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  • December 6, 2018

    Posted by Sara Bright on 12/6/2018

    Hello Families,

    We have been having a great week at Burnet Hill! We are gearing up for our annual Pajama Day next week! Any child who donates a pair of pajamas can wear PJs on Wednesday, December 12th. We will count how many PJs we collecte and celebrate at our monthly Community Meeting!


    Last week at our Community Meeting, Ms. Santos’ class won the prestigious “Bobcat Award” for demonstrating exceptional behavior in their related arts classes. We also read our “Pass Along” story – in which every class in the school added a sentence or two to create a group story. We are all authors! Students also learned how to use “I messages” to help them resolve conflicts with peers. We also watched videos from one of our favorite inspirational sources – Kid President! It was a wonderful get together with the entire school community.


    This week, students have been making crafts bags for children in local hospitals. They decorated bags and filled them with a variety of craft items. We also received word that the Burnet Hill community raised over 1,000 books this fall for the Reach out and Read Program. Thank you for all of your donations!


    As always, please follow us on Twitter HERE!




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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted by Sara Bright on 11/21/2018

    Dear Families:

    We had a fantastic week at BHE! Many of the classrooms participated in activities surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. Our Kindergarten students put on an adorable Thanksgiving show with a variety of songs and dancing. Siblings and parents enjoyed it, from start to finish! The children then went back to their classrooms and participated in a Thanksgiving feast. Our first grade students had a variety of centers, in which they learned about Native American activities, including making games, baking bread, and dyeing clothes. Second graders read “Balloons Over Broadway” and participated in a STEM challenge to make their own parade balloons. Third graders received a “budget” and created a Thanksgiving day menu. Students were busy learning, exploring, and collaborating with peers. Please check Twitter for plenty of pictures!


    I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you do to support Burnet Hill! Between the participation in the HSA, collaborating with teachers, and supporting your child at home, you are an integral part of the Burnet Hill community. I am thankful to be a part of this wonderful school that has such an amazing student body, families, and staff. Please enjoy your Thanksgiving and time with your families!




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  • September 21, 2018

    Posted by Sara Bright on 9/21/2018

    Dear BHE Families,

    It is hard to believe we have finished 11 days of school! All of the faculty and staff have been working hard to welcome your children, create a warm and caring classroom community, and begin the routines of academics. Last week we came together as a school community through a Committee Meeting. During the meeting, students were reminded of our kindness initiative and watched Kid President’s video – 20 Things We Should Say More Often. You can watch it HERE. Students were also informed that grade 2 through 5 students will have the opportunity to enroll in “Theater School” this fall and put on a production of Annie Jr. We also had a visit from the Bobcat!


    Many teachers have also been implementing Morning Meeting as a classroom community building activity. Students spend time “greeting” one another, so that each child feels welcomed into the classroom environment. Students then participate in a team building, engaging activity. Students also spend time sharing and learning about one another. Lastly, students read a Morning Message that informs them about their upcoming day.


    I have attached a copy of the Back to School Night schedule. There will be a whole group presentation at 6:30, followed by two teacher sessions. Each teacher will present twice, so that if you have more than one child, you can attend more than one session. Please let me know if you have any questions! (Please note – grade 5 will present together in the gym; resource room will only present session 2.)


    I am looking forward to a great year and sharing our school goals with you at Back to School Night. As always, please follow us on Twitter to keep up with all that is Burnet Hill. @BurnetHillElem




    Upcoming Dates:

    -September 26, Back to School Night, 6:30pm

    -October 2, Picture Day

    -October 9, HSA Meeting, 9am


    Reminder: Picture Day is October 2nd!

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