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News

Team BUILD

Last weekend FIRST™ Lego League Team B.U.I.L.D. 44199 from Burleigh/PPMS competed at the Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach, CA!  Read about the big event here!

Team B.U.I.L.D. was one of two teams representing Wisconsin, competing against 85 teams from around the world at the event.  The team presented their interactive bowling sculpture, robot design strategy, and core values/outreach to a judging team at the event.  The team placed 22nd overall in the robot game (440pts) and came home with a gracious professionalism nod for their “Deeds for Daniel” outreach at the event, collecting 147 acts of kindness from teams and spectators to gift to Daniel Gives Back

The team would like to thank their friends and family for their support these past two extended seasons and congratulate their graduating team members – Aylin, Jonathan, Zander, Eythan, and Alexandra as they move onto high school!

Read Full Story about FLL Team BUILD 44199 at Western Edge

Thank you to everyone for their support of the Burleigh Student Council this year.  We had over 130 fifth graders participate and 8 adult helpers.

Here is a list of the fabulous things our school participated / donated to this year:

  • Alex's Lemonade Stand $3,900 YTD - $20,000 (woohoo!!)
  • Elmbrook Humane Society - 3 boxes of supplies
  • Ronald McDonald - 56 pounds of Pop tabs donated
  • Operation Gratitude for soldiers overseas - 400 pounds of candy
  • Cookie Cafe - $650 raised for more recess equipment
  • Coats for Kids - 15 bags of coats
  • Book Drive for the Next Door Foundation - 1,100 books donated
  • Great Kindness Challenge - 12,000 acts of kindness in one week 
  • Sucker Sale - $508.07 money will go towards Field day

Thanks for an amazing year.  Go Burleigh Vikings!! 

Read Full Story about End of the Year Student Council Update
Chess Winners

The 2024 Elmbrook K5 Chess Championships were able to raise $485 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

The following are the individual winners:

     1st place: Rishabh M. (Brookfield Elementary)

     2nd place: Ben P. (Dixon Elementary)

     3rd place: Nikolaus K. (University School of Milwaukee)

     4th place: Hugo A. (Dixon Elementary)

     5th place: Chris S. (Burleigh Elementary)

The following are the team winners:

     1st place: Dixon Elementary

     2nd place: Burleigh Elementary

Congratulations to all the participants!

Read Full Story about 2024 Elmbrook K5 Chess Championships
Team Pandacorns

Burleigh/PPMS FLL Challenge team, Team Alpha Geek, represented the state of Wisconsin in Houston, Texas at the FIRST™ World Championship competing against 152 teams from around the world. The team presented their innovation project and robot design to a panel of judges and competed in an exciting robot game. Their robot score was a season high for the team scoring 435 points out of 550! Most importantly the team had the opportunity to interact with other robotics students and teams learning and working alongside one another!

Burleigh FLL Explore team, Team Pandacorns, represented the state of Wisconsin with 39 teams from around the world. Team Pandacorns presented their Masterpiece model and research and were recognized for their coding skills with a Coding Award trophy. The team had a wonderful time learning and engaging in STEAM activities over the course of the four-day festival! 

This is the second year for our FLL teams to represent Wisconsin on the World stage!

Read Full Story about Two FLL teams from PPMS/Burleigh competed at the FIRSTâ„¢ World Championship last week!
bananas

This is a special announcement from the Physical Education Department:

Bowling for Bananas was once again a huge success for Burleigh Elementary staff and students.  Students in grades 5K-5th bowled a combined total of 1,365 strikes and 1,385 spares…that’s a lot of bananas!!!

First of all, WE would like to thank the PTO, and all the Parents for donating all the FRUIT.  Without their support, Bowling for Bananas would not be a success.  THANK YOU!  

All of the physical education classes worked real hard to win the prestigious Bowling for Bananas trophy.

Without further ado... this year’s 2023/2024 Bowling for Bananas champ is:

4th Grade Class High Score Mrs. DJ’s ’s Class AND overall bowling winner Mrs. Colemans’s  Class!

Congratulations to all your hard work Burleigh!

Read Full Story about Bowling for Bananas Success!
Student Council Update

This year we had 130 fifth grade students participate in the Student Council.  The kids made posters, announcements, sold lemonade, researched, planned, collaborated, voted, organized, counted money, presented and made great decisions  on behalf of Burleigh.  We are so proud of everything the kids have helped with and accomplished this year.  Our Student Council could never be as successful as it is without the help of all of you. 

  • Alex's Lemonade - raised $2,500 so far this year - 10 year total $18,700
  • Operation Gratitude for soldiers overseas - 400 pounds of candy
  • Coats for Kids - 15 bags of coats donated
  • Cookie Cafe - $650 towards recess equipment
  • Books for the Next Door Foundation - 1,100 books donated
  • Kindness Challenge - over 12,000 Acts of Kindness
  • Sucker Sale - Coming in May and money will go towards field day
  • “Gift of Sight” Lion’s Club - will be donated at the end of the year
Read Full Story about Student Council Update