Burnet Hill Elementary School

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District Announcements

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER MAKE-UP DAYS WILL BE MONDAY, MARCH 26 and TUESDAY, MARCH 27: Livingston Public Schools will adhere to the original school calendar for 2017-2018 in making up the fourth and fifth inclement weather days that the district has used this year; the calendar allowed for three inclement weather days. 

    The first make-up day will remain Monday, March 26; the second make-up day will be Tuesday, March 27. Therefore, school will be open on Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27, and closed for spring break from March 28 through March 30.

    • On Monday, March 26, all elementary schools and MPMS will follow a Day 1schedule; HMS will follow an A Day schedule; and LHS will follow a B Day 
    • On Tuesday, March 27, all elementary schools and MPMS will follow a Day 3 schedule; HMS will follow an B Day schedule; and LHS will follow an C Day

    Parents please be reminded if your child will be absent on Monday, March 26, and/or Tuesday, March 27, it is important that you report it to your school as soon as possible. 

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  • KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION: Click here for details on the three-step process.

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School News

Messages from the Principal

  • 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



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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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  • February 10, 2018

    Posted by Sara Bright on 2/10/2018

    We had a wonderful week at BHE! It was very exciting between Global School Play Day and the 100th day! As I mentioned earlier, GSPD is an opportunity to highlight unstructured play for children. The teachers and students reported how much fun they had! Teachers noted that the children worked well together playing simple games such as cards, play dough, and bingo. Children also had the opportunity to participate in stations around the school, such as scooter races, an art station, and a group parachute.

    The students also had a blast celebrating the 100th day of school! Our kindergarten students had a visit from Zero the Hero and First Grade participated in a red carpet fashion show! Please check out Twitter (@BurnetHillElem) for pictures! In an effort to reduce the spread of germs, please remember the District’s police: If your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher or any signs of vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours​.

    We are looking forward to a great week, starting with a Community Meeting tomorrow!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  • January 19, 2018

    Posted by Sara Bright on 1/19/2018

     Hello and Happy Monday!

    If you have not done so, please fill out the form for your child’s FREE BHE Kindness t-shirt. This is a last call, as shirts will be ordered next week.

    During morning drop off, please remember to pull all the way up to the third cross walk so we can fit in as many cars as possible to unload. In addition, if your child is unable to exit the car independently (and without you exiting the car as well), please park in the front lot and cross at the cross walk. This will help our morning line to move a bit more quickly.

    Attached, you will find a permission slip to audition for the school’s upcoming talent show, along with pertinent information about the show, dates, and other “job” opportunities.

    This week has been busy at BHE! Besides staying warm, we have been gearing up for Global School Play Day (see more info HERE). Feel free to watch a TedTalk HERE, that shows the implications for the decline in unstructured play. Global School Play Day is an effort to bring awareness to the importance of play and give students an opportunity to work on problem solving skills, thinking flexibly, questioning and posing problems, innovating, taking risks, and managing impulsivity. Some classrooms will only participate for 45 minutes, while others will participate for most of the day. Students will take a break from technology during GSPD and work collaboratively to create, invent, and explore! Teachers may embed STEM activities and other problem solving opportunities, as well.

    Thank you for all of your donations for Pennies for Playgrounds! We have received some GENEROUS donations and the kids are excited about working towards achieving our goal!

    Thank you for all that you do to support the BHE community!

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