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  • Below is information about: School Uniforms, Early Release Wednesdays, New School Times and Linc - 'before and after school care' at Burke.

  • 1. The School Uniform:
  • All grade levels at Burke are required to wear school uniforms. Colors are solid navy or khaki pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers, capri pants, slacks of appropriate size.
  • (No knit pants, leggings, jogging or cargo pants, no zippers or pockets on pant legs).
  • White shirts with a 'collar' should be worn with this. Girls wearing a skirt should also wear shorts underneath as we sit cross-legged during 'carpet times'.

  • On Fridays students may instead wear a bright Burke T-shirt or sweatshirt.

  • 2. Our school times, including Early Release Wednesdays:
  • The hours at Burke Elementary School are:
  • 8:25 - 2:25 on Wednesdays
  • 8:25 - 3:25 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday


  • 3. Reading Skills Tests:
  • Kindergarten will be testing children with STAR Early Literacy to assess the reading skills of our students. Each grade is scheduling 90 minute blocks of time for Reading when we 'take reading seriously - no interruption please!' Kindergarten has theirs from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. We also have an additional reading time in the afternoon. The STAR testing will help us track the progress of your child's acquisition of reading skills. Reading groups are determined as a direct result of analyzing the data from the STAR Early Literacy test. You may see an example of the test here.

  • 4. Linc
  • Linc provides 'before and after' school care at Burke.


Some useful web sites:
School help at home: School-Home Link.
Information about the local Mid-Continent Libraries
Meal time helps: Meals Matter - Quick Meals.
Tips on helping your child read.

District Notes:
Burke is part of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District. Here is the web site.
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Here is the District link to Burke.

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