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PLBAO Parent Conference on 10/16/14 Minimum Day Dismissal 12:24PM. Parent Conferences: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
PLBAO Parent Conference on 10/16/14 Minimum Day Dismissal 12:24PM.

Parent Conferences: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Unassigned Day - School Closed 9/25/14
Unassigned Day - School Closed 9/25/14
Coffee with the Principal + SSC Elections Friday, 9/26/14 Starting @ 8:15AM
Coffee with the Principal + SSC Elections Friday, 9/26/14 Starting @ 8:15AM
Location: Auditorium
Through Your Lens—Inspiration and Experimentation in Art+Film
"As part of LACMA’s Art+Film education initiative, LACMA launched Through Your Lens, a new program for middle-school students that just wrapped up its pilot session. Over eight weeks, seventh and eighth graders at John Burroughs Middle School made short films inspired by artwork on view in LACMA’s galleries. Working with filmmaker and LACMA teaching artist Kate Marks, students learned about the filmmaking process and discovered a new way to express themselves using technology."
John Burroughs Tutoring Program Starts on Wednesday, 10/1/14!
John Burroughs Tutoring Program will start on Wednesday, 10/1/14 and will be available to John Burroughs students in Mathematics, English, Science, and other subjects. The tutors for the program will be regular members of the teaching faculty, who will assist all students needing help in the academic areas. Tutoring will take place both before and after school.
ELAC/SSC/LSLC Elections on Friday, 9/19/14 @ 8:15AM
ELAC/SSC/LSLC Elections on Friday, 9/19/14.
9/19/2014, 8:15 AM
Location: Auditorium
QSP Fundraiser:
Parents and Students: If you are participating in our QSP fundraiser, don't forget that your due date to submit the order form and money is TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 18th! Place the order form and money in the "Student Collection Envelope," fill out the envelope, seal it, and deliver it in the morning to your Homeroom teacher. Important: Keep the pink copy of the order form for your records! Your Homeroom Teacher will deliver all the order forms to the Student Store after Homeroom on Thursday, September 18th.

Thank you!
PICTURE DAY ON 9/17/14
Picture day has been scheduled for 9/17/14. If you plan on ordering pictures, please send your order forms along with the payment with your child on 9/17/14. Students are to take the order forms directly to the photo personnel during their PE classes. Make up picture day will be announced at a later time.

We ask that all students dress appropriately: Young Men may wear a nice dress shirt or a sweater. Young ladies may wear a nice blouse or sweater. If a female student chooses to wear a dress, it must be knee length. Otherwise, all students must wear their school uniform.
Heat Advisory + Shortened Day Dismissal @ 1:25 on 9/16/14
Dear Parents,
Due to the excessive heat advisory, there will be no physical activity today. As a precautionary measure, all P.E. classes will be inside the auditorium until further notice. We want to ensure the safety of all our students.
Shortened Day Dismissal @ 1:25PM on Tues, 9/16:
Please be advised of the shortened day schedule on 9/16 dismissal at 1:25PM.
Parents: Please pick up your child at 1:25PM from the regular pick up location.
However, due to filming taking place at the school front from 2PM -7PM, parents must pick up their child from the Wilshire Parking Lot area starting at 2PM.
ELAC/SSC Orientation on Friday, 9/12/14. Location: Auditorium @ 8:15AM + MINIMUM DAY 9/12/14 STUDENT DISMISSAL AT 12:24PM.
ELAC/SSC Orientation on Friday, 9/12/14. Location: Auditorium
When
9/12/2014, 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
Where
Location: Auditorium
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 9/11/14! 5:00PM - 7:00PM. See attachments for more details.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 9/11/14! 5:00PM - 7:00PM. See attachments for more details.
OPENING DAY PACKET & ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Dear Parents:
There will be two important packets of information coming home with your child.
We apologize for the delay, but please review the Opening Packet and go over the necessary details with your children. All paperwork in the Opening Packet MUST be submitted by Friday, September 12th, to your child’s Homeroom teacher.
The second packet is for our Annual QSP Fundraiser. We hope that we can count on your participation. All money raised from this fundraiser directly benefits our students. The QSP Fundraiser deadline will be announced shortly.
School Closed: 8/29/14 & 9/1/14. Classes Resume: 9/2/14.
Dear Parents:
Please be advised that this Friday, August 29th, is Admissions Day. There is no school this Friday, August 29th. Also, Monday, September 1, 2014 is Labor Day. There is no school on Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
POSTPONED: ANNUAL TITLE I MEETING & ELAC ORIENTATION
Dear Parents,
Due to continuing work on MISIS and enrollment, the annual Title I meeting and the ELAC orientation have been postponed. Dates will be announced at a later time.
Thank you for your attention.
PICTURE DAY ON 9/17/14
Dear Parents,
Picture Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, 9/17/14. Please mark your calendars.
Thank you.
SRLA
Are you the parent of a 7th grade student who is interested in running the LA marathon? If so, please attend an informative meeting this Thursday, 8/21/14 in the auditorium after school.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Parents:

I want to begin by thanking all of you for your patience during the opening of this school year. The implementation of the MISIS program for schools presented us with some challenges, but we are working hard to make the necessary changes as quickly as possible.

Traffic was heavy during the week, but we expect it to get better as we settle into our routine. Please make sure to give extra time in the morning.

Textbooks were issued this week as well. Any student that is missing a text book will receive it next week.

Finally, we have been informed that the IPads will be delivered to our school in the next few weeks. Additional details will be provided as we get closer to issuing the IPads to students.

Once again, thank you for your patience and we look forward to working in partnership with you this year.



Dr. Steve Martinez
Principal
Student Dismissal Schedule 8/13/14-8/15/14
Student Dismissal Schedule:

Wednesday, 8/13/14
Minimum Day Dismissal at 12:24PM

Thursday, 8/14/14
Minimum Day Dismissal at 12:24PM

Friday, 8/15/14
Regular Day Dismissal at 2:49PM
First Day of School
First Day of School

On Sunday evening and on Monday, you should receive a telephone message from John Burroughs Middle School. The call is to inform you of your child’s Homeroom class assignments. Your child will report to this room and receive their class schedule.
If you do not get the call, then instruct your child to look for their homeroom number on posters located throughout the campus. Supervision staff will be available to assist you and your child to locate Homeroom classes.
Students that can’t find their name on the posters should report to the auditorium for assistance.
What to Expect:
The MISIS system, the new LAUSD student information system, may not be fully functional on the first day of school. Be aware that this may further delay enrollment and scheduling on the first day of school and in the coming weeks.
In addition, if you intend to drop your child off at John Burroughs on the first day of school, please be mindful of traffic delays near the school and in the surrounding area. We suggest that you give yourself ample travel time to ensure that your child arrives to school on time. Please be aware of all parking signs. We are not responsible for any parking citations issued.
Also, because of the new MISIS program, some students may not have the same homeroom class as last year. Students should report to the assigned homeroom listed on various postings throughout the campus.

Textbooks:
Textbooks will be issued throughout the first week of school. Be advised that all school personnel will be devoted to ensuring that all students have schedules.

* Counselors, coordinators, and administrators will NOT be available for individual requests for at least the first two weeks of school.
School Open for Enrollment on Sunday, August 10, 2014
Dear Parents,

Our school will be open for enrollment on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 12:00PM - 3:00PM.

The enrollment is only for new students who have not enrolled in school, changed address, or is new to LAUSD.

Please go to room 118 for enrollment.

Thank you.
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Upcoming Events

MAGNET TOUR FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Date: 10/2/2014, 9 AM 10:30 AM
Location: SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
The High School Magnet/SAS Fair on Thursday, 10/2/14 (8th Grade Students & Parents)
Date: 10/2/2014, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: Location: Auditorium/Classrooms Come hear from invited High School Representatives about your program for next year. Parking: Please park in the McCadden Parking Lot
PLBAO Parent Conference on 10/16/14 Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:24PM
Date: 10/16/2014
Location: PLBAO Parent Conference on 10/16/14 Minimum Day Dismissal 12:24PM. Parent Conferences: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
MAGNET TOUR FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Date: 10/30/2014, 9 AM 10:30 AM
Location: SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR E-CHOICE APPLICATION
Date: 11/14/2014
Location: SEE MS. PEARSON FOR MORE DETAILS.