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PTA News -- December 3, 2019

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association

December 3, 2019 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter 

  • Walk-It Tick-It
  • Burbank Book Fair
  • Teacher Appreciation Poster
  • PTA Meeting
  • Mark Your Calendars
We hope that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!

With many of our Burbank families attending the Belmont Youth Basketball Association Night at the Celtics on Wednesday January 15th, we are rescheduling the PTA meeting for Tuesday January 14th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Please remind your children to hand in their tickets to their classroom teachers or hand it in on Friday, December 6th at the blacktop entrance.

Thank you to all the children that participated
in the Walk-It Tick-It program.
We had over 180 children sign-up this year!
Well done everyone! 

The PTA wold like to thank Wenhong Liu and Kristen Rodehorst for organizing the Walk-It Tick-It event!
  • 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)
  • Please consider volunteering: click on the SignUpGenius link below
Questions? Contact:
Jess Smith,
Kelly Chiu,
Jessica Gotsch,
Book Fair Volunteers
Our Burbank heroes have been touched by all the wonderful messages students and families have conveyed to them in the Teacher Appreciation Poster, which now hangs in the teacher's lounge!
We would like to thank Heather Brenhouse for organizing and putting the poster together!

Belmont SEPAC invites you to attend a Parent Information Session on: Seasoned Parent Panel

Date: Wednesday, December 18th
Time: 6:30 - 8:45pm
Location: Butler Elementary School, 90 White Street, Belmont MA 02478
Who should attend: All SEPAC members and interested community members
Topic: Social/Parent Networking and Feedback (Fish Bowl):


Join us for an evening of relaxed fun, networking, and most importantly bring your concerns, ideas, vents, and issues. We will be gathering Parents feedback by playing a game of sorts where we facilitate capturing your ideas (on index cards) into a Fish Bowl. This is a great way to capture what the major concerns, issues, topics, etc. that we (the special education community) need to focus on in the upcoming year. Even if you are not able to attend, RSVP ahead of time and we will send you a form where your input can be captured and included. Lite refreshments will be served.

Note: The data will be gathered into an anonymous report of our findings that will be shared with all who attend, Belmont SEPAC core Volunteer Team; as well as Belmont’s Student Services staff, School Committee, Principals, and the Superintendent.

The evenings Agenda is as follows:

  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Networking and light refreshments 
  • 6:45 – 7 PM – Belmont SEPAC update from our Co-Chair
  • 7:00 – 8:40 PM – Fish Bowl Game
  • 8:40 – 8:45 PM – SEPAC closing remarks

Questions?? Contact Jill Norton -

PTA Meeting

Tuesday January 14th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Burbank Cafeteria

Join us for a presentation by Jaynene Dellitt-Young, Belmont Public Schools K-4 ELA & SS Curriculum Specialist, on the new Lucy Calkin reading and writing curriculum.
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Mark Your Calendars

  • 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 
  • PTA Meeting 01/14
  • Burbank Skating Party 01/24
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: December 7, 2019 by webmaster
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