March 2021


A Note from Dr. Reynolds

WBE Families,

We are so excited to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this week. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful staff full of people that go above and beyond each day to make sure our students are not only taught well but loved! I hope you will join me in celebrating them this week. It could be a simple as a note of thanks or a nice email. We want to thank our PTO and our WBE families for providing a week full of meals for our staff. We also want to thank Ms. P and the student leadership team for their exciting welcome this morning.

Thank you,

Dr. Reynolds

Literacy Day

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March Dates

March Dates

3/1-3/5- Teacher Appreciation Week

3/2- Literacy Day- Dress as a book character

3/4- Papa John's Spirit Night

3/5- Virtual Day

3/12- STEM day and House Celebration

3/15-3/19- Spring Break

3/23- Fun Run Kick-Off

3/24- Spring Pictures- Group and Individual

3/25- Bojangles Spirit Night

3/26- Birthday Celebration

3/31- Fun Run

April Dates

4/1- Virtual Day

4/2- No School

4/6- Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures

4/12-27- TCAP Testing Window

4/15- Meat Sweats Spirit Night

4/16- Birthday Celebration

4/30- Kindergarten Registration: Times TBA

Congratulations to EJ Reed

EJ Reed competed in the 4th grade Sumner County 4H public speaking contest. He placed 1st in his 4th grade class, then competed at the county level and placed 1st. He will now go on to compete at the state level. His speech on Grilled Cheese is definitely award winning!

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House Update

We are so excited to be adding house shout-outs to our program! Teachers write shout-outs to students going above and beyond. Every Wednesday, a shout-out is chosen from each house. The students get to come to the front office and spin a wheel of house points on the announcements. Here are our exceptional students that have earned house points for their teams so far.

Glarea- Abbey Kurszewski, Kensie VanArkel, and Bryce Roth

Compassio- Taylor Turner, Deacon Pierson, and Sarah Love Martin

Intergratis- Darby Carrico, Roman Garcia, and Myles Isble

Quantum- Sam Anglin, Cooper Olin, and Van Hensley

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Teacher Highlight

We now have 14 teachers that have earned their Google Level 1 Certification. This is an incredible accomplishment that gives our teachers the tools they need to be successful with technology, both while at school or if students are remote. Congrats to the following educators: Samantha West, Caroline Welch, Alison Rexroat, Molly Wear, Meredith Hawkins, Emily Castle, Emily Hodges, Mollie Reeves, Jennifer Anglin, Casey Talbot, Courtney Cassetty, Alisha Gilmore, Jennifer Vaudrey, and Lauren Akers.

STEM Update

STEM Family Week

This year we will be having grade level STEM family week. Each grade level chose a STEM related book and will present a challenge for families to complete together. Students will have until after Spring Break and are encouraged to bring in what they make or video the process so we can share with other students. Below are the directions for uploading your video. We look forward to partnering with you!

1st Grade Virtual Field Trip

First Grade took a virtual field trip to the Zoo to look at the seahorses and spider monkeys, followed by a live Q and A for students to learn more information about animals with unique features and the careers at the Zoo. This tied into their Module in Wit and Wisdom called Creature Features, where they focused on animals' unique features and how animals use the same feature in different ways. You might have seen pictures from their last STEM activity where they made animals from the unit as well!

PTO Information

Please see the newsletter below for more information.

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Nurse Updates

Please continue to monitor your child and consult with your doctor for any symptoms of illness such as fever, chills, headache, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste and/or smell, vomiting or diarrhea. If your child has a fever >100, they must stay home and be fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medications before returning to school. Also, as a reminder, if your child is tested for COVID-19, they must remain out of school until the test results come back. Please email or fax the results to me.

Thank you!


Melanie Shepard, BSN, RN

School Nurse

About us

Dr. WIlliam Burrus Elementary is a STEM designated school located in Hendersonville, TN with about 600 students. We have also been designated by the State of Tennessee as a Reward School for student achievement and growth. We are dedicated to building student leaders who possess the 21st century skills necessary to lead and achieve.

Principal: Mary Day Reynolds, Ed.D

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Anglin, Ed.S