Home > News
School Announcements
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:30 AM

Lunchroom Volunteers Needed - If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer at Burroughs, we can always use an extra pair of hands and a smiling face in the cafeteria during lunches. If you are interested in this opportunity please sign up at this Google doc link.
 
Drop off Circle - To ensure a safe arrival to and dismissal from school, please review the drop off circle procedures on our website. Please only use the drop off circle if you have students in kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grades.
 
Budget - In light of our district's financial situation, we are anticipating a challenging few weeks ahead as we await our school budget. We value family and staff input throughout this process. If you did not have the opportunity to complete this year's family budget survey in December, we will soon be providing another opportunity for families to do so. Our goal as we work through the budget process is to maintain high quality, student-centered programming that is in alignment with our district's priorities of Equity, Social Emotional Learning, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). As we communicate budget information throughout the next couple of months, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Bartl and/or Ms. Woods with any questions or concerns that arise.
 
Read-a-Thon - Thank you to the Read-a-Thon committee, who are working tirelessly to make "I Love to Read Month" an engaging and memorable time for our students.  Our theme this year is based on a book by Mary Hoffman, "Amazing Grace." The purpose of I Love to Read Month is to get kids excited about reading. To this end, classrooms have done activities throughout the month to expose students to a variety of books, authors, and to encourage a love of reading. Please refer to the packet that came home for full details regarding the Burroughs Read-a-Thon. 
 
This year, like last year, students will earn Read-a-Thon T-shirts based on the number of minutes read. The rationale for this change last year was to be more equitable and give as many students as possible the opportunity to earn a T-shirt. A new change to the Read-a-Thon events this year is the elimination of the ice cream and pizza parties. This change is a result of the district's newly adopted wellness policy. In place of pizza and ice cream parties students will have the opportunity to earn other fun experiences including a 'Jonny Pop Party' or the chance to attend a magic show.
 
A Good Time for the Truth - Thanks to our PTA, Positive School Wide Engagement Team and Racial Equity Team, we are excited to announce a panel and discussion of this book with the editor Sun Yung Shin and contributors Shannon Gibney and IBé. Please look for the flyer coming home for details. RSVPs to burroughsracialequity@gmail.com are appreciated but not required. The event will include childcare and light refreshments. We hope to see many of you on Thursday, March 8 from 6-8 pm.