Weekly Family Newsletter

Burns Park Elementary

January 8, 2023

Hello Burns Park Families,

This is our first newsletter of 2023. We hope everyone had a restful, relaxing winter break. We are excited to welcome back students and staff tomorrow! While this newsletter is short, it does contain very important information about our return, so please be sure to read it in its entirety.

We look forward to an amazing 2023 with the Burns Park community.

With much gratitude.
Heather & Leslee

AAPS Masking Policy

Per the email sent by Dr. Swift, 01/08/2023, Masks are required while indoors in AAPS schools from January 9 - 20.

In addition to wearing masks while indoors, we strongly urge families, students and staff to keep your student(s) home if experiencing respiratory symptoms, fever or vomiting/diarrhea. See When to Keep a Child Home from School Due to Illness.

If your child is diagnosed with RSV, influenza or COVID, please report their case to your school so that we may better understand the illnesses circulating in our AAPS school communities. (For COVID, report the case using this form and follow isolation guidance.)

For support with questions about sending your student to school or any of these illnesses, please contact your health care provider or your school nurse.

As we return to school in this new year 2023, we will continue to closely monitor absence levels and illness each day, and remain in close communication about next steps.

For more detailed information about the AAPS Fall 2022 COVID and Health Guidance, please click here.

New Staff

We would like to take the time to welcome two new staff members to Burns Park. We welcome Ms. Lindsay Torey, our new Young Fives teacher and Ms. Nadine Seyam, our new 4th grade teacher. We are very excited to have such exceptional educators joining our building - our students are in great hands with both of these wonderful teachers.

WESO Assembly

We will be having a Science Olympiad assembly Tuesday, January 24th for grades 2-5 at 2:00pm. More details about how your student can join Science Olympiad to come.

Burns Park Blood Drive

The Burns Park Blood Drive is back baby! This is a "Save the Date" and plan ahead message for our Blood Drive on Friday, March 3, 2023. Feel free to sign up as well! We'll have regular pints and double reds available (also called "Power Reds"). We look forward to serving you!! This is our 16th blood drive, and we aim to beat the Michigan record (set by us)!! Don't worry, we will remind you.

Go to this link to sign up: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=bpe

Thank you for your help and support!

Noon Hour Volunteers Needed!

We are in great need of additional support during lunch and recess time. If you are available only a few days a week, please consider volunteering in our lunch room. If interested, please use this sign up link.

Girls on The Run

Girls on the Run is looking for coaches! This program is for girls in grades 3-5 and helps girls build healthy habits and develop strong character traits through fun and engaging lessons. The spring season starts in March. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up!

GOTR Coaching Info

Viki Tijunelis (vsusinskas@gmail.com) was the site leader and coach last year and is happy to answer any questions.

Items from Home

Personal belongings (i.e. toys, trading cards, etc.) need to remain at home. Burns Park staff will not be responsible for managing the care and safety of personal belongings. Students who bring sports items for recess have an understanding that they are agreeing to share with others. If this agreement is not the understanding, students should not bring personal sports items. Please check backpacks before your student comes to school.

From the PTO

Dear Fantastic BPE Families,

I hope that everyone had a super seventeenth week of school and enjoyed the winter break. As a reminder, the next PTO meeting is this week on Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm, all are welcome to join.

Your Burns Park PTO

Al Masias, President


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From the Community

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Upcoming Dates

January 9, 2023

Goodly to Kensington

January 10, 2023

Conklin to Kensington

January 16, 2023

MLK Day, No School

January 24, 2023

WESO Assembly (Grades 2-5)