The Burruss Weekly

A Note from Dr. Johnson

November 19, 2021

Dear Burruss Families,

As we wrap up the day before Thanksgiving Break, I want you to know how very thankful I am for you all. This community is special, and I am so thankful to not only be the principal here, but also a Burruss parent. Serving this school is the best job in the world. Thank you for sharing your amazing children with us every day.

Check out this video of Burruss kids sharing what they are thankful for!

Kind regards,

Dr. Jillian Johnson


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Burruss wins when you shop!

Starting your holiday shopping?! Amazon Smile is the easiest way to give back to our school! It is so simple to set up, and you only have to do it one time and then it will continually donate to Burruss every time you purchase something on Amazon, which for me is just about every day. :)

Amazon: Choose Burruss from the list of non-profits on Amazon Smile! To activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app, simply tap on “AmazonSmile” within the Programs & Features menu or Settings and follow the on-screen instructions. Or go to!

Shopping for holiday meals?! You can give to Burruss then too!

Kroger: Link your Kroger Plus card to Burruss--every time you shop with your card, Burruss will receive a portion of the purchase amount!

Publix: Sign up with your phone number, connect it to Burruss, and every time you shop, enter your number for Burruss to receive a donation!

Click Here to Purchase a Dress Down Pass

For $10, your child can be exempt from the uniform policy EVERY FRIDAY for the rest of the school year!

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NAEP Testing for 4th Grade in February

NAEP Assessment for 4th Grade

Burruss 4th graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 17th, 2022. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. The assessment takes approximately 2 hours for most students, which includes transition time, directions, and completion of survey questions.

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

· Your child’s grades will not be affected.

· Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.

· While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify your child’s teacher.

A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at