Oct
23

Congratulations Rose Wengender!

“Rose Wengender won the Safe Routes to School [SRTS] Yard Sign Contest for designing a picture that discourages texting while driving.  This is a statewide competition and she was one of a few entries selected to become yard signs which will be distributed around the Commonwealth to promote this important initiative.  Rose got her entry in last year right before we went remote.  Today, Rachael O’Donnell, our SRTS Representative, presented Rose with her yard sign.  Her parents joined her for this celebration.  Mrs. Willard, her Grade 7 art teacher, organized a socially distanced, outdoor reception with pizza, salad and gourmet cupcakes.  Mrs. Vinton, her Grade 6 art teacher, gave Rose a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  Excellent job, Rose!”

Oct
22

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…BURGESS SOCKS!!!

WE HAVE 3 SIZES – YOUTH, INTERMEDIATE, & ADULT. $15 EACH. EMAIL BURGESSPTO@GMAIL.COM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING A PAIR.


Oct
13

PTO MEETING TONIGHT!!!

We would love to see you at tonight’s meeting. Email the PTO at burgessPTO@gmail.com for the link to the Zoom call.

Ig you already sent me an email to receive the link and you have not received it, please email again. I sent the link out Sunday.

Oct
06

WANT TO HELP OUT?

First meeting for the school year is Tuesday, October 13th at 7PM via Zoom. Please email www.burgessPTO.com if you would like the PTO to send you a link to attend the meeting.

We would love to see you there!!!!

Oct
06

BURGESS WEAR ANNOUNCEMENT

Some people had trouble with the website to order Burgess Wear yesterday. It should be all set, thanks and sorry.

Check out our link to the Burgess Wear Store.  We have added a super cute mask with the Burgess “B” on it.

Store will be permanently open for the school year, but if you place an order by December 1st, you will be entered to win “BURGESS WEAR BUCKS”, which can be applied to you next order.

http://burgesspto.ussportsandapparel.com/

 

Oct
06

Little Bites Fundraiser

Save your empty Little Bites packages (muffins/brownies/cookies). Bag them up and send them into school!
We send them back and get reimbursed 😁
Thank you!

Oct
03

FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS!

Dear Burgess Families,
As of Monday Oct.5th the cafeteria will be sending home a free breakfast meal for the next day for every student.
Just a reminder, we continue to serve free lunches in the classroom daily with several options to choose from. Also, we are providing breakfast and lunch meals at no cost for students that are fully remote and students during their hybrid remote week.
If you are interested in participating please contact LouAnn Bean at beanl@tantasqua.org or call the cafeteria at 508-347-7041.
Even though we miss seeing the children in the cafeteria at this time, we look forward to being able to provide them with healthy meals and encourage you to participate in this program!
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Oct
01

Did you know your Burgess PTO can earn money just by going out to eat?

Eat at Baba Sushi on 10/4 and part of the nights proceeds goes to your Burgess PTO. Good for eat in or take out. 

Oct
01

Help your Burgess PTO just by shopping at Stop & Shop. Here’s how!

Did you know there are ways to support your PTO by doing the things you already do, like shopping?
Sign up to support us through Amazon Smile and Stop &Shop! Or what about making a donation?
We are still supporting our teachers and programming at the school with limiting fundraisers this year.
Thank you for all your support! ❤️
Sign into your account and choose Burgess Elementary as your A+ Reward
Amazon Smile FREE MONEY for the PTO Sign in and add Burgess Elementary School PTO as your “charity”
Stop & Shop | Online Grocery Delivery and Pickup | Pharmacy

Sep
29

Lanyards $3 each / Tervis Cups $10 each

Tervis Cups are $10 and Lanyards are $3 each. Please email the PTO at www.burgessPTO.org if you are interested in purchasing one.

 

Sep
28

Car Magnets Available – $5 each

If interested in a car magnet please email the PTO at www.burgesspto@gmail.com.

Sep
28

Welcome Back Burgess Bears!!!

My name is Wendy Muchi and I am the Burgess Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) President.

The Burgess PTO works to support both the students’ educational experience and the staff here at Burgess. Through the generosity of our Burgess families, we have been able to provide the school with programs, equipment, and student experiences each year. Some examples of what we have been able to accomplish include hosting cultural arts programs, busing for field trips, supporting the reading programs, and paying for the playground equipment.

To support all these endeavors, the PTO regularly holds multiple fundraisers throughout the year including Square One Art, Scholastic Book Fairs, Jog-A-Thon, Cookie Walk, and a 5K, as well as many other things. Due to Covid-19, our fundraising will be minimal and mostly online but that does not mean we do not want you to miss out on getting to know your Burgess community a little better. Please join us at our monthly meetings where you can volunteer for any of our programs or fundraisers, help decide how we allocate our budget, make new friends, or you can just come to learn about the latest happenings from our Principal, Kathy Pelley.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7PM. Meetings will be via Zoom until further notice.

Please email me at burgessPTO@gmail.com if you would like me to send you the link for the meeting or if you have any questions.

Thank you, Wendy Muchi

Sep
28

Burgess Wear is NOW OPEN!!

 

Check out our link to the Burgess Wear Store.  We have added a super cute mask with the Burgess “B” on it.

Store will be permanently open for the school year, but if you place an order by December 1st, you will be entered to win “BURGESS WEAR BUCKS”, which can be applied to you next order.

http://burgesspto.ussportsandapparel.com/

 

Jun
08

ATTN: 6th Grade Families

Dear Grade 6 Families,

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 – Belongings Pickup/Device and Book Return

All personal items left in the classrooms and lockers were bagged by staff. If you ordered Spring Pictures, you will get those at this time. You will also get your Tantasqua Warrior Welcome Bag. The nurse will put any remaining medications in those bags on the day of distribution. For Grade 6, your Certificate of Completion will be in those bags. We ask that you return all loaned Chromebooks and library/classroom books. Here are the expectations and guidelines to make this a success:
1. Enter campus and proceed to the student drop off/pick up area. Follow the signs and perimeter of the parking lot. If you are here prior to 1:00, please do not advance past the first stop. There will be cones to prevent vehicles from advancing beyond that point prior to 1:00.
2. The first stop near the vehicle entrance to the southern playground will be to return any loaned Chromebooks and library/classroom books. There will be two staff at the point. One staff will have a container for you to deposit any library/classroom books. The other staff will be collecting Chromebooks and your chargers. Once you return your Chromebook, you will receive a piece of paper that says, “Device Returned.” You will need that paper to collect your belongings.
3. The second stop will be to retrieve your child’s belongings. Pull up to your child’s teacher’s tables. For safety reasons, we ask that you stay in line in order to get to your table and please do not drive around cars. In this case safety is more important than expediency. Make sure that you place a piece of paper with your child’s last name on it on the passenger side dashboard, so we can easily identify your vehicle. When you are at your child’s table, please open your trunk from inside your vehicle. A staff person will put your belongings in your trunk area and secure your trunk. If that is not possible, you will need to roll down your window and the staff person will give you the bag making no contact. If you have a “Device Returned” piece of paper, show that paper to the staff and we do not need to collect that paper. The order of the tables will be Ripley, Thomas, Myotte, Jones, Parent and Brosnan starting from the southern playground and moving toward the office.
4. The final stop will be for instruments and raffle baskets. This interaction will take place on the other side of the campus on the sidewalk on the Cedar Lake side at the doors past the kitchen loading area. If you need to drop off an instrument, Mr. Minchoff will be there to collect instruments. The PTO will be at that point to distribute raffle baskets to those lucky winners.
5. We estimate the volume of vehicles will be similar to a normal pick up at the end of the school day. That dismissal process typically takes about 20 to 25 minutes. There is an extra stop for some vehicles. Officer Murray will be here to help with traffic control. We do anticipate that this will take a bit longer than the normal pick up routine and we ask for your patience in advance.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 11:00 to 12:00 – 6th Grade Drive-In Celebration

There will be a live, drive-in style closing ceremony in the West Parking Lot on the Cedar St. side. This event will follow the traditional order events except there will be no interaction. Here are the expectations and guidelines to make this a success:
1. Enter the campus and proceed to the east side parking lot on the Cedar St. side. Please find a spot in the lot facing the school. Only vehicles with a Grade 6 student will be allowed to enter that area as there is only enough room for one car per family.
2. Tune your radio 88.7 in order to listen to the ceremony. Due to social distancing practices, we require that no one gets out of their vehicles during this event. The FM transmitter should be able to be heard in the north and east parking lots. Families are allowed an additional vehicle to hear the ceremony in those locations.
3. Depart campus with patience. At the conclusion of the event, there will be over two hundred vehicles exiting campus. Officer Murray will be here to help with traffic control. We thank you in advance.
We look forward to these closing events and being able to celebrate the Sixth Grade.
Take care and Stay Well,
Kathy Pelley
Principal, Burgess Elementary School

May
11

ZOOM PTO Mtg.

Here is the link to the Zoom PTO Mtg. for tomorrow night…..Tuesday at 7PM.  Hope you can make it.

https://zoom.us/j/96490398875

May
11

MAY 12th ZOOM PTO MTG. – 7PM

ZOOM PTO Mtg. Tomorrow Night at 7PM

I will be sending out the Zoom link later on today.  Even though I can not make brownies for this meeting, feel free to bring a snack and a “drink” to our last meeting of the school year.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you.  Hope you are well.

May
04

VIRTUAL RAFFLE BASKETS

Hello Burgess Families!

The Annual Burgess PTO Raffle baskets are shifting to a VIRTUAL experience!  If you would like to view the baskets, they will be posted on the Burgess PTO Website and Burgess PTO FB Page next week. We will also be making a UTube Video for the Burgess UTube Channel.  If you are interested in participating, complete the attached raffle ticket sheet.  Mail the completed sheet(s), along with your payment of cash or checks (made out to Burgess PTO in BLACK or BLUE ink) to:

Erin Perreault, PTO VP

82 Old Farm Road

Sturbridge, MA 01566

         *** You can also drop off your envelope and payment, in the well-marked box at Erin’s house between the hours of 2:00pm-7:00pm ***

ALL TICKETS ARE $1 EACH

BASKET THEMES INCLUDE….

NEW ENGLAND SPORTS, NERF, STEM, COOKING & BAKING, FAMILY GAME NIGHT, LEGO, ARTS & CRATS, GIFT CARDS

Please have your envelope post marked by Tuesday, May 19th.   The raffle ticket sales will close on May 27th and drawing will take place on May 29th. You will receive a phone if you won.  Basket Pick-ups will occur at Burgess Elementary School, with proper social distancing procedures to follow.

If you have already sent in your tickets and payment, the PTO will put your tickets in the appropriate themed basket.

THANK YOU!

Sarah LaFrance sarahlafrance_13@yahoo.com

Mar
31

NEWS FROM Mr. Emerich and Mrs. Murphy

Mrs. Murphy and Mr. Emerich asked me to share this fitness calendar of ideas with all of you. It is super important to exercise both your minds and your body. Stay Healthy.

Mar
06

Raffle Pre-Ticket Info

Mar
06

March 2020 Connection

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