Thursday Notes: Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities:


Mark Your Calendars

Stay Connected

In this issue:

Help a Bryant/Pattengill Family in Need: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of one of our B/P parents. There are three B/P students, and a child in preschool, who have lost either their mother or their aunt. The family did not have life insurance and as a result have set up a Go Fund Me account. The family is struggling, to say the least, and the purpose of their campaign is to raise money for funeral expenses. All donations are appreciated.

You're invited! PTO General Meeting TONIGHT: Don't miss the Fall Bryant/Pattengill Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) general meeting: TONIGHT, Oct. 8, 6:30-7:30pm, Bryant Multipurpose Room. B/P Social Worker Elizabeth Elster will share tips for a smooth start to the school year, including different ways to ask your child about his day without asking "How was your day?" Childcare is provided. See you there!

Pizza with the Principals: Enjoy some pizza and a casual chat with Mrs. Heyward and Mrs. Alston at this informal gathering. Ask questions, or just get to know our awesome principals better. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6-7pm at the home of Carmen and Chris Andrianopoulos, 3704 Knollwood Circle, Ann Arbor, 48108. We hope to see you there!

5th Grade Spanish Classes Update: Please see the attached newsletter to learn what Mrs. Kairis, Spanish teacher for the 5th grades at Pattengill, has been working on with our fifth graders.

Stone School Road Is OPEN! No more alternative routes, Stone School Road has officially re-opened. Enjoy your quicker commute to and from school!

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

Pattengill Library Volunteers Needed: Don't forget to sign up to help in the Library (see schedule below). Please contact Mrs. Schreck at if you can help.

2:50-3:35 Mrs. Bailey's class

9:45-10:30 Mrs. Cheladyn's class
10:35-11:21 Mrs. Beech's class
1:55-2:40 Mrs. Mendoza's class
2:55-3:41 Mrs. Moizio's class

9:45-10:30 Mrs. Hubbard's class

Event and Activity Volunteer Sign-Up: To volunteer for any of our PTO events and activities throughout the year, visit: 2015-2016 Bryant/Pattengill Volunteer Sign-Up.


Pattengill Student Council Elections Are Coming: The assembly to hear the presidential candidates' speeches and meet all candidates running for all positions will be Friday, Oct. 9, 9:15am. We're excited for the year ahead! Questions? Contact Mrs. Schreck ( and/or Mrs. Bailey (, co-chairs of Pattengill Student Council.

Movie Night Is Coming! Movie Night will be on Friday, Oct. 16 from 5:30-8:00pm. Please note: A parent or legal guardian (age 18 or older) must stay with the students; children cannot be dropped off. Any child showing up without a parent or legal guardian will be turned away. This is a FREE event! Pizza, popcorn, and water will be available for purchase at $1 an item. All profits go toward enrichment activities at our schools.

Pattengill Curriculum Night Survey: Please complete this 3-question survey if you have not done so. We would love your feedback on Curriculum Night, to help us continue to improve it each year. Thank you!

NWEA Testing Underway: The Northwest Evaluation Association national assessment testing is taking place at Bryant/Pattengill now through Oct. 16. Please be sure your child receives a good night's rest, a healthy breakfast, and arrives to school on time. The morning bell rings at 8:53am.

Clip and Save Your Box Tops: The Box Tops for Education program is an easy way to earn money for our schools! Simply clip and save the Box Tops "coupons" found on these products. The first deadline to submit our Box Tops this school year is Friday, Oct. 23. Collection boxes are near each school's front office. Questions? Contact Jean Powell at

Grocery Store Spotlight: Meijer — Shop at Meijer and support our PTO! See attached flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Alicia Davis, Thanks for your support.

Visit the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop: Located at 2280 S. Industrial Hwy., the Thrift Shop supports our schools and students.

Mark Your Calendars:

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



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PTO on Facebook: BryantPattengillPTO

PTO on Twitter:@A2BryPatPTO

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