enormously skilled and caring; a beautiful school, campus, and town; and a supportive school community that celebrates our diversity and shared values.

As Co-President of the PTA for a second round, I have seen first-hand so many individuals give their time, donate generously to the Annual Appeal, and use their talents and skills to support Burbank as a phenomenal place to learn and grow. In particular, I would like to thank Seetha Burtner, a dedicated leader who has helped me transition back into being Co-President after a year off, and has taken on far more than half the load this fall as I juggled other commitments. Seetha is energetic, organized, and approaches the role of Co-President with a caring that shows in everything she does. Thank you, Seetha, for being an amazing asset to Burbank and our community!

With gratitude, 
Jessie Bennett
PTA Co-President

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


Last Chance to Order!
Spiritwear Sale ends Tomorrow: 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

Giving Tuesday: Support the PTA and help us meet our goal!

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 and Meeting  
November 29th @ 6:30 p.m. in the Burbank Cafeteria

Bring a dish to share, bring your ideas and questions, and vote on changes to the PTA by-laws. We want to hear about your 
priorities for the PTA this spring.
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


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.

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: December 6, 2018 by webmaster
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