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BSD Students Celebrate Ability Awareness Week with “Stand in the Light”

To further celebrate Ability Awareness, students across the district learned the melody and lyrics to Stand in the Light, popularized by Jordan Smith. With its message of respect and acceptance of the unique nature and abilities of each and every one of us, it made for an uplifting experience. Connecting to this week’s theme that "Every Child Needs a Champion", teachers are invited to discuss the words to the song as a backdrop of what it means to be seen as uniquely you and to be accepted for who you are in everyday life.

Enjoy the message and the music in this montage video produced by KBIS students (with special thanks to John Collaros, Carol Prater, BSD Choir accompanists, David Griffin, Kristi Birrell and the KBIS student team).

Stand In The Light

Jordan Smith

Stand in the light and be seen as we are...

 

Didn't I tell you I hear what you say

Never look back as you're walking away

Carry the music, the memories and keep them inside you...

 

Laugh every day

Don't stop those tears from falling down

 

This is who I am inside

This is who I am, I'm not gonna hide

Cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far

To stand in the light and be seen as we are

So stand in the light and be seen as we are

 

With courage and kindness, hold on to your faith

You get what you give and it's never too late

To reach for the branch and climb up, leaving sadness behind you...

 

Fight hard for love

We can never give enough

 

This is who I am inside

This is who I am, I'm not gonna hide

Cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far

To stand in the light and be seen as we are

So stand in the light and be seen as we are

 

Riding the storms that come raging toward us, we dive

Holding our breath as we break through the surface

With arms open wide, with arms open wide

 

This is who I am inside

This is who I am, I'm not gonna hide

Cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far

To stand in the light and be seen as we are

So stand in the light and be seen as we are

 

Songwriters: Lauren Christy / Stephen Moccio

Stand In The Light lyrics © Reservoir Media Management, Inc.

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Posted by: Bruce Duncan
Published: 10/13/17




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Burlingame School District is celebrating the diverse abilities of all children, of all people through Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week 2017.

“Start the Conversation” bracelets (distributed to Grade 4-8 students across all BSD school sites) will invite and encourage open discussion of ability topics.  

Through various experiential activities, BSD students will be able to increase their awareness and understanding of the wide range of diverse abilities possessed by people in our community and the world. In doing so, they will also have the opportunity to cultivate greater empathy for the challenges faced by others and their experiences of living and learning.

Inspired by Rita F. Pierson, a 40-year educator passionate about connecting with every single one of her students, the theme for this year’s Ability Awareness and Tolerance Week is “Every Child Needs a Champion!”

Every child deserves a champion – a [person] who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. – Rita F. Pierson

Being a “C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N” for others can involve taking actions and extending ourselves in ways that acknowledge and embrace the unique qualities and diverse abilities of others, assisting them to grow and become their greatest possible self.

 

The 2017 Ability Awareness and Tolerance Pledge:

 

I pledge to be a CHAMPION:

Communicate

Help

Advocate

Mentor

Protect

Inspire

Offer support

Nurture

 

BSD students will have opportunities this week to explore this pledge and respond to its message through their own actions.

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Posted by: Bruce Duncan
Published: 10/11/17




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This week, the California Assessment for Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP) student score reports from Spring 2017 will be mailed home.  Here are additional resources for understanding CAASPP testing and your child's scores.  If you have not received your student's score reports by 9/22, please contact your student's principal.

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Posted by: Erika McCrea
Published: 9/11/17




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First Day of School is Wednesday, August 23, 2017


                   Returning Student                

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Posted by: Gigi Costa
Published: 7/24/17




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Join us in appreciating our Classified Staff during Classified School Employees Appreciation Week, May 22-26!


 

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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 5/22/17




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The District will be holding a Parcel Tax Review Committee meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office located at 1825 Trousdale Drive.

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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 5/17/17




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BSD will hold a public hearing on the District's 2017-2018 Budget on May 23, 2017. Please click here for more information.

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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 5/9/17




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BSD will conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed LCAP for 2016-2017 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office. Please click here for the notice.

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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 5/8/17




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Congratulations to Olivia Lau, a student from Franklin Elementary for placing 3rd in the Lion's Club Spelling Bee on May 2, 2017.

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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 5/5/17




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Congratulations to Milo Evans, a 5th grader at McKinley Elementary for placing 2nd in the Lion's Club Spelling Bee on May 2, 2017

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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 5/3/17




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Join us in celebrating all our wonderful teachers this week during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1-5!


 

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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 5/1/17




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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 2/15/17




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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 1/24/17




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Dear Burlingame Community,
 
Thanksgiving in our country is a time for celebrating who we are and what we are grateful for.   It is a time for our families and communities to come together and celebrate all the good in life. Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved in Giving Tuesday is in your own community. Our educational foundation, BCE is a perfect match for giving to support school programs, teacher professional development, and student enrichment in the Burlingame Schools. 

 
The BSD School Board, Superintendent and Administrative Team wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Best,  
Maggie MacIsaac, BSD Superintendent
 

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
-- Lao Tzu
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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 11/22/16