1960 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone (203) 255-7385 Absentee number (203) 255-7387
Burr Elementary School PTA
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This is an exciting year for our not-so little ones and we have a lot of fun ahead. Jen Covino and Jodi Berman will be the 5th Grade Activities chairs along with a great group of volunteers to help coordinate the activities. We could always use more help so if you are interested in helping, please let us know. Below is a brief outline of what is in the works for the year. We will share the details as we get closer to each activity and as they become available. We will be collecting an activity fee and possibly doing some small fundraisers to make these activities possible. Scholarships are available. Please feel free to reach out to Jodi or Jen if you have any questions.
5th Grade Class T-Shirt
Each year, the 5th grade students have a class t-shirt to wear to various events and to have as a keepsake. The order form was backpacked but a link to the form can also be found here. Please return the form and payment by 11/9!
Art and Service Project
Each year, the 5th grade class completes a service project and an art project. This year, we have chosen to combine those projects and participate in the Kindness Rocks Project, which is a national initiative to cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness. Students will paint 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. This project will start this fall. Stay tuned...
As an extension of the kindness theme and as a memorable gift to the school, we will be presenting a Buddy Bench for the playground. A Buddy Bench is a safe place for students to sit when they need a "buddy" to play with. When a student sits on the bench, classmates can approach the child and invite him/her to join in an activity. We will either purchase a new bench or retrofit a current bench to designate it a "Buddy Bench" and include a plaque indicating it is a gift from the class.
Fifth Grade Field Day
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 for a day of fun and games with their classmates. The location and date is TBD.
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.
Moving Up Ceremony
The Moving Up Ceremony is special day for our children. This ceremony is largely planned and executed by our committee. There will be a slideshow documenting the kids' elementary experience. Be on the look out for photo requests!