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September 2021
Welcome Back (Again)

Welcome Back (Again)

Hello Everyone,I am not sure why the images did not go through on my last message.  I have contacted IT to help me avoid that problem in the future.For now, I offer three work arounds. The Images displayed properly on the school website, where messages and news letters are posted. Follow this link to see the original email in all it's glory: https://www.belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/burbank/School-Info/News-Calendars/ArticleID/573/Welcome-Back-to-School  The images should be posted, ...
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Welcome Back to School

Welcome Back to School

Welcome Back Burbank Families!We are so excited to welcome you back to Burbank tomorrow for the 1st day of school (for 1st - 4th Graders).  Coverage on campus begins at 8:25 am.  There will no recess in the morning, and all children must wear masks in line, and whenever they are inside the building.  Parents will not be allowed in the building at this time. Important Reminder: Tomorrow's Dismissal is 11:40 am. If you are arriving by car:Arrival & Dismissal Proced...
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June 2021
Final Burbank Newsletter of 20-21

Final Burbank Newsletter of 20-21

Dear Burbank Families, Last Day of SchoolTomorrow is the last day of school.  Dismissal is at 11:40 and no lunch will be served. Now that the important reminder is out of the way, I want to thank you. We have made it! The Burbank Community survived and thrived through (I suspect) the most difficult year of our lives.  It happened as a result of our collective hard work, flexibility, and courage.   I could not be more proud of the students, teachers, and familie...
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May 2021
Reminder: Wednesday Dismissal --> 11:40am

Reminder: Wednesday Dismissal --> 11:40am

Dear Burbank Families,Correction: this Wednesday, May 26th, is an early release day.All students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM.Please make appropriate arrangements to have your child(ren) picked up at 11:40.Thank you,Mr. Okie  
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April 2021
March 31st Information Session

March 31st Information Session

Dear Burbank Families,Below is the link for the resources presented at last night's Information Night:March 31st Information Session SlidesThank you for your support, understanding, and patience!We can't wait to have our students back full time!Mr. Okie    
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February 2021
Burbank Community Conversations

Burbank Community Conversations

 Dear Burbank Families,We feel strongly, as educators, that it is our responsibility to address race and racism with our students. To accomplish this, we are planning a series of guided discussions we are calling Community Conversations, grounded in pertinent children’s literature.  Our goal is to provide some information and opportunities for students to ask questions in the safe environment of school.We realize all children are at different places in their awareness and underst...
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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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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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Burbank Family Phase II Information Night - October 5, 2020

Burbank Family Phase II Information Night - October 5, 2020

Dear Families, Please see our slides and video recording from the Family Information Night on October 5th.
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