This is a reminder that next week, September 14-18 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, the Burdick staff will be distributing textbooks and other materials to assist with virtual learning. Click the link below to sign up and reserve your spot. Please make sure that you arrive on the date and time you choose so that we can have your child’s materials ready. If you have more than one child please choose multiple spots to accommodate for social distancing.
In addition to textbook distribution, Burdick will be hosting our annual Fall Virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Teachers will host three different listening sessions during the evening at 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please plan to attend one listening session per child.
Contact Ms. Cohen with any questions at 414-294-1288 or cohenl1@milwaukee,k12.wi.us
We look forward to seeing you next week!
The “Welcome Back” edition of the Burdick Buzz is here.
Is your family new to Burdick School? Our staff is hosting a Virtual New Student Orientation to help welcome you to our community. Please view the flyer below for more information. To sign up for this event and to receive a link to the Google Meet, visit https://forms.gle/cJU1o7Jj2pU8TbKc7. If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Liza Cohen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-294-1288. We look forward to “seeing” you on Thursday!
Hello Burdick Community. Here are instructions on how to use some of the essential tools teachers will use to communicate with students.
Hello Burdick Students and Families,
I hope you all are having an enjoyable and safe summer. As many of you may know, the Milwaukee Public School Board of Directors voted in favor of starting the 2020-2021 school year virtually for the Milwaukee Public School District. At Burdick, we understand that this may not be the start to the school year that you or your child envisioned; however, we do take the safety of our students and staff seriously and understand the decision from the school board.
As we approach the upcoming school year, we are preparing our staff to deliver virtual instruction to all of our students. As we engage in this process, we will be reflecting on the feedback provided by our families and students at the end of last school year. We are looking to have a consistent platform throughout our school to deliver online instruction, a detailed schedule for virtual learning, and more frequent communication with our families and students. In addition, we will be relying on parent and student feedback leading up to the start of the school year.
In the upcoming weeks, we will have additional information for our families. This will include a more concrete virtual plan for our students, Chromebook and textbook distribution, updates from the district, and any other important information. During this time, I truly appreciate your patience with our school and look forward to any feedback you may share with us.
A.E. Burdick School
(From Mr. Balistreri)
Hello Burdick Families,
I hope you are doing well and enjoying the warm weather. This post is to let you know that the Burdick students have access to a reading enrichment program called myOn for the next three weeks.
If students log in they will take a quick test to determine levels. Then, they have access to thousands of books and daily news articles. I have created several “projects” on various topics and students can read their way through those as well. Below this post are directions, which include the link to log in, and what they should use for their user name and password.
This program is a great way to get the kids reading and help keep those important skills sharp over the summer. There are no requirements. They can use it as much as they want until the end of July. K4 students will not have access to this but they can log into Learning A-Z through the Clever App on the MPS student toolbox. If needed, I could help with that process. This is also an excellent program!
Furthermore, all students can also log on to ST Math through the Clever app on the MPS page. This interactive math program is awesome for helping to prevent backslide while off for the summer. Please see the attachments for directions to use these programs. If you have any problems or questions just email me and we will work through them together. Many students are already signed up and taking full advantage of these great learning opportunities.
Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer,
Congratulations, Mr. Anderson, on your retirement from teaching. You served the Burdick families with professional excellence, tireless effort, and dignity. The students will always remember the impact you had on their lives and you will be greatly missed. We wish you the best!
Below is a description of the new daily start times for MPS and Burdick School.