The Burruss Blast

A Message from the Principal

Dear Burruss Families,

This week, we have a very important opportunity for families to get involved at Burruss! Have you considered running for our School Governance Team (SGT)? We have one parent representative spot opening up next year. Our SGT gives feedback on decisions at the school, including budget, instructional initiatives, data review, school improvement plan, and much more. Our team meets one time per month for one hour, usually at 3:30pm. Please click this link to see more information and to declare your candidacy: Declarations must be made by Wednesday, May 1, and elections will be the following week.

We begin Spring MAP testing this week in our primary (K-2) classrooms. Look for more information from your child's teacher about exactly when they will take the math and the reading MAP test.

Milestones testing wraps up this week! Our students have done an AMAZING job during the test! They have worked so hard and we are so proud of them! I appreciate our staff and students for the incredible flexibility that is needed during this testing season. It is never easy when schedules are thrown off, but teachers have been so creative, making this most of the altered time with students.

May is a busy month! A school event calendar came home last week. I've also noted the important dates in the graphic below.

Please reach out to me or to my assistant principal, Mrs. Hartley-Lewis, if we can ever be of assistance!

Warm regards,

Dr. Jillian Johnson


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Looking for Summer Camp Options? Click the attachment below!

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PTA Corner

Our last PTA Meeting of the year is April 30! We are hosting Marietta Police Department special unit officers to talk about Internet Safety, a topic that affects all of us as children spend more time on screens. We will focus the conversation on apps, YouTube, and video games that children use these days. Please plan to join us at 6:30!

School Spirit Nights--Burruss gets a portion of proceeds on these nights!

2nd Thursday of the Month: Chick-fil-A on Dallas Hwy (in front of Target)

3rd Thursday of the Month: Freckled & Blue BBQ

4th Thursday of the Month: 3 Amigos

We will also have other spirit nights at area restaurants--look for more information on our social media pages!

Your PTA donations fund student learning experiences!

Donate to the PTA here:

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