Thursday Notes: Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities


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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.

Volunteer Appreciation Night Next Tuesday: This year's Bryant/Pattengill Volunteer Appreciation Night is Tuesday, April 18, 6-7:30pm at Pattengill. This event allows the B/P 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 come join us!

Show Your Support: Shop at the PTO Thrift Shop - We have an opportunity to earn a percentage of $2,000 to support the costs of transportation for our students' field trips. Here's how it works: Shop the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop (2280 S. Industrial Hwy.) between April 16-29. For every $5 spent, shoppers earn a token. Cast your tokens next week in support of our schools! Spread the word to friends and family and let's show our support! See the flier below for store hours.

Kindergarten Registration & Readiness Day Next Thursday: Bryant's Kindergarten Registration & Readiness Day is coming Thursday, April 20! This is an opportunity for our teachers to get to know your incoming Kindergartener and learn about his or her strengths and interests. Additionally, you will be able to submit enrollment documents and our computer lab will be available for you to enroll online. Hearing and vision tests will be offered to all future students, and students attending will be given a bag of summer learning supplies.

Earth Day of Service Next Friday: In honor of Earth Day, Bryant and Pattengill's annual Day of Service will occur on Friday, April 21. 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 Cara Lauzzana at Thank you!

Come Watch Several Bryant/Pattengill Students in Pioneer's Theatre Guild Production of Wizard of Oz: Join several of our B/P students "Over The Rainbow", in Pioneer Theatre Guild's Production of Wizard Of Oz. Performances are

Saturday, April 22, Friday, April 28, Saturday April 29 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 23 and 30 at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 (adults) and $10 (students and seniors 65+) and available at and here is the direct link:

Celebrate Spring with Restaurant Day at Bagger Dave's: Are you craving a hamburger or a Black Bean Burger? Come join your fellow Bryant/Pattengill families at Bagger Dave's on Monday, April 24, from5-9pm, 859 W. Eisenhower in the Colonnade shopping center. Pleasepresent the flyer to your server and 15% of the bill will go to the Bryant/Pattengill PTO.

Make a Difference at Bryant/Pattengill: Join the PTO Board -The B/P Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Board is seeking new Board members for the 2017/2018 school year. Meet new people, connect with the principals and staff members, and help make Bryant/Pattengill a great place for our kids to learn and grow! Nominations are due by Friday, April 21. Click here to learn more about the open Board positions of Internal Secretary and External Secretary. Please contact Co-President Kathy Brady with questions or nominations: Thank you for considering joining your PTO Board!

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!


Bryant/Pattengill International Festival Right Around the Corner: The B/P annual International Festival will be held at Bryant this year, on Thursday, April 27, 6:308:00pm. Please consider contributing to this event, to help make it a success! For more information and to sign-up, visit: We look forward to celebrating our diversity together as one commUNITY!

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


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