Weekly Family Newsletter
Burns Park Elementary
April 16, 2023
Dear Burns Park Families,
We want to start by acknowledging Arab American Heritage Month. An estimated 3.7 million Americans have Arab roots, and we are proud to say that not too far from Ann Arbor, the wonderful city of Dearborn, Michigan is home to the largest Arab American community in the United States. It is also home to the Arab American National Museum. We ask you to join us in celebrating the culture, histories and contributions of Arab Americans in our communities and our country.
As a reminder, we have an early release day this week, Thursday, April 20. Dismissal will be at 1:18pm. Please make sure students know their after school plans.
Please remember during the school day, families/students from other schools/community members should not be utilizing Burns Park for playground purposes. All visitors on school grounds MUST be checked in at the office.
As we head into warmer weather, it is important that your student has a water bottle each and every day. We are moving away from plastic cups in our building to help eliminate the environmental impact and trash accumulation in our school. We want students to stay healthy and hydrated during outdoor play.
Reminder: 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.
Thank you for your support!
Love and Peace,
Heather & Leslee
April 19: Earth Day Assembly, PTO Meeting @ 7pm
April 20: Early Release, 1:18 Dismissal
April 21-22: Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
May 2: Election Day - No School
May 7: Burns Park Run
Donation Needed - 2 Flower Flats and Soil
Save the Date - Burns Park Art Show
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon Hour Volunteers Needed!
AAPS Masking Policy
As of today, April 16, 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, unexpectantly warm week. The next PTO meeting is this Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm via zoom, calendar details here. At this week’s meeting we will open up nominations for next year’s Executive Board and At-Large membership, ahead of our elections during our May meeting.
WALK & TALK IS BACK
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 (email@example.com)
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
From the Community
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 734-794-6934. Online: a2gov.org/SupportiveConnections
Leslee Bullock, Principal, email@example.com
Heather Miller, Assistant Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org