Burton Street Buzz

Burton Street News and Information

January 2022

Dear families,

Happy 2022!

December was an exciting month in the building and full of celebrations, traditions and fun! Students enjoyed a school-wide sing-a-long and a visit from the High School Chamber Choir, Holiday Fun Week, special screen time during lunch, first grade writing celebrations, Winter Market, gingerbread making, and the third graders spent a day at 'Camp Read Aloud.'

The New Year has certainly kept us on our toes with regards to the changing landscape of Covid. The district remains dedicated to the safety of our students and staff, while prioritizing in-person learning and high academic standards.

Guidance from our state and local health departments are changing frequently and we understand this may be confusing and frustrating for families. Mr. DiFulvio communicates with families regularly regarding these changes. Please make sure that your email address and phone numbers are up to date in our system so you receive the messages. If you have recently moved or changed numbers, please notify the main office.

Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate through a new year with new challenges. Amidst these challenges, I hope you all find a sense of hope and optimism in what 2022 will bring to you and your family!

Be well,

Mrs. Kara May

Below is a copy of Mr. DiFulvio's most recent message to families. This contains important information regarding current Covid-19 guidelines (as of today).

January 17: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18: PTA meeting, 7pm

January 24: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 pm

January 27: Capital Project Phase 2 Public Information Session, 6:30pm

January 28: School Spirit Day (wear blue and gold)

February 4: Popcorn Plus Day

February 21-25: Winter Recess, PTA Read-a-Thon

Positions Available!

The district has notable concerns regarding staffing shortages, as with many districts across the state. If you have any availability to substitute, or are looking for a full time position, please consider applying and supporting the district.

Apply here!

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AIS services

As a reminder, academic benchmarking will take place through January 10th.

Academic Intervention Services (AIS) will not occur from January 4-January 14.

Returning qualifying students will begin AIS the week of January 17. New students receiving AIS will be determined thereafter based on criteria and need.

Student Drop Off

As a reminder, please stay single file when dropping off students in the morning. Cones will be removed from the front bus loop this weekend so that the Grounds Crew can plow when needed.
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Holiday Sing-A-Long

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Mrs. Smith's Learners

Mrs. Kempf's Scientists

Burton Street Elementary


Debbie Richer

Maggie Marsch


Kara May