• Burruss Blast!

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    Welcome, February!

    What a busy month January has been, and it looks like February has even more to offer! Calendars came home in Burruss Express this week, and important dates are also noted in the newsletter below.

    Please make sure you have made arrangements for early dismissal on February 13 and 14. Elementary schools are dismissing early to have parent conferences in the afternoons. If you would like to schedule a conference with your child's teacher, please reach out directly to the teacher. Also remember that schools are closed the following week for Winter Break!

    Can we talk about attendance? It is so important for a child's academic and social success to be at school on time every day. We are closely monitoring attendance this year and are following MCS policy in contacting families after 5 unexcused absences. If your child is sick, by all means, please keep him/her home. When s/he returns, simply send in a note either from you or from the doctor to excuse the absence within three days of his/her return. Our custodial staff is working hard to sanitize surfaces to prevent the spreading of viruses, but the most important thing for ALL of us to remember--adults and children--is to consistently wash our hands with soap and water.

    I am so proud of the teaching and learning that is happening in our building. Teachers are working so very hard to grow every child every day. While there is a designated Teacher Appreciation Week in March, will you consider taking the time to send your child's teacher an encouraging note? Winter months are hard on everyone, and a few kind words can truly brighten anyone's day!

    Thank you for your support of our school. Burruss is better because you are here!

    Kind regards,

    Dr. Jillian Johnson

    Principal

    A.L. Burruss Elementary

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    A Taste of Burruss: International Night 2020

    Hello Burruss Families! The ALB PTA will host "A Taste of Burruss," at the next general PTA meeting scheduled for February 6th at 6pm.  We are asking our amazing and diverse Burruss families to sign up to bring food to share from their heritage.  We would love to have a variety of dishes from all over the world.  If you are willing to share your culture through food, please sign-up based on the region of the world you come from.  Please tell us what you are bringing, the country the dish is from and any special accommodations you may need.  We will provide table space, table cloths, plates, napkins, and cutlery.  Please bring your own serving dishes, serving utensils and be available to serve your dish and answer any questions.  Feel free to bring in decor, photos, or information about your food and country. See you there!

    A. L. Burruss PTA

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    Check out the video below--AL Burruss is the School for Me!

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    Little Mermaid Jr by Burruss Players Feb 13 & 14 at 7pm!
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    Feb Dates 2020

     

    2020 Teacher of the Year: Jenny Brems!

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    School Climate Survey for Parents!

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     All parents are asked to complete the school climate survey for A.L. Burruss. These ratings, combined with staff ratings, inform our CCRPI Climate Star Rating. Burruss celebrated a 5-star rating in 2019!

     

    January Students of the Month

     
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    Follet Book Fair

    Book Fair: February 7-14

    The Book Fair is brought to us by Follett this year rather than Scholastic. We are excited to partner with a new vendor to bring new books to our students! Proceeds from the book fair go directly back into our Media Center to keep it stocked with the newest and most exciting titles for our kids.

     

    Follett offers a cashless system for families! Rather than send your child with dollars and change, did you know that you can set up an account for them online and they can pay through that account at the book fair?! It's so easy! Even grandparents or distant friends and relatives can contribute money to the account for your child to shop. Check out this link to set up your child's account: www.Read-a-thon.com/books

     

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    February Break/Early Release Enrichment Camps

     

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    Dismissal

    We are enjoying a new dismissal process this year that is safer and more organized than ever before! If you have a dismissal change, please communicate that change with your child's teacher as well as with the front office staff. Teachers will not accept transportation changes during the school day. All midday changes must be made through the front office before 2:30pm.

    If your child does not live within walking distance to the school, please plan to pick up your child in the carpool line. We do require you to show your child's QR code, which can be given by the front office and shown either on paper or on your cell phone. Our carpool line is very efficient and we finish the process by 3:25 on most days.

    Transportation changes that ask for your child to be a walker toward Lee's Crossing or toward Kimberly Way may not be granted if you do not live in those communities. Student safety is our top priority.