Sunday, December 13, 2015

PTA Updates 12/13/15! The Habit Restaurant Night Monday 12/14 and more!

Hello Buri families!

We hope all are enjoying the holiday season :) Here are a few upcoming PTA events. Please mark your calendars. We hope all will attend.

Family Restaurant Night Fundraiser
Please join us at The Habit Burger Grill at 303 Gellert Blvd. in Daly City Monday 12/14/15 between 4pm-10pm. You must bring the flyer so that 20% of your total purchase will be donated to Buri! Flyers were sent home with students last week but you can also print them HERE:

PTA Meeting Jan 7, 2016 at 6:30pm in the MUR. Dinner and babysitting provided!
Soul Shoppe is working with our students this year to present multiple assemblies focused on bullying and character building. If you are concerned with bullying at school, please attend this meeting. We will have babysitting sign-ups on our website during the winter break.
We'll also talk about our upcoming spring events, LEAP classes and construction. See you there!

Membership Update
Thank you to those of you who joined the PTA this year. Buri Buri has more PTA members than any other school in the district! Mrs. Rivera's 5th grade class won the membership contest with 96% of her students having family member in the PTA. They won $250 to spend on an event of their choosing. Mrs. Rivera says that she's planning a field trip for her class. It's not too  late to join the PTA. It's only $10 and dues supports our PTA here at Buri and the larger state PTA as well.

South City Carwash Coloring Contest Winners!
We participated in a promotion for the South City Carwash tree lot. Students colored pictures of carwashes and holiday scenes. The winners are:
4th and 5th Grade: Ryan Woo
3rd Grade: Izayah Novoa
3rd Grade: Catelyn Santos
2nd Grade: Grant Kitchen
1st Grade: Meghan Fennell
1st Grade: Elsie Hayley Chung
Congrats to all the winners! Your prizes will be delivered to classes Monday or Tuesday this week. If you haven't picked up your Christmas tree yet, head over to the South City Carwash tree lot. Tell them we sent you and Buri will get 15% of your purchase.

LEAP Registration
We have lots of exciting LEAP classes ready for the new year. We're going to have online registration again on January 8th. Time and more details TBA. We will have 2 classes of Minecraft and we're looking to add some new classes like cooking and soccer to teach STEM.

Finally please use our Amazon  link for your holiday shopping! Just click  HERE to go to amazon and we will get a portion of the advertising revenue without costing you anything extra. Thank you! Happy Winter Break!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Drawing Winners for Mixed Bag

Here is a list of all the winners from the Mixed Bag drawing. People were given 1 entry for each 3 items sold. The top seller was Emelina Pelayo and she won a $150 target gift card plus all of the Mixed Bag prizes including a tablet and 3-D pen!

1 Black Swirl File Box  Joshua Barrios
2 Harvest Carryall Tote  Jiovanni Jara
3 Navy Stripe Foodies Set Of 3  Abraham Alfakhouri
4 Navy/Pink Dot Insulated Lunch Bag  Madelyn Tom
5 Black/Grey Stripe Grocery Store Bag  Ava Salumbides
6 Square Dot Weekender  Gabriel Wolfgang
7 Navy Bright Flower Duffle  Mateo Lorenzo Dulay
8 Blue Stripe Lunch Sack  Jazzilyn P-Tom
9 Houndstooth Insulated Large Cooler  Adrianna Oishi
10 Red/Black Grocery Store Bag Set of 2  Ava Salumbides
11 Aqua Foldable Grocery Set of 2 Meghan Fennell
Navy Swirl Travel Hanging Cosmetic Bag
Emiliano Hermosillo
13 Double Trunk Bin Becky Liu
14 Single Trunk Bin Chloe Salviejo
15 Car Seat Organizer Devan DeNatale Nava
16 Gift Bags Elizabeth Cruz
17 Car Visor Alexxa Burian
18 Foldable Car Mat Elizabeth Cruz
19 $25 Mixed Bag gift card Luke Kastelic
20 2 Movie Tichets David Hernandez
21 2 Movie Tichets Emelina Pelayo
22 $25 Lego Store gift card Chloe Salviejo
23 $25 Build-A-Bear gift card Elyssa Arroyo
24 $25 Target gift Card Leila Yabut

Prizes will be passed out Friday! 

Thanks to all for participating!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Neighborhood Safety Meeting Summary

Hi Buri Buri Families! 

Thanks to Pauline for summarizing the recommendations given at the community safety meeting last week! Here is her summary:

Strings of robberies in Buri Buri, West Winston Manor, Winston Manor at South San Francisco 18 in the last month or so. Last Thursday the neighborhood meeting was well attended by people living in the area. It was full and crowded the municipal services area. The Chief of Police, Jeff Azzopardi has said that majority of those burglaries occur during the late afternoons and evenings. He has also given out leaflets to remind everyone how to help prevent home burglaries. Here are some of the points:

  • Help create safer neighborhood
  • Be aware of your neighborhood and what could be out of place
  • When on vacation, have mail and newspaper delivery stopped
  • Demand identification of any stranger at your door. 
  • Lighting – Sufficient lighting around a home can be a deterrent to criminals who do not want to be seen when committing their crimes.
  • Landscaping – Remove objects that prevent you from seeing unwanted guests on your property. 
  • If you have fencing on your property, keep it in good condition that it creates an effective barrier between your yard and the space around it.
  • Doors – Keep all doors closed and locked, whether you’re home or not. Be sure to include garage doors.
  • Windows – have latches and should have secondary blocking devices to prevent sliding them open from the outside. Inexpensive wooden dowels and sticks work well for horizontal sliding windows and through-the-frame pins work well for vertical sliding windows.
  • Be a good neighbor – Communicate often and establish trust. Good neighbor look out for each other.

To see the presentation by SSF Police Department last Nov 19, please see attached link:

To see the video of the neighborhood meeting, please see attached link:

More tips to prevent burglaries, please see attached link:

For our Holiday safety tips, please see attached link:


Monday, November 16, 2015

Hat Day & Movie Night Friday!

Hey Bobcat Families!

We hope you received your spiritwear orders last week. If you have any problems with your order, please contact us through the website or by email

This Friday we have two events:

Friday 11/20 is Hat Day! Creative and silly hats are especially encouraged!

Friday 11/20 is also a free Family Movie Night! We'll be watching Inside Out in the MUR. Come early to get a good seat and have dinner with us! Doors open at 6pm movie starts at 6:30pm. Kids can wear PJ's and bring blankets and pillows to sit on :) Parents can bring camp chairs too! **Note there is no childcare provided at this event. Parents/Caregivers must attend with their children. No dropping/leaving kids unsupervised

Finally, thank you for participating in our Mixed Bag fundraiser! We heard from the company that items will be delivered the week after Thanksgiving Nov 30-Dec 4. Please let us know if you have any questions. We had an amazing response and even exceeded our fundraising goal by over $1000! Thank you for your generosity in supporting the fundraiser :)

We hope to see you on Friday at Movie Night!

Don't forget to use our link when you shop on Amazon during this holiday season. Every purchase you make will benefit Buri Buri PTA. It's easy and all you have to do is start here at our website to open amazon's page: Amazon
When you make a purchase, Buri Buri PTA will get $ from the advertising and it won't cost you a penny!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

PTA Meeting tonight!

You are invited to our PTA meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the Buri Buri MUR.

Please bring a potluck dish that represents your heritage. We're excited to taste lots of yummy food. So far the sign ups include dishes like sushi, lumpia, spaghetti, curry, enchiladas and more! Please bring enough for about 10 people. Students are welcome to attend too!

We will also announce the Reflections Art Contest winners! The winners will get a fancy medal and their artwork will move forward in the competition to the city level. We will have fun art activities for kids at the meeting too! 

See the agenda below. We hope to see you there! 

PTA Unit Meeting Agenda
November 5, 2015
Buri Buri School MUR
6:30-6:45 Potluck!
6:45-Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance
6:50-President’s Report
6:55-Action Items:
Minutes from Sept 2015 Meeting-Tamra-POSTED
Bylaws-minor housekeeping changes to dues paid to CA state PTA, Buri Buri PTA dues to remain the same at $10 per year. (Notice of Bylaws vote was posted in October PTA Newsletter)-Sam
7:05- Reports:
Principal’s Report
Treasurer’s Report-Cynthia
Membership Report-Annette
Reflections Awards-Melissa
7:45-Upcoming Events
November 9-13 - Spirit Wear to be delivered
November 11 - Veteran’s Day - No School
November 20 - Spirit Day - Wear a Hat Day
November 20 - Movie Night - “Inside Out” in MUR @ 630p
November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
December 10 Family Fun Night of Coding and Math
December 11 Spirit Wear Day

7:55-Wrap up and adjournment

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mixed Bag Fundraiser-Orders due Friday 10/30/15!

Hello Buri Buri Families!

We're nearing the finish line for our fall fundraiser. Orders are due this Friday 10/30/15. We'll also have a table with product display and ordering available at the Halloween parade.

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I get extra order forms or a catalog?
Extra Order Forms: CLICK HERE for printable form. Also there are extra forms and a few catalogs in the office. You can also browse the catalog on the website (see below)

What is our fundraiser ID?
341604. Shop online with this link:

When are orders due? 
Orders are due Friday 10/30/2015. Please turn them in to your child's teacher or to the office

Do we include payment $$ with orders?
Yes, please include payment at time of order. Orders without payment will not be submitted to Mixed Bag. Payment can be made by cash or check.

Who should checks be made to?
Checks should be made to Buri Buri PTA

When will the orders be delivered to students?
We hope to have items to students before Thanksgiving break. If not then, for sure the first week of December.

Will products be shipped to people who order or will they be given to students?
The products ordered by catalog will be delivered to the students for direct delivery. If purchasers would like to have items shipped directly to them, they can order online. We get a slightly lower percentage (40% for online sales, vs. 50% for catalog) but it may work better for out of town supporters. Be sure to tell people to enter your child's name and our fundraiser ID when shopping online or we won't get credit. Our ID is 341604.

If there is a product I saw on the Retail site but that is not available in the Fundraiser Catalog, is there any way I can order it?
Yes. You can order it through the fundraiser order form. Please note that we cannot guarantee the availability of items not in the Fundraiser Catalog. You can also order online through the store - just be sure to reference the organization's Fundraiser ID# during checkout or at the top of any of the store pages. The order will be shipped directly to you and the organization will receive 40% credit for your order.

How is top seller determined?
Top seller will be the student who raises the most money combining online and catalog sales. They will get all the prizes based on their earnings from the Minions prize form plus a $150 Target gift card! 

What other prizes are offered?
Kids will earn prizes based on the amount of money they raise from the Minions Prize form. For example, if they get up to Level H (sell $500 worth of products) they will get the prize for H plus all the prizes below: selfie stick, plush minion, bottle hoodie, flying monkey, hang glider, key chains, stretch slime, minion key chain. The highest prize on the Minion prize sheet is  3D pen! Kids who get to that level will also get all the prizes below including a tablet and the remote control Minion!

The PTA is offering additional prizes!
We will hold a drawing at the end of the fundraiser. For every 3 items of any price sold you will get 1 entry into the drawing. 
Sell 3 items=1 entry, 
6 items=2 entries, 
30 items=10 entries! 

All of the display items will be part of the drawing plus many more great prizes! Here is a current list:
Black Swirl File Box
Harvest Carryall Tote
Navy Stripe Foodies Set Of 3
Navy/Pink Dot Insulated Lunch Bag
Black/Grey Stripe Grocery Store Bag
Square Dot Weekender
Navy Bright Flower Duffle
Blue Stripe Lunch Sack
Houndstooth Insulated Large Cooler
Red/Black Grocery Store Bag Set of 2
Aqua Foldable Grocery Set of 2
Navy Swirl Travel Hanging Cosmetic Bag
Double Trunk Bin
Single Trunk Bin
Car Seat Organizer
Car Trash Tote
Car Visor
Foldable Car Mat
$25 Mixed Bag gift card
2 sets of 2 movie tickets
$25 Lego Store gift card
$25 Build-A-Bear gift card
$25 Target gift Card

We hope all will participate and sell just 1 item to earn the teachers a $100 gift card. 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions in the comments or you can email us at

Thanks again for your support!
Buri Buri PTA

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Reflections Art Show! Suga Mama's Cafe

Today we had an amazing art show at Suga Mama's Cafe! Huge thanks to the owner Mita for hosting our show. The food and drinks were delicious too :)
Thank you to our judges: Superintendent Moore, the SSFUSD Board of Trustees and Principal Dye.
All participants will be recognized and winners will be announced at our November 5th PTA Meeting. Thank you to everyone who attended the show and participated! Buri Buri has some of the most talented students in SSF!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

PTA Meeting and Potluck!

Please mark your calendars for our Multicultural Potluck Dinner and PTA Meeting!
Thursday November 5, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Buri Buri MUR.
All are welcome, children and adults!

Please bring a dish that represents your family heritage to serve about 10 people.

During dinner we will have a short PTA meeting and Mrs. Dye will give an update about our school's recently released test results. You should have received your student's test scores in the mail this week.

Also, the Reflections artwork will be on display!

You can sign up on the handout that was sent home or just fill out the web form below

Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Upcoming Events!

Hello Buri Buri Families!

Here are some upcoming events you may be interested in:

Family Science & Astronomy Festival + Makerspace
Saturday October 17
College of San Mateo
Buri Buri Community Meeting about Construction
Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 6pm
Buri Buri MUR

Parent Education Night 
Wednesday October 28, 7-8:30pm
San Mateo County Office of Education

Bingo Night for Boys & Girls club
Sunday November 15 at 4:30pm
Boys & Girls Club on West Orange

The Big Lift needs your vote to win $500,000 from the Google Impact Challenge 2015
Vote before October 20!
The Big Lift is a early reading intervention program in San Mateo County. See the website for more info:

Buri Buri PTA Meeting and Potluck
Thursday November 5, 2015 at 6:30pm
Buri Buri Cafeteria
Sign up HERE to bring a dish to serve about 10 people

Don't forget Reflections entries are due Monday.

Fall Fundraiser is in full swing! Just a few weeks left :)

Also, shop at Amazon through our link.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Reflections Art Contest-Deadline Extended to Monday October 19!

Good news!  We are extending the Reflections Art Contest Submission deadline to Monday, Oct. 19th to give the students an additional weekend to work on their entries!  For more information on the types of artwork eligible and the rules associated with the contest, please visit: 

Additionally, we are excited to announce that we are teaming up with Suga Mama's Cafe on El Camino Real (near SSFHS) to host an "Art Gala" on Saturday, October 24th from 1-4pm where we will displaying all of the contest entries!  Come by and see your student's artwork hanging on the walls while sipping some delicious coffee and munching on some scrumptious goodies.

Printable Entry form HERE!

Thank you!

Don't forget to support our fundraiser: Mixed Bag Designs! Sales open through October 30. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall Fundraiser! Mixed Bag Designs starts today 10/7/15

Extra Order Forms: CLICK HERE

Hello Buri Buri Families!

It's time for our fundraiser! We sent the catalogs home yesterday - check it out and review the attached letter for all the details.

Our goal this season is $10,000 and we can't make that happen without everyone's support! We are hoping to fund our many excellent PTA events and programs. All funds over our budgeted costs will be donated to back to the school. Last year we donated a very large amount to help pay for the crossing guard, field trips, and enrichment programs. Help us get us to our goal - it's really easy and we've got some great products this time around!

We hope everyone will sell at least 1 item at a minimum to earn all the teachers a $100 gift card.

Share the catalog with everyone you know - it has something for everyone!

Here are some important details:
  • Our fundraiser ID is 341604
  • Tax rate is 4.5% Click HERE for a helpful tax chart
  • Checks can be made payable to Buri Buri PTA
  • Turn in orders by Friday October 30th
  • Sell at least 1 item so your child's teacher will receive a $100 Mixed Bag Gift Card
  • You can sell items by catalog or online! Buri Buri will get 50% of sales for catalog orders and 40% for online sales. The online link is: Be sure to enter the name of student you are supporting. 
Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks in advance for your support! We couldn't do it without you! 

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Movie Night Time Correction Friday at 6:30pm Doors open at 6pm

Hi All! Here is an update, the movie will start at 6:30pm, doors will open at 6pm for all to get seats. There will be a sing-a-long before the show and all kids who attend will be entered in a raffle drawing! See you then!

Movie Night Friday 10/2 at 6:30pm Buri Buri MUR

Please join us for our free family movie night this Friday 10/2/15 at 6:30pm in the Buri Buri Multi-Use Room! Doors open at 6pm.

We're watching the new Annie. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. Kids are welcome to wear their pj's. We will be selling pizza and popcorn too! See you then!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thank you for supporting Buri Buri!

Thanks to all of you who supported Buri Buri PTA at Pieology this week! It was great to see so many Buri families out :)

Here's another easy way to support Buri Buri:

Shop on Amazon through our affiliate link! Every purchase you make will benefit Buri Buri PTA!

It's easy and all you have to do is start here at our website to open amazon's page: Amazon!

Then when you make a purchase, Buri Buri PTA will get $ from the advertising and it won't cost you a penny!

So, as you're getting ready to start Halloween shopping and holiday shopping, don't forget to start HERE! Thanks!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Restaurant Night Wednesday 9/23/15 at Pieology in Daly City 2pm-8pm

Come to Pieology on Gellert Blvd this Wednesday, 9/23 between 2-8pm and indulge in delicious pizza and salads and Piology will donate 20% of your purchase to the Buri Buri PTA. Dine-in or Take-out, just present this flier (or show simply show it on your mobile device) to ensure our school gets credit. You can even call your order in in advance and have it ready to pick up - check out their menu online: Thank you in advance for supporting the PTA!

The flyer will be sent home on Wednesday with the Hip Pocket. Or you can print it here:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PTA Reflections Art Program Contest Kick-Off!

Did you know it is National Arts in Education Week this week?
National Arts in Education Logo

In 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as "Arts in Education Week." The resolution states: [...] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, theatre, media arts, literature, design and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.  

Buri Buri PTA is celebrating this special week by kicking off our national PTA Reflections Art Program Contest!  This year's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly".

PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.
This week, a flier will be sent home promoting the Reflections Art Program Contest along with the Rules and Submission form.  All entries are due by Thursday, October 15th.  The contest is open to ALL Buri Buri students and we encourage EVERYONE to participate!  

There are six arts categories – dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition,photography and visual arts. For more information on the rules for each category, please visit the following link:

The Buri Buri PTA will celebrate and recognize ALL entries submitted for the contest.  We are hoping to host a real life Art Opening at a local coffee shop in late October and will also be proudly displaying the artwork at our November PTA Meeting!

For more information on why Art in Education is important, please click on the following link:

Thank you in advance for supporting Arts in the school and for supporting your students desire and need to create and explore!  If you have any questions, please email Melissa Kohlmeister at .

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Membership Contest!

Hello Buri Buri Families!

Our membership drive is in full swing! We have 222 members as of 9/12/15! Thank you to all those who have joined the PTA :) We appreciate your willingness to join and support the PTA and all we do for our kids. 

We are having a little contest between the classes to see who gets to 100% member representation first. Mrs. Rivera's class is winning so far with over 70% of her students with at least 1 family member joining the PTA. 

The first class to 100% will win $250 to be spent as the teacher chooses. 

Classes that have the highest gains month-to-month will also win prizes like grab bag toys and drawings for gift cards for spirit wear and restaurant nights. Please join today!

To join: 
Turn in this MEMBERSHIP FORM and $10 dues to the office or your child's teacher. 

If you are not able to print the form, just include your name, email, phone number, student's name, classroom teacher and room number with dues payment. 

TeacherMembers as of 9/11/2015Percentage of students with at least 1 member represented
Don't forget to use our Amazon link! More information on the Earn Easy Money for Buri page!