Dear Burns Park Families,
We had two wonderful assemblies this past week, in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Ms. Noble led us in our school song and a special song about Dr. King. In our Y5-2nd grade assembly, Ms. Roderique read a book about Martin’s life and work. Students listened with rapt attention. 3-5 students were asked to share what they knew about Dr. King’s. We were pleased to find that they know a lot!
Our children mentioned other leaders including Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi, and John Lewis, and demonstrated an understanding of the purpose and value of Dr. King’s work and the civil rights movement. We’re proud and grateful.
In both assemblies, we recognized that, in many ways, we are the dream that we share with Dr. King of an inclusive school community and that we want to continue working for that dream by being fair, kind, and compassionate with each other. We hope to remember Dr. King’s important question, “What are you doing for others today?”
Looks like the January thaw us upon us and we’ll have a warm and wet start to our week. The grounds will likely be muddy with all the thawing, boots and indoor shoes will be helpful this week.
This week we will officially roll out the Crosswalk Flag Program at the corner of Wells St. and Lincoln Ave. We wanted to give staff some time to educate their students about this program and have noticed the flags we’ve had out there are already in use. It will be great to see this vision become a reality at this intersection as another layer of keeping our penguins and community safe.
Our Project Lead the Way teacher, Ms. Ziegler will start teaching in Young Fives, Kindergarten and Fourth-grade classrooms this week. Your students are in for a great treat and will greatly enjoy the energy and enthusiasm she brings with her.
Lisa is a great communicator with staff and families. Please watch for her updates on Twitter and our school’s Facebook page and webpage, where you can also find news and views of all our programming.
The Special Interest Fair is this Tuesday, January 23rd. Classroom teachers are signing up for a time period to visit the fair during the day. Parents are welcome to join during that time as well as in the evening when the fair will be open from 6:00-7:15 p.m. for friends and family to visit.
At our last week’s PTO meeting, we were reminded once again of the level of support our families and PTO provide to staff and students. We continue to be grateful for your investment of time, money, and care for our best hope and most important responsibility, the children of Burns Park Elementary School.
Have a great week!
Chuck Hatt and Laura Wolf
Burns Park Lunch Schedule (2017-2018)
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