Burns Park Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

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    Burns Park Elementary School Mission Statement

    To foster academic achievement in a safe and nurturing environment which develops responsible citizenship, a positive self-image, creativity, sensitivity to others and multi-cultural awareness. 

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    Dear Burns Park Families,

    Congratulations to our many students and their families for this weekend’s production of Spamalot by the Young People’s Theater. You all performed wonderfully, the play was hilarious, and we could tell as we watched that you had fun!

    Thank you also, Burns Park Community, for coming out on a Friday night to explore the wonderful world of physics. More than 150 people packed the auditorium to see how sound waves can change the shape of a flame, how fun it is to shock friends and family with electrons, and of course how many different ways there are to play with liquid nitrogen. If you missed it, the University of Michigan Physics students will be doing a similar show in the spring at the Hands On Museum. We will try to pass along that date once we have it. Look for information about Science Olympiad sign ups later in December. We hope to start practices in January. Hooray for science!

    We want to thank the classes of Mr. Cramer, Mrs. Monts, Ms. Shah and Ms. Waite who worked to pick up litter on our grounds the last two weeks.  

    Thanks also Walk and Talk team, for the wonderful fall season which we ended this Friday. First Graders, in particular, enjoyed this year’s program and you can see a slideshow of their happy participation on our Burns Park Facebook page, here.


    Sandy Kreger and class will be collecting gently used winter clothing from now until Thursday December 21st.   The items will be donated to Detroit area schools on Friday December 22nd.  These will be for families who don't have winter clothing.

    Looking for ALL SIZES of: coats, hats, gloves, boots, mittens, snow pants, leggings, sweatshirts, sweaters. Donations can be taken to Ms. Kreger's Room 306, anytime.     

    Questions?  Just email Sandy at kreger@aaps.k12.mi.us

    November is a time for reflection and thanksgiving and we have much to be thankful for. We are reprinting our Burns Park Press message for November at the bottom of this message, in case you didn’t get a chance to see it. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  Thank you for sharing your children with us and for all that you do each and every day to make our Burns Park community such a wonderful place to be.  Enjoy the time with your children.    

    Your Principals,

    Chuck Hatt and Laura Wolf

    Dear Burns Park Families,

    We are grateful for the staff, teachers, and teaching assistants at our school. As previously mentioned, teachers have been assigned many significant changes in practice this year while they implement several brand-new initiatives. Our office staff is given ever-expanding responsibilities as a background activity to the countless tasks of compassion and care that they perform each day. Teaching assistants are performing to very high expectations as they focus and the many varied needs of our students who need extra support. Each day our staff  brings humor, grace, and compassion to their work with children. We are fortunate for their expertise and care.

    We are grateful for our parent community. Burns Park families demonstrate commitment to a quality social and academic education for each and every child who enters our doors and attends our school. In a world often characterized by selfishness, exclusivity, and unearned privilege, we consistently demonstrate generosity and inclusiveness. We know, in ways that others cannot, of countless personal interactions and gifts of caring that happen each day. We are also continually inspired by the organized giving of time and resources through our Parent Teacher Organization and the Burns Park World Language Initiative.

    Most of all, we are grateful for our children. They are boundless in their compassion and generosity for each other, and relentlessly honest in their recognition of our inconsistencies and occasional lapses in kindness and equity. Their resiliency and hope is inspirational and commands us to forgo apathy and cynicism and fully engage in the world we are co-creating for them.

    It has been a challenging year for grown ups in so many ways. Thank you for being a community that adheres to democratic values, is embracing of all of humanity, and works in hopeful ways for the common good. Thank you for being the parents and families that work with us to form and reform our learning community, in response to our best hope and most important responsibility, the children of Burns Park Elementary School.

    Chuck and Laura


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