Burnett Elementary School


Come to the Welcome Back Dessert Hour on Wednesday, August 14th from 5-7! Bring your updated Emergency Card!

Welcome Back Dessert Night 19-20

School Starts Thursday, August 15th! August 15th and 16th are MINIMUM DAYS!

See you soon!

Burnett Family Handbook, 2019-2020

*Please note, there have been a few minor updates to the handbook since it was printed.

FAMILY HANDBOOK 19-20.pdf

Summer Learning Challenge #10!

Back to School Checklist!

It’s the LAST SUMMER LEARNING CHALLENGE of 2019! School starts in just a few days! The teachers and staff are all back at work, getting ready for a fantastic start to the 2019-2020 school year! To help you get ready for the new school year, I started a checklist for the beginning of the year for you (see below). There’s plenty of space at the bottom for you to add your own items to get you ready for the first week of school!

See you soon!

Beginning of the School Year Checklist.pdf

Summer Learning Challenge #9!

Pep Talk!

Our second-to-last Summer Learning Challenge is to create a pep talk for yourself, to help get you pumped up for the beginning of a new school year. Your pep talk to yourself should be all about how GREAT you are, how hard you’re going to work, how grateful you are, etc. You can make a video you can watch anytime you need to, write it down and post it on your wall, or even decorate your bathroom mirror with pep talk words! If you’re having trouble coming up with things to write in your pep talk, check out some of the ideas below. Sometimes, it also helps me to think about how I would give a pep talk to a friend, and then turn it around to myself! Be creative and honest and genuine - you are awesome!

Pep Talk Ideas:

Summer Learning Challenge #8!

Work on those computer skills!

It’s time to practice some computer skills this week! I have 2 ideas for you this week:

  • Practice your typing skills using some typing games!
  • If you’re looking to practice some coding, check out these cool resources:

Scratch is super fun! Just click “start creating” and watch the tutorial video and start coding!

Summer Learning Challenge #7!

Found Objects Collage!


Found Art Collage

Summer Learning Challenge #6!

Create Your Own Obstacle Course!

This week’s challenge is all about physical activity!

All you’ll need is:

  • some outdoor space (like a backyard, driveway, courtyard, or sidewalk)
  • some sidewalk chalk
  • anything else that’s lying around (like a lawn chair or a planter box)

You can make your obstacle course as long or as short as you want and as difficult or as easy as you want. Draw out what you want people to do with your chalk (arrows are helpful, as are specific directions….but keep the words to a minimum).

Some ideas for obstacle course items are:

  • complete a hopscotch course
  • walk in a circle around some objects (like a table or chair)
  • walk backwards
  • jump over a line
  • hop on one foot

Try it out once or twice before you have other people do it, so you can fix anything that’s confusing or doesn’t work. Then, recruit your friends and family to try out your obstacle course.

You can:

  • See how long it takes each person to get through the course
  • Time someone (or yourself) going through the course multiple times to see if you get faster
  • Have someone do the obstacle course while carrying an object

Have fun and be creative!


Answer keys to last week's math problems!


ANSWER KEY Kinder/1st/2nd Problem of the Month
ANSWER KEY 2nd/3rd/4th Problem of the Month
ANSWER KEY 5th:6th Problem of the Month.pdf

Summer Learning Challenge #5!

Math Problem of the Week!

Welcome back for another Summer Learning Challenge! This week’s challenge is all about math! Below, you’ll find three problems of the month. There is one for kindergarten-2nd grade, one for 2nd-4th grade, and one for 5th-6th grade. Choose the problem you want to work on and start solving! These problems are supposed to be difficult and to take you some time! Work with your parents/siblings/cousins/friends if you want to!

I’ll post the answers next week! Happy solving!

Kinder/1st/2nd Problem of the Month
2nd/3rd/4th Problem of the Month
5th:6th Problem of the Month.pdf

Summer Learning Challenge #4!

Science Experiment: Musical Glasses!

Musical Glasses

Summer Learning Challenge #3!

Build Your Own Board Game!

Build Your Own Board Game

Summer Learning Challenge #2!


2019 Summer Learning Challenge #1!

Hi, guys and gals! Happy Summer Vacation!

Your first Principal's Summer Learning Challenge is an easy (but important one): READ!!!

Read. Every. Day.

Read anywhere. Read anything. Just read!

In case you didn't get them from Mrs. Lacey (our librarian), below are the Summer Reading Bingo cards to help you get creative about what and where you read! If you turn in a completed bingo card in the first week of school, you'll be invited to watch a special movie in the library! If you need ideas of books to read, check out these "Read Alike" links ("if you liked X, try this book")!

K-1 reading challenge.pdf
2-3 reading bingo.pdf
4-5 reading bingo.pdf
6th reading bingo.pdf

I'd also like to invite you to share what you're reading with me here! (If you need directions for how to use Padlet, check out the Padlet How-To Guide.) I can't wait to see what you're reading this summer!

My cats, Ruby & Olive, are also excited about summer reading!

And don't forget to check out the exciting events and reading challenges happening at the Milpitas library!

Happy reading, everyone! Come back next week for a new summer learning challenge!

Principal Coffee Hour April 26, 2019
Principal Coffee_Dessert Hour Jan_Feb 2019.pdf

Burnett Elementary School

400 Fanyon Street | Milpitas, CA 95035 | P: (408) 635-2650 F: (408) 635-2655