Sunday, April 30, 2017

Science Carnival Saturday May 6 from 1-4pm

Please join us for our science carnival! Make rockets, slime, dry ice bubbles and more. Admission is free.

Also, please read this message from Principal Dye. The auction items will be on display at the science carnival:
Only 4 1/2 days until online bidding begins for Buri Buri's 3rd annual Silent Auction.  Have you had a chance to preview the catalog?  There are over 150 awesome prizes including summer camps for kids, getaways for mom & dad, and fun activities for your students with their favorite teachers.  More prizes continue to be added daily.
Register today and, while you're there, visit our Fund-a-need page.  We are aiming to bring Education Outside to Buri Buri next year so that all Bobcats will experience hands-on science classes in our school garden.  A donation of $5, $10, $20 or any other amount will help us reach our goal!

Principal Dye

Friday, April 21, 2017

Volunteers Needed!

Hi Buri Buri Families,

Our exciting PTA Science Carnival is coming up on May 6 from 1-4pm. We are taking over the school campus and turning it into a fun interactive science experience! We will have activities in each building and on the playground. Here are just a few of the fun things we will have: make slime, stomp rockets and drinking straw jets, play with dry ice, learn about optical illusions, compost, bubble magic and more! 

Amazing Alta Loma science students and Buri 5th graders will be sharing these experiments with our kids. We just need a few parents to supervise. Please sign up here if you can help out: Science Carnival Volunteer Sign-up

Even if you can't help out, please come to this fun, free day! We will also have our school auction at this event. Lots of amazing prizes and experiences to bid on including restaurant certificates, hotel stays, special class art projects, one of a kind experiences and more! 

End of Year Picnics:
It's that time of year again! Please sign up here to help out at the end-of year picnics. Picnic dates in link. We need lots of volunteers so please sign up!


Buri Buri PTA

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Restaurant Fundraiser Today! Chipotle Tuesday 4/18/17 until 9pm

Restaurant Night will occur at Chipotle, located at 990 Serramonte Boulevard, Ste D in Colma on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 11:00am – 9:00pm.  Come get some fantastic burritos, tacos, etc..., for a quick and easy lunch, snack, or dinner.
These Restaurant Night fundraisers provide a wonderful opportunity for Buri Buri families to meet other Buri Buri families in your community.  Enjoy great food in the dining area or take it to go if you wish.  
Click HERE for a Printable Flyer Please make sure to either present a physical flyer, a digital flyer on your phone or tablet, or notify the cashier upon ordering that you are there to support the Buri Buri Elementary School PTA Fundraiser, so that we can collect a portion of the proceeds. Thank you for your help in making this event a success!  

Please send us an email with your thoughts regarding Restaurant Night at  All suggestions are welcomed.  Let us know where you’d like to see the next Restaurant Night.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

LEAP Registration is open! Sign up now :)

       Buri Buri Spring 2017 LEAP Program

(Registration is first come, first serve. Sign Ups open through spring break!  Limited scholarships available. No refunds.)

Open to 1st through 5th Grades

Chef It Up! Cooking Class  – MONDAYS – 2:40 - 3:40 pm
April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 + Tuesday May 30
$85/per student
Our qualified team of teachers will create an hour long, fun-filled, cooking class for students of all
ages to enjoy. We bring all the necessary materials, ingredients, pre-printed recipes, table covers
and added surprises for a memorable experience. Recipes are peanut and tree nut free and
students get to take their goodies home to enjoy! NEW recipes this session
(min. 12 students, max. 34)

Hip Hop Dance – TUESDAYS – 2:40 – 3:40 pm
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23  
$70/per student
Bust a Move!”  Learn popular hip hop dance moves exploring tempo, rhythm, and improvisation. Class includes a performance for friends and family on the last day   (May 23). Kids learn from professional dance choreographer and former Golden State Warriors cheerleader, Shonna Chiles. Free t-shirt included.
(min. 12 students, max. 20)                   

Mad Science: Light, Sight & Sound - WEDNESDAYS – 1:40 - 2:40 pm
April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24
$85/per student
Mad Science doesn’t get much better than this series of six classes! Experience what makes white light and see beautiful rainbows in Lights, Color...Action! Discover some amazing sound effects and learn about sound in Sonic Sounds! Harness some energy as you learn all about heat, and then use your own body heat to make things disappear! You’ll be shocked by what you learn about static electricity in Watts-Up! Test to see if you have a magnetic personality in Magnetic Magic! Finally, you’ll see it, but you might not believe it, in Optical Illusions! (min. 10 students, max. 20) 

Academic Chess – THURSDAYS – 2:40 - 3:40 pm
April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
$70/per student
Pick up strategies and tactics for critical thinking, as kids learn the basics or build on their chess skills. Logic puzzles help students learn the rules of chess and how to become a chess master! Students of all levels are welcome – beginners, intermediate and advanced. 
  (min. 10 students, max. 20)

Ukulele Instrument Class – FRIDAYS – 2:40  – 3:40 pm
 April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 (this session is 5 classes)
 $65/per student (Bring Your Own Ukulele) OR   $102/ per student (Includes Ukulele Purchase)
Welcome to this fun musical instrument class! Students will learn to play the ukulele and contemporary songs. We will introduce proper technique and beginning songs. The class will present a performance on the last day of the program (May 26th). Please note that the $65 price is for beginning students that will bring their OWN Ukulele from home, OR for returning students bringing their ukulele from the Winter class. The $102 price INCLUDES the purchase of a ukulele to use in class and keep thereafter. (min. 10 students, max. 20)
See reverse for registration information

Hello Parents!

We've partnered with Reso to streamline booking our after-school enrichment programs and open payment options to include credit cards!  

·       Create an account anytime before April 7th by going to:

On Friday, April 7th beginning at Noon:
·        1. Go to to register for classes.

·        2. Click on the  LEAP Registration Button at the top of the page.

This will take you to the Buri Buri – DCP Reso page where you can choose the class(es) you want and complete your registration.

Questions & Scholarship Info? Email or

Reso offers curated kids' camps, classes and activities in the greater Bay Area for kids of all ages. Whether your kids are interested in sports, nature, arts and crafts, or science, Reso makes it easy to give them the best experiences. Discover and book amazing local activities for your kids at Reso makes it easy to #WinYourDay.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

PTA Meeting tonight 4/6/17 at 6:30pm in the MUR

Dear Buri Buri Families,

Please join us tonight for our PTA meeting and elections! We will also hear an update from Principal Dye about our school dashboard ratings, science carnival plans and end of year picnics. 

Here is our slate of officers up for election tonight:

President: Cameron Wu-Cardona
Vice President: Kim Pedraza
Secretary: Annette Lemons
Treasurer: Sharon Santiago
Financial Secretary: Alice Wu-Cardona
Membership: Tamra Dedmon
LEAP: Janice Stone
Restaurant Night: Richard Chang
Reflections/Talent Show: Melissa Kohlmeister
Teacher Rep: Ms. Ceccacci
Fundraising Chair: Lauren Kitchen
Science Carnival Coordinator: Aleah Valenzuela
Construction Advocacy Committee and Spirit Days; Stacey Turpin
Health and Fitness: Mary Coonrod

We would also love for new parents to be more involved with the PTA next year. A position on the E-board is a great way to contribute to our wonderful community at Buri Buri and to make good friends in the process! 

Time commitment: Varies based on your availability and position you choose. We have E-board meetings monthly on the third Thursday of every month. Some people only attend a few, some attend all. Some bring their kids, some call in to report. PTA Unit/General meetings are on the first Thursday of September, November, March, April and May. 

Here are some open positions:
Volunteer Coordinator
Movie Night Coordinator
Arts Education Chair
Teacher Appreciation Week Chair
End of Year Picnics Chair

We hope to see you tonight!

Buri Buri PTA

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

PTA Walk-a-thon Donor Honors

 PTA Walk-a-Thon
Donor Honor Circles
The PTA would like to thank our individual donors for your generous donations!

Silver Circle 
Donating between $50-$99

Robert and Aroon Fontanosa ¨Dave and Michelle Yee ¨ Nikki Yee ¨ Eunice and Tien-Yu Wu ¨ Matic Family, Marquez Family, Gellidon Family ¨ DeeDee Hamilton ¨ On-NeiLio ¨ Genna Jiang ¨ Angelina Zhi ¨ Mary Daquiuag ¨ Rebecca & Thomas Spence ¨ Santiago Almaguer ¨ Earl Cline ¨ Eileen Arroyo¨ Brittany, Natalie and Lucy Padilla ¨ Heidi Quadra ¨ Dan Jumanan ¨ Ningming O Biboso ¨ Mel and Aleah Valenzuela ¨ Melendez Family ¨ Roy Xavier ¨ Laura Roberts ¨ Family Moreira-Ormeno ¨ Roy & Sandy Powers ¨ Marites Sicat ¨ Dulay Family ¨ Jumana Juhar ¨ Solis Boxing ¨ Amy Lee ¨ Michael & Elizabeth ¨ Samantha Flaherty ¨ Nathan Farrokhian ¨ Lancelote Leong ¨ Monika Bharti ¨ Yijia Ma & Franklin Tempelton Investments ¨ Francisco Ho ¨ Olivia Wong ¨ Richard & Korina Partin ¨ Brian & Melissa Lopiccolo ¨Mom & Dad Mas ¨ Tita Ria & Uncle Mel Arced ¨ Steven (Ni-Mo) ¨ Min Chen ¨ Luis & Judi Soto ¨ Jose & Sharon Santiago ¨ Holly Martin ¨ June Rhee, DDS ¨ Richard & Krystle Rowlands ¨ Jen & Sam Perez ¨ Sandy Anderson ¨ Delbert Wong ¨ Amelia Wong ¨ Cynthia Hoffens ¨ Otto Hoffens ¨ June Jobin ¨ Munoz Family ¨ Betty Wang ¨ The Tolbert Family ¨ Rolando & Yolanda Bantugan ¨ Joel & Eugene Damaso ¨ David & Ericka Hilario ¨ DeMartini/Arnott Painting ¨ The D'Amato Family ¨ The Cisneros Family ¨ Noah Ng ¨ Erwin & Jessica David ¨ Julie & Joel Casagrande ¨ Margie & Dave Casagrande ¨ Steven Bradley ¨ Marcela Verdugo ¨ Raymond Hsu ¨ Jason & Janice Stone ¨ Antonia Novoa ¨ Pamela Pastrana ¨ The Novoas

Gold Circle 
Donating between $100-$199

David and Lori Yee ¨ Maggie A. ¨ Tangitau Family ¨ Karen Kirby ¨ Eng Family ¨ Laris Family  ¨ Canas Family ¨ Wendy & terrence Lau ¨ Fa'ataui Grandma & Grandpa ¨ Deanna Lim, Blackrock Company ¨ Roger Pena ¨ Melanie Pena ¨ Mary & Patrick Coonrod ¨ Jason Cooper ¨ Tamra Dedmon ¨ Wendy Lau ¨ Marsha Kobuchi ¨ Divine Kobuchi ¨ Dianne Chiappari ¨ Marilu & Steve Chiappari ¨ Liu Family ¨ Donald and Annette Lemons ¨ Jay Vega ¨ Elisa Nunez ¨ Jose Santiago Jr.  ¨ Chris Ward, Ward Construction ¨ George & Jocelyn Salomon ¨ The Family of Matthew LaCroix ¨ The Edralin Family ¨ The Lau Family ¨ Richard & Pauline Chang ¨ Teisi ¨ The Kitchen Family ¨ Anita & Cerio Ibarra ¨ Maribel & Arvin Wu ¨ The Pedraza Macalino Family ¨ The Family of Ronin Wilson ¨ The Dolar Family ¨ Melissa Kohlmeister

Diamond Circle
Donating $200 or more

Eric and Donna Ignacio ¨ William and Carla Negrette ¨ Kent Kobuchi ¨ Ryoko Kobayashi ¨ Yasuko Kobayashi ¨ Stacey Turpin ¨ Anonymous ¨ The Mendoza Family & Lucasfilm Finance Friends ¨ The Cardenas Family ¨ Parmigiano Pizza and Burger

PTA Walk-a-Thon
Student Fundraiser Honor Circles
The PTA would like to thank all of the students who participated in fundraising. Those listed below raised over $50.
Thank you for your generous donations!

Anaya Bernales ¨ Avery Fennell ¨ Bella Chiappari ¨ Cion Price Sagastume ¨ Dylan Eng ¨ Emily Valenzuela ¨ Ethan Tu ¨ Gabriel Berber ¨ Grant Kitchen ¨ Isaiah Iosia ¨ Jaden Ting ¨ Jadon Kivalu ¨ James A. Nunez O'Leary ¨ Jezelle Macalino ¨ Joao Maluf ¨ Kali Macalino ¨ Kaylee Cottrell ¨ Madelyn Valenzuela ¨ Mateo Dulay ¨ Matteo Woo ¨ Meleia Dolar ¨ Pedro Maluf ¨ Yasmeen Juhar ¨ Zayna Juhar  ¨ Madrox Louie ¨ Fabiola Vega ¨ Khloe Meisenbach ¨ Seth Meisenbach ¨ Alejandra Vega ¨ Raiden Louie ¨ Dylan Bullentini ¨ Jackson Bullentini ¨ Ace Rosemont ¨ Adela Cisneros ¨ Aliti Iosia ¨ Amanda Matic ¨ Antonio Quadra ¨ Ethan Partin ¨ Faith David ¨ Jael Ting ¨ Joshua Rhee ¨ Krizelle Berber ¨ Leila Reese B. Yabut ¨ Lorraine Yin ¨ Matthew Baptista ¨ Miguel Patino ¨ Olivia Wong ¨ Pablo Tapia  ¨ Savannah Bradley ¨ Caitlyn So ¨ Camryn Valenzuela ¨ Jarius Bernales ¨ Saoirse Price Sagastume ¨ Adrian Florention ¨ Antonio D'Amato ¨ Adam Ng ¨ Adriano Moreira ¨ Amaya ¨ Brianna Lopiccolo ¨ Charlotte Sicz ¨ Devan DeNatale Nava ¨ Dominic Solis ¨ Eduardo Verdugo ¨ Elizabeth Cruz ¨ Evalina Tamayo ¨ Gianna Ku ¨ Hunter Tamayo ¨ Jaden Khu-Dang  ¨ Jaslene Cooper ¨ Jayden Tung ¨ Jaylyn Wu-Cardona ¨ Jemma ¨ Juliana Cooper ¨ Kara Ho ¨ Keanu Perez ¨ Lucas Perez ¨ Luis Padilla ¨ Madelyn Tom ¨ Madison Woo ¨ Mason Polo ¨ Michael Jin ¨ Triztan Almanzor ¨ Alina ¨ Sarahi ¨ Chloe  ¨ Gabriel Solis ¨ Lia Woo ¨ Alexis Castillo ¨ Evan Maputi ¨ Isabella He ¨ Joshua Barrios ¨ Paul Tolbert ¨ Ryan Powers ¨ Santiago Almaguer ¨ Shea Tolosa ¨ Adrianna Oishi ¨ Benjamin Oishi ¨ Tiah Lay ¨ Allyanna Novoa ¨ Izayah Novoa ¨ Jhane Nichole Portilla ¨ Samantha Rodriguez ¨ Caelen Fa'ataui ¨ Cruz Vega ¨ Mia Vega ¨ Abraham A. ¨ Alex Lau ¨ Alyssa Chang ¨ Andrea Dolar ¨ Becky Liu ¨ Chris Cottrell ¨ Elyssa Arroyo ¨ Faustina Tangitau ¨ Ian Lau ¨ Jayden Lau ¨ Jaylen Wu ¨ Jonah Lemons ¨ Karen Kitchen ¨ Lilianna Cruz ¨ Matthew Eng ¨ Matthew LaCroix ¨ Meghan Fennell ¨ Nolan Casagrande ¨ Ronin Wilson ¨ Sofia Beltran ¨ Sophia Coonrod ¨ Tevita Vea ¨ Ylia Edralin ¨ Lucian Diaz ¨ Radhika Gosain ¨ Dominic Pena ¨ Mia Pena ¨ Jaden Villamar Duong ¨ Jessica Ordonez ¨ Joaquin Santiago ¨ Grace McManus ¨ Isabel Macalino ¨ Isabella Mora ¨ Kylee Cheng ¨ Ava Salumbides ¨ D'Angelo ¨ Jonathan Hom ¨ Daniel Laris ¨ John Paul Nunez O'Leary ¨ Yini Kang ¨ Adonis Brito ¨ Jessica Tu ¨ Mitchell Stone ¨ Rayne Nastor-Wong ¨ Ashlan Mendoza ¨ Chase Cardenas ¨ Evan Goldthwaite ¨ Giovanni Santiago ¨ Kylie Jade ¨ Anna Maluf ¨ Landon Salomon ¨ Kiya Mas ¨ Keiran Rowlands ¨ Shayna Boyd ¨ Jacob Kohlmeister ¨ Gabriel Kohlmeister

Top 10 Fundraisers
William and Amaya Negrette
Delicia and Jadon Kivalu
Elijah Bantugan
Emily Watanabe
Maya Kobuchi
Tony Chiappari
Matteo Canas
Evan Yee
Mariah LeJender
Danica Ignacio