From Your Principal,
It was fun to see our own Louisa Lim (mother of Daniel and Eve) on the Colbert Report a few weeks ago. Here’s a link in case you missed it.
Louisa published The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited last spring and her book has been very well received.
I regret losing track of time last week and failing to announce a publication party this past Thursday for another Burns Park parent-author. Jeff Kass released a full-length poetry collection titled My Beautiful Hook-Nosed Beauty Queen Strut Waveand readings were offered by Jeff and several of the spectacular Ann Arbor youth poets that he has taught, both at Pioneer High School and The Neutral Zone.
Speaking of Burns Park authors, this year’s first edition of The Penguin Press, our student newspaper authored by and for Burns Park students, is published this week. I’m attaching a pdf file and students in grades 3-5 will be given their own paper copy later this week. Many, many thanks to Betsy Capelli, publisher and editor, for the many, many hours she spends bringing our student’s writing to publication.
The BP October Movie Night event was a great success. We had 130 students and made a profit of $728. Hats off to our October Movie Night volunteers; Urishama Coward, Kara Cucio, Diana Racek, Emily Meinke, Jay Winegarden, David Lowenschuss, and Zena Ba. Students had a great time and significant funds were raised to benefit classroom instruction. You can’t beat that!
I also want to thank Brian Hayden, Noreen Aziz, Rabindar Subbian, and Rekha Desai for their work in setting up teacher’s classrooms with Khan Academy. We continue to move forward with our Math Initiative. As student enrollment is completed we will be able to announce parent and family workshops and after school programming.
As always, I appreciate the village that you are and the commitments you make for our children. It’s good to be a Burns Park Penguin!