School notes: Burnside ElementaryActivities are Burnside Elementary School
Burnside is pleased to have Muriel Henderson join us as a new foster grandparent. Both she and existing foster grandparent Dennis Sheen provide reading and math support for our students. They are part of the National Senior Service Corps.
No school on Nov. 12.
Conferences will be Nov. 16 and Nov. 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. School will be dismissing at 1:30 p.m. on those days. Conference slips will be sent home in student backpacks Nov. 8.
The Elementary Advisory Council is sponsoring a visit by the children’s book author Patricia Bauer and her husband, David Geister, to Burnside on Nov. 11. Children have been learning about them in computer class and at school library as well as through morning messages written by our principal.
Civil War display
The display case in the school lobby is devoted to Civil War items in preparation for the author visit and the book “B is for Battle Cry.” These items were loaned to us from members of the 2nd Minnesota Battery of Light Artillery, a re-enactment group. The public is welcome to view the items.
Third-grade concert of patriotic music will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Burnside gym. There is also a 12 p.m. open rehearsal which families are invited to attend if they wish.
The Burnside/Sunnyside schools recently sent in $1,303.50 worth of box tops to General Mills. The students are also collecting Kemps, Land ‘O Lakes and Moola milk caps, Moola strips, Econo Foods receipts and Our Family UPC labels. This money is used to help fund extra activities to enhance learning for the students.
Carol Schwartau’s second-grade class is discussing the similarities and differences of habitats.
Neil Lahammer’s class began their study of the Earth, moon, and sun this week for Science. Students will learn about what illuminates the moon and why you can’t always see all of it. Students will learn the moon phases and keep track of them in a log.
The eight classes of fourth graders celebrated Halloween on Friday with a variety of activities such as bowling with pumpkins, bingo, burlap back-sticking, guessing/ counting games, globe making, reading with second-grade buddies, watching a Halloween movie and listening to music. They ate a variety of nutritious treats.