Thursday Notes: Thursday, March 31, 2016

In This Issue:
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.

Earth Day Festivities: In honor of Earth Day, Bryant and Pattengill's annual Day of Service will occur on Friday, April 22. From 9:30-12:00 at Bryant, and 1:30-3:30 at Pattengill, each classroom will help beautify their school grounds. Parents are invited to join their student's classroom (schedules forthcoming) and/or assist with landscaping and gardening. If you are able to attend for any portion of the day, please sign up at: Questions? Contact Bryant coordinator Cara Lauzzana at, or Pattengill coordinator Justin Kunkle at Thank you!

April P.E. Calendars Available Online: Hello Bryant Families, April activity calendars are up on my web page: These are a great opportunity to do some of the physical activities we do in the gym. Have fun! — Bryant P.E. teacher, Mr. Willard

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities

Interested In Volunteering For International Festival? The B/P annual International Festival will be held at Pattengill this year, on Thursday, April 28, 6:30-8:00pm. This year's theme is "World Art and Culture Tour." Please consider volunteering — visit the sign-up sheet here to help out where you can. Would your child like to participate in the fashion show? Can you bring a dish from another country or help with one of our many activity stations? We look forward to celebrating our diversity together as one commUNITY!

Portuguese Tutors Needed: Bryant and Pattengill are in need of Portuguese tutors for our students. We are looking for parents that are interested in volunteering or becoming a paid tutor through Ann Arbor Public Schools. Questions? Contact ELL teacher Marla Metler:

Looking To Volunteer? 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: or Jennifer Nguyen, VP of Pattengill: Thank you!


Save the Date: Parent & Volunteer Appreciation Night - This year's Bryant/Pattengill Parent & Volunteer Appreciation Night is Tuesday, April 19, 6-7:30pm in Bryant's Media Center. This event allows the Bryant/Pattengill staff to show their appreciation to ALL of our parent and community volunteers. If you have volunteered in the classroom, assisted on a field trip, coordinated events, tutored students, participated in the PTO, etc., please add this date/time to your calendar and come and join us! Questions? Contact Mrs. Lim:

Don't Forget Pizza with the Principals: Join Mrs. Heyward and Mrs. Alston for an informal chat at Pizza with the Principals, rescheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 6:15-7:15pm at the Bryant Community Center, located at 3 W. Eden Court.

Mark Your Calendars

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



Stay Connected

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