Fri, March 3Early Release Day for All Students1:20 early release
Fri, March 24Rescreening hearing and vision
Dear Parents and Guardians, I am writing to inform you about an extortion phone scam that is impacting our community. In the last week, multiple MCPS families have been targeted by what is known as a virtual kidnapping scam. The scam begins with community members receiving a call from an unfamiliar number, often from an international area code. When the call is picked up, community members have reported that they have heard screaming sounds in the background and a message from the caller claiming that they have the person’s child and intend to do the child harm unless ransom is paid. [Read more about the scam from WTOP.]National and local enforcement are aware of the scam. The Montgomery County Police Department has provided the following advice:• Do not wire money.• Contact your child’s school.• Contact the police via 911 or on the non-emergency number, 301-279-8000. The FBI has also provided guidance to help community members avoid becoming a victim of this scam. This guidance can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/us-citizens-threatened-by-mexican-virtual-kidnapping-schemePlease do not hesitate to contact our school if you receive this call. The safety of our students is a top priority.
Pennies For Patients Drive will occur between February 21- March
21. In addition to bringing coin donations to school, you may make
donations online. The grade level that has the greatest donation will
receive an extra recess with popsicles!
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The Burtonsville PTA is teaming up with 5 other schools to host a
March Madness Fam Jam basketball event on March 11. We only have 16 spots for
players so sign up now at http://tinyurl.com/famjam17-burtonsville. One team each of k-2,
3-5, teachers/staff, and parents. We will also need volunteers http://tinyurl.com/famjam17-volunteers. Everyone is welcome to
come and cheer our school on!
D.A.R.E. Celebration (Permission Slips are due February 28th)April 6th- $68.00
and permission slips are due for the Philadelphia field trip. Chaperones
must be finger printed and take the online Child Abuse and Neglect Course by
April 6th.May 12th- Field
Trip to Philadelphia. Please bring snacks for both bus rides and a bag
lunch. June 9th- 5th
Grade End of The Year Celebration 5 PM- 8 PMJune 13th- 5th
Grade Promotion at 9:45 AM
Our PTA does so much to support our school. They fully fund 24 hour access to BrainPop and BrainPop Jr, websites with informative videos on a variety of topics. Click here to see one of their videos. You can even take a quiz! Ask your child or contact Mrs. Safford for the passwords.
Montgomery County Public School Students!
Create a 30-60 second public service announcement (PSA) video or piece of
artwork about why you shouldn’t walk or drive distracted and you could win
an iPad Air or $100 gift card!
The first 20 entries will get a FREE movie ticket!!!
Enter today on the Montgomery County Safe Routes to School website: http://montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-PedSafety/SRTS/Creative-contest.html
Open the news item for the latest news and information from MCPS. Updates on Parent Academies and Special Education Awards from MCCPTA
Fingerprinting clarification for the chaperones on field trips. Parent/guardian and community volunteers for overnight and/or field trips that involve travel of greater than 50 miles or which extend beyond the normal school day must undergo a fingerprint background check before being permitted to chaperone. (Open the news item for more details.)
Find out how to sign up for the Giant Rewards Program! Open the news item for more information.
Principal: Kimberly KimberAssistant Principal: Lauren Tillman
15516 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866
NAACP Parents' Council Representative for the
2016-2017 School Year
NAACP Representative; Stacy Swain.
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