Burnet Elementary STREAM Magnet
Ahoy from the Burnet STREAM Team!'
We are celebrating two things this February -- Black History Month and National Magnet School Month!
Black history is American history, and we are proud to be learning about some of the incredible contributions made by Black Americans, past and present. Our Annual Peacemakers Essay Competition is underway and our students will be writing about the exciting impacts that young Black Americans are making right now.
February is also #MagnetSchoolMonth! Magnet schools like ours offer high quality, rigorous, and specialized programs, to inspire students from all walks of life and prepare them for college and the workforce. Burnet aims to do this with arts and STEM integration through our STREAM-focused curriculum.
Please continue to help us in the following ways:
- Wear your mask every day!
- Bring your district-issued Chromebooks with you to school each day
- Parents, please take note of our dismissal procedures below-- we are working on making this process faster and we appreciate your continued cooperation!
Please stay tuned for important dates and information, as this newsletter will be updated throughout the month to help you stay informed.
Wishing you a happy new year!
The Burnet STREAM Team
Important Dates : February
2/1 - 3/1 Black History Month
2/13 Young Gardeners Ribbon Cutting - Saturday 2/13 @ 10:30 in garden on Ave. S
2/17 - Space Center Houston: Women of STEM Presentation
2/22 Parent Teacher Conferences - information to be sent directly from teachers
2/23 - 2/26 Engineers Week 2021
2/23 Virtual STAAR Night - 3rd & 4th grade families only
YGP Garden Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, Feb. 13th, 9-11am
5501 Avenue S
UTMB Health SCI Cafe - COVID & Kids
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 12pm
This is an online event.
VIRTUAL DISCUSSION: Email email@example.com for Zoom Link
Ashraf Aly, MD, PhD, MSc, FACC, FAAP
Professor, Director of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Beth Auslander, PhD, MS
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Teen Health's Mental Health Director
Martha Norris, PA
Teen Health Center, Ball High School
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Celebrating Black History
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
Martin Luther King Jr.
"Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that."
"We all have so much more in common than what separates us."
6th Annual African American Heritage Expository Essay Competition
Many young African Americans are changing the world for the better. They are making positive changes that will be celebrated in American history right now!
THINK about something you believe is important about your chosen history maker.
WRITE about what you believe should be an important act/action/idea that your peers and others should learn about your chosen History maker.
Black History Spotlight: Amanda Gorman, youngest inaugural poet in US history
GISD Texas ACE Program
Our ACE program offers many after-school activities for Burnet 3rd and 4th graders, including Media Arts Club, Young Gardeners Program, and Robotics!
If your child is interested in participating in the Texas ACE Program, please use these links to enroll:
In-Person (English): https://forms.gle/3nPbsgv1Zqgpfn2Q6
In-Person (Spanish): https://forms.gle/G2dc1zDgXvDFe2JF7
Virtual (English): https://forms.gle/6LeDiGQ8LkKhqRp16
Virtual (Spanish): https://forms.gle/7XyDU2SsU6hh16Au8
AM Drop-off Procedures
- Morning drop off is only using ONE LANE
Parents: Students will not be admitted into the building until 7:20. If you arrive at the campus before 7:20, please have your student remain in the vehicle until the doors are open. In the morning, please only use the left-most lane to drop off students.
PM Dismissal Procedures
Walkers - Walkers can be collected from Exit 3C (fenced playground area). Please maintain social distancing while waiting for students. Parents- for your own safety, please be sure to use the designated crosswalk on Avenue S.