Thursday Notes: Thursday, December 3, 2015

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Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities


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.

Breakfast with Santa: Our December Restaurant Days will be on the mornings of Dec. 5, 6, 12, and 13 at Graham's Restaurant at the Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd., near Briarwood Mall. Pancakes, sausage, and assorted toppings will be served at 8am and 10am, followed by an optional visit with Santa from 8:30-9:30am and 10:30-11:30am. Breakfast will cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Be sure to mention you're with Bryant/Pattengill, and 10% of sales will go directly to our schools. Space is limited, so please call to make a reservation (734) 761-1799, and ask for the sales department. Questions? Contact Larry Lage at

Pattengill Art Update: Are you curious to know what's happening in your child's Art class? Can you help fulfill our Art Room wish list? Check out Mrs. Hendrick's attached newsletter for all things Art at Pattengill!

Bryant PE Reminder: Please be sure your child is wearing non-marking gym shoes on days the class has PE (Gym). Boots mark up the floors and are unsafe for running and changing directions. Students wearing boots will not be able to participate in physical activities — gym shoes are required. Thank you for your cooperation.

ELL (English Language Learners) Community Fair: Is your family a part of the ELL community? Would you like to learn more about resources like tutoring or music programs for your child? You are invited to the all-district ELL Community Fair on Monday, Dec. 7 at Pioneer High School Cafeteria, 6-8:30pm. Please see attached flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Marla Metler at

Ann Arbor District Library Book Sale: All families and staff are invited to the holiday book sale at the Ann Arbor Public Library downtown location on Dec. 12 & 13. Please see attached flyer for more information. Come and get books at great prices!

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

Pattengill Science Olympiad Coaches Needed: PLEASE HELP! We need more Pattengill coaches this year to explore with small groups of students. No experience needed! This is exploration, which anyone can do. Please contact Jonathan Parker to learn more about coaching:

Girl Scout Troop Leaders Needed: Bryant and Pattengill are in need of Daisy (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) and Brownies (2nd and 4th Grade) Troop Leaders as soon as possible. Each group needs to have at least two adult women leaders (or a group of leaders taking turns) to run meetings, activities, field trips, etc. If you are interested, please contact Jenni Glysson at or (734) 971-8769.

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 Book Fair Begins Next Week: Books make great holiday gifts! The Pattengill Book Fair will be open from Dec. 7-11. Be sure to visit the Family Event on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 5-8pm at Pattengill. Please support the Fair as it is the only fundraiser to provide new books/materials for the Pattengill Library. Many hands are still needed to help Mrs. Schreck run a successful Fair. Please choose a day/time to volunteer: Bookfair Volunteer Signup. Online shopping is available now until Friday, Dec. 4 (to ensure delivery to the school before winter break): Shop Pattengill's Book Fair Online. Questions? Contact Mrs. Schreck at Many thanks for your support!

Smile! Gives Back to Our Schools: Visit, and select Bryant-Pattengill PTO as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to our schools. If you already have an Amazon account, everything automatically transfers when you shop at AmazonSmile - your cart contents, wish lists, etc. It's easy to earn money for Bryant/Pattengill while shopping online this holiday season! Thank you for participating.

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



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