Welcome to Burns Park
If you have a student who is attending Burns Park Elementary for the first time, we would like to welcome you and your family to our school community! Our New Family Liaisons, Kate Brummett (Australia) & Karen Healy (United Kingdom), are both expatriates who moved around a lot as children. They both remember how disorientating and isolating moving to a new school, city or country can feel. If you have any questions about our school or processes, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our very best to find answers for you.
Your child’s teacher will be able to answer many of your questions, but we all know that there is so much more to thriving at school than just the classroom.
Here are some useful links to get you started
Getting to School
A member of the BPE staff will at the bus stop to greet your child in the morning and make sure they get on the correct bus in the afternoon.
Likewise, BPE staff members will be in the carpark to assist children who are being dropped off. To ease congestion, and keep the children safe, the school asks that students in K-2 be dropped off in the car park, while upper elementary students are dropped off on Wells Street.
At the beginning of each school year, your child’s teacher will check with you and your student about your family’s after school plan.
Lunches are available each day in the school cafeteria. You can preview the upcoming menu online.
Lunches may be paid for in the office. You can also make payments online.
Before and After School Activities
Before and After School Care is offered through Community Day Care. A 2-day minimum is required, and spaces are limited. You can find out more through the CDC website at: https://www.communitydaycareinc.org/kids-club/
There are many after-school programs offered through Rec & Ed. You will get advanced notification of these through your child’s "Back Pack" mail, you can register online and you can also pick up a copy of the catalogue in the BPE school office.
You can also pick up a copy of the catalogue in the office.
*Here are some other useful links for new families*
There are so many ways to get involved at Burns Park Elementary. Reach out to your child’s teacher, take a look at the volunteer opportunities, or consider coming to one of the upcoming school events and look for a member of the PTO board in the purple lanyard.
Want to get involved, but not sure where you fit? Just let us know and we can help you figure it out!
We strive to be as friendly and as inclusive a school community as possible, but are mindful that we don’t always get it right. If you have suggestions or concerns we very much want to hear from you. If you have barriers that prevent you attending any of our events please contact us and give us the opportunity to help. We can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so very happy that you are a part of our school community. We hope that you and your child(ren) have a terrific school year. We hope to meet you and your families very soon.