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Dear Student and Parents,

On behalf of Burlington Elementary School, the staff and I welcome you and your family to Burlington Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year!  We want you to know it is a pleasure to have you as a part of the BES family, where we value the educational commitment we have to students and the partnerships we build with families and the community.  We hope this will be a successful year for you, filled with a great deal of learning for your child.

It is our hope that this handbook will be helpful to you and your family throughout the year. Please read through it as it will answer many questions you may have about your child’s school, including policies, general expectations, instructional programs and parental involvement opportunities.

Our classroom teachers are highly trained to teach a variety of skills to children while recognizing the value of including parents in the process. We encourage you to visit our school, volunteer in the classroom, attend family events, and attend scheduled parent-teacher conferences.  You will be receiving a monthly newsletter that will keep you informed of upcoming events and provide suggestions for how you can support your child’s learning at home.  We know that parents are vital partners in the important job of educating the children of our community!

The BES staff and I will do our very best to support your child’s learning this year.  We fully anticipate your involvement and support as we embark on a new year of academic growth with your child and embrace the educational opportunities that we develop.  If I can be of assistance to you this coming year, please do not hesitate to contact me in person or by phone.    


Kandy Davis, Principal   ·    719-346-8166  

 Halloween Information for Parents

Burlington Elementary is allowing students and staff to dress in costumes on Tuesday, October 31 for Halloween.

The following guidelines must be followed:

Costumes need to be comfortable and safe to sit and walk in

No masks, face paint, or face coverings

No props such as staffs, swords, wands, blood, etc.

If words are written on the costume, they must be positive and appropriate for the school setting.

We encourage home-made, creative costumes that do not cost your family money. Here are some suggestions for possible home-created costumes:

                        *Cowboy                    *Soldier                      * Pumpkin

                        *Farmer                      *Insect                        * Kitten or Puppy

                        *Princess                   *Football/volleyball player             

                        *Ballerina                  *Angel                         * Cartoon Character

                        *Fireman                    *Scarecrow                * Scientist

Parents will host Halloween parties in classrooms from 3:00-3:45. 

Coats, Hats, and Gloves!

It’s that time of year again and the cold is settling in.  Most days, we have our students go outside for recess unless the “feels like” temperature is 15° or below.  Please make sure you send your children to school with coats, hats, and gloves so they can enjoy their time outside.  If you need assistance with coats, hats, or gloves, please contact the elementary school office at 346-8166 and we will help find resources for you. 

                                              7 Mindsets

We have been learning about how to be 100% accountable in our daily lives and using that knowledge to help us make good choices at school.  Being 100% accountable means we are in charge of our happiness     

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