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  • Students Sparkle in the Winter Concert

    The Burns Avenue Winter Concert, which was held on Tuesday, January9th, included some wonderful performances by each of the school's musical groups. The audience filled the gymnasium and they were delighted with the performances of the Band, Orchestra, Third Grade Chorus, and Fourth/Fifth Grade Chorus.

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  • Fifth Grader Wins the Burns Avenue Spelling Bee

    On Wednesday, January 3rd, twenty-five students in Grade 4 and Grade 5 participated in the annual Burns Avenue Spelling Bee. The students had been chosen based upon their performance in classroom competitions that had previously taken place.

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  • Students Celebrate During a Holiday Program

    On Friday, December 22, students in Burns Avenue put on a special holiday program that included the singing and playing of holiday songs and a multicultural fashion show that was linked to holidays around the world. The entire student body also participated in a sing along of favorite holiday songs.

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  • First Graders Hop on the Polar Express

    First Grade students in Burns Avenue took a ride on the Polar Express on Wednesday, December 20. All of the children came to school dressed in their pajamas and were given tickets for the ride on the train. Mrs. Bauer and Ms. Scobie, the First Grade teachers, then provided the students with snacks as they watched the movie.

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  • Student Council Coordinates a Coat Drive

    During the month of December, the Burns Avenue Student Council collected gently used coats for a coat drive. The coats were donated to New York Cares, which is an organization started in 1987 to help New Yorkers in need. As a result of their efforts, the Student Council collected over fifty coats!

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  • Students Donate to the Giving Tree

    This year, students in Burns Avenue donated hats, mittens, and scarves to the Giving Tree during the holiday season. The Student Council coordinated the program and donated the gifts to Long Island Cares, an organization that provides assistance to needy families on Long Island.

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  • Students Learn How to Code

    During the week of December 4-8, all of the students in Burns Avenue learned some of the basic skills that are involved in computer programming. Students participated in the Hour of Code which was sponsored by code.org and was part of Computer Science Education Week.

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  • Peer Tutoring Program Helps Develop Skills

    This year, students in Fifth Grade are again participating in a Peer Tutoring Program in Burns Avenue. The program, which is designed to provide additional support to designated Kindergarten and First Grade students, gives the Fifth Graders an opportunity to work with the children before school each Monday.

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  • Students Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Students in Burns Avenue had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving this year. The Kindergarten students sang Thanksgiving songs and participated with their parents in the making of necklaces, holiday wreaths, and cookies that looked like turkeys. Students in First Grade dressed up as Pilgrims and Native Americans and enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast.

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  • Fifth Grade Students Go to See Wonder

    On Friday, November 17, the Fifth Grade students in Burns Avenue went to see the movie Wonder, which opend nationwide on that day. The movie was based upon the best selling book that dealt with the bullying of a physically challenged child.

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