Burton Street Buzz

Burton Street News and Information

November 2021

Dear families,

We have completed the first 10 weeks of school! It is nutty to believe that we are a quarter of the way through the school year. Our students and teachers are well into the groove and it has been wonderful to witness the social/emotional, behavioral and academic growth in our students over the last 10 weeks! Children are increasing in independence and confidence each passing day.

Burton Street teachers are spending valuable time collaborating and participating in learning opportunities during professional development days, team time and professional learning communities. Our teachers show a passion to grow professionally, especially as we understand the changing tides in education.

November has arrived, and so has the chilly weather. As we approach the holiday season, it will be exciting to see how each classroom celebrates different traditions in the coming weeks. In November, we often reflect upon that for which we are thankful. In that light, I want to extend a thank you to all of the families, parent/guardians and community members who beautifully support the Burton Street family. Whether it is with volunteer time, donations, encouraging words, a wave in the drop off line or smile at pick-up - thank you!

As always, feel free to reach out!

Mrs. Kara May

Visitors in the Building

Across the district, adults who are coming in for classroom events (ex: birthdays, speaking events, etc.) or to volunteer in classrooms will need to sign an Acknowledgement of Compliance with Governor Hochul's executive order. Any visitor that will have contact with students in any capacity will need to review the letter and sign it upon entry.

This form does not need to be signed if a parent/guardian is coming into the building for a conference, CSE meeting, meeting, etc. it is only for when parents/guardians will be interacting with children.

Congratulations to Fourth Grade Students!

Hats off to fourth grade students Lauder Skidmore, Kiki Santiago, AnnaLee Duffy, Marissa Bock, Jenny Web, Sam Schofield and Greyson Fountain who recently participated against local teams in the CNY Steamboat Challenge, a STEM competition hosted by the MOST and Syracuse University. They developed, built and raced a miniature working steamboat. They were scored upon their specification and race time as well as the engineering process, teamwork and creativity/innovation.

Sam Schofield and Greyson Fountain earned first prize in their level!


We are very appreciative of your continued communication and adherence to our current procedures in response to Covid-19. Our guidelines come directly from the Madison County or NYS Department of Health.

Should your child test positive for Covid-19, please be sure to notify the school nurse, Renee Fuller at rfuller@caz.cnyric.org or 315-655-1355 as soon as possible.

All district information regarding Covid-19, including returning to school after an illness, testing opt-in form and the data dashboard can be found here on the district website.

Digital Equity Survey

Please complete the Digital Equity Survey that was sent home with your child. This survey is being conducted by the New York State Education Department in order to collect accurate data regarding digital resource access for students across the state.

Please complete the survey and return it to school by Wednesday, November 17.

November 9: Picture Retake & 4th Grade Group Photo

November 11: Veteran's Day - No School

November 12: World Kindness Day (wear clothing promoting kindness)

November 15: BOE meeting, 6:30pm

November 17: Open House (details forthcoming)

November 23: School Spirit Day (wear Caz gear or blue/gold)

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast and lunch remain free for all students this year. We want as many families to take advantage of this, but we also want to be mindful of food waste. Please remind your students to get breakfast and/or lunch when needed.

If you would like your child to purchase a la carte items (chips & ice cream) only on specific days please notify Charlene Grimes at cgrimes@caz.cnyric.org.

Dollar Dog

At this time of year, many of us are talking about what we are

thankful for. Dollar Dog wants you to know that he is thankful

for all the Dollar Savers at your school – especially you!

Your school cares about your future and wants to make sure you

are smart with your money. Because your school offers an in-

school banking program, there’s a lot to be thankful for.

Is your child a Dollar Dog Saver?

Carley Furco at 315.728.3559

or cfurco@empowerfcu.com to join.

Membership eligibility required. Empower Federal Credit Union

is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

Burton Street Elementary


Debbie Richer

Maggie Marsch


Kara May