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May 1, 2018

Dear Families of BES Students,

Hello!  This is the final newsletter for the school year as we only have a few short weeks left.  The time has gone incredibly fast and we hope that it was a productive and positive year for your child.  Our teachers have dedicated themselves to helping your child reach their full academic potential and our students have responded with tremendous effort!  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with your children this school year and we look forward to next year!

We appreciate all that you have done to help support your child’s learning.  By having your child attend school regularly, helping with homework at night, participating in parent/teacher conferences and volunteering at school, you are making a tremendous difference.  All of these things contribute to the success of our students!

 I have included some ideas for how parents can help engage children in literacy activities throughout summer months.  It’s also important to squeeze in opportunities for math fact practice.  This can be as simple as practicing with flash cards, fact families (2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 2 = 5, 5 – 2 = 3, 5 – 3 = 2), counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, or more, depending on what students are able to do.  The goal is to help them hold onto skills they already have so they can begin the school year with confidence!

 Summer School

BES will be having summer school for students in grades K-8.  Summer school will begin May 30 and end on June 28.  It will be Monday through Thursday, 7:45-11:40.  There will not be school on Fridays.  If you would like for your child to attend summer school and have not yet signed a form, please call the school and we will help get them signed up.  ALL students in grades K-8 are welcome to attend summer school.  This is a great opportunity for teachers to work with students on maintaining skills that will help set the foundation for the 2018-19 school year.  

Wishing you all a safe and happy summer,

Kandy Davis 

Next meeting is Thursday, May 10 @ 6:00 in the BES cafeteria!

Burlington Elementary School PTO is an Active Group!  The PTO has had a few fundraisers, which helped fund supplies for teachers and students!  We want to take a moment to give a HUGE thank you to our fantastic PTO group for all of the time they have given to support our school.  

Coming up soon is Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-10.  PTO will help recognize teachers during this week in creative ways!

Our students have been able to participate in a variety of fun field trips sponsored by PTO--we want to thank these partners for their time and commitment to teaching helping us teach our students:

Burlington Livestock Exchange--2nd grade students got to experience a livestock auction!

McCook National Bank--3rd grade students got to learn about banking and that money is not made at the bank!

The Bank of Burlington--2nd grade students got to wrap up their financial literacy unit with a field trip to the bank!

Winfrey, County, and Hays PC--4th grade students got to learn about the blue prints of the building as well as some accounting!

Dobler Dairy--Kindergarten students will soon be going to learn about the workings of a dairy!

Critter Fest--1st grade students are gearing up to learn about conservation!

Burlington Elementary School PTO will have another meeting on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the BES cafeteria.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join! The PTO will be the central hub for extracurricular events, fundraising and volunteer opportunities within the school. 

Kit Carson County Health and Human Services partnered with our school to provide information about Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Each student received a pinwheel to plant!

Thank you to Tina Fuchs and Sadie Schultz for presenting the pinwheels.
Sitting left to right:  Bentley Bezingue, Devonie Elliston-Mann, Kadince Lopez, and Ian Cure
Standing left to right:  Sadie Schultz, Tina Fuchs, and Cassie Rider, teacher

Upcoming Events:

May 8: Science Fair set up

May 9: Science Fair judging

May 10: Science Fair clean up

May 10:  PTO Meeting in BES Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m

May 13: Mother’s Day

May 16: 4th grade picnic (Parmer Park)

May 16: BHS Graduate Walk 8:15 am

May 17: Bike Road-eo (grades 1-4)

May 17: Kindergarten picnic (Outback Park)

May 20: BHS graduation

May 21: 3rd grade picnic--Parmer Park

May 22: 1st grade picnic (Outback Park) and 2nd grade picnic (Parmer Park)

May 23: Play Daze--BES grass field

May 23: Preschool Graduation 6:00 p.m. in BHS Auditorium

May 24: Last Day of School!

May 30: Summer School begins--all students welcome to attend.

June 28:  Summer School ends

Imagine Learning

Our Imagine Learning online program is also available until July 1.  Your students can use the program with the same access code they had during computer class.  This would be a great way for them to keep up with and practice skills that they are currently working on.  

   Service Above Self Finalist
Mrs. Julie Anderson
Our very own Mrs. Anderson, Physical Education teacher, was recognized by The Burlington Rotary Club for their annual Service Above Self Award.  Mrs. Anderson has established a reputation in our school and community as one of the greatest advocates of a healthy and active lifestyle.  Her passion to instill physical fitness for her students and their families is remarkable.  She possesses an unwavering commitment to ensuring that all students have access to quality physical activities through her education program as well as teaching students how to be active and healthy throughout their lives.  All of these things are near and dear to her heart and will leave a legacy for the Burlington School District long after she retires.  We are grateful for her commitment to our students for the last 24 years and are very proud of her for this recognition!  


The Time is Now 

This mindset teaches us that all our power exists in the moment.  We cannot change the past, and the future hasn’t happened; the only thing to do is take purposeful action in the present to create the life or our dreams.

·         Embrace Every Moment

·         Get in the Zone

·         Let Yourself Be Vulnerable

·         Act on Purpose