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PTA News -- September 24, 2019

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association

September 24, 2019 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter 

  • ANNUAL APPEAL - Support Burbank
  • Curriculum Night
  • SEPAC Meeting
  • Walk-It Ticket Registration
  • FBE Run
  • Mark Your Calendars:  September & October
Thank you to Kristy Sodano and Ana Zecic  for organizing a fun Fall Social event last Friday evening. The children had a great time dancing to Steve Parks hip square dancing.
The PTA would like to thank Belmont Superintendent Mr. John Phelan and our principal Mr. Seeley Okie for being our guest speakers at our first meeting of the school year!


The PTA is an essential partner to the Burbank School, and your contribution directly helps enrich your child’s school experience. 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

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 Curriculum Night or donate online at:

Burbank PTA 2019 Annual Appeal

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), 6:00p.m.- 6:30p.m.  and 7:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

WHERE: Burbank School Cafeteria

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 cafeteria before your Curriculum Night session, from 6:00- 6:30p.m. and from 7:00- 7:30p.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

A Parent information session on: Basic Rights, Evaluation and Eligibility
Date: Wednesday, September 25th
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington Elementary School
Topic: Basic Rights: Evaluation & Eligibility
Presenter: Federation for Children with Special Needs

Who should attend? Families of students with identified special needs and those with questions about their students' learning.



5K and 1 Mile Races

Sunday, October 6, at 9:30 am -- Belmont High School Track


Join friends, family, neighbors, classmates and teammates at this great community event! Run, walk, or stroll as an individual or register a team.

Last year, more than 800 runners from Belmont and across the Bay State raised $25,000 to support education in Belmont, helping the Foundation for Belmont Education make a difference in the Belmont Public Schools.


Learn about volunteer opportunities and donation options at



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.

Your child 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
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Mark Your Calendars
September & October

SEPAC Meeting on Wednesday 9/25 at 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.

International Walk / Bike to School Day, Wednesday 10/2
FBE Run, Sunday 10/6 at 9:30 a.m. Belmont High School Track

Belmont Serves, Monday 10/14

School Picture Day, Thursday 10/24

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, Events Vice-President: 

posted: September 30, 2019 by webmaster
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