Burns Park Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Burns Park Office 734-994-1919 Fax Number 734-994-1548

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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 this beautiful fall day and we offer holiday greetings to our friends who are celebrating Sukkot this week! 

    Interested parents and family members are invited to join us this Wednesday in the library at 4:15 for our Safe Routes to School committee meeting. This group will work to help plan for and teach safe walking and biking practices for our students and will be joined by Liz Margolis who is our district’s Executive Director for Student and School Safety.

    As you know, Halloween is a time of celebration at Burns Park. Once again we will provide costume donations for Halloween and also costume access for families. Please bring in any costume donations by tomorrow so that we can sort them and prepare them for student “shopping” on October 24, 25, and 31. If you would like your child to shop for a costume,  please let your child’s teacher know. (As an aside, holiday costumes at school are meant to be fun and do not include weapons or themes that may scare our youngest Penguins. Also, please know that we will be providing an alternative to Halloween celebrations for students who do not participate.)

    If you would like to help sorting, swapping, or shopping please email Alisse Portnoy at inclusion@bpepto.org 

    We still need some more parent volunteers for our tasting on October 21 with Project Healthy Schools!  They 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. 

    Thank you to all who volunteer to add to our children’s school experience. It’s going to be a great week at Burns Park Elementary School and we hope you can join us when you are able.

    Your Principals,

    Chuck and Laura

    Your BPE PTO 

    New Information

    • Halloween Parade at 3:15 pm on Thursday, October 31st. Your BPE students parade around the park (and part of the neighborhood) with their classroom teachers and classmates. 

    • JR Leonard is leading a gym game for parents on 11/20 at 6:00 pm before your PTO meeting. He says to dress appropriately :-) Check out the full list of your 30 minute PTO meeting presentations.  

    Take Action

    • Put your student in the school directory! Once in the directory, you’re in there until you leave BPE. You can update information, and what information is visible, at any time. 

    • Have an extra Halloween costume? Please donate by 10/16. Donation box located at front of school auditorium. Need a Halloween costume? Let your child’s teacher know. Students can select one on 10/24, 10/25 or 10/31. 

    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