Thursday Notes: Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

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Restaurant Day Is Monday at Buffalo Wild Wings: On Monday, Feb. 1, a day off for students, please join the B/P community at Buffalo Wild Wings, near the Briarwood Mall (3150 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor). The restaurant will donate to our schools 20% of your bill that day, from 11am-2am. Simply give your server the flyer that is attached and will be coming home with your child, or show the flyer on your phone. Dine-in for lunch or dinner, or grab take-out for your family or co-workers. To reserve space for a team or group, call (734) 997-9464. Questions? Contact Larry Lage at

Spare Gym Shoes Needed for Bryant P.E. Classes: The P.E. program is looking for spare pairs of gym sneakers, for students to wear when they forget their own. If students only have boots to wear, they must sit out of P.E. activities — let's make sure they're able to participate with a borrowed pair of sneakers! Ideally these are slightly used, Velcro sneakers ranging in sizes to fit Young 5s-2nd grade, both boys and girls. If you're able to donate, please send them in to Mr. Willard, Bryant P.E. teacher. Thank you! Questions? Contact

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

Pattengill Talent Show: Please help the teachers and students put on a great show. Dress rehearsal: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 4-6:30pm; Evening Performance: Friday, Feb. 5 at 7pm; and Daytime Performance as part of NAAPID: Monday, Feb. 8 at 1:45pm. Volunteers are needed at all events. Please contact Deb Schreck at

Kindergarten Round-Up: Be a part of this fun opportunity to welcome new prospective families to Bryant/Pattengill! Volunteers are needed on Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:00-7:30pm to assist with parent sign-in, snacks, tours, and more. Please sign up here, or contact Karishma Collette at

Bryant Scholastic Book Fair Coming in March: It takes many hands to help students select and purchase books at our annual Book Fair. The Fair will run from Tuesday, March 1 — Friday, March 4. Family Night is Thursday, March 3. Volunteers are needed for ALL days and times, along with setup (Friday, 2/26) and teardown (Friday, 3/4). To volunteer, click here. Questions? Contact Carmen Atkins at

Looking To Volunteer? We need YOU! 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 at: or Jennifer Nguyen, VP of Pattengill at: Thank you!


N.A.A.P.I.D/Parent Involvement Day: Please plan to participate in Parent Involvement Day on Monday, Feb. 8 at both schools. National African American Parent Involvement Day (N.A.A.P.I.D.) is a national initiative to encourage parents to connect with their child's school and become involved in their education. We invite ALL parents to join us for programs at Bryant/Pattengill. Please join us for the day's events and plan to visit with your child at school. Please attached flyer for the schedule of events. Questions? Contact Deborah Joseph at

Girls on the Run Registration Is Still Open: Don't forget to register for this great program now through Feb. 15! Our program at Pattengill is open to all 3rd-5th grade girls and will meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15-5:45pm, March 7-May 20. Click here to learn more and to register. Regular registration is open until Feb. 15, then the cost increases for late registration. Financial assistance is available, and discounts are provided for those interested in volunteering on the coaching team. Email: for more information. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Deyarmond at:

Register for Science Olympiad: This free exploration-based enrichment program focuses on engineering, science, and nature. We practice with hands-on investigation, novel projects, engaging case studies, and lots of teamwork. It is open to all 2nd-5th grade Bryant and Pattengill students. Teams practice once per week with volunteer coaches starting in February. Check out the topics and register your student today!

Keep Clipping Box Tops! Box Tops coupons are now being accepted for our next submission on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Thank you for submitting your Box Tops in the black boxes located outside each school's office, as we try to reach our goal of $1,200 for this school year. Questions? Contact Jean Powell at

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!

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