FOB Newsletter 9-07-15

Welcome Back, Friends of Burr! 

School starts tomorrow at 8:45am, and Friends of Burr would like to welcome all families and staff back to Burr, especially new families and staff that have joined our community! (For those of you who were not aware that tomorrow is the first day back to school, please stop reading, run to Target for school supplies and a lunchbox, and get your kids to bed asap. If you're a two parent household, divide and conquer these tasks. I believe in you-you can do it!) It's going to be a great school year, and Friends of Burr will keep you informed of everything that's happening both through our email newsletters and the brand, spanking new website We're adding more content weekly, so check it out!

Welcome Back Video!

Back by popular demand, the Teachers and Staff have created another fantastic Welcome Back Video. It's not to be missed! Check it out here ->  Welcome Back Video  

Thanks for taking the time to make this fabulous video. 

Ice Cream Social 9/4/15

In case you missed it, Friends of Burr offered ice cold water and warm cozy hugs to everyone at the Ice Cream Social last Friday. After a long summer of time with the kiddos, some parents were looking for the jug marked "Adults Only." That jug of "juice" only appears at Adult Only events, like the Spring Gala. Sorry parents. You can look forward to great adults only events coming up this year because Friends of Burr has a new Social Chair this year, Michele Labell, who will be planning fun meet-ups in the neighborhood to help parents get to know each other and enjoy a night out. Please send any suggestions for events to

Did you see the kids who got so much ice cream on their hands that they were stuck to the new picnic tables in the Burr Garden area? Did you know that Friends of Burr supported the Student Council's efforts to purchase those four picnic tables by donating $1,875 for their purchase? We hope that students, parents, and the Bucktown community enjoy the new tables. You made that happen with your generous donations to Friends of Burr-Thank You!

Come Meet With Us!

If you think that this email has been fun to read, you should come to our meetings for some real fun! We have lively, yet productive, meetings every month where we discuss ideas, plan events, and meet new friends who also love to volunteer. (To be honest, there are parents who just come the meetings to socialize and have a night out of the house. That's ok, but realize that while you were sipping on that craft beer, we were signing you up to pass out water at the next fundraiser.) We hope to see you at the first meeting of the year: Monday, September 14, 7:30pm at Club Lucky, just down the street on Wabansia.

FOB Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for a more meaningful way to be involved at Burr?
Join the Friends of Burr Team!

We need volunteers to help on the day of the Walkathon 10/01/15. Please email if you are interested.
Get Involved!

There are many ways to get involved and volunteer at Burr. We rely on the generosity + time of our parents and community to make our school the best for our kids!

Kiss and Go and Lunchroom Volunteer Opportunities.