Thursday Notes: Thursday, May 4, 2017

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.

Great Lakes Scrip Order Forms Due Tomorrow: Order forms have been sent home with your child, and are due back to the school offices by TOMORROW. Payment must accompany your order. Please be sure to write your phone number and your child's and teacher's names on your order form, and address your envelope to SCRIP ORDER/SHANNON KOTRE. All orders will be distributed on Thursday, May 11. Alternate options for delivery are available, so please contact me directly if you prefer not to have your order sent home with your child. Click here for instructions on how to order online. Questions? Contact Shannon Kotre at:

PTO Spring General Meeting Next Tuesday: The Bryant/Pattengill PTO Spring General Meeting is Tuesday, May 9, 6-7:30pm in the Pattengill Media Center. ALL B/P parents are invited to attend, and childcare is provided. If you have questions or suggestions for the PTO Board, please plan to attend — every parent voice is important to the success of our schools! Our EL (English Learner) teachers will give an update on "Building CommUNITY at Bryant/Pattengill: Promoting Inclusion of our EL Families" and we will be voting on the nominations for the 2017-2018 PTO Board of Directors. See you there!

Lunch with a Loved One Coming Soon: Pattengill welcomes loved ones to join their student at lunchtime on Monday, May 15 and Bryant celebrates the next day on Tuesday, May 16. Pattengill lunch times: 3rd Grade: 12:24pm, 4th Grade: 12:48pm, 5th Grade: 11:54am. Bryant lunch times: Young 5's & Kindergarten: 11:25am, 1st Grade: 11:53am, 2nd Grade: 12:25pm. Note: Ice Cream Social tickets will be sold at a discount during these times to the adults attending. Details below.

Ice Cream Social Raffle & Auction Prizes - Will You Be a Lucky Winner? Bring your family and friends to our annual Bryant/Pattengill Ice Cream Social on Friday, May 19, 6:00-8:30pm at Pattengill! This is our schools' largest family-favorite FUNdraiser, so be sure to bid on some of the terrific prizes available at the event's raffle and silent auction. Know anyone looking to join Georgetown Country Club for swim, golf, and tennis this summer? Two family memberships are up for grabs in the silent auction. Planning a trip to Disney World? Four one-day Park Hopper tickets are also in the silent auction! Raffle prizes include an iPad mini, $100 bill, a 32″ Samsung LED TV, and dozens more. YOU could be a winner! "Like" Bryant/Pattengill PTO on Facebook for updates on the list of prizes, and mark your calendar for May 19!

Save Money, Order Your Ice Cream Social Tickets in Advance: Order forms will come home with students next week, to purchase Ice Cream Social food, game, and raffle tickets in advance at a discount. Ticket pre-orders will be filled on May 15 and 16 only. Purchase your tickets during "Lunch with a Loved One" at Pattengill (Monday, May 15) or at Bryant (Tuesday, May 16), or send in your order form and payment, and your tickets will be waiting for you at Ice Cream Social on May 19.

Still Time To Order International Night T-Shirts: There is still time to get your International Festival t-shirts! They are now $5! There are a limited number of sizes. So, it is first come, first served. These t-shirts can also be worn for spirit wear (they are orange with the logo and writing on them in black). For more information and to place a post-order, please click on the following link (Note: A hard copy of the form will only be sent home for students without Internet access.):

Many Thanks: Thank you to the International Festival Committee - Marla Metler, Son Mi Lim, Liliana Grueber, and the rest of the team - for putting on such a spectacular event. Thank you to Michael Hagen for "mc-ing" the fashion show and to our teachers and students for decorating their doors. A huge thank you to the families that prepared food for the "taste fest," and participated in the fashion show! Special thanks also go to Jonathan Parker for once again organizing Science Olympiad for Bryant/Pattengill, and to the volunteer coaches who work with our students. The students greatly benefited, and had a wonderful experience!

Help Wanted: Volunteer Opportunities:

Ice Cream Social Volunteers Needed: There's lots of fun, food, and games in store for this year's Ice Cream Social on Friday, May 19, 6:00-8:30pm! Many helping hands are needed for a successful event. Please sign up here to help make this year's Ice Cream Social the best one yet! Questions? Contact Nancy Fulcher 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!

Mark Your Calendars

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


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