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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:05 AM

Volunteer News 
There are many fun ways to volunteer at Burroughs this spring: Bike & Walk to School Day, Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, Spring Picnic, Crayon Initiative, 5th Grade Advancement Ceremony, 5th Grade Party, Spring Book Fair, and Campus Clean-Up. We also have several critical open volunteer positions including: Burroughs Bulletin Editors, Bravo Chair, Read-A-Thon positions and Fall for Burroughs Auction positions. Visit our signup page or email Jennie Hartman for the most up-to-date volunteer opportunities and information. 
 
New: Join the Parent Mindfulness Group
The PTA is seeking parent volunteers who are interested in learning more about mindfulness and helping to continue the Mindfulness Program at Burroughs. We will be discussing the goals of the group and will get creative about ways to support students, staff, and families in their efforts to continue growing mindfulness in our learning community. No mindfulness experience necessary - EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Please email Jen@wiseowlmindfulness.com with interest and questions.
 
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Breakfast Friday May 17
Show your appreciation for your child's teacher, and to the entire Burroughs staff with breakfast! The Burroughs PTA is seeking volunteers to provide breakfast items, gift cards, and set-up/clean-up for the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Breakfast at 8 am, Friday, May 17. Please sign up here.

Last PTA Meeting of the School Year TONIGHT 6:30pm
This is an important meeting to attend as incoming PTA officers will be elected by PTA members and the annual PTA budget for the 2019-20 school year will be reviewed and approved. The PTA budget is determined by our school fundraising* efforts, every dollar raised goes back into the PTA budget. 
 
Final PTA Meeting Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Approval of PTA Meeting Minutes & Election of 2019-20 PTA Officers 
  • PTA Process Improvements: Funding after minute approval. 
  • Special Funding Requests & Presentation of 2019-20 PTA Budget
  • State of the School by Principal Ana Bartl
  • Subcommittee Reports
  • Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities & PTA Events
 
Principal Bartl will also give her final State of the School for the year. If you have not attended a meeting, they are casual gatherings where parents, school administrators, and teachers gather to discuss and plan for the future of the school community while aligning with the Burroughs mission. 
 
All are welcome, invited, and encouraged to attend! Childcare will be provided for ages 3+. Annual PTA memberships are $10 per person, cash or check accepted, please see any PTA officer for more information. Minutes from the March meeting can be viewed here.
 
*Burroughs has many opportunities where families can help with school fundraising. Fundraising is crucial to our school as it allows the PTA to fund our Singapore Math Curriculum, gives every teacher and specialist $350 in annual funds, underwrites every field trip, funds in-school and after school enrichment programs like Art Adventure and LEGO League, and so much more! Money raised from the fall auction goes directly to Achieve MPLS to fund operating expenses and two teacher emeritus positions at Burroughs. We invite you to review the complete 2018-19 school budget here.

President: Catherine Lipinsky 
VP: Britt Waterman
Secretary: Madeline Lohman
Treasurer: Steve Connelly 
Co-Treasurer: Eric V Larson
Volunteer Coordinator: Jennie Hartman