Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Lecture: The Dilemmas of the Modern Family


Today during morning meeting in Mrs. Fitzpatrick's class, her students took upon character roles of colonists in the Jamestown Colony. This is a great way to ensure students are grasping the content. I was very impressed at the higher order thinking I witnessed in student's questions and answers. I was particularly impressed how students backed up their statements with evidence.


Mrs. Agati joined in playing an instrument with the other fifth grade students while a student conducted the group. The students greatly enjoyed playing a variety of different instruments.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Reading Cooperative Bank Scholarship Swipe

Through Burlington's Adopt-A-Class program, Reading Cooperative Bank has signed on as corporate sponsor of the fourth grade class (Class of 2023). Jack Ferren, Vice-President, and Ryan Wolters, who manages the Burlington branch of the bank, visited the class yesterday and led the students through a lesson on personal finances, beginning with distinguishing needs and wants. Students were challenged to come up with a plan to acquire a pet hamster and the necessary supplies to care for it, given a limited budget.

Afterwards, each student received a piggy bank. Mr. Ferren and Mr. Wolters encouraged them to continue or begin a habit of saving. The bank has set up a fundraiser for the class as well (info below).

Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Message from BBSA

BBSA Registration is OPEN!  
Please go to to register for the 2015 Spring Season.  Opening Day is April 18th!

Dr. Seuss and Math

This morning kindergarten students in Mrs. Parnell's classroom were learning about math with a Dr. Seuss Theme. The students were enjoying solving some problems that involved fish.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Second Grade and Quizlet

Mrs. Ardizzoni, our technology instructional specialist, showed second graders in Mrs. Keough-Lane's class how to use the website Quizlet today. This app helps students to create flashcards and other study tools. The students loved using the app as a way learn about geography.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wax Museum

The third graders did fantastic research for their Massachusetts Biography Wax Museum. I greatly enjoyed my conversations with people such as Clara Barton, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Deborah Sampson.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Poetry Party

The fourth graders had a great Poetry Party. Their poems were fantastic!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Kindergarten Registration

If you missed 2015/16 kindergarten registration, you can still register your child from February 23rd to February 27th.  Registration will be held at the Student Information Office, Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street from 8:00am - 12:00pm and on February 26th from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Please be sure to bring your child's original birth certificate, two proofs of residency, health and immunization records.

Thank you!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tech Savvy Parenting Night: STEM

by Dennis Villano

The BPS EdTech Team is excited to announce our next Tech Savvy Parenting night, “Branching Out with STEM.” This is the third installment of our Digital Bootcamp Series and this time our focus is on STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.

Members of the BPS EdTech Team, along with BHS Help Desk students, will provide parents and their children with information about the current state and future trends of STEM, including opportunities for young women. Parents will receive an overview of the K-12 STEM curriculum offered in Burlington and learn about potential college majors and STEM related career paths. We will also provide a list of FREE resources designed to keep children of all ages engaged in STEM activities year round. The evening will conclude with hands-on Hour of Code activities for the entire family. Parents and students will select from a variety of free coding tutorials and explore the basics of computer programming with support from the BPS EdTech Team and BHS Help Desk students. This fun and educational event is one you don’t want to miss!
Please register to attend by completing the registration form below. We look forward to seeing the whole family on Monday, March 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Any questions about this event may directed to BPS Mobile Learning Coach Jenn Scheffer at
Registration Form: Click here.