VEX Competitive Robotics
Burlington Elementary offers the opportunity for students in grades 4 and 5 to join one of our competitive VEX Robotics teams that competes in events and competitions with other schools across the district.
100 Mile Club
The Burlington 100 Mile Club meets Monday – Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 8:25. There are also opportunities to earn miles through district sponsored events such as 5k and 10k races and free district 100 Mile Club events.
Students can track how far they have walked or run during 100 Mile Club events during the school year. The goal is to reach 100 miles before the school year ends.
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100 Mile Club
Help reduce motor vehicle traffic around your school and neighborhood by participating in Trip Tracker. By walking, biking, or taking the bus to school, students will earn Tracker Bucks which can be redeemed at local businesses in the Boulder area.
Each year the students of Burlington Elementary take to the stage and demonstrate their many diverse and wonderful talents.
Each year the students, with help from faculty advisers, present a musical. They have performed Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the past.
Physical activity is important part of Burlington, and each spring we celebrate this with a Field day full of fun events for each grade. Parents and guardians are encouraged to come watch as the students test their accuracy throwing rubber chickens, trying to catch water balloons, and race through the obstacle course.
Green Peeps was established in the 2013-2014 school year as Burlington’s first environmental club. A group of 5th graders came together to create this club. In the 2014-2015 school year, Green Peeps broadened the club to Student Council and 2nd grade. We meet on the first Thursday of each month from 8:00-8:25.
We all know that kids sometimes know more than adults do about technology right? At Burlington, we put this knowledge to use and give 5th Graders the opportunity to apply to be on our Tech Squad. These students help with many different technology related projects and from time to time those tech issues that pop up. It is a “win win” for all of us here at Burlington, we get to tap into the experience and creativity that our tech savvy kids have and they get a chance to feel proud of their skills and to create projects that help enrich our school.
The Club Invention Afterschool program encourages students to explore their creativity and innovation through STEM activities, real world challenges and fosters a lifelong interest in inventive thinking. By giving students the opportunity to use design thinking in problem solving activities, they also learn to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and gain confidence in their abilities.
Odyssey of the Mind (O.M.)
Odyssey of the Mind, founded in 1978, is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities designed to teach students kindergarten through college to “think outside of the box.” The emphasis is on teamwork, creativity and looking at things differently. Students are encouraged to use materials in unique ways and tap into their boundless creativity~ often the most outrageous ideas are the most creative! While working together as a team to generate a single, timed solution to their problem, they also practice skills that foster lifelong learning.
The best things about OM…it is 100% kid-generated! Everything~ from selecting a problem, finding solutions, costume design, ingenuity of thought, selection of props and scenery for skit- is all created by the students. Teams meet regularly-usually once a week starting in October. Regional and State Competitions are held in the spring. All competitive teams that place first, second, or receive a special creativity award at State are eligible to advance to World Finals in May.
At each meeting, teams work on both their chosen Long Term problem and a variety of Spontaneous problems.
The Student Council at Burlington Elementary consists of students in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades who want to participate in activities that promote leadership. Students must exhibit qualities of responsibility and appropriate behavior to be part of the program.
Student Council members are responsible for designing playground rules with advice from the Physical Education (PE) teacher and an administrator. They also plan and promote spirit days during the school year. Community service is promoted as students work at our B-Beautiful days, Fall Ball, Burlington Bistro, Spring Carnival, and Field Day.
If you are a Third, Fourth, or Fifth Grader who wants to get involved in Student Council, let your teacher know. Your teacher will put you in touch with a Student Council adviser.