Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mixed Bag Fundraiser Reminder: Will take last minute orders until Thursday 10/27 at 2:40pm

Hey Friends! Did you forget to turn in your Mixed Bag fundraiser forms? We will accept them until Thursday 10/27/16 at 2:40. Please turn in to the office or your child's teacher. Thank you for your support! We are so excited for all the programs we have planned this year and we couldn't do it without your fundraising support. Friends & family can still support our fundraiser by shopping online at Make sure they add our ID# 341604 at the top of our site before shopping, or at checkout!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

California State PTA Legislation Advocacy Infomation

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Election Alert
September 29, 2016 

California State PTA supports statewide ballot measures
Advocacy is what makes PTA unique, and California State PTA has taken a "support" position on the following initiatives for the November election: 
  • PROPOSITION 51 -- SUPPORT School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment. PTA supports safe and up to-date schools. The $9 billion in bond money will go for new construction and modernization of K-12 public schools, charter schools, vocational-education facilities and California community colleges. 
  • PROPOSITION 55 -- SUPPORT Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. This initiative extends the temporary personal-income tax increases on high-income earners. Money will go to schools and community colleges, budget reserves/debt payments and health programs. About half of the estimated tax money would go to schools (about $4 billion). If these taxes disappear, it would hurt our already underfunded education system.
  • PROPOSITION 56 -- SUPPORT Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. We know that education and smoking cessation programs work to save lives by preventing teens -- who have been shown to be sensitive to the price of tobacco products -- from choosing to smoke in the first place. This increases the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine. The money would go to increase funding for existing health-care programs, tobacco-use prevention/control programs, tobacco-related disease research and law enforcement, physician training, dental-disease prevention programs and administration.
  • PROPOSITION 58 -- SUPPORT SB 1174 (Chapter 753, Statutes of 2014), Lara. The California Education for a Global Economy Initiative (California EdGE). In 1998, voters approved Proposition 227 requiring that all students be taught in English, and that English learners be taught in sheltered English courses. PTA opposed Proposition 227 because it forced English Language Learners (ELLs) to take English-only classes regardless of students’ individual needs. In addition, it took away parents’ right to choose what is best for their children. This initiative deletes the sheltered English provisions. It requires students be taught in programs with access to core academic standards, and that school districts provide effective and appropriate methods for language acquisition. Parents and guardians may choose language-acquisition programs that best meet the needs of their children.
  • PROPOSITION 63 -- SUPPORT Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. We believe that limiting access to the kinds of guns and ammunition that can kill large amounts of people in a short amount of time is common sense. We must fight gun violence by limiting the types and number of guns and ammunition available to those who would use them to do harm to others. Reasonable, common-sense gun laws reduce gun deaths and injuries, keep guns away from criminals and fight illegal gun trafficking.
More information about PTA's rationale for support can be found online at

Thanks again for all you do, and don't forget to vote! 

This message is being sent to all PTA presidents and legislation officers as well as to subscribers to legislative alerts and key policy leaders. 


Monday, October 17, 2016

Mixed Bag Fundraiser Ends Friday!



Every student that sells at least 1 item receives a Minion keychain

will automatically be entered in a drawing to win
prizes from MixedBag Design!!


Make checks payable to: BURI BURI ELEMENTARY PTA

Keep a copy of your orders to distribute your customer orders!

Friends & family can support our fundraiser by shopping online at Make sure they add our ID# 341604 at the top of our site before shopping, or at checkout!

We get 50% of catalog orders and 40% of all online orders.
Online orders ship directly to the purchaser anywhere in the US, and shipping is free on orders $75 and up!

Catalog orders will be distributed to students at school early November. 

Thank you for your support! 

Awesome Prizes!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Reflections Art Contest Entries due Wednesday 10/19/2016

The Reflections Art Contest entries are due by next Wednesday and what better way to spend a rainy weekend than to create a piece of Art or Literature based on the theme “What Is Your Story”? Students of all grades are welcome to participate. We will be celebrating all of the entries with an Art Show at Sweet Connections Ice Cream Parlor in San Bruno on Saturday, 10/28 from 5-8pm and at our November PTA Meeting. We’re looking forward to seeing what your students’ story is!

Please complete this entry form and turn in with your entry: ENTRY FORM PRINTABLE

Here is more information about the contest:

Here is a short video about Reflections:

School Beautification Day 10/14-POSTPONED

Dear Buri Buri Families,

We have just received notice that we will not be able to access to the library for today's planned beautification day. Because of this and the rain, we have decided to postpone to a date to be announced in the future. We appreciate your flexibility and willingness to pitch in. We will let you know as soon as we have the future date scheduled.

Thank you,
Buri Buri PTA

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Restaurant Night and School Beautification Day!

Hello Buri Families!

Here are a few updates:

Restaurant Night Buffalo Wild Wings
Dine out with a purpose! Support our school by eating at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday 10/12/16 between 11am-11pm. You must bring the flyer that was sent home last week. Here is a printable copy: Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser Flyer
We hope to see you there!

Buri Buri School Beautification Day

Please join us for our first school work day on Friday 10/14*
After school from 2:45 to 4pm
Meet at school entrance between office and building G
Student volunteers welcome but must be accompanied by an adult

Image result for plant clipart black and whiteWe will be working on the following projects:

  • Planting flowers and shrubs near the school entrance
  • Unpacking and shelving books in the temporary portable library
  • Window washing
  • Setting up PE equipment in playground storage shed

And more!


*Weather permitting! If raining, we will limit our work to indoor locations like the library. Please check back here on Friday morning for final confirmation

Mixed Bag Fundraiser

We hope you and your friends and family are enjoying shopping our Mixed Bag fundraiser! The fundraiser has just two weeks left. Please collect your final orders and payments and turn in by Friday October 21, 2016. Purchases will be delivered early November. You can also shop online! Use our fundraiser code: 341604 make sure to note the name of the student you are supporting.

Thanks and see you Friday!