Burnette Blast

March 2023

Spring Is Here!

It is so hard to believe that we are approaching the end of the school year! We have a lot of fun events to look forward to; however, we also need to stay focused on ending the year strong! Right after Spring Break, there are several important assessments that students will be engaged in -- Georgia Milestones, DIBELs, MAP, and district End of The Year Assessments. We will be sending out more information so you know exactly when your child is taking their assessments. We want all of our students to do their best, so please encourage your child(ren) to stay focused while they are at school.

Your thoughts and opinions are very important to us! This year, the school district is again giving Educational Effectiveness Surveys (EES) to get feedback on nine characteristics of high-performing schools. Families, it is your turn to provide feedback about your experience with Gwinnett County Public Schools. The EES Family Survey is available from February 28 through March 10. Please respond by clicking this link: https://ceesurveys.questionpro.com/gcps-fam-23?CID=312656&DVB=345355. You can also find the link in your Parent Portal Account. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese which are the top five languages used at home in our district.

We are looking to begin a Mentor Program at Burnette next year to help support our students. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete this link https://forms.gle/dtQyp51ZX3oMsnne7

If there is anything I can do to support you, please don't hesitate to reach out: 678-546-2170, sally.lehmann@gcpsk12.org.

Your Proud Principal,

Dr. Sally Lehmann

Burnette Elementary


Upcoming Events

March, April, May



~ 5:00-8:00 PTA Spirit Night @ Chick-Fil-A

~ 5th Grade visits Hull MS

~ Rising 6th grade meeting at Hull @ 6 pm

3/17 ~ DLD day #4

3/24 ~ Last day student laptops will be coming home

3/30 ~ 6:00 pm PTA meeting and Spring Chorus concert


~ Field Day

~ PTA Stock the Break Room


4/3-4/7 ~ Spring Break - NO SCHOOL


~ All Pro Dads @ 7:30 am

~ PTA Board Meeting @ 9:00 am

~ Fun Friday: Stuffed Animal Day

4/20 ~ Kindergarten Registration Event: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

4/21 ~ Movie Under the Stars 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

4/24-4/26 ~ Georgia Milestone Assessment - Literacy - 3rd-5th


5/1-5/2 ~ Georgia Milestone Assessment - Math- 3rd-5th

5/1-5/5 ~ Teacher Appreciation Week

5/1 ~ All Pro Dads Top Golf Event (Buford) from 6pm - 8pm

5/4 ~ Georgia Milestone Assessment - Science - 5th


~ PTA Stock the Break Room

~ All Pro Dads @ 7:30 am

~ PTA Board Meeting @ 9:00 am

5/8-5/12 ~ Burnette Book Fair

5/11 ~ Kindergarten Round-Up


~ 5th Grade Field Trip

~ End of the Year Parties - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd


~ End of the Year Parties - 3rd and 4th

~ Peachtree Ridge Senior Walk @ Burnette

5/23 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

5/24 ~ Last Day of School


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Donations Needed

We need your help!

Since students will be engaged in some very important assessments when we get back from Spring Break, we want to encourage as many students as possible to have perfect attendance when they are scheduled to take their assessments. To help encourage students to come to school, we want to raffle off some scooters! Any student who has perfect attendance during their assessment, their name will be entered into a raffle to win one of the scooters.

If you would like to donate a scooter, please make sure it is new and appropriate for elementary kids. New scooter donations can also be a tax write-off (we will provide you with the documentation).

We need these donations by April 10th. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Media Center Updates

Hello Burnette Readers! We will have two more reading challenges this school year for our K-2 readers in March and April. Look for those reading coloring challenges in your Friday folder. Third graders can earn their Three in a Row paw by reading three books in a chapter book series (i.e., Magic Tree House, 39 Clues, Encyclopedia Brown, etc.) For grades 4-5, students have until April 28 to finish earning genre paws. Students who collect all the genre paws earn a gift certificate to our May book fair!

We will have one more book fair in May! Stock up on books to read this summer! Get ready to join us for a Bedford Falls Bookfair May 8-12! Keep an eye out in Class Dojo for volunteer opportunities and shopping times.


Counselor's Corner

What’s the buzz about Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

In Gwinnett County, we are currently following CASEL’s framework for social-emotional learning. See below for a link to a quick presentation that does a wonderful job of explaining Social Emotional Learning, the 5 competencies, and where SEL is found. Click Here for a Link to SEL Media

At Burnette Elementary we have begun the work of digging a little deeper in how these CASEL competencies can support our work with students and stakeholders through Social Emotional Learning. Do you want to incorporate SEL practices at home, click on the link for an SEL Home Activity Pack

Please use this link to access the GCPS SEL Day Website to check out even more activities and resources for Social Emotional Learning.

We want to invite you to celebrate SEL Day on March 10, 2023, by wearing a t-shirt with a positive message. For more information, click on the link Positivi-TEE Flyer.

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We have some EXCITING events coming up in the Spring!

We have a couple of PTA Board meetings remaining this year:

Friday, April 14th

Friday, May 5th

All Pro Dads will also have two more meetings:

Friday, April 14th

Friday, May 5th

All Pro Dads are also planning a night out at Top Golf on May 1st from 6pm - 8pm. The cost is $10 a person. More information is coming!

We have a couple of Stock the Break Room events left this year. Our teachers love all the snacks that you provide for them. You can either send your student to school with your donation or drop it off at car riders.

Friday, March 31st

Friday, May 5th

We always have a great time at our Spirit nights! We will have a Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A on Thursday, March 9th, and at Jeremiah's in May (the date will be announced soon).

Our second annual Movie Under the Stars and Trunk or Treat is coming up! It is scheduled for Friday, April 21st 6-9pm. Put that date on the calendar and more information will be coming!


2023 Youth Essay Contest

In honor of National Credit Union Youth Month, Delta Community Credit Union’s annual Youth Essay Contest is officially accepting submissions!

The contest is open to elementary students currently enrolled in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.

To enter, students must submit an essay of 75 words or less describing what you would save for if saving money was your superpower.

There will be 21 winners, 7 selected from each grade level. Winners will each receive a $100 deposit into their Delta Community Youth Savings Account or an alternate prize. The last day to submit an essay is Friday, March 31st.

More information please visit 2023 Youth Essay


Youth Essay Contest


To submit your entry to the Youth Essay Contest please visit the submission portal at Delta Community Credit Union (Youth Essay Contest)



Changemaker Initative

Do you want to help Burnette be the best school in Gwinnett! Consider signing up to be a Changemaker and make a difference in your child's educational experience.

Get started right now:

  1. Text “BURNETTE” to 404-994-3399 to help your student create their fundraising page or click this link - https://app.hellodonor.com/schools/burnette-elementary-school/signup

  2. Make a donation on your student’s fundraising page.

  3. Share your student’s fundraising page with their Top 5 List.




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