8:00am 1st Bell – Teachers need to pick up their classes
8:05am 2nd Bell – Tardy bell – classes begin
11:00-11:25 Grades 1 & 2 – Eat
11:25-11:45 Grades 1 & 2 – Recess
(11:00-11:45 Grades 1 & 2 Teachers lunch)
11:30-11:55 Grades 3, 4 & 5 – Eat
11:55-12:15 Grades 3, 4 & 5 – Recess
(11:30-12:15 Grades 3, 4 & 5 Teachers lunch)
12:00-12:25 TK & Kindergarten – Eat
12:25-12:45 TK & Kindergarten – Recess
(12:00-12:45 TK & Kindergarten Teachers lunch)
11:45 Classes resume for Grades 1 & 2
12:15 Classes resume for Grades 3, 4 & 5
12:45 Classes resume for TK & Kindergarten
3:15 Dismissal bell
Student line up:
Plaza Doors: 3rd Grade, Posey & Jakab
5th Grade Doors: 5th Grade & Martin
Playground Doors: 1st & 2nd
Nadine Doors: 4th Grade
Tube Doors: Williams, Emery & Fox
ATTENDANCE LINE: 248-837-8630 Please call 24/7 to report an illness, family day or other absence. You are free to let the teacher know, but please call the attendance line as well.
LATE FOR SCHOOL? Make sure your student stops in the office to “Sign in” and pick up a ‘Tardy Pass’ to give to their teacher.
VACATIONS: There are a number of breaks scheduled throughout the school year. Please make every effort to vacation during these times.
LOST & FOUND: Be sure to label lunch bags, back packs, all clothing, water bottles etc. Check the LOST & FOUND located outside of the Media Center for missing items. Items are donated before most major breaks.
Lunch at Burton - Cost
Full price lunch $2.90
Extra Pizza Slice $1.75
Reduced price* lunch $.40
ala cart Milk $.65
11-11:25am - Grades 1 & 2 - Eat
11:25-11:45 Grades 1 & 2 - Recess
11:30-11:55 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 -Eat
11:55 - 12:15 Grades 3, 4 & 5 -Recess
12:00-12:25 TK & Kindergarten - Eat
12:25-12:45 TK & Kindergarten - Recess
For detailed lunch information, please visit the Berkley Schools Food Services website at the link below. You will find complete information regarding food service payments and the Free & Reduced Lunch Program.
3rd Grade Reading Law - What you need to know
In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed the Third Grade Reading Law in an effort to ensure that students exit 3rd grade reading at or above grade level. The law will impact the 2017/2018 transitional kindergarten (TK), kindergarten, and 1st grade students by the time they are in 3rd grade. In accordance with this law, we will continue to conduct reading assessments with TK – 3rd grade students. These assessments will identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs.
Visit the District's Curriculum page to see a letter from Scott Francis, Director of Curriculum, Technology, Assessment and Grants, DIBELS facts for parents, a Parent Guide to Public Act 306 and the District's Read at Home Plan for Student Success.
Message from Ms. Krehbiel
- Burton is in a good place because of the assessments we have been using and the interventions and procedures that we have had in place for many years now.
- A District 3rd Grade Reading Law committee has been formed to ensure that we comply with the law while continuing to do what is best for children. This committee will also play a large role in determining how our individual Reading Plans are developed, for those students who need them.
- We will continue to use Fountas & Pinnell as our diagnostic reading assessment.
- DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) will be used as a screener assessment, three times per year, to help us determine which students are in need of additional support in reading. This will be done in grades TK‐3. DIBELS are a set of procedures and measurements for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.
- Our assessments are scheduled to be completed by October 24th.
- Berkley has hired an ELA coach who will be working in collaboration with teachers in all of our elementary buildings.
- All parents can look forward to reviewing a letter from Scott Francis, Director of Curriculum and Technology, explaining the law and Reading Plans. This should be arriving in the next few weeks.
- At parent –teacher conferences, on October 25th and 26th, teachers will share reading assessment results and Reading Plans.
5th Grade Camp Information
You can now make 5th grade camp payments online!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING CAMP PAYMENTS
- Log into Family Access
- If you have more than one child, be sure to click on your 5th grade student
- Click on the Fee Management tab
- Click on Add a Fee (You only have to do this one time, once the fee is added to your child’s account, you only need click on Make a Payment)
- Select (Angell, Burton, Rogers, Norup, Pattengill) Camp
- Click on the Back Button in the top right corner
- The Camp Fee will now be listed in your Fees
- Select Make a Payment
- You will be directed out of Family Access to the RevTrak site to make your payment
- Select Purchase Fees
- Add the amount of the camp payment you wish to pay in the bottom right corner.
- Select the button Add Selected to Cart next to your 5th grade student’s name
- Follow the instructions on the site to complete the payment.
Allergy & Medication Forms
Find medication forms and learn more about staying healthy on the Student Health & Medication section on the District's Parent page.
Access your child's student information, grade book, attendance, and immunization records in Family Access.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer in classrooms, chaperone field trips, and be a volunteer driver. In order to volunteer, all parents volunteering in the classroom or during school sponsored functions or field trip must complete the Volunteer Release Form, a minimum of two weeks prior to any activities. Parents driving or chapperoning a field trip must have the Volunteer Driver Form and Chaperone Responsibility Form completed in addition to the Volunteer Release Form. All forms can be found on the District Volunteer/Chaperone page.
Are you interested in being a room parent?
Here is what you can expect when selected as a Burton Room parent.
Congratulations! You have been selected to serve as a room parent for the 2018‐2019 school year. By accepting this title and position you are also agreeing to the following rules:
1. I will fill out the volunteer form for a background check through the paperless packet.
2. I will be responsible for meeting and assisting the classroom teacher with classroom events and parties, understanding that the classroom teacher’s decision is final.
3. I will be responsible for contacting classroom parents when requested by the teacher for volunteering on field trips and event days.
4. I will be responsible to help or find helpers for PTA events such as lice checks, Field Day etc.
5. I will be asked to attend PTA meetings monthly to be knowledgeable of current school information. (if there is more than one room parent the meetings can be shared)
6. I will be asked to support the membership of the PTA and make follow‐up contacts to families that did not enroll.
7. I will be asked to collect and have careful management of the party money.
8. I will need to keep private information on students and families confidential.(ie. Financial, student and family circumstances)
9. I will be respectful to teachers, staff and other parents and open to compromise between room parents
10. I will be asked to help out with the Caring and Sharing project in November/December
11. I will be asked to pass out the ordered supplies to the classroom when it arrives the first week of school or find a substitute to fulfill this obligation for me.
12. I will maintain personal integrity, protecting my name and reputation as well as that of the Burton PTA.
I understand that if I am unable to abide by this code of conduct I may be asked to resign from my room parent role. If I temporarily have a conflict and cannot fulfill my duties I will notify the room parent chairman and work out a plan ensuring the work gets accomplished.
We thank you in advance for your time and commitment. We could not have a successful year without your dedication and participation. Room parents are the best and make our school run smoothly. We wish you a wonderful year.
Sincerely, Maribeth Krehbiel, Principal
I have read and understand all the duties I am responsible for during the 2018‐2019 school year.
Signature Printed Name Teacher
MI law has required all students to be up-to-date with required immunizations ON or BEFORE the first day of school, 9/4/18. Your student may be excluded if they are not up-to-date.
All medical waivers must come from your child’s physician. Any religious or philosophical waivers will be issued by the Oakland County Health Department after parents have attended an educational session given by the local health department.
Schools are no longer able to issue waivers.
You may schedule an appointment for waiver Education online at www.oakgov.com/health or phone the Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533. Appointments are limited and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your appointment early!
For more information visit the Oakland County Health site.
Burton is Nut Sensitive
Burton School is “nut sensitive” school. For the health and well-being of our children we are asking that NO NUT products be sent to school as snacks or in lunches. It is going to take some fortitude to look at labels and make sure anything nut related is left at home. You will notice the signs outside the classroom doors will be gone and the whole school will remain as nut free as we can make it.
My child will only eat peanut butter and jelly…
A: You can introduce sun butter or wow butter instead. You can try new lunch box items and allow the child to help make those decisions
I forgot and packed a nut related item…
A: Your child will be offered a separate table adjacent to the other lunch tables to consume that item. We can then make sure it is thoroughly washed so no cross contamination will occur. If you child does not want to change seats they can always bring that item home and go through the lunch line to get a “Cool Kids” lunch option
My child wants to bring in a birthday treat……..
A: Please check with your child’s teacher on their classroom options. Some rooms are asking for no food treats and alternatives are available. Homemade items are discouraged because individual kitchens are not always nut free. Baked goods can be purchased from certain local bakeries that have nut free environments.
Please do not bring Slurpees instead because of our new carpet in the building.
You can relate this as part of our school policy of keeping everyone safe. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Schools of Choice
The Berkley Board of Education has approved Schools of Choice slots for the 2018-19 school year. Learn more details about the number of slots, grades and timelines on the Schools of Choice website.