May is upon us and it is indeed a very busy month. The teachers at Anthony Burns continue to work diligently to assure that our students learn the curriculum set by the state of Virginia in the Standards of Learning. Each day I am in awe of how much our teachers do to prepare our children to meet challenges and success. Please check out the important May dates so that you are aware of the SOL test dates.
A special thank you is in order for the individuals that are a part of the Anthony Burns PTO Board. Being on the PTO requires an enormous amount of time. These ladies are dedicated individuals who help our students and staff more than even they know. I want you all to know how much we appreciate all that you do for us
We are beginning to implement plans for the end of school. We are also in the process of preparing for summer and the grouping of classes for next year. We are most fortunate at Anthony Burns that we have such a hardworking, professional, and dedicated staff. There is nothing as important to your child’s education as the right teacher. Here at Anthony Burns we are very lucky to have a school full of excellent teachers.
When we begin the planning for next year, we will be seeking input from our teachers about class groupings for 2014-2015. As always we welcome parent input as well, but we will not be accepting parent request for specific teachers by name. Please note that we do not allow parents to visit classrooms of the next year teachers. If you have concerns about your child’s placement, please make sure that your child’s teacher is aware of your concerns. Parents please trust our professional judgment when placing your child with their new teacher.
We are dedicated to making the best placement for every child but we must keep sight of the overall big picture. Please feel free to come talk to your child’s teacher, but don’t expect the impossible. We have a responsibility to every child and keep in mind that staff changes occur every year
The week of May 5-9 has been designated as Teacher Appreciation Week. Please encourage your child to illustrate their appreciation through notes and/or kind words to their teacher. I feel very lucky to be at Anthony Burns and I would like to take this time to thank all of our teachers for the exceptional job they do every day. They are an outstanding group of dedicated people. Thank you for all you do to make magic happen for every child, every day, in every classroom.