Dr. Johnson's Notes
Please make every possible effort to have your child at school by 8:15am each day. Although students are not marked tardy until after 8:30am, we are beginning our day with Morning Meeting at 8:15. Morning Meeting is a time for the class to come together as a community, and is often a highlight of the day.
The deadline to sign up for fall after-school enrichment classes is Wednesday, August 10! See the graphic below for the fun classes we are offering this year.
Open House is Monday, August 15 at 6pm. This is a time to hear from your child's teacher about what s/he is learning each day in class. We will begin our evening in the cafeteria as a whole community and after a quick PTA meeting, you will go to your child's classroom. The evening should wrap up no later than 8pm.
Consider downloading the Titan app this year! In one app, you can see the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, add money to your child's account, and monitor his/her spending. Click here: https://family.titank12.com/
Dr. Jillian Johnson
A Rainbow of Possibilities this year at Burruss!
August 15: Open House and PTA at 6pm
September 8: Grandparents & Grandfriends Lunch for Last Names A-L
September 9: Grandparents & Grandfriends Lunch for Last Names M-Z
September 16: MHS Homecoming Parade & Football Game
September 26-30: Fall Break (Schools Closed)
October 6: Fall Picture Day
October 14: Screen on the Green 6pm
October 17-21: Fall Book Fair
October 17-21: Conference Week; Dismissal at 1:15pm each day
November 4: Fall Festival
November 8: Staff Work Day, Student Holiday
December 1: Family Spaghetti Dinner 6pm
December 19-January 2: Winter Holiday Break
School Uniform Policy Updates
All students are expected to be dressed in uniform Monday-Thursday each week. Fridays are "Be Yourself" days this year, and uniforms are not required.
Tops: shirts, dresses, jumpers, sweatshirts, sweaters, hoodies
- short or long-sleeve
- PTA spirit wear
- Burruss or Marietta Blue Devil
- Solid Blue, White, Orange, or denim
Bottoms - shorts, skirts, skorts, pants
- Closed-toe only
Nothing we do would be possible without our amazing community of families and volunteers. Currently, we have a few specific areas of need. We are seeking volunteers for:
- laminating and cutting materials for teachers
- building raised garden beds
If you are interested in helping out in any way, please reach out to me and I will get you connected!
Our goal this year is to have 100% of our families and staff join our PTA. We will have grade level competitions with prizes for the students! Joining PTA benefits our school in so many ways. With membership dues and funds raised, PTA sponsors class field trips, purchases learning materials for classrooms, purchases shirts for clubs and for field day, provides treats and gifts for our hard-working staff, and supplies classrooms with learning materials.
There are levels of memberships that included tiers of benefits. Click here to learn more: https://alburrusspta.memberhub.com/store
PTA Presidents: Cris Hunt and Stephanie Watts
PTA Vice Presidents: Victoria Brown and Bernard Jarroush
PTA Secretary: Daysha Mayfield
PTA Treasurer: Adam Halpin
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
The School Governance Team (SGT) works with the principal to provide guidance and input on school initiatives and charter flexibility that aligns with the School Improvement Plan.
Our next meeting is August 23 at 3:30pm in the Media Center.
The meeting agenda:
- School Improvement Plan review
- EOY data 2022
- Charter Funds Budget
- SGT Priorities Discussion
Support Burruss when you shop!
Amazon: Choose Burruss from the list of non-profits on Amazon Smile! To activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app, simply tap on “AmazonSmile” within the Programs & Features menu or Settings and follow the on-screen instructions. Or go to smile.amazon.com!
Kroger: Link your Kroger Plus card to Burruss--every time you shop with your card, Burruss will receive a portion of the purchase amount! https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards
Publix: Sign up with your phone number, connect it to Burruss, and every time you shop, enter your number for Burruss to receive a donation! https://corporate.publix.com/community/corporate-campaigns/publix-partners