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PTA News -- November 19, 2019

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association

November 19, 2019 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter 

  • Annual Appeal
  • Burbank Green Team
  • Burbank Book Fair 
  • Mark Your Calendars
What a great weekend we had for the Burbank fall landscape clean-up! THANK YOU Martin Guentert, Alina Lisanke and Kim Foster for organizing it!
Thank you to all the families who came to help rake leaves and ready the gardens for winter!

Andrea Fisichella, Wes Kelman and Stephanie Burt are the volunteers behind Library Night! Thank you for hosting a great event. We also want to thank  Mrs. Ellen McEllin and Ms.Hannah Elephant for being our wonderful guest readers for the occasion!

The PTA would like thank Reed Bundy and Kelly Fanning for putting together a great Burbank Spirit Wear event. We look forward to the spring one!

As the fall season is winding down, so is our annual appeal campaign. It would not have been possible without the incredible support of Kirsten Hashemi and Margo Hendrickson, our Annual Appeal Co-Chairs, as well as our PTA Treasurer Rebecca Sen. Thank you for all your time and effort in running a successful campaign!



Thank you to all the families for your generous gifts to the Burbank PTA. We are very happy to have your support. Through your donation, the PTA will be able to fund all the student activities as well as support our incredible teachers in the work that they do. Your continued support has been remarkable and it truly does make a difference in your child(ren)'s school experience! 

Thank you again for your support! 

The Burbank PTA's Green Team is back !!!
Building on the work of existing committees such as the Garden Committee, the Safe Routes to School Committee, and Burbank Walks, the Green Team works with teachers, staff, parents and students to promote the education of our environmental impact and by reducing energy use and waste at Burbank.
Keep your eyes out for our initiatives this year, which will include spotlights on:
  • Teaching about the natural and physical world at Burbank
  • Waste-reduction and reuse campaigns including marker recycling, reusable lunchtime containers\
  • Longer-term goal, the possibilities of composting district-wide.
Once a month, this newsletter will have a spotlight on our latest initiatives and will also highlight how Burbank teachers are integrating "green" themes into their curriculum.
If you are interested in getting involved in future Green Team projects, please be in touch with
  • A wide selection of books for children  
  • Support your child's classroom with purchases from teachers wish lists
  • Baked goods for sale by Burbank Girls Scouts 
  • We're going GREEN! Please BYOB (bring your own bag)
  • Interested in volunteering: click on the SignUpGenius link below
Questions? Contact:
Jess Smith,
Kelly Chiu,
Jessica Gotsch,
Book Fair Volunteers
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Mark Your Calendars

  • Early Release @ 11:40, Wednesday 11/27
  • Thanksgiving Break - NO School 11/28 & 11/29
  • Burbank Book Fair 12/13
  • Winter Assembly   12/20
    • Grades K - 2   9:00 - 9:45
    • Grades 3 & 4  10:00 - 10:45
  • Vacation Week: 12/23 - 01/01
    • Return to school 01/02 
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: November 30, 2019 by webmaster
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