FoodPrints survey - Message below from Mr. Jack

Tue, May 24 5:54pm

Dear Burroughs Families,   FRESHFARM, the non-profit that operates the FoodPrints program, is in the midst of strategic planning and we're seeking feedback from key stakeholders.    I am writing to as ... [More]

Nominations for PTO Executive Committee!

Tue, May 24 9:00am

Greetings, JBES PTO members!   Would you like to be more involved in the PTO in the next school year? We need you! We're looking for self-nominations for several openings on the PTO Executive Committe ... [More]

Seeking Chat and Chew presenters

Wed, Apr 27 9:16am

Ms. Henderson, Burroughs' amazing school social worker, asked me to share this message.   Greetings parents!  JBES would like to sincerely thank each of you for your role in making Burroughs a wonderf ... [More]

We need volunteers!

Fri, Mar 25 4:45pm

Hi,  JBES PTO Members! We are looking for volunteers for several upcoming events. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2 - 6, and a school uniform swap is in the works for the summer. Click here if you ca ... [More]

Help advocate for FoodPrints!

Wed, Feb 16 5:31pm

The FoodPrints organization uses the month of February to advocate for the program because of the mayor's upcoming budget. One of the FoodPrints teachers at Burroughs, Mr. Ewart, has asked us to reach ... [More]

How to set up Paypal or AmazonSmile donations to JBES PTO

Fri, Jan 28 2:44pm

Hi, all, Attached is a PDF prepared by the Fundraising Committee for last night's meeting--in addition to highlighting some of the upcoming fundraising events, it also describes how to set up Paypal d ... [More]

Seeking parent volunteers for upcoming Open Houses!

Mon, Jan 3 7:28pm

Happy New Year! The PTO Executive Committee is looking for parent volunteers for upcoming virtual and in-person JBES Open Houses. During these events, volunteers will share their experiences at JBES w ... [More]

STEM Expo thank you

Thu, Dec 23 7:53am

Thank you JBES PTO for supporting our recent STEM EXPO and contributing toward its success. The students absolutely loved it! They loved the Mad Scientist Show and the STEM Activity Stations. In the w ... [More]

End of School Year, Grab&Go Meals, and Census

Mon, Apr 20 5:27pm

Dear JBES Families:   Last Friday, Chancellor Ferebee announced that Friday, May 29th is the last day of school.  We will continue remote learning until then.  We can expect more information from DCPS ... [More]

Team Up with Burroughs on Food Waste

Tue, Apr 14 2:18pm

Welcome to Week 1!   Wow! Welcome teams from across country! We have more than 30 team leaders representing more than 80 households and more than 300 people.   Let's Go Team Up on Food Waste @ Home! W ... [More]

PTO Sharing Information and Resources

Fri, Apr 10 4:32pm

Dear JBES families:   We made it to week 3 of distant learning.  And, the entire JBES community deserves a gold star for making this transition so quickly and with grace.    On behalf of the PTO, I wa ... [More]

Making Learning at Home Fun! Parent University Webinar

Tue, Mar 24 11:32pm

      Join us for a free Parent University Webinar! This week we were planning on wrapping up our Parent University Series at Brookland. In light of social distancing, we are taking our workshop to Zo ... [More]

#FITDC kids! Workouts you can do at home with your kids.

Tue, Mar 24 11:18pm

Below links are workouts for your kids by FITDC:   #FITDC KIDS Episode 101   #FITDC KIDS Episode 102   #FITDC KIDS Episode 103   https://y ... [More]

Remote Leaning with Office 365 Guidance for parents and guardians

Tue, Mar 24 1:33pm

Please find the Remote Learning with Office 365 pdf

*NO* PTO Meeting this month

Wed, Mar 18 6:01pm

This month’s PTO meeting has been cancelled in the interest of social distancing to stop this virus’ spread. Stay healthy! Let us know if you need help with any resources.

DC Food Project EMERGENCY FOOD ACCESS for Covid 19

Tue, Mar 17 4:40pm

With school closures throughout the region, we know missing school can mean more than lost instructional time; it can also deprive children of critically needed nutrition. In this country, more than t ... [More]

SY20-21 Dunbar High School Feeder Fest

Wed, Jan 15 11:36am

The Village of Brookland of Traditional Public Schools

Wed, Jan 15 10:06am

When I mentioned it at our November PTO meeting, there was interest in learning more about The Village of Brookland of Traditional Public Schools. One way to think of it is a community PTO of all of t ... [More]

Woodridge Warriors Youth Organization Winter Baseball Workout Time Correction

Thu, Jan 9 9:04pm

Greetings Burroughs Family!   In reference to yesterday’s announcement regarding the Woodridge Warriors Youth Organization (WWYO) winter baseball workout, the WWYO has updated their workout schedules ... [More]

Woodridge Warriors Youth Organization Winter Baseball Workout

Wed, Jan 8 10:17pm

Greetings Burroughs Family!   My name is Coach Brandon Winder and I am one of the baseball coaches from the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball League.  Both of my sons’ Owen and Maxwell Winder attend Burro ... [More]

MindBloom Spanish Classes

Mon, Jan 6 6:56pm

Back by popular demand... MindBloom Spanish Classes. PreK-5th grade classes will begin January 13th from 3:30 -5:30pm on Monday’s and Friday’s each week. Please call Ms.Susan Banks at 202-380-9636 to register.

Kaizen Athletics

Mon, Jan 6 6:51pm

Winter 2020 Karate and Yoga classes will be offered at JBES!! PreK-2nd Grade Karate classes will begin Thursday, January 16th from 3:30-4:30pm. K-5th Grade Yoga classes will begin Tuesday, January 21s ... [More]

Why Attend PTO Meeting on Thursday?

Tue, Nov 19 6:05am

Come participate in a FoodPrints class demonstration. Parents have been asking what is FoodPrints? What are my children cooking and eating in class?  This month’s PTO meeting offers parents an opportu ... [More]


Mon, Nov 18 4:21pm

A message from The STEM committee: Have you been thinking about the Science Fair?  If not, it's time to start planning!  You and your child should be thinking and talking about what they may want to i ... [More]

LAST CHANCE! Shirt sale closes tomorrow (10/31)

Wed, Oct 30 10:46am

Our Fall 2019 shirt sale closes tomorrow (10/31). We do not keep any of these products in stock (except for the white T-shirts and our inventory of those is running low) so this is the only way to buy ... [More]

DCPS SY20-21 First Day of School and Register for the DCPS Public Budget Hearing

Fri, Oct 25 11:14am

    Communications and Engagement Office    CEO NEWS TO KNOW     The Office of Family and Public Engagement is now the Communications and Engagement Office (CEO). Get in touch with us by emailing, ceo ... [More]

School Transportation Survey

Mon, Oct 21 1:52pm

Dear DCPS Families, There is still time to take the survey about how students in your household travel to school. You can take the survey here on a phone, tablet, or computer. It should only take abou ... [More]

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT: Hoodies, long sleeved shirts, and t-shirts

Wed, Oct 16 1:19pm

For a limited time only: Our online shirt sale is open!  More styles! (long sleeved, hoodie) More sizes! (YXS-XXXXL) More colors! (gray) Buy NOW before the sale ends 10/31. ... [More]

DCPS Public Budget Hearing

Tue, Oct 8 1:51pm

DCPS Public Budget Hearing       The DCPS Public Budget Hearing will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 6-8pm at Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002. Tes ... [More]

DCPS Parent Curriculum Guides

Tue, Oct 8 1:49pm

DCPS Parent Curriculum Guides       The DCPS Parent Curriculum Guides are now available online for School Year 2019-20! Parent Curriculum Guides are grade-specific guides that give families the tools ... [More]

Parent University: Workshops for families / Talleres para Familias

Mon, Oct 7 7:44am

      Workshops for DCPS Families   Hay información en Español también Dear DCPS Families, We are pleased to announce the launch of DCPS Parent University! Parent University is a five-session workshop ... [More]

Grants and Funding

Mon, Sep 30 1:26pm

Grants and Funding   Whole Kid Foundation Grants Garden Grant Program - Grant Applications Open Sept 1 - Oct 15 Salad Bar Grant Bee Grant - Grant Applications Open Sept 1 - Oct 15 Get Schools Cooking ... [More]

DonorsChoose and AdoptAClassroom

Wed, Sep 25 10:22pm

Please support your JBES’ Teachers on DonorsChoose and AdoptAClassroom   Tell your friends and family about our wonderful teachers   The following teachers have fundraising campaigns on DonorsChoose a ... [More]

FoodPrints Schedule: September '19 through January '20

Sat, Sep 21 8:51am

At Burroughs we are very fortunate to have FRESHFARM FoodPrints, a gardening, cooking, and nutrition education program that brings science, math and social studies to life. Please see the attached cal ... [More]

JBES Back to School T-Shirt Sale

Tue, Sep 3 10:14pm

Get your Official JBES T-shirt for your Friday Outfit   Date: September 4, 2019    Time: 4pm-6pm Where: Outside of the Multi-purpose room Cost: $15 each or 3 for $40   Sponsored by JBES PTO  

Adopt My School Sweepstakes

Wed, Aug 14 5:02pm  

Back 2 School Extravagaza: Saturday August 10th

Mon, Aug 5 9:44am

Please see attachment more information:   Time: 11am-3pm Where: The field beside John Burroughs Elementary  

Maryland Tax-Free Week Aug 11-17

Mon, Jul 29 11:02am

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per i ... [More]

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Aug 2-4

Mon, Jul 29 10:57am

When is it? August 2-4, 2019. The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm.  What is it?  During the sales tax holiday, you can b ... [More]

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education: EdScape Beta

Sun, Jul 14 8:49am

EdScape Beta, short for “education landscape,” is a comprehensive set of interactive visualizations and downloadable datasets on topics essential to inform and coordinate the opening and siting of pro ... [More]

The SPARK Tech Program application: K-12 DC Residents

Thu, Jul 11 9:34am

  The SPARK application is now available Please submit the application by Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 p.m. No applications will be considered if submitted after July 15.    All appl ... [More]

DCPS Summer Reading and Experiences List

Sat, Jul 6 10:29am

The DCPS English Language Arts (ELA) team has compiled texts and experiences for elementary and secondary grade levels to use during the summer that are aligned to the ELA curriculum. The lists are de ... [More]

Summer Opportunities at DCPS!

Thu, Jul 4 2:39pm

  Please see below for resources and opportunities to engage this summer.     Parent Resources for Summer Reading The DCPS English Language Arts (ELA) team has compiled texts and experiences for eleme ... [More]

New Executive Officers

Fri, May 24 7:45am

Our new PTO Executive Committee Members are: Vice President: Pyrrha Hallums Treasurer: Audrey Reese At-Large Director, Parent (PK3-2): TaYaundra Wood At-Large Director, Parent (3-5): Clover Barnes We ... [More]

Litter Clean May 24 2019 @ 3-4:30pm

Thu, May 23 11:23pm

Please read the attachment!

Summer Breeze Wine-tasting -- JBES Fundraiser

Wed, May 22 12:22pm

Hello,   Our PTO is hosting its last fundraiser of the year, Summer Breeze Wine Tasting, on June 4th!  See flyer for details below and click to purchase a ticket/make a donation.  Hope you can attend. ... [More]

6/3 DCPS School Food Advisory Board Meeting

Wed, May 22 11:43am

Este correo está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS School Food Advisory Board, We're only a few weeks out from the last meeting of the year: Monday, June 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 at Rooseve ... [More]

PTO Meeting May 16 @ 6:00pm

Tue, May 14 9:19pm

Join Us! Thursday, May 16th  @6pm JOHN BURROUGHS PTO invites you to serve on our 2019-2020 Executive Board! OPEN Positions are Vice President (1), Lower (1) and Upper (1) Parent Representative. There ... [More]

PTO 2019-2020 Executive Board Election

Tue, May 14 9:17am

JOHN BURROUGHS PTO invites you to serve on our 2019-2020 Executive Board! OPEN Positions are Vice President (1), Lower (1) and Upper (1) Parent Representative. There are committee chair positions such ... [More]

School Year 2019-2020 Parent and Community Advisory Boards Applications Now Open!

Mon, May 13 12:08pm

  Calling All DCPS Parents and Community Members: Parent and Community Advisory Boards Applications Now Open!  DC Public Schools (DCPS) Leadership is looking for parents and community members to serve ... [More]

Sign-Up for DCPS Dialogues with Chancellor Ferebee

Wed, May 8 2:32pm

DCPS Dialogues with Chancellor Ferebee! Greeting DCPS Stakeholders! After months of connecting with stakeholders across all eight wards through a series of “Ferebee Friday” events, Chancellor Ferebee ... [More]

Apologies for mix-up

Thu, May 2 2:19pm

I am sorry I had erroneously entered this past Tuesday as a ‘no after care’ day on our calendar. I did not realize that I had made a mistake until it was too late to issue a correction. I apologize fo ... [More]

Afterschool registration SY19-20 OPEN NOW

Wed, May 1 9:57am

Register for out of school time programs ("aftercare") online ONLY here.  (Desktop only, mobile will not work.)

After Care - 4/30

Tue, Apr 30 4:04pm

After care is open today (4-30)! We apologize for any confusion.    Thank you. 

Read-a-Thon Prizes Update

Tue, Apr 2 8:44am

Hello! Thank you again to all our participants and sponsors for a fantastic Read-a-Thon! Read-a-Thon prizes are forthcoming, I just need a preferred T-shirt size from each of our students who raised a ... [More]

TOMORROW April 2 Kindergarten Readiness

Mon, Apr 1 9:06am

Kindergarten Readiness Chat & Chew Parent Resource Room 8:15am Tuesday, April 2nd   Come meet the KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS of JBES. Hear and discuss important topics related to the transition from PreK t ... [More]

PTO meeting TONIGHT!

Thu, Mar 21 10:38am

Please join us to tonight’s meeting at 6pm in the cafeteria! All are welcome, no membership necessary. But you are also welcome to become a member! We want to hear your thoughts on what the PTO should ... [More]

End of Read-A-Thon and PTO meeting

Sat, Mar 16 10:21am

THANK YOU to all our participants, volunteers, and sponsors! Today (Sat 3/16) is our last Read-A-Thon event, 3-4:30pm at the Woodridge Neighborhood Public Library. Please join us for some reading and ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Halfway Point Winners!

Mon, Mar 11 9:30pm

Thank you to all our participants, sponsors, and volunteers who are making this Read-A-Thon a success!   As of 4:30pm on Sunday, March 10 (right after our weekend library reading session): Top Fundrai ... [More]

Spring Baseball Registration Now Open

Sun, Mar 10 9:19pm

Greetings Burroughs Family,   My name is Brandon T. Winder and I am a volunteer coach for the Senators Satchel Paige Little League (SSPLL) Baseball program and also the father of Owen and Maxwell Wind ... [More]

LAST CHANCE for after school sports/karate

Fri, Mar 8 1:11pm

Today is your last chance to sign up for after school sports and after school karate at Burroughs. We need just SIX more families to sign up so we have enough students to keep this program at our scho ... [More]

Read-a-Thon UPDATE!

Mon, Mar 4 1:32pm

Please help us spread the word and ask your friends, family, and community members for even just a $5 donation to support our PTO and help us expand our programming to support the school and your stud ... [More]

Only 3 days left to sign up for after school athletics!

Sat, Mar 2 10:28am

Register for classes at    This is available for kids who are in aftercare at JBES and for those who are not in aftercare. We need at least 10 students to hold ... [More]


Thu, Feb 28 11:33am

Read-a-Thon starts tonight at Family Literacy Night! Please note the corrected start time: 5:30-7pm. The attached is a digital version (with the corrected time) of the instruction sheet your students ... [More]

Time to register for MindBloom! (After School Spanish immersion)

Tue, Feb 26 7:34am

For families who have not already registered for March after school language classes, registration for MindBloom after school language programming is open and can be found at http://www.mindbloompresc ... [More]

Newsletter; Read-a-Thon starts THIS week!

Mon, Feb 25 2:53pm

The February newsletter is out! Please see the attachment.   Our annual Read-a-Thon starts this week on Thursday, February 28th at the school's Literacy Night, which runs 5-7pm. The Read-a-Thon will r ... [More]

Do you like books? We love books!

Thu, Feb 21 10:51pm

Hello! We hope you are enjoying your Mid-Winter Break! There will be several great events going on after we return next week: Monday, February 25th - Tuesday, March 5th: Book Fair! Come visit the sale ... [More]

JBES 4th graders on TV!

Tue, Feb 12 10:36am

The students in Ms. Harrod's and Ms. Fulford's 4th grade class at John Burroughs are featured on WETA through February in a segment about how the organization Art Around The Corner exposes DCPS studen ... [More]

After school programming is OPEN Tuesday 1/29/2019

Sun, Jan 27 11:13am

Due Soon! Advocacy: support FoodPrints at JBES

Thu, Jan 24 9:25am

A reminder: Please bring your letters to Ms. Nolan or Ms. Kellogg by the end of the month! Help us attain a sustainable funding source to continue with our wonderful FoodPrints program and expand it t ... [More]

After school Spanish immersion registration

Thu, Jan 24 9:23am

Forwarding message from MindBloom:   Good afternoon,   For families who have not already registered for February after school language classes, registration for MindBloom after school language program ... [More]

Student days off; Register on Tuesday for Mid-Winter Break Camp (2/19-2/22) at DPR

Sat, Jan 19 7:06pm

As a reminder, students are not in school this Monday-Wednesday, January 21-23, 2019.   Students will also not be in school on: Tuesday-Friday, February 19-22, 2019, for Mid-Winter Break (Monday, Febr ... [More]

Tuesday: Aftercare!, Friday: No Aftercare

Mon, Dec 17 9:48am

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Afterschool is open! Per the Parent Handbook there is no staff meeting for December.   There will be no afterschool programming on Friday, December 21, 2018 for the winter break. 


Thu, Dec 6 12:27pm

Knock, Knock! Who's there? Donut. Donut who? Donut forget to bring money to buy delicious Krispy Kreme donuts this Friday. Donuts are $1. And we'll have drinks too. Help the JBES Fundraising Committee ... [More]

Volunteers needed for DC EdFest this Saturday!

Tue, Dec 4 6:04pm

Please  sign up via this link to volunteer for a 1-hour slot (or more!) to support Burroughs at our booth at the DC EdFest!   When: 11am - 3pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018 Where: DC Armory, 2001 East ... [More]

Today's Science Fair Workshop POSTPONED

Thu, Nov 15 3:52pm

Due to the terrible weather today's Science Fair Workshop for parents will be rescheduled to another day. Please stay tuned for further updates.


Thu, Nov 15 3:50pm

Due to the terrible weather we are cancelling tonight's meeting. Stay warm, dry, and safe!

Basketball Sign Up for Ages 5-15

Sun, Nov 4 7:05pm

Greetings Burroughs Family,   For any parents looking for winter activities, the Woodridge Warriors Youth Organization (WWYO) is looking for boys and girls ages 5 to 15 to participate with the WWYO ba ... [More]

Fundraiser: Yankee Candle!

Mon, Oct 29 7:15pm

Please join us in selling Yankee Candle products to raise funds for the PTO. Yankee Candle gives us a 40% return, and prices are comparable to retail. Orders may be placed online and via paper forms. ... [More]

Aftercare OPEN Tuesday 10/30

Mon, Oct 29 9:17am

There WILL be after school programming (aftercare) this Tuesday, 10/30. Normally there is no aftercare the fourth Tuesday of the month due to the monthly staff meeting. This month’s meeting was moved ... [More]

PTO Newsletter

Tue, Oct 16 10:38am

Please join us for our second general PTO meeting at 6pm this Thursday, October 18, in the JBES cafeteria. Free food will be available to all and paid members will receive free childcare  ($5 per fami ... [More]

Bully Prevention Week THIS WEEK

Mon, Oct 15 5:58pm

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. "Kindness is one of the most significant contributors to positive school climate."   JBES themed days for Bully Prevention ... [More]

No School on Monday, option for out of school care with MindBloom

Thu, Oct 4 9:28am

Reminder: there is no school on Monday, 10/8.   MindBloom, our after-school language immersion provider, offers drop-in care on weekdays school is out, for 3- to 8-year-olds, at their facility down th ... [More]

NO Garden Clean-Up this Saturday 10/6

Thu, Oct 4 9:08am

The Garden Clean-up that had previously been scheduled for this weekend is cancelled. Stay tuned for other opportunities to help beautify our school!

PTO Newsletter

Mon, Sep 17 5:27pm

Please join us for our first general PTO meeting at 6pm this Thursday, September 20, in the JBES cafeteria. Food and childcare will be provided.   See the attached for this month's PTO newsletter, inc ... [More]

LOST: goggles-style glasses

Wed, Sep 12 1:28pm

A student's glasses are missing. They are green and blue sports goggles-style and tested . They are not for swimming and are a visual aid. If found please return to either Mrs Hammiel/Ms Nolan or the ... [More]

Registration open for Spanish language immersion aftercare program

Fri, Aug 31 11:07am

Starting next Friday, September 7, 2018, MindBloom Preschool will offer Spanish language immersion after-school classes at JBES.   Classes will be at 4:15-5:15 on Mondays and Fridays, and are open to ... [More]

Nominate educators for Standing Ovation awards

Fri, Aug 31 11:02am

Help recognize the incredible educators at Burroughs! Submit your nomination today. To give your nomination the best chance of success, please review the award descriptions for 2019 prior to nominatin ... [More]

No Aftercare Today 8/28/18, T-shirts

Tue, Aug 28 8:37am

No aftercare today 8/28/2018 All students will be dismissed at 3:15pm today!   T-shirts In case you missed this automated email message from BURROUGHS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Greetings: The John Burroughs E ... [More]

Our Schools DC Chancellor Search Public Engagement Forum

Mon, Aug 20 2:04pm

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Our Schools DC Leadership Committee invite District residents to participate in public engagement forums on the D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor search. “As we continu ... [More]

Family Monthly Newsletter: Ram Roundup

Sun, Aug 19 11:25am

Please read through this month’s Ram Roundup for a message from our school leadership and important information about the new school year!   Are you all ready for Monday?

2018-2019 School Year: supply list, handbook, uniforms, metro

Sun, Aug 19 11:24am

We are looking forward to the new school year!  The first day of school is Monday, August 20th.  Note that PK3 and PK4 start on Thursday, August 23rd. School supplies Let's make sure you are ready wit ... [More]