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