Weekly Family Newsletter

Burns Park Elementary

December 11, 2022

Hello Burns Park Families,

Only two more weeks until we reach winter break! Here is our only update for this week from Mzz Kreger:

The Burns Park Blood Drive is back baby! This is a "Save the Date" and plan ahead email. 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!

Warm regards,

Sandy Kreger, Sharon Pryce, Mike Cramer, and their crew of 5th graders

Spirit Day Survey

Please help us decide what spirit day we should have on December 22nd! Take our survey here.

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.

AAPS Masking Policy

As of today, December 4th, Washtenaw County is in the CDC MEDIUM/YELLOW Community Level. Link to CDC Community Level page here.

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

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 festive fifteenth week of school. The next PTO meeting is this week on Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm, all are welcome to join.

Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop: The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift shop is a non-profit which provides support to all AAPS PTOs from their sales. In December the PTO Thrift Shop has added additional shopping days on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, in addition to their regular Thursday-Sunday schedule, see their flyer below.

PTO-Council Winter Giving: The Ann Arbor PTO Council (PTO-C) has created a voluntary, district wide Winter Giving webpage and highlights on its Facebook page. The BPE PTO supports a similar function every year from its annual fund (see November 9th email), but the PTO-C asked each PTO to share this district wide activity with each school.

Below are some of the current openings on the PTO and related committees, please contact info@bpepto.org with any questions.

School/Grade Wide PTO Volunteer Opportunities

  • President-Elect – Year round

  • Disability Awareness Workshop – Scheduled for May 12, 2023, 4th grade centric activity

Additionally, please consider the following classroom based volunteer opportunities below.

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.

Your Burns Park PTO

Al Masias, President


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Upcoming Dates

December 14

DiBella to Kensington

December 19 - December 26


December 22

3rd Grade to Lansing

December 22 - January 8

Winter Break

December 25


December 26 - January 1


January 1

New Year's Day