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March Newsletter


Ahoy from the Burnet STREAM Team!

Happy March! In lieu of hosting our 2nd annual Family Resource Fair on campus this year, we will be sending out a link to our virtual Spring STREAM Showcase, which will include a spotlight of our community partners, and links to many community resources that are available to our Burnet families. We hope you will once again find this opportunity to connect with local resources helpful! More information to come...

Please continue to help us in the following ways:

- Wear your mask every day!

- Bring your district-issued Chromebooks with you to school each day

- Parents, please take note of our dismissal procedures below-- we are working on making this process faster and we appreciate your continued cooperation!

Please stay tuned for important dates and information, as this newsletter will be updated throughout the month to help you stay informed.

Thank you!

The Burnet STREAM Team

Important Dates : March

Campus Dates

3/1 - 3/5 Texas Public Schools - Spirit Week (see below)

3/1 - 3/5 1st & 2nd Iowa Testing

3/3 - FULL DAY - previously scheduled Early Release will be a full day of instruction to make up for days missed during winter storm

3/8 - 3/12 Scholastic Book Fair - more info here


3/23 - 3/24 2nd - 4th TELPAS Testing (RESCHEDULED)

Zoom Children's Art + Book Program w/ Rosenberg & GAC

Tuesday, March 9th, 4pm

This is an online event.

FREE for students in grades 3-6!

For this workshop , the librarians at Rosenberg Library have selected a grade-appropriate book to read that ties in with the themes in the Ronald Jones exhibition at Galveston Arts Center. Students will receive a quick tour of the exhibition at the beginning, and Ronald himself is leading the activity from his studio; his energy is super fun!

Sign up @ https://rosenberg-library.org/children-events/

Elementary School Application Window Closes

Monday, March 22nd, 4pm

This is an online event.

ATTENTION parents of incoming Kindergarten students or those wishing to transfer to another campus for the 2020-21 school year-- The elementary school application window closes Monday, March 22nd.

All incoming kindergarten and transfer students must apply for the elementary of your choice for next school year! We encourage any students with an interest in experiencing the elementary curriculum through a STEM and/or arts perspective to consider choosing our STREAM program @ Burnet!

To apply go to: www.gisdschoolsofchoice.org

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February Photos

11 Famous African American Mathematicians

February and Black History Month may be over for this year, but that doesn't mean we have to stop celebrating the many STREAMy accomplishments of Black Americans! Check out this cool slideshow that highlights some awesome Black mathematicians!

11 Famous African American Mathematicians

Video from Mars!

Check out this incredible footage from the Perseverance rover that NASA landed on Mars on 2/18! The rover will be exploring the surface of the Red Planet in search of past signs of life for at least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days!).
New: Mars In 4K

GISD Texas ACE Program

Enrolling Now

Our ACE program offers many after-school activities for Burnet 3rd and 4th graders, including Media Arts Club, Young Gardeners Program, and Robotics!

If your child is interested in participating in the Texas ACE Program, please use these links to enroll:

In-Person (English): https://forms.gle/3nPbsgv1Zqgpfn2Q6

In-Person (Spanish): https://forms.gle/G2dc1zDgXvDFe2JF7

Virtual (English): https://forms.gle/6LeDiGQ8LkKhqRp16

Virtual (Spanish): https://forms.gle/7XyDU2SsU6hh16Au8

Helpful Information

Federal Disaster Relief

If your family was impacted by the recent power and water outages due to Winter Storm Uri, there are federal resources available to aid recovery.


You'll need the following to complete your registration:

  • Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien
  • Annual Household Income
  • Contact Information (phone number, mailing address, email address, and damaged home address)
  • Insurance Information (coverage, insurance company name, etc.)
  • Bank Account Information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account)

AM Drop-off Procedures

- ALL cars must enter from 57th street. No entry to any parking lots will be permitted from Avenue S.

- Morning drop off is only using ONE LANE

Parents: Students will not be admitted into the building until 7:20. If you arrive at the campus before 7:20, please have your student remain in the vehicle until the doors are open. In the morning, please only use the left-most lane to drop off students.

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PM Dismissal Procedures

Car Riders - ALL cars must enter from 57th street. No entry to any parking lots will be permitted from Avenue S. Pre-K cars ONLY should utilize the left lane/Lane 1-- if you have a student in Pre-K AND in another grade, please do not use this lane. All other cars should pick up students from the right lane/Lane 2. Please keep an empty lane in between cars to ensure the safety of our students. Please see the diagram below clarification.

Walkers - Walkers can be collected from Exit 3C (fenced playground area). Please maintain social distancing while waiting for students. Parents- for your own safety, please be sure to use the designated crosswalk on Avenue S.

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Technology Help Desk Request

If you are having trouble with your district-issued Chromebook or hot spot device, or are having issues logging in, please submit a request for help through the GISD Technology Department (MIS) :


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