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Minneapolis 55419
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Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

I hope that overall the first week of school was a positive experience for you and your children. I know that it was not without glitches yet each day things seemed to run a bit more smoothly. Throughout the first week I had the opportunity to spend time in many classroom Morning Meetings and Closing Circles. It was wonderful to spend time in virtual classrooms and witness students and teachers getting to know one another and beginning to build strong classroom communities. Even virtually Burroughs felt like a joyful place to learn, collaborate and grow! 

The first week of school reaffirmed for me that we can do this! Our students along with our adult community have risen to the occasion and this is going to be a great year! We can build positive relationships and establish essential rituals and routines while in Distance Learning. The Morning Meeting, small group instruction opportunities and Closing Circle are essential parts of our school day. It is through these live opportunities that relationships will gel, and we will learn how to best meet the social emotional and academic needs of each of our students.  

In the week ahead, the focus will continue to be on building a positive classroom environment. As teachers work to get to know their students, beginning of the year assessments in reading and mathematics will begin to take place. Teachers will be communicating with families about when and how these will take place. Beginning of the year assessments are an important tool for teachers to know where their students are academically so that they can plan for instruction that will support them in moving forward. 

Please see the important announcements below. Please feel free to reach out to me by email, or call me at 612-814-3514.

Be well,


Ana Bartl                                        


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