Friday, September 27, 2013

WEEKLY BULLETIN September 27, 2013

What’s Happenin’ in School
New Information Series for Parents of Young Learners

Welcome to the Burlington Public Schools Early Childhood Information Series!  We are excited for the opportunity to share information about early childhood development with you.  Our hope is that the sessions provide you with useful tools to understand the development of your child.  Here are the dates and proposed topics of each session:

October 10,2013 - Life Skills and Social Thinking Curricula
November 21, 2013 - Opening the World of Learning (OWL) Curriculum
December 12,2013 - Morning and Nighttime Routines in the Home
January 16, 2014 - Fine and Gross Motor Activities
February 6, 2014 - Reading to Your Child and Homework Routines
March 6, 2014 - Transitions to New Buildings and Classrooms
April 10, 2014 - Technology for Early Learners
May 22, 2014 - Fun Activities for the Summer

The sessions will be held in the School Committee Room, housed in Burlington High School. Each session will begin promptly at 6:30pm, and will last approximately 1 hour.  We will also be available for questions after each session.  In order to ensure that the Information Series is useful to you, we ask that you please complete a brief survey.  This will help us better understand your family’s needs, and tailor the information sessions to topics that are relevant to you.  Please click on the link below to access the survey:
If you have specific questions pertaining to the the Information Series, please feel free to email Naomi Abelson and Tiffany D'Abbraccio at  You can also access useful information regarding the series by visiting the BECC Information Series blog at  We look forward to seeing you on October 10th!

Tiffany D’Abbraccio, M.S.Ed., Special Education Teacher
Naomi Abelson, Behavior Specialist

Happenings Around Town
Burlington PAC presents our annual Special Education Department Open House
Join us on Monday, September 30th for an informative night where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with PAC member’s as well as special education staff from the Burlington Public Schools.  Come meet Louise D’Amato, Director of Special Education along with Special Education Team Chairs from each school.  Here you will get to meet the staff, learn about what’s new in the district, ask questions and talk with staff members from your child’s school.  Don’t miss the opportunity to learn what is new with the PAC and the Special Education Department in the Burlington public schools.  Doors open at 6:30 for networking presentations begin at 7:00.
 For more information on this event please contact us at

Friday night, October 18th, 2013 6-9 pm at the Fox Hill School. Come join in the fun of our annual fall tradition. Great games, fall crafts, fabulous prizes and a few good scares. The ever popular Haunted Hallway will be sure to fright, along with many old favorites: Moon Bounce, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Painting, Spin Art, Face Painting, Duck Pond, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Cupcake Decorating, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Raffles, plus lots more games and activities. Admission is free; tickets for each activity/game can be purchased at the door. Open to the public. For additional information, contact Julie Quinn at

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