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PTA News -- March 19, 2019

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association
March 19, 2019 Newsletter

 

In this week’s newsletter

  • Volunteer for Geo Challenge: Timekeepers, Flag-Carriers and Chaperones Wanted!
  • "Raising Racially Aware Children: Talk at Chenery @ 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20
  • March 20th is Wilson Farm Shopping Day 
  • Get $25/Give $25: STEM Camp at Empow
  • FBE Auction
  • Mark Your Calendars

Message From Box Tops Co-Chairs
A big thank you to everyone for making the spring Box Tops drive a success!  The community generated $230 for Burbank, contributing over 2000 box tops. We'll be collecting again later this year, but you can donate box tops at any time in the collection box in the school office.  Box tops are on many products you may already be purchasing, it's an easy way to help the school out at no extra cost to you. ~Mike Raiter and Kristen Zecchi

Thanks for Coffee!
Thank you Dr. Clifford for hosting a Coffee with the Principal, and to the parents who attended to chat about MCAS, keyboarding skills, lunch schedules, class sizes, future space needs and to share concerns and comments. 



 

Volunteer for Geo Challenge: Timekeepers, Flag-Carriers and Chaperones Wanted!


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
WILSON FARM SHOPPING DAY TOMORROW!
Shop at Wilson Farm on March 20th, and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to Belmont schools. Present your Shop at Wilson Farm Day flyer (either printed or the digital version on your phone) on March 20th to participate in this program and ensure the donation. Thanks!
Click here for printable Wilson Farm flyer

GET $25 / GIVE $25: STEM CAMP AT EMPOW
DISCOUNT DOUBLES AS PTA DONATION


Looking for a STEM summer camp? Empow Studios is offering a discount of $25 off their STEM Camps in/around Belmont by using coupon code BPTO25. For every registration they get using this code, they will donate an additional $25 to the Burbank PTA. To learn more about Empow Studios STEM Camp in Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, and more, please visit: https://empow.me/camp

Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) NEWS




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

Join the Burbank PTA Community on Facebook

Mark Your Calendars

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 21, 2019 by webmaster
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