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February 2019-- Updates & News for Burnside Families

Burnside Elementary School

At Burnside School, our goal is to create a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment where children are able to take risks and discover the joy in learning.

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Hello, Burnside Families!

The week of January 28 has definitely been one to remember with the record breaking cold. I hope you all stayed warm and safe during this time.

As you likely already know, I am expecting a baby in early February. I have been overwhelmed by the kind words and sincere blessings from our entire community. Thank you so very much! Although it will be hard to be away from Burnside staff, students, and families, I will be on leave until early April so I can spend the time with my family and new baby boy.

In my absence, Mr. Dave Craft (pictured below) will be filling in as Burnside principal. He is very experienced in the role as he is a retired elementary principal. Mr. Craft is currently Burnside's Instructional Coach and Master Teacher. He has been working with our students in math this year. He will continue teaching his few math groups while serving the principal role.

Mr. Craft's email address is ddcraft@rwps.org and can be reached through the main office 651-385-4700.


Jennie Bordonaro, Burnside Principal

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I Love to Read Month Dates for Families

Friday, February 8- Dress like your favorite book character!

Friday, March 1- The Burnside Read-In: Guests are welcome at Burnside to read with students! Stay tuned for details!

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Next Movie Night: February 22 at Sunnyside

Red Wing K4 Connect Presents.... Family Movie Night!

February 22 at Sunnyside

March 29 at Burnside

  • Doors Open 5:45- Movie starts at 6:00
  • Popcorn included with admission
  • $1 per person or $5 per family
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear your PJs!
  • No RSVP needed- just show up!

Red Wing K-4 Connect--- Follow on Facebook

Red Wing K-4 Connect is a group of parents working to provide input for events that enhance our community and bridges networks between Sunnyside and Burnside. For this year, events are focused on relationship-building and connections. Follow them on Facebook for updates of events and volunteer opportunities!
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Report Cards Update

1st Semester Report Cards were supposed to be coming home on January 30 in student backpacks but with the unexpected school closures, they will be going home during the week of February 4.

Also to note, we are transitioning from trimesters to semesters and unfortunately there are still a few kinks in the formatting. You may notice a blank for Quarter 1, but the Quarter 2 grade is actually the semester grade. Sorry for any confusion. Any questions, please let us know.

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Family Skate Event!

Saturday, February 2


$5 per person includes skate rental, hot cocoa, and a cookie

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Author Visit on February 6

We are so lucky to have Kare 11 meteorologist and children's author, Belinda Jenson, visit our school on February 6.
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Kwik Trip's Milk Moola - Ending Soon!

Please turn in any Milk Moola from Kwik Trip by March 20 as they are discontinuing the program.
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Parent Support Group for Families Coping with Mental Health Disorders

A county-wide parent group for families coping with children with mental health disorders has begun a 6-week opportunity to come together for learning, sharing, and supporting each other. Below is a flier if you are interested. Even though it has started, you are still welcome to join!
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February 2

Family Skate at PI Arena

February 12

APEX Kickoff

February 22

APEX Fun Run

March 4-8

Spring Break- No School!

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