Archive for the month “September, 2013”

Story Time at the Burlington Public Library

The Burlington Public Library is currently offering story time sessions for students with special needs.  The sessions are primarily for students on the autism spectrum.  Mary Naugle is running these sessions once a month from 1:00-1:30 and will keep the room open until 2:00 for parents to connect with each other afterwards.
Here are the dates for the next three months:
Friday, October 18, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Friday, December  20, 2013
Here is the direct link to the library for more information:
Many thanks to the Burlington Public Library for hosting this wonderful program!

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New Information Series for Parents of Young Learners

The Burlington Public School district is excited to announce a new informational series on early child development.  We invite you to read the description below and hope to see you at our sessions.

 

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                                                                     New Information Series for Parents of Young Learners

Welcome to the Burlington Public Schools Early Childhood Information Series!  We are excited for the opportunity to share information about early childhood development with you.  Our hope is that the sessions provide you with useful tools to understand the development of your child.  Here are the dates and proposed topics of each session:

October 10, 2013 – Life Skills and Social Thinking Curricula

November 21, 2013 – Opening the World of Learning (OWL) Curriculum

December 12, 2013 – Morning and Nighttime Routines in the Home

January 16, 2014 – Fine and Gross Motor Activities

February 6, 2014 – Reading to Your Child and Homework Routines

March 6, 2014 – Transitions to New Buildings and Classrooms

April 10, 2014 – Technology for Early Learners

May 22, 2014 – Fun Activities for the Summer

The sessions will be held in the School Committee Room, housed in Burlington High School.  Each session will begin promptly at 6:30pm, and will last approximately 1 hour.  We will also be available for questions after each session.  In order to ensure that the Information Series is useful to you, we ask that you please complete the attached survey.  This will help us better understand your families needs, and tailor the information sessions to topics that are relevant to you.  Please click on the link below to access the survey:

Information Series Survey

If you have specific questions pertaining to the the Information Series, please feel free to email Naomi Abelson and Tiffany D’Abbraccio at beccinfoseries@gmail.com.  You can also access useful information regarding the series by visiting the BECC Information Series blog at beccinformationseries.blogspot.com.  We look forward to seeing you on October 10th!

Sincerely,

Tiffany D’Abbraccio, M.S.Ed., Special Education Teacher

Naomi Abelson, Behavior Specialist

A Message from Burlington PAC

                                     Burlington PAC presents our annual Special Education Department Open House

Join us on Monday, September 30th for an informative night where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with PAC member’s as well as special education staff from the Burlington Public Schools.  Come meet Louise D’Amato, Director of Special Education along with Special Education Team Chairs from each school.  Here you will get to meet the staff, learn about what’s new in the district, ask questions and talk with staff members from your child’s school.  Don’t miss the opportunity to learn what is new with the PAC and the Special Education Department in the Burlington public schools.

Doors open at 6:30 for networking presentations begin at 7:00 in the School Committee room.

For more information on this event please contact us at burlingtonspedpac@gmail.com

Burlington Public Schools Blog

With so many staff members and students sharing reflections and events publicly on blogs, the BPS administration wanted to promote all of the great things happening in the district.  With this in mind, the Burlington Public Schools Blog  went live last week and had a post for each of the first four days of school.  This blog will be updated daily with blog entries from grades pre-K to 12.  We as a district hope you will enjoy all it has to offer.

Check-out the latest post by the BECC’s very own Liz Bonavita who blogged about our Preschool Life Skills curriculum:

http://burlingtonblogs.blogspot.com/

 

Great post Liz!

First Week of School

We hope that you and your child enjoyed meeting your child’s teacher and new friends at Open House.  We are very excited to start the new school year next week!

 

At Open House, our teachers discussed the pick-up/drop-off and parking procedures with you.  I have included them below this post for you to review.  If you are driving your child to school, please give yourself enough time to get to the preschool and find parking.  If your child is riding the bus, please know that for the first few days, pick-up and drop-off may be a little later than usual (especially the first day) as both families and bus drivers are getting used to the new routes and schedules.

 

If you run into any problems or concerns, please contact the BECC at 781-270-1808.  Thank you in advance with your cooperation in this matter.  See you all next week!

 

Drop-off, Pick-up, and Parking for the BECC

Parking:    

Fire lanes need to be clear at all times.  THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING IN THE FIRE LANES.  Only buses are allowed to park in front of the building in the yellow-painted fire lanes.  We ask that you don’t block them so we can load and unload the buses.  Pick up and drop off are busy times and we want to ensure that all our friends are safe at all times. Please park at the bottom of the hill and walk your child/children to their teacher.  As people get use to the routine, things will go much more quickly and smoothly.   Busses arrive at approximately 8:20, so please plan your arrival accordingly.

 

Buses: 

When the red lights are flashing on school buses or the vans, you cannot pass them for any reason.  If you pass a school bus or van with red flashing lights, it is a $200 fine for the first offense.  The second offense is a fine and suspension of your license.  A third offense can result in a permanent loss of your license.  We are aware that it takes some time to load and unload the buses, but these precautions are necessary to ensure the safety of all children, and we would appreciate your patience in this matter.  It should be noted that periodically the Burlington Police Department’s Safety Officer comes to watch the pick-up and drop-off and is very generous when handing out fines.

 

We understand that parking and pick-up/drop-off can be frustrating but if everyone follows the aforementioned guidelines, it will better ensure everyone’s safety and facilitate a more efficient pick-up and drop off process.

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