Archive for the month “November, 2015”

Thanksgiving Holiday

We want to remind you that Wednesday, November 25, 2015 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 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you have any questions, please call us at 781-270-1808.

Happy Thanksgiving from the BECC Staff!

PAC Meeting

Burlington PAC presents

21st Century Parenting: Closing the Digital Divide

Tuesday, November 17th

7:00 PM at the Marion Tavern
Presented by Jenn Scheffer

Do you feel as though you’re struggling to stay ahead of the technology curve?

In this session, designed for parents of k-12 students, you will learn about the latest technology tools your child may be using.

You’ll walk away understanding how to guide and support your child in today’s digital world.


Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive


The 6th-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 350,000 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 10, 2015.

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.

The BECC Staff

If you have any questions please contact, Katie Roofe at

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

Adaptive Clothing Collaboration

Tuesday night at the Burlington School Committee meeting, BHS art teacher Keith Mistler and his students presented Shannon Conroy, classroom teacher at the BECC, with adaptive coats for her students to wear as the weather turns colder. Mr. Mistler and his students have been working on theses coats since last spring in all aspects of production including research, design, fitting, and sewing.  These coats will help alleviate some of the challenges our students who use wheelchairs face with having their coats put on them.  For more information on the project, please see Mr. Mistler’s blog:

We want to give a huge thank you to Mr. Mistler, Kailee Heffler, Amanda Wagreich, Samantha Marchese, Melanie Sunnerberg, Elaine Hovsepian, Taylor LeRoux, Rebecca Aran, and Stephanie DeLeo for their beautiful work.  It is wonderful to work in such a collaborative district!

Adaptive Coats

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