Archived Fourth Grade Flyer

For 4th Grade Students & Parents of Bill Burden Elementary

May 14th -May 18th


  • May 14th - STAAR Math Testing
  • May 15th - STAAR Reading Testing
  • May 16th - 4th Grade Parent Night at Intermediate 6pm (see below)
  • May 21st- School Board Meeting 6pm
  • May 22nd- All library books due
  • May 24th- 4th grade Award ceremony 8:15- (Barreras, Singleton, Pritchett, Masciana) 9:30- (Lynn, Rodel, Burks, Teter)
  • May 25th- Field Day & Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

  • May 28th- No school
  • May 30th- Ring in the summer fun run- 4th grade 11:45-12:30 p.m.
  • May 30th- Last day of school!

What you need to know for STAAR Testing Day:

Thank you in advance for having your child to school on time the morning of the STAAR exam. If at all possible, we ask that you avoid scheduling appointments during the STAAR exams. A hearty breakfast the morning of, and a good night's rest the night before are also highly encouraged!

Please remember:

  • No visitors will be allowed on campus during the school day for any students

  • No outside lunches delivered

  • Students need a healthy, dry snack and water bottle

  • Be on time and restrict early outs

  • Encourage your student to choose a protein rich breakfast

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4th grade Parent Night at Intermediate

On Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 6pm the Intermediate Campus will have a 4th grade parent night. The event is to give you an your incoming student information about the Intermediate Campus and how the year will look for them next year. We encourage all parents and guardians to attend so that you can go into the summer with a clearer picture of what the Intermediate Campus will provide for your student next year. If you have any questions, please call 512-379-3200.
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Calling All Reading Carnival Volunteers!

We have had a wonderful week of reading practice for our equally wonderful kiddos and we would love for you to be a part of this experience.

​We will have a carnival cash in day on May 16th following the STAAR tests to reward students for their hard work during reading carnival week. We will have 9 stations and would like at least one volunteer for each station. If you are able to volunteer some of your time on that day, please contact your teacher. ​

Your time and support are greatly appreciated!

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Education Galaxy

Education galaxy is our online math and reading program! The students take a pre-test to identify the skills they have mastered and they practice on topics they haven't mastered. Students are highly encouraged to log on at home. The student's lunch number is their username and password. The students have logged in at school and are familiar with the program.



Please be sure to have your car number tags on display when pulling through the car rider line. If you do not have a number please contact the office for more information.


Reading - Students should read 30 minutes every night from the book of their choice.

Please make sure that your child logs their reading in the Reading Rewards Program online. If you need help logging on, please ask your child's reading teacher. If you do not have internet access, you can record your child's reading time on their communication calendar and initial.

Math - Students should practice their basic math facts (0 X 0 - 12 X 12) for at least 15 minutes every night. All of our math units rely heavily on knowing these basic facts and it is expected that 4th graders master them.


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Please send your child with an extra set of clothes daily to be kept in their backpack if possible, just in case!


There is a 1:00 pm deadline for all transportation changes.


You MUST bring your I.D. in EVERY time you enter Burden Elementary. Panther passes are no longer available.


Campus Schedule:

Doors Open: 7:15 a.m.

Breakfast: 7:15 - 7:35 a.m.

First Bell: 7:30 a.m.

Tardy Bell: 7:45 a.m.

End of Day: 3:00 p.m.

Office hours: 7:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Fourth Grade Common Schedule:

Specials/Conference Time: 8:35 - 9:20 a.m.

Lunch: 12:40 - 1:10 p.m.

Recess: 1:10 - 1:40 p.m.

Encore (every 6 days starting August 28th): 2:05 - 2:55 p.m.

*Individual Math, Science, ELAR, and SS schedules, Specials locations, and Encore locations may vary by teacher

Because our schedules are on a 6 day rotation, and change often, it is vital that you send your child with tennis shoes EVERY DAY to class, whether on their feet or in their bag.

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Safety First! We are very strict about transportation changes, for the safety of your little ones. We will send your student home exactly as you indicated in the student’s Skyward Family Access profile. You will be able to make a change to your student’s transportation if switching from bus rider to a car rider or vice versa via email before 1:00 p.m. and within 24 hours of the change request. The transportation email is: Notes, phone calls, text messages, and emails sent to any other party other than the transportation email indicated above, will NOT be accepted. Any emails after 1:00 p.m. will not be processed by the campus. Please visit the transportation page on the LHISD district website for additional instructions and information.


Whether it's to spend time with your child for breakfast or lunch, or to help out in the classroom, we love having visitors on campus! For the protection of our students and staff, we require that all visitors present a valid Driver’s License or another form of a government issued current photo ID prior to any visit or student contact (no exceptions!). District employees may show their active LHISD employee badge as ID.

We also ask that all classroom visitors make arrangements/appointments with classroom teachers or administrators prior to a visit, as we do not allow unscheduled visits (as much as we like surprises!).

Lunch Balance Reminder

We love feeding our children! Please make sure your child's cafeteria balances are up-to-date! Cafeteria balances can be checked at any time through Skyward Family Access.


Snack time is around 10:30 for fourth grade. A few important reminders about snacks:

  • Please send ONE healthy snack such as (granola, cheese sticks, popcorn, fruit, etc.) with your child EVERY DAY
  • No sugar snacks or sugar drinks
  • No chips please! While they are delicious, they are also loud and messy!
  • We highly encourage water bottles!

Be a Member of the VERY BEST Parent Teacher Organization in Texas - the BBPTO!

CONTACT THE 4th Grade Team!

Mrs. Joy Barreras

512-260-4400 ext. 7539


Ms. Maria Burks

512-260-4400 ext. 7533


Mrs. Samantha Lynn

512-260-4400 ext. 7550


Mrs. Cathy Masciana



Mrs. Kristen Pritchett



Ms. Natalie Rodel

512-260-4400 ext. 7537


Ms. Jessica Singleton

512-260-4400 ext. 7538


Mrs. Ciara Lindley (Teter)

512-260-4400 ext. 7534


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