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  • Great Opening Days!

    Posted by Sara Bright on 9/5/2019

    Dear Families,

    We have had two great first openings days of school! I loved seeing many of you on the blacktop yesterday morning. It was a wonderful opportunity to see old friends and greet new friends. On the opening day of school, teachers worked on getting to know their students, helping them get to know one another, and start to build a classroom community. Students learned procedures and routines, and had their first related arts or “special” class.


    Today was another fantastic day. Children felt more comfortable and all of our routines went a bit faster and smoother. In the afternoon, we had our first schoolwide Community Meeting. Each month the entire school community comes together to celebrate all things Burnet Hill. We often learn new strategies for making friends or being kind. Today was no different! We started the Community Meeting with a read aloud – “All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold. We talked about how Burnet Hill School is a safe place and we want all students to feel welcome and cared for. Then we talked about the expectations in the hallway, café, and playground. I asked students what behaviors we needed to practice in order to keep everyone safe, promote learning, and to be kind. They came up with great ideas! I’m going to put their shared ideas on posters to hang around the building so that they can feel invested in creating the expectations for the common areas of the school. Next, we talked about the Winter Musical, Aladdin. You can find more information about it HERE. Students in grades K through 5 can participate. We also watched a video by our favorite little dude, Kid President. It was about how to make a new friend. We talked about how it can be awkward, but making new friends and learning about what makes is different is what makes the world interesting! You can watch the video HERE. Last, we got a visit from our mascot, the Bobcat! Each month students can earn the prestigious “Bobcat Award” for classrooms that exceed expectations in their related arts classes. We can’t wait to see who wins next month!


    Thank you for your support, patience, and flexibility this week. The first few days of school can be difficult to fall into new routines, check backpacks, make lunches, etc. We appreciate all of your support! As always, you can follow us on Twitter HERE to see what we have been up to the past few days!


    Have a great weekend – quick reminder that on Fridays (tomorrow!) we wear our BHE school spirit gear or colors!




    -September 10 - HSA Meeting, 7:30, Media Center

    -September 20 – Family Picnic, 5:00pm, Field

    -September 24  - Back to School Night, 6:30pm

    -September 30 – Oct 1 – No School

    -October 4 – Picture Day



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