Burton Street Buzz
Burton Street News and Information
February kicks off another fun month at Burton Street! Classrooms will celebrate Valentine's Day, kick off quarter 3 and begin new content, all while gearing up for Winter Recess!
February is Black History month. As educators, we continue to work towards equity and remain committed to inclusion, building knowledge, modeling compassion and teaching and discussing diverse topics day in and day out, throughout the year. Understanding that Black History is American History, classrooms will continue to learn about black experiences, cultural diversity and notable figures and events. Our library media specialist, Mrs. Katie McGinnis, has provided our teachers with wonderful resources to support these conversations with our students!
This month, the district is welcoming Dr. Kevin Antshel on February 15 to discuss Managing Stress and Anxiety with parents & caregivers, community members, students and staff. This is a wonderful opportunity for all and is very timely!
Have a great February - hopefully it's warmer than January and we can spend more time outside!
Thank you for your continued partnership, Burton Street is a truly wonderful community!
Mrs. Kara May
February 15: Dr. Antshel community presentation, 6:30
February 18: School Spirit Day & live announcements
February 21-25: Winter Recess, PTA Read-a-Thon
February 28: Board of Education meeting, 6:30pm
March 4: Popcorn Plus Day
March 10: Burton Street science fair
March 11: Superintendent's Conference Day - No School
March 14: PTA meeting, 7pm
Message from the Bus Garage
Save the Date!
The Burton Street PTA is hosting its 3rd Annual Winter Read-A-Thon during the upcoming February Break! For nine days (Feb 19 - 27), we are encouraging your child to read at least 20 minutes a day. Every student that participates will receive a prize, so join in the fun and pick up a book! Prizes will also be awarded for the following categories:
- Top 2 readers per grade (most minutes)
- Top class per grade (most minutes)
- Any class with 100% participation
NEW this year... an exciting BONUS prize will be given to all students who log a total of at least 360 minutes for the week! (This can be achieved by increasing the daily goal to 40 minutes per day.)
The Read-A-Thon is also a fun and rewarding way to raise funds for the many school activities sponsored by the PTA and we greatly appreciate your support! Students can ask family and friends to pledge a "flat amount" or "per minute amount" to encourage their reading efforts. However, please note that student's do not have to receive donations to participate, they can simply log and submit their reading minutes.
Please be on the lookout for additional information, which will be sent home with your child in the upcoming weeks.
Battle of the Books
3rd and 4th Graders are invited to participate in Battle of the Books 2022!
What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is Battle of the Books (BOTB/BOB) is a regional competition in which students work in teams to read and study a number of titles based on grade level (this number may vary) over the course of several months. They will then participate in “Jeopardy-style” tournaments to demonstrate their knowledge of the books, first at the building level, followed by finalists moving on to the district and regional levels and finally to the Super Regional Battle.
How do students participate?
All 3rd and 4th Graders are welcome to participate. First, students form a team. Teams are made up of 4 participants. Teams can have up to two additional members. However, extra team members will act as alternates (in school battles, students can swap out between round 1 and 2). Second, students need to find a coach to help them read and study the books. A coach can be a parent or teacher. Please remember that reading the books are student's responsibility. Team meetings are completely optional and up to the coaches discretion. Lastly, students read the books and study them in preparation for the competition. Students must have titles and authors memorized. All questions are answered with a title and author.
Requirements & Information:
Once a team is formed ALL COACHES MUST EMAIL Katie McGinnis at firstname.lastname@example.org WITH A TEAM NAME AND TEAM MEMBERS to be officially registered.
Attached are a few documents including a coaches guide, book titles, official rules, and practice questions.
- School Battle: Tentatively Friday, April 1st with a snow date of Tuesday, April 5th
- Virtual Super Regional Battle: April 22 - Grade Bands 3/4 & 5/6
Teams must be officially registered by March 18th. Again, to officially register your team, the coach must email Katie McGinnis at email@example.com.
Please reach out to Katie McGinnis with any questions.