Archive for the month “November, 2014”

Early Learner Series for 2014-15

Again this year at the BECC, we will be holding The Burlington Public Schools Early Learner Series.  Throughout this series we will focus on topics related to early childhood education, both at home and at school.  The format of each session will include both time for us to give you new information as well as time for you to ask us questions and have discussions.  Here are some of the details including times, locations, and dates:

Where:  The Burlington Early Childhood Center

When:  7:00- 8:00 PM


November 20 – OWL/Settling into School

December 11 – Life Skills and Social Thinking

January 8 – Setting up Structure at Home

February 5 – Morning and Nighttime Routines

March 5 – Reading to Your Children and Homework Routines

April 9 – Fine and Gross Motor Activities

May 14 – Technology for Early Learners

June 4 – Transitions to New buildings and Classrooms

We will send home a monthly flyer with a reminder of the upcoming date and topic.  If we change the location, we will let everyone know.  We look forward to seeing everyone on November 20th in the Burlington Early Childhood Center.  If you have any questions or have a suggestion about a topic, please don’t hesitate to email us.

-Naomi O’Brien, Lisa Bottiglio, Courtney Stratton

PAC Presentation


Please join us for our upcoming presentation:

Bringing School Behavior to Home

Monday, November 17, 2014 Marion Tavern*

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Marion Tavern, Burlington Ma

Presented by Naomi O’Brien M. Ed

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), BPS

This workshop will discuss how to help bridge the gap between school and home behavior and create positive behavior systems for any environment. We will explore and discuss the four areas of the Life Skills Curriculum which is currently implemented throughout the district:  Instruction-Following, Functional Language Skills, Tolerance Skills, and Empathy Skills.  Strategies around how to teach these skills, reinforce them at home, as well as differentiate both the teaching and skill selection will be discussed.

*Marion Tavern is located next to the Burlington police department.

Doors open at 6:30 presentation begins at 7:00

If you have any questions please contact Lisa DeRosa at

The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive


Dear Parents,

It’s time for the annual Scholastic Reading Club Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive benefiting

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 250,000 pairs of new pajamas. The Scholastic Reading Club has more than matched those numbers with nearly 600,000 new books donated to Pajama Program.

Our class wants to be a 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 5, 2014   The Lucky Ducks will be collecting the pajamas to be donated.

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.

-Katie Roofe

Lucky Ducks Classroom

PS: You can find out more about the drive and the program at:

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