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May 2021
Burbank Newsletter - 5/21/21

Burbank Newsletter - 5/21/21

Dear Burbank Families,What an exciting week! The weather has been splendid and MCAS has been going smoothly, and masks are now optional out of doors!  This development was as unexpected as it was welcome and caused some confusion as well as joy.  We have created this FAQ to help answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions. Two important reminders on masks.  Everyone must still where masks in the building so please come prepared.  The new option to not wear a mask ...
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February 2021
Burbank Newsletter - February 5th, 2021

Burbank Newsletter - February 5th, 2021

Dear Burbank Families,I have a few important messages to pass along to you. Please scroll down to read several notices from our own Nurse Blake, and...If you, or someone you know, has a child who will turn 5 years old before September 1st, please be sure to read or share the following:Belmont Public Schools Online Registration for your Incoming Kindergartner for School Year 2021-2022 is Now Open We are pleased to announce BPS offers free tuition for kindergarten Important registration ...
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January 2021
Burbank Newsletter - January 25th, 2021

Burbank Newsletter - January 25th, 2021

 Dear Burbank Families, It had not been my intention to include another quote from Martin Luther King Jr. in my next newsletter, but recent events brought his powerful words to mind. “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive ac...
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December 2020
Burbank Newsletter - December 4th, 2020

Burbank Newsletter - December 4th, 2020

Return to Hybrid. As I hope you saw in the communication from the Superintendent, we will be returning to Hybrid (or in-person) Learning in the coming week. We are delighted to welcome students back to Burbank, and I have a few reminders help make the transition work for everyone. 
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November 2020
Burbank Newsletter - November 25

Burbank Newsletter - November 25

Dear Burbank Families,It seems that I blinked, and November came and went.  At this time of the year I reflect on what I am grateful for, and this year despite all of our collective struggles, my list is long.  From my perspective as the Principal of the Burbank School, I am grateful for this amazing community.  I am grateful for the tireless efforts Burbank's staff to provide the best experience they can for our students in trying circumstances, I am grateful for the resilien...
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Burbank Family Newsletter

Burbank Family Newsletter

What Wonderful Weather!We have enjoyed an incredible stretch of weather this week and the sun and warmth have brought smiles and lifted spirits to Burbank. Our time together is precious and joyful and this week the world seemed to share those feelings.  I hope everyone enjoys the gift of magnificent weather this weekend.Mr. OkieIn Other Exciting News:Burbank is a National Blue Ribbon School for 2020!We have been recognized as a national example for our high level of academic achievement for...
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Elementary Hybrid Advisory Committee

 Dear Belmont Elementary Community,We hope that this letter finds you healthy and well.  We are writing to announce the formation of an elementary hybrid advisory committee.  We have been following a hybrid model for approximately a month and are ready to reflect upon our experiences so far to identify successes as well as areas  in need of improvement. The district will be sending out a survey to all elementary staff and families to collect your feedback by the end of t...
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October 2020
Community Newsletter: October 16th

Community Newsletter: October 16th

While our model of In-Person learning is still new and unfamiliar, based on reports from students, families, and teachers I think we can largely call our first 4 day week a success!  I am filled with gratitude for hard work, persistence, and patience from everyone (but especially Burbank’s incredible staff) that made this possible.
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September 2020
Setting Up Your Learning Tools for School

Setting Up Your Learning Tools for School

Before the first day of school, please complete the action steps in order to be ready for the first day of school. 
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June 2020
Summer Family Newsletter

Summer Family Newsletter

I hope that everyone had a wonderful last day of school! We faced a long and uncertain road to arrive here, and I am satisfied that we made it to year’s end as a strong community.  As I participated in the farewell activities for the 4th grade over the course of the week, my spirits were lifted by the smiles, laughter, and cheers that abounded.  It was not the goodbye we would have planned had circumstances been different, but it was inspirational and joyous! 
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