Sunday, February 28, 2016

Walk-a-thon Fundraising Update and Family Science Playground Info-This Thursday 3/3/16 at 6:30pm in the MUR

Hello Buri Buri Bobcats!

The Walk-a-Thon was an amazing success! The students loved it. We gave them whistles and noisemakers and played fun music while they walked. Melissa Kohlmeister lead cheers and we had a great party! Several students and teachers even asked if we could have a walk-a-thon every week :)

We counted the donations turned in so far and were overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of our Buri families and friends. We thank you for supporting our students! Close to 40% of students so far have participated in fundraising. That is amazing! We hope to do just a little better. We are a few thousand dollars away from meeting our goal to be able to bring Playworks to our school.

We are still accepting donations through this Friday March 4 so there is still time to participate! If you lost your envelope you can print a donation form HERE and turn it in at the office or to your child's teacher. More information on Walk-a-thon and prize info can be found here:


Please join us this Thursday 3/3/16 at 6:30pm for our PTA meeting and Family Science Playground! We will announce the fundraising total as well as report on other school happenings. After the short meeting we'll begin our Family Science Playground event!

Some of the fun things kids will do at Science night:
  • Learn about polymers making a bouncy ball
  • Explore states of matter by freezing bubbles with dry ice
  • Look under the microscope at prepared specimens like animal blood and onion skin
  • Make your own musical instrument 
  • Observe chemical reactions by making elephant toothpaste
  • Much more!
Big thanks Aleah Valenzuela and Carlos Thomas for planning this event for Buri Buri! We still need a few volunteers to help out at the event so if you can give 30 minutes, please email us at

See you Thursday at 6:30 in the MUR!