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,

    Congratulations to our many Penguins, current and former, who participated in YPT’s productions of Newsiesthis weekend. We are hearing rave reviews from many families and fans and reading positive postings all over social media!

    We’re very excited for the 5th grade band, orchestra, and choir concert, tomorrow. Our school performance is at 9:30 AM (all are invited) and tomorrow evening’s performance begins at 7:00 PM with a 6:40 PM arrival for students. We’ve been noticing how very accomplished our 5th grade musicians have become and we always love to hear you sing. Break a leg, 5th graders.

    Also on Monday, the Ann Arbor District Library will be visiting Burns Park to present their Summer Reading Game and to promote summer reading in general. We are lucky enough to have scored Laura Pershin Raynor, beloved Ann Arbor librarian and storyteller, as our presenter! You are welcome to join us and to bring siblings. These assemblies are held during the following times:

    grades Y5-2 2:30 - 2:55

    grades 3-5 3:00 - 3:30

    Please join us for our last PTO meeting of the year which will be held this Wednesday, the 22nd, at 7:00 PM, in the Media Center. Wednesday is also a half-day, early release day for students.

    The last day of spring Walk and Talk will be this Friday, May 24. We are very low on volunteers this week, so please join us if you can and help the kids reach their lap goals. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered this year! It’s been a wonderful Walk and Talk season.

    We were very happy with the Farmer’s Market program that our school lunch provider, Chartwells, presented last Wednesday. We’ve seen pictures in our mailbox of students eating and cooking with the fruit or vegetables they were able to bring home. We’re also very excited for the learning fun that is occurring in our our school garden. Here is an update from our School Garden Coordinator, Ms. Shah:

    The Burns Park School Garden is growing strong!  Hundreds of students came out last week and planted hundreds of seeds and transplants in our school garden.  A BIG thanks go to The Agrarian Adventure (http://www.agrarianadventure.org/) for supplying transplants grown at Matthaei Botanical Gardens (https://mbgna.umich.edu/) and to MSU Extension at Tollgate Farm & Education Center (https://www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate/) for supplying the seeds!  

    What are we growing?  I'm so glad you asked!  Students planted veggies like lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, peppers, cucumbers, ground cherries, zucchini, corn, winter & summer squash.  Students planted herbs like basil, cilantro, parsley, sage & oregano. Lastly, they planted flowers like sunflowers, marigolds, cosmos, nasturtium, & zinnias!  That doesn't include our perennial plants that are coming back strong like our raspberries, herbs, spring & summer flowers. Our garden is full of amazing plants!  But WE NEED YOUR HELP!  If you are as excited as we are, please sign up to help keep our garden growing this summer.  We are asking that families adopt the garden for a week or more and help us take care of it so we can have an amazing harvest to share with our students when they return in the fall.  We will provide detailed volunteer information packets describing the tasks that we need help. Things we will need help with include weeding, watering, harvesting, eating, and enjoying!  We can't grow this garden for the Burns Park students without your help. Please sign up and steward our school garden. You can be a Burns Park School Garden Grower!  Thank you for your support! 

    Burns Park School Garden Summer Sign Up

    We want you to know about a sensory friendly family event this coming Saturday. Join the Ann Arbor Symphony for Sensory Friendly Saturday on May 25! Sensory Friendly Saturday offers accessible programming opportunities to patrons and their families needing special accommodations. The event starts at 1:30 PM and features a hands-on experience with a brass instrument “petting zoo” followed by a brass quintet performance. This free event is for all ages with pre-registration. For more information

    Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the annual State of the Schools event.

    Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeanice Swift, will be providing her State of the Schools Report on Wednesday, May 29. There will be a reception at 5:30 PM at the Sheraton Ann Arbor followed by Dr. Swift’s presentation of the report at 6 PM.

    It’s going to be another fun-filled learning adventure at Burns Park Elementary School this week. Please join us whenever you can and thank you for all that you do to make our school such a very special community of learners.

    Your Principals,

    Chuck Hatt and Laura Wolf

    Dear Fantastic Burns Park Families!

    We’re very excited for the 5th grade band, orchestra, and choir concert, TODAY! The school performance is at 9:30 AM (all are invited) and the evening performance begins at 7:00 PM with a 6:40 PM arrival for students.

    Our last PTO meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm (also an early release day).  Please join us as we wrap up the year and prepare for the the next school year. 

    Please look for sign ups for Ice Cream Social and Field Day from your room parent.  Volunteers are key to make these events happen.    

    Have a great week at Burns Park Elementary.

    As always, please feel free to email us if you have any questions.


    Jennifer Monk-Reising


    Jill Schloff


    Burns Park PTO Co-Presidents 2018-2019







    Burns Park Lunch Schedule 2018-2019