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December 9, 2018
This week Burr Elementary School will be "wrapping" up our annual Seasons of Caring program spearheaded by Mei-Ling Uliasz. The Burr community has "adopted" over 50 Cesar Batalla families to help bring them some gifts and essentials they may not usually have during this holiday season. Thank you to all who donated, shopped and wrapped! We still need help this week taking inventory of the gifts and getting them to the school. Please click here to sign up.

Looking for more ways to help the families at Cesar Batalla? See below!

Charlotte Vinci
PTA President
Dates to Remember

11 PTA Meeting at 915 AM
11 Fairfield Strategic Planning Committee Workshop
13 ATB Session 2 Registration Begins
14 Spirit Day
21 Songfest at 10 AM
21 Early Dismissal

A-F Schedule
Monday 12/10 - F
Tuesday 12/11- A
Wednesday 12/12 - B
Thursday 12/13 - C
Friday 12/14 - D
Cesar Batalla -- A Season of Caring
If you are looking for additional ways to help the families at Cesar Batalla, here are a few more ways you can help
  • Donate money to the Food Fund (cash or checks made out to "Diane Rossiter") -- Pass fund to Mrs. Uliasz in an envelope labeled "Cesar Batalla Food Fund"
  • Donate gently used sheets, pillow cases, blankets and towels (NEW pillows are also accepted)
  • Donate new clothes, winter accessories, toys, books school supplies, toiletries or household items (there are always families that come up last minute)
Events, Activities & Sign Ups
Fairfield's Strategic Planning Committee Workshop -- Tuesday, December 11th at 10 AM (Following the PTA meeting) Interested in providing input on the future of Fairfield? The Fairfield Strategic Planning Committee is hosting a series of workshops across the town to gather input on important topics, such as: school buildings, real estate, bus rides, play spaces, downtown development, traffic patterns of Black Rock Turnpike and Post Road, population growth, etc. They will be conducting one of these workshops at our school this Tuesday morning looking for input from Burr families. Click here for more information on the Strategic Planning Committee.

Annual SEPTA Cookie Walk!  Wednesday, December 19 from 9 AM -12 PM
  • Love cookies? Celebrate the season by buying cookies with SEPTA!  The annual cookie walk will take place in the lobby at Central office (501 Kings Hwy East, Fairfield). Stop by to fill a box with festive cookies for home or a hostess gift.
  • Bakers needed! Love to Bake? We need your help! Support the cookie walk by baking cookies! Sign up here. All varieties and flavors welcome! It's a great activity to bake with your girl scouts, boy scouts or any other group. Please reach out if you need help with supplies. Contact Emily Lusk with questions or to coordinate cookie drop off.
Shop to Support

Support  Burr Elementary School PTA's while doing your holiday shopping! Check out our  Shop to Support vendors! A percentage of all purchases from the companies below go right back to the PTA! Click  here  for details.

  • Shutterfly/Tiny Prints - Shop for photo books, cards, gifts and more from at and 13% of your order will go to our school
  • - Our PTA will receive 50% of your purchase. Perfect place to look for teacher gifts, hostess gifts & more.
  • Amazon - Shop all of Amazon's products through and select Burr Elementary School PTA and .5% of your purchases will go back to Burr.
Get To Know...Mrs Salemme!
  1. Where did you go to college?  UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (GO TERPS!)
  2. Where have you traveled? BUDAPEST, MONTREAL, QUEBEC
  3. What is one of your hidden talents? I CAN TYPE WITHOUT LOOKING
  4. What would the students be surprised to find out about you? I LOVE SPICY PEPPERS AND HOT FOODS!
  5. What are your “trapped on a desert island” books or movies? THE HARRY POTTER SERIES AND ANYTHING PIXAR!

What to learn more about Mrs. Salemme? Click here!
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