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 Families,

    It’s been a wonderful week as we return to Burns Park Elementary. Students are happy to see their friends and meet their new teachers. The weather is clement with sunny skies, cool breezes, and perfectly-timed and gentle showers. 

    We are grateful for all of your support including your participation in our drop off and pick-up process, our Popsicles in the Park event, support for our Garden Tasting Event on Friday, and all the other ways, public and otherwise, that special care is taken to fully welcome and include each child and family to our learning community. Please see an attachment from our Ann Arbor Police Department regarding back to school safety tips.

    Speaking of our garden, here is an update from Ms. Shah:

    We are so excited to welcome students back this past week.  The garden is thriving and we want to give a special shout out to ALL of your summer volunteers.  We had many families sign up and care for our garden by weeding and watering. Without family support, we couldn't have our garden be as amazing as it is!  THANK YOU!  

    Due to the amazing garden care, students were able to harvest some garden goodness for students to try at lunch on Friday! Students had so much fun harvesting and tasting squash, kale, cucumbers, Swiss chard, tomatoes, scallions, and edible flowers. We are so proud to be part of the Ann Arbor Public Schools garden programming!  For pictures of the event, check out Mr. Hatt's Twitter page @ChuckHatt or our Burns Park Elementary School's Facebook Page!

    The BP school garden is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated parent volunteers to join the garden committee.  Please consider joining our team!  

    Burns Park School Garden Committee Sign Up

    We’re very pleased this year, as a part of a district-wide effort, to be able to schedule a Morning Meeting time for every child, in every classroom, each and every day. Please click on the following link to learn more about the purposes and structure of a Morning Meeting and to know more about our Responsive Classroom program.


    Each classroom is following the Responsive Classroom structure of community building outlined in the book, The First Six Weeks of School. The following link will help you understand the ways that we are working together in joyful collaboration with students to create, safe, fun, and effective learning environments for all.


    This year we will be working with PTO leadership to streamline communication. Our weekly email will be a shared and single message including lots of links to our “one stop, one shop” PTO website. We’re hoping that these new efforts and systems will facilitate easy and consistent communication for all.


    Please note upcoming events that are posted on our calendar and the revised PTO site. We will be sending timely reminders as important events such as Curriculum Night, Picture Day, Early Release Day and other important events occur.

    Again, we are grateful to partner with you for our most important responsibility and our most wonderful gift, the children of Burns Park Elementary School. It’s going to be a wonderful week at Burns Park. Please join us whenever you are able.

    Your Principals, 

    Chuck Hatt and Laura Wolf


    Greetings Burns Park,

    Your PTO has a brand new website. BPEPTO.org. Check it out.

    Be sure and create an account (button also on home page) to have access to the directory, to create your own directory listing and to see everything there is to see on the site. At BPEPTO.org you can: 

    And the list goes on. Check it out, explore and see what you think. We welcome your feedback - especially that of the constructive, helpful (and bonus points for humorous) variety. 

    Yours in faithful execution of my year of service to your PTO,

    Laura Hayden  

    Burns Park Lunch Schedule 2019-2020

    Lunch Schedule 2019-2020