Thursday Notes 3.31.16

Bryant/Pattengill Thursday Notes: March 31, 2016


In This Issue:
  • Letters from the Principals
  • Earth Day Festivities
  • April P.E. Calendars Available Online
Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities
  • Interested in Volunteering for International Festival?
  • Portuguese Tutors Needed
  • Looking To Volunteer?
  • New Date for Pizza with the Principals
  • Mark Your Calendars for International Festival at Pattengill
Mark Your Calendars
Stay Connected



In This Issue

 Letters from the Principals: Be sure to read Mrs. Heyward’s Letter to Bryant Families and Mrs. Alston’s Letter to Pattengill Families filled with timely information for our school community.

Earth Day Festivities: In honor of Earth Day, Bryant and Pattengill’s annual Day of Service will occur on Friday, April 22. From 9:30-12:00 at Bryant, and 1:30-3:30 at Pattengill, each classroom will help beautify their school grounds. Parents are invited to join their student’s classroom (schedules forthcoming) and/or assist with landscaping and gardening. If you are able to attend for any portion of the day, please sign up at: Questions? Contact Bryant coordinator Cara Lauzzana at, or Pattengill coordinator Justin Kunkle at Thank you!

April P.E. Calendars Available Online: Hello Bryant Families, April activity calendars are up on my web page: These are a great opportunity to do some of the physical activities we do in the gym. Have fun! – Bryant P.E. teacher, Mr. Willard

 Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

 Interested In Volunteering For International Festival? The B/P annual International Festival will be held at Pattengill this year, on Thursday, April 28, 6:30-8:00pm. This year’s theme is “World Art and Culture Tour.” Please consider volunteering – visit the sign-up sheet here to help out where you can. Would your child like to participate in the fashion show? Can you bring a dish from another country or help with one of our many activity stations? We look forward to celebrating our diversity together as one commUNITY!

Portuguese Tutors Needed: Bryant and Pattengill are in need of Portuguese tutors for our students. We are looking for parents that are interested in volunteering or becoming a paid tutor through Ann Arbor Public Schools. Questions? Contact ELL teacher Marla Metler:

Looking To Volunteer? 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: or Jennifer Nguyen, VP of Pattengill: Thank you!


 Save the Date: Parent & Volunteer Appreciation Night – This year’s Bryant/Pattengill Parent & Volunteer Appreciation Night is Tuesday, April 19, 6-7:30pm in Bryant’s Media Center. This event allows the Bryant/Pattengill staff to show their appreciation to ALL of our parent and community volunteers. If you have volunteered in the classroom, assisted on a field trip, coordinated events, tutored students, participated in the PTO, etc., please add this date/time to your calendar and come and join us! Questions? Contact Mrs. Lim:

Don’t Forget Pizza with the Principals: Join Mrs. Heyward and Mrs. Alston for an informal chat at Pizza with the Principals, rescheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 6:15-7:15pm at the Bryant Community Center, located at 3 W. Eden Court.

  Mark Your Calendars

To view the full 2015-2016 school year, select: Bryant/Pattengill PTO Calendar


  • Thurs, Mar. 31: Disability Awareness Workshop at Pattengill for 4th Grade (morning) and 5th Grade (afternoon)

  • Thurs, Mar. 31: School Improvement Team (SIT) Meeting, Pattengill, 4:30pm *NEW DATE*


  • Mon – Fri, Apr. 4-8: Spring Break – No School for Students

  • Mon, Apr. 11: School Resumes

  • Thurs, Apr. 14 Kindergarten Registration and Readiness, Bryant Gym (by Appointment), 9am-2pm

  • Thurs, Apr. 14: PTO Executive Board Meeting, Bryant Media Center, 6-7:30pm

  • Tues, Apr. 19: Volunteer Appreciation Night, Bryant (ALL Family Volunteers Welcome), 6-7:30pm

  • Thurs, Apr. 21: 3rd Grade Spring Concert, Pattengill Cafeteria, 7-8pm

  • Fri,, Apr. 22: Earth Day of Service (ALL Parents Welcome to Volunteer at Schools)

  • Tues, Apr. 26: Pizza with the Principals, Bryant Community Center, 6:15-7:15pm

  • Thurs, Apr. 28: International Festival, Pattengill, 6:30-8pm

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