A Message from the Principal
One of the most important components of a great school is the partnership between the school, its parents, and the community who work together for the best interest of all children. The close partnerships between home, school, and the community is one of the strengths we desire to enhance at Burton-Pack Elementary School. Burton-Pack is a Title One School which is a federally funded program that provides instructional support to increase student achievement. A copy of our 2018-2019 Title One plan is available upon request. Burton-Pack is an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school where academic success and college readiness strategies permeate into everything that we do academically and socially. Our AVID team in 3rd, 4th, & 5th will provide intensive learning strategies by preparing our students for success in higher education. The core components of the AVIDProgram challenges students to become critical thinkers and to engage in more rigorous learning. In addition AVID supports students in other areas such as study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills while being immersed in a college-going culture.
Our goal is to challenge your child academically, grow them socially and emotionally, and guide them toward independent thinking, creativity, and problem solving. Students will be encouraged to display good character and to make good choices that will result in successful outcomes. We are looking forward to a great school year filled with enriching activities and learning experiences that will help your child display “Bulldog Pride!”
To our Students: We are looking forward to a successful school year at Burton-Pack Elementary. Our staff look forward to working with you and providing you with rigorous learning activities to prepare you for college and career readiness. It is never too early to begin learning about what you want to become. We want you to come to school every day ready to learn. Bring your materials to class daily, work hard, ask questions, and be prepared to take weekly assessments to show academic progress. We care about your safety and well-being as a student at Burton-Pack. We strongly encourage you to communicate anything that is not right or makes you feel uncomfortable to a caring adult. Follow school rules and always do the right thing even when no one is watching. Help us keep our school clean by properly putting your trash away. With your help, Burton-Pack will continue to be a school community which continues to build on its strong academic foundation.
We look forward to working with our parents and students throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports students’ success.
Dr. Sarah G. Smith, Principal
Action Based Learning (ABL)
Burton-Pack Elementary is ENGAGING MINDS THROUGH MOVEMENT!” Movement forces oxygen and glucose to the brain and prepares the brain for learning. Burton-Pack has two action-based learning labs and one kinesthetic classroom where students are able to be in motion while learning. As you will see from the photos our students are sitting or standing at pedal desks, ellipse desks, stepper desks, and standing balance desks along with many other balance equipment.
Research has proven that using movement and kinesthetic activities increases levels of student participation, attention, motivation, and engagement. Kinesthetic movement also increases student achievement, enhances cognitive function, and positively influences on task behavior as well as improve numerous health benefits for students.
The action-based labs and kinesthetic classroom will be used to target intervention strategies through movement to increase students’ academic performance.