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PTA News -- October 22, 2019

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association

October 22, 2019 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter 

  • ANNUAL APPEAL - 54% participation rate of Burbank Families
  • Box Tops Collection - Thursday & Friday 10/24 & 10/25 
  • Unicef Boxes - Friday 11/1
  • Burbank Spirit Wear
  • PTA Meeting - Monday 11/4 
  • Burbank Fall Landscape - Saturday 11/16
  • Mark Your Calendars

Reminder: School picture day is Thursday October 24th - please have your child(ren) return the order form and payment to their teacher.
Pre-payment can also be done online. See form for more details.

FUN FACT : Parents are welcome to come to school and have lunch with their children in the cafeteria during their assigned lunch times!!!

THANK YOU to all the many wonderful volunteers from the Belmont Serves day of community service, which was held on Monday, October 14!


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.

PLEASE JOIN US, and give what you can.
We are currently at 85% of our appeal goal!

Send in a check, donate online with an e-check or credit card using CheddarUp, link below:

Burbank PTA 2019 Annual Appeal
This is Box Top Collection Week!
Have Box Tops lying around?
Have your child bring them to the office, or drop them off at our collection table, by the playground before school on October 24th and 25th.

Each Box Top is worth 10 cents for Burbank, and the money adds up to contribute significantly to the PTA budget.  

You may have also noticed that Box Tops are transitioning to a new electronic collection system.You can learn more here, or stop by the table to ask any questions. We will also be sending more information about this new system in the spring. 

Any questions?
Contact Mike Raiter ( or Kristen Zecchi (

Burbank students can help children around the world who need food, clean water or medicine by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. The Burbank class with the highest participation will be honored by the school and have their picture taken with Mr. Okie!

The UNICEF boxes have already been sent home with your child(ren).
Return them on the blacktop on Friday, November 1st.

Contact PTA Social Action Committee (Breda Zimkus:; Jim Zimkus: with questions. 

Show your Burbank pride with our fall catalogue of Spirit Gear! 

This year's items will keep you and your family toasty and full of Burbank spirit during the winter months, including fleece blankets, winter hats, sweatpants, and more!

Place your oder today at 
PTA Meeting
When: Monday November 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Burbank Cafeteria

Guest Speaker: Senator Brownsberger

State legislator and President Pro Tempore of the Massachusetts Senate, representing the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District, which includes his hometown of Belmont.

Topic: New proposed education bill
            Followed by a Q&A session

Burbank Community:

Come help us clean up leaves and prepare the gardens for winter Saturday November 16th

The more the merrier - and the faster we can be!

It’s fun and it promotes a sense of stewardship of our school grounds.
Bring a rake labeled with your name and encourage your children to join! Snacks will be provided! 

Click on the link and sign-up!
Fall Landscape Volunteer Sign-up
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Mark Your Calendars

  • School Picture Day, Thursday 10/24
  • FBE Spelling Bee, Saturday 11/2 
  • PTA Meeting, Monday 11/4
  • Library Night, Thursday 11/14
  • Fall Landscape Cleanup, Saturday 11/16
    • Rain date, Sunday 11/17
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: October 24, 2019 by webmaster
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