Pajama Drive

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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 roofe@bpsk12.org

-The BECC Staff

PS: You can find out more about the drive and the program at: scholastic.com/pjdrive

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.

Harvest Soiree

Yesterday, we had our annual Harvest Soiree at the preschool!  Like Possum in Possum’s Harvest Moon, our students celebrated autumn.  They walked through the BECC and then visited Central Office and some high school rooms.  We hope you enjoy our pictures.  Happy Harvest Everyone!

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Burlington Music Play

The Burlington Educational Summer Theater is running early childhood music classes starting later this month.  Andrew Mullen, music teacher at both BHS and MSMS, along with BHS music students will be conducting the classes.  There are classes for children ages birth -3 and 3-5.

For more information or to register, click on the link below.

Burlington Music Play

No School Monday, October 10, 2016

The Burlington Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2016 in observance of Columbus Day.  BECC classes will resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Below you will find a link to the Burlington Public Schools student calendar for the 2016-17 school year:

http://www.burlington.org/departments/schools/burlington_public_schools/docs/16.17.%20students’%20calendar.pdf

If you have any questions, please call the BECC office at 781-270-1808.  Thank you.

Evacuation Drill

Today (Wednesday, September 28, 2016) during our morning preschool session, we had a practice fire drill which we now call an evacuation drill. 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 evacuation 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.

Back to School Night

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Hello BECC families! It’s been a great two weeks seeing our old friends and meeting new ones. Now it is time for the BECC Back to School Night. This night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 PM. This is a night designed for parents/guardians only to come to your child’s class and learn about your child’s day. We hope you can join us.

Because of the large amount of families attending, this is not a time for individual conferences. We cannot discuss your child’s progress in front of other families due to confidentiality issues.

Your child’s teacher will provide you with more specific information pertaining to your child’s specific class.   We look forward to seeing you all on October 18th!

BECC Closed August 8-19, 2016

The BECC will be closed from August 8-August 19, 2016.  We will reopen on Monday, August 22nd. We will respond to any office voice mail the week of August 22nd. Classroom teachers will be mailing out their letters in the next two weeks to our BECC families to let you all know which classroom your child will be placed.  Enjoy the rest of you summer!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Dear Families,

On behalf of the entire BECC staff, we would like to thank all of you for the wonderful luncheon you hosted for us today!  Everything was delicious and disappeared quickly!  We loved the barbecue theme, and the mason jars will be great for all the water we drink daily.

We would like to give a special thank you to Laura Parrillo and Shannon Tedesco for organizing and planning this event.

If you brought any dishes or plates in, you can stop in anytime next week to pick them up.

Again thank you all for your work and generosity in making this special luncheon for us.  We are truly privileged to work with you and your children.

Sincerely,

The BECC Staff

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Last Day of Preschool for 2015-16 School Year

Dear Families,

As we are getting into the warmer weather and people are starting to make summer vacation plans, we wanted to let you know that the last day of preschool at the BECC for the 2015-16 school year will be Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Thank you,

The BECC Staff

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