Weekly Family Newsletter
Burns Park Elementary
October 23, 2022
This five day celebration symbolizes light over darkness. Some ways this holiday is celebrated is by decorating homes with diyas (small oil lamps), families spending time together and making rangoli artwork. For our families and staff that celebrate, we wish you a festive and happy Diwali!
As a reminder, the arrival bell rings at 8:45AM with school starting at 8:48AM. It is critical for your student to arrive on time to ensure they do not miss important things such a breakfast, announcements or morning meeting.
Don't forget - this Friday, October 28th, we invite all families to join us for an outdoor movie night! Bring popcorn, snacks, blankets, and whatever else makes you feel cozy. During this event, we will also be hosting an exhibit called "The Lost and Found of Burns Park". This exhibit of items discovered throughout the school showcases a variety shapes, sizes and colors. If you find an item in our exhibit that belongs to you, don't forget to take it home. Our goal is for all items to be claimed by the end of our movie night.
We look forward to seeing you this week!
Heather & Leslee
Family Outdoor Movie Night
Please join us for another exciting community event. Our family movie night will be hosted on the Burns Park Playground from 6:30-8:00PM on Friday, October 28th. Bring snacks, blankets, pillows, comfy clothes and enjoy an evening of watching "Coco"! In the event of inclement weather, we will move our outdoor movie inside to the auditorium.
Transportation to and from Glencoe Hills will be provided. Bus transportation will begin at 6pm and go to the following locations:
Glencoe Tennis Court
The return bus will depart from Burns Park at 8pm.
Halloween at Burns Park
Safe Routes to School
For more information about this change and to learn how to load funds onto your child's account, please click here. Student ID information was sent home the first week of school. You may set up your meal magic account with that information.
Please have a conversation with your child if you would like them getting food from school or not. Families are responsible for the cost of food. We will ALWAYS feed children if they say they don’t have food. We will not question it. Make sure they know the plan.
Also, please make sure your child knows which item is their snack. This is helpful for the classroom teacher.
Items from Home
From the PTO
Dear Fantastic BPE Families,
I hope that everyone had an excellent eighth week of school. Thank you to those who were able to join the room parent introduction/training meeting last week. Please consider the following additional volunteer support/donation opportunities below.
Halloween Costume Drive:
We'd love every child who wants to dress up for Halloween to have a fun costume! Please consider donating new or gently used costumes to the PTO so that all of our penguins have a chance to participate. Donations can be dropped off at school or at 2008 Morton Ave (Tijunelis house). We are also looking for volunteers to help with costume distribution at school on Friday, Oct 28. Contact our Inclusion Coordinator Viki Tijunelis if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Art Angels!: SIGN UP HERE to help with Art
This is a one hour or less commitment (depending on the grade). You don't have to be good at art! You just need to bring helping hands and a positive attitude. Being an Art Angel is a wonderful way to get to know our BPE students and classrooms. Please check out this flier for more details on being an Art Angel and SIGN UP HERE to choose a day and time.
Calling all Library Lovers!: SIGN UP HERE to help with Library.
This is a one hour or less commitment (depending on the grade). You will help check in books, shelve returned books and help students find and check out new books. It's a great way to get to know our BPE students and classrooms. Please check out this flier for more details on being a Library volunteer and SIGN UP HERE to choose a day and time.
Walk & Talk: Signup Genius Link
Thank you to all the amazing parents who have supported the return of Walk & Talk this fall. This is a great activity to interact with our BPE students and promote physical activity during their lunch break. There are still many parent openings (MWF, 11:15-12:30) in November before this activity takes a winter break. SIGN UP HERE to choose a day and time.
Your Burns Park PTO
Al Masias, President
From the Community
From Burns Park Players
BP students K-5 are invited to join this years' production of Beauty and The Beast!
Performances will be Feb. 23-26 @ The Michigan Theater!
To sign your child/yourself up, please visit http://www.burnsparkplayers.org/
Audition information for adults located here as well.
Kid sign ups are due by Nov. 1st.
4th & 5th grade audition information if interested in the role of "Chip":
If you have any questions, please reach out to BPP President Carly Groves at email@example.com.
Monday, October 24
Friday, October 28
Burns Park Family Movie Night
Monday, October 31
Tuesday, November 1
Pajama/Cozy Clothes Day