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Kindergarten Information Night

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING 
THE KINDERGARTEN PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

Kindergarten Parent Information Night is scheduled to take place at the Burlington High School Auditorium, Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

If school is canceled in Burlington on January 17th, the event will be moved to January 18th at the same time and place.

BPS Kindergarten Information Night

The Burlington Public Schools will be holding an information night for parents of incoming kindergarten students. At this informational evening, you will learn about what a typical day in kindergarten looks like. We will review registration procedures, kindergarten screening, and overall kindergarten readiness. There will also be time allotted for Q & A. Please join us for this important evening.

Date:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018  (snow date – January 18, 2018)

Location and Time:  Burlington High School Auditorium 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Please note: this evening is for parents/guardians only.

Open House for the 2018-19 School Year

The Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC) will be hosting an Open House for new students on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The BECC is an integrated public preschool for children ages 3-5.  We support children of all abilities in both general education and special education settings.  We also provide support in the areas of speech-language, motor, and social skill development.

Our Open House will provide families with an opportunity to view our programs, meet the teachers, and pick up registration packets to enroll their children for the 2018-2019 school year.  Students must be 3 years old by August 31, 2018 to be considered for enrollment for the fall of 2018.

For more information about registration/Open House, please call 781-270-1808.  For more information about our program, please visit the Burlington Early Childhood Center Website The BECC is located in Burlington High School at 123 Cambridge Street.  Our entrance is at the back of the building between the two playgrounds.

Thanksgiving Break

Just a reminder that Wednesday, November 22nd is a half-day of school for the entire Burlington School District.  All BECC classes will be dismissed at 11:30 AM.  There will be no afternoon classes on Wednesday.  The BECC will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Also, students will not have school on Thursday, November 30th as this is Parent Conference Day.  If you have any questions, please call us at 781-270-1808.

 

The 9th Annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive

Dear Parents,

It’s time for the annual Scholastic Reading Club Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive benefitting Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that provides new pajamas and books to children in need—especially those living in group homes, shelters, foster care, and orphanages.

Since 2009, caring classrooms across the country have risen to the challenge and donated nearly 400,000 pairs of new pajamas. The Scholastic Reading Club has more than matched those numbers with nearly 700,000 new books donated directly to Pajama Program headquarters, where they are then distributed across the country by Pajama Program.

Our school wants to be part of this drive so that we can help make a better bedtime for these children. Together we can help the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive reach even more kids with pj’s and books.

If you and your child are able to participate, please have your child bring in a new pair of pajamas to school by___December 7, 2017.

Here are some simple guidelines for the pajamas:

  • Pajamas must be brand-new.
  • Pajamas in all sizes are needed—from newborn to adult.
  • Pajamas must be in complete sets or nightgowns.
  • Pajamas in children’s sizes must be manufactured as pajamas—this ensures that they are flame-retardant and safe.

Thank you for helping us share the gift of a good night’s sleep and a sweet bedtime story.

If you have any questions please contact, Katie Roofe at roofe@bpsk12.org

PS: You can find out more about the drive and the program at: scholastic.com/pjdrive

Cold Weather Clothing Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we continue to go outside to play in the colder weather. Please be sure to send your child to school wearing appropriate clothing for the cool temperatures. Keep in mind that classrooms go outside throughout the school day. Weather permitting, we will be outside when the temperature is above 25 degrees. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather including wearing a winter coat, hat, and mittens when necessary.

No School November 9th and 10th

Just a reminder that all of the Burlington Public Schools will be closed Thursday, November 9th (professional development) and Friday, November 10th (Veteran’s Day observed).  The BECC will be back in session on Monday, November 13th.  Enjoy your long weekend!

Delayed Opening – Monday, October 30th

There is a two-hour delay today, Monday October 30th, for the Burlington Public Schools.  All AM preschool sessions are cancelled.

If your child is in the Cub Cadets with Lisa or the Kinderstars with Margaret, your child will have school from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

If your child participates in a full day program in the Puppy Pals, Busy Bees, or Dynamic Dinos, they will have school starting at 10:30 AM.  If your child is dismissed at 11:30 AM, they do not attend on delayed openings.

The afternoon sessions will run as scheduled from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Flu Shots Provided by the Board of Health

During October, the Burlington Board of Health will be providing influenza vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 18 years by appointment only.
Flu injections are free to all children regardless of insurance status. They must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.
To schedule an appointment, please call 781-279-1955. As per the CDC, the nasal spray flu vaccine (live, attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) will not be available this flu season.

Upcoming Events at the BECC

We wanted to remind you about events coming up next week:

-There will be no school on Monday, October 9th as the Burlington Public Schools will be observing Columbus Day.

-Back to School Night* is next week on the following nights:

Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 PM – Busy Bees, Dynamic Dinos

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 PM – Barnyard Buddies, Cub Cadets, Kickstart Kinderstars, Lucky Ducks, Outstanding Owls, Puppy Pals, Spunky Monkeys

*Please remember that Back to School Night is an event for parents only.  We look forward to seeing you all at next week!

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