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  • April 24, 2018

    Posted by Sara Bright on 4/24/2018

    Dear BHE Families:

    We are enjoying the warm weather here at BHE! The children are able to get outside for recess and enjoy some fresh air. What a welcome change!

     

    We have been working hard to prepare the Talent Show. If a child is in a an act they auditioned, please have them continue to practice! We are doing some rehearsals in school, as well. The Talent Show will be May 11th at 6:30pm at Mount Pleasant Middle School. Please purchase tickets through the HSA website. Any child in the show does not need a ticket.

     

    We have been busy learning at BHE, too! Our Kindergarten students have eggs in incubators in their classrooms. They can’t wait to find out which animal will hatch through! K students also had a visit from our local police department during snack time. The police officers shared a little bit about their jobs and answered the students’ questions. (Most popular question: What’s your favorite color?)

     

    We have had a lot of Earth Day celebrations by planting, visiting the BHE garden, and reading outside. The first grade classrooms have been invaded by tadpoles – they are having so much fun watching them sprout legs!

     

    Please take a look at our upcoming events and join us!

     

    -April 30th, 5:30 – Parent Mindfulness Workshop (Child Care provided for school age children only); sign-up HERE

    -May 7: School Store during lunches

    -May 11th – Mother’s Day Plant Sale

     

    Please remember to have your children wear their “Spread Kindness” t-shirts on Fridays! In addition, as a result of the increase in outdoor activities this time of year, please check your children nightly for tics, bites, etc.

     

    As always, follow us on Twitter HERE!

     

    Best,

    Sara

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  • Happy Spring Break!

    Posted by Sara Bright on 3/28/2018

    I hope you are enjoying the start to your Spring Break! Although we only had two days together, we had exciting things happening at BHE! The fifth grade students completed a STEM activity in which they designed a helmet to protect a “head” (water balloon.) They even got to test out their designs at the end of the day. Check out Twitter (@BurnetHillElem) to see video footage of which helmets worked. Some of the fifth graders also participated in our Minute to Win It basketball competition. Don’t worry, those who did not get a chance will participate next week!

     

    The third graders got a special visit from Mr. Bickel, the district’s P-6 Social Studies Supervisor. Students read “How Coyote Stole File” and then had a demonstration lesson about how Native Americans would have built their own fire.

     

    The second graders launched their Tattoo Shops and experienced supply and demand, profit, and real life customers first hand! The entrepreneurs had a blast creating their stores.

     

    Don’t forget that Tuesday is Spring Picture Day (with sibling photos!) Please pre-pay for your envelopes and don’t forget to sign up HERE so we know to take your sibling photo!

     

    See you next week, Bobcats!

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  • March 18, 2018

    Posted by Sara Bright on 3/18/2018

    Dear BHE Families:

    We had a great week at BHE! A little snow couldn’t stop us from celebrating Read Across America Week. The children enjoyed participating in a Dr. Suess Photo Booth, had a guest reader during our reading “waterfall,” and enjoyed viewing a Readers’ Theater performance of ‘The Lorax’ at our Community Meeting on Friday. The students truly put on an amazing performance!

    During our Community Meeting on Friday, all students also took a “Readers’ Oath” and heard me do a whole school read aloud about being proud of our differences. They also viewed a video about Mindfulness and learned an effective strategy – PBS (pause, breathe, smile). We practiced a few times together! Of course we had a visit from the Bobcat, who awarded Ms. Bachrach’s class with the prestigious Bobcat Award for the month of March. The students were also reminded to bring in loose change, as we only have one more week to collect for Peaceful Playgrounds!

    Although PARCC testing doesn’t begin for a few weeks, research shows that students need more than a good night of sleep and hearty breakfast the day of, it takes a few weeks of rest and good meals to make an impact – so consider starting those habits now!

    Thank you to the HSA for an amazing Basket Bash this week! It was a beautiful and enjoyable event that will go to benefit the students of BHE.

    Lastly, a few arrival and dismissal reminders. Doors open in the morning, for students, at 7:35. Coming early will help you avoid the drop-off line and a late arrival. At the end of the day, please be reminded that double parking is not permitted on Ridge or Byron and puts students trying to get into cars at risk. Thank you for working together to keep students safe!

    Check us out on Twitter - @BurnetHillElem

    Best,

    Sara  

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  • February 26, 2018

    Posted by Sara Bright on 2/26/2018

    I hope everyone had a restful mid-winter break! It was wonderful to see everyone back at school today!

    I am attaching a flyer about programs available at the Livingston Library. Please take a look, if you are interested.

    In addition, I wanted give a gentle reminder to please use the main entrance when visiting BHE. Please give your name, child’s name, and reason for visiting. In addition, please do not hold the door for other visitors; each visitor must buzz in separately. Thank you for your support as we maintain our safety procedures!

    Visit our website to see upcoming Read Across America Activities. You can also always see what we’re up to on Twitter @BurnetHillElem.

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  • February 19, 2018

    Posted by Sara Bright on 2/19/2018

    We had an exciting week at BHE! We kicked off the week with a Community Meeting in which Ms. Santos’ class won the prestigious Bobcat Award! Students learned a new strategy to “Be Proactive” instead of “Reactive”. We talked about being in control of our own emotions, rather than letting the emotions of others take control. Students also listened to a read aloud about kindness and learned about some upcoming Read Across America activities (see attached.)

    Students had a blast celebrating Valentine’s Day in their classrooms. For classrooms with food at their parties, we tried out new permission slips, which seemed to work rather smoothly! With Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s almost spring!

    Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on March 7, 8, and 9. A slip confirming your time was placed into your child’s mailbox on Thursday and should have come home in their backpack. Please take a look for it and return it on Monday.

    The HSA is also running a two-week Spring Apparel Sale (online only). Please order items by clicking HERE.

    In addition: Registration is now open for the school district’s Summer Academy, which includes science, enrichment, remedial, and bridge courses. Find a list of courses being offered and dates, as well as registration information at https://www.livingston.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=34090.

    Enjoy a wonderful winter break with your families!

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