Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce President Rick Parker and Superintendent of Schools Conti – Make Time for Reading
The Burlington School Committee is joining forces with the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce for Burlington Reads, an initiative to help support reading ar home. This initiative will provide a copy of Make Time for Reading, A Story Guide for Parents of Babies and Young Children by Jean Ciborowski Fahey, for families with babies and young children at home.
The Burlington School Committee and the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce appreciate the opportunity to play even a small part in helping to build the daily reading routines of young families.
School Committee Chair Kristin Russo and Asst. Superintendent Larkin with a copy of Make Time for Reading
Join members of the Burlington community this weekend to grieve for the victims of the horrific shooting at a night club in Orlando this past Sunday.
The Burlington Interfaith Clergy, together with State Representative Ken Gordon, will host a vigil on Sunday from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on the Burlington Town Common in memory of the innocent lives that were lost in the senseless and unprovoked attack in Orlando this week, a release from Gordon’s office says.
“The entire community is welcome to gather as we pay tribute and remember the victims of the tragedy,” the invite says. “We stand in solidarity with all who mourn in the spirit of caring and concern.”
On Sunday, June 12, an assailant identified as 29-year-old Omar Mateen instigated a mass shooting inside of Pulse, a night club in Orlando, Florida catering to the LBGTQ community. The shooting resulted in 49 deaths and 53 injuries and is the deadliest mass shooting attack in modern American history.
We had a great presentation from two Francis Wyman teachers at last night’s school committee meeting. Mrs. Sosnowski, a member of the first grade team, and Ms. Lamprey, an ELL teacher, came to share their experiences from co-teaching in a first grade classroom with a diverse group of learners. Mrs. Sosnowski and Ms. Lamprey have found tremendous success for all of their students through their collaborative work. The presentation below shares some of the successes of these teachers and their students and also highlights the tremendous diversity of our student body.
As part of the school district’s efforts to expand its global education program, Burlington High School has invited several international students to join us for the 2016-2017 school year. Through this program, our district has and will continue to receive excellent students from around the world.
We now need the community’s help with this mission. To help us attract host families, Burlington Public Schools is working with Educatius International, a corporate partner on this program. As a host family, you receive a monthly stipend of between $800 – $1000 per month. Educatius asks that you provide a loving and supportive family environment. This is a wonderful and educational experience for everyone involved and often leads to lifelong friendships.
Among many fine high schools in the state, these students select Burlington High School, and we are very proud of this. If you are interested in participating in this culturally enriching experience, please contact Carolyn Resnek firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 617 283 0382
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We are proud to share a few images from the Fashion On the Hill event that our Burlington High School students put on today in the Great Hall at the Massachusetts State House today. Thanks to the efforts of BHS Fashion Design teacher Keith Mistler and State Representative Ken Gordon the impressive work of our current and past BHS students was featured in a runway fashion show.
This first-ever State House Fashion Show was further evidence of the tremendous visual arts program that our district is able to provide for our students. Our students are truly fortunate to attend schools in a community that values the arts and provides students diverse opportunities to show their creativity and higher-level thinking skills. We are certain that although these skills may not be measured on any standardized test, they will prove quite valuable to our students as they move forward down whichever path they choose.
There were certainly many high points during today’s show, but the highlight was the involvement of our Burlington Preschool students who wore their adaptive clothing created by the BHS Fashion Design students. This work was highlighted earlier in the year, but it was great to share it on a larger stage.
Congratulations and thank you to all of the students, staff, and community members that helped make today such a special event for Burlington Public Schools!
At the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 24th the results from the water quality tests were discussed. The testing is conducting after the fixtures sit idle all weekend to provide the most conservative estimate. Any location where levels were found to be above the recommended levels were taken off line. We are in the process of replacing the faucets on these locations. We will test the water after the faucets are replaced to determine if the older fixture was the source of the lead. If yes, then we will begin to institute a faucet replacement program across the district.
We will continue to monitor and post the water quality results in all of our school buildings.
Burlington water quality test results
At last night’s School Committee Meeting, we highlighted some of the grants that the Burlington Education has funded this year to help support the efforts of Burlington teachers and their students. We are certainly fortunate to have this dedicated group in our school community to help us provide so many unique opportunities in our schools and classrooms. Please see the list below of the grants that were funded this year. Incredibly, the BEF has now funded over $250,000 in grants since its inception.
The pictures below highlight the Innovative Classroom: Problem Based Collaborative furniture that was installed in Mrs. Lynch’s 5th Grade Classroom at Francis Wyman Elementary School. We are excited to see how this non-traditional setup impacts student learning.
The pictures below highlight a few of the other grants that the BEF funded this year:
- Scooter our therapy dog (top left)
- Fox Hill Friendship Bench (top right)
- Family Diversity Project In MSMS Library (bottom left)
- Augmented Reality Sandbox for Burlington Science Center (bottom right)
Please continue to support the BEF in any way possible. They have two upcoming fundraising ventures with their annual raffle and their annual road race. See below for further details.