Weekly Buzz | Parents, Do You Prefer Full or Half Days for Teacher Professional Development?
Plus, Memorial Day closings
Hello! Getting a slow start on this side of town today. But that’s ok, because it’s gorgeous outside!
I have something cool for you this week, especially if you are a parent with kids in Burlington Public Schools. Tenth graders at BHS want to know whether you prefer full or half days for teacher workdays.
Currently, kids have five days off each year so that teachers can engage in full-day professional development. The main question of the survey (which took me less than five minutes to complete) was: Would you prefer the current state of 5 full day professional development days or moving to 10 half days?
The results will be shared with some School Committee members and Dr. Conti. So—Help some civics students out and offer your input! Fill out that survey right here!
This Week in Burlington
Meetings and Events
Monday, May 22
6:00 PM - Select Board (Town Hall and virtual)
7:00 PM - Virtual Trivia Night (library event; register)
7:00 PM - Teen Escape Room (library event; register)
Tuesday, May 23
8:00 AM - Mystic Regional Emergency Planning Committee (One Audubon Rd
10:30 AM - Walking the Caminos De Santiago, Spain, with Meg Holmes (virtual library event; register)
3:00-5:00 PM - Burlington Community Design Workshop - Site Tour
6:30-8:30 PM - Burlington Community Design Workshop - Listening Workshop
7:00 PM - Board of Health (Town Hall and virtual)
7:00 PM - School Committee (BHS and virtual)
7:00 PM - Shawsheen School Committee (Shawsheen Tech and YouTube)
7:00 PM - Discover India Series: A Musical Journey (virtual library event; register)
Wednesday, May 24
8:30 AM - Planning Sub Sculpture Park (virtual)
3:30 PM - Memorial Day Flag Placement (Chestnut Hill Cemetery and Pine Haven Cemetery on Bedford Street)
5:00-8:00 PM - Burlington Community Design Workshop - Visioning Workshop
5:30 PM - Board of Health Subcommittee - Nurse Position Discussion (Board of Health Conference Room - Room 236)
6:00 PM - Mental Health Book Club - What Made Maddy Run (library event; register)
Thursday, May 25
6:30 PM - Conservation Commission (Town Hall and virtual)
6:30 PM - Free Blood Pressure Screening at the Library
7:00 PM - Rules Committee (Town Hall Annex)
Friday, May 26
11:00 AM - Bug Tea Party at the library (register)
2:00 PM - Know Your Shopping Rights (virtual library event; register)
4:00 PM - Teen Smash Bros tournament (library event; register)
Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28
Monday, May 29
10:00 AM - Memorial Day Ceremony (Veterans' Section of Chestnut Hill Cemetery)
Sports and Activities
Mixed results from Friday night’s volleyball game; JV lost 0-2, while Varsity won 3-1 in Framingham. Varsity won their game yesterday, too, with a score of 3-2 and officially qualifying for states.
Our baseball team won 10-5 against Bedford on Saturday, and while the boys’ lacrosse team lost 20-8 and the JV girls lost 13-7 this weekend, the varsity girls won 16-14.
The spring sports season is nearing its end, but we still have time to catch the tail end of the games. This week we’ll see tennis, baseball, lacrosse, and more.
That’s it for today. Sorry I’m so late; I’ll be back in 12 hours or less with a very brief Daily.
See you then!