Burk Bobcat Weekly Newsletter

October 17, 2022

Principal's Post

Burk Families,

Welcome back from Fall Break! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful break. We accomplished a great deal during the first quarter of school and we look forward to the work we'll do during quarter two.

Below is information about our upcoming Step It Up Fundraiser and a reminder of PTSO Events in October and November. We have much to look forward to over these next weeks. These are great opportunities to be involved with our School Community!

PTSO Fundraiser - Step It Up!

We are so excited to be working with Step It Up for our biggest fundraiser of the year! This program will bring the necessary FUN & FUNDS to our school! We are excited to celebrate our students, school, and community.

This program is very EASY and I would appreciate your support and enthusiasm to make this a huge success. Below are a few important notes, so please read carefully:

Our Step It Up! fundraiser in-person Kick-Off is on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

  1. ALL students will go home with an informational packet called the “GOLDEN TICKET PACKET”. It will be explained in the kick-off.

  2. Students will return their completed Golden Tickets the day after our kick-off to earn prizes just for participating, no money required! Our goal is 100% student participation!

  3. To celebrate our fundraising efforts, Step It Up will come back to our campus on November 9th for our Day of Awesomeness event celebration! We will need Volunteers to assist with this event!

Our school has always relied on this Step it Up fundraiser to provide an excellent educational experience for all students, and we are looking forward to a successful Step It Up Fundraiser! If you have any questions please ask!

Wed. October 26, 2022 @ 4 - 8:00 PM.

Burk Elem. Boo Bash at Peter Piper Pizza. Gilbert/Baseline Roads

Thursday November 10, 2022 @ 6:00 PM.

Burk Elem. Movie Night. Intermediate Playground

Burk Elementary... Where Amazing Happens!

One School One Family One Mission.
Your Principal,

Mr. Paes

Report Cards


Students will be bringing home a hard copy of their Quarter 1 Report Card on Wednesday. Please keep the report card and send back the envelope with your child. Please be sure to sign and date the envelope.

Thank you,

Mr. Paes

Upcoming Events

Picture Retakes!

Friday, October 21, 2022
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Picture retakes will be Friday, October 21, 2022
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Red Ribbon Week - October 24th - 28th

Parents: Help your children celebrate and honor Red Ribbon Week by participating in the fun theme days we will be having.

Monday- October 24th - is "I am head to toe drug free" and it's wear crazy socks or hat day.

Tuesday - October 25th - is "My future is bright when I say no to drugs" and it's dress up for your future career day.

Wednesday - October 26th - is Disney or Book Character Day.

Thursday - October 27th - is "Rise up to a healthier me" and it's wear athletic clothing, favorite team gear, or active wear.

Friday - October 28th - is "We care about being drug free" and it's wear red or pink day.

A banner will be in the hallway where all the students can place a post-it with their pledge to be drug free.

Early Release Days / Half Days / Holiday

October 17 - School Resumes

October 19 - Early Release - 1:55pm

October 26 - Half-Day Schedule - Release time: 11:55am

November 2 - Early Release - 1:55pm

November 9 - Early Release - 1:55pm

November 11 - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

November 16 - Early Release - 1:55pm

November 23, 24, 25 - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

November 30 - Early Release - 1:55pm

Perfect Attendance - 1st Quarter

Christopher A., Dylan A., Thanen A., Blake B., Lourdes B., Vivienne B., Oliver B., Zoe B., Tristan B., Camila B., David B., Letty C., Mila C., Adrianna C., Jacob C., Benjamin C., Celeste C., Luis C., Mario C., Chloe D., Remi E., Daisy E., Andrew F., Emil F., Evelyn F., Octavia F., Valerie F., Isabel F., Andrea G., Gabriel G., Roman G., Graham G., Mastafa G., Madison G., Ava G., Jonah G., Royce H., Joseph H., Cameron H., Gilbert H., Israel H., Jazlene H., Ashley H., Angel H., Charlytte H., Gabriel H., Giovonty H., Manwell I., Hannah J., Kate J., Denis K., Darcy K., Ayat L., Ibrahim L., Carter L., Natalia L., Saraphine M., Angel M., Miles M., Rylan M., Kylee M., Poppi M., Landyn O., Matthew P., Jace P., Axel R., Saphiera R., Jencarlos R., Karina R., Aliya S., Talia S., Everly S., Abygale S., Sloan T., Alison T., Leilonni T., Victor T., Jefferson T., Courtney T., Regan V., Ryan W., Elianna W.

Bobcat Pride Students - 1st Quarter

Rosalyn B., Bentley M., Jonathan S., David H., Raymond C., Jack C., Camila B., Natalia L., Daisy E., Violet E., Aliya S., Benjamin A., Chloe D., Sofia C., Aliyah M., Miranda M., Jason S.,

Jonah G., Sophie K., Roman G., Miles M., Takara W., Zavar F., Jaylen L., Nicholas S., Anayah E., Mariano I., Jencarlos R.

Cool Cats for the Week of 10/17/2022

Kindergarten: Garin. C.; Angel H.; Poppi M.; Hazey C.

1st Grade: Raegan S.; Skylar D.; Piper D.

2nd Grade: Eliza L.; Payton T.; Evelyn F.

3rd Grade: Isaiah A.; Blaise G.; Audrey M.

4th Grade: Ashley H.; Madison M.; Madison G.;

5th Grade: Allyson T.; Sue R.

6th Grade: Kylen C.; JenCarlos R.

Reading Room Week's Super Students

Congratulations to:

KDG - Mario C.

1st - Gabriel H.

2nd - Julian B.

3rd - Ben A.

4th - Chloe D.

5th - Kylee C.

6th - Slayde M.

Bobcat Shout Outs!

Tavion W.; Ayat L.; Saraphine M.; Leah P.; Aitana F.; Greyson F.; Declan F.; Riley W.; Moroni S.; Kane P.; Logan O.; Alison T.; Isaiah H.; Charlie N.; Hazel J.; Caitlin S.; Kylen C.; Journi S.; Dillon T.; Gunner S.;
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We would like to wish the following Bobcats a very Happy Birthday

10/17 - Kaden B.

10/18 - Andelin D.; Kekoa B.

10/19 - Gavin P.

10/20 - Payten M.

10/21 - Frank A.

10/22 - Adriel H.; Charlie N.

10/23 - Kane P.

Bobcat Shout Outs

Here they are!

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Food Box Availability

Food boxes will be available after school on the following dates in Room 128:

November 1, 15 & 29

December 13

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Please click Annual Update above to complete your Annual Update in Infinite Campus. This is imperative, so that we have your most updated Emergency Contact Information. Please contact our office with any questions. Thank you!
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Health and Safety Update

The Health and Safety of our students is a top priority. With that in mind here are some reminders.

1. Students are not permitted to be on campus until 7:40AM. There are no crossing guards or supervision on campus until that time.

2. Parents, if you will be staying with your child on the playground or cafeteria we ask that you sign in at the office and get a Visitor's Sticker.

3. Arrival/Dismissal Locations. Hopefully you are aware of the K/1, 2/3 and 4-6 Grade Arrival and Dismissal Locations. If we adhere to these locations the flow of traffic runs smoothly.

4. Dismissal. We ask that you stay off campus at Dismissal time and pick up your child at their Grade Level gate.

5. Dogs and animals are not permitted on campus. many of our students have pet allergies, are not comfortable with animals and at times animals get scared with the large number of us on campus. Service animals are an exception.

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Do You Qualify for Free Internet / ¿Quieres saber si calificas para recibir Internet gratis?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal benefit

to help households pay for high-speed internet and devices.

El Programa de Conectividad Asequible (ACP, por sus siglas en inglés) es un nuevo

beneficio federal para ayudar a las familias a pagar por el servicio de Internet de

alta velocidad y dispositivos.

Gilbert Public Schools Tax Credit Information

As an Arizona taxpayer, you have the unique opportunity to redirect a portion of your state tax dollars to support public education. The credit allows you to contribute $200 per individual tax return or $400 per joint tax return to any school’s extracurricular program. It's easy to make your tax contribution online!

You can:

  • Make a general contribution to Gilbert Public Schools
  • Contribute to the named school of your choice
  • or support your student's specific extracurricular activities

Also, you don't have to have a child in a Gilbert Public School to participate - Please let friends and family know how they can support your child's education!

Tax Credit for Your School

Amazon Smile for Burk Elementary

Want to make a difference while you shop with the Amazon APP at no extra cost? Follow the directions below:

* Select "Burk Elementary PTSO" as your charity and activate the Amazon Smile in the app

* Open the Amazon app on your phone

* Select the main menu and tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features

* Select "Burk Elementary PTSO" as your charity

AmazonSmile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to Burk Elementary PTSO by shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/65-1232208 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app.