Weekly Family Newsletter
Burns Park Elementary
November 6, 2022
As a reminder, we do not have school on Tuesday, November 8th. Please don't forget to go out and vote! We will be sending out a newsletter on Tuesday morning for activities you and your child can do on this important day.
Our lost and found is still overflowing! We are close to being able to open a Burns Park Department Store - we have hats, lunch containers, socks, etc! Please be sure to stop by and check it out. Any items left by December 1st will be donated.
Have a wonderful week. Go Vote!
Heather & Leslee
Noon Hour Volunteers Needed!
Costume & Winter Clothing Drive
Dear Penguin community members,
Halloween Costume Drive
The PTO will continue with the Halloween Costume Drive through Friday, November 18. If you have outgrown your costumes, please consider donating them to BPE! We are in need of larger sizes that fit 3-5th graders. Thank you!
Winter Clothing Drive - the PTO will be collecting new or gently used winter clothing (coats, snowpants, boots, hats, gloves, etc.). Please bring these items to the office or drop off at 2008 Morton. These items will be shared with those who are in need of winter gear.
Thank you for your generosity!
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!
Viki Tijunelis (firstname.lastname@example.org) was the site leader and coach last year and is happy to answer any questions.
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 a tremendous tenth week of school. The next PTO meeting is this week on Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm, all are welcome to join. Below are some of the current openings on the PTO and related committees, please contact email@example.com with any questions.
School/Grade Wide PTO Volunteer Opportunities
· President-Elect – Year round
· Inclusion Co-Coordinator – Year Round
· T-shirts/Swag Shop – Primarily a Fall activity
· Disability Awareness Workshop – Scheduled for May 12, 2023, 4th grade centric activity
Science Olympiad – The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad (wesoscience.org) event has recently been scheduled for May 13, 2023. In the past WESO has requested elementary schools provide their head coaches in December, with student signups/practices beginning in January at BPE. So far we have 4 volunteers returning from last year but could use more, including one parent to take the role of Co-Head Coach with a returning volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Walk & Talk: Signup Genius Link
This activity has just a few spots open for parent volunteers before it goes on hiatus for the winter, please help it finish strong by filling out the very few remaining spots, thanks. SIGN UP HERE to choose a day and time.
Your Burns Park PTO
Al Masias, President
From the Community
Tuesday, November 8
No School, Election Day
Wednesday, November 9
K, 1, 2, 5 to Pioneer for Into the Woods Performance