Newsletter January 10, 2020





January 10, 2020



Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724 Absentee Line 781-273-7649






Jan. 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th - Fifth Grade skating

Jan. 15th- Kindergarten Information Night BHS 7:00 pm

Jan. 20th - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 23rd - 3rd Grade Field Trip

Jan. 28th - Incoming Kindergarten Registration 9:00 - 11:00AM

Feb .3rd - 1 Grade Field Trip

Feb. 6th - 5th Grade Skating show 8:30 am - 10:00 AM




What does SEL mean?


Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Like many similar frameworks, CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence. There are five core competencies that can be taught in many ways across many settings. Many educators and researchers are also exploring how best to assess these competencies.

  • Self AwarenessSelf-awareness
    The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”

    • Identifying emotions

    • Accurate self-perception

    • Recognizing strengths

    • Self-confidence

    • Self-efficacy

  • Video: Learn more.


  • Self -management
    The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.

    • Impulse control

    • Stress management

    • Self-discipline

    • Self-motivation

    • Goal-setting

    • Organizational skills

  • Video: Learn more.

  • Download the CASEL Wheel & Competencies (PDF)

    Download in Spanish (PDF)


  • Social Awareness
    The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand the social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

    • Perspective-taking

    • Empathy

    • Appreciating diversity

    • Respect for others

  • Video: Learn more.


  • Relationship skills
    The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

    • Communication

    • Social engagement

    • Relationship-building

    • Teamwork

  • Video: Learn more.


  • Responsible decision-making
    The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. The realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.

    • Identifying problems

    • Analyzing situations

    • Solving problems

    • Evaluating

    • Reflecting

    • Ethical responsibility

  • Video: Learn more.





5th Grade Ice Skating


Once again, Ms. Bannon and Mr. Peterson will begin their 5th grade ice skating program on Thursday, January 9th. This will run every Thursday during the month of January. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Ms. Bannon at 781-221-7729. 






Burlington Public Schools will be holding an informational meeting for parents/guardians of children entering kindergarten in September 2020 on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (snow date Thursday, January 16, 2020) at the Burlington High School auditorium from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.


Memorial Incoming Kindergarten Registration

January 28th, 2020 - 9:00 am -11:00 am at Memorial School

If you are unable to attend registration for your child at the above date and time, you may register your child at the Student Information Office located at the Burlington High School beginning Monday, February 10, 2020 thru Friday, February 14, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We will also hold registration during the evening of February 12, 2020 between the hours of 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please refer to the link for a list of street address and elementary school listings