The latest announcements from the Principal, PTO, and NPS...

Halloween Family Fun Night 10/24

HFFNsshot2015You are invited to Halloween Family Fun Night at Burr School
October 24, 2015 from 6 to 7:30pm

Friday, October 23rd 5-9pm Set Up

Saturday, October 24th 6-7:30pm Actual Event

7:30-9pm Clean Up

We have many Volunteer Opportunities available for this spooktacular event. Helping hands are needed for Set Up, the Actual Event, and Clean Up. Please consider taking on a Volunteer Shift and/or Making a Bakesale Fundraiser donation to benefit Cradles to Crayons or donating other tasty treats and drinks.  Please sign up at

For a monetary contribution, please use the HFFN Volunteer Request Form and submit in your child’s folder by October 15th.  Any cash donations will be used toward the building permit and materials.


If you are interested in taking on an even bigger role, we are always looking for more folks to learn the ropes and to be part of our planning committee.  Are you a creative type?  Do you love Set Design?  Are you brimming with ideas and want to make new scenic displays? If so, we would love your help!   Please contact us with any questions.

Louisa Hunt:

Cristal Balis:


HFFN is sponsored by Burr PTO and funded by your donations. 

Burr Night at the Celtics

Celtics Burr Night at the Celtics is Coming Up!!

Remember how the 1984 Celtics Championship Trophy visited us at the Back to School Picnic?? Wondering why? It’s because we’re doing Burr night at the Celtics on November 13th!!

Join us for a night of basketball and Burr school spirit at the Garden, as Burr cheers on the Celtics as they take on the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, November 13th at 7:30pm.

We have several families signed up so far but hope to have an even bigger group representing Burr!

Use THIS form to get your tickets NOW and send in with your child’s folder, the deadline for tickets is October 20th.

Let’s go Burr!

Gift for Burr Help


Gift for Burr is the largest of the PTO fundraisers at Burr and we need your help to put it all together this year.

We’ll meet on Thursday, October 15 at 7 pm to stuff and address envelopes. There will be drinks (yes, the adult kind!) and desserts.

It is a nice opportunity to help out for an hour or so and get to know other parents.

Meet at Christine Dutt’s home. Please contact her at for her address or with any questions.

New TV’s 2015 After School Program at Burr

newtvNew TV’s 2015 After School Program at Burr

A free, 3-week course for 4th and 5th graders held at your school on Wednesday’s in November (4th, 18th, and 25th) from 3-4:30pm.


You will learn how to storyboard, write scripts and use video cameras to create music videos and public service announcements, which will then be aired on NewTV’s Education Channel!

To sign up, and if you have any questions or need additional information please contact

PTOs and Political Involvement

Since PTOs are, at heart, groups of parents and teachers who are interested in supporting education, many situations arise in which the group, or members of the group, may wish to use the organization in support of a particular purpose. Because PTOs are also non-profit organizations and represent all the parents and staff of a particular school, however, it is very important to observe certain distinctions between allowable activities that generally “support education,” and activities that are just plain political, and therefore unallowable.

For more information about how to navigate this complicated subject, please go to PTOs and Political Involvement.

Municipal Elections 2015

Voter Registration Deadline for the November 3, 2015 Election is
October 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If you are not already registered to vote and would like to vote in November, please keep in mind that the last day to register to vote is Wednesday, October 14, 2015. You can register to vote or change your address at the City Clerk’s Office at Newton City Hall or go on-line to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s web page to register at this link:

  • The General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
  • The question of forming a Charter Commission and electing its members will be on the November 3, 2015 municipal ballot (A Charter Commission, if approved by the voters, will review Newton’s City Charter and suggest changes that will be presented to Newton voters for approval at the Municipal Election in 2017.)
  • Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council Election will be held on November 3, 2015
  • Newton Upper Falls Neighborhood Area Council Election will be held on November 3, 2015.
  • Waban Neighborhood Area Council Election will be held on November 3, 2015.

Don’t know where your polling place is? Click here to view Precinct locations