Weekly Family Communication

Burns Park Elementary

August 21, 2022

Dear Burns Park Families,

One more week until the start of the 2022-2023 school year! We hope this last week of summer vacation is filled with continued relaxation, spending time together and building excitement around the start of the school year. We are thrilled to see familiar faces and new ones at our school events this week.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share with our families the new Burns Park Mission Statement:

Burns Park is committed to providing a safe and equitable educational environment where students, staff, and families feel visible, voiced and valued in content, instructional practices, relationships and opportunities.

In all things that we, the Burns Park staff, do this year, we want you to feel visible, voiced and valued. The dignity of our students, staff and families will always be at the forefront of how we approach all situations in our school. We are excited to start this new adventure with you all and look forward to a wonderful year together.

As always, please find more detailed information about events, updates and back to school information below.

Principals Bullock & Miller

Popsicles in the Park Information

We look forward to seeing you and all of your family at Popsicles in the Park on Thursday, August 25th. This will be a fun opportunity for families to meet our Burns Park staff and see some old and new friends. We are excited to host this event in two locations (see below) this year, please join us at either, or both! We hope to see you there! In addition, you will receive your child’s classroom placement teacher before Popsicles in the Park.

New families are invited to a Burns Park Building Tour from 3:30PM - 4:00PM, prior to Popsicles in the Park.

Popsicles in the Park @ Glencoe

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 10:30-11:15am

2201 Glencoe Hills Drive

Ann Arbor, MI

Popsicles in the Park @ BP

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 4-4:45pm

1414 Wells Street

Ann Arbor, MI

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, August 25

Class Placements will be communicated via email

Thursday, August 25
Popsicles in the Park, information above

Thursday, August 25
New Family Building Tour, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, August 29
First Day of School, 8:45 AM

Monday, August 29
Welcome Back Coffee, Burns Park Playground, 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Thursday, September 15
Curriculum Night, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday, September 30
Picture Day

Late September

Fall Picnic, (Date: TBD)

AAPS Masking Policy

Fall 2022 Guidance on masking in AAPS schools:

  1. Masks are strongly recommended indoors when CDC Community Level is ‘HIGH’- RED

  2. Masks are encouraged indoors when CDC Community Level is ‘MEDIUM’ - Yellow

  3. Masks are welcomed indoors when CDC Community Level is ‘LOW’ - Green

Beginning August 29th, the decision for when to mask will be made by the individual/family, except in specific circumstances.

Families will be encouraged to discuss with their children their own best approach to masking at school based on their circumstances. Individuals at higher risk for severe illness should consult with their health care provider about masking. Anyone with concerns should wear a well-fitting mask; masking will always be supported and affirmed in our Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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

Family Involvement Opportunities

At Burns Park, we offer many opportunities for families to become active within our community. We invite all families to find ways to be a part of their student's school experience that works best for their needs.

Lunch Room Monitors 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. We will send sign up information to families as soon as it is available.

If you are able to commit to 5 days a week for the entire school year, you might consider applying for a noon hour supervisor position at our school. A typical work day will run from 11:00-1:30.

If you are interested in being a Noon Hour Supervisor, please:

1. Email Mrs. Bullock, jonesl@aaps.k12.mi.us and

2. Complete the AAPS Noon Hour Application as soon as possible. The job ID # is 11658 – Noon/Lunch Hour Supervisor

Please be on the look out for more volunteer opportunities in future communications. We appreciate your support!

Important Links

General Information

Leslee Bullock, Principal, jonesl@aaps.k12.mi.us

Heather Miller, Assistant Principal, hooppaw@aaps.k12.mi.us

Kathy Cramer, Office Professional, cramerk@aaps.k12.mi.us