Dear Burns Park Families,
Nicole Forester (Paul and Franny) sent a link to this powerful video which echoes our message in this month’s Burns Park Press about literacy as an equity and social justice issue. Thanks for sharing Nicole and thanks for your support of the Chad Tough foundation recently. As always, we are proud to be part of such a giving and compassionate community.
We are also grateful for the ways that so many of you are supporting Mr. Thompson as he goes on leave to focus on his treatment for cancer. Mr. Hatt was able to check in with each classroom from second through fifth grade to share about Mr. Thompson’s need to have some special “Mr. Thompson-Me Time”.
Lost and Found
Please check the Lost and Found and claim any and all items that may belong to your child(ren) by the end of the school day on Friday, March 23. Items remaining at the end of the day will be donated or repurposed to a new “home.”
Disability Awareness Workshop for Fourth Graders
The Disability Awareness Workshop is a half-day program that gives 4th graders an empathetic understanding of physical, developmental, and learning disabilities. The hands-on-activity based program is designed to help students understand how difficult and complex daily living can be for individuals with diverse abilities. The workshop helps build a culture of understanding that is invaluable, with the goal to learn, through experience, that all individuals deserve respect no matter how may look, act, walk, or talk. Please sign up to help make this day happen at Burns Park! Help is needed on Wednesday, April 18th to set up and on Thursday, April 19th to run the stations and then help picking up all items.
Sign up now to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/
Panel Discussion for Parents - Safe Schools
Eberwhite Elementary is hosting a panel discussion on school safety and violence Monday, March 19 at 7:00 PM. The panel will include a psychiatrist and creator of Physicians for Gun Violence Prevention, a representative from Moms Demand Action, and a Pioneer High School student.
Applications for AAPS Advisory Groups
Ann Arbor Public Schools is looking for staff and community members to serve on the Assessment Advisory Group, Environmental and Sustainability Advisory Group, and the Freeman Environmental Education Learning Center Advisory Group. Applications due by March 23. This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard! Please consider participating in one of these Advisory Groups.
CLAGUE MIDDLE SCHOOL is hosting a parent orientation for in-coming 6th graders on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30pm in the Clague Auditorium. Below is the schedule of the evening:
6:30 pm: Presentation in Auditorium
COYA - Characteristics of Young Adolescents
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm: Parents will break into 6 student-led groups that will rotate throughout the building. The content of each group includes:
ELA and Social Studies Curriculum
Math and Science Curriculum
Electives for 6th Grade
Music Elective Options
The role of Counselors - Scheduling, PowerSchool, etc.
Computer Use, Google, Attendance, Immunizations
8:15 pm: Parents will return to auditorium for last words and closing
Jen Daddow, Assistant Principal at Clague Middle School
A special thank you to the PTO for a wonderful Book Fair experience! All students were excited to take home at least one new book from the event. We appreciate all parents who donated time to set up, tear down, and run the book fair as well as those who supported this great event. One of our greatest joys is getting a new book into the hands of a child.
Friday, March 23rd, will prove to be a fun and exciting day with pajama day, Read-a-thon, a fire drill, and an all school recess! It will be a fun way to head into spring break. Whether traveling near or far, or staying in Ann Arbor, we hope that you are able to enjoy the time with your children and look forward to seeing you all again on Monday, April 2nd.
Chuck and Laura
Burns Park Lunch Schedule (2017-2018)
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