Since the beginning of the school year Friends of Burley funds have done real things. They ensured every student had stable and updated technology. They purchased remote art and steam supplies which every student to learn with matching materials which let teachers focus on teaching. And, importantly, they gave the Burley School Administration the ability to quickly and efficiently make important purchases beyond the scope of what CPS provided to help the school get ready for reopening. Past support of Friends of Burley has made Burley School an essential and amazing resource for every child in our community and has made the school especially well positioned for this difficult year. Our school is full of talented teachers and staff with extensive training in best practices on technology use in the classroom (and now at bringing the classroom into homes), a 1:1 technology program that meant, even in this extreme time, our school was well positioned for a successful pivot to remote learning at a moments notice, and, in a typical year, a school that has a robust and well-rounded curriculum that educates the whole child.