Parent Teacher Association

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Our Mission

  • Promote family involvement in the education of Burroughs students

  • Support school goals through projects and fundraising

  • Build and support a strong Burroughs community of students, parents, families, teachers and administrators.

The Burroughs PTA achieves those goals by managing a budget of over $100,000 that funds classroom enrichment, field trips, teacher support, and school-wide events. The PTA also oversees many of the opportunities for parents to be involved at Burroughs.


Join the PTA! Members can vote on budgets and other decisions, as well as stay up-to-date on all the latest information about academics and extracurriculars at Burroughs.

Dues are $10 per person per year. Join at any PTA meeting or contact the PTA at to join. Please pay cash, or make checks payable to Burroughs PTA. Maggie Nelon (school secretary) can also take your money and information and pass it along to the PTA’s school mailbox.


PTA meetings are held from 6:30-8:30 five times a year. FREE child care is available!

In the 2018-2019 school year, meetings will be held on September 25, November 13, January 15, March 19 and April 16.

What We Do

We count on parent involvement to guarantee specific academic needs and enrichment activities benefiting all students. Whether it is your time, money, strengths or all of the above, the reality is parent involvement at Burroughs is not only a want but very much a need.

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) helps to facilitate parent involvement. A major purpose of the PTA is fundraising through programs like:

  • Silent Auction  

  • Read-A-Thon  

  • Box Tops

  • Spirit Wear  

  • Scholastic Book Fair

Last year the above programs, and the families involved in making them a success, resulted in near $100,000. Below are examples of the benefits we can continue to offer our kids with this level of involvement:

  • Exceptional Math Program - Singapore Math, M2 and M3

  • Supplementing Art - Fine Arts Poetry, Art Adventure/Art Institute tour

  • Supplementing Music- Bravo!, MN Sinfonia, Ordway and Choir trip

  • Environmental Centre Overnight Field Trips - Voyager and Deep Portage

  • After School Clubs - Chess, Destination Imagination, Bird Watching and Lego League  

  • Extra Active & Healthy Programs – Mindfulness, Ice Fishing, Track & Field and the Ski trip

  • Celebrating Accomplishments - 5th Grade Graduation Party, End of the Year Picnic

  • Recognizing our Amazing Teachers - Teacher Appreciation Breakfast


Agenda for November 13 Meeting
Friday, October 26, 2018 9:10 AM