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

connection_March_2020

Mar
05

STEM Nights..

Feb
17

Whoopie Doo Fundraiser

Please support Burgess and Whoopie Doo on Wednesday, February 19th.

Feb
13

2020 STEM Night Sign Ups

2020 STEM NIGHT SIGN UP

Please RSVP so we know how many children to expect for each night.
Note: All parents must accompany their child for this event.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4da5a62ca6fd0-2020

 

Feb
12

Family Fun Night with the Brain Show

Reserve your tickets now.

Feb
12

Raffle Basket Themes

Feb
03

February 2020 Connection

Happy February.  Please note that the deadline for the Red Sox Tickets had been extended to Wednesday, February 5th.

connection_February_2020

Jan
02

January 2020 Connection

Happy New Year!

connection_January_2020

Dec
04

December 2019 Connection

There is a ton going on this month in our Burgess Community.  From Concerts and Cookie Walks to the Holiday Shoppe, it is super busy at our school.  Hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season with your families.  Happy Holiday’s from your PTO

connection_December_2019

Nov
19

Annual Cookie Walk Sign Ups

Our Cookie Walks are a Burgess Tradition that goes back years.  All cookie walks take place during the Holiday Concerts and the proceeds go towards the 5th Grade Fundraising General Fund for their 6th Grade Environmental Excursion.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4da5a62ca6fd0-holiday1

Nov
15

Holiday Shoppe Sign Up

Attention all 6th Grade Families and Burgess Community,

If you are interested in volunteering to help the children shop for their holiday gifts, below is the link to the sign up.  The link is also available on the FB Page.  On the FB page, you are able to just simply click the link.  For the link below, you will need to copy and paste it.  Thanks.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4da5a62ca6fd0-holiday

Nov
04

November 2019 Connection

Happy November Everyone,

We have a super busy month in November.  Lots of days off and half days.  Make sure you check the calendar and read the connection to stay current on the busy month that lies ahead of us at Burgess.  Happy Thanksgiving.

connection_November_2019

Oct
25

Square 1 Art

Square 1 Art Packets should arrive home today if you did not already receive them yesterday. Please note that this year our turn around time seems to be quite quick. All orders can be completed online or sent back to the school with the order form. DUE DATE IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th. Hope you enjoyed your child’s creation this year. All orders will be delivered in time for the holidays.

 

 

Oct
03

October 2019 Connection

Hi Everyone,

Here is the October Connection

connection_October_2019

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