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,

    We hope you are enjoying these halcyon days of lovely autumn weather. 

    What a fantastic tasting we had on Wednesday!  Thank you to Chartwells, BP staff, and our AAPS Wellness Team for making this such a great event.  Check out the pictures on Burns Park’s Facebook page!

    On October 21st, Project Healthy Schools will visit Burns Park Elementary and they also plan to create special recipes with our school garden produce.  To continue celebrating Farm to School Month PLEASE consider helping us serve our eager 500+ students the delicious food being made with produce from the Burns Park School garden. Sign up here to help on Monday, October 21st from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.   

    As previously mentioned, we are forming a Safe Routes to School Committee to support the implementation of our Safe Routes to School Grant. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, October 16th 4:15 in Burns Park Media Center.  Liz Margolis, Executive Director for Student and School Safety in the Ann Arbor Public Schools will attend. Please join us if you are interested in working for our students in this endeavor.

    Halloween is a time of celebration at Burns Park. Once again we will provide costume donations for Halloween and also costume access for families. Starting tomorrow, please bring in any by 10/16, shop days are 24, 25, and 31. If you would like your child to shop for a costume, please let your child’s teacher know.  If you would like to help sorting, swapping, or shopping please email Alisse Portnoy at inclusion@bpepto.org (Please note that costumes at school are friendly in nature, do not include weapons of any kind, and are intended to be emotionally supportive for our youngest Penguins. We also will provide alternative activities for any children whose family does not celebrate Halloween.)

    Be sure to order a BP T-shirt for your student(s) by the end of the day, Monday!  See below in the PTO Leadership portion of this email for more information.

    If you have questions about what the bond proposal on the November 5th ballot will mean for Burns Park you can review the enhancements coming to each school within the first six years here. Informational meetings will be held next week on Monday, October 7th at Clague, King and Eberwhite, and on Friday, October 11th at A2 STEAM and the Ann Arbor Energy Commission meeting. More information including a video of the presentation and a schedule of additional meetings is available at a2schools.org/2019 bondTo make it really easy for you school district leaders will be presenting about the bond this month at the Burns Park PTO meeting on the 23rd.

    The Ann Arbor Public Schools is excited to share news with those students and parents that utilize district-provided bus service. Our school bus partner, Durham School Services has provided an application, Bus Tracker, that allows parents and guardians to view the location of their child(ren)’s bus in real time with relationship to their assigned bus stop. This application is available through a web browser or the app stores. Bus Tracker enables parents and guardians to view multiple stops on an assigned route, including the scheduled arrival time for each stop. The service is free of charge to parents/guardians and provided at no additional cost to the school districts serviced by Durham School Services. Use of the application is voluntary.

    For more information, to sign-up and create your secure login, or to use the application on your smartphone or web browser, please go to:



    If you have any questions regarding the Bus Tracker application, please contact Tim VanDongen at (734) 994-2330 ext 54118.  For technical support, please contact bustracker@a2schools.org

    Thank you so much for your support as we learn together in celebration of the season, and with special emphasis on the bounty of the good earth and working together for a kind and safe school environment. It’s going to be another wonderful week at Burns Park. Come join us whenever you are able.

    Your Principals,

    Chuck Hatt and Laura Wolf

    Your BPE PTO 

    New Information

    • Your PTO is proud to introduce your BPE Special Education Resource Page. Please note that the next AAPACmeeting is Monday, October 7th at Tappan Middle School. New Student Intervention and Support Services Administration will be in attendance.  

    Take Action

    • Looking to donate a Halloween costume? Please donate by 10/16. Donation box located in front of school auditorium. 

    • Your BPE PTO is providing all students with a purple Burns Park Elementary school t-shirt. Please enter your child’s size on this form (or note you’re opting out) by Monday, October 7th to receive a t-shirt. 

    • Hoping to have playdates with new school friends? Get you and your family in the school directory so that your children can get connected with others. 

    Mark Your Calendars

    As Always...Serve Your BPE Community

    • Library Helpers needed for all grades. It’s quiet, air conditioned, less than an hour long and reminds you how books can transport you anywhere, anytime and at any age. 

    • Art Angels needed in Y5s, K and 1st. As Picasso once said, “every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

    • Walk & Talk volunteers needed. Because sometimes fresh air, sunshine and smiling children is the best lunch break you could ask for. 

    • Join the Garden Committee with Ms. Shah and experience first hand how gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.  

    • Donate to your BPE PTO Annual Fund. Everything - I mean everything - your PTO does is entirely dependent on your remarkable generosity. Thank you. 

    On behalf of your entire PTO Team and in stalwart service to your PTO,

    Laura Hayden

    Burns Park Lunch Schedule 2019-2020

    Lunch Schedule 2019-2020