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 1414 Wells Street
 Ann Arbor, MI  48104
 Chuck Hatt, Principal

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  • Tuesday, June 10 : Field Trip/Toledo Zoo, 1st grade
  • Wednesday, June 11 : Field Trip/Jiffy Mix, 3rd Grade, 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 11 : 5th Grade Service Day
  • Thursday, June 12 : 5th Grade Fun Day
  • Friday, June 13 : 5th Grade Graduation
  • Friday, June 13 : End of Second Semester. Half Day for Students. Elementary Report Cards go home - Afternoon is records day.


***Tuesday, September 2 : School Starts

 ***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.

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From Your Principal,

Dear Burns Park Families,
What a phenomenal week we’ve had at Burns Park Elementary School!
Tuesday we had Hailey’s visit from RJ Palacio and a celebration for Ms. Watkin’s Peer to Peer program. Our students will thrive in an atmosphere of compassion and care and, trust me, being around them will rub off on you!
Many thanks to the PTO for Wednesday’s delicious staff luncheon (Marie, I will return your Tupperware). I attended a district staffing meeting that afternoon. Our projected numbers are holding up during the registration process and we seem likely to add several classroom teachers to our staff in addition to bolstering our special area teaching assignments.
Thursday we had just about the most wonderful field day that I’ve experienced in my 20 plus years with the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Thank you Mr. Leonard!
On Friday our 5th Grade students visited the Detroit Institute of Arts. Thanks Ms. Higgins for connecting students to one of the world's premier art museums (that just happens to be in our own back yard).

Ms. Nobel and our 4th grade students performed a marvelous recorder concert. I happened to be hosting a new Burns Park family for a tour of our school and our new friends sat with me for a song or two. You should have seen their jaws drop when they heard the first notes of the performance! The quality of our students singing and playing took our new family completely by surprise and they’re more eager than ever to join us.

Also on Friday, a group of agents from Farm Bureau Insurance were on hand to drop off a $200.00 check to Mr. Leonard and Ms. Kreger for our participation in the ACES program earlier this spring. As we were gathering outside of the office, Ms. Seals came walking down the hall, playing her accordion, with her alphabet parade of over 70 Kindergarten students in costume and in tow. It was a visit that I’m sure they will never forget!

Many thanks to Ms. Erdstein and company for this year's Book Exchange which was a great success. Students were excited to give and get “new” books. As a quick reminder, don’t forget to return any library materials you may still have AND don’t forget about the Summer Reading Game at the Ann Arbor District Library.

For families of Kindergarten through Fourth Grade students; please remember the Music Share Days which are scheduled this upcoming week.

For families of Fifth Grade Students, it will be a fun week of very special Burns Park events for our students culminating in graduation on Friday morning. Our ceremony begins at 10 AM sharp and you will want to be seated by 9:45.

Many thanks to the 175 folks who participated in Julius’ online survey regarding the wearing of hats. A quick summary:

In response to the question, Should students be allowed to wear hats in school…

43 respondents said yes (26.06%)

78 respondents said no (47.27%)

46 respondents said according to classroom teacher rules (27.88%)

Respondents included……

12 students (7.19%)

16 teachers (9.58%)

140 parents (83.83%)

I am pasting comments from the survey at the end of this email. I will be meeting with Julius and his classmates this week to discuss his survey’s results and what we can learn from hearing our stakeholder’s voices.

I’m inviting you to participate in another student’s research. Rachel Chosid has designed a survey on Quidditch at Burns Park. Rachel's intention is for you to respond to as a family. You can participate at the following link:

Our student’s voices are important. We can only have our best Burns Park Elementary School by inviting their participation whenever possible. Thank you so much for taking time out from your busy schedules to share your thoughts and opinions with them.

I’ll be communicating more with you before the summer break begins. For now let me say have a great week at Burns Park, and when you can, come join the fun!

Your Principal,

Chuck Hatt

Ann Arbor Public Schools