Thursday, April 13, 2017

Letter from BPS IT Department - iPad Insurance

April 13, 2017

Dear BHS Parents,

You may or may not be aware that GoCare (the past recommended iPad insurance company) is no longer in business and all policies were transferred to Worth Ave Group.  Individual policy holders were informed of the change in providers, given login credentials, and how to file a claim.  All parents should have received this providing there was a correct email provided when they signed up for coverage through the GoCare portal.

If your son/daughter has a broken iPad, he/she should always go to the HelpDesk (located in the upper BHS library) and see Mr. Wong to determine the best course of action.  If a claim needs to be placed with Worth Ave Group and you have questions, please feel free to contact  me in the IT Department (781-238-6800 or  I will be able to help you get your claim initiated and get the answers you need.

information on the WAG “Standard Claims Process” to assist you if and when you have an iPad claim can be seen HERE.

If your son/daughter has an uninsured iPad and you are interested in purchasing an iPad protection policy with Worth Ave Group, there will be an opportunity to do so during the month of May.  WAG is in the process of setting up a new policy purchase portal for Burlington parents.  We are anticipating a 1 year policy will cost $30-$35 per year with more of a savings when purchasing multiple years.

Stay tuned for the link and policy purchase information being sent out after April Vacation.

Thank you.

Faydeen Sateriale
Admin Assistant - BPS  IT Dept

2017 Aggarwal Award

Since the Spring of 2003, the Pushap Lata Aggarwal Award has been given bi-annually to a Burlington High School Teacher or Counselor. The award, which recognizes excellence in teaching, is funded by the Roshan L. Aggarwal Family.  

Past recipients of the Aggarwal Award are:

2003 Mr. Don Tocci and Mrs. Leslie Tyman
2005 Mr. Chuck Wood
2007 Mrs. Eileen Poehler
2009 Mr. Alan McRae
2011 Mr. Bob Conceison
2013 Mr. Matt Lovell
2015 Mr. Matt Carr

Mrs. Graham with the Aggarwals

Congratulations to Mrs. Callie Graham on being recognized by our community for excellence in teaching. Below are some of the sentiments from her nominations:

I have never experienced a teacher/ colleague that is so truly invested in the children like this teacher. She is extremely dedicated and passionate about teaching.

Is kind and has a very good sense of humor. She teaches in a way that is thorough and easy to understand. She is also very understanding of ALL students and their individual needs

Makes learning fun, and difficult-to-digest work seem simpler. It is obvious that she loves her job, and working with all types students. Along with her teaching skills, she understands that we are all students under a significant amount of pressure, and acknowledges that we all have our off days. She is my favorite teacher, and an amazing person.

Cares about her students and takes the time to fully explain things and she teaches a class that I actually look forward to going to, every time.

She is accepting and creates a positive learning atmosphere and extremely understanding and considerate of her students. She is always fair and influences everyone to be a bigger part of the community, no matter how small the action.

Is really helpful and engaging teacher.  I love the way she teachers and she’s very thoughtful.

Is an amazing teacher, and truly loves what she does. Always encourages improvement in writing and comprehending skills, and does not discourage incorrect answers. Is always open to helping further your skills after school, and helping you understand assignments one on one.

Mrs. Callie Graham is very knowledgeable as well as kind and insightful. She always knows how to help people who are struggling in her class and is great at teaching for understanding.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 SILS Award Recipients

Juniors Ashley Koman and Neil Bhammar represented Burlington High School today at the annual Middlesex League Principals SILS Award Luncheon. Each year the principals in the Middlesex League recognize a junior boy and girl with the SILS Award. The award recognizes students for Service, Integrity, Leadership and Spirit. Recipients must have a 90% or better attendance rate, must have a B or better grade average with no grade below a B- and must be active in extra-curricular activities. The SILS Award recipients must possess high integrity and demonstrate leadership and good citizenship as well as having participated in school and/or community service.

I was extremely proud to attend the luncheon today with Ashley and Neil. They both exemplify the SILS qualities on a daily basis at the high school and throughout our greater community and they are excellent ambassadors for Burlington. Congratulations to both Ashley and Neil on being recognized for all their hard work and commitment to being a good citizen!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

BPS Parent University

Burlington Public Schools are proud to host Burlington’s first ever Parent University! Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops and interact with education and health professionals regarding a variety of topics including:

Stress Management
Athletics: From Youth Sports to Varsity
RAD Kids
The Adolescent Brain
and many more!

Please save the date and Join us on Saturday, April 29 at Burlington High School from 8:30-12:15pm for this first time event.

In order to better serve our parents who attend, childcare will be offered and provided by the Burlington High School’s Child Development students and staff. Parents who are looking to utilize this offering must register their child prior to attending Parent University.

Please check the website at the end of next week when information on workshops will be listed and registration will be officially open.

BHS Boosters Celebrity Basketball Game

BHS Bike Drive

Do you have any old, used bikes taking up room at your house? If so, come on down to Burlington High School to donate your bikes for a greater cause!

On Saturday, April 8th from 10am to 1pm, Students for Environmental Action, in conjunction with Bikes Not Bombs, will be hosting a bike donation drive. With the exception of tricycles and rusted bikes, all kid and adult­ sized bikes will be accepted along with accessories such as helmets and pumps. We are also asking that you please bring a $10 donation for each bike.

For more information, visit,

WHO: Bikes Not Bombs and Students for Environmental Action
WHAT: adult and children­ sized bikes and accessories
WHEN: April 8th, 10am to 1pm
WHERE: The student parking lot at Burlington High School

WHY: “Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We reclaim thousands of bicycles each year. We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation.”