The Challenge is On: April 2nd – 6th

In order for Burcham to play a more integral part in creating a healthier lifestyle for our students, we are introducing a new and exciting fundraiser and fitness event! The President’s Challenge Program! This program, in existence since 1966, informs and inspires children on their journey to be active through awards and recognition programs. We are coupling the program along with our fundraising efforts to help provide additional enrichment programs that benefit every child at Burcham. Our goal is to reach $10,000! Please help!

Your child’s participation will be during school hours and coincide with their physical education program. The President’s Challenge includes five activities that measure strength and endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, speed, agility and flexibility. The month of March will be utilized to familiarize each student with all of the activities and the goal levels for their age group. Students can win prizes based on levels of donations but every student who participates will receive an award based on their level of achievement.

How can you support the students?

  1. Make a donation
  2. Volunteer the week of April 2-6

If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to or leave a voicemail message at 562-344-5610

If you are a local business or community member who would like to support this fitness event, please contact us at or leave a voicemail message at 562-344-5610. Thank you!

The Challenge is on!

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Welcoming the New Year!

Happy 2012, everyone!

We are excited about what the new year brings… new opportunities to support our scholars and their families! We have some exciting events still to come this school year. Coming up we have our famly-friendly Pancake Breakfast, our ever popular Annual Carnival, our Spring Book Fair and much much more! Be sure to sign-up for our newsletter (see right margin) to receive the latest news or stop by our monthly meetings to meet other families and staff while staying up-to-date. Our next meeting is THIS Thursday at 6:30 in the Library.

Also, support Burcham by telling all your neighbors about our Ewaste Collection Event: Saturday, January 14th from 9am-3pm. Drop off your unwanted ewaste and turn it into much-wanted cash for our school. Do some very early Spring Cleaning and clear out those old TVs, monitors, printers, small electronics and cell phone.

Drop by THIS Saturday!

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Orders due Monday!

Our Fall Fundraiser ends very soon. Turn in your Cherrydale Farms order forms on MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th. We appreciate everyone’s effort.

Remember that if you still want to help raise money but don’t want to sell items, you have the Opt-Out Option to donate $25 per student and the money will go straight to your PTA!

If you are ordering items, here’s what you need to know…

  1. Check all forms for neatness & accuracy
  2. Turnn in both white and yellow copies only
  3. Make checks out to Burcham PTA
  4. Return all orders and payments ob Monday, Oct 17th

Items will be delivered to school in Mid-November! Thank you for your help!!! Funds raised go directly to helping students have the best Burcham experience!


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It’s Fall Fundraiser Time!

This year we are using Cherrydale Farms for our Fall Fundraiser. We hope you and your family will participate. The money raised will go directly to fund the important work the PTA does at Burcham – like field trips, reading programs, and Trunk-or-treat – to name just a few.

Ordering your items just got easier!  Go to

You can now order online at  Be sure to enter our school code: 162183  Let your out-of-town family members know about the website and school code and they can order too! 

Hassle-Free Fundraising Option

For those who don’t want to sell catalog items, you can opt out and still support the PTA with a $25 per student donation.  We will make sure your child still gets credit for participation, and prizes equal to that of catalog sale prizes.