Weekly Family Newsletter

Burns Park Elementary

It's that time of year again! Burns Park Run!

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April 2, 2023

Dear Burns Park Families,

We hope everyone had a restful and wonderful spring break! We have made it to the last term of the 22-23 school year!

It is almost that time of year for the the Burns Park Run! The Burns Park Run is scheduled for Sunday, May 7th, 2023, starting at 8:30 AM and volunteers to support this wonderful event are still needed! We would love your help - if you are interested in volunteering, please check out the volunteer opportunities here. To sign up for the race, click here.

Report cards were sent home via email in secure document format. If you need help accessing your student's report card, please reach out to Leslee or Heather.

As a reminder - with weather warming up, we will begin eating outside again. When eating outside, students will always have access to tables for eating. Students should continue dressing for the weather. As always, in the case of inclement weather/low temperatures, we will eat inside.

Lastly - please note, there is no school this Friday, April 7th. For all those that celebrate Easter, we wish you a wonderful Easter Sunday!

Love and Peace,

Heather & Leslee



Our favorite custodian, Abdul Akeely, has been nominated for custodian of the year! The prize, if he wins, is $10,000!

Follow this link to vote for him: https://www.custodianoftheyear.com/custodian-of-the-year/

If you really want him to win, you can vote once per day until April 14, so save the link!!!

Here are the details: Cintas will award $10,000 to the winning custodian and $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services to the winner’s school. On top of that, the winner’s school will receive a facility assessment and consulting package from ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, valued at $30,000 and enrollment in the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Fundamentals Online Course. The nine finalists who round out the Top 10 will receive $1,000 each on behalf of Cintas, a cleaning supply package from Rubbermaid and complimentary tuition to one ISSA Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) virtual training event, valued at $1,500. New this year, the Top 3 finalists will also receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to the ISSA Show North America in Las Vegas in November where they’ll be celebrated for their accomplishments.

Thank you for helping to support Abdul!

Blood Drive - RESCHEDULED!

The Burns Park blood drive has been rescheduled to Election Day! May 2nd 12-6pm.

No school for kids, but WE HAVE CHILDCARE. Go vote, and give blood, and you can sleep doubly rewarded (with Zingerman's cookies in your belly).


Questions? Want Mzz Kreger to just sign you up? Email Sandy at: kreger@aaps.k12.mi.us

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.

AAPS Masking Policy

As of today, April 2, Washtenaw County is in the CDC LOW/GREEN Community Level. Masks are optional. Link to CDC Community Level page here.

For more detailed information about the AAPS 2022-2023 COVID and Health Guidance, please click here.

From the PTO

Dear Fantastic BPE Families,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. The next PTO meeting in April has been pushed back by one week to the THIRD Wednesday of April 19.


Our students are READY to move - help them record the laps they run or walk during their lunch recess on M,W,F by volunteering. Many of the students will be using Walk & Talk to train for the upcoming Burns Park Run. It is an easy way for you as parents/grandparents/caregivers to get involved and support our students. Join us for the lunch hour and help these penguins soar!


Kathy & John (walktalk@burnsparkpto.org)

AAPS Book Bash Community Event (April 15)

On April 15th, the Huron High School National Honor Society and Interact Club is sponsoring a book drive AAPS community event for elementary and middle school kids, more details in the attached flyer.


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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From the Community

Supportive Connections

Supportive Connections connects adults to resources for substance abuse treatment, therapy, employment, social services, basic needs, housing and more. Any adult 18+ with a student at AAPS can contact Supportive Connections or refer someone in need. Email: supportiveconnections@a2gov.org, Phone: 734-794-6934. Online: a2gov.org/SupportiveConnections

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Upcoming Dates

April 4

DiBella & Woodbridge to Planetarium

April 7

Good Friday - No School

April 19

PTO Meeting

April 20

Early Release, 1:18 Dismissal

April 21-22

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)