A film screening and panel discussion of Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities.

Wed, Jul 18 8:26pm

Greetings,   DC Public Schools Interim Chancellor Alexander will host a film screening and panel discussion of Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities ... [More]

Today is Amazon Prime Day!

Mon, Jul 16 3:00pm

Today is Amazon Prime Day! Please shop for great deals AND feel good about giving back by using  konstella.com/amazon for 1% and smile.amazon.com for 0.5% of your purchase to go to the John Burroughs ... [More]

School Food Advisory Board Meeting

Thu, Jul 12 3:03pm

DC Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services Team and DC Greens are working together to convene a School Food Advisory Board made up of members of the school community including parents, students, f ... [More]

David Grosso: Summer 2018 Education Town Halls

Thu, Jul 12 2:59pm

Councilmember David Grosso, chairperson of the Committee on Education, will hold education town halls in all eight Wards this summer.  Starting on June 25, parents, students, educators, and any intere ... [More]

DC Metro Kids Ride Free 2018-2019 UPDATE

Wed, Jul 11 9:32pm

The Kids Ride Free (KRF) program is getting smarter! Mayor Muriel Bowser established and championed KRF to ensure that all students who attend public schools can ride to and from school related activi ... [More]


Mon, Jun 25 1:21pm

PARENT AND COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 29TH!   DC Public Schools (DCPS) Leadership is looking for parents and community members to serve on advisory boards to advise ... [More]


Fri, Jun 15 9:16am

 is at 12:15 p.m. TODAY for ALL Students


Fri, Jun 15 9:09am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   We would like to wish everyone a SAFE, FUN and ADVENTUROUS SUMMER! We look forward to see ALL our families back on August 20th ready to kick off SY 18-19.   NOTE: Paren ... [More]

Before care

Wed, Jun 13 8:13am

Greetings Burroughs Families: Thursday, June 14th, will conclude our Morning care program for SY 17-18. Please be sure you have submitted your application for SY 18-19 to Mrs Warren. Reminder: Today ( ... [More]

Last day for aftercare

Tue, Jun 12 2:16pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: Friendly Reminder: Wednesday, June 13 (tomorrow) is the last day of Burroughs Aftercare Program for SY 17-18. Thursday, June 14, ALL students are dismissed at 3:15 pm. Fr ... [More]

Family Day -Postponed

Sun, Jun 10 8:49pm

Greetings Burroughs Families, Family Day will be postponed due to tomorrow's forecast. The event will now take place on Tuesday, June 12th from 10 AM-2PM. We apologize for the inconvenience and apprec ... [More]

STEM EXPO/Family Day

Sat, Jun 9 9:15am

Greetings, This is just a friendly reminder that family day and stem expo will take place on Monday, June 11th. The STEM expo is scheduled to take place from 9AM-10AM. Family Day will begin at 10AM an ... [More]


Thu, Jun 7 5:44pm

http://washingtondcyouthrugby.org/washington-warriors/   The Washington Warriors is beginning our 14th season on Monday June 4th.  We are the only youth rugby club in Washington, DC. We compete in the ... [More]

Office of Family and Public Engagement

Mon, Jun 4 4:40pm

DC Public Schools (DCPS) Leadership is looking for parents and community members to serve on advisory boards to advise and guide the implementation of policies and initiatives over the 2018-2019 Schoo ... [More]

JBES Athletic Banquet

Fri, Jun 1 8:46am

Greetings Burroughs Families: John Burroughs will host their Athletic Banquet for SY 17-18 on Thursday, June 7th at 6pm in the cafeteria. The dress code is casual. We look forward to seeing you there. ... [More]

Burroughs Tee shirts for sale

Thu, May 31 3:00pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   We have the following shirts available as of 2 PM on Thursday: See attachment for design   White Short Sleeve - $15 3 Youth XS 4 Youth S 2 Youth M 2 Youth L 1 Youth XL ... [More]

Parent and Community Advisory Boards

Wed, May 30 9:55pm

Greetings Burroughs Parents, · The chancellor is launching more advisory boards for parents during the 18-19 SY. These will be separate from the standard chancellor parent cabinet that has been establ ... [More]

Family Day Postponed

Wed, May 30 2:17pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Due to the unsettling weather, we will postpone family day. The new date for famiy day is Monday, June 11th.   Please make note of the new date.    STOP BY THE MAIN OFF ... [More]

DCPS After school program

Wed, May 30 10:34am

  May 2018   Dear Families:   I apologize for the delayed launch of the DC Public Schools (DCPS) Out of School Time Program (OSTP) registration for School Year 2018-2019.   Online registration will be ... [More]

FREE Summer Enrichment Program: Grade 5-12

Tue, May 29 10:57pm

Please share this information with your school communities: DCPS Global Education in partnership with the Language Acquisition Division (LAD) will be offering a summer school Chinese Language and Cult ... [More]

Summer $1 movies

Sun, May 27 9:28am

Greetings Burroughs Families: Starting Tuesday, June 19, Regal Cinema Movies Theatres will show two, rated G and PG movie selections for just $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the summertime. Pleas ... [More]

Last day of school

Fri, May 25 7:57pm

Greetings Burroughs Families, Due to snow days, the last day of school is now June 15th. ENROLL today for SY 18-19 and be eligible to win a bike!! Family Day is on Friday, June 1st. Hope to see you th ... [More]


Fri, May 25 3:51pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: MySchoolDC would love your feedback on the lottery process. Only 10min! Survey: https://goo.gl/z8q5EA Encuesta: https://goo.gl/GPFyWY To each of our families, PTO would l ... [More]

LSAT parent committee

Fri, May 25 9:04am

Greetings,   Thank you to all of the families who voted in the recent LSAT election for parents. The votes are in!   Our LSAT parents for SY 18-19 include:   -Ms. Clover Barnes -Ms. Avril Knott -Ms. K ... [More]

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thu, May 24 10:04am

 Friendly reminder:   Today, Thursday, May 24 from 12-7 p.m. is Parent Teacher Conferences, please stop by to see your student's teacher to discuss their overall performance for school year 2017-2018 ... [More]

Burroughs Go Green

Thu, May 24 9:48am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Burroughs School has been invited to participate in the 2018 DC Recycles Contest.  (see attachment)   Click here to see what items can be recycled: https://zerowaste.dc ... [More]

DCPS First Book Club

Thu, May 24 7:45am

Greeting Burroughs Families: As we began to close out the 2017-2018 school year and prepare for summer break, DCPS is launching its first Book Club , https://dcps.dc.gov/bookclub, The book club is a k ... [More]

SY18-19 Registration for DCPS After School Program

Tue, May 22 8:48am

Greetings Burroughs Families;   The SY 18-19 registration for after school that was due to launch on Monday, May 21st, has been postponed.  DCPS after school administrators will sent and notice of the ... [More]


Tue, May 22 8:41am

Friendly Reminder:   There is NO AFTERSCHOOL today (Tuesday, May 22nd)  due to Burroughs Staff Monthly Meeting.  All students are dismissed at 3:15 p.m.    Thank you, PTO

Congratulations to our new PTO Executive Board

Sat, May 19 7:40pm

Greetings Burroughs Families--see corrections:   We would like to CONGRATULATE and WELCOME the new elected PTO executive board for SY 18-19. (Several members will continue in their current position un ... [More]

LSAT Ballot for SY 18-19

Fri, May 18 6:39am

Greetings Burroughs Families: Please case your vote by completing the John Burroughs ES LSAT (Local School Advisory Team) ballot for SY 18-19 by the COB TODAY (May 18, 2018). See video for the purpose ... [More]

DCPS after school program

Fri, May 18 6:19am

Greetings Burroughs Families: On Monday, May 21, DCPS will open registration for the after school program. Please be sure you have registered your student with Ms Baxter for SY 2018-2019 in the main o ... [More]

LSAT Ballot SY18-19

Thu, May 17 1:39pm

Please find the instructions within the LSAT Ballot for SY 18-19.   Deadline is May 18,2018   Thanks

Summer Break at MindBloom

Wed, May 16 6:39am

MindBloom is offering students at JBES a discounted rate of $200/week for the 8am-3pm summer programming, with optional after care from 3pm-6pm.  There is also a sibling discount of 10% off for enroll ... [More]

Corrections to Update Announcements

Tue, May 15 5:31pm

Please note the correction: Thursday, May 24th - Parent Teacher Conferences (No School for students) Friday, May 25th - Professional Development (No School for students)

Update Annoucements

Tue, May 15 4:08pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Friendly reminders:   MAY Thursday, May 17th - PTO Meeting (6 pm)  **Elections of NEW officers, need your vote** Thursday, May 23rd- Parent Teacher Conference (NO SCHOO ... [More]

JBES Family Participation form

Tue, May 15 5:36am

Greetings Burroughs Families: Please return your Family Day Participation form to your students teachers. All donations to support Family Day are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or conc ... [More]

JBES Engagement Survey

Tue, May 15 5:31am

Greetings Burroughs Families: John Burroughs has made efforts to increase parent teacher communication; including phone calls, newsletters, Back to School and Literacy Nights, Family Dances and early ... [More]

PTO Bylaws-proposed changes

Sun, May 13 9:50pm

Hello Burroughs Families,   The PTO Executive Committee has some proposed changes and updates for the PTO Bylaws.  Please review the attached document.  If you have any changes or recommendations, ple ... [More]

For You

Sat, May 12 8:26am

Greetings Burroughs Families, We would like to wish each of you a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, we appreciate all you do for our families. Celebrate your grandmother, mother, aunt, sister or women who strengthe ... [More]

Stolen cell phone

Fri, May 11 8:43am

Good morning Burroughs Parents, On yesterday, one of our teacher’s personal property was taken from his book bag during Specials. The incident occurred as our third graders were in Mr Bowen’s Art clas ... [More]

PTO Nominations and Elections

Thu, May 10 7:39pm

  There are several PTO officer positions that will be open for the upcoming year: =President =Vice President =Secretary =At-Large Director for grades PK3 through 1st grade   These positions are open ... [More]

Teacher and Staff Appreciation (May 7-11)

Sun, May 6 7:16pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: For the week of May 7-11, let your teacher or staff members of the Burroughs community know how much you appreciation their hardworking, dedication and rising the bar for ... [More]

Parent Policy Advocacy Summit

Tue, May 1 6:32pm

Please join us for the Second-Annual PAVE Parent Policy Summit!   On Saturday, May 19th, parents and caregivers from across DC will take the lead and decide the direction that PAVE (Parents Amplfiying ... [More]

Aftercare Language Program Survey

Tue, May 1 8:42am

The John Burroughs Elementary School PTO is researching a potential after-school language immersion program for the 2018-2019 school year and we need your input! Please help us plan our programming by ... [More]

Roll with us

Mon, Apr 30 2:51pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: The PARCC is over. Yippie!!! Now, let’s have a little fun. Come out and roll with JBES. See flyer for skate party. Hope to see you. PTO

Read-a-Thon PRIZES

Mon, Apr 30 9:53am

Congratulations and thank you to all our Read-a-Thon participants. We raised $2,388.72 for the PTO, which will go towards funding such things as teacher resource requests (e.g. field trips, STEM proje ... [More]

Last chance to read and donate!

Fri, Apr 27 10:38am

School is out today but our scholars can READ and collect DONATIONS!!!   The Read-a-Thon will end at 9pm tonight, 4/27/2018   We have raised over $2,700.  Can we make it to $3,000?   Let's make this l ... [More]


Thu, Apr 26 6:14pm

Greetings, This is a friendly reminder that school is closed on Friday, April 27th. This is professional development day for teachers and staff. Additionally, we are still enrolling families for SY 18 ... [More]

PTO elections, Read-a-Thon, Planters

Tue, Apr 24 8:06pm

Please see the following UPDATED announcements from the PTO:   1.  Read-a-Thon Ends Friday, April 27th We have raised over $2,500 so far and our readers have logged over 23,790 minutes of reading! Let ... [More]

Camp Twin Creeks

Mon, Apr 23 6:07pm

The John Burroughs PTO has been given gift cards and gift certificates to Camp Twin Creeks, a sleep-away camp in West Virginia for 7-15 year olds. There will be a box in the main office for a raffle f ... [More]


Sun, Apr 22 10:03pm

Greetings Parents: Friendly reminders: Tuesday, April 24th- NO AfTERCARE for students due to Burroughs teacher/staff monthly meeting. All students are dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 27th-NO SCHO ... [More]

Read-a-Thon extended

Fri, Apr 20 3:35pm

We are extending the Read-a-Thon for 1 more week!!    We know our scholars are excited about reading and getting more donations to support our school activities.  You have helped us to raise over $2,0 ... [More]

Friendly Reminder

Thu, Apr 19 4:34pm

Greeting Parents! Friendly Reminder: There’s a PTO meeting TODAY @ 6pm. ALL Hands-On-Deck this Saturday, April 21, from 9am-12noon, our school garden is in need of beautification. Let clean-up our gar ... [More]

PRIZE WINNERS for the Read-A-Thon halfway point

Wed, Apr 18 10:06pm

We are a bit more than halfway through the Read-a-Thon! We'll have some great prizes at the end— in the meanwhile congratulations to our prize winners who have so far read the most and raised the most ... [More]

Garden Clean-Up Day-This SATURDAY

Wed, Apr 18 9:44am

Greetings Parents: Although the Casey’s Tree event has been cancelled, Burroughs Garden Clean-Up Day is still scheduled for this THIS SATURDAY, April 21st, from 9am-12noon. We need ALL hands-on-deck. ... [More]

Re-enrollment for SY 18-19

Wed, Apr 18 6:12am

Greetings Parents: Friendly reminder to enroll your student (s) by Tuesday, May 1st in the main office. See the below link for the necessary forms and documents required. http://enrolldcps.dc.gov/ Thanks, PTO

Important updates

Wed, Apr 18 6:06am

Greetings Parents: -PTO meeting held Thursday, April 19th at 6 pm in school cafeteria. Please plan to attend valuable information to share and we would love to hear from you. Hope to see you there. -N ... [More]

Casey’s Tree event-CANCELLED

Wed, Apr 18 5:54am

Greetings Parents: The Casey’s Tree event this weekend has been CANCELLED; no rescheduled date has been announced. Thanks, PTO

Keep reading for Read-a-Thon

Fri, Apr 13 2:28pm

Yes, the weekend is here and the sun is out...but we want you to keep reading and getting your friends, family and neighbors to donate to the Read-a-Thon!!!   Over the weekend, challenge our scholars ... [More]


Mon, Apr 9 8:33pm

Burroughs is off to a great start with the Read-a-Thon!  We have raised $1,194 so far!    Mrs. Warren's 1st grade class has the most readers with their pages active.   Have you created your reader pag ... [More]

Half Day

Thu, Apr 5 9:02pm

Reminder: Tomorrow, Friday, April 6th is a half day. ALL students are dismissed at 12:15 PM. NO AFTERCARE program. Have a great day! PTO

Casey Tree re-planting event

Thu, Apr 5 3:16pm

Greeting Burroughs Parents:   JBES will be hosting the Casey Tree re-planting event on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 9:30-1:30 p.m.  Since we are hosting this event, Casey is seeking JBES' parents a ... [More]

PARCC Pep Rally

Thu, Apr 5 2:50pm

Greetings Burroughs Parents!!   Our PARCC PEP RALLY kicks off tomorrow, Friday, April 9th, at 9 am, we look forward to see our parents there to cheer our students go as they begin testing on MONDAY, A ... [More]


Mon, Apr 2 1:58pm

Parents,   April begins our READ-A-THON.  Please read the notice sent home today.  We would like to raise money for our school! In order to succeed, we need each Raging Ram to READ everyday, record yo ... [More]

Dinner @Chipolte (tomorrow)

Mon, Apr 2 1:15pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Tell a friend, neighbor or family member to join Burroughs at Chipotle, 625 Monroe Street NE Suite A8 in Washington, from 4-8 p.m. for dinner tomorrow (Tuesday, April 3 ... [More]

SY 18-19 Enrollment

Mon, Apr 2 1:05pm

Greetings,   At Burroughs, every student feels loved, challenged and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life. This is done through the lens of STEM, social-emotional learning and s ... [More]

“Rock The PARCC”

Mon, Apr 2 12:43pm

Parents, we need your help.     Rock The PARCC Test Pep Rally - Friday, April 6th @ ​9:30am Help us celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of your students as they prepare to take the PARCC Test. ... [More]

It’s Friday

Fri, Mar 23 5:49am

Greetings Burroughs Families: Spring Break is here. As we closed out our Spirit Week; let’s represent our class by wearing our class color. See below the list of class color. Who will represent the BE ... [More]


Fri, Mar 23 5:36am

Greetings Burroughs Families: The Read-A-Thon starts April 9th. Teachers please distribute notifications today (Friday). Each packet has the teachers name with an instruction sheet on how to set up an ... [More]

JBES Family Engagement Survey

Thu, Mar 22 7:52am

Greetings Burroughs Families: Please take a moment to complete the JBES Family Engagement Survey. If there are any questions, please see Mrs. Ridley, Room 21. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQL ... [More]


Wed, Mar 21 10:21pm

Greetings, JBES will open on time tomorrow, March 22nd. Please be careful on your way in tomorrow morning. Don’t forget your Throwback Thursday outfit. Have a great evening!

DCPS Closed tomorrow

Tue, Mar 20 10:33pm

Greetings, Due to inclement weather conditions, DCPS schools are closed on Wednesday, March 21. Students do not need to report to school. Please be safe! Continue to check your local forecasts and the ... [More]

Staff meeting

Tue, Mar 20 12:41pm

Greetings Parents!   There is NO AFTER-CARE today; ALL students will be dismissed at  3:15 p.m. to give teachers and staff  time to prepare for their Staff Meeting.   Thanks, PTO

Reduce plastic

Sun, Mar 18 4:36pm

Greetings Parents!!! As we move forward to reduce our usage of plastic water bottle. Please allow your student to bring a reusable bottle for drinking water during school time. “Help Burroughs Recycle ... [More]

Spirit Week

Sun, Mar 18 4:08pm

Greetings Parents!! Tomorrow, Monday, March 19th, begins Spirit Week for our students; be sure to have your student dressed in their favorite character, movie, book, cartoons, or TV series character. ... [More]


Sun, Mar 18 12:04pm

Greetings Parents!! Please view the following announcements: 1. Flag Football season is here. This year we will have a CO-ED Flag Football team where the head coach will be Mr. Ross and the assistant ... [More]

Lucky Family Night

Fri, Mar 16 11:39am

Greetings Parents;   TONIGHT is LUCKY FAMILY NIGHT,  please come out to have fun with other family of the Burroughs community.  The event is from 5-7 p.m. TONIGHT come in your favorite green shirt or ... [More]

Chipotle Fundraiser

Fri, Mar 16 11:32am

Greetings Parents:   The PTO is looking for volunteer to greet and distribute flyers at the entrance of Chipotle on Tuesday,  April 3, 2018, at 625 Monroe St NE, Suite A8, near Brookland Metro Station ... [More]


Thu, Mar 15 6:25pm

Greetings Parents: For those who missed the PARCC information meeting this evening, you are invited to attend the Chat and Chew at 8:10 am in Parent Resource Room. Thanks, PTO

Lean a helping hand to Food Prints

Thu, Mar 15 5:00pm

Hello Parents! Next Wednesday (March 21st) is our Food Prints day. We will be focusing on our school garden and preparing our garden beds for planting. We need a few parents that would be willing to c ... [More]

Uniform shirts

Thu, Mar 15 12:14pm

Greetings Burroughs Parents:    Our school social worker is in need of uniform shirts donations in sizes larger than 7/8, if you are able to assist, please contact her at Alicia.Derenoncourt@dc.gov.  ... [More]


Thu, Mar 15 10:30am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Next week, Monday, March 19th - Friday, March 23rd is SPIRIT WEEK, please check the schedule attached schedule for upcoming events and what to wear each day during SPIR ... [More]

PARCC and more

Thu, Mar 15 10:09am

Greetings,   Please join us for the following events:   - PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Careers and College) chat/chew will take place today (March 15th) at 5:30 PM in the parent ... [More]

Senators Satchel Paige Little League (SSPLL) Baseball Spring Registration

Mon, Mar 12 9:30pm

Greetings Burroughs Family, My name is Brandon T. Winder and I am the father of Owen Winder who is currently a Kindergartner at Burroughs Elementary School.  I would like to invite all boys and girls ... [More]

Summer Learning

Mon, Mar 12 4:43pm

The DCPS Summer Learning Program is a free enrichment and literacy-based learning opportunity open to all current DCPS Kindergarten through 8th grade students (rising 1st through 9th grade students) o ... [More]

Panorama survey

Mon, Mar 12 4:35pm

Dear Parent, DCPS is launching the Panorama Survey to measure social-emotional learning (SEL), school climate and satisfaction across students in grades 3-12, staff and families. Through this survey, ... [More]

JBES Science Fair

Thu, Mar 8 3:14pm

Greetings Parents!   The Science Fair is today!! On Friday, March 9, you are invited to attend the award's assembly.  You are welcome to stop by to view the projects today.   Assembly Schedule for Fri ... [More]

Lucky Family Dance 2018

Thu, Mar 8 2:07pm

Greetings Families:   Next Friday, March 16, 2018, is your lucky day.  Come dress in your favorite lucky green shirt and accessories to dance/party from 5-7 p.m. The dance/party will be held in the mu ... [More]

Picture Day—Today

Wed, Mar 7 6:38am

Greetings Parents: SAY CHEESE!! Today is PICTURE DAY, please be sure all students who are taking pictures have their forms and monies. Students are allowed to wear their favorite dress or outfit for p ... [More]

Book Fair

Mon, Mar 5 10:44pm

Greetings Families: Final call to get your copy of Black Panther book and other exciting reading materials. Tuesday, March 6, (closing at 3:30 pm) is our last day for the book fair. Don’t forget your ... [More]

DCPS Family Night @ Air &Space Museum

Mon, Mar 5 12:56pm

Greetings Parents: According to the Air & Space Museum website, the showing of A Wrinkle of Time will not be seen on the night of the 16th. The museum apologizes for the unexpected changes. Thanks, PTO

Picture Day-Wednesday

Mon, Mar 5 11:56am

Greetings Parents, Students are allowed to wear their favorite outfit for pictures scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th. Thanks, PTO

Science Fair @ Burroughs

Mon, Mar 5 8:13am

Greetings Burroughs Families: We are exciting about the upcoming Science Fair. Unfortunately, the Science Fair is CLOSED to all spectators due to outside judges; we would like each Science project to ... [More]

Parent Teacher conferences

Fri, Mar 2 10:07am

Greetings, Due to inclement weather conditions, DCPS schools are closed today - Friday, March 2nd. DCPS will communicate the rescheduling of parent teacher conferences soon. Please be safe in these we ... [More]


Thu, Mar 1 9:21am

Greetings Parents! Today is an exciting day, as we prepare for Literacy Night at Burroughs. We hope all families will come out to support this event, held in multi-purpose room from 5:30 to 7 p.m The ... [More]

Literacy Night

Wed, Feb 28 9:30pm

Greetings, Calling all readers! This week is a busy week for Literacy. Our Book Fair kicked off on Monday and it has been a roaring success! The book fair is stocked with hundreds of great titles that ... [More]


Tue, Feb 27 2:56pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:     Please stop by the Book Fair, TODAY thru March 6th,  to check out some of the great titles.  Let's get prepared for Literacy Night, this Thursday (3/1) from 5:30-7 p. ... [More]

Book Fair Volunteers

Thu, Feb 22 10:41pm

Burroughs will have a BOOK FAIR next week.  We are looking for parents to volunteer their time to staff the book fair.  Your responsibilities are to scan the items, ring up the sales and collect payme ... [More]

Friendly reminder

Thu, Feb 22 9:08am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Friendly reminder:   Friday, February 23, at 2 pm, Our scholars will show case their talents by song, dance and reciting various pieces to celebrate Black History Month ... [More]

Literacy Night @ Burroughs

Wed, Feb 21 1:43pm

Greetings Families:   We hope everyone enjoyed the four day weekend and the weather these two days.  We know our students were excited about the 70 degree weather.    Read Across America is March 2, 2 ... [More]

Free Car Seats !!!!!

Tue, Feb 20 1:25pm

Hello Everyone,    I recently came across a resource providing free car seats for a limited time.  If you are interested please contact Mr. Trowers 2022762494.    Thanks ! 

Parents struggle to keep the junk food out of little mouths

Fri, Feb 16 1:04pm

Greetings:   Here's an article with helpful information feeding healthy food to our scholars.     https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/23/american-parents-struggle-to-feed-healthy-food-t ... [More]

Science Fair Projects Upcoming Dates

Fri, Feb 16 12:54pm

Greetings:   We are pleased to announce our scholars (3rd-5th graders) are doing an amazing job with their science projects.  Shout out to our parents and teachers, who are working diligently to assis ... [More]

Foot Prints @ Burroughs

Fri, Feb 16 12:15pm

Greetings Burroughs Parents:   Our Pre-schoolers, Kindergartens thru 2nd graders would love your help with their Food Prints projects.  They are looking for parents who will assist them with cutting u ... [More]

Mark your calendar

Fri, Feb 16 12:03pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Here are some reminders of upcoming events at Burroughs: FEBRUARY   Friday, February 23rd at 2 p.m is our Black History Program. Please come out and support our student ... [More]

Reminder: No School Tomorrow

Thu, Feb 15 8:16pm

Greetings, This is just a friendly reminder that school is closed on tomorrow (Friday, February 16th) and Monday, February 19th. This is due to Professional Development Day and President's Day. We wil ... [More]

Valentine Gram sales

Mon, Feb 12 11:12am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Thank you all for your support on our Valentine Gram sales.  As you know, today is the last day for orders.  All orders in by 3:30pm will be processed by Student Counci ... [More]

Awards Ceremony

Fri, Feb 9 4:50pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: Congratulations to ALL our Raging Rams Scholars today for receiving awards in various categories: Perfect Attendance, Most Improved, the “Raging Ram” award, I-ready & ST ... [More]

Candy-Gram SALE!!

Wed, Feb 7 12:33pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Support the JBES Raging Rams Student Council as they hold their first annual CANDY-GRAM SALE!!   Send a CANDY-GRAM to a teacher,  staff,  or student, etc.   Valentine’s ... [More]

Science Fair Project

Wed, Feb 7 11:28am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   We hope our 3rd, 4th, 5th graders individual science projects are going well.     On Wednesday, Febraury, 7th (this Wednesday) all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are required ... [More]

JBES Zumba Fitness Fundraiser

Wed, Feb 7 11:06am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Are you ready to shed those winter pounds?  Or get your heart rate pump'n and blood circulating.    Well, grab a friend, a neighbor or a family member to partner with a ... [More]

Awards Assembly/Dress Down Friday

Fri, Feb 2 5:22pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: We will host our awadrs assembly on Friday, February 9th in the afternoon. This ceremony will highlight all of the hard work that our students have demonstrated during th ... [More]

Update news for DCPS Aftercare Program

Tue, Jan 30 5:22pm

January 30, 2018 Dear Afterschool Families, On January 24, DC Public Schools (DCPS) shared that afterschool funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) grant would support progr ... [More]

Champions of 2018 Raging Ram Spelling Bee

Tue, Jan 30 3:43pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   If you missed the 2018 Raging Ram Spelling Bee on yesterday, you missed a treat.  Before announcing the champions, we would like to SHOUT OUT to Mrs. Idemudia and Ms. H ... [More]

Zumba is here at JBES

Tue, Jan 30 3:19pm

Greetings Burroughs Families and Community members:   If you are looking to loose yourself in the music and have fun while burning calories to get your body in shape, come out to Burroughs on Saturday ... [More]

Popcorn Orders

Fri, Jan 26 10:21am

Greeting Burroughs Families;   Today is the last day to pick up Popcorn orders.    Mrs. Hammiel, Mrs. Warren and Ms. Nolan could you, please send a message out on Class Dojo to your parents who have o ... [More]

Popcorn pick up

Thu, Jan 25 4:51pm

Please pick up popcorn orders in Parent Resource Room, today by 6pm. Thanks, PTO

Popcorn orders

Thu, Jan 25 8:16am

Greetings, Please pick up your popcorn orders today (1/25), from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Parent Resource Center. Thanks, PTO

Spelling Bee Finalists

Thu, Jan 25 8:10am

Thanks to all our 3rd grade Spelling Bee contestants and their families for their participation and hard work. You are winners too. Congrats to Burroughs 3rd grade Spelling Bee Finalists: Eliana Lynch ... [More]

Afterschool program for DC Public Schools

Wed, Jan 24 4:21pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: We are please to share this information with our families as we hope you’re happy to learn about this news. Some may have received this notification via email. From DCPS: ... [More]

Popcorn Pick Up

Wed, Jan 24 4:03pm

Greetings Birroughs Families: Friendly reminder to pick up your popcorn order in the Parent Resource Room, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thanks for all your support. PTO

Attention Parents! You Are Cordially Invited To The Spelling Bee Finals!

Wed, Jan 24 9:10am

Please come out and support our scholars  January 29th at 1:30 P.M. in the Multipurpose Room.  


Tue, Jan 23 3:41pm

Hi Parents, Popcorn is being distributed in the Parent Resource Center. Thanks.

POPCORN has arrived

Tue, Jan 23 12:49pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:    Popcorn has arrived.  Packages will be distributed today after dismissal (3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.) in the Parent Resource Center.  If you aren't able to pick up today, ... [More]

2018 Summer Camps

Tue, Jan 23 10:12am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   The summer is approaching fast! We would like to keep our students learning even throughout the summer.  Attached is a  complied list of 2018 Summer Programs in DC and ... [More]

National Building Museum Summer Program

Mon, Jan 22 9:15pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: The National Building Museum also hosts a wonderful summer camp. Here is some information: Summer Camp Registration Now Open! Build a summer of fun for your child! Summer ... [More]


Mon, Jan 22 8:03pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: This is a friendly reminder that all JBES after care activities are cancelled for tomorrow, January 23rd. This is due to the all staff faculty meeting which will take pla ... [More]

Summer Engineering Experience for kids

Mon, Jan 22 5:05pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) is a free engineering program offered in 16 cities, and Washington, DC is among them. Ms Fulford finds this program fun and ... [More]

PARCC Key Dates (3rd-5th graders)

Thu, Jan 18 3:45pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   If anyone is interested, here are some key dates for the PARCC testing scheduled for Spring.  See attachment.    Here are some helpful tips as we prepare our students, ... [More]

Science Fair Workshop

Wed, Jan 17 3:19pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   The Science Fair Workshop,  tomorrow, Thursday, January 18th at 5:30 p.m. will be held in the Science Lab.    Thanks, PTO


Wed, Jan 17 12:16pm

Correction to previous announcement:   AP Kellogg's email address is: kristina.kellogg@dc.gov.  Please email her if you're available to assist with the market on tomorrow (Thursday, January 18th)  at ... [More]

PTO Meeting/Science Fair

Wed, Jan 17 11:20am

Greetings Burroughs Families:   We hope everyone arrived to school safely and warm.  Tomorrow is a busy day for Burroughs. Our market will open for Burroughs families and staff at 3:15 p.m. following ... [More]

Popcorn Fundraisier

Tue, Jan 16 3:19pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Kudos for those who participated in Popcorn Fundraiser, we did an awesome job with a small number of families.  We definitely could have tripled our numbers with more f ... [More]

Chat and Chew-TUESDAY(1/17/18)

Mon, Jan 15 3:08pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: We hope each of you has enjoyed the 3 day break. There will be a chat and chew for all parents and guardians on January 17th at 8:10 in the parent center. The focus will ... [More]

Science Fair Projects

Thu, Jan 11 3:16pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: Deadline is approaching for the first phase of the science fair projects. ALL 3rd, 4th, 5th graders must submit a TITLE along with questions to investigate, this is due T ... [More]

Popcorn Fundraiser Due-Wednesday (1/10/2018)

Tue, Jan 9 2:48pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   The popcorn fundraiser is due this Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (tomorrow).  Please turn-in all order forms and monies to your student's  teacher in an envelope with  St ... [More]

Science Fair (3rd-5th graders)

Tue, Jan 9 1:46pm

Greetings Burroughs Families!!   Your students (3rd-5th grader) will need to determine their science fair project by this Friday, January 12th.     The students will submit the following components: 1 ... [More]


Mon, Jan 8 11:32am

Greetings, This message was received from DCPS a few minutes ago. Due to the inclement weather forecast, all DCPS after school programs, athletic events, and evening meetings are cancelled for today, ... [More]

Popcorn Fundraiser Extended

Thu, Jan 4 3:36pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: We hope everyone is staying warm and safe during these weather conditions. We are going to extend the due date for the popcorn fundraiser until Wednesday, January 10th, 2 ... [More]

DCPS delay

Thu, Jan 4 3:06am

The District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) reports due to current weather conditions, DCPS will open two hours delay today, Thursday, January 4, 2018.  Students and teachers should report two hours ... [More]

Popcorn Fundraiser-Reminder

Wed, Jan 3 4:45pm

Welcome back Burroughs Families!!   We hope everyone enjoyed their Winter break.  We would like to clarify the due date for the popcorn fundraiser.  The DUE DATE is Friday, January 5, 2018.  Please pa ... [More]

Reminder about snow days

Tue, Dec 19 11:16am

From the desk of the Chancellor: December 19, 2017 Dear Friends, As we prepare for the holiday break, I want to take a moment to wish you and your families a warm and happy holiday season. Our student ... [More]

Winter activities at Woodridge Library

Wed, Dec 6 1:04pm

Greetings Burroughs,   Woodridge Library has several activities scheduled for next week.  Please see the attached flyers for further details.    Thanks, PTO

Chat & Chew

Wed, Dec 6 12:29pm

Friendly reminder:   Chat and Chew this Friday, December 8, from 8:10-9:10 a.m. in the parent center, sponsored by Mr. Stevenson. See you there.   Thanks, PTO

Glow Party

Tue, Dec 5 10:32pm

Friendly Reminder: This Friday, December 8, from 5pm-7pm in the multi-purpose room your invited to wear your best “glow” shirt and/or accessories and come “GLOW” with us. The admission is $5 per famil ... [More]

Bike Ride with Burroughs

Tue, Dec 5 10:20pm

Greetings Burroughs Parents!! Mr. Tucker (P.E. Teacher) is looking for any available parents with a bike to ride along with him and the students on their 20 minutes bike ride around the school this Th ... [More]

Parent's Chat and Chew

Fri, Dec 1 9:33am

​Greetings Burroughs Parents:   The elementary ELA will host the next Parent's chat and chew held on  Monday, December 18th from 8:10-9:10 am in the parent center.  The focus is reading fluency in pre ... [More]


Thu, Nov 30 2:30pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   SCHOOL is CLOSED FOR STUDENTS, tomorrow,  Friday, December 1, due to Professional Development Day.     Thanks, PTO

December Food Market

Thu, Nov 30 2:22pm

Greetings Burroughs Families:   Mark your calendar to attend the food market on December 20th at 3:15-5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Our students can shop to get fresh fruits, vegetables and non-perisha ... [More]


Thu, Nov 30 1:55pm

Greetings Burroughs Families!!!   Are you ready to glow?   On next Friday (December 8th) is your opportunity to glow in the dark. See the flyer for further details.  If you have any questions or conce ... [More]

News Flash!!!!

Tue, Nov 28 9:17pm

IT’S  GIVING TUESDAY Are you wondering how you should give on Giving Tuesday? You can give by ordering an JBES T-SHIRT for a child or a friend or a teacher or donate to your PTO. https://www.customink ... [More]

Monthly Announcements

Sun, Nov 26 6:21pm

Greetings Burroughs Families: Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Just a few announcements as we approach Winter Break (December 22- January 3rd, as school will resume at 8:45. November 28- No ... [More]


Tue, Nov 21 9:36am

Please pardon the correction: There is NO aftercare tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22. All students will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. At the Newton Street entrances. Thanks, PTO


Tue, Nov 21 8:41am

NO AFTERCARE, TODAY, November 22nd, ALL students are dismissed at 3:15 p.m. at the Newton Street entrance.

Popcorn fundraiser/Reminders

Tue, Nov 21 7:58am

Greetings Burroughs Families: The popcorn order forms distribution has been delayed. We will launch the fundraiser on Monday, November 27, 2017. We would like to provide detailed instructions for the ... [More]

It's not too late to pay membership dues (and paying doesn't mean you plan to attend meetings)

Mon, Nov 20 9:36am

As a follow-up to the membership drive contest winner announcement, I'd like to mention that it’s not too late to pay dues. The $10 PTO dues should be paid by all Burroughs families, not just those wh ... [More]

PTO Membership Drive Results

Mon, Nov 20 9:06am

Drumroll, please... I am pleased to announce that the PTO dues campaign brought in $440! These funds will support our school, teachers, and students. Ms. Nolan's class had the highest percentage of du ... [More]

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


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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: 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]


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]


Tue, Jan 24 11:48am


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]


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]


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]