Archive for the month “March, 2016”

Kindergarten Story Hours

 

For families whose children will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016, please make note of the following upcoming Story Hours at your child’s neighborhood elementary school.  This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your child to his/her new peers and teachers along with offering a chance to become familiar with his/her new school.  
Francis Wyman School-Media Center (Library)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1:15pm-2:00pm

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:15pm-2:00pm

Fox Hill School- Library (Please attend only one session)

Wednesday, April 13th at 1:40pm-2:00pm OR

Thursday, April 14th 1:40pm-2:00pm

Pine Glen School- Cafeteria

Monday, March 21st at 9:00am

Tuesday, April 12th at 9:00am

Memorial School- Library

Tuesday, April 5th 1:15pm-1:45pm

Thursday, April 7th 1:15pm-1:45pm

2-Hour Delayed Opening at the BECC

The Burlington Public Schools has a 2-hour delayed opening today (Monday, March 21, 2016).  Here is a reminder of the guidelines:

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

If your child is in the Cub Cadets with Lisa B. or the Kinderstars with Erin your child will have school from 10:30 to 12:30.

If your child participates in a full day program in the Puppy Pals, Busy Bees, Leaping Lizards, 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.

Message from the Burlington Police Department

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Burlington Police Department

Michael R. Kent, Chief of Police

45 Center St.
Burlington, MA 01803

Burlington Police Investigating Suspicious Vehicle Approaching Children

BURLINGTON — Chief Michael R. Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating reports that a suspicious man in a vehicle approached a child near a bus stop.

As a result, Burlington Police are urging residents and parents to be on the lookout for an older model green Cadillac car driven by a white male, likely in his mid-60s.

Yesterday, at approximately 3:05 p.m., a 6-year-old boy told his mother that he was approached by a man in an “older green car” near the intersection of Gedick and Gibson roads. The man allegedly asked the boy’s name and where he lived. The children ran home and told his mother who called Burlington Police.

Police responded to the area and talked to two other children who said that they had seen an older model green Cadillac car, either two or four doors.

A license plate was subsequently called in by an off-duty officer but an investigation determined that this was not the suspect vehicle, and that this vehicle had not been in the area of the Wednesday incident.

Burlington Police are investigating the incident and have taken the following additional measures:

  • Additional patrols around school bus stops indefinitely
  • Additional patrols near schools during arrival and dismissal indefinitely
  • Messaging to surrounding cities and towns, letting their police departments know about the incident and the suspect vehicle
  • Alerting public and media

Additionally, Chief Kent and Superintendent of Schools Eric Conti are encouraging parents to have frank and honest discussions with their children about strangers and safety while walking to and from school or the bus stop.

“The safety of our children priority number one, and we want to get this message out to the public to ensure that people have their eyes open at all times,” Chief Kent said. “Anyone who sees anything suspicious is urged to contact Burlington Police right away.”

If anyone sees anything suspicious or has any information on Wednesday incident, they are urged to contact Burlington Police Youth Services Officer Steve Cross at 781-272-1212.

PAC Meeting

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Please join us for our next presentation Understanding Executive Functioning

Presented by OTA Wakefield

Wednesday, March 9th , 7:00-9:00pm (doors open at 6:45)

Marion Tavern

Ever wonder what executive functioning is?

When kids have issues with executive functioning, any task that requires planning, organization, memory, time management and flexible thinking becomes a challenge.

The more you know about the challenges, the better you’ll be able to help your child build executive skills and manage the difficulties.

Join us for a discussion about what executive functions are and how they impact learning and everyday living.

We hope you can join us for what’s shaping up to be a very informative night!

*In addition, Jessica Reedy from the Burlington Youth & Family Services Center will be there for an introduction to their services.

Please contact us at burlingtonspedpac@gmail.com with questions

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