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PTA News -- January 22, 2019

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association
January 22, 2019 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter

  • Skating Party This Friday!
  • Talent Show Sign-Ups: January 29th-February 3rd
  • MA Winter Walk to School Day: Wednesday, February 6th
  • Belmont Books Event: Wednesday, February 6th
  • STEM Night: Wednesday, February 13th
  • Mark Your Calendars: January and February 

THANK  YOU : We want to thank Jessica DeFrances, the BPS Science Curriculum Director,  for coming to Burbank to present the elementary science standards and curriculum. The presentation was well-attended with many colorful examples of science activities dine by our students. Ms. DeFrances's presentation will be distributed via email through room parents when it is ready. 

Fun, free, and includes hot chocolate :) 
(Bring your family, your skates and your helmet!)

Join your classmates for a fun and free evening of ice skating! On January 25 from 7 to 8 pm, the Burbank PTA is hosting our annual skating night at the Viglirolo Skating Rink (297 Concord Ave, on the Belmont High School campus). We'll provide fun music and free hot chocolate to keep us energized. Skates are not available, so please bring your own. Helmets are strongly recommended. Questions? Contact Kristen Zecchi ( or Heather Brenhouse (

January 29th-February 3rd

Is your Burbank student a budding actor? A dancer whose energy needs an audience and outlet? A magician with stuff to show or make disappear? A performer whose talent cannot be defined but must be shared? If so, they are invited to sign up for the 2019 Burbank Talent Show!
WATCH FOR AN EMAIL on January 29th with the sign-up link. 

BE READY WITH YOUR ENTRY DETAILS. The sign-up window is from January 29-February 3, and 40 available slots will fill up fast.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GET READY. Follow the "Burbank Talent Show 2019 Information" link below to help get your entry ready.

Questions? Contact Tara Smith ( & Mollica Manandhar (, Talent Show Co-Chairs
Burbank Talent Show 2019 Information

MA Winter Walk to School Day: Wednesday, February 6th

Wear a warm colorful hat and join your Burbank friends and other Massachusetts schools in walking to school on February 6th, whatever the weather!

We'll have a dance party on the blacktop to celebrate being a walking school!  Walking is good exercise, good fun, reduces traffic congestion, and strengthens our community.

Share these winter walking safety tips with your family:

- Wear bright or reflective clothing, with layers for warmth

- Wear boots with grips

- Watch out for wet or dark areas of sidewalk

- Walk like a penguin! Slow, small steps are safest in snow or ice  

- Stay on sidewalks and use designated crosswalks, even when they are snowy.


Thanks for walking!  

PTA Burbank Walks committee

Katie Sbay (; Tiao Xie (; Hyon-Jee Voigt (

Burbank loves books, and Belmont Books has them! 

FROM 2:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.

Join us for an in-store celebration to delight our children and support the school, with celebrity readers, teacher wish lists, and books, books books! 


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 five and a half hours will support the school, so encourage friends and family to shop, too!

20% of sales support the Burbank PTA. 

Love books and want to volunteer during the event? Contact Jessie Bennett at

Burbank Gym, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Pizza for sale at 6:00 pm

Calling all STEM enthusiasts (parents and students alike) . . . start planning your STEM Night activities now! We need your help to make STEM Night a success, so please consider hosting an activity of your choice (register at the ink below. Interested in volunteering? 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Night at Burbank is an exciting evening of hands-on exploration for all ages! Mark your calendars now so you don't miss this fun night of discovery and wonder.


Questions or ideas? Contact one of the STEM Committee Members: Sarah Olken (, Adam Poulin-Kerstien (, or Katherine Poulin-Kerstien (

Host A STEM Night Activity
Be a Volunteer for STEM Night
Join the Burbank PTA Community on Facebook

Mark Your Calendars

Friday, January 25th:

7:00 - 8:00 pm. at Viglirolo Skating Rink, 221 Concord St., Belmont

Tuesday, January 29th to Sunday, February 3rd

Wednesday, February 6th 
BELMONT BOOKS EVENT: 2 :00 - 7:30 pm @ Belmont Books
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: January 23, 2019 by webmaster
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