- Tuesday, Mar. 4 : Tappan - Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Thursday, Mar. 6 - Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7:15 pm
- Friday, Mar. 7 : Disability Workshop, 4th Grade, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Tuesday, Mar. 11 : Field Trip, Staples' class to Gravel Pit Fox Preserve
- Friday, Mar. 14 : Movie Night, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, auditorium
- Tuesday, Mar. 18 : Special Interest Fair, Registration Form is here.
- Wednesday, Mar. 19 : Field Trip, Kindergarten to Health Exploration Station, 9:30 - 11:45
***Burns Park Blood Drive
When: Thursday March 6th from 1:30 - 7:15
How: Go to this link to sign up. The sponsor code is: bpe (which stands for Burns Park Elementary).
***Friday Hockey : No Friday Hockey this week
Sign up sheets have gone home for this year's Burns Park Science Olympiad. This year's competition will be held at Pioneer on May 10th and involve 26 schools. All kids in 2nd through 5th grade can participate. There are many events to choose from including knowledge events to building events. Practices will begin in February and are held Sunday afternoons. Please turn in the sign up sheets to the school office or sign up online at https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsJcwBwonDLpdFctbTZlTVJETGRDbWY4OWstNmpsSUE#gid=0
Any questions, contact Yeong Kwok.
***Young 5's Program - Expanded Locations!
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Young 5's program offers an alternative educational program for children whose parents feel that they are not yet ready for a traditional Kindergarten experience. Students are eligible for the Young 5's program if they live in the AAPS district and have turned 5 by May 1, 2014 but no later then October 1, 2014, or by December 1, 2014 with a waiver.
For more information and the locations of the Young 5's program, please follow this link.
2013-14 AAPS Back to School Guide 955kb
Back to School Safety Tips
Weekly News from Your Principal, 3/3/2014
Dear Burns Park Families,
Welcome back for another busy, winter week.
I’ve had a request from several of you to mention that drop-offs on Granger at the park entrance are creating safety hazards for children and drivers. When cars are stopped there, the intersection is blocked from all directions. Some drivers (I’m sure not Burns Park parents) get frustrated and barrel through.
I’d like to say it won’t be very long until our snow piles are melted, and the roads and parking lot lanes return to their full width, but this week’s weather forecast holds no hope in that regard. Thanks for your patience and care in what will surely be the “memorable winter of ’14.”
There are several events to consider for Tuesday, the 4th.
Our Solar System Science Project Committee will be meeting in the principal’s office, beginning at 7:00.
The Burns Park Safety Committee will meet in the Media Center, also beginning at 7:00.
Parents are invited to join either or both of these groups.
Also on March 4th,Tappan Middle School will hold a parent information meeting for families of incoming 6th grade students. This event begins at 6:00 in the 2nd floor auditorium. The presentation will include information about Tappan’s overall program, curriculum, class scheduling and extra-curricular opportunities.
Fifth grade students who are enrolling at Scarlett will meet with me and Jaye Peterson, Scarlett Assistant Principal, this Tuesday at 11:00 AM. We are still waiting to hear from Tappan for the date of a similar event for students with their staff representative.
There is still time to participate in the biggest elementary school blood drive in Michigan which is held on March 6th from 1:30 - 7:15 in our auditorium. Click here to make an appointment.
Fourth grade students will participate on Friday in a disability awareness workshop. Many thanks to Juliet Flanders for organizing this important experience for our students and to the many parents who also volunteer.
I’ve begun meeting with several parents who are interested in building a stronger program for recognizing, and celebrating, the cultural diversity of our community. Please watch for an invitation from me during the coming week which expresses a vision, direction, and invitation to join us.
I’m also in the final stages of planning with Tappan leadership for conversations on race and schooling that respond to the movie, American Promise.
Please watch for a detailed message about this event, as well.
Have a wonderful week.