Archive for the month “January, 2014”

BCAT Announcement




Planning for Parents with Minor Children 

Hosted by Linda McNamee

February 12, 2014


Guest Speakers 

Anya L. Kennedy, Esq. and Stuart H. Paap

How will you afford your children educational opportunity? How will your children be cared for if something happens to you? Join us for a Q&A discussion on Planning for Parents with Minor Children. Find out about how to create an effective plan to secure your family’s future.

Address specific issues in your estate plan: School Preferences and Funding  Family Visitations  Guardian Compensation  Religious Preferences  Safety Concerns  Counseling  Financial Management Instruction

Anya Kennedy is a member of Shea, Dangora, & Nelson in Billerica, MA. She has specialized in estate planning since 2008 and prides herself in helping families address their individual needs and create security in their lives.

Stuart Paap is part of the Paap Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in Waltham, MA. As a Financial Advisor, his mission is to help people achieve their financial goals, make better financial decisions, and ultimately, put their money to work for their own benefit.

Seating is at 7:30p.m. Live broadcast begins at 8:00p.m.! Viewers can call in between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. at (781) 270-9199. Space is limited to 20 audience members. Please reserve a seat by contacting Linda McNamee at

Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company

Message from Our School Nurse

It’s that time of year- the stomach bug is making it’s way around the preschool! Several students, families, and staff have reported symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and fatigue. Please remember to follow the Burlington Public School’s guidelines outlined below when deciding whether or not your child should attend school.

  Thank you!

Red Light Symptoms: Children should not attend school. Fever (100 degrees or higher), diarrhea, vomiting, and sore throats (sore throats could be strep which is highly contagious). These are the big four to keep your child at home. Children need to free from these symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school. Also, if a child is taking an antibiotic they need to be on it for a full 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has any type of flu symptoms, fever, chills, low energy, please keep them home from school.
Yellow Light Symptoms: Children could or could not attend school, please use your best judgment. If your child has cold symptoms and you feel they should go to the doctor, please keep them home from school. If your child has a runny nose that is green and thick and a hacking cough, they should stay home. If your child has a bad cold, has no energy and requires any type of medicine to get through the day, they should probably stay home: Remember children are not available to learn if they are not feeling well.
Green Light Symptoms: Children can attend school. Your child has allergies and has a clear runny nose or cough. Your child has been sick, but has been symptom free or on antibiotics for 24 hours.

Next Early Learner Series Session


The next session of the Burlington Public Schools Early Learner Series is this Thursday, January 16.  The session will take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Room B3 of the Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC).  Because many families expressed a desire to attend the December session, but were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts, we have decided to repeat the topic from last month – Morning and Nighttime Routines.  We will cover the importance of routines, how to establish routines, and ways to teach the routine to all learners.  We will leave ample time to answer questions, address concerns, and troubleshoot existing challenges.  We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night!

-Tiffany D’Abbraccio, M.S.Ed. and Naomi O’Brien, M.Ed, BCBA


Kindergarten Registration


Registration of children entering Kindergarten in September 2014 will be held the following dates and times at the elementary school they will be attending:

  • Francis Wyman School – February 3rd and 4th – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Fox Hill School – February 5th and 6th – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Memorial School – February 10th and 11th – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Pine Glen School – February 12th and 13th – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    If you are unable to attend registration for your child at the above dates and times, you may register your child at The Student Information Office located at the Burlington High School beginning Monday, February 24, 2014 thru Friday, February 28, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We will also hold registration during the evening of February 26, 2014 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please refer to the link for a list of street address and elementary school listings.

    A child entering kindergarten must have attained the age of five by August 31, 2014. At the time of registration, parents are required to bring:

  • Original birth certificate for your child.
  • Two proofs of residency need to be provided in the Town of Burlington. One proof must be: a settlement document on a new home, presentation of a lease, a recent mortgage statement or property tax bill. The second proof can be satisfied with a recent utility bill, bank statement, payroll records or insurance bill.
  • Medical forms with current physical and up-to-date immunizations must be completed by your physician and returned to school two (2) days prior to the opening of school. Children will not be able to attend school in September 2014 unless a complete medical form is provided. Your family physician must detail that your child has been given the following immunizations and also indicate the dates the immunizations were given:

    5 doses Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DTaP) 4 doses Polio
    3 doses Hepatitis B
    2 doses Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

    2 doses of Varicella Vaccine or Chicken Pox disease Proof of Lead Screening
    Vision and Hearing Screening

The medical forms can be picked up at registration or by referring to the following links:

2014-15 BECC Open House

BECC Open House

for the 2014-2015 School Year


The Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC) will be hosting an Open House for new students on Friday, January 24, 2014 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 the programs, meet the teachers, and pickup registration packets to enroll their children for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students must be 3 years old by August 31, 2014 to be considered for enrollment for the fall of 2014.


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 St.  Our entrance is at the back of the building between the two playgrounds.


We look forward to seeing you on January 24th.

Meeting Announcement from the Planning Board of Burlington

Please join the Burlington Planning Board for a

Meeting to Discuss Medical Marijuana in Burlington

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

7pm to 9pm

Burlington High School

Fogelberg Auditorium

Burlington, MA

Burlington must adopt a new bylaw to regulate the production and sale of medical marijuana in town.  Please come and share your opinions with the Planning Board as we prepare a Warrant Article for the May 2014 Town Meeting.

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