Dear Parents / Guardians,

I hope you had a restful and fun three-day weekend.  After all the beginning of the school year excitement, our kids are now back in the groove .  The school year has indeed started.

My interactions with the kids in and out of the classrooms have always been the highlights of my day.  I must say that I have been so impressed with the joyful teaching and learning that I witness as I visit each of our classrooms.  It has also been exciting to chat with and get to know our students at the yard.  They just make my job so much fun.

Let me take this opportunity to thank all of you who came to our first PTA general meeting last Wednesday and our Back-to-School Nights at both Burnett and Mayeda.  I encourage all of you to stay in touch with your children’s teacher/s.  They are committed to work closely with you to ensure a successful school year for everyone.  Know also that my commitment is to do exactly the same.

I also would like to thank all our parents who have helped us in our yard supervision at both campuses since the beginning of the school year.  Parents / guardians are always welcome to volunteer at our school.  For now, I am appealing for morning/lunch recess yard monitors/supervisors.  Our Art Committee is always looking for Art Parents. We also want your ideas on how you are able to support our school.  Just contact me at

Remember that I am counting on you and the entire school community as we come together to create a safe, positive, and joyful environment for all.

Jeffrey Burgos