Wednesday, March 23, 2016

PTA Updates: Construction, LEAP, Volunteer Appreciation and Elections, Talent Show

Hello Buri Buri Families!

We have several important upcoming events:

Construction Delays
We have learned that construction will be discussed at the School Board meeting this Thursday 3/24 at Baden High School 825 Southwood Dr. SSF. The meeting starts at 7pm but construction is the last thing on the agenda so it will probably be after 9pm when they get to it. We need parent support at the meeting. If you are concerned about the construction delays, please join us. Leave a comment or send us an email with your phone number if you would like a text when we are getting close to the construction topics if you don't want to be there for the entire meeting.

The flyer for our last session of LEAP was sent home with students today. We will have the following classes:
Mondays: Circus Arts
Tuesdays: Hip Hop Dance
Wednesdays: Chef it up! Cooking Class
Thursdays: Minecraft
Fridays: Academic Chess
Registration will be Tuesday April 5th at 12 noon here at
Classes begin the week of April 12th and run for 6 weeks. Classes are open to 1st through 5th grade students.

PTA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Elections
We will have our next PTA meeting on Thursday April 7th at 6:30pm. We are having a volunteer appreciation spaghetti dinner and honoring staff and teachers. If you volunteered at any event, in the classroom, driven on a field trip or participated with your student in fundraising, volunteered as a room rep, you are invited! Kids are welcome too :) Please RSVP here so we can plan to have enough food.

We will also have our PTA Elections for the next school year on April 7th at our PTA meeting. We are always looking for new voices in our PTA. Many of the current PTA board members have older students so we need those with younger students to join. People have already volunteered for the following jobs: secretary, treasurer, financial secretary, auditor, newsletter, room rep coordinator, membership, Construction committee coordinator, hospitality, LEAP coordinator, Reflections & Talent Show chair, Science Night Chair.
Some of the possible positions we'd like to fill: President, Vice President, Someone Special Dance Coordinator, Teacher Appreciation Week Coordinator, Week of Code Coordinator, End of year picnic coordinator, Volunteer coordinator, Fundraising chair, Social media chair, Parliamentarian. Please email the PTA if you would like to take one of these jobs. You will have a team to support you so don't worry if you haven't been in the PTA before. Thanks!

Talent Show and Auction
Mark your calendars for our awesome Talent Show and Auction on Friday April 22 from 6:30-8:30pm The auction will be open before school for bidding. PTA will provide coffee and treats in the MUR at 8:15-8:45 so you can preview or bid on items. All of the items for auction were donated so 100% of the money you spend will go directly to the school. Just a few of the amazing items for bid are: Disneyland parkhopper tickets, dinners at local restaurants, Police and Fire department tours, gift baskets and more!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Buri Buri's Got Talent! Sign up and Permission Slip

Registration for the 4th Annual "Buri Buri's Got Talent" Talent Show is officially open!  The Talent Show will be held at Buri Buri Elementary on Friday, April 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm. 

We are only able to accept the 1st 30 acts this year, so, be sure to add your child's name to our registration form today.   

Permission slips were sent home this week and are due by Tuesday, March 22nd.  If you misplaced it, you can print it here: PRINTABLE PERMISSION SLIP.  Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 6th.  Audition times will be communicated by Thursday, March 24th.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please email Melissa at 

Also, Someone Special Dance Info here:

Monday, March 7, 2016

Walk-A-Thon Prize Winners!!

The Walk-a-Thon was a great success. We raised enough to bring Playworks to our school and we are so excited!

Thank you to all students for participating in walking and fundraising! Here are the prize winners:

The Top Fundraisers are:
#1 Adrianna Oishi wins the Zoomer Interactive Puppy Robot
#2 Elijah Bantugan wins the Black Label R-Tec Razor Scooter
#3 Adonis Brito wins the K'nex building set

Our top fundraising class was Mrs. Cha's class! The class wins $100. We're also awarding bonus popcorn parties for Ms. Light and Ms. Arruda's classes for being the #2 and #3 top fundraisers!

Top fundraising participation in each grade wins a popcorn party!
K/TK: Cha
1: Warren
2: Law
3: Dierke
4: Moussa
5: Rivera

Donor Honor Circles
Thank you for your generous donations!

Silver Circle 
Donating between $50-$99

Pat Reilly
Riego De Dios Family
Steve Renz
Michael Tom
Julie & Glenn Mizzi
Adonis Velez Family
Marsha Kobuchi
Natalie Gomez
Monalisa Villamar
Stephanie Villamar
Derick Alcira
Marcela Verdugo
Alvin & Pia Matia
Sandy Margoles
Towing 24x7 Services (415)374-6497 or (650)303-1728
Bo Aleamotua
Roy & Sandy Powers
DeeDee Hamilton
Mary Daquioag
Eric Hardy
On-Nei Lio
Tom Kivalu
Tim & Susie Moore
Rolando & Yolanda Bantugan
Dave & Michelle Yee
Nikki Yee
Jun & Eileen Arroyo
Petra & Rodolfo
Alcala Family
Kiiko & George Baptista
Jena Alvarez
Michelle Bato Villanueva & Joe Villanueva
Linda Hsu
Jason & Janice Stone
Raymond Hsu
Jasmine Dolar
Yijia Ma and Franklin Templeton
Jean Bullentini
Fay Gutierrez 
Telesia Ahio
Munoz Family
Lau Family
Renee Cline
Min Chen
Elizabeth Peyton-Baptista
Marlaine Khuu
Marites Sicat
Tangitau Family
Jeff Smith, Haydee Portilla, Justin Santiago, Erwin Portilla
Alicia Joe
Alison's Cleaning Services
Luis Madrigal
Lopiccolo Family
Cardenas Family
Alejandra Soto
Citu Oasay
Resplandor Family

Gold Circle 
Donating between $100-$199

Dellen Chow
Donna Ignacio
Karen Kirby
Vanessa Gutierrez
S&S Plumbing (Stevie Dad) 
Otto & Sylvia Hoffens
Jill Oishi
Debbie & Herman Woo
Dante Alonzo Family
Divine & James Kobuchi
June Jobin
Jason Cooper
Wu-Cardona Family
Jennifer Cayago
Elijah Bantugan
Deanna LaCroix
Annette & Don Lemons
David & Lori Yee
Kitchen Family
Irma Stiltner
Anthony Stiltner
Mayumi G. Castro
Richelle M. Mas
Alejandro T. Mas
S. Idrus
Liu Family
Parmigiano Pizza & Burgers
Javier Vega & Catalina Iniguez 
Stacey Turpin
Jumana Juhar
Melissa & Eric Kohlmeister
Tamra Dedmon
Jennifer & Sam Perez
Ian & Michelle Kastelic
Team Family
Joann Eremeyeff
Velasquez-Topete Family

Diamond Circle
Donating $200 or more

Marilu & Steve Chiappari
Marge & Gene Oishi
Ron & Cynthia Oishi
Kent & Tina Kobuchi
Ben Colombo
Jack Wu
The Mendoza Family and Lucasfilm Finance Friends
Pati Boyd

**If your name is spelled incorrectly or you have any questions about this list, please email the PTA buriburipta(at)gmail