Weekly Family Newsletter

Burns Park Elementary

December 18, 2022

Hello Burns Park Families,

This is our last newsletter of 2022! The year has certainly cruised on by. We are excited to welcome everyone back for our 4 day week before heading into winter break. Please take extra care and precaution this week - if your child is showing any of these symptoms, please keep them home. We want to keep everyone healthy for their well deserved break.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2023 and all of the wonderful things a new year brings.

Four more days - we've got this!

With much gratitude.
Heather & Leslee

Spirit Day Survey

The survey results are in! This Thursday, December 22nd will be a school wide pajama day! We look forward to seeing everyone in their best, coziest outfits.

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. 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.

AAPS Masking Policy

As of today, December 18th, 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 splendid sixteenth week of school. Thank you to everyone that attended the last PTO meeting this past Wednesday and I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on January 11th.

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.

Your Burns Park PTO

Al Masias, President


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From the Community

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Upcoming Dates

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