2-hour Delay Burlington Public Schools, 1/24/17

There is a two-hour delay today for the Burlington Public Schools.  All AM preschool sessions are cancelled.

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

If your child participates in a full day program in the Puppy Pals, Busy Bees, or Leaping Lizards, they will have school starting at 10:30 AM. 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 AM, they do not attend on delayed openings.

The afternoon sessions will run as scheduled from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Open House for 2017-18 School Year

The Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC) will be hosting an Open House for new students on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The BECC is an integrated public preschool for children ages 3-5.  We support children of all abilities in both general education and special education settings.  We also provide support in the areas of speech-language, motor, and social skill development.

Our Open House will provide families with an opportunity to view our programs, meet the teachers, and pick up registration packets to enroll their children for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students must be 3 years old by August 31, 2017 to be considered for enrollment for the fall of 2017.

For more information about registration/Open House, please call 781-270-1808.  For more information about our program, please visit the Burlington Early Childhood Center Website The BECC is located in Burlington High School at 123 Cambridge Street.  Our entrance is at the back of the building between the two playgrounds.

Guidelines for School Delays and Closures

As we have had our first snowfall of the season this week, I thought it would be a good time to share school closure guidelines for the BECC.  If the Burlington Public Schools are closed due to weather, school is cancelled for all grades Preschool-Grade 12.  If a 2-hour delay is called for the Burlington Public Schools, please use the following guidelines:

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

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

If your child participates in a full day program in the Puppy Pals, Busy Bees, or Leaping Lizards, they will have school starting at 10:30 AM. 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 AM, they do not attend on delayed openings.

The afternoon sessions will run as scheduled from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

** If there is a delay on a Friday, no students will attend on that day, except for the Kickstart Kinderstar Students.**

Dressing for Winter Weather

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The cold weather is now upon us. Please remember that we will continue to go outside on a daily basis. Weather permitting we will be outside when the temperature is above 25 degrees. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather including wearing a winter coat, hat, and mittens to school every day.

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

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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

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