Burk Bobcat Weekly Newsletter

September 19, 2022

Principal's Post

Burk Families,

We are in the final two weeks of our first quarter of school. Our faculty, staff, and students have done great things this quarter supporting our students in meeting academic and social goals. You will have an opportunity to learn more about your child's progress when you attend your Parent/Teacher Conference this week. Please note this Thursday and Friday, September 22-23, students will be released at 11:55 AM.

Our first quarter will come to an end on Friday, September 30th. Students will be dismissed at 11:55 AM. Fall break runs from October 3rd through October 14th. Students return to school on Monday, October 17th.

Safety Reminders - For all of us the safety of our children is a top priority. Please remember when you're driving on campus to slow down, watch for people in the crosswalks, do not park or stop in the red curbing areas, and be patient and considerate of the crossing guards and staff who are supervising. If we work together on these things our arrival and dismissal procedures should go smoothly, and ensure that everyone is safe. A reminder to all visitors, you are required to sign in at the front desk and wear a visitor's sticker while on campus.

I hope to see many of you when you're on campus for your conferences this week and at future school gatherings.

Stay well.

Burk Elementary... Where Amazing Happens!

One School One Family One Mission.
Your Principal,

Mr. Paes

Upcoming Events

Early Release Days / Half Days / Holiday

September 21 - Early Release @ 1:55 PM

September 22 - Half Day - Release @ 11:55 AM

September 23 - Half Day - Release @ 11:55 AM

September 28 - Early Release @ 1:55 PM

September 30 - Half Day - Release @ 11:55 AM

Food Box Availability

Food boxes will be available after school on the following dates in Room 128:

September 20th

October 18th

November 1, 15 & 29

December 13

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We would like to wish the following Bobcats a very Happy Birthday

9/18 - Daniel T.; Byhron M.

9/19 - Carter C.; Allan S.

9/21 - Jason S.

9/23 - Emeilia M.

9/24 - John Luke S.; Ava C.; Logan D.

Cool Cats for the Week of 9/19/2022

Kindergarten: Camila U.; Ezekiel G.; Adaline K.; Brant L.

1st Grade: Hannah J.; Hollis C.; Paisley A.

2nd Grade: Lulu B.; Johnny A.; Letty C.

3rd Grade: Royce M.; Graham G.; John N.

4th Grade: Mila C.; Jace P.; Emery W.

5th Grade: Heidi U.; Celeste C.

6th Grade: Jude S.; Cameron L.

Bobcat Shout Outs

Here they are!

Banks R.

Skylar D.

Reagan S.

Scottlyn M.

Liam S.

Rachel N.

Gabriel H.

Shay H.

Roman D.

Salean V.

Skylar Y.

Violet D.

Caden M.

Courtney T.

Haven W.

A.J. D.

Tristan B.

Helena A.

Sloan T.

Charlytte H.

JenCarlos R.

Reading Room Week's Super Students

Congratulations to:

Karina R

Xander H.

Addalynn G.

Zakkary D.

Juan B.

Eva T.

Kara M.

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes! Mrs. Bragelman & Mrs. Vargas are proud of you!

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Please click Annual Update above to complete your Annual Update in Infinite Campus. This is imperative, so that we have your most updated Emergency Contact Information. Please contact our office with any questions. Thank you!
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Health and Safety Update

The Health and Safety of our students is a top priority. With that in mind here are some reminders.

1. Students are not permitted to be on campus until 7:40AM. There are no crossing guards or supervision on campus until that time.

2. Parents, if you will be staying with your child on the playground or cafeteria we ask that you sign in at the office and get a Visitor's Sticker.

3. Arrival/Dismissal Locations. Hopefully you are aware of the K/1, 2/3 and 4-6 Grade Arrival and Dismissal Locations. If we adhere to these locations the flow of traffic runs smoothly.

4. Dismissal. We ask that you stay off campus at Dismissal time and pick up your child at their Grade Level gate.

5. Dogs and animals are not permitted on campus. many of our students have pet allergies, are not comfortable with animals and at times animals get scared with the large number of us on campus. Service animals are an exception.

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Do You Qualify for Free Internet / ¿Quieres saber si calificas para recibir Internet gratis?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal benefit

to help households pay for high-speed internet and devices.

El Programa de Conectividad Asequible (ACP, por sus siglas en inglés) es un nuevo

beneficio federal para ayudar a las familias a pagar por el servicio de Internet de

alta velocidad y dispositivos.

Gilbert Public Schools Tax Credit Information

As an Arizona taxpayer, you have the unique opportunity to redirect a portion of your state tax dollars to support public education. The credit allows you to contribute $200 per individual tax return or $400 per joint tax return to any school’s extracurricular program. It's easy to make your tax contribution online!

You can:

  • Make a general contribution to Gilbert Public Schools
  • Contribute to the named school of your choice
  • or support your student's specific extracurricular activities

Also, you don't have to have a child in a Gilbert Public School to participate - Please let friends and family know how they can support your child's education!

Tax Credit for Your School

Amazon Smile for Burk Elementary

Want to make a difference while you shop with the Amazon APP at no extra cost? Follow the directions below:

* Select "Burk Elementary PTSO" as your charity and activate the Amazon Smile in the app

* Open the Amazon app on your phone

* Select the main menu and tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features

* Select "Burk Elementary PTSO" as your charity

AmazonSmile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to Burk Elementary PTSO by shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/65-1232208 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app.