The Burruss Blast

A Message from the Principal

Dear Burruss Families,

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!

Warm regards,

Jillian Johnson, Ed.D.


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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

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House Party?

Linked below is an article about a new app, House Party, that many of our upp-grades students are using. We want parents to be informed of the potential usage and risks.

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!

PTA Corner

We are in full-swing for fall events and need LOTS of volunteers and donations to make our events a success! Please consider helping out with the Burruss Homecoming Float (supplies needed and volunteers needed for decorating), the Fall Festival (donations needed and volunteers needed).

Homecoming SignUp Genius:
Fall Festival SignUp Genius:

Donate to the PTA here:

SGT Corner

SGT met on Thursday, October 11. Our agenda is always posted on the school website and outside the front office. Our minutes are linked below, but here is a quick summary:

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.

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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!

Wondering whether to send your child to school? See below!

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