Belmont Public Schools
Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School
266 School Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5500
attendance line: 617 - 993 - 5502
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today is: Friday, August 29, 2014
Dear Burbank Families,
On behalf of the Burbank staff, I’d like to welcome you to the 2014-15 school year.  We’re anticipating an excellent year full of learning and fun!  We are all very excited to see new and returning students!
Throughout the summer, many staff members have been hard at work preparing for September 3rd, the first day of school.  Teachers have been setting up classrooms, attending workshops, taking courses, working on curriculum projects and enjoying some time with family and friends.  Custodians have accomplished extensive cleaning and repairs throughout the school.  In the main office, Mrs. Sacca has been taking care of mailings, new registrations, orders for supplies and instructional materials, and a wide range of other tasks.
A high level of parent involvement is a key aspect of the Burbank community.  Our active PTA does much to support the school and has scheduled a number of events to bring us together.  On behalf o the PTA, I’d like to invite all parents to the PTA Welcome Coffee in the library on Wednesday, September 10th, at 8:40 a.m., and to the first PTA meeting on Monday, September 29th, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the cafeteria.
Also, please mark your calendars for the Burbank Curriculum Night, on Monday September 22nd, from 7:00-8:45 p.m., this is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn more about what your child’s experience at Burbank will be like this school year.
The first day of School, September 3rd, students in grades 1-4 will be dismissed at 1:40 p.m.  No kindergarten students attend on the 3rd, 4th or 5th.  Kindergarten students either attend on Monday, the 8th or Tuesday, the 9th until 11:40 a.m., with September 10th being their first day together, with a regular Wednesday dismissal at 1:40 p.m. 
On the first day of school children will be bringing home a hard copy of the newsletter, and also several pieces of information for you to look at and review including:  The Burbank Code of Behavior and Respect, the School Calendar, Publicity Release form, Burbank Important Dates to Remember, and the Burbank Health/Office Emergency Information form. 
Also, please take a moment to review the Burbank Family Handbook which is posted on our website, Burbank Family Handbook.  This document outlines all of the important routines and information that will provide answers to common questions. After the first newsletter all newsletters will be sent via the school listserv on Fridays, it’s very important to make sure that each Burbank family receives these newsletters as important information is shared.
I hope to see you at the PTA welcome Coffee, the Curriculum Night, PTA meetings and other upcoming events.  There will be many opportunities for parent involvement throughout the 2014-15 school year!
Tricia Clifford, Ed.D
updated: 8/18/2014  
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