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KINDERGARTEN AT BURROUGHS THE JOY OF PLAYFUL LEARNING SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 Images used: Creative Commons license

KINDERGARTEN AT BURROUGHS...KINDERGARTEN AT BURROUGHS THE JOY OF PLAYFUL LEARNING SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 Images used: Creative Commons license ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE BURROUGHS Inviting

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  • K I N D E R G A R T E N A T B U R R O U G H ST H E J OY O F P L AY F U L L E A R N I N G

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    Images used: Creative Commons license

  • ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE BURROUGHS

    Inviting Community

    Engaged Transforming What’s your word?

    Excellence

    We asked current Burroughs families…

  • B U R R O U G H S A N D Y O U

    S TA RT O F A J O U R N E Y

  • YOUR IMPACT: WHAT RESEARCH SAYS

    • “Parent, family, and community involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement. 1

    • Strong school-family-community partnerships foster higher educational aspirations and more motivated students.2”

    • 1 Belfield, C. R. and H.M. Levin, H.M. 2007. The Price We Pay: Economic and Social Consequences of Inadequate Education. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

    • 2 Barton, Paul E. 2003. Parsing the Achievement Gap: Baselines for Tracking Progress. Princeton, NJ: Policy Information Report, Educational Testing Service.

    http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/PB11_ParentInvolvement08.pdf

  • HOW TO GET INVOLVED

    KNOW WHAT’S OUT THERE

    PICK YOUR PASSION

    MAKE AN IMPACT

  • KNOW WHAT’S OUT THERE

    CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL

    VISIT: HTTPS://BURROUGHS.MPLS.K12.

    MN.US/PROGRAMS

    COMMUNITY

    VISIT:

    HTTPS://SITES.GOOGLE.COM/SITE/BURROUGHSCOMMUNITYSER

    VICE/HOME

    FUNDRAISING

    VISIT:

    HTTPS://BURROUGHS.MPLS.K12.MN.US/FUNDRAISING

    https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/programshttps://sites.google.com/site/burroughscommunityservice/homehttps://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/fundraising

  • CLASSROOM IMPACTSome examples of classroom projects and activities:• Reading assistance• Sight Words recognition• Twelve days of Winter in December

    Please visit : https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/volunteering_2

    Be a Classroom Champion! Look for the Table at K-Registration

    Bring together Burroughs kids and families through inclusive, low-barrier and FUN out-of-school events like:

    • Arts and Crafts at Washburn Library• Midtown Global Free Family Friday Get Together• Sledding at Newton HillPlease visit: https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/classroom_champions

    https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/volunteering_2https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/classroom_champions

  • SCHOOL IMPACTLunchroom

    If you can navigate the lunch room, you can win at any board meeting! Up for the challenge? Sign up with the Burroughs Lunchroom Google document – usually communicated via the Bulletin and on Facebook.

    Media Center Volunteers

    There’s nothing like building a tent of stars with flashlights! The Media Center always needs parents to help out – look for information in your child’s folder.

    Please visit: https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/volunteering_2

    https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/volunteering_2

  • DID YOU KNOW

    • Exceptional Math Program: Singapore Math, M2 and M3 • Supplementing Art: Fine Arts Poetry, Art Adventure/Art

    Institute tour• Supplementing Music: Bravo!, MN Sinfonia, Ordway and

    Choir trip• Environmental Centre Overnight Field Trips: Voyager and

    Deep Portage• After School Clubs: Chess, Destination Imagination,

    Lego League • Extra Active & Healthy Programs: Mindfulness, Fishing,

    Track & Field Day, and the Ski trip• Celebrating Accomplishments: 5th Grade Graduation Party,

    End of the Year Picnic, Grade Level Concerts• Recognizing our Amazing Teachers and Staff:

    Staff Appreciation Breakfast

    Burroughs Parent Teacher Association [PTA] helps facilitate parent involvement to offer our kids and community the following benefits?

  • FUNDRAISING SNAPSHOTSA major purpose of the PTA is fundraising through programs like:

    • Fall for Burroughs Auction• Read-A-Thon • Dining for Dollars• Spirit Wear • Scholastic Book FairLast year the above programs, and the families involved in making them a success,resulted in near $150,000 to support:

    • core academic programs• class enrichment• the Burroughs community

  • A D A Y I N T H E L I F E O F Y O U R K I N D E R G A R T E N E R

    When WhatBefore school 6:30 a.m. – varies Burroughs/Justice Page: Minneapolis Kids | Lynnhurst Rec Plus | Fuller Rec Plus

    8:55 a.m. Earliest for atrium drop-off [Breakfast in lunchroom].

    9:10 a.m. School starts. Sign-into tardy register at office if late [i.e. not in class at 9:10 a.m.].

    Morning – Lunch [around 11:05 a.m.] Morning meeting/greeting/sharing/calendar | Recess | Reading

    Afternoon – Clean up Afternoon meeting | RecessActive Learning/Choice Time/OutsideRead Aloud | Guided Math |Math Workshop | Social Sciences/ScienceSpecialist time: Art, Music, Gym, Media: Teacher will share specialist schedule. Gym days = gym shoes!

    3:30 p.m. Dismissal

    Afterschool3:30 – 5/6 p.m.

    Burroughs/Justice Page: Minneapolis Kids | Lynnhurst Rec Plus | Fuller Rec PlusActive Solutions¡Hablemos Español!: After School Spanish | Alliance Française: After School French

  • SAVE THE DATES!• Parent event• Meet Burroughs staff• Gather information | help with filling forms• Tables hosted: PTA | Burroughs Bulletin sign-up | Classroom

    Champ program

    K Registration Night5/14 | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    • Meet other new K-families at informal community playdate!• Kiddos enjoy at Burroughs• Teacher-classroom assignments emailed by 8/28

    K Playdates6/27 | 7/25 | 8/28 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    •Bring in school supplies [not labeled]•Get your child’s Lunch ID number and other forms•Visit the classroom!

    Meet the Teacher8/29 | 4-5 p.m.

  • C H E C K O F F

    Y O U R L I S T !

    TO DO NOTESSign-up for Burroughs Bulletin at K-Registration night or on website: https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/Email_Updates

    The weekly bulletin covers: Note from the Principal, School Announcements, Events, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

    Know your child’s Student MPS ID You will need this to register at school’s lunch website.

    Submit immunization records and doctor’s notes These may be required at school, Minneapolis Kids, and Lynnhurst Rec Plus

    Order one-click school supplies at Yubbler The Burroughs PTA will receive 50% of the profits! Look for school year announcements and discounts at: https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/order_school_supplies_for_the_2018-19_school_year

    Order labels – find out more at:https://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/fundraising/support/

    Good idea to label your child’s jacket, lunchbox, winter gear etc. Burroughs has a Lost & Found area where labeled items are often found!

    First day of school – bring in:• paperwork from Meet the Teacher evening• Student MPS ID number*• lunchbox and water bottle labeled with child’s name• after school light snack if attending Active Solutions;

    note to teacher for drop-off at gym

    *Cafeteria staff will help kiddos punch in their ID numbers and get them situated.

    https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/Email_Updateshttps://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/order_school_supplies_for_the_2018-19_school_yearhttps://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/fundraising/support/

  • C H E C K O F F

    Y O U R L I S T !

    TO DO NOTESCheck folder “Teachers Parents Communicator” your child will bring home

    Return to School section: forms and information that teacher sends and wants back. Feel free to include hand-written notes. Keep at Home section: child’s artwork, worksheets, and report sheets from every quarter

    Sign-up for Burroughs Community School Student Directory through the MSAnywhere app or the Burroughs website.

    Students and families use this directory as a resource to connect them to the Burroughs community.

    Sign-up for Burroughs Community School Parent Group on Facebook You have to be registered in the Directory to gain

    access to this moderated page.

    Comply with no-treats and no-balloons policy including birthdays and any other celebrations. Celebrations can include: read in class; pencils, stickers as giveaways.

    Due to concerns about allergies and special diets. Food, candy and/or beverages will not be used for rewards.

    Communicate following to teacher and main office either through hand-written note/email:- Sick day/planned absence [doctor’s

    appointment, other]- Vacation request [requires form and prior

    approval if 3 days or more]- Bus/Pick-up/After school changes

    Adhere to MPLS policy on attendance:Please visit: https://policy.mpls.k12.mn.us

    https://policy.mpls.k12.mn.us/

  • C H E C K O F F

    Y O U R L I S T !

    TO DO NOTESDrop-off [morning] • Drive into the circle by the front door

    • Stay in the car; child hops out of the car.• Drop-off circle is not a parking spot

    Pick-up during school day (For an appointment)

    • Park and come into the office• Sign out your child• Your child will meet you in the office• If returning to school, sign in your child at the office.

    After School Pick-up • After 3 p.m., please do not drive into the Main Entrance Circle. This area is for buses.

    • Park and wait inside the atrium where all kids are dismissed

    • Teacher will walk your child to the atrium• Please meet your child in the atrium and not in the

    classroom• Kindergarten classes walk out to the atrium at 3:30pm

    If you are later than 3:40pm, you can meet your child in the school office.

  • Resources• Burroughs website: A great way to stay connected to the

    Burroughs community is to regularly check the website: http://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/

    • Classroom Websites: Kindergarten Cornerhttps://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/Kindergarten2

    • Burroughs Handbook and Calendar

    • Burroughs Bulletin

    • Burroughs Directory

    • MPS resources

    • Your Classroom Champion

    http://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/https://burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us/Kindergarten2