Bryant/Pattengill Thursday Notes: February 25, 2016
In This Issue:
- Kindergarten/Young 5s Round-Up Is TONIGHT
- Read-A-Thon Begins Friday
- Bryant Scholastic Book Fair Is March 1-4
- Bryant’s Family Reading Night Is March 3
- Smiles Dentist Is Coming to Bryant on March 9
- AAPS Young Fives, Early Childhood Expo This Saturday
- Former B/P Student in Need of Our Support
Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities
- Disability Awareness Workshop: Volunteers Needed on Thurs., March 31
- Looking To Volunteer? We Need YOU!
- Fifth Grade Camp Is March 9-11
- Visit the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop
Mark Your Calendars
In This Issue
Kindergarten/Young Fives Round-Up Is Tonight: Bryant’s Kindergarten/Young Fives Round-Up will be held tonight at 6-7:30pm at Bryant School. In the event that school is closed today due to the weather, we will have our Round-Up on Tuesday, March 1 from 6-7:30pm. Attending Round-Up will allow our future Bryant Tigers and their parents to meet our Kindergarten/Young Fives teachers, enjoy snacks, go on a scavenger hunt throughout our building, and get all your questions answered about Bryant! Please invite any friends or neighbors that may be considering Bryant for Kindergarten or Young Fives next year. Thank you!
Read-A-Thon Begins Friday! Our annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser will run from Feb. 26–Mar. 9. It’s easy and FUN! Students ask friends and relatives to sponsor them for time spent reading. As they read, they will also earn raffle tickets for a chance to win small, daily prizes. The classroom with the highest average hours read per student at Bryant and Pattengill will each win a class party! Read-A-Thon is a major fundraiser for our paired schools, helping to fund field trips, assemblies, classroom supplies, and much more. If your child did not bring the materials home before Mid-winter break, please look for the packet this week. Happy reading! Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryant Scholastic Book Fair: March 1-4 – Come out and get your favorite new books just in time for the Read-A-Thon! Your children will have a chance to preview the Fair during school on Monday, February 29. Book Fair hours will be from 9am-8:30pm on Tues. (3/1), 9am-10am on Wed. (3/2), 9am-8pm on Thurs. (3/3), and 9am-2pm on Fri. (3/4). The Book Fair will be open during Family Night on Thursday, March 3 for your convenience. If you prefer to order online, click HERE for the Online Book Fair. If you would like to volunteer, we still have several opportunities available. Please Click HERE to sign-up. Questions? Contact Carmen Atkins at email@example.com.
Bryant’s Family Reading Night Is March 3: Get ready to come to school in your pajamas with your favorite stuffed animal and/or blanket and have fun reading with all of your closest friends and family. Family Reading Night will take place on Thursday, March 3, 6:30-8pm, with story time at 7pm in the Bryant Media Center. The Scholastic Book Fair will also be taking place if you are interested in purchasing books at that time for this great event. Please see attached flyer below for more information.
Smiles Dentist Is Coming to Bryant on March 9: If your child will be participating, please complete the dental forms that were sent home this week and return them to the office by Friday, February 26.
Ann Arbor Public Schools Young Fives, Early Childhood Expo This Saturday: Do you know anyone considering a Young Fives program or wanting more information about Kindergarten? Please see attached flyer for this event happening this Saturday, February 27, 10am-2pm at the Scott Westerman Preschool and Family Center.
Former B/P Student in Need of Our Support: Alec Vorhoff is a graduate of Bryant/Pattengill and currently an 8th grader at Tappan Middle School. Alec was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. He has begun radiation treatments and chemotherapy. Alec and his mom Heather are in need of financial assistance to endure the long road ahead. Friends have created a GoFundMe.com site, to support the Vorhoff family during Alec’s treatment. Please consider helping this family during a difficult time, all donations are greatly appreciated.
Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities
Disability Awareness Workshop: Volunteers Needed on Thurs. March 31 “Can you imagine what it would be like to push a wheelchair through the snow outside?” The Disability Awareness Workshop (DAW) is a one-day program to teach an empathetic understanding of physical, developmental, and learning disabilities. We are proud to once again offer this powerful experience for our 4th and 5th graders! To staff this event, 23 parent volunteers are needed for each of 2 workshops at Pattengill. Our 4th graders will experience the workshop during the morning of Thursday, March 31, and 5th graders will follow in the afternoon. Volunteers are needed at several hands-on stations: vision, hearing, speech, learning disabilities, physical impairments, and building accessibility. No experience working with people with disabilities is necessary. Lunch is provided for all volunteers! To sign up, please sign up by going to the following site : http://goo.gl/forms/L3L86NxdOS Please support this important experience for our kids, and be a part of the DAW team! Questions? Contact Jaime Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org or Xan Morgan: email@example.com.
Looking To Volunteer? We need YOU! There is an opportunity for ALL B/P families to pitch in, whether you have daytime or evening availability. Many of our upcoming school events need more volunteers. Please visit 2015-2016 Bryant/Pattengill Volunteer Sign-Up to select an event or activity that works for you. We can help you find a good fit! Contact PTO board members Carmen Atkins, VP of Bryant: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Nguyen, VP of Pattengill: email@example.com. Thank you!
Fifth Grade Camp Is March 9-11: Reminder, Fifth Grade Camp at Howell Nature Center has been re-scheduled for March 9-11, 2016. The packing list and all other important documents can be found on the camp website http://bryantpattengill.org/5th-grade-camp/. Questions? Contact 5th Grade Camp Chair Barb Zimdars at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop: Located at 2280 S. Industrial Hwy., the PTO Thrift Shop supports our schools and students. Shop, donate, and support AAPS!
Mark Your Calendars
To view the full 2015-2016 school year, select: Bryant/Pattengill PTO Calendar
Thurs, Feb. 25: Kindergarten/Young Fives Round-Up, Bryant Multipurpose Room, 6–7:30pm (if cancelled due to weather, the make-up date is Tues., March 1)
Fri, Feb. 26 – Mar 9: Read-A-Thon
- Tues, Mar. 1: Kindergarten/Young Fives Round-Up- NEW DATE- 6-7:30pm
Tues-Fri, Mar. 1-4: Bryant Book Fair
Thurs, Mar. 3: Pajama Night & Book Fair Family Night, Bryant, 6:30-8pm
Wed-Fri, Mar. 9-11: 5th Grade Camp
Thurs, Mar. 10: School Improvement Team (SIT) Meeting, Pattengill, 4:30pm
Thurs, Mar. 10: PTO Exec Board Meeting, Pattengill, 6-7:30pm
Tues, Mar. 15: Tech Night, Pattengill, 5:30-8pm (5:30-6:30-food available) – DATE CHANGE
Tues, Mar. 15: Report Cards Go Home
Wed, Mar. 16: Pizza with the Principals, Bryant Community Center, 6-7pm
Tues, Mar. 22: Family Science Night, Bryant, 6-7:30pm
Fri, Mar. 25: NO SCHOOL – Good Friday
Tues, Mar. 29: Pattengill Spring Pictures
Tues, Mar. 29: 4th Grade Spring Recorder Concert, Pattengill, 7pm
Wed, Mar. 30: Bryant Spring Pictures
Thurs, Mar. 31: Disability Awareness Workshop at Pattengill for 4th Grade (morning) and 5th Grade (afternoon)
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