The Burruss Blast
A Message from the Principal
Hello, October! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely fall break. We have had a great two weeks back at school! A nice fall breeze is finally in the air--isn't it lovely?!
Students and staff are working hard all day every day, learning and growing as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and historians! Just as importantly, they are growing as citizens of our community, learning about being IB learners who are caring, inquiring, risk-takers, knowledgeable, open-minded, thinkers, communicators, reflective, and principled.
This month is jam-packed with events! They are listed below for your convenience, and not all of them made it onto the paper calendar that went home last week, so please add them in!
Please reach out to me or to my assistant principal, Mrs. Hartley-Lewis, if we can ever be of assistance!
Jillian Johnson, Ed.D.
Mark Your Calendars!
October 15: PTA Reflections Ceremony 5:30pm
October 17: School Vision Presentation/Title 1 Meeting 5:30pm
October 18: Freckled and Blue Spirit Night (BBQ at 547 Atlanta St SE)
October 19: MHS Homecoming Parade (5:30) and Game
October 22: Rising 3rd Grade Family Informational Meeting 9am OR 6pm
October 24: Wear Orange to show Unity against Bullying
October 25: 3 Amigos Spirit Night
October 26: Burruss Fall Festival 5-8pm
October 27: Marietta Reads on the Marietta Square 10am-2pm
October 31: Book Character Dress-up Day and Walk to School Day
November 5-6: Teacher Work Days, no school for students
November 19-23: Thanksgiving Holiday Break, Schools Closed
Remember that if students must bring a phone with them to school, it should remain OFF during the school day. Please do not try to communicate with your students on their phones; rather, call the front office. We will be happy to relay messages!
Homecoming SignUp Genius:
Fall Festival SignUp Genius:
Donate to the PTA here: https://squareup.com/store/albpta
SGT Chair: Barbara Esquijarosa
SGT Co-Chair: Matt Lyons
SGT Parliamentarian: Amy Barnes
The budget was approved for charter funding, which will include three enhanced roles and money allocated toward IB practices and training, which will include preparing our Science Lab for student use.
The next SGT Meeting is November 8, 2018 at 3:30pm.
Thanks for Giving to the Canned Food Drive!
It’s time for Thanks for Giving, a food drive to help our families in Cobb! All items donated go towards Thanksgiving meal packages for families in our own community. Items also help provide meals and snacks for children home from school on Thanksgiving break.
Please send in any of the listed items with your child from now until Thanksgiving Break! The winning grade gets a movie and popcorn celebration, and the winning grade’s teachers will get to enjoy a breakfast out!
Thanks for thinking of Every Child, Every Day!