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!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Updates: PTA Meeting, LEAP Registration, Restaurant Night, Reflections

Back to School Night and 1st PTA Meeting
Here are some updates from our first meeting.

  • Play structures are now open! Hopscotch and other fun things are being painted on the blacktop. Plans are for a much larger play space and a second play structure at the back of the campus as construction moves along. 
  • The 5th grade building will open soon!
  • Spirit wear sales have begun. Turn in your order to the office or your child's teacher. Print the order form here: SPIRIT WEAR
  • PTA Officers were introduced. We have an amazing board doing excellent work. If you would like to join the board, it's not too late! Please see this page for more details: PTA LEADERSHIP
  • PTA Budget and Calendar were both approved. Check back here often for event announcements and volunteer opportunities. 

LEAP Registration was a huge success. Initial Minecraft slots were filled in the first 5 minutes! Minecraft was in such demand that we decided to offer a second class on the same day right after the first. It was filled by people who registered online on 9/5/15. Don't forget to submit your payments if you got an email confirmation of enrollment. Payment is due Friday 9/11/15.

There are still slots open in a few LEAP classes:

  • Tuesday-Hip Hop
  • Wednesday- Bricks 4 Kids (Lego)
  • Friday-Academic Chess 

Fill out the form here to register: LEAP REGISTRATION  LEAP Classes begin the week of Sept 21.

We hope that all are happy with classes and registration process. Please feel free to email the PTA if you have any questions or comments about the registration process.

Restaurant Night
Our first restaurant night of the year will be on Wednesday Sept 23 at Pieology near Serramonte in the new Gellert Square shopping center. You must bring in the flyer that will be sent home on the day of the Restaurant night. We'll also post one to print here on this site. Please tell your friends. 20% of the night's proceeds (from people who bring in the flyer) will go to Buri Buri! We'll see you there!

Reflections National PTA Art Contest
Melissa Kohlmeister, or amazing past PTA president is now the Reflections Chair for the PTA. The theme this year is "Let Your Imagination Fly". Here is a link to the CA PTA page with more information to get you started. Melissa will be providing more information about the contest in the coming weeks. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

LEAP Registration

Classes have begun so Leap registration is now closed.

Thanks for participating!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Spirit Wear Orders Open Now!

UPDATE: 9/30/15 Spirit Wear orders are now closed. We may have a few things after the delivery in November but we can't guarantee it. We generally sell what we have at PTA events so please check in there or leave a comment. If there is a lot of demand we may do another order in the spring. Please let us know if you're interested. Thanks!
Spirit Wear orders are here! We are taking orders now through September 30th. Payment must accompany orders. Spirit wear will be delivered the week of November 9, 2015.

To order:

  • Print the order form here: 

  • Fill out and turn in to the office with payment. Checks can be made payable to Buri Buri PTA

We will also sell a limited number of items at Back To School Night 9/3/15 starting at 6pm in the MUR. Cash or check only. Thanks!

Don't forget to use our Amazon link! More information on the Earn Easy Money for Buri page!