Thursday Notes: Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Bryant Annual Coin Drive Ends Friday— During the Thanksgiving holiday season, please take a moment to pause and reflect on all for which you are thankful, as well as remembering families who are less fortunate. Don Horning and the M-Den staff will be teaming up with us again this year to purchase turkey dinners and dessert for Bryant families in need. To help offset the cost, our school is hosting a coin drive through Friday, Nov. 18. You may send in spare change with your student, who can then turn it into their teacher or front office. Thank you!

Purchasing Gift Cards for the Holidays? Our Fall Great Lakes Scrip gift-card fundraiser starts this week! Are you looking to order gift cards for that special someone, or for your own shopping? There are many local and national retailers through Scrip so there is something for everyone. Order forms will be sent home with your child this week, and are due back to the school offices with payment by Thursday, Dec. 1. Be sure to write SCRIP ORDER/SHANNON KOTRE on your envelope, and include your contact information on the form. All orders will be distributed to your child's teacher on Friday, Dec. 9. Alternate options for delivery are available, so please contact me directly if you prefer not to have your order sent home with your child. If you prefer to order online, please see attached instructions for more details. Thank you for your support of our PTO! Questions? Contact Shannon Kotre at

Book Fair & Tech Night Is Coming: Get ready for Book Fair & Tech Night on Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:00-7:30pm at Pattengill! This is a family event where you have an opportunity to discover and purchase great books (in time for the holidays) and also experience technology in the 21st century at our school. We hope to see you support this commUNITY event!

Important Information from the Bryant Office:

1. All tardy students must be accompanied by their parent/guardian to the office and signed in. Tardy bell rings at 8:47 a.m.

2. Please keep a change of clothes in your child's backpack.

3. We are accepting donations of sweat pants, sizes 4-12. Please no pants with zippers or snaps.

A Big THANK YOU to Revel & Roll and B/P Families! The B/P fundraising event at Revel & Roll was a huge success, with over $2,000 raised for the B/P PTO! A big thank you to the families that participated by coming out for fun on 11/8, or who purchased Revel & Roll arcade cards to use another day. Adults and kids alike had a great time while they bowled, dined, and ruled in the arcade room! Thank you to Wendy King, Maggie Shee, Kathy Brady, and Lynn Gary for volunteering at the event. Finally, THANK YOU to REVEL & ROLL for creating a new way to FUNdraise for our schools — we appreciate their support!

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities
Event and Activity Volunteer Sign-Up: The PTO offers many fun and educational activities for students and families, and we need YOU to help make them possible. Please browse the 2016-2017 Bryant/Pattengill Volunteer Sign-up for an opportunity(ies) that interest you. Thank you!

With Shopping for Holiday meals just around the corner, please remember our Shopper Loyalty Programs: Do you shop at Kroger or Busch's? Great news, these stores participate in the Shopper Loyalty Program! Your family can raise money for our schools simply by shopping at these stores and purchasing the things you normally would buy. Click here for instructions on how you can sign up for this easy fundraising program at no extra cost to you! With just a few minutes, you can sign up online to have a portion of your purchase total donated to our PTO. Other participating businesses include Office Depot/Office Max and Even if you shop at a particular local or online store infrequently, please sign up to participate in that store's loyalty program; small amounts add up! Questions? Contact Amanda Shutko at Thanks for your participation!

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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To view the full 2016-2017 school year, select: Bryant/Pattengill PTO Calendar

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