Family Engagement

At Burbank we strive to create positive partnerships with parents. We believe that parents are each child’s best teacher and we believe in working with parents to help children achieve their potential. 

Classroom engagement

We encourage our families to be actively involved in the learning that is happening at school. This means:

  • Parents can be mystery readers in each of our classrooms. Your child’s teacher will be in touch with more specific information regarding this opportunity!

  • Parents are invited to attend our frequent special events (e.g., town hall meetings or class parties).

  • Custodial parents and legal guardians of enrolled children may visit at any time. We kindly ask you to let your child’s teacher know 24 hours in advance, so they can ensure your visit is meaningful and worthwhile.

Classroom Communication

We strive to keep our families informed with school and classroom happenings. Our Director sends out weekly newsletters with information that is important for the Burbank community to know. Our classroom teams communicate electronically with parents via an app called Kambyu. This app allows families to receive regular classroom photos, instantly message classroom teams, and receive assessment results.

Progress reports

We offer parent/teacher conferences twice a year: once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Your child’s teacher will be in touch with you to schedule these conferences via Zoom.

Burbank PTO

Parents are invited to connect with other families in a variety of ways. We have an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) that families can join. Our PTO plans family gatherings and school-wide events, like field day and restaurant nights. 

All BECS parents and teachers are encouraged to join the PTO. Faculty representatives attend the monthly meetings to facilitate communication between staff and parents. It is an opportunity for everyone to become involved in the activities at the school and occasionally off premises. This is an ideal forum for the expression of your concerns and opinions on school issues, program management, etc.

The PTO board consists of the president, secretary, treasurer and volunteer-coordinator. The school director and two teacher representatives are also part of the PTO board. There are committee chairpersons for each event. Any parent who is a member of PTO may serve on the board and all parents are encouraged to attend PTO meetings.

The PTO pays for many things which are above and beyond the cost of tuition.  The PTO, to date, has paid for the majority of the playground equipment, the playground bike path, the shelter house and picnic tables, the sandbox, the bike sheds, classroom computers, classroom storage cupboards, and buses for field trips. These items all make for a more pleasant learning environment for the children and a positive working space for teachers.  These items cost several thousands of dollars and sometimes take multiple years of fundraising to achieve.  Fundraisers vary from year to year based on parent and teacher involvement and participation.

Education Opportunities

We encourage parents to take advantage of our parent education programs. Each week we provide our families with early childhood strategies and tools. In addition, we offer parent trainings such as webinars and/or in person trainings.

Stay tuned to this webpage for great educational programming!

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