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PTA News -- September 17, 2019

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association

September 17, 2019 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter 

  • ANNUAL APPEAL - Support Burbank
  • Fall Social, Friday, 9/20
  • PTA Meeting, Monday, 9/23
  • Curriculum Night, Thursday, 9/26
  • Walk-It Ticket Registration
  • Mark Your Calendars:  September
Thank you to Cathy Meyer hosting a marvelous Welcome Coffee last Friday. It was wonderful to meet so many of our new Burbank families, and it is always a pleasure to reconnect with familiar faces!


The PTA is an essential partner to the Burbank School, and your contribution directly helps enrich your child’s school experience. We don’t ask kids and parents to become salespeople. Our “ask once” annual appeal is effective and saves you time. We ask you to contribute whatever you’re comfortable giving, and if you need a number, we suggest $130 PER CURRENT BURBANK CHILD.

Here are some examples of how the Burbank PTA supports the Burbank community:

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  ✦ Teacher Professional Development

Without the generosity of Burbank families, none of the PTA’s work would be possible. The funds raised and spent by the PTA have a significant impact on your child’s daily school experience. Every bit helps, so please join us and give what you can.
Send in a check, join in person with a check or credit card at the various September school events, or donate online at:

Burbank PTA 2019 Annual Appeal
The Fall Social, coming up on Friday September 20 @ 6:00 p.m. is a fun event welcoming everyone back to Burbank. Returning this year is modern & hip square dance caller Steve Parks.

We need a handful of parent volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. The volunteer activities are serving pizza, serving cider, meet & greet, clean up, and ensuring safe gymnasium behavior.
Sign up is easy and clear using Sign Up Genius and the link below.
Burbank Fall Social Volunteers
PTA Meeting & Parent Mingle

WHEN: Monday September 23rd, 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
WHERE: In the cafeteria
WHO: Guest Speakers
                          Mr. John Phelan, Superintendent of Belmont Schools
                          Mr. Seeley Okie, Burbank Principal
WHY: Be in the know and connect to your Burbank community


Thursday, September 26, from 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.

6:30 - 7:15              Grades 3 & 4 curriculum in classrooms
7:30 - 8:15              Grades K, 1 & 2 curriculum in classrooms
7:00 - 7:45              Meet specialists (Art, Music, PE) in their classrooms
7:00 - 7:45              Support Staff available in the cafeteria
6:30 - 8:15              PTA Members in lobby outside the gym for general information
Boston-Belmont Friends Group
Meet and Greet

WHEN: Thursday September 26 (Curriculum Night), 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Burbank School Conference Room 

Burbank’s Boston-Belmont Friends Group warmly invites you to the Welcome Back “Meet & Greet” on Curriculum Night, Thursday, 9/26.  Please come by the conference room (across from the library on the main floor) before your Curriculum Night session, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Stop by to say hello, meet Boston and Belmont parents, and learn about the PTA activities and events. It is a good opportunity to meet some friends, old and new. 
Light refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!
Burbank’s Boston Belmont Friends Team
Jenny Kresse, Lourene Scott, Seetha Burtner, Cliff Gallant, Jess Ames


To encourage walking and biking to school, the Burbank Walks PTA committee is excited to offer a “Walk-it Ticket” to every student interested in participating.

Walking to school has many benefits: children enjoy the fresh air, they meet other friends heading to school, and arrive ready to learn. It also strengthens our community and is really good for the environment too!

Your child can clip their Walk-it Ticket to their backpack and keep recording walking trips to or from school through Wednesday December 4th . When they turn in their Walk-it Ticket , they will see their name and total number of walks displayed on the Burbank Walks Hall of Fame.

To register your child, please click on the button below to fill out the registration form, no later than Wednesday, October 2nd.

Questions? Contact Wenhong Liu at

Walk-It Ticket Registration
Join the Burbank PTA Community on Facebook

Mark Your Calendars

Library Training, Wednesday 9/18 and Monday 9/23 @ 8:45 a.m.
Fall Family Social on Friday 9/20 @ 6:00 p.m.
PTA Meeting/Parent Mingle on Monday 9/23 @ 6:30 p.m.
Curriculum Night on Thursday 9/26:
                                  Grades 3 & 4 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

                                  Grades K, 1 and 2 from 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

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

General email:
Jess Smith, PTA Co-President:
Liane Brecknock, PTA Co-President:
Rebecca Sen, Treasurer:
Kelly Fanning, Secretary:

Carrie Palmer, Enrichments Vice-President: 
Heather Rubeski, Grants Vice-President: 

Seetha Burtner, Acting Events Vice-President: 

posted: September 18, 2019 by webmaster
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