For 4th Grade Students & Parents of Bill Burden Elementary

January 22-26



  • District Benchmark Assessments grade 2, 3, 4
    • Tues 01/23 - Social Studies

    • Thurs 01/25 - Science

  • January 23 - UIL - Oral Reading, Storytelling & Spelling
  • January 25 - UIL - Music Memory, Art, Chess Puzzles & Number Sense

  • January 26 - Progress Reports after 3:30


Vehicle Safety Reminder:

Campus provided tags (family number) must be displayed in our pick-up line. Replacement tags are available upon request.

Homework Expectations: Each night, your child should read 30 minutes and practice their math facts for 15 minutes. Please make sure that your child is logging their reading in the Reading Rewards Program online. If you need help logging on, please ask your child's reading teacher. If you do not have internet access, you can record your child's reading time on their communication calendar and initial.

New 4th Grade Twitter Account: Burden Elementary @BBES_4th

Extra Clothes: Please send your child with an extra set of clothes daily to be kept in their backpack if possible, just in case!

Transportation Change: There is a 1:00 pm deadline for all transportation changes.

I.D.s Required: You MUST bring your I.D. in EVERY time you enter Burden Elementary. Panther passes are no longer available.

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Education Galaxy

Education galaxy is our online math and reading program! The students take a pre-test to identify the skills they have mastered and they practice on topics they haven't mastered. Students are highly encouraged to log on at home. The student's lunch number is their username and password. The students have logged in at school and are familiar with the program.


Campus Schedule:

Doors Open: 7:15 a.m.

Breakfast: 7:15 - 7:35 a.m.

First Bell: 7:30 a.m.

Tardy Bell: 7:45 a.m.

End of Day: 3:00 p.m.

Office hours: 7:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Fourth Grade Common Schedule:

Specials/Conference Time: 8:35 - 9:20 a.m.

Lunch: 12:40 - 1:10 p.m.

Recess: 1:10 - 1:40 p.m.

Encore (every 6 days starting August 28th): 2:05 - 2:55 p.m.

*Individual Math, Science, ELAR, and SS schedules, Specials locations, and Encore locations may vary by teacher

Because our schedules are on a 6 day rotation, and change often, it is vital that you send your child with tennis shoes EVERY DAY to class, whether on their feet or in their bag.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Routines

Parents, safety for your child is our first priority. We have a streamlined process to make sure the drop off/pick up process is safe and efficient. To make the process easier, please read and abide by all of the procedural instructions detailed below:


If your child would like to eat breakfast in the cafeteria in the morning, please have them arrive no later than 7:30. After 7:30, they will not have time to get in line, get their breakfast, eat, and get to class on time. Our doors open at 7:15 a.m., please do not leave your child unattended prior to this time. At 7:15 a.m., staff members are posted in the drop-off zones at the main front doors and gym to welcome your child and help direct them to their area. The PreK drop-off zone is clearly marked near the gym doors and is supported by staff. K-4th grade students are seated in the gym to read or visit quietly until the first bell. The first bell rings at 7:30 a.m., and students are considered tardy at 7:45 a.m. Remember, Burden Elementary does NOT allow parking lot drop-offs or walk-ups.


Classes end at 3:00 p.m. Please have your vehicles double lined with ignitions off prior to loading the students. Your child’s personalized family ID tag should be clearly displayed on your rear-view mirror. All students will exit (supported by staff) at the gym entrance area only.

Neighborhood bike riders and walkers are dismissed a few minutes after the traffic clears from the main driveway. Staff will support street crossings. To ensure safety and maintain the flow of traffic, students are not allowed to walk to a vehicle parked on a side street. Your family ID tag is their exit ticket, so please have it with you.

Please have your student memorize their family number if they have not already.


Safety First! We are very strict about transportation changes, for the safety of your little ones. We will send your student home exactly as you indicated in the student’s Skyward Family Access profile. You will be able to make a change to your student’s transportation if switching from bus rider to a car rider or vice versa via email before 1:00 p.m. and within 24 hours of the change request. The transportation email is: Notes, phone calls, text messages, and emails sent to any other party other than the transportation email indicated above, will NOT be accepted. Any emails after 1:00 p.m. will not be processed by the campus. Please visit the transportation page on the LHISD district website for additional instructions and information.


Whether it's to spend time with your child for breakfast or lunch, or to help out in the classroom, we love having visitors on campus! For the protection of our students and staff, we require that all visitors present a valid Driver’s License or another form of a government issued current photo ID prior to any visit or student contact (no exceptions!). District employees may show their active LHISD employee badge as ID.

We also ask that all classroom visitors make arrangements/appointments with classroom teachers or administrators prior to a visit, as we do not allow unscheduled visits (as much as we like surprises!).

Lunch Balance Reminder

We love feeding our children! Please make sure your child's cafeteria balances are up-to-date! Cafeteria balances can be checked at any time through Skyward Family Access.


Snack time is around 10:30 for fourth grade. A few important reminders about snacks:

  • Please send ONE healthy snack such as (granola, cheese sticks, popcorn, fruit, etc.) with your child EVERY DAY
  • No sugar snacks or sugar drinks
  • No chips please! While they are delicious, they are also loud and messy!
  • We highly encourage water bottles!

Be a Member of the VERY BEST Parent Teacher Organization in Texas - the BBPTO!

CONTACT THE 4th Grade Team!

Mrs. Joy Barreras

512-260-4400 ext. 7539


Ms. Maria Burks

512-260-4400 ext. 7533


Mrs. Samantha Lynn

512-260-4400 ext. 7550


Mrs. Cathy Masciana



Mrs. Kristen Pritchett



Ms. Natalie Rodel

512-260-4400 ext. 7537


Ms. Jessica Singleton

512-260-4400 ext. 7538


Ms. Ciara Teter

512-260-4400 ext. 7534


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