Thursday Notes: Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities


In this issue

Buzzer Entry System at Bryant: Please see the attached letter for information about the new buzzer entry system at Bryant, to go into effect on Monday, Feb. 23.

Bryant Buzzer Entry System

Box Tops Due on Friday: The final deadline to submit your clipped Box Tops for Education coupons for this school year is Friday, Feb. 13. Please place your Box Tops in the black collection box near each school's office. Each Box Top we collect means money for our schools! Questions? Contact: Michelle Muckstadt at

Mobile Dentists Form Due on Friday: Michigan Dental Outreach: Smile Programs mobile dentists are coming to Bryant on Wednesday, March 11. Please review the form that was sent home last Friday, fill it out if you'd like your child to see the in-school dentist, and return the form to the office by Friday, Feb. 13. Seeing the dentist keeps your teeth healthy, which keeps your whole body healthy!

Get Ready for Read-A-Thon! Our annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser will run from Feb. 27-March 11. This important event helps our schools fund field trips, assemblies, classroom supplies and more! Look for more information coming home with your child after mid-winter break. Questions? Contact Michele Huston at

Restaurant Day News: We raised $200 at our last fundraiser at Cottage Inn Pizza, the Cottage Inn restaurant, and Quarter Bistro. With mid-winter break and a short month, we will take a break from Restaurant Day until Monday, March 9, a day off for students. More details coming soon. Thank you again and in advance for your support of Restaurant Day. Questions? Contact Larry Lage at

"Continuing the Conversation" with Dr. Swift: You are invited to attend any date of Superintendent Swift's community outreach tour "Continuing the Conversation." These events follow her "Listen and Learn" tour of all AAPS schools last year. All events will be held from6:30-8:00pm, unless otherwise noted:

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

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. Click here to sign up. Questions? Contact Monica Harrold


Support Bryant/Pattengill Science Olympiad: Shop the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop now through Feb. 15, and help our schools earn a percentage of $1,000 for B/P Science Olympiad! For every $5 you spend, you earn a token. Then cast your tokens at the Shop for the B/P Science Olympiad team. Let's show our support for our schools! See the attached flyer for store hours and location. Questions? Contact Kristy Kubacki at

Shop at Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop
Shop at Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop

Parent Lending Library: If you have any Parent Lending Library books, please return them to the office or 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, then return the books the following week and borrow more. The Parent Lending Library is open on Tuesdays in Bryant's main lobby, from 3:40-5:00PM. Thank you for supporting your child to be successful at home and school!

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