The Burruss Blast

A Note from Your Principal

Happy New Year, Burruss families!

We are so excited to see your children tomorrow to start a fabulous new semester in 2020! A New Year is always a time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year. A fresh start is such a gift. As I think about what we want to accomplish here at Burruss this year, I want to stay focused on our goals with "2020 Vision." Expect to hear more about that at our next PTA Meeting on February 6, which will also be our International Dinner, a celebration of our diversity. More details on that event coming soon!

For Winter MAP testing, we are trying something new this year. We will test the entire school at the same time, creating a schoolwide quiet testing environment for all students K-5. We will give the Math MAP test on Tuesday, January 14 and the Reading MAP test will be given on Wednesday, January 15. Testing will begin at 8:30am, so please make sure your children are at school on time! Makeups will be administered on Thursday and Friday for students who are absent on the schoolwide testing days.

As we progress through this cold and flu season, please remember to send in excuse notes within three days of a child's absence. For students who miss more than three consecutive days, please send in a note from a doctor's office.

Also, we have had many students who need a change of clothes or underwear during the day. Please consider sending a spare pair in your child's backpack in a plastic bag labeled with his/her name. Students who get into mud, water, or have spills and accidents often need to change here at school, and our supplies are running low.

As always, please reach out if I can be of any assistance to you and your family.

Kind regards,

Dr. Johnson


Check out the video below--AL Burruss is the School for Me!

A.L. Burruss is the School for Me
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Seeking Tutors

Are you or is someone you know a certified teacher with some time on your hands? Burruss is seeking certified teachers to work with small groups of 3rd-5th grade students in the afternoons from 1:30-3:30 Monday-Friday, starting January 21. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Johnson for more information!
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School Climate Survey for Parents

All parents are asked to complete the school climate survey for A.L. Burruss. These ratings, combined with staff ratings, inform our CCRPI Climate Star Rating. Burruss celebrated a 4-star rating in 2019!

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