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Newsletter Nov 1, 2019





Don’t forget to turn your clocks back this weekend


November 1, 2019



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


 We are Respectful, Responsible, Kind and Safe. 

      Staff and Students alike!




Starbuck students of the week 

 Congratulations to: Hailey, Jax, Stephanie, Naomi, Piyush, Brian



Superhero teachers of the week 

Congratulations to:  Mrs. Graham, Mr. Rabazzi, Miss Flaccavento & Mrs, Svenson






Nov 7th-  Veteran’s Day Assembly

Nov. 11th - Veterans Day - No School

Nov. 12th - Professional Development - No School Students

Nov. 13th - Parent teacher conferences Elementary - No School Students

Nov. 27th - Early Release 10:45

Nov. 28th - 29th - Thanksgiving break - No School

As I mentioned at the Open House presentation, there are some changes to times and methods of reporting student progress at all the elementary schools in Burlington. In the past, three report cards and one parent/teacher conference occurred during the school year. This year, we are piloting two report cards and two parent teacher conferences. 

The first parent/teacher conference will occur during the school day on November 13th. 

The first report card will be sent home January 16, 2020

The second parent/teacher conference will occur on March 25th with an evening conference window from 5-8pm and optional phone/video conference happening within a two week period.

The second report card will be sent home on the last day of school in June. 

As we proceed through this school year, please feel free to share your feedback on this pilot. It is our goal for all families to have regular and ongoing home-school communication through the use of apps, such as, SeeSaw, DoJo , Remind, and Instagram, in addition to the more traditional report card and parent/teacher conference meetings. 

Guidance Counselor Update

Unfortunately, Ms. Christina Ierardi, will be leaving at the end of next week. Ms. Ierardi has been supporting students in grades K-2-4 while Mrs. Jamie Alper is on maternity leave until January 2, 2020.  Mr. Steve Eastridge, our district social emotional coach, has generously offered to assist us during this transition time. Mr. Eastridge is a talented guidance counselor with significant experience supporting students social emotional needs. He can be reached through the front office 781-270-1721.



BBQ Chicken, With Dinner Roll, Sweet Potato Fries and Pear Cup (Alternate Pizza)


 Tacos, With Brown Rice, Vegetable Medley and Peach Cup (Alternate Hot Dog)


Hamburger or Cheeseburger with Baked Beans, Cucumber Dippers and warm cinnamon apple slices (Alternate Grilled Cheese)



Burlington Sampler, Smiley Fries and Peach Cup (Alternate Chicken Patty)


Homemade Pizza, Garden Salad and Mixed Fruit



Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser


You take care of the


and let the Class of 

2030 take care of the



Adopt-a-Class 2030 has partnered with Wilson Farm*

 to make your Thanksgiving table complete! 


   November 13th. proceeds from each sale benefit Adopt-a-Class 2030. 

*These 10 inch frozen pies are not made at wilson farm. 


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Order by Friday December 6th 

Pick up Saturday December 14th 9:00 AM

 Cookie Monstah

76 Burlington Mall Road

To order now visit WWW.SHOPBCSF.ORG

*Top seller will win a party for 6 at Cookie Monstah*

Order forms will be sent home with students Monday November 25th 

A portion of the proceeds from each sale will go to Adopt-A-Class 2029


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Here are ways PHP can help make a difference: 

The Food Pantry provides eligible families with food all year round. Families are welcome to come in weekly to pick up fresh food, shelf-stable pantry items, and basic personal hygiene items. No appointment needed! Our pantry is set up as client-choice, where clients choose their own foods from the shelves. Please call the pantry at 781-270-6625 to schedule a time to register. 

This is a fund intended to meet the temporary, emergency financial needs of individuals and families who are in crisis, including utility shut offs, lack of fuel, partial rent payments, fire victims and the like. This fund is administered by Burlington Youth and Family Services, whose staff screens applicants regarding their situation. Please call 781-270-1961 for more details or to schedule an appointment. 

The Holiday Program helps eligible families during the holiday season. We distribute Thanksgiving dinners to families and elders. In December, we provide gifts of clothing and toys to children, and gift cards to elders. Please call 781-270-6625 for more details.. Financial aid is available for eligible families to help off-set the cost of summer camp. This program is administered by Burlington Youth and Family Services. Please call 781-270-1961 for more details or to schedule an appointment. 

The PHP Lunch Program for Kids provides free, healthy food to eligible school age children during school breaks. Each week, families pick up packages with the foods and recipes necessary to prepare 5 lunches and snacks for each child. Please call 781-270-6625 for more details. 


Burlington Food Services Department Job Opportunities


The Food Service department is in need to hire a permanent 3.5 hour position at the high school working Monday through Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Pay rate is $16.87 per hour following the cafeteria bargaining unit contract.   Also we are in need of per diem subs, hourly rate is $12.00 per hour.


If interested please contact:--

Karen Damaso

Director of Food Services

Burlington Public Schools