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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:10 AM

Peace Walk: On Thursday, September 19 at 2:00 pm we will have a peace walk to commemorate the International Day of Peace.  This year's theme is "Climate Action for Peace".  Teachers will prepare students for this event by sharing information about the International Day of Peace with students in the days prior to the walk.  If you are interested in knowing more about the International Day of Peace see here and here.
School Start Time: A reminder that school starts at 9:10 am. Students who are dropped off, walk, or bike to school can arrive as early at 8:55 am. For the safety of our students, unless they are enrolled in the Minneapolis Kids program, please do not drop them off at school until 8:55 am. Burroughs staff is typically in meetings from 8:00-8:55 am, therefore we do not have the capacity to supervise children during that time. Students who arrive after 9:10 a.m. will have to sign in at the office and be considered tardy. 
Dismissal: This is an extremely busy time of day.  Please communicate to the teacher or office in person or in writing well in advance of dismissal time if your child will be going home in an alternative way, i.e. instead of taking the bus home they will be picked up or have permission to walk to their destination, etc. 

Traffic & Safety: Please help keep our students safe by following our Traffic & Safety procedures during pick-up and drop-off times. Remember that the traffic circle is only to be used for kindergarten through 2nd grades. Please review alternate safe drop-off locations for older students as well as additional arrival and dismissal procedures on the Burroughs website. Additionally, if you are using the Lynnhurst Park parking lot, please use this for drop off purposes only, not to park and walk you children to school.  Lynnhurst needs the parking spaces.

Calling All Volunteers: Many of the amazing things we do here at Burroughs are made possible by our dedicated volunteers.  Volunteering at school is a great way to get involved and connect with others.  Whether you have an hour a month, an hour a week, or more, we have lots of interesting and fun volunteer opportunities in our classrooms and school wide.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Burroughs main office or Erin Albu, PTA Volunteer Coordinator.