Burns Park Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

  • Dear Burns Park Families, 

    I hope your family is out and having a chance to enjoy our beautiful weather this weekend.

    We have many, many exciting suggestions for our Burns Park logo plan and we are beginning the selection process. Thanks families for supporting your student’s participation and much thanks to Alisse Portnoy and Brian Bennett for all of your help with this project.

    I enjoyed seeing so many of our students and their art work in the district’s Student Art Exhibit Open House at the downtown library this past Thursday. I also took lots of pictures with the intention of posting on our school’s Facebook page. Unfortunately, I mistakenly reformatted a memory card and lost all of its data. My apologies. You can still visit to see your child and other’s artwork as the exhibit continues through May 28th. Thank you Ms. Higgins, once again, for the outstanding art program at Burns Park Elementary School.

    Thanks Sylvia Marino and Jill Baumhover for hosting last Friday’s 4th and 5thgrade Movie night. Proceeds from this event support upcoming 5th grade graduation events.

    There will be no before school basketball on Thursday or before school hockey on Friday this week because our 4th graders will be at camp. I will also join them for most of Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you Burns Park parents and PTO for once again making this event accessible and inclusive to all.

    There will be a parent and family forum this Wednesday for discussion regarding our modular building addition hosted by Mr. Hatt and a parent and faculty committee. We will meet at 7:00 in the auditorium.

    Once again a number of Ann Arbor Families are hoping to stop the deportation of a father whose children are students in our district. You can find out more here if you are able to help.


    Each day so many of you are able to volunteer at school to support programs such as Walk and Talk, Movie Night, Science Olympiad, Girls on the Run, Burns Park World Language Initiative, our Lunch Room and Lunch Recess, Weed and Feed, math enrichment groups, and library programming. I’m sure I’m leaving out many programs and other ways that you help. Thank you so much for contributing your resources and efforts to our school community and your most important gift, the wonderful children who attend our school.

    It’s going to be another great week at Burns Park.

    Your Principal,

    Chuck Hatt