• Welcome students, parents and colleagues!






    Thank you for visiting the Focus website for Anthony Burns Elementary. Focus is the gifted education program at ABES. I meet with identified gifted students weekly, and sponsor several enrichment activities for higher learners at ABES. These include WordMasters Challenge, Math Problem Solving Competition and Geography Bee.  I also provide resources to assist classroom teachers with enrichment and differentiation.  I am delighted to be able to work with students and teachers to make learning enjoyable, and respectfuly challenging.  


    I have designed this website to keep you informed about what is going on in various Focus sponsored programs at ABES.  This site is updated regularly, so make sure that you check back from time to time.


    Parents considering referring their child for Focus or wish to know more about the Focus program should contact me to set up a conference.


    *  I will be out of the building from 1/11/19 - 1/22/19.  

    • Students in Focus groups and reading groups have all been assigned work to complete in my absence and given dates for the next meeting when work is due.
    •  Independent Study permission slips are due by 1/25/19, and have been sent home in the Tuesday folder on 1/8/19.