Burlingame Intermediate School

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Dear BIS Family & Friends,

Happy Fall! The time has changed and so has the weather. Please check in with your child about bringing a jacket or sweatshirt to school. It is very chilly in the morning. We also have MANY lost jackets and sweatshirts hanging on our rack that miss their owners. If you are missing an article of clothing, please come and check it out.

For all the Veterans that have served our country, we want to thank you for your service. We cannot image the sacrifices you have made. We cannot take our freedom for granted and have our Veterans to thank for making sure we continue to have those freedoms each day. With Gratitude!

Speaking of Gratitude, I want to invite the community to a Party to Celebrate BIS' National Blue Ribbon Award. SAVE the DATE, Friday, December 16th at 6:30pm at the Burlingame Community Center. It will be a Celebration Party and Dance for all student and their parents. We want the whole family to come! We are charging a small fee to cover the necessities, but don't let that deter you from coming. Just let one of us know you want a ticket to join in the fun! We will take care of your ticket. Order your Tickets Here.

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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KidsCapital Returns to BIS - On-line Financial Literacy Program

A former BIS Alumni and current BHS student, Archer Grenier is running the Bay Area sector of a program (arropoved for 501c(3) non-profit status) called KidsCapital that educates children of all ages on the basics of business, finance, & entrepreneurship. Archer wants to bring the program back to BIS for yet another year of financial literacy courses.

Starting Soon on Wednesdays at 4:00pm

If you are interested sign-up HERE.

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Students will get Spelling Bee information next week.

Covid Tests are Coming Home

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is recommending that kids be sent home with COVID Tests before Thanksgiving Break (to be used before returning) to promote early detection and implement infection control measures per each jurisdiction. These tests are to prevent the spread of COVID and help curb prevalence of infection and spread thereof. Tests will go home with students towards the end of the week of Nov. 14th. We ask that each family test your BSD students prior to sending them back after Thanksgiving. Thank you for your help.

Food Drive Success - Thank you!

According to the tally sheets, as a school we raised over 404 items.

We definitely have raised more than that, as we had some people just donate in the office.

Congratulations to Mr. Doucette's advisory had 123 items and Ms. Madabushi's advisory collected over 120 items!! Well Done!!


Students In Action Jr. (SIA,Jr.) and Ms. DeGregorio

Do You Have Instruments Gathering Dust?

We are looking for Guitars in good shape for our students to perform on and explore. They do not need to be new guitars, refurbished, or needing a liitle TLC is fine as long as they are not too needy.

We are also looking for violins and violas for students to participate in orchestra.

Thank you so much for your consideration donating to the BIS Music Department.

BIS National Blue Ribbon Celebration Party & Dance

Friday, Dec. 16th, 6:30-9pm

850 Burlingame Avenue

Burlingame, CA

Join in the community celebration Students, Staff and Parents! Let's celebrate and dance the night away.

Purchase Your Eventbrite Tickets Here

Generations School Photography

It's not too late to order Fall Pictures from Generations School Photography! In an effort to make your Holiday season a little easier, Generations School Photography would like to provide all families with a 10% off coupon code on portrait purchases. The 10% coupon code expires on 1/1/2023.

Coupon Code: 10OFF22!

Ordering Link: https://vando.imagequix.com/K9EXQ9Q

Find Your Online Code: https://www.generationsschoolphotography.com/online

Questions? Please contact Generations at orders@gsp-photos.com

👟 Please talk to your student about proper shoes at school

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 OPEN! 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

    Testing for Compressed Math Course Sequence in the 2022-23 School Year

    Eighth grade students who plan to attend school at Aragon or Burlingame and have taken Algebra 1 have the option of taking a compressed math course sequence, which is a “3-years-in-2-years” program including Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus.

    Only incoming ninth-graders interested in the Aragon or Burlingame Comp Math course sequence will be tested. Students must be pre-enrolled (or have an appointment to enroll with Student Services) prior to taking the test.

    Learn more about signing up for the March 5, 2022 test.

    Mark Your Calendars

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

    • SPIRIT WEEK November 14 to 18th

    • 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

    • Weds., November 30: BIS Jazz Concert- BIS Auditorium 6:30pm

    • December 2: Report Cards Mailed Home

    • Tues., December 13: BSD Board Meeting 6:00 pm

    • Weds., December 14: Choir Concert - BIS Auditorium 6:30pm

    • Thurs., December 15: BIS Band Concert - BIS Auditorium 6:30pm

    • Fri., December 16: BIS Na Blue Ribbon Celebration Party & Dance 6:30-9:00pm
    Burlingame Rec Center

    • SPIRIT WEEK December 19-22

    • WINTER Break December 23 through January 8

    • School Opens Mon., January 9th

    • Mon., January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday - No School

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