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Note from the Principal
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:15 AM

Dear Families,
 
It was great to see so many of you at curriculum nights last week! 
 
Some common themes I heard across grade levels during curriculum nights were the importance of relationships, establishing classroom and school wide rituals and routines, meeting individual student's needs through differentiated instruction, and providing all students with meaningful and rigorous learning experiences that are engaging and promote academic and social growth.
 
As autumn approaches, your students will be settling into their learning routines.  Your support at home is crucial to your child's success at school. Please ask your children to tell you about what they are learning at school each day. We encourage you to build reading into your nightly routines, whether children are reading independently, you are reading to them, or you are listening to them read. Such routines will support our children in developing academic skills as well as encourage a love of learning.
 
Our first PTA meeting of the school year is coming up on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30. We have many fun PTA-sponsored events coming up this fall and could use all the help we can get. Attending PTA meetings is a great way to stay informed about what is going on in the Burroughs community, get involved, as well as connect with others. We are grateful for all our PTA does for our students! 
 
Please feel free to reach out by phone, email, or in person, with any questions that may arise. 
Sincerely,
 
Ana Bartl                                                                  
Principal   
 
Instructional Insights
 
Equity: Equity, along with Social Emotional Learning and Multi-Tiered Systems of support, has been declared a district priority for Minneapolis Public Schools. 
 
"Educational equity" means raising the achievement of all students while narrowing the gaps between the lowest and highest performing students, and eliminating the racial or cultural predictability and disproportionality of which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories including rates of graduation.
 
At Burroughs, equity is directly aligned with our mission of inspiring all students to be College, Career, and Life Ready as well as well-educated, global citizens who give back to society. Our goal is to create an environment where adult behaviors are concentrated on the elimination of gaps, particularly those predicated on a student's race, ethnicity, home language, personal characteristics or culture, and on assurance of educational equity between students.