Burlingame Intermediate School

Friday, September 16, 2022

U.S. Dept of Education Announces 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools - BIS!!

Announced today....BIS is a 2022 Blue Ribbon School

Congratulations! We are happy to announce Burlingame Intermediate School in Burlingame Elementary School District has been designated an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2022 by U. S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona. Your school is one of 297 schools in the nation and one of twenty nine schools from California to be recognized in 2022.

Dear BIS Family and Friends,

It sounds like we will have a weather change this weekend. I certainly hope we get some much needed rain. Be careful driving out there. If you get a chance stomp in some puddles and have some fun together! Enjoy the weekend!

Exciting News...The BIS staff, students and community has earned being a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School! The Press release dropped today, but our staff has been working on setting high expectations for themselves and our students for a very long time. Thank you to everyone that contributes to BIS's success each and everyday. WooHoo!

Trojan Time

Students are currently choosing their top three choices for our weekly Trojan Time. This time is for students to take a break from the demand of school and do something different, learn something new, get a new hobby. Ask you child what they are choosing. Trojan Time starts next Thursday.

SamTran Bus Behavior

For those families that are relying on the bus (Route 46 from BIS) to get home, I need you to ask your students to remember our school rules. Students are under the rules of school. until they get home. We have been hearing about our students behaving badly on the bus, using foul language towards others, put downs and other unkind behavior. I ask our students to behave as if we are on the bus and watching. Take care of eachother. Stand up when others are being put down. We need UPSTANDERS! Make yourself proud, make all of us proud treat others with kindness. We are here to help, if you need us!

Identifications Cards (IDs)

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 for lunch and to check out library books.

Parents of 6th Grade Outdoor Education Students

We need Chaperones for both weeks for Outdoor Education. We can not go on this trip without the 7:1 ratio required at the camp. Between myself and many PTA volunteers we have spent 100s of hours making this trip happen. It is now your turn to show up. I know it is a commitment to be off work, but it will be well worth your time with our awesome kids. This experience, they will remember! I have heard from parents that "my kid doesn't want me to go" know that they really do need you and you'll be the cool parent, being their and ensuring the trip happens.

I need enough chaperones for both trips by Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Thank you for digging deep fo our children.


Mrs. Erica Gilbert, Principal

Dr. Jermaine Williams, Asst. Principal

Mr. Tony Tsujisaka, Asst. Principal

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Congratulations to Akira Nakamura and Ethan Yan!!

Congratulations to Akira and Ethan for being named Top 300 MASTERS in the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS® Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science. This honor places them among a select group of 300 middle school science and engineering projects in the United States from 1,807 entrants. This achievement deserves to be celebrated!

Lunch Application for 2022-23

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

Mark Your Calendars

  • Friday, Sept 23: Volunteer Library training at 3:30 in library

  • September 26 thru 30th: 1st group of 6th graders go to Outdoor Ed

  • Fri, September 30: 8:45am Library Coffee w/ the Superintendent and Principal

  • Sat, Oct 1: School Garden Clean-up 8:30am Meet in the Garden (All are welcome) No experience Needed

  • Fri, Oct 7: Trojan Superhero Tournament 2022: We are ALL SuperHeroes!

  • Mon, Oct 10: No School - Staff PD Day

  • Tues., October 11: BSD Board Meeting 6:00 pm

  • Thurs., October 13: BIS School Site Council Meeting 3:30 pm

  • Tues., October 18: BSD Special Board Meeting 5:00 pm

  • Fri., October 21: Picture Make-up Day (9:00 to 1:00pm only) NEW DATE

  • October 24 thru 28: Group 2 of 6th graders go to Outdoor Education

  • Fri., October 28: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 7:00 pm

  • Sat., October 29: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 7:00 pm

  • Sun., October 30: Lady Dracula - Fall Play 1:00 pm

  • Mon., October 31: Halloween Day

  • Sat., November 5: BCE Fundraising Gala

  • Sun., November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends

  • Tues., November 8: BSD Board Meeting 6:00 pm

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

  • Thurs., November 17: PTA Meeting 7:00pm via Zoom

  • Fri., November 18: End of Trimester 1

  • November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Week - No School

  • November 30-December 2: Report Cards Mailed Home