Burns Park Elementary

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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,

    We hope you had a restful break, that you enjoyed some special family time, and that you were able to reflect in a spirit of gratitude for all of the many ways that we are fortunate in our caring community.

    We also hope that you will consider supporting our PTO’s Family to Family giving program this fall. It is only three weeks until we break again for the winter holiday season as we continue our long tradition of generosity for all in our community. Details about this program are included in the PTO message below as is information about this week’s volunteer meeting for the Burns Park Run and another volunteering opportunity to support our student-led Kindness Committee’s Mix it Up at Lunch initiative.

    Please note the following announcement from Ms. Erdstein regarding next week’s Hour of Code activities.

    Dear Families,

    We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.

    With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skill set. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science! Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code.

    Our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 9-13). Students (K-5) will participate during their Library classes that week.

    The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

    You can enjoy this at home as well! Any time of the year! Among the many choices on this website, Lightbot and CandyQuest are activities that all students and adults can enjoy. Students can access these directly athttps://hourofcode.com/us/learn or through their AAPS Clever accounts or the Burns Park Library website. There are hundreds of one-hour activities for Kindergarten and up.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Sincerely, Rachel Erdstein, School Librarian

    Welcome back to school. We’re looking forward to student’s return tomorrow morning and we hope to see you all at Burns Park Elementary, whenever you are able.

     Your Principals,

    Chuck Hatt and Laura Wolf

    Your BPE PTO 

    Take Action

    • Due date for Family-to-Family giving is Friday, December 6th. Please donate today in support of your entire, beloved Burns Park Elementary School community. Holiday themed envelopes should have come home in backpack mail or donate online now. Thank you for your generous support! 

    • Sign up to support Mix It Up at Lunch on Tuesday, December 10th. Only a few spots remain. 

    Serve Your BPE Community - Make it a New Year’s resolution to support your student’s classroom at least once in 2020. Library Helpers and Art Angels are low time commitment and high impact: see your student and their peers in action while assisting your committed teachers.    

    • Library Helpers still needed for all grades. Please see when you can help.    

    • Art Angels needed in Y5s, K and 1st. Find your inner artist! 

    Mark Your Calendars (or just subscribe to your PTO Google calendar)

    • Get involved with the legendary Burns Park Run. Attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 4th from 6:30-7:30 pm at Argus Farm Stop (1200 Packard). Questions? Email racedirectors@burnsparkrun.org

    • Tuesday, December 10th is Mix It Up at Lunch

    • Wednesday, December 18th at 6:00 pm is your next PTO meeting. The 1st grade teaching team will be presenting. 

    • Wednesday, December 18th is also your next Lost & Found Donation Day. Please stop by the Lost & Found (second floor hallway near gym entrance) and see if any of the items to be donated are yours. As a preventive measure, please label anything and everything you can. 

    On behalf of your entire PTO Team and with much warmth and gratitude,

    Laura Hayden

    Burns Park Lunch Schedule 2019-2020

    Lunch Schedule 2019-2020