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.


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    For any school-related questions, please email Kathy Cramer our School Office Professional. 


    Dear Burns Park Families,

    I hope you are getting some time outside with family on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. To those celebrating Rosh Hashanah we offer holiday greetings.

    I want to remind you of a message sent on the evening of the 17th regarding the coming week. On Monday, September 21st, students will use the same Zoom video conferencing link from your child’s teacher to go to school.

    During the coming week teachers will be helping students learn to log into our new learning platform Schoology. By the end of week we will log into Schoology using the QR code you’ve received.  (Please let us know if you’ve still not received your QR code.)

    We need your help to make sure that Zoom works the way it is supposed to as it interacts with Schoology.  We hope by now that all students and families have authenticated their Zoom accounts during the past few days since our recent request. 

    Here are the instructions on how to do this:



    There are also similar instructions here in our top 5 languages:






    During the authentication process, families will need their child’s Google login information and password. This was sent, via email, on August 30th and on the evening of September 17th, with a subject line: AAPS Student Login Credentials.

    We are taking these steps to provide the best and safest virtual learning experience possible.  We appreciate your support and patience with this.  

    Also as a reminder, School Supply Kit pick-up for Burns Park Elementary is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, 9/24 and 9/25, from 130-630. Distribution will occur at our school on 1414 Wells.

    Suggested pickup times are as follows for last names beginning with these designated letters.

    A - E   1:30 - 2:30

    F - J     2:30 - 3:30

    K - 0   3:30 - 4:30

    P - T   4:30 - 5:30

    U - Z   5:30 - 6:30

    These are only suggested times. Please use whichever times and whichever day are best for your family.

    The School Supply Kit distribution is drive-thru. Please enter our parking lot, stay in your car, and wear a mask. Walkers and bikers are welcome! We ask everyone biking or walking to wear masks and practice social distancing.

    If you cannot pick-up your student’s School Supply Kit please let Mr. Hatt know by email. We will do all we can to get the kit to you or arrange another pick-up time.

    Please return any library books at this time. We will have a station in the line for collecting them. It’s also OK to turn in any registration forms, tech devices from last spring, or musical instruments from your rising 6th grade student.

    School Supply Kits are for every Burns Park student. (This does not include A2 Virtual students. Other arrangements are being made for you.) These kits contain important supplies that your student will need for their online studies and will come in a box for storage. 


    We will also be passing out the stickers and Penguin masks that our PTO has provided! Please see Laura’s message in the PTO announcements below thanking all who have participated in this special project.

    Here is a message from Ms. Erdstein about a book donation opportunity.

    It has come to our attention that some of our Burns Park Penguins need more books to read at home. Without access to our library, the best way to provide books is to find some to give away. We will host a book drive during the two School Supply Pickup days (September 24 &25). If you have books that your students are finished reading but you think a fellow Penguin might enjoy, please bring them to the BP parking lot when you pick up your supplies. We will have a designated place to collect those books. Feel free to use this as an opportunity to “Fall clean”.

    Thank you so much. Stay safe, Ms. Erdstein

    I’m looking forward to seeing you at school supply distribution, here at Burns Park Elementary.

    Your Principal,

    Chuck Hatt

    Your PTO Update (same as last week!)

    • If you missed it last week, please read your full PTO welcome letter here
    • Please go to BPEPTO.org, create an account if you haven’t already, and enter yourself into the BPE Directory. Directions are here. As Principal Hatt has explained, due to FERPA regulations, he can’t send out class lists. The more we all fill out the directory the more complete of a class list we can create. 
    • Your first PTO Zoom meeting will be the evening of Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 pm. Stay tuned for the agenda and for future meeting dates. Thank you for your patience as we all make our way through uncharted waters. Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 945 8192 2408. Passcode: 339316
    • When the AAPS district hands out supplies this coming week, your PTO will be generously providing a “Proud BPE Penguin” sticker and an adorable penguin themed mask to all BPE students. Many thanks to BPE community members Jessica Anderson and Linda Lampman who spear-headed this massive task and to Helen Levy, Jennifer Traig, Justina Lampman, Cheryl Kasdorf, Kelly Greunke, Jean Eridon, Jan Turner and BPE alums Signe Hayden and Kate Groves who helped bring this gigantic labor of love to fruition. 

    On behalf of your BPE PTO,

    Laura Hayden