Konstella helps us earn $$

Fri, Nov 17 8:17am

Greetings Burroughs Families: Please see below message below from the Konstella Founder, Eric Xu, regarding our usage of Konstella and Amazon. Dear Parent Org Board Members, Your organization has earn ... [More]

PTO membership contest

Tue, Nov 14 9:01pm

Greeting Burroughs Families: Have you paid your PTO membership dues ($10 per year)? Well, the clock is ticking. Maybe the WINNERS of the PTO membership contest is Mrs Brown's classroom, or Ms Hughes's ... [More]

Student Council

Tue, Nov 14 8:33pm

Greetings Parents, Please reminder your students (3-5th graders) to turn-in their Student Council application package by Friday, November 17, to Ms. McLean, NO LATE applications will be accepted. Good ... [More]

3rd Grade Thanksgiving Potluck

Tue, Nov 14 7:15pm

The potluck will take place Tuesday, November 21st. We would like for each family to send a family staple dish or a cash donation to share with the class. Please contact the potluck organizers by Frid ... [More]

Girls on the Run

Tue, Nov 14 8:45am

Greetings Burroughs Parents: Come and support our JBES girls. They are participating in the Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday, November 19,2017 @ Anacostia Park at 10:00 am. They would appreciate seeing y ... [More]

Friendly reminders

Mon, Nov 13 7:21am

Greetings Burroughs Families: Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and gave honor to those who have served our country. Friendly reminders: Report cards will be mailed home today. PTO meeting is Thursd ... [More]

Turkey Drive

Thu, Nov 9 3:01pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   On Wednesday, November 22 from 1 - 4 p.m. in Room 16B,  Courtesy of Poor Robert's Mission,  turkeys will be distribute to our families (1 turkey per family) on a first ... [More]

Snacks at dismissal/School closing

Thu, Nov 9 5:32am

Friendly reminder: This Thursday, November 9th, snacks are being sold for .50 cents and $1, upon dismissal (3:15 pm) near the Newton Street entrance. We encourage all students, parents and friends to ... [More]

Thanksgiving feast (L-Wing)

Wed, Nov 8 9:52pm

On Tuesday, November 21st, the L-Wing will be hosting a Thanksgiving Feast for students in classes along the L-Wing. Please be sure to speak with your child's teacher about food, drinks and paper good ... [More]

Snacks at dismissal

Tue, Nov 7 5:14pm

Friendly reminder: This Thursday, November 9th, snacks are being sold for .50 cents and $1, upon dismissal (3:15 pm) near the Newton Street entrance. We encourage all students, parents and friends to ... [More]

Treats for Troops

Tue, Nov 7 5:09pm

Greetings Burroughs Families!!! Tomorrow is the last day for students to bring in their unwanted wrapped candy for our troops. Teachers, if you could please remind our families via Class Dojo, email a ... [More]

Superhero Sunday at the Smithsonian

Tue, Nov 7 11:02am

  Greetings Burroughs Families:    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman from its original 35mm theatrical print!    The Smithsonian is hosting a special Sci-Fi Sundays Superhero Double-Feature on ... [More]

Missing coat

Tue, Nov 7 5:48am

Morning Burroughs Families: One of our students, Koren, is missing his black Abercrombie & Fitch with fur on hood of coat; him and his mother searched throughout the school including the playground ye ... [More]

Student Council, "I VOTE 4..."

Mon, Nov 6 1:45pm

Greetings,   We are please to announce Student Council for all 3rd-5th graders.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.  Please see MAIN OFFICE or Ms McLean for an application.    Thanks, PTO

Reminders/Announcements

Mon, Nov 6 11:23am

Greetings,   Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Few reminders and announcements:   School is CLOSED on Friday, November 10th in observation of Veteran's Day.  NO school for students and teachers. ... [More]

Correction: Parent Teacher Conference

Tue, Oct 31 3:00pm

Hi Burroughs Families,   Friendly reminder:  Please sign-up with your child's teachers for Parent Teacher conference this Friday, November 3th.  School is CLOSED for students.    Next Friday, November ... [More]

BOX TOPS

Tue, Oct 31 2:26pm

Hi Burroughs Families:   We are still collecting Box Tops from General Mills products.  A list of General Mills products to clip Box Tops is attached.  You can clip the Box Tops, then tape or glue ont ... [More]

Thursday Snack Sales

Tue, Oct 31 2:00pm

Hi Burroughs Families,   On  Thursday, Nov. 2nd and Nov. 9th, goodies will be sold at dismissal at 3:15 p.m. on the Newton Street.  Snacks will range from .50 cent to $1.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE ... [More]

Food drive

Tue, Oct 31 1:36pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   We are kicking off our 4th year of hosting a Food Drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, who provides meals to 12% of Washington Metropolitan area population.  Burroughs ... [More]

**ATTENTION PARENTS**

Thu, Oct 26 11:32am

Greetings Burroughs Families!!   Please NOTE several DCPS school closings for November and December.  Mark your calendar.   Thanks, PTO    

NO SCHOOL for students

Thu, Oct 26 10:10am

Greetings Parents,   There is NO SCHOOL for students, Friday, October 27, 2017 in lieu of the End of term,  Record Day and  Professional Development for teachers.    Thanks, PTO

DCPS Fingerprinting

Wed, Oct 25 9:42pm

Greetings Burroughs Families!!!   We have secured a location for the DCPS fingerprinting.  If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at a DCPS school, please come out on Saturday, Novem ... [More]

Treat for Troop (Oct 25- Nov 8)

Tue, Oct 24 11:48am

Greetings Parents!!!   Tomorrow Kicks off our "Treat for Troops", please bring your unwanted wrapped candy to school. The candy will be collected by the student's teachers. (see flyer for more detaile ... [More]

Correction: School Closed-PD/Record Day

Fri, Oct 20 5:16pm

Correction: Friday, October 27, 2017 is End Term/Professional Development/Record Day- No School for Students.

FYI-DCPS Volunteer Clearance

Fri, Oct 20 3:46pm

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering in our schools. Each year, thousands of motivated individuals use their skills, resources, and ... [More]

Burroughs Family Day-SAVE THE DATE

Fri, Oct 20 1:12pm

Burroughs Families:   Please mark your calendar for Burroughs 33rd Family Day, June 1, 2018, from 10 a.m.  to 2:30 p.m.    If you have any ideas or thoughts for Burroughs Family Day, please contact Mr ... [More]

Overtime Athletics @ Burroughs

Fri, Oct 20 11:49am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Burroughs after school programs has partnered with Overtime Athletics.  This program will allow our students  to participate in different sports: basketball, soccer, fl ... [More]

Save a Tooth with Treats for Troops

Fri, Oct 20 11:31am

Greetings Burroughs Families!!   Your student's class has a chance to win a pizza party by supporting Our Troops when students bring  unwanted wrapped candy to your school (amount collected by class w ... [More]

Volunteers-TB test

Fri, Oct 20 11:18am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Listed below are a few clinics where volunteers can go to obtain their TB test (required for DCPS volunteer clearance):   1.) Inside CVS/Pharmacy located at 845 Bladens ... [More]

PD/Record Day- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Fri, Oct 20 10:39am

End of Term / Half-Day PD & Half-Day Records Day for Staff / No School for Students

DPR Rec Day - D.C.’s Largest Display of Recreation

Fri, Sep 29 2:20pm

Saturday, September 30th, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) presents “DPR Rec Day,” a free sports and recreation festival full of fun and engaging activities for the entire family to enj ... [More]

Konstella Cheat Sheet

Fri, Sep 29 10:27am

Greetings Families!!!   PTO has provided a Konstella Cheat Sheet for you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email PTO at jbpto@yahoo.com.   Thanks, PTO

Volunteer at Burroughs

Fri, Sep 29 10:19am

Greetings Parents!!   We are in need of volunteers at Burroughs.  ALL volunteers must go through the DCPS volunteer application process.  Please see link:  https://dcps.dc.gov/page/volunteer-our-schoo ... [More]

Order today

Fri, Sep 29 10:08am

Greetings Parents!!   Rep your school and show school spirit by purchasing a Burroughs Tee. The last day is October 7th.  Orders can be made online,  classroom teacher, or see an PTO representative. O ... [More]

Bully Prevention Month-October 2017

Fri, Sep 29 9:34am

Greetings Parents!!   October is our Bully Prevention Month, please see attachment for our scheduled activities and events.  They are also posted on the Konstella calendar.  

Martial Arts for Students

Wed, Sep 27 9:29pm

Greetings Burroughs Family,   My name is Brandon Winder and I am the father of Owen Winder who is currently a Kindergärtner at Burroughs. Some of you expressed interest in Martial Arts classes in the ... [More]

DCPS Traditional School Calendar SY17-18

Fri, Sep 22 10:00am

Greetings Burroughs Parents!!   If anyone hasn't received the school calendar for school year 2017-2018.  Burroughs Elementary School operates on a traditional school calendar, see attachment.   Hard ... [More]

DC ONE CARDS

Fri, Sep 22 8:58am

Greetings Burroughs Families!! We are well on our way to planning field trips for our students here at Burroughs.  Many of our students have received their DC One card with the help of Mrs. Ridley who ... [More]

What's happening at Burroughs?

Thu, Sep 21 10:42am

Greetings Burrough's Families,   Please see below for upcoming events:   CURRICULUM NIGHT 9/27/17 In order to support leveraging teaching and learning families will participate in a 30-minute mock dai ... [More]

First PTO meeting (9/21)

Wed, Sep 20 4:59pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) first meeting is Thursday , September 21 at 6pm. All parents/guardians/teachers/staff are welcome to attend. List below are the date ... [More]

Burroughs T-Shirts for Sale!

Mon, Sep 18 12:39pm

Show your John Burroughs Elementary School pride! T-shirts are now for sale online by clicking the link below.   Purchase your t-shirts by Wednesday 9/20/17 to help raise funds for the Burroughs PTO. ... [More]

DCPS Back 2 School Block Party

Wed, Sep 6 8:32am

You're Invited! To celebrate the beginning of School Year 2017-2018 and the launch of DCPS’ new five-year Strategic Plan, join us at the DCPS Back to School Block Party on Saturday, September 9 from 1 ... [More]

REMINDERS

Mon, Aug 28 9:57am

     Greetings Burroughs Parents,   We have successfully completed week 1! Our scholars have visited the science lab to learn expectations about being a scientist. Additionally, students have particip ... [More]

Composition book (black and white)

Fri, Aug 25 10:07am

Greetings Burroughs Families: If anyone is still in need of black and white composition book, Rite Aid on 1401 Rhode Island Ave. NE has them for $.59. Continue to have a wonderful day. Burroughs PTO

1st Grade School Supplies

Wed, Aug 9 2:09pm

If you have a student entering 1st grade DO NOT purchase supplies for ELA. I, Mrs. Warren, will supply all necessary materials for my class.  Students will need supplies for Mrs. Cross's Math class.   ... [More]

JBES Teacher Supply Lists

Tue, Aug 8 9:48am

Greetings,   August is finally here and we are in full swing in preparation for our scholars. Please see below for a few updates:   - School supply lists are now available on the school website at: ht ... [More]

Health and Dental Forms

Wed, Aug 2 1:32pm

Greeting Burroughs Families,   If you or someone you know is in need of obtaining their student's immunizations and dental check-up.  Please see the link below to find local health clinics to get  phy ... [More]

School Supplies

Wed, Aug 2 1:24pm

Hi Burroughs Family and friends:    I hope everyone is have an AWESOME summer.   We have less than three weeks left before school starts on Monday, August 21th at 8:45 am.  Here's a few places to get ... [More]

JBES Raging Rams Meet and Greet SY 2017-2018

Thu, Jul 27 4:26pm

Greetings, We would like to invite all families to our Raging Ram Meet and Greet on Saturday, August 5th from 11AM-2PM. The event will take place on the playground. The event is designed for students/ ... [More]

MATTY ICE

Tue, Jul 18 10:25am

Hi Burroughs Families,   If you'll remember the PTO Ice Cream Social hosted by Matty Ice during Teacher's Appreciation Week.   On this Friday, July, 21th, the Matty Ice will be in the Shaw Neighborhoo ... [More]

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Thu, Jul 13 11:34am

Hi Parents!!!   I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break and staying cool.    I am please to announce MS. KELLOGG, who was our STEM Coordinator/Math Coach  has been selected as our new Vice Prin ... [More]

Chancellor's Parent Cabinet

Thu, Jul 6 9:51pm

   Tomorrow, Friday, July 7th is the deadline.  We hope many of you will apply so Burroughs will have a seat at the table.     To apply: Application can be found online at bit.ly/dcpsparentcabinet​. A ... [More]

Story time with the Washington Nationals

Thu, Jul 6 1:32pm

Story Time with the Washington Nationals Visit the Tenley-Friendship or Woodridge Library on Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m. for a special Story Time event with a player from the Washington Nationals. Sto ... [More]

Imagination Stage

Thu, Jul 6 1:31pm

Don't Be Late Using Your Code! Spread the word to your school's staff, students, and parents. Tell them to use your code when they purchase tickets to Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure at Imag ... [More]

Chancellor's Parent Cabinet

Wed, Jun 21 6:25am

Burroughs families,  I have had 2 opportunities to be a part of small group meetings with Chancellor Wilson.  I had the opportunity to hear and make comments on his proposed strategic plan for DCPS.   ... [More]

WAIT NO LONGER!!!!

Thu, Jun 15 10:40am

Greetings Parents!!!   The wait is over.  After the principal panelist held on June 7 at Sousa Middle School,  a decision has been made.  Drum Roll....We're please to announce John Burroughs ES 2017-2 ... [More]

Changes to the PTO Executive Board

Fri, Jun 9 12:17pm

Greetings Parents!!   At our last PTO meeting (last night)  our Treasurer, Nikcola Yorkshire has pass on the torch as treasurer to Audrey Reese, PK-3 mom of Gavin Reese (Mrs. Graham class).  Please he ... [More]

Congrats and Thank You!!

Fri, Jun 9 11:00am

Greetings Parents!!    We are down to the wire. In two and half days, our scholars and teachers will say farewell to SY16-17 and HELLO to summer vacation.     This has been a busy yet productive schoo ... [More]

PTO report card

Tue, Jun 6 9:04am

Hello families.  It has been a pleasure for us to serve the students, teachers, staff, families and administration of John Burroughs this past year.  We had a wonderful group of parents and teachers w ... [More]

HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE!!!

Mon, Jun 5 1:54pm

GREETINGS PARENTS!!!   We would like to give a HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE to the Family Day Committee!!! They did an amazing job with Family Day this year.  They met their goals to get the GAME TRUCK for ... [More]

Summer Countdown- 7.5 days left of school

Mon, Jun 5 1:50pm

Greetings Parents!!!   School is coming to a close for our scholars.   I know our scholars are SUPER  excited, 5th graders will move on to middle school, Kindergarten will move on First grade as well ... [More]

No Aftercare on Friday

Tue, May 30 4:27pm

Greetings Parents! There's NO after-school on Friday, June 2nd (Family Day). The last day of After-School is NEXT, Friday, June 9th!! Last day of school is Wednesday, June 14, all students will be dis ... [More]

ALL HANDS ON DECK-Family Day (June 2, 2017)

Fri, May 26 11:24am

Greetings Parents!!    The Family Day committee is in need of parents to help with Family Day.  Please see below the volunteer sign-up link.  PLEASE SIGN-UP TODAY for Family Day is around the corner a ... [More]

LAST FLAG FOOTBALL GAME / STEM EXPO

Wed, May 24 2:03pm

Greetings Parents!!    Today is the last game of the season for our Flag Football Team.  The game is played at Burroughs 4 pm, Brown EC vs. Burroughs on the field to the right of the school.  After at ... [More]

CRABS & CHICKEN DINNER-CANCELLED

Wed, May 24 1:54pm

Greetings Parents,   The Crabs & Chicken Dinner scheduled for today has been CANCELLED due to lack of participation.   Please see Mrs. Cross regarding refunds for Crabs & Chicken Dinners. In place of ... [More]

2017 STEM EXPO

Mon, May 22 3:34pm

Greetings Parents!!!   Are you ready!!! On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5-7:30 pm at Burroughs will exhibit their talents in STEM-Tastic for the STEM EXPO17.  Please see attach flyer for more informatio ... [More]

Distribution of Burroughs School t-shirt

Wed, May 17 10:42pm

Greetings Parents, Burroughs school t-shirts for those parents who pre-ordered them via Customink, can pick them up tomorrow (May 18) from 12:00-12:30pm at the Newton Street entrance from Mr Keith Col ... [More]

PTO Announcements

Tue, May 16 9:42pm

Hello Burroughs families.  We encourage you to attend the PTO meeting-we will serve dinner for families and child care if available for $5 per family (i.e. if you have 3 children-you only pay $5--what ... [More]

Weekend Interest: Shop the Acton Children’s Business Fair this Saturday, May 20!

Tue, May 16 11:33am

 

Weekly Reminder

Tue, May 16 11:11am

Greetings Parent!! Happy Mother's Day to all our Burrough's Mommie.  Thank you and we appreciate ALL of you.     Weekly Reminder: Wednesday, May 17--Ice Cream Social, 4:30 - 6 pm in the John Burroughs ... [More]

Writer's Camp

Tue, May 16 11:04am

Greeting Parents!!! If you are still looking for a camp for your scholar age 7-17, please see attached flyer for more information regarding the 13th Annual DC area writing project  2017 Young Writers ... [More]

PTO meeting-NEW DATE, meet with Mr. Stover

Wed, May 10 8:42pm

The PTO meeting is being rescheduled to coincide with a meeting with Superintendent Stover.   Date:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th Time:  6pm   Topics for discussion: Principal panel process for selecting perma ... [More]

2017 Summer Camp

Tue, May 9 9:53am

Greetings Parents!!   It's  time to  register your child(ren) for summer camp if you haven't already done so.   Please see information for Department of Parks and Recreation schedule and information p ... [More]

NO AFTERCARE

Mon, May 8 4:55pm

Greetings Parents, Thanks for all the appreciation you showed to our teachers at Burroughs. It was great seeing ALL the smiles throughout the building. A friendly reminder: there's NO after school on ... [More]

Special visit by Chancellor Wilson

Tue, May 2 8:26pm

Hello families.   DCPS Chancellor Wilson will be making a special visit to Burroughs.  The PTO is interested in hearing from YOU and letting us know what topics/issues you want us to express to the Ch ... [More]

Letter from the Chancellor's Desk

Tue, May 2 9:37am

Appreciation Your Student's Teacher

Fri, Apr 28 11:02am

Hello Families!!! Time has come for our scholars to appreciation their teachers, I know a lot of families have done this throughout the school year.  We hope you will join us the week of May 1-5th to ... [More]

Teacher appreciation-paparrazi needed

Mon, Apr 24 6:20am

Hello families.  Teacher appreciation week is coming up:  May 1st through 5th.   We encourage you and your family to individually show appreciation to your teacher.  The PTO is hosting a Hollywood sty ... [More]

Last chance for T-Shirts

Mon, Apr 24 6:05am

Welcome back from spring break!   This week will be your last chance to order a Burroughs T-shirt.  Use the following link to place your order.  We will place one bulk order.   https://www.customink.c ... [More]

After school enrollment - May 1st

Wed, Apr 12 4:49pm

IT'S THAT TIME!!!   Registering your student for after school:   After-school enrollment for all families will take place online starting May 1. Families who visit the online enrollment system can exp ... [More]

Wine Tasting (TOMORROW)

Wed, Apr 12 2:51pm

Hi Parents,   REMINDER:  The WINE TASTING is tomorrow, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  at GranDCata Wine Shop 1550 7th St. NW, Washington, DC    Please join the PTO for a private wine tasting at GranDCata, a wine sho ... [More]

JBES offering tennis classes

Wed, Apr 12 2:39pm

GREAT NEWS RAGING RAMS!!!!   Burroughs is offering tennis classes after school on Thursdays starting April 27th.  Instructions are  provided by RDU Tennis.  The cost is $60 for 6 sessions ($10 a sessi ... [More]

Fun Day at Catholic University (April 23rd)

Tue, Apr 11 8:45am

Hi Parents & Burroughs community, You are invited to Catholic University's- Field Day @ CUA on Sunday, April 23rd from 1-3pm. Have a fun and active day with CUA's student athletes. All games and activ ... [More]

Spring Garden Party

Mon, Apr 10 1:50pm

Hi Parents:   We hope everyone enjoyed the weather this weekend. Springtime is here!!! Finger cross, this weather can be tricky.    On Friday, April 14th, our scholars will have lunch in the garden. T ... [More]

SCHOOL T-SHIRTS

Wed, Apr 5 2:18pm

Parents:   ONLY 9 days left to order your school t-shirt.  Order before Spring Break.  Please see attachment.    Thanks, PTO 

Burroughs T-shirts-BUY ONE!

Fri, Mar 31 3:51pm

Buy your JBES T-shirt. This year we are offering several different options:   1.  White, short sleeve T-shirt: $13 2.  White, long sleeve T-shirt: $15 3.  Ladies style, short sleeve T-shirt:  $13 4.   ... [More]

Instrumental Music Lessons for Violin and Music Theory at Burroughs ES

Wed, Mar 29 3:21pm

GREAT NEWS PARENTS!!!!    VIOLIN & MUSIC THEORY LESSONS are now being offered at Burroughs ES for our scholars starting this April.  Please see Mrs. Davis in the Tech office-RM 9A  to sign up your sch ... [More]

No School-Friday (3/31/17)

Tue, Mar 28 8:06am

There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, March 31, 2017 due to Professional Development Day. Please plan accordingly. School will resume on Monday, April 3, in time for Spring showers and flowers. Thanks, PTO

No Aftercare TODAY (3/28/17)

Tue, Mar 28 8:01am

Good morning Parents: This is a friendly reminder there is NO aftercare TODAY (3/28/17), ALL students must be picked up upon dismissal at 3:15 pm. Have a wonderful day. Thanks, PTO

SUPPORT BURROUGHS AT CHIPOLTE (April 11th)

Mon, Mar 27 1:48pm

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!   Burroughs need everyone (friend, family member and/or co-worker) to help support them at Chipotle for our fundraiser.      Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundrai ... [More]

Girls On the Run @JBES!

Tue, Mar 21 3:20pm

Parents:  Girls on the RUN need your scholar....... Girls On the Run is so much fun! Are you a girl in 3rd-5th grade? Do you want to meet new friends? Accomplish big things? Complete a 5K race with yo ... [More]

Family Dance TONIGHT!!!

Fri, Mar 17 11:09am

PARENTS:   This is just a friendly reminder........ to kick off Spirit Week,  The 2017 ST. PATRICK’S DAY Family Dance will be held this evening, Friday, March 17th, 5pm - 7:30pm Admission is $5 per fa ... [More]

Wine Tasting

Fri, Mar 17 8:58am

Good morning Parents: There a correction to the address for the wine tasting, GranDCata Wine Shop, 1550 7th St NW, Washington, DC. Thanks and looking forward to seeing each of you this evening at 5 pm ... [More]

PTO Meeting cancelled

Wed, Mar 15 11:16pm

There will NOT be a PTO meeting on Thursday, March 16th.   We hope to see you on Friday, March 17th for the Family Dance.

Market will continue

Wed, Mar 15 1:13am

Parents, Teachers and Staff: The Market Table will come on Wednesday, March 15, even with a 2 hour delay of school opening. Please prepare for the arrive of he market from 3:15-5 pm. Thanks to all our ... [More]

School delay (Wed. March 15, 2017)

Wed, Mar 15 1:04am

Parents: On Wednesday, March 15 DC Public Schools (DCPS) will open with a two hour delay, and DC Government will open on time. In addition, regularly scheduled after care and after school activities w ... [More]

STEM Career Day

Tue, Mar 14 12:33pm

Parents, I'm looking for speakers & volunteers to participate in a STEM Career Day on Friday, April 14th. The event will take place from 9:30 - 11:00 am. So, if your in the science, technology, engine ... [More]

Tuesday, March 14-School delay

Tue, Mar 14 5:13am

Parents: DC Government & DC Public Schools Delayed Opening The Mayor has determined we will have a two (2) hour delay for government operations and DC Public Schools (DCPS).

Inclement weather

Mon, Mar 13 1:01pm

Parents:   The best source of information is the DCPS twitter account (@dcpublicschools). Information will also be shared on the DCPS website (dcps.dc.gov), DCPS social media accounts, and local TV an ... [More]

SAVE THE DATE (March 24, 2017)

Mon, Mar 13 12:54pm

Hi Parents:   As we make preparation for the snow to come this evening.   I would like for you to SAVE THE DATE for a fun day at Laugh at Loud in Greenbelt, Maryland.  Please see attachment.    NOTE: ... [More]

The 2017 ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Wed, Mar 8 10:32am

 Hello Parents:   Please see attach flyer for Family Dance, Friday, March 17th, 5pm - 7:30pm ***WEAR YOUR GREEN***

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thu, Mar 2 2:56pm

Parents,   This is a friendly reminder about Parent Teacher conferences will be held on Friday, March 3, from 12noon to 7pm.  Please come and see your scholars progress.     Also, DO NOT FORGET TONIGH ... [More]

SUPPORT OUR TEACHER T. WARREN

Wed, Mar 1 9:41am

Hi to all:   Mrs. Tarsha Warren (our first grade teacher and before/after care coordinator) is participating in AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer.  She would like the Burroughs community to help h ... [More]

Literacy Night (Thursday)

Wed, Mar 1 9:32am

REMINDER:  PLEASE DON'T FORGET LITERACY NIGHT, THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd from 5:30-7pm at BURROUGHS ES.  COME OUT FOR S FUN NIGHT TO ENHANCE YOUR LITERARY'S SKILLS and INTERACT WITH YOUR SCHOOL's COMMUNITY. ... [More]

REMINDER: Parent survey

Tue, Feb 28 10:02pm

Dear Burroughs Families:   This is your opportunity to provide valuable input for Principal Jenkins.   Link to survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/1i2jCpPLs5esZbfj2  ===== We want to get your input on how y ... [More]

Spirit Week **THIS JUST IN**

Thu, Feb 23 11:50am

***THIS JUST IN*** Our 2017 Spirit Week Wristbands are HERE! We (The Spirit Week Committee) have stepped our game up this year and have a two-toned, half yellow/half blue, band with a ram logo on eith ... [More]

Summer camps

Wed, Feb 22 2:37pm

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that registration for the 2017 Spring programs offered at DPR will begin on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6 am. From sports programs suc ... [More]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wed, Feb 22 2:02pm

Hi Parents,   Quick announcement:  There is NO AFTER CARE on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, for Burroughs monthly staff meetings.  All students will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. at the Newton Street entranc ... [More]

Raging Rams Cheerleaders on the move

Tue, Feb 14 1:02pm

Hi Parents:   Please mark your calendar for the DCIAA (DC Interscholastic Athletics Association) cheer competition on March 11 (Saturday) at Calvin Coolidge HS, 6315 5th Street, NW. Washington, DC,  A ... [More]

Friday (2/17) & Monday (2/20)

Tue, Feb 14 11:57am

Hi Parents:   Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!  Here are some friendly reminders for this week.    Wednesday, February 15,2017, MARTHA's TABLE Thursday, February 16, 2017, PTO MEETING (Hope to ... [More]

Martha Table Happy Hour

Thu, Feb 9 1:00pm

Hi Parents:   To all our volunteers who help with Market at Burroughs, Martha Table would like to show their appreciation for your dedication and support to the market.   Please see the attached flyer ... [More]

Basketball GAME

Thu, Feb 9 9:22am

Morning JBES Parent:   Here's an friendly update:   Boys basketball practice and  game against Oyster-Adams (this Friday) has been CANCELLED.   NOTE: Martha's Table is Feb. 15th (volunteers are needed ... [More]

Local School Advisory

Tue, Feb 7 10:06pm

Dear Parents, We are in need of 4 parents who are interested in serving on the LSAT-Local School Advisory Team.  Our goal is to advise and provide input to help assist with school matters and work on ... [More]

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT @ BURROUGHS ES

Thu, Feb 2 12:49pm

Hi to all:   PLEASE come out and support Burroughs "RAGING RAMS" basketball team at Burroughs ES this Friday, February 3rd.  The game will be held in the multipurpose room at 4 p.m. Burroughs will pla ... [More]

Meet DCPS new Chancellor Antwan Wilson

Wed, Feb 1 10:27am

Hi Parents,    FYI: Please take time to read about the new DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson.  see attachment.    Thanks, PTO

Friday, January 26, 2017

Thu, Jan 26 3:58pm

Hi Parents:   Tomorrow school will be open regular school time 8:15 am to 3:15 pm.   There will be after-care as well.   Please note: BURROUGHS ES operate on a traditional calendar schedule.    The Bu ... [More]

SHOUT TO THE VOLUNTEERS FOR MARTHA's TABLE

Tue, Jan 24 11:48am

THE PTO WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO COME TO HELP SET-UP, PACK BAGS FOR OUR PRESCHOOLERS, AND BRING WARMTH TO THE MARKET AND THE STUDENTS.     IF ANYONE, IS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FO ... [More]

Tuesday and Wednesday

Tue, Jan 24 10:22am

DON' T FORGET, There's no after-care today (Tuesday, January 24th) JBES Teachers and Staff has their monthly meeting.   Wednesday, January 25th is PICTURE DAY at 9 am.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE IN FULL UN ... [More]

Class Picture Day at Burroughs

Tue, Jan 17 2:03pm

Hi to all: Class Pictures will be taken on January, 25th, 20017 @ 9:30. Individual pictures of scholars are scheduled for the Spring (April/May). A notice will be sent home as time get near.

NO SCHOOL on Thursday, Jan. 19th, 2017

Tue, Jan 17 1:58pm

Correction: There is NO SCHOOL on Thursday, January 19th, 2017. The teachers have a half day of Professional Development.

Week of January 16-20, 2017

Fri, Jan 13 12:01pm

Hi to all:   Next week will be a short week for our scholars.  Please mark your calendar for this upcoming dates.   Monday, Jan. 16 ---Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (SCHOOL CLOSED for teachers and ... [More]

DCPS Food Advisory Board

Wed, Jan 11 5:40pm

W5COE Friends, Anyone interested in joining the DCPS Food Advisory Board and help ensure students have high quality meals? DCPS is looking for stakeholders (students, parents, and school-level staff) ... [More]

Summer Camp Fair- Jan 26th

Wed, Jan 11 1:20pm

WARD 5 Education Fair

Wed, Jan 11 11:36am

Hi Parent,   Happy New Year and WELCOME BACK!!!    Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and new year.    Please come out to share your experience as a parent at Burroughs ES at the Ward 5 Education F ... [More]

Pictures from STEM Expo

Fri, Dec 16 12:32pm

Hi Parents/Teachers,   I hope everyone enjoyed the STEM EXPO last night.  There were some really nice exhibits/experiences that all our scholars in attends will remember.     CONGRATULATIONS to MYLES ... [More]

JBES STEM Expo and Silent Auction (TONIGHT)

Thu, Dec 15 10:11am

Hi Parents, Tonight is the night. It's the JBES STEM Expo and Silent Auction. It starts at 5:30-7:30 pm in the Multipurpose room. Come and talk with students, teachers and STEM professional about thei ... [More]

Use Amazon for holiday shopping and raise money for JBES

Sat, Dec 10 6:26pm

The Burroughs PTO is registered with Amazon Smiles.  Amazon Smiles is a section of Amazon that allows Burroughs to receive donations from your purchase.  You don't have to add any addition money.....j ... [More]

Employment and Training Programs-Please pass

Mon, Dec 5 10:46am

Employment and Training Program   The Center for Empowerment and Employment Training (CEET) in Ward 5, was awarded a grant to find employment and provide certifications in IT (computer repair, network ... [More]

Martha's Table Joyful Food Market Mannequin Challenge

Fri, Dec 2 2:38pm

Click link to see "Martha's Table Joyful Food Market Mannequin Challenge".    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u53QXwBvxm8   Enjoy!!!

Tree lighting ceremonies

Fri, Dec 2 12:00pm

FREE family events   1.  Monroe Street Market tree lighting ceremony Friday, December 2nd, 5pm until 7pm Tree location:  in front of Bus, Boys and Poets-Michigan Ave & Monroe St   2.  Rhode Island Row ... [More]

Events happening around town

Wed, Nov 23 12:11pm

Greetings!!!   If anyone is interested here are a list of events happening around town for the holiday season.  Enjoy!!! 

Thanksgiving Break

Wed, Nov 23 12:09pm

Greetings Burroughs Families, Teachers and Staff!!   The PTO would like to wish  everyone a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break.  Enjoy and see everyone on Monday, November 28, 2016

Turkey Distribution TODAY

Tue, Nov 22 11:55am

Greetings Parents!! I do apologize for the last minute notice.  I just rec'd this information.  

Burroughs Aftercare

Sun, Nov 20 5:21pm

Greetings Parents!!! Friendly reminder: There is NO aftercare Wednesday, November 23, 2016. All scholars must be picked up at dismissal, 3:15pm.

Burroughs After School Program

Fri, Nov 18 10:56am

Greetings Parents!!!   PTO would like to give a warm applause to Mrs. Warren for stepping up to spearhead the Burroughs After School Program. Also, THANK YOU Principal Jenkins for listening to the voi ... [More]

SHOUT OUT

Fri, Nov 18 10:35am

Greetings Parents!!! The PTO would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Ms. Connie Miller.  She's the creator/owner of Connie's Creationz, L.L.C. "Home cooking at its Best!"She has catered the last two PT ... [More]

READ-A-THON RESULTS are in......

Thu, Nov 17 4:20pm

Let's first give a round of applause to all our scholars.  Next year, more of our scholars will read resulting in John Burroughs ES having  the highest number of readers to student population.  Drum r ... [More]

Garden Beautification day-Saturday, November 19th

Wed, Nov 16 6:47pm

Come out on Saturday, November 19th at 9am to help make our school and garden step up the curb appeal. We need all hands on deck for a fun time--children are welcome!!   If you have a drill and have c ... [More]

DCPR Winter Program Sign-Up (Please read)

Mon, Nov 14 7:21pm

Greetings Parents!!! D.C. Department of Parks & Recreation Winter Programs Sign-Up is Next Week D.C. Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) offers a wide array of programs for young and old, but spots ... [More]

After school at Burroughs

Mon, Nov 14 7:00pm

Greetings Parents!!! I would like to inform all parents Burroughs after school is in full effect today, November 14, 2016. All the scholars in the after school program has transitioned over to Burroug ... [More]

Support Burroughs with your holiday shopping

Thu, Nov 10 11:48am

Attention: Students, Parents, Teachers and Staff   The holidays are near and you are saving money for gifts.  What better way to support Burroughs than to shop through Amazon Smiles.  Every purchase w ... [More]

Martha's Table

Tue, Nov 8 5:15pm

Parents, Just a friendly reminder Martha's Table will be held on tomorrow, if anyone can volunteer for set-up (2:15-3:05) please let me know. I do apologize for the late notice. The Market will open a ... [More]

Food Drive (Nov. 7th- Nov. 18th)

Tue, Nov 8 5:05pm

Good Evening!! John Burroughs is hosting a Food Drive from Nov. 7, 2016 through Nov. 18, 2016. The school's desire is to assist Capitol Area Food Bank with providing meals for the Homeless this holida ... [More]

Summer Camps 2017

Thu, Nov 3 2:11pm

Hi Parents,    If you haven't given thought as to what your scholar will be doing  this summer let me help with a few ideas.     Summer camp registration opens and closing really quick, so I would lik ... [More]

DC Spring Break Camp 2017

Thu, Nov 3 11:19am

Hi Parents,   DC is offering a Spring Break Camp.  See information below.    Spring Break 2017 will be held Tuesday, April 17 - 21, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm. More information will be released in mid-Dec ... [More]

NO SCHOOL/AFTER SCHOOL on Friday, Nov. 4th

Wed, Nov 2 5:54am

Parents, This is a friendly reminder there is NO school or after school on THIS Friday, November 4th, 2016. Please be sure to attend Parent Teacher conference begin at 12noon. We will like each classr ... [More]

JBES after school meeting

Wed, Nov 2 5:49am

Parents, Please join staff in the cafeteria today (Wednesday, Nov. 2nd) at 5:15pm to learn more about the Burroughs ES after school options. Families now have the option of remaining in PALS or joinin ... [More]

Bully Prevention Week (Wednesday)

Wed, Nov 2 5:36am

Good Morning JBES Parents, Today your scholar is allowed to wear their sunglasses along with their school uniform to fight against "shady" behavior. Let's "Throw Shade at Bully-like behavior". Have a ... [More]

Weekend reading....DON'T STOP

Fri, Oct 28 2:42pm

Hi students and parents.  We hope you did some reading today on your day off and logged your minutes into your Read-a-Thon account.   When you raise money, you will get Rat Bucks to spend and buy priz ... [More]

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Thu, Oct 27 12:07am

On November 1st, the PTOs second Fundraiser of the year will commence. All fundraising efforts will strictly be on line. Our group number is #990105050. A mobile app is available . Visit www.yankeecan ... [More]

Power of Pink

Wed, Oct 26 8:27pm

Help Burroughs raise money for breast cancer research.   Thursday, October 27th   Wear your pink for $1 to leave your uniform at home and wear something pink to show support for breast cancer.  Bring ... [More]

Read-a-Thon Update

Tue, Oct 25 9:13pm

Hello families.  Thank you to those who have participated in our Read-a-Thon.  It is day #2 and we have  $1,165 in donations.  The top fundraising class is Ms. Cross-1st grade.  Ms. Wehner's class has ... [More]

Learn to play Chess @ Woodridge Library

Tue, Oct 25 10:40am

It's your move! Learn to play chess, improve your game, or practice your moves with other players. This drop-in group is open to all ages and experience levels and meets every Monday from 6-8 p.m.     ... [More]

STEM Storytime every 2nd Saturday! November 12 @ 11am

Tue, Oct 25 10:36am

Join us the second Saturday of every month for a STEM-themed story time! It’s never too early to introduce basic concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to our youngest learners ... [More]

Learn to Play the Violin or Viola!

Tue, Oct 25 10:34am

Did you ever want to play the violin or the viola? Then join a beginners violin or viola class at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Classes will be held on Saturdays, beginning November 5, 2016 at 1 ... [More]

American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Tue, Oct 25 10:33am

Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, ev ... [More]

Box Tops for Education

Tue, Oct 25 8:04am

Hello Parents and Staff, earn cash for our school through everyday activities like buying groceries, shopping online, and making purchases with a credit card.  All at no additional cost to you! Clip B ... [More]

PALS (after school program)

Mon, Oct 24 5:37pm

Hi Parents, There will be NO AFTERSCHOOL, Tuesday, October, 25th, 2016. All students must be pick up no later than 3:30pm due to the monthly Burroughs ES teacher/staff meeting. Please make note every ... [More]

NO SCHOOL for students/PD for teachers

Sun, Oct 23 7:00pm

Correction to the Konstella Calendar: On Friday, October 28th, 2016, there's NO SCHOOL for students. It's a Professional Development Day for teachers (half-a-day).

GO....SET..... READ and RAISE $$$$

Sun, Oct 23 2:09pm

The Read-a-Thon starts tomorrow, Monday, October 24th.   Read-a-Thon is a fundraising project where students get donations to read.  Once the reader page is created, it can be shared and uploaded so f ... [More]

Parent Cafe'/ Breakfast John Burroughs Families

Wed, Oct 19 10:41am

Parent Cafe / Breakfast Thursday October 20th 8:30 - 9:30 am   Are you a Parent or Guardian who plays a major role in a  student’s life ?  Then this event is for you !   This is a chance for parents t ... [More]

Get ready for Read-a-Thon

Sun, Oct 16 4:54pm

Parents and Teachers, READ-A-THON starts October 24th!   Every child and every teacher has received a personalized Read-a-Thon page with their special code needed to create an account.   Students/Pare ... [More]

PTO Announcements

Wed, Oct 12 10:31pm

Hello Burroughs Families.  Please note the following announcements:   1.  Welcome Principal Jenkins We are excited to have Principal Jenkins join the Burroughs Family.  Join us next week for a Meet an ... [More]

October 11th via DCPS calendar

Thu, Oct 6 9:52am

The DCPS calendar shows two schedules one for traditional school year and extended school (for those students who began school on August 8th). Burroughs is on a traditional school year schedule (schoo ... [More]

Interim Principal Announced

Mon, Oct 3 10:33pm

Hello parents and staff.    The PTO Executive Committee met with Superindent Stover today.  He announced our new interim principal, Mr. LeVar Jenkins.  He is the assistant principal at Plummer Element ... [More]

Book Fair

Mon, Oct 3 10:23am

The Scholastic Book Fair begins TODAY.  This is a great opportunity to get new books for your children.   We also need parent volunteers to help staff the book fair.  Contact the PTO:  jbpto@yahoo.com ... [More]

What's happening at the library

Fri, Sep 30 7:02pm

Woodridge Library Grand Opening Come celebrate the opening of the new Woodridge Library Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. 10 a.m. -- Special Bilingual "Three Billy Goats Gruff" story time in honor of Hispanic ... [More]

After care today!!!

Tue, Sep 27 10:34am

Please omit the previous message....Robo call just went out Aftercare will be held today from 3:15 to 6 pm.

CORRECTION: Afterschool program is OPEN TODAY

Tue, Sep 27 10:07am

Hi Parents.  We have confirmed the PALS/Afterschool program is OPEN TODAY, Tuesday, September 27th.   The PTO uses the JBES website to communicate announcements and it was not updated.  Sorry to cause ... [More]

State of Schools Invite

Thu, Sep 22 11:03pm

State of Schools Invite YOU'RE INVITED! Welcome to School Year 2016-2017! Please join Interim Chancellor John Davis for a presentation on the State of DC Public Schools: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:30 ... [More]

Child care for PTO meeting

Tue, Sep 20 9:21pm

Child care will be available during the PTO meeting (Wednesday, September 21st at 6pm) in the gym/multipurpose room.  The cost is $5 per family.

Join a Committee

Sun, Sep 18 10:05pm

Hello Parents.  We are interested in having YOU get involved with the PTO and in your child's classroom.  Review the attached document to see the suggested activities for the committees.   Look at the ... [More]

Martha's Table (Thursday)

Wed, Sep 14 8:37pm

Hi Burroughs Family: I wanted to make those parents who pick-up their scholars at 3:15 pm from the Newton Street; Martha's Table will be there with Mrs Kellogg, the STEM Coordinator. Martha's table wi ... [More]

PTO meeting--DATE CHANGE

Mon, Sep 12 10:21pm

Hello Burroughs Families.  The date for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting will be changed until next week:   Wednesday, September 21st at 6pm   We are sorry for any inconvenience.    

My School DC Important Days

Sat, Sep 3 5:18am

2016-2017 My School DC Lottery Dates December 14, 2015 – 2016-2017 My School DC lottery application available February 1, 2016 – High School (Grades 9-12) application deadline March 1, 2016 – PK3 – Gr ... [More]