Parent Information

2019 -2020 School Supplies

2019-2020 School Supply Lists

Below are the list for school supplies for each teacher. 

Note that grades 1-5 are available for order online (if you choose) and will be delivered directly to school.

To order online: 

1. Visit the Educational Products website
2.  Enter the School ID: BUR204

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten (K/TK not available for online ordering)

PDF DocumentMrs. Chmiel
PDF DocumentMrs. Fox
PDF DocumentMrs. Jakab
PDF DocumentMrs. Martin
PDF DocumentMiss Posey

1st Grade
PDF DocumentMs. Huffer
PDF DocumentMrs. Ternus
PDF DocumentNew Teacher - TBD
PDF DocumentMs. Williams

2nd Grade
PDF DocumentMrs. Brzezinski
PDF DocumentMrs. Edge
PDF DocumentMrs. Henry

3rd Grade
PDF DocumentMrs. Keller
PDF DocumentMrs. McVean
PDF DocumentMrs. Murphy

4th Grade
PDF DocumentMrs. Burton and Mrs. Galdes
PDF DocumentMrs. Grabowski

5th Grade
PDF DocumentMrs. Koretz
PDF DocumentMrs. Lawrin
PDF DocumentMrs. Rentrop and Mr. Keegan

2019-2020 Schedule and Line up Doors

8:00am            1st Bell – Teachers need to pick up their classes
8:05am            2nd Bell – Tardy bell – classes begin

First Lunch
11:00-11:25    Grades 2 & 3 – Eat
11:25-11:45    Grades 2 & 3 – Recess
(11:00-11:45 Grades 2 & 3 Teachers lunch)

Second Lunch
11:30-11:55    Grades 4 & 5 – Eat
11:55-12:15    Grades 4 & 5 – Recess
(11:30-12:15 Grades 4 & 5 Teachers lunch)

Third Lunch
12:00-12:25    TK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade – Eat
12:25-12:45    TK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade – Recess
(12:00-12:45 TK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teachers lunch)   

11:45               Classes resume for Grades 2 & 3
12:15               Classes resume for Grades 4 & 5
12:45               Classes resume for TK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

3:15                Dismissal bell

Student line up:
Plaza Doors:           3rd Grade, Posey & Jakab
5th Grade Doors:     5th Grade, Martin and Special Ed Bus/Car Drop Off
Playground Doors:  1st & 2nd 
Nadine Doors:         4th Grade
Tube Doors:            Chmiel & 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.


2019-2020 Picture Day

Picture day is on August 28, 2019.

The online prepay code will not be available until after July 31st, 2019 to place orders.
Starting July 31st, orders can be placed on the Kaiser website. Prepay Code is: Burton2019

If you wish to purchase pictures by sending in cash or a check please send it in along with the order form on picture day. Pre-printed order envelopes will not be distributed.

Lunch Cost and Times

Lunch at Burton - Cost

Full price lunch $2.95
Extra Pizza Slice $1.75
Reduced price* lunch $.40
ala cart Milk $.65

PDF DocumentAugust Menu
PDF DocumentSeptember Menu
PDF DocumentExtra Pizza Slice
PDF DocumentLunchroom Rules
External LinkOnline Lunch Accounts

Lunch Times

First Lunch
11:00-11:25    Grades 2 & 3 – Eat
11:25-11:45    Grades 2 & 3 – Recess

Second Lunch
11:30-11:55    Grades 4 & 5 – Eat
11:55-12:15    Grades 4 & 5 – Recess

Third Lunch
12:00-12:25    TK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade – Eat
12:25-12:45    TK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade – 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.

External LinkBerkley Schools Food Services Website

Read by Grade Three Law

Read by Grade Three Law - What you need to know

In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed the Read by Grade Three 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, NWEA, and PELI facts for parents, a Parent Guide to Public Act 306 and the District's Read at Home Plan for Student Success.


Health Information & Medication Forms

Visit the Student Health & Medication section on the District's Parent page to learn more about immunization requirements, common illnesses, important medication forms and using medication at school, allergy response plans and tips on staying healthy.

Health Reminders

I need to stay home if...

I have a Fever I am Vomiting I have Diarrhea I have a Rash I have Lice I have an Eye Infection I  have been to the Hospital
Temperature of 100 F or higher Within the last 24 hours Within the last 24 hours Undianosed itchy rash Evidence of live lice or nits Redness, itching and/or crusy drainage Hospital stay or ER visit

I am ready to come back to school when...

Fever Vomiting  Diarrhea Rash Lice Eye Infection Hospital Visit
Fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication. Vomiting free for 24 hours. Free from dirrhea for at least 24 hours. Free from rash or have been evaluated by a doctor and have been cleared to return to school. Please provide doctor's note. Treated with appropriate lice treatment. Evaluated by a doctor and clearned to return to school. Please provide doctor's note. Released by medical provider to return to school. Please provide doctor's note.


Parent Portal

Access your child's student information, grade book, attendance, and immunization records in Parent Portal. 


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.

Room Parent Code of Conduct

Thank you to all Burton Room Parents! 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. 

All Room Parents follow the following rules as they support the classroom and help organize events.

  1. I will fill out the volunteer form for a background check.
  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. 

Nut Allergies

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.

What if……
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.

PDF DocumentNut Free Snacks

Schools of Choice

The Berkley Board of Education has approved Schools of Choice slots for the 2019-20 school year. Learn more details about the number of slots, grades and timelines on the Schools of Choice Website