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. 


    Dear Burns Park Families,

    It is very disorienting to realize that we begin the last week of our school year tomorrow morning. Time has passed quickly and we have seen wonderful academic and social growth for each Burns Park Penguin during our school year journey. We have grown to know and appreciate  students and families in deep and profound ways and, we hope, many positive and anchoring memories have been created for each of you as they have for us as principal teachers, and friends, to the Burns Park Elementary learning family.

    We offer many thanks to all of you for supporting Mr. Leonard at Field Day last week. A wonderful day of outdoor games and activities was had by all, thanks Mr. Leonard and many volunteers.

    Fall registration is now open for the Washtenaw Blue Junior Wolverines Football and Cheer program which begins practice on August 12th in Almendinger Park. All who enroll will participate. Football is offered to children age 8-14 and cheerleading from ages 5-14. For more information visit www.juniorwolverines.org.

    Burns Park School Garden Volunteers Needed!

    Wow!  What a season!  The garden is in bloom and we have so much growing in our school garden.  Thank you to all the volunteers that have come and help with Weed n' Seed this spring.  We have ONE more Weed n' Seed on Tuesday. We are in need of at least a few more volunteers as we are going to harvest all of our greens and serve a salad to students!  For this special tasting event, we really need more help. Please consider helping our students sample some yummy organic goodness that they planted!

    I will help with Weed n' Seed for Tuesday, June 11

    Summer Care!  PLEASE sign up and help us care for our garden over the summer. We can still use a little more help with watering, weeding, and harvesting particular veggies for their families during their week(s) of service.  Thank you to all of you who have already signed up! We will be contacting you shortly to prepare you for helping this summer. Sign up here if you can help this summer: I want to be Burns Park School Garden Grower!

    The last week of school is an exciting week for our 5th grade students and their families. Throughout the week there are lots of fun and lots of work and community service activities. We gather as a school community on Friday morning, at 9:10, to clap our graduating 5th grade students “out” as we clapped them “in” on their first day of Kindergarten. All are welcome to join us for this special event.

    We have a half day of school on Friday. Students are dismissed at 11:39. We hope you will join us on Friday afternoon and evening for our third annual School’s Out Camp Out. Please see the following link to RSVP for a campfire with S’mores, a bit of a sing-along for some, and informal games and play in the park before many of us camp out under the stars to celebrate another incredible year at Burns Park Elementary. 


    We’re sure we’ll be sending at least one more note before the final end of the 2018-2019 school year to thank you for a wonderful year. For now, we wish you a great last week of school and we look forward to seeing you when you are able to join us.

    Your Principals, 

    Chuck and Laura

    Dear Fantastic Burns Park Families!

    Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Ice Cream Social and who volunteered for a station or brought cakes, fruit and salads! A big thank you goes to Jennifer Monk-Reising for nine amazing years of planning, plotting and growing this fun filled community event. Another big thank you goes to Erika Boehnke for stepping up to help keep the tradition alive and make this years event a huge success! Thank you both for chairing this fun-filled event!  A few more special thank you's are in order, although we have so many more still to thank;  they will be listed in this month’s Burns Park Press. In the meantime, thank you to Gabrielle Gillard for nine years of making our Ice Cream happen, and to Lilly Cordova for stepping up to take the ice cream ropes! Thank you to Lisa Markman for over nine years of Cake Walk Coordination, and to Racheal  Ufer for diving right in and filling those big shoes this year! Thank you to Jennifer Geer for planting our Lollypop Tree for over nine years as well and to Kristie Martin for taking on the sweet challenge of continuing the family tradition! Thank you to Jocelyn Greene for organizing the ever important pizza this year!
    A huge thank you goes to Gary Cohn owner of our Packard Dairy Queen for his amazing 100% complimentary donation of all the ice cream!!!!
    And don't forget the fantastic FREE Pizza House pizza donation! Fun fact:  for over fifteen years Pizza House has donated all of the pizzas to our Ice Cream Social for free - this year they have asked us to host a dine out day with them. This will be next Friday June 7th - all you need to do is dine in - take out - or deliver and tell them that you are from Burns Park! Easy as that! Pizza house will give back to Burns Park a portion of the amount that is purchased and our wonderful Burns Park community will be doing a little thank you patronage to Pizza House for so many years of devotion and donation to our Burns Park

    Do take a moment to see below for all of the exciting information and details on upcoming events!

    Have a great week at Burns Park Elementary.

    As always, please feel free to email us if you have any questions.


    Jennifer Monk-Reising


    Jill Schloff


    Burns Park PTO Co-Presidents 2018-2019




    JUNE 6th - FIELD DAY (rain date Friday, June 7th)





    On Monday June 3, Holocaust survivor Irene Butter will come to speak to our 5th graders from 10:30 am to 11:40 am.  This is open to 5th grade, but also to all parents and community. You are invited. No RSVP necessary, just come if you are interested.

    Here is more information about Irene:  Click here

    Sincerely, Sandy Kreger (Lucky 5th grade teacher)



    Mr. Leonard's Fantastic Field Day will be on Thursday, June 6th, with the rain date Friday, June 7th.

    If you sign up for a shift (and we hope you do) SignUp Genius will tell you it is from 9-4, but you know better (it is only from 9-11:30 for the morning or 1:20-3:40 for the afternoon) unless you are Mr. Leonard, then it is ALL DAY!

    · We need parent volunteers to help with 10 of the 11 stations.

    · Parents of Young 5's-2 children: please volunteer for one of the morning shifts (9-11:30). We need fewer volunteers at these times because the 5th graders help to run the stations.

    · Parents of 3-5 & Ms. Kind's class: please volunteer for one of the afternoon shifts (1:20-3:40). We need MORE volunteers for these times!

    Sign up to volunteer at Field Day!


    Chuck and Laura and the PTO Field Day Committee



    School’s Out, Camp Out RSVP - Please join us on the evening of June 14th, 2019 to experience the natural beauty of our park under the stars. What better way to celebrate another incredible year at Burns Park Elementary!



    Burns Park Lunch Schedule 2018-2019