Thursday Notes: Thursday, February 9, 2017

In This Issue:
Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities
Mark Your Calendars
Stay Connected

In This Issue

Come Meet Our Board of Education Members Tonight: Ann Arbor School Board member Susan Baskett will be in the Bryant Media Center this evening from 5:30-6:30pm for open discussions with the community about the positives and possible needs of Bryant/Pattengill, as well as the Sinking Fund vote coming up in May. Please stop by and share your thoughts. Your voice matters!

Pattengill Talent Show Is Tomorrow (Friday): Bring the family to a night of pure entertainment, and support our Pattengill students in their talent show. The performance will take place at 7pm in the Pattengill Cafeteria. Hope to see you there!

N.A.A.P.I.D/Parent Involvement Day Is Monday: This is a day designated 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. Bryant will feature a continental breakfast (8:50-9:45am) and presentation led by Dr. Malverne Winborne, EMU Director of Charter Schools and former B/P parent and School Improvement Team member. Pattengill will host a luncheon (12:00-12:45pm), which will include the presentation "Becoming Allies for Social Justice through commUNITY!" and discussion time. See more detailed information about the presenters in the flyer below. Activities will conclude with a school-wide Talent Show at Pattengill, 1:30-3:30pm. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend Parent Involvement Day!

Event Sponsor Opportunities: If you are a business owner (or have a special connection with one) and are interested in sponsoring the B/P PTO, please contact our Fundraising Coordinator, Amanda Shutko, at She will be pleased to share information about upcoming events, sponsorship opportunities, options in finding the right fit for your business' interests and capabilities, and the various ways the PTO can reach out to our 700+ school community in recognition of your support! We would welcome the opportunity to partner with your business and share our appreciation with our "two schools, one commUNITY!"

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!


Check Out Mrs. Dawson's Project Lead The Way Blog: Click on the link below to learn about the STEM lessons happening through Project Lead The Way (PLTW):

Shop for Bryant/Pattengill- Buschs: Attention Shoppers! Do you shop at Busch's? Great news, Busch's participates in our Shopper Loyalty Program! Your family can raise money for our schools simply by shopping at Busch's and the following stores, and purchasing the things you normally would buy: Kroger, Office Depot/Office Max, and Click here for instructions on how you can participate in our Shopper Loyalty Program - the easiest way to raise money for our PTO! 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!

Mark Your Calendars

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


Pattengill Talent Show for Students, 1:45-3:30pm, Pattengill


Stay Connected

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