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,

    I am very pleased to announce that our new Assistant Principal, Ms. Laura Wolf, will be joining us full-time this Tuesday. I can’t wait for you to meet and work with her. I know that you will find her to be bright, energetic, and completely given to students and their families. Welcome, Laura!

    Thanks to all of our parent and family volunteers for your help this week with picture day. It was fun to see many Penguins dressed up, particularly when they were “all-business” on the top with fancy shirts and groomed hair, and “all-play” on the bottom with their gym shoes and shorts.

    Thanks also PTO for hosting our coffee hour gathering on Thursday. I was happy to see so many familiar faces and also thrilled to meet many, many new Penguin family members. Parents and family members, your enthusiasm and participation energizes all of us. As principal and staff, we are grateful for your partnership.

    Shortly after coffee, we conducted our first fire drill. We were able to evacuate all students in a safe, and orderly manner, in just under five minutes. Watching over 500 students as they faced me in silent and expectant attention was a lovely and special moment. We celebrated by giving ourselves a hug and remembering that it feels good when we cooperate together to keep each other safe, and when we work hard to do things well. Please mention that you were happy to hear about students working so well as a school team this week.

    Thanks also for all of you who volunteered in the garden. Our school webpage displays my Twitter feed (and other staff members) and you can see pictures from our fire drill and our happy work together in the garden, either by following us on Twitter @ChuckHatt or at the Burns Park webpage, https://www.a2schools.org/burnspark

    We hope you will be able to join us this week, on Tuesday evening, for our curriculum night. We know that many families have students in multiple grades and we have scheduled events in order to respond for families who wish to attend more than one presentation.

    Families with students in grades 4 and 5 will be in their student’s classrooms, with their student’s teacher, from 6:00-6:40. You may then join me, Laura Wolf our Assistant Principal, and Lisa Ziegler, our Project Lead the Way teacher, for a presentation in the auditorium from 6:45-7:00.

    Families in Grades 2-3 will be in their student’s classrooms, with their student’s teacher, from 7:30-8:10. You may then join me, Laura Wolf our Assistant Principal, and Lisa Ziegler, our Project Lead the Way teacher in the auditorium for a presentation from 8:15-8:30.

    Families in grades Y5 -1st will be in their student’s classrooms, with their student’s teacher from 6:45-7:25. You may then join me, Laura Wolf our Assistant Principal, Lisa Ziegler our Project Lead the Way teacher, and our special area teachers from 7:30-7:45 in the auditorium.

    We do not provide childcare for curriculum night and our presentations are intended for adult audience and participation.

    We are very happy to welcome our new School Psychologist, Sarah Gregor. Here is a note of introduction.

    My name is Sarah Gregor and I'm the new School Psychologist at Burns Park Elementary. I am so excited to be joining the team here! I have been working as a School Psychologist for the past 3 years and have had experience working with kids and in school systems in various capacities for the past 10 years. 

    I obtained my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Western Michigan University and my Master of Science and Psychology Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University. I have worked in Florida and Colorado and recently moved back to Michigan. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, taking dance classes and being outside. 

    My favorite thing about being a School Psychologist is being able to connect with students and families and support growth mindsets. I enjoy working with diverse populations and am bilingual in Spanish. I will be working at Burns Park Elementary on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please feel free to stop by and get acquainted! 

    Welcome Back to AFTER School! 

    Once again, AAPS Rec & Ed is offering several afterschool classes focused on fun, learning, and movement at our building this fall. Sign up now to make sure your child gets a space. The titles below go directly to registration. For more information, visit Rec & Ed after-school classes. Scholarship information is available here.

    Burns Park offerings……

    ARTfulness of Lines, Color and Shapes: Grades K-2
    Exploring the Elements of ART: Grades 3-5
    Mad Magical Science
    Moving to the Music
    Kid Yoga

    A quick note about drop off….  Drop off is safe, and we think very quick and efficient, on the Wells side this year. We continue to have cars blocking the crosswalks on Granger. This is dangerous and illegal. If you have an au pair or caregiver who drives your child to school, please make sure they realize how inappropriate this is. We want all or our Penguins to be safe as we treat each other with courtesy and care.

    It’s going to be a great week at Burns Park Elementary. We hope to see you at Curriculum Night and whenever else you have a chance to visit.

    Your Principal,

    Chuck Hatt 


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