2020: A Year We Will Never Forget
I think it is safe to say that the 2019-2020 school year is one none of us will ever forget. As I reflect on March 13, our last day in the building, and the nine weeks following, I am overwhelmed by the teachers' ability to pivot to online teaching and learning, and I am blown away by the families' support of those efforts. THANK YOU for loving us so well. More than half of our student population is participating in Summer Learning, which makes us so proud! Thank you for investing your summer time with us.
Our Summer Kickoff Tour through the attendance zone was one of my favorite times in my career. We spent four hours driving the streets of our attendance zone and spreading joy through the community. It was an incredible experience! A fun video is linked below capturing the day. Thank you to all who stood outside, waved, made signs, and celebrated with us. This community never ceases to amaze me!
We have storage boxes out in front of the school for families to drop off library books and materials that were sent home with students that belong to the school (examples include mini- dry erase boards, math manipulatives, phonics cards, etc.).
PTA is selling school supply kits for the 2020-2021 school year! This is the most convenient way to make sure your child has all of the supplies needed for next year. The lists are curated by the teachers at each grade level and the kits come in one handy box delivered straight to your child's classroom. PLUS the sell of the kits benefits our school! Orders must be placed by JUNE 5! https://www.shopttkits.com/ Burruss Account # 84274
We miss your children so very much. As we know more about what next school year will look like, we will share that information with you.
Dr. Jillian Johnson
A.L. Burruss Elementary
Staff News: Farewells and Welcomes
Barbie Esquijarosa has been promoted to an ESOL Specialist position at Marietta High
Jaclyn Bell is moving to Savannah, GA.
Caida Mendelsohn is moving to Brooklyn, NY.
Cindy Farr is pursuing new opportunities.
Sherri Monger is moving to Tampa, FL.
Patty Smith is pursuing new opportunities.
Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our Burruss Staff:
Jill Waldrep comes to us from Lockheed Elementary and will serve as a second assistant principal for our school. She brings a wealth of experience in elementary schools as a teacher and as an assistant principal. We are excited to have her!
Serena King has been promoted to Principal's Secretary/Bookkeeper.
Jennifer McKeown will join us as an instructional paraprofessional. She comes to us from the Center for Early Education at FBC Marietta.
Vanessa Salazar will join us as the front desk clerk/parent liaison. She has had five children go through A.L. Burruss and is a Blue Devil alum herself!
Elaine Cunningham will be our new ESOL teacher, joining us from Kentucky.
Shantea Cowan is joining our first grade team from Fulton County Schools.
We have begun the hiring process to find a new Media Specialist.
Kindergarten Registration is Open!
Please note: If you are in Pre-K at the Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center, you do NOT have to register again! Your registration automatically rolls into the school for which you are districted.