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Back-to-School Parent Letter

August 19, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you all are enjoying summer! The following information will help you plan for the beginning of school.
OPEN HOUSE FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS (Bring “First Day of School Information” hand-out) Tuesday, August 26th – 8:00am to 10:00am. Drop in anytime during these hours! Join us for conversation and a tour of the room before school begins.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Wednesday, August 27, 2014. You are invited to the PTO First Day of School Parent Coffee on Wednesday, August 27th at 8:10am. This is a chance for parents to mingle and relax as students settle into the first day of school. You will have an opportunity to connect with other parents, learn about the PTO and touch base with the Principal!

Click here to 
read the PTO letter for detailed information about the 2014 PTO team.

Also, please join the PTO for a Welcome Coffee Social out in the front of the school on Wednesday, August 27th at 8:00 a.m.

8:08 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 8:08-1:50 on Wednesdays. (Kindergarten schedule below). Any day that you would like to come to school with your child prior to the 8:08 start time, please feel free to stay with your child out front, in the lobby, or in the cafeteria. Students may go into their classrooms at 8:08. The bell will ring at 8:08!

Breakfast is Free for all Burlington students.  All Kindergartners receive a morning breakfast snack in their classrooms.  Kindergarten students may also attend the Breakfast Program that runs daily from 7:45am to 8:08am starting Wednesday, August 27th. Parents are always welcome to join their child for breakfast and lunch!

CCTA provides transportation for the Burlington Schools. There is no charge for elementary students who ride the CCTA Neighborhood Special bus.

For bus routes, maps and times check the website: Click on bus information and scroll down to Neighborhood Specials.
Enjoy the remainder of the summer!  I look forward to seeing you at the beginning of school! 
Leslie Colomb
Kindergarten schedule – At the Kindergarten level we administer a literacy assessment called the Primary Observation Assessment (POA). This assessment is done one on one with each student. In order to complete this for each child the first three days of school (Wednesday 8.27.14, Thursday 8.28.14 and Friday 8.29.14) are half days for Kindergarten students. Your child will be scheduled to return for a testing time on one of those afternoons. We will get this time and day to you soon. 

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