August 21, 2017
Dear Burr Student,
Welcome back! I hope you had an awesome, amazing, cool, fun-filled summer. Perhaps you read a great book, ran a lemonade stand, ate a ginormous hot fudge sundae with extra whipped cream, or just hung out at the beach. Whatever you did, I hope you had a great time!
During July and August, I worked at Burr, played some tennis, read a lot of great books, and spent a week on vacation in the Pennsylvania Mountains. I missed all of you and did a lot of work to get ready for this school year
For our upcoming school year, I want you to think about two very important ideas:
First, work hard. Read books that challenge you and make you think. When you come to a difficult problem work through it and try hard. Instead of getting frustrated and giving up, enjoy trying to figure things out. Do your homework (and do it well) and know that hard work is the most important thing you can do to be successful.
Second, be nice. This means treating everyone you meet with respect and kindness. This means demonstrating good manners at all times. This means being helpful and generous. Our goal for all Burr students is to treat each other and others in our community, every day, with dignity, respect, and warmth.
I hope you read a lot this summer and logged your minutes into the Fairfield Public Library’s website. As a school, we read over 82,000 minutes and reached our school goal. Look for something special to happen during the first few weeks of school. I also hope that you wrote stories, visited a museum, and completed the summer math packet. Please make sure to bring the math packet to the first day of school.
Whether you are new to Burr or someone who has spent all of their school years here, welcome, welcome, welcome back! I can’t wait to see you soon.