BHS DECA and Womenade are Excited to Offer Parents: A Parents’ Night Out Fundraiser!
Drop your children off at Burlington High School for a fun night of games, crafts, face paint, food, & More! Raffles will also be available! THURSDAY DECEMBER 7th 5:30 PM - 8PM $20 Per Child Kids Ages 5-12
Sign Up Form Venmo @Burlington-Womenade BHS Students are helping Womenade with a family in need who have a sick child and need help with their medical and living expenses. Enjoy a night out while funding a terrific cause. 100% of this events proceeds go to a local family! Contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have any questions
YMCA After School Programs: Space available! We serve students in Kindergarten through Middle School. We offer 2, 3, and 5 day options. Care on your regularly scheduled days for half days, full days, and school vacation weeks for no additional charge. Locations... Francis Wyman Elementary - Students of Francis Wyman, Fox Hill , & Pine Glen ( K - 5) Memorial Elementary - Students of Memorial & Marshall Simonds Middle School ( K - 8 ) We provide... Snack daily Homework support (age appropriate) Enrichment Literacy Physical activity either in the gym or outside Please reach out to MaryAnn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
HOLIDAY FUDGE Nothing is sweeter than some fudge for the holidays!
Each half-pound box is sold for $9 Sales close on November 26th.
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A portion of the proceeds will benefit Adopt-a-Class 2033.
Where : Francis Wyman Elementary School Auditorium 41 Terrace Hall Avenue When : TONIGHT, November 6th Time : 6:00-7:00 pm Goals for this night: Share Burlington’s elementary literacy curriculum and how it aligns with Science of Reading research. Address the Massachusetts Dyslexia Guidelines. Discuss what MTSS/RtI looks like in our schools (i.e., Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III core and intervention) and how we monitor progress. Provide At-Home resources to help your child with reading and comprehension through Parent Square soon after the meeting.
Hello Parents of Burlington: In an effort to support the Veterans in our community, the students of Burlington High School are organizing a fall food drive in conjuction with Disabled and Limbless Veterans , an organization located here in Burlington. We would love the community to rally and show support through food or monetary donations. We would greatly appreciate your support by sending your kids to school with non-perishable food or any type of non-perishable Thanksgiving related food. We will also be accepting any canned goods. Please have your children bring the donations to our boxes located in the front lobby of your child's school to help us raise food for our community. If you or your child are unable to bring in a food item, donations are also being accepted through this Go Fund Me link: https://gofund.me/fc32eee5 . We will be running this drive to support our veterans between OCTOBER 27 to NOVEMBER 17 and food will be accepted during school hours . We thank you for your generosity and look forward to feeding our well-deserving veteran community citizens this Thanksgiving. Burlington High School DECA Members Max Leavitt, Lucas Meyers , Nick Abbott
THANKSGIVING PIE FUNDRAISER BURLINGTONPIES.COM You take care of the Turkey and let ADOPT-A-CLASS take care of the pies! AAC has partnered with Wilson Farm to make your Thanksgiving table complete! Orders must be placed online by November 5th. Visit the website abovefor ordering details. PROCEEDS BENEFIT ADOPT - A - CLASS 2030 *These frozen pies are not made at Wilson Farm Facebook.com/adoptaclass2030 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where : Francis Wyman Elementary School Auditorium 41 Terrace Hall Avenue When : Monday, November 6th Time : 6:00-7:00 pm Goals for this night: Share Burlington’s elementary literacy curriculum and how it aligns with Science of Reading research. Address the Massachusetts Dyslexia Guidelines. Discuss what MTSS/RtI looks like in our schools (i.e., Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III core and intervention) and how we monitor progress. Provide At-Home resources to help your child with reading and comprehension through Parent Square soon after the meeting. Please fill out the attached survey if you need a live-stream interpreter service the night of the event.
October 13, 2023
Greetings Burlington Families,
Many Burlington families have experienced pain this week as a result of the heinous terrorist acts by Hamas against innocent Israeli citizens. On behalf of our schools and our community, our message is clear. We stand with our families, those who are directly connected to the impacted region as well as families who experience this connection through a shared culture.
As an educator and community leader, we condemn the act of terrorism committed by Hamas against Israeli civilians. The inhumanity of these actions do not express the value of human dignity that we all support. There is no place where this is acceptable, and we mourn with the rest of the world the lives that have been lost.
As citizens of the world and as educators, we care about your well-being. We commit to seek through education, through teaching, to promote a world of tolerance and peace where all students may walk through our classroom doors and feel respect, acceptance, and belonging. We ask that our educators work toward the eradication of hate and terrorism and the need to value love.
The community conversation, however, needs to stretch beyond our schools. Global events and acts of terror may seem distant to some in our community and incredibly personal to others. This diversity, when discussed respectfully and with an open mind, is what makes Burlington strong and resilient.
While world events are beyond our control, what is within our control is how we care for each other as a community. Please take care of each other and keep an eye out for any friends and neighbors who are having difficulty. What we have control over is how we treat and support each other.
Below this letter are some resources for communicating with your child about these issues.
Below is a list of suggestions from the National Association of School Psychologists about what parents/caregivers can do at times like this:
1. Reassure children that they are safe . Emphasize that schools are very safe. Validate their feelings. Explain that all feelings are okay when a tragedy occurs. Let children talk about their feelings, help put them into perspective, and assist them in expressing these feelings appropriately.
2. Make time to talk. Let their questions be your guide as to how much information to provide. Be patient. Children and youth do not always talk about their feelings readily.
3. Keep your explanations developmentally appropriate.
• Pre-K and early elementary school children need brief, simple information that should be balanced with reassurances that their school and homes are safe and that adults are there to protect them.
• Upper elementary and early middle school children will be more vocal in asking questions about whether they truly are safe and what is being done at their school. They may need assistance separating reality from fantasy. Discuss efforts of school and community leaders to provide safe schools.
• Upper middle school and high school students will have strong and varying opinions about the causes of violence in schools and society. They will share concrete suggestions about how to make school safer and how to prevent tragedies in society. Emphasize the role that students have in maintaining safe schools by following school safety guidelines, communicating any personal safety concerns to school administrators, and accessing support for emotional needs.
4. Review safety procedures. This should include procedures and safeguards at school and at home. Help children identify at least one adult at school and in the community to whom they go if they feel threatened or at risk.
5. Observe children’s emotional state . Some children may not express their concerns verbally. Changes in behavior, appetite, and sleep patterns can indicate a child’s level of anxiety or discomfort. In most children, these symptoms will ease with reassurance and time. However, some children may be at risk for more intense reactions. Children who have had a past traumatic experience or personal loss, suffer from depression or other mental health concerns, or with special needs may be at greater risk for severe reactions than others. Seek the help of a mental health professional if you are at all concerned or contact the school to ensure a school counselor touches base with your child.
6. Limit television viewing of these events. Limit television viewing and be aware if the television is on in common areas. Developmentally inappropriate information can cause anxiety or confusion, particularly in young children. Adults also need to be mindful of the content of conversations that they have with each other in front of children, even teenagers, and limit their exposure to vengeful, hateful, and angry comments that might be misunderstood.
7. Maintain a normal routine. Keeping to a regular schedule can be reassuring and promote physical health. Ensure that children get plenty of sleep, regular meals, and exercise. Encourage them to keep up with their schoolwork and extracurricular activities but do not push them if they seem overwhelmed.
Wakefield Parent University Presents Dr. Nadine Gaab: "The Dyslexia Paradox" OCTOBER 19, 2023
This Parent University session is co-sponsored by the Wakefield SEPAC. Register to receive the Zoom link at bit.ly/WakefieldParentU Dr. Nadine Gaab, an associate professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will review typical and atypical reading development and the brain’s role in creating these outcomes. She will explore the screening process, the response to screening, and the need for evidence-based reading curricula. Offered in partnership with the Wakefield Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC), this virtual event is suitable for caregivers of students at all grade levels and will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. Visit bit.ly/WakefieldParentU to register.
Burlington Board of Health: FLU CLINIC SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14: 10AM TO 1PM GRANDVIEW FARMS: 55 CENTER STREET MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT: BURLINGTON.ORG, ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH PAGE HTTPS://WWW.BURLINGTON.ORG/843/FLU-CLINIC HIGH DOSE WILL BE OFFERED WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. ALL IMMUNIZATIONS ARE FREE, BUT IF YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, PLEASE ENTER YOUR INFORMATION WHEN REGISTERING. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO REGISTER ONLINE, CALL THE BOH AT 781-270-1955