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Box Tops

The PTA is collecting Box Tops again this year.  Last year we raised almost $1,700.  This year our goal is $2,000.  The money is used to help support programs in our school.  

Box Tops offers three easy ways to earn cash for our school.

  1. Clip - Clip Box Top coupons from hundreds of participating products and send them to school.  Box Top coupons are worth $0.10 each when our school redeems them from Box Tops for Education.
  2. Shop - Shop at your favorite online stores through the Box Top Marketplace.  Up to 8% of each qualifying purchase is automatically donated to our school.  There is no additional cost to your purchase and many exclusive deals and discounts can be found.
  3. Buy books - Purchase books online at Barnes & Noble through the Box Top Reading Room.  Burr will receive 6% of your new book purchases and 3% of all other online purchases.

One of the easiest ways you can help is to sign up to support our school at btfe.com.  You will learn about new and easy ways to help our school earn extra cash.

Our classroom collection competition starts October 1st, with collections the last day of each month.  Bundles of 50 get extra points.  

Arrival and Departure Procedures 2021 - 2022

Walker Arrival Procedures
  • The bus loop in front of the school building is closed to cars and reserved for school buses only.
  • The Drop-off Area is for children who are discharged from a car to walk into school. 
    • The Burr drop-off is located on the east side of the building, near the school cafeterias.
    • Children should exit their vehicles between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. 
    • If at all possible, please arrive from the West (Larkfield) side of the property and exit towards the East (Townline) side. 
      • This will make for a significantly faster and safer experience for everyone. 

In order to help manage the flow of traffic on Burr Road, we ask families to drop off during the following times:

  • Last name A – M        9:00
  • Last name N - Z        9:10 
The Drop-off Area accommodates 6 - 8 cars at one time. Each car should follow the traffic flow of the Drop-off Area and parking lot. 
Please do not turn left after dropping your child off in the Drop-off Area. 
There are cars entering the parking lot and we want to avoid an accident. 
Please do not pull into the Handicapped Parking space to drop off your child. 
These spots are reserved for individuals with mobility impairments who have the necessary license plate/parking tag.
AT NO TIME SHOULD THE DRIVER EXIT THE CAR WHILE IN THE DROP-OFF AREA. 
All children should exit onto the sidewalk, where staff will direct them to the building entrance.

  • Students should maintain appropriate social distancing at all times as they wait to enter the building. 
  • Students will enter via the Main Entrance or 4th grade/bike rack doors and pass through the temperature scanner.
  • Staff members will be posted at each entrance to monitor students. If a student displays a temperature of 100.0 F or higher, the nurse will be contacted to follow up. 

Bus Arrival Procedures 
  • Buses will be unloaded from 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM each day. Students will proceed to one of the designated doors.
  • Students will enter via the Main Entrance or 3rd grade doors and pass through the temperature scanner.
  • Staff members will be posted at each entrance to monitor students. If a student displays a temperature of 100.0 F or higher, the nurse will be contacted.
  • Students should maintain appropriate social distancing at all times as they wait to enter the building.

Walker Dismissal
  • The front driveway is closed to cars and is reserved for school buses only.
  • Entrance to the parking lot will be restricted to one lane to protect pedestrian safety.
  • All walkers will exit through the cafeteria doors into the East side parking area near the bike rack.
  • Walkers will be dismissed by LAST NAME to accommodate siblings.
    • Last name A – M      3:10 – Main Doors/ Flagpole
    • Last name N – Z       3:10 – 4th Grade Door/Bike Rack
  • Parents should meet students on the grass in the designated area and immediately escort them to their car. 
    • Please utilize the sidewalks whenever possible. 
    • Please exit the property promptly once you have picked up your child.
  •  Daily walkers (those who usually take the bus, but are being picked up) must have a written note, which the student must give the classroom teacher, faxed (631-858-3643), OR emailed to the school office.  If you send an email to the office, you must call 858-3636 to confirm that it was received.  We are NOT able to accept phone requests without written follow-up.  All requests should be received by noon on the dismissal date.
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Other Information

Elementary Homework
Elementary homework will be sent home in your child's homework folder when assigned by the teacher. Please check this folder daily.  
 
Notification of Assignments
Assignments, projects, chapter tests, etc., can be found in the Class News section. 
 
Classroom Resources and Materials
Information related to subject-area resources and materials can be found in the subject specific area of the teachers webpage.  

Contact Information

Mr. Hand
Grade 5 Teacher 
Room 123
1-631-858-3636 

Extra Help

Wednesdays  8:30 - 9:00

Additional extra help may be scheduled upon request or as assigned

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Contact Information
By Mail:  Burr Road Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  631-858-3636
By Email: [email protected]
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The Commack School District Mission Statement
Within the context of a caring community of learners, our primary mission is to provide an exemplary
learning experience that will allow each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
values to become a successful, contributing member within our school community and greater society.
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