Archive for the month “November, 2016”

Thanksgiving Break

We wanted to remind you that Wednesday, November 23, 2016 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 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you have any questions, please call us at 781-270-1808.

Practice Lockdown Drill Today at the BECC

Dear Families,

Today (Thursday, November 17, 2016) during our morning preschool session, we had a practice Lockdown drill (this is when we keep the student in their classrooms in case of emergency). It was short and went very well, but we wanted you to be aware of it incase your child wants to talk with you about it.  Each classroom has individually practiced for the lockout drill to prepare for whole school drills like today.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or the main office at 781-270-1808.

Pajama Drive


The 8th-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 400,000 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 9, 2016.

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.

If you have any questions please contact, Katie Roofe at

-The BECC Staff

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

November Non School Dates

I want to remind you that the Burlington Public Schools will be closed several days in November and December. Students preschool-grade 12 will not have school on the following days:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – Election Day

Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Preschool-Grade 5 Professional Development

Friday, November 11, 2016– Veteran’s Day

Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, 2016 – Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 1, 2016 – Preschool-Grade 5 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 will be a half-day. All BECC students will be dismissed at 11:30 AM, and there will be no afternoon session that day.

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