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First Day of School is Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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




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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




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The building is designed to maximize natural daylighting into classrooms, while minimizing glare and solar heat gain. Windows and clerestories bring in abundant north light, while on the south, deep overhangs and fixed sunshades screen classrooms from direct light. Located in the coastal climate, the building optimizes mechanically assisted natural ventilation for cooling, eliminating the need for air conditioning. Upper level classrooms and hallways have venting skylights and clerestories to exhaust warm air, using stack effect cooling. The building uses 35 percent less energy than allowed by Title 24.

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Posted by: Tim Ryan
Published: 10/24/16




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This summer I had the chance to attend a concert where “The Sun Kings” were playing outdoors.  For those of you who have never heard of The Sun Kings, they are the best “Tribute Band” for the former Beatles.  They are amazing and especially when they are backed up by a full symphony orchestra playing all the original George Martin arrangements.   They don’t dress up like the Beatles or try to imitate them but rather, play their music and sing their songs as true to their memory.  As I closed my eyes and tried to envision George, John, Paul and Ringo (and yes in that order) there were several songs that had particular meaning for the world we live in today:

 

“All You Need is Love” could easily be our motto for the year.   Living in a loving family and in a kind world does wonders for the development of children.  “Let It Be” tells us to let go of the things we cannot change but instead work to make a happier and more peaceful world a reality.   “Here Comes the Sun” is a song that rejoices the coming of spring or new beginnings.  Each year we have the opportunity to start anew and the vision of a sunny beginning inspires us all!  Finally, “With a Little Help From My Friends” brings it home for us in Burlingame.  Without you, our families, community, and friends, we would not be celebrating another wonderful year in the Burlingame Schools!

 

Facilities Update

Summer has been a busy time for BSD Facilities and Maintenance crews.  All of our schools had energy efficiency project work done this summer.  New windows were installed at Roosevelt and Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS).   Washington School was painted and site improvements were made at Roosevelt, Franklin and BIS.  Check out the new playground striping at Franklin and new gates at BIS!

We are also very pleased to announce the opening of Hoover School and the new building at BIS for the 2016-2017 school year!

 

BCE News

“We are BCE” and we are extremely proud and thankful to the community for the $1.9 million dollar grant we will receive for the 2016-2017 school year.  The “Big Check” will be presented at the annual Burlingame Spirit Run on Monday, September 5, 2016.  The BCE grant provides an enriched program that includes the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), professional development for teachers in science and math, Second Step a social and emotional learning program, instructional aides for grades 4 and 5 to support differentiation of instruction and new for this year, an additional noon supervisor for each of the elementary schools.   We are currently posting for these positions and will be interviewing over the next several weeks.  If you know of anyone who is interested please contact Vikki Ouye, Human Resources Specialist at vouye@burlingameschools.org.

 

 

Hiring Update for BSD

Good News!  Early last spring the District proactively researched ways to attract and hire quality teachers.  Teachers with math, science, Spanish bilingual, special education and foreign language credentials are difficult to find.   The Burlingame School District devised a plan to offer a signing bonus to teachers who have credentials in high demand.  The District also partnered with the Association (BEA) to give additional years of credit to experienced teachers so BSD would be more competitive offering positions to veteran teachers.   District Staff attended multiple job fairs last year in anticipation of hiring needs.  We selected and interviewed a pool of candidates for elementary and middle school positions and had a majority of the teachers we needed for the 2016-2017 school year hired by the start of June.  We only have one vacancy we were unable to fill.  Ari Brown, our middle school music teacher moved out of the area.  Kyoko Yamamoto enthusiastically took his position at the middle school.   We are currently looking for a part-time elementary music teacher.  The District and music team are looking for a quality candidate that will work well with our students, staff and families.  In the meantime, we are starting off the year with an innovative schedule that will allow all students to receive the appropriate music and band classes (albeit organized differently) until we fill the position with the right person.

 

Press Release from the San Mateo County Office of Education: School District Water Testing in San Mateo County

On Friday, August 19, 2016, the San Mateo County Office of Education will send a press release to the community regarding water quality.  The Burlingame School District had all of our schools tested last year (with the exception of Hoover).  Aqua Chemists, a water testing company located in San Jose, took first-draw samples from our schools in spring 2016.  All of our schools were found to have safe drinking water.   Hoover will be tested this year once it is up and running.  If you have any questions please contact Tim Ryan, Director of Facilities at tryan@burlingameschools.org.

 

We are very happy to welcome our students and families back for another great school year.  We look forward to “Challenging the Leaders, Thinkers and Creators of the tomorrow.” 

 

Very Truly Yours,

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Maggie

BSD Superintendent

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Posted by: Kirsten Diktakis
Published: 8/22/16