Thursday Notes: Thursday, February 5, 2015

In this issue:

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities


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.

It's Not Too Late To Join Science Olympiad 2015!

Science Olympiad is a free, volunteer-run science and math enrichment program for students in grades 2-5. We are still accepting students to join Science Olympiad in the following events:

Click here for more information and the sign-up forms. Please return the sign-up forms to your child's teacher by Monday, Feb. 9.

Questions? Contact Ellen Forsman at

Support Bryant/Pattengill Science Olympiad

Shop the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Feb. 8-15, and help our schools earn a percentage of $1,000 for B/P Science Olympiad! Here's how it works: for every $5 spent, shoppers earn a token. Then cast your tokens at the Shop for the B/P Science Olympiad team.

Spread the word to friends and family and let's SHOW OUR SUPPORT for Bryant/Pattengill! See the attached flyer for store hours and location.

Questions? Contact Kristy Kubacki at

Read-A-Thon Presenters

Are you available on February 25 and/or 26 to give 5-minute classroom presentations to get kids excited about Read-A-Thon? This can be done at any convenient time of day for you and the teachers. Directions are provided in the office that day, or they can be e-mailed to you ahead of time. Feel free to sign up with a friend!

Click here to sign up.

Questions? Contact Monica Harrold at

Parent Lending Library

If you have any Parent Lending Library books, please return them to school. The books can be dropped off in the office or returned to your child's teacher.

The Parent Lending Library is a free service to Bryant/Pattengill parents. You may select 2-3 books at your child's reading level. Your student can practice reading the books, then return them the following week and get more books.


The Parent Lending Library is open on Tuesdays in Bryant's main lobby, from 3:40-5:00PM. You can use your child's Raz Kids reading level or ask your child's teacher for their reading level to choose the books. Thank you for supporting your child to be successful at home and school!

Rec & Ed Flag Football

Have you heard the news? Rec & Ed Flag Football has partnered with NFL FLAG to enhance our flag football program this spring. The league is now open to boys and girls in grades K-8. All participants will now receive a reversible jersey with an NFL logo on it, as well as their own flag belt.

Games are played on Sunday afternoons beginning April 12. Click here to register online. You can also download a registration form at Questions?

Contact Sean at Don't miss out on the fun, sign up today!

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities


Kindergarten/Young Fives Round-Up

Assistance is needed on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6:00-7:30pm at Bryant for the upcoming Round-Up.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with parent sign-in, snacks, scavenger hunt, and more. Contact Tiffany Marra at if interested.

Kindergarten/Young Fives Round-Up
Kindergarten/Young Fives Round-Up

Please help us welcome new prospective families to the Bryant/Pattengill family!

Marquee Sign at Bryant

The marquee sign in front of Bryant needs to be changed every week or so to promote upcoming events throughout the school year. This takes 30 minutes a week at most and is a great way to volunteer at your child's school! Interested? Contact Carmen Atkins at or 734-330-9967.



N.A.A.P.I.D/Parent Involvement Day

Monday, Feb. 9, is National African American Parent Involvement Day (N.A.A.P.I.D.), designated to encourage parents to connect with their child's school and become involved in their education.

NAAPID 2015 Flyer
NAAPID 2015 Flyer. Click for larger image.

We invite ALL parents to join us for programs at Bryant and Pattengill on Feb. 9.

See the attached flyer for a schedule of the day's events, and please plan to visit with your child at school!

Bring In Your Box Tops for Education

The final deadline to submit your clipped Box Tops for Education coupons for this school year is Friday, Feb. 13.

Each school has a black collection box near the office. Each Box Top we collect means money for our schools!


Questions? Contact: Michelle Muckstadt at

Bryant Art News

The art room is in need of (old) magazines for a Kindergarten art project. Donations would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Jennifer Sullivan


Mark Your Calendars




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