News and Announcements

Roundtable entitled The Myths, Truths and Realities that Change Lives: Educating Young Men of Color in the 21st Century (Please see attachment)

The Local District West will host a roundtable entitled The Myths, Truths and Realities that Change Lives: Educating Young Men of Color in the 21st Century. This much needed discussion will focus on the beliefs, practices and experiences that are most critical to educating young men of color as they prepare for post-secondary college and career opportunities. The panel will consist of prominent educational and community leaders who will lead the discussion in reinforcing the sense of urgency around this topic while identifying next steps. Their expertise will provide insight and perspective that will greatly advance this grand conversation.

Dr. Darnise R. Williams
Administrator of Instruction
Local District West

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Distinguished Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA

Dr. David C. Banks – President and Founder of The Eagle Academy in New York
Dr. George J. McKenna – LAUSD Board Member District 1
Dr. Adrian Huerta-UCLA Choices Project
Jeremy Mc David-Principal, Boys Academic Leadership Academy

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Crenshaw High School (Library) at 5:30pm. School Leaders, staff members, teachers, parents, students and community members are welcome to attend.

For additional information, Contact Celia Cruz, Senior Secretary at (310) 914-3135.
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Connect Ed Message Week of 6-5-17

Dear Parents and Students of John Burroughs Middle School.
Important updates for the week of June 5, 2017:

Monday, 6/5
Culmination rehearsals for culminating 8th grade students only

Tuesday, 6/6
Culmination rehearsals for culminating 8th grade students only
Early day dismissal at 1:25 pm

Wednesday, 6/7
Culmination rehearsals for culminating 8th grade students only

Thursday, 6/8
Culmination rehearsals for culminating 8th grade students only
Minimum day dismissal @ 12:24 PM

Friday, 6/9
Ø Last Day of Instruction – Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:24 PM (Homeroom all day)
The following information is for 8th grade parents and students only:
Ø 8th Grade Culmination will be on friday june 9th –
o 9:00 AM (Based on Homeroom Teacher’s Last Name M-Z)
o 1:30 PM (Based on Homeroom Teacher’s Last Name A-L)
o Only 2 tickets per student based on current eligibility

For 1 extra ticket, students must bring 3 JB uniform collared tops and 3 JB uniform bottoms that are washed.

PE uniforms will not be accepted.
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Spring Concert

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 24th will be our Spring Music Concert. The concert will take place at John Burroughs Middle School in the auditorium at 6pm. The PTA will be fundraising for the music program before the concert starting at 3:30pm, with food items for sale. We are asking for parent donations of food items that we can sell to help support the music program. Food items must be packaged and sealed. If you would like to donate something to sell at the concert, please drop off in the morning in Room 109 and label music.
We are also accepting monetary donations for the music program. If you would like to Donate please put the money in an envelope with your name and the amount and drop off in the lock box in room 109 in the morning, and then the main office throughout the school day. You can also donate before the concert in the PTA lockbox in front of the auditorium. Ask the parent volunteers who will be in front of the auditorium if you have questions. Thank you very much for your support and we hope to see you there. The concert is open for all families to attend. Please be advised that all students must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you very much. The music program would not be possible without your generous support. Sincerely, Mr. Kaplan
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Unified Enrollment Information (Please see attachment)


The Los Angeles Unified School District is working to make it easier for you to learn about all the school choices available to your family. We will be introducing a new school search tool where you can read about all the great opportunities that schools in the District offer to your children in your neighborhood and beyond. We call this our Unified Enrollment system. Come hear about Magnets, Dual Language/Bilingual Programs, Open Enrollment, Zones of Choice, and more. We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 25th at 5:30 pm at Fairfax High School. We look forward to meeting you. Thank you.


El Distrito Escolar de Los Angeles está trabajando para facilitar su conocimiento de todas las opciones escolares para su familia. Vamos a introducir una nueva herramienta para buscar escuelas donde encontrará todas las grandes oportunidades que las escuelas del Distrito le ofrecen a sus hijos en su vecindario y más allá. A este nuevo sistema le llamamos Matriculación Unificada. Venga y escuche sobre escuelas Magnet, Programas de Lenguaje Dual/Programas Bilingües, Matriculación Abierta, Zonas de Opción y más. Le invitamos a que nos acompañé el jueves, 25 de mayo a las 5:30 pm en la escuela Fairfax High School. Esperamos contar con su presencia. Gracias.
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Educational opportunities being offered this Summer for your child/children to explore

Dear Parents:
Please explore the various educational opportunities being offered this Summer
for your child/children to explore. Give them a jumpstart to learning for the Fall.
Courses will be held THIS Summer at local colleges,
camps, public libraries, museums and local Community Programs.

Best regards,
Beverly Pearson
Career/College Coach

Los Angeles Trade Tech-STEAM(Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Mathematics
Diving Deeper Into Learning-
Design & Media Art, Fashion Design, Health & Related Science, and much, much, more
June 12-July 14, 2017 RSVP @

Santa Monica College High School /Concurrent Enrollment
Grade 9 (in the Fall)

West Los Angeles College-Summer Enrichment-free-8th-11th
Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs For Children and Adults=Call 1-800-903-0162
Summer Enrichment-Career Discovery Academies (2 week programs) offers Business & Entrepreneurship, Computer Science, Robotics, Stem, Social Media and Healthcare
Check out website for sessions, a 3 week program is also offered.

UCLA K-12 Programs-Offer a variety of programs which includes: Brain Bee, City Lab at U.C.L.A.,
Math Circle, I’m Going to

Public Libraries/Museums
Reading By Design-The Summer Reading Challenge (open to all ages)

Local Community Centers

Korean Youth Community Center-KYCC
STOKED Mentoring-an action-sports program which uses activities such as building skateboards
and weekend field trips to skate parks, the beach and the mountains with trained mentors.
For more information contact Ernie Yoshikawa @ 0r(213) 365-7400,
Ext. 5132.

Young Women’s Christian Organization-www.ywcagla./org
Young Men’s Christian Organization-www.ymcagla./org
Big Brothers/Big

Best Summer Day Camps In LA for Teens for Teens (CBS News)
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To the Parents of 6th Grade Students and Students New to John Burroughs Middle School:

To the Parents of 6th Grade Students and Students New to John Burroughs Middle School,

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, John Burroughs Middle School will be hosting the JB Bear Boot Camp for the 2017-2018 school year.

During this time, 6th grade students and students who are new to the JB family will get a firsthand account of the academic life and expectations in middle school and also will be provided a tour of our campus. SPACE IS LIMITED. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. TRANSPORTATION MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE PARENT.

If you plan on attending the JB Bear Boot Camp on Thursday, August 3, 2017, please RSVP as soon as possible.

PARENT ORIENTATION will take place at 8:00 AM AND 4:00 PM in the auditorium.

Please be sure to check our social media sites for future updates.
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Connect Ed Message _ Week of May 15, 2017

Connect Ed Messages _ Week of May 15, 2017
Dear Parents and Students of John Burroughs Middle School.
Important updates for the week of May 15, 2017.
Before school tutoring is offered Mon-Fri from 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM
After school tutoring is offered Mon, Wed, Thurs from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday 5/15
Reading Inventory Testing all week for ELD students
Gold Ribbon Recognition Event
Finance park field trip - mitchell/galang
Tuesday 5/16
Early Dismissal 1:25 PM
Wednesday 5/17
Drama Assembly
Ice Cream Social for Eligible students during period 5 and 6. (Students must present the ticket)
Thursday 5/18
Finance Park field trip -Maye Cruz
Drama Day & Night Performances 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM
TDAP Clinic on Campus
Grade Window Opens
Friday 5/19
Coffee with the Principal 8:15 AM (Auditorium)
P.E. Awards Ceremony (Period 6)
Drama Assembly Day
Night Dance 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, 5/20
Teamworks Field trip 8 am - 1:30 pm @
Webster middle school
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Dear Parents and Students of John Burroughs Middle School,

This is a friendly reminder about the Math Informational Meeting hosted by the Local District West taking place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4 PM - 5 PM. If you are interested in enrolling your child in AP Math Classes in High School, please attend the information math session to find out about the multiple math pathways to reach your goal.

Please join us at the AUDITORIUM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4 PM - 5 PM. Parking will be available for parents at the McCadden Parking lot field.

All informational flyers have been posted on our social media sites: Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you.
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