Tuesday, May 2, 2017

fidget toys at school

Burlington Public Schools
FAX (781) 229-5751                 125 WINN STREET
ddressler@bpsk12.org Burlington, MA 01803
Deborah Dressler

May 2, 2017

Dear Memorial School Families,

I am writing to all parents/guardians to address the recent increase in the use of fidget toys at school. As educators, we recognize that a number of our students benefit from the use of a fidget tool to increase focus and attention to a learning task. As you can imagine, when these “tools” are used as “toys” they can become a major distraction not only to other students but to the teacher as well.  For that reason, we are requesting that students do not bring these objects to school.  Please trust that our teachers know how your student learns best and will make all appropriate accommodations to maximize social emotional and academic learning. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.