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PTA News -- February 11, 2020

Mary Lee Burbank Parent Teacher Association

February 11, 2020 Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter 

  • STEM Night is  2/12 :   VOLUNTEER
  • Cradles to Crayons Pajamas   2/14 
  • Geography Challenge Registration: Now Through the 14th
  • Mark Your Calendars

The Burbank School directories families have been distributed to teachers and should be showing up in your child's backpack soon, if not already.
Please note, we allocate on directory per family and send the it home with each families' eldest Burbank student. If your family has not yet received a directory by the end of the week, please reach out to Katherine ( on the Directory Committee. 

The Burbank PTA would like to thank our Directory Committee members Katherine Poulin-Kerstien, Heather LaPierre and Julie Sheffield. It is a long and tedious process, so thank you for all your time and effort! 

The Staff Appreciation Committee dropped off a little surprise to say thank you to our wonderful Burbank teachers.

Everyone received a trio of cookie baking mixes to enjoy during the winter upcoming vacation. 


Thank you to Seetha Burtner, Izabella Tolmasova, Maria Minkova, and Heather Brenhouse for always thinking about our teachers.
The poster was created by Ivana, a Burbank student.

Burbank Gym, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Pizza for sale in cafeteria at 6:00 pm

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Night at Burbank is an exciting evening of hands-on exploration for all ages!

Don't miss this fun night of discovery and wonder!


Questions? Contact the STEM Committee:
Adam Poulin-Kerstien (
Katherine Poulin-Kerstien (
Kabir Hemrajani (

Be a Volunteer for STEM Night
CALLING all Belmont - Boston Friends !
Want to help a Boston friend attend STEM Night ???

Burbank students who live in Boston might need a place to hang out before STEM night starts, when their parents can meet them at Burbank. 

If you would like to host a Boston Friend on Wednesday, February 12th, between pickup at 1:40pm and the start of STEM night at 6:30pm,
please contact Jenny Kresse at
Thanks in advance for your hospitality!

On Friday February 14th, wear your pajamas to school!

Bring $1
(or more) or a set of new pajamas to donate to Cradles to Crayons!

Let's cooperate and help others!

The 25th annual Dr. Feinberg          Geography Challenge

       It will be held in the Burbank Cafeteria:

      Grades K-2, Thursday March 19th, 9-11:30am
                  Grades participate one at a time

      Grades 3-4, Friday March 20th, 9-10:30am
                  Combined participation


Registration for teams of 3-4 students is now open and and will close Friday, February 14th.

Visit when you are ready to sign up.  Please only register once per team.  

FAQs about the event, how to form teams, and the study guides can be found here or on the PTA website.

Questions? Please contact one of the Geography Challenge co-chairs.  

Irina Zhygalko,

Heather Rubeski,

Lindsay Doherty,



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Mark Your Calendars

  • STEM Night     2/12
  • Winter Recess 2/16 - 2/21
  • Movie Night     3/6
  • Coffee with the Principal     3/16
  • Geography Challenge     3/19 & 3/20
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: February 15, 2020 by webmaster
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