Archive for the month “December, 2012”

Happy Holidays

The BECC staff would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season.   We hope you all have a wonderful winter break and enjoy your time with family and friends.

Just as a reminder, the BECC will be closed Monday December 24, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013.  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.   See you in the New Year!

BECC Open House

The Burlington Early Childhood Center will be hosting an Open House for new students on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Burlington High School where the programs are located.  This Open House will provide families with an opportunity to view the programs, meet the teachers, and pickup registration packets to enroll their children for the 2013-2014 school year.  Students must be 3 years old by August 31, 2013 to be considered for enrollment for the fall of 2013.  For more information, please call 781-270-1808.

Thank You!

Today, the BECC staff received this absolutely beautiful floral arrangement with the following note, “To bring a smile after a weekend of sorrow.  Thinking of you!”  The sender was anonymous.  Everyone at the BECC wants that person to know that we are so very touched by your gesture.  We all feel blessed to work in such a wonderfully supportive community, and we consider it an honor to come to work each day and teach our Burlington students.  At a time filled with so much sadness nationwide, you reminded us of the kindness and goodness in the world.  You did make us smile…THANK YOU!

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Message from the Burlington Special Education PAC

The following is a message from the Burlington Special Education PAC:

The Burlington Special Education PAC will be holding an Open House on Monday, January 7 from 7pm – 9pm in the BHS Library, where you will have the opportunity to consult with a wide variety of special education experts. These experts include Special Ed Attorney Lillian Wong, Neuropsychologist Kaaren Bekken, Special Ed Consultants Sue Terzakis and Melody Orfei and Marilyn Weber, Advocate/Transition Specialist. Dr. Conti, Superintendent and Louise D’Amato, Special Education Director will also be available to speak with parents. This is a unique opportunity to have your questions answered in a low-key, informal environment, and will prove useful for parents of general education students as well!  After brief introductions in the library, the professionals will be available for private, 1:1 consultations. Take advantage of this informal, free opportunity to meet highly qualified professionals.

Recently added expert: Joyce Gillis, Program Director for the Children’s Dyslexia Center- Boston North. The Children’s Dyslexia Center provides intensive tutoring for children with dyslexia using the Orton-Gillingham approach with the latest cutting edge research based methods.

For more info on this event or the Burlington PAC please email dandmmccarron@hotmail.com or call 781-273-5663,

Happy Holidays,

Dennis McCarron, Chairman

Burlington PAC

Monday at the BECC

Hi Families,

Here are some photos from our classrooms today focusing on learning about our Gingerbread unit.  In light of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, we want to reassure you that the entire staff at the BECC is dedicated to providing your child with a nurturing and safe environment for learning.  We will continue to make our school a warm, welcoming, and comforting place for all of our students and their families.  We do have a safety plan in place, and we will continue to discuss and review it as a staff throughout the year.

Please know that we are here to support you in any way we can, so do not hesitate to contact us.

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Tips for Talking to Your Children About Violence

We are deeply saddened and grieving for the all of students, staff, and families involved in today’s tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  Your child may overhear things being discussed by others or see and hear information on the television or radio.  Below are some links to resources that you may find useful to if your child has questions or concerns.

National Association of School Psychologists:

http://ericconti.wordpress.com

Sesame Street Workshop:

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/assets/1192/src/HereForEachOther_vEng2012Modified.pdf

PBS Kids:

http://www.pbs.org/parents/talkingwithkids/news/talking.html

Reminder of 2-hour Delay Policy

With the possibility of  snow next week, we wanted to remind you of our delayed opening policy.  Please use the following guidelines when the Burlington Public Schools has a two hour delayed opening:

-Whenever there is a two hour delay, all AM sessions are cancelled.

-If your child is in the Cub Cadets with Lisa B. and Lisa P., your child will have school from 10:30 to 12:30.

-If your child participates in a full day program in the Puppy Pals or Barnyard Buddies, they will have school starting at 10:30. Only the children that attend for a full day in these classrooms will come in on delayed openings.  If your child is dismissed at 11:30, they do not attend on delayed openings.

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

-If your child attends the Extended Day Program with Amanda starting at 11:30, they will have school, but it will start at 12:30 on days with a two hour delay.

** If there is a delay on a Friday no students will attend on that day.**

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