Forms & Letters
Dear Parents of Fifth Graders,
In less than two months, our fifth graders will be leaving Burr and moving onto middle school. Many events are in the works to celebrate this memorable time in their lives. Please return form by Friday, May 10 along with $25 (payable via PayPal, check made out to Burr Elementary School PTA or cash) to help offset the cost of these activities. Please label envelopes “5th Grade Activities Fee” and include your child’s name and class. Scholarships are available and anonymous. Please contact Mr. Bluestein at for more information.
Art and Service Project
Chair: Jennifer Covino
Each year, the 5th grade class completes a service project and an art project. This year, we have chosen to combine those endeavors and participate in the Kindness Rocks Project, a national initiative to lift others up through simple acts of kindness. Students students painted two rocks with a simple inspirational message, one to be "hidden" in the community for others to find and one to be part of a permanent display in the atrium as a gift from the 5th grade class.
Chair: Kyra Dwyer
The slideshow will be shown during the moving upceremony and also distributed for all parents to download if they wish. Please send a baby photo and a current 5th grade photo of your child to Kyra Dwyer no later than Friday, May 4. Also, please continue send any photos of your child and classmates taken at school-related events during fifth grade AND throughout their years at Burr to email@example.com.
Fifth Grade Field Day -- June 11th at the Lakewood Y in Trumbull
Chairs: Brenda Coyne and Melissa Schachter
5th grade field day is an annual tradition separate from the school-wide field day. During this event, the 5th graders will go off-site to the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA for a day of fun, games and swimming with their classmates. Parent volunteers will be needed to help chaperoneand coordinate food items for this event. Stay tuned for for more information and permission slip.
Moving Up Ceremony -- June 12th at 1:30
Chairs: Kyra Dwyer (slideshow),Edel Keane (food),Danielle Meskin (decorations), Jenn O’Connor (programs and certificates)
The fifth graders and their families are invited to the moving up ceremonyduring which the students will receive their certificates and the class slideshowwill be shown. Light refreshments willalso be provided. The committee chairs will be looking for help with food and decorations as the event gets closer. Mr. Bluestein will be sending an additional letter with information including tickets and dress code.
End of Year Party and Pizza Lunch
The last day of school there is a 5th grade pizza lunch and grade-wide end of year party.
Dates to Remember
May 15th at 10am -- Principal's Coffee on transitioning to Middles School. Staff members of TMS will be there.
May 22nd at 7pm -- Spring Concert
May 29th 9:30 -11:30am -- Tomlinson Middle School Student Orientation. Bring a bagged breakfast or buy!
May 29th at 6:30pm -- Tomlinson Middle School Parent Orientation
June 11th -- 5th Grade Off-Site Field Day, Trumbull-Lakewood YMCA
June 12th at 1:30pm -- Moving up Ceremony
June 14th -- Fifth Grade Lunch & last day of school
1960 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone (203) 255-7385 Absentee number (203) 255-7387
Burr Elementary School PTA