For Parents

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Pages of special interest to parents.

Where to Start...Volunteer Opportunities for your Burns Park PTO!

Volunteering in the classroom or on a PTO committee is a wonderful way of connecting with your child, his or her classmates, Burns Park teachers, and other parents who make up our Burns Park community. Please read about the many way you can volunteer below and help make this year amazing for our kids! To sign up to volunteer in the classroom or on a committee go to: www.volunteer.bppto.org.

Burns Park Run:

Burns Park Halloween Parade

The Burns Park Elementary Halloween tradition was preserved this year despite inclement weather. Students and teachers put on a great parade. Thank you to each and every family volunteer for making this a fun and memorable time for students and thanks to Ms. Crankshaw’s class for leading our parade. If you want to check out pictures of parades of years past click here.
Halloween Parade

PTO Bylaws

The Burns Park PTO Bylaws were last modified in May 2013. Click here for a copy of the current bylaws in PDF format.

PTO Information for 2014-15

Click on the files below for the 2014-2015 Burns Park PTO Budget, PTO Bylaws and Chairs of PTO Committees.

PTO Officers

Our PTO officers for the 2016-17 school year:

New to Burns Park?

Welcome!!! If you have a student who is attending Burns Park for the first time, and if you have any questions at all about our school or processes, please use the contact form and we’ll get an answer for you!

Look for the New Family Packet in the office if you did not attend the New Family Orientation.

On behalf of the students, staff, teachers and parents, we are so pleased that your family is joining the Burns Park community. You will find Burns Park to be a friendly school, where families work and play together to create a safe and comfortable environment for our children.

Burns Park Press

The Burns Park Press is the monthly newsletter of the PTO, distributed to all families, faculty, and staff in electronic and paper format. The BP Press is our regular way of communicating as a community, and carries news, an events calendar, and regular contributions from PTO officers and our principal. All families receive the electronic version of the BP Press, and can get a paper copy sent home upon request. Please select from our available issues below:

2016–2017

Forms for PTO Volunteers

Look here for a list of key forms for PTO volunteers, including items like the reimbursement form and other similar items that still have to be submitted on paper!

Golden Apple Applications

Golden Apple Grants are awarded by the PTO to teachers, staff and parents who seek funding for enrichment activities for Burns Park students. These grants are used to enhance or complement existing curriculum or introduce new or unique educational experiences. Completed forms (pdf below) should be placed in the PTO box in the school office or emailed to current PTO Presidents Lauren Kinsherf at laurenkinsherf@yahoo.com, or Sylvia Marino at smar@umich.edu. Questions about the application process should also be directed to the same e-mails.

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