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PTA News -- March 12, 2019

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association
March 12, 2019 Newsletter

 

In this week’s newsletter

  • Coffee With the Principal on Monday, March 18th
  • Geography Challenge: Schedule Change and Volunteer Opportunity
  • "Raising Racially Aware Children: Talk at Chenery @ 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20
  • March 20th is Wilson Farm Shopping Day 
  • Community Events: FBE Auction/Gala
  • Mark Your Calendars

Thank Yous: the PTA runs on the energy and dedication of volunteers, and we love and appreciate them! 
  • Thank you Jesse Souwine and Kelly McGee Imberman for hostong Burbank's popular movie night! The kids enjoyed watching Ferdinand and hanging out with friends!
  • Thank you Belmont-Boston friends for organizing  and attending bowling night in Boston on March 10. What a great way to expand our world and meet friends old and new! 
Note: Please note changes to your Geography Challenge team schedule below. Also, volunteers are wanted and welcome to help out at this fun event unique to Burbank! Please contact Irina Zhygalko (irina.zhygalko@gmail.com) or Heather Rubeski (hrubeski@gmail.com) with any questions. 
 



Please join us for an informal coffee and breakfast bites with Dr.Tricia Clifford on March 18 from 8:45-9:30 a.m. at the Burbank Conference Room (across from the school library). The format is open-ended and topics to be discussed include MCAS and any other topics attendees bring up. 





The 24th annual Dr. Feinberg Geography Challenge is fast approaching! 

This year’s Challenge will be held on Thursday, March 21 (junior division: grades K, 1, and 2) and Friday, March 22 (senior division: grades 3 and 4) in the cafeteria.
 
The schedule for the Geography Challenge will be as follows:
 
Grade K: 9 am - 9:30 am on Thursday, March 21st
Grade 1: 9:40 am – 10:20 am on Thursday, March 21st
Grade 2: 10:30 am – 11:10 am on Thursday, March 21st
Grades 3-4: 9:00 am - 10:10 am, Friday, March 22nd
 
252 students from kindergarten to 4th grade formed 70 teams to participate in Geography Challenge this year. Fun, teamwork and learning are all part of this unique Burbank tradition. Students are encouraged to coordinate with their team on a theme or color to wear on the Day of the Challenge. Parents who wish to volunteer at the event can sign up by clicking on the link below.  
Volunteer to Help Out for Geography Challenge
JOIN US FOR THE PARENT LECTURE SERIES ON RAISING RACIALLY AWARE CHILDREN
The first talk is on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chenery Auditorium. Click here for DETAILS/POSTER
Join the Burbank PTA Community on Facebook
Shop at Wilson Farm on March 20th, and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to the school. Present your Shop at Wilson Farm Day flyer (either printed or the digital version on your phone) on March 20th, and Wilson Farm will donate 20% of the pre-tax total to Burbank.  
Click here for printable Wilson Farm flyer

Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) NEWS



Roaring Twenties
The FBE's Annual Fundraiser is on
Saturday, March 16th.
Information and tickets are available at:

https://fbe-belmont.org/event/2019-annual-fundraiser/



THE FBE'S ONLINE AUCTION: 
BIDDING IS OPEN FROM MARCH 11-25 AT
WWW.FBE-BELMONT.ORG/AUCTION

HUNDREDS OF FANTASTIC ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING:

Concert, Theater & Sports Tickets
Special Belmont Experiences
Architectural, Home Repair & Design Services
Summer Camps & College Prep Courses
Health Club Memberships, Fitness Classes & Spa Services
Boston & Local Restaurant Gift Certificates
Hotels, Vacation Getaways & Much More! 

HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE BELMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
Questions? auction@fbe-belmont.org

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, 3/18 @ 8:45 a.m.
COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL 

Wednesday, 3/20
WILSON FARM SHOPPING DAY

Wednesday, 3/20 @ 6:30 pm
RAISING RACIALLY AWARE CHILDREN-PART 1

 

Thursday, 3/21 and Friday 3/22
GEOGRAPHY CHALLENGE


Friday, April 5
BURBANK TALENT SHOW!

 

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

General email: maryleeburbankpta@gmail.com
Seetha Burtner, PTA Co-President: seethanarayan@comcast.net
Jess Smith: PTA Co-President: jsmith@belmont.k12.ma.us
Hyon-Jee Voigt, Treasurer: hyonjee@gmail.com
Liane Brecknock, Secretary: liane.brecknock@gmail.com
Katherine Poulin-Kerstien, Events Vice-President: kpoulinkerstien@gmail.com

Carrie Palmer, Enrichments Vice-President: cbither2002@yahoo.com 
Heather Rubeski, Grants Vice-President: hrubeski@gmail.com 

 
 
posted: March 13, 2019 by webmaster
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