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PTA News -- December 11, 2018

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association
December 11, 2018 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter

  • Burbank Science Curriculum: Presentation for Parents on Jan. 16 @ 8:45 a.m. 
  • Burbank Toy Drive this Friday morning on blacktop
  • Annual Appeal: Almost There! 
  • Mark Your Calendars: Winter Concert, Burbank Science Curriculum Presentation, Skating Party 

Announcements and Thank Yous

Walk-It Ticket Prizes!
The Walk-It Ticket program ran from Oct. 10 to Dec. 5, 2018, and 145 Burbank students participated. GREAT JOB BURBANK! To collect a prize, please make sure your child turns in their walk-it ticket to their classroom teacher between Wednesday or Friday of this week. Thank you to Burbank Walks co-chairs Tiao Xie, Hyon-Jee Voigt and Katie S'Bay for coordinating this fun, environmentally-friendly activity!

Thank You Room Parents and Library Volunteers!
A shout out to our wonderful room parents and dedicated library volunteers! They serve all year round to support the classroom teachers and the school library, and we really appreciate their quiet, steady, reliable work that does so much to support the school, the teachers and our kids! 

Burbank Directory
The Burbank directory was distributed on 12/3. If you don’t receive one by the end of the week or if your family would benefit from having an extra copy, Mrs Sacca has extras. 



Presentation for parents on 1/16/19 @ 8:45 a.m.
Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided by the PTA

Please mark your calendars...

BPS Science Curriculum Director, Jessica DeFrances, will present about the science curriculum at the Belmont elementary schools, on Wednesday, January 16, at 8:45 a.m. in Burbank cafeteria. Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided by the PTA. The science curriculum has changed in recent years, so please plan to attend and learn what our young scientists at Burbank have been up to!

Burbank Toy Drive

Friday December 14th at Morning Drop Off

Please consider donating a toy to our annual toy drive.  Toys collected will go to Toys for Tots.  Students may bring in a new, unwrapped toy on Friday December 14.  Toys appropriate for ages 0-18 are welcome.  They are especially in need of gifts for teenagers including gift cards and video games. Games, puzzles, Legos, books, craft kits, art kits are always appreciated!

Any questions, please contact Carrie Palmer -


Annual Appeal: Almost There!

Thanks to your generous donations, we are at 98% of our goal of $30,000! This holiday season, if you haven't already, please consider making 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

December 14th: Toy Drive
Bring a toy to drop off to donate to Toys for Tots

December 21st: Winter Concert
9:00 a.m. for Grades K-2; 10 a.m. for Grades 3-4

January 16th: Burbank's Science Curriculum 
Presentation by Jessica DeFrances, BPS Science Curriculum Director
8:45 a.m. at Burbank Cafetorium

January 25th: Skating Party!
7 pm. at Viglirolo Skating Rink, 221 Concord St., Belmont

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 16, 2018 by webmaster
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