Burlingame Intermediate School

Friday, October 28, 2022

Dear BIS Family & Friends,

It is unbelievable that it is already the end of October. Where has the time gone?

We are more than half-way through the first trimester. How are your students' grades? Please have your student reach out to teachers if they are struggling. We want to teach each student to advocate for themself, when they need help or just need some clarification on an assignment. Let's empower our learners together!

Halloween is Monday! Here are some Halloween Guidelines for BIS Costumes:

  • Students are invited to wear their costumes to school and take part in Advisory Class Costume Contest. There will be a winner in each Advisory class to join the Whole School Costume Contest at Brunch in front of the Library.

  • No Full masks, weapons, inflatable, bloody, gory costumes please.

  • Students should be comfortable and able to participate in their classes despite their costume.

  • A change of clothes may be helpful so students are comfortable learning.

Thank you for helping your student make a good choice for Monday’s Costume Day.

The whole week is spirit week!

Tuesday is ‘90’s Dress

Wednesday is Matching Day

Thursday is Color Wars:

8th grade: Black

7th grade: Blue

6th grade: White

Friday is TrojanPride Spirit Day-Wear Blue & White or your favorite Trojan Swag!

Show your school spirit all week long.

We hope to see you this weekend at the Fall Play. Ms. Ibos and her Cast & Crew have been working hard to ensure a great show for us all! You can buy tickets Here.

The staff had a great time at Bayside Park playing softball with some of our 8th grade girls and boys. It was a fun evening and I know the students LOVE beating the staff, no matter the sport. Great Job 8th graders!!!

Next match is Volleyball on Wednesday, November 16th Staff against 8th grade girls team. Come cheer on your favorite staff member 3:15pm in the BIS-MPR.

Identifications Cards (IDs)- Students should have their student ID everyday.

Please have your child carry their BIS ID Card with them. Your student needs the card for library, lunch, and other school related activities. Please share with your student(s) that they will need their ID card daily at school.


Mrs. Erica Gilbert, Principal

Dr. Jermaine Williams, Asst. Principal

Mr. Tony Tsujisaka, Asst. Principal

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Skateboarder Concerns

It has come to my attention that we have a group of skateboarders riding dangerously

Lunch Menus and Lunch Applications for 2022-23

What's on the menu next week? Go to this Link.

Please fill out the Lunch Application for 2022-23

The application is in English and Spanish: Lunch Application Link

Once the form is filled out and turned into the BIS School Office, you will be eligible for a SamTrans Bus Pass (while supplies last) and many other county perks.

More than one student in the district? Only one application per family. Be sure to list all children on the same application.

Questions? Email Don at dkyu@burlingameschools.org

Transitioning to High School Begins...Class of 2027

It is hard to believe that we need to start thinking about high school for our 8th graders, but we do! Here is the Link to the San Mateo Union High School District website.

The San Mateo High School District has shared the information nights with us for all 6-high schools in the district. Each school offers unique advantages.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the schools you are interested in hearing about.

The meetings will include Highlights:

    • Learn about academic programs, and extracurricular clubs and activities.
    • Meet the staff who will help to guide your soon-to-be 9th Grader.
    • Learn important pre-enrollment and registration dates.
    • Each school will have a unique and informative evening planned for you.

    San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) Enrollment

    Priority Enrollment (P1) is just around the corner! P1 will be from Nov 7, 2022 - Feb 10, 2023. Here are the documents and tutorials to assist you with the enrollment process (ie: tutorial videos, flyers, slides, pamphlets, etc.). All items are available in 3 languages (English, Spanish, Chinese). Families can complete the entire process electronically, appts are NOT necessary unless they are missing documents or need assistance with completing the enrollment.

    Please note: The form will be available on our District website starting Nov 7. The Intra District Transfer/Sibling Transfer form will also be available starting Nov 7.

    Families can contact our office at enrollment@smuhsd.org if they have any questions.

    Enrollment Information English

    Enrollment Information Spanish

    Enrollment Information Chinese

    More information for Enrollment from SMUHSD

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    Mark Your Calendars

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month

    • Fri., October 28: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 7:00 pm

    • Sat., October 29: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 7:00 pm

    • Sun., October 30: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 1:00 pm

    • October 31 to November 4: Spirit Week

    • Mon., October 31: Halloween Day

    • Sat., November 5: BCE Fundraising Gala

    • Sun., November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends

    • Tues., November 8: BSD Board Meeting 6:00 pm

    • Fri., November 11: Veterans Day - No School

    • Weds., November 16: Staff vs. 8th Girls Volleyball 3:15pm

    • Thurs., November 17: PTA Meeting 7:00pm LIVE

    • Fri., November 18: End of Trimester 1

    • November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Week - No School

    • November 30-December 2: Report Cards Mailed Home

    Translate this Newsletter into almost any language.

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