Allen Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

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  • Busses for Allen!

    For All Walking Students:

    Two (2) Busses will run from the Allen Lower Loop to West Middle School.

    Bus 83 at 8:18 

    Bus 129 at 8:22

    And one (1) bus will run from Hikone and Packard Road.

    Bus 56 at 8:28

    All current bus students will need to check their local bus stop and the bus will continue to transport the students to West Middle School.


    Parent Council Meeting

    Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 pm

    At Pattengill Elementary School


    Count Day!

    Wednesday, Oct. 5

    Please have your child in school!


    Fun Run!

    Thursday, Oct. 20


    Early Release Day

    Wednesday, Oct. 26


    All School Conferences

    Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm

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  • Update for Allen Elementary Building

    Update from Superintendent Swift, September 10, 2016

    Driving to Allen Elementary School’s Temporary Home

    Allen Transition FAQs

    Report to the School Board 8/24/26

    Dear Allen Elementary Students and Families,

    Take a deep breath….we are on this adventure together and we are going to come out stronger for it.

    Welcome back to school at our temporary location at Ypsitlanti’s West Middle School, affectionately getting deemed “Allen at West, Allen East, and YpsilAllen”. The address is 105 N. Mansfield Rd, Ypsilanti, MI.

    Our school theme this year is “Choose Your Own Adventure,” and there are many possibilities for teachers and stakeholders to be creative with that.

    Thank you for joining us today to help us kickoff our ADVENTUROUS 2016-17 school year. We welcome many new faces to our staff! Please welcome teachers David Mattie to 4th grade, Melissa DeJesus and David Blumer to 3rd grade, Megan Harper to 1st grade, and Shanda Pearson and Kristin Devine to Kindergarten. We also welcome Christine Woelmer as our full-time Media Specialist, Ruth Miller as a part-time English Language Learner Teacher, Cara Worden as our Speech Therapist, and Bruce Popejoy as a Teacher/Student Aide. For our second half of the school year, Sarah VanLoo will join the Allen staff for Project Lead The Way!

    A couple of things to note for this year: Allen’s preschool program is being held at the Preschool Center on Boardwalk until will can get home to our building on Townder Blvd.

    Our K-5 School Day will be:

             First Bell:                     8:44AM

             In Classroom Bell:       8:47AM

             Dismissal:                    3:50 PM

    Parent Council has scheduled our Parent Orientation for the night of September 21, at 5:30PM. We will meet at Pattengill Elementary in the library.

    Please feel free to contact the office staff if you need anything:


    Anne Meade, Office Professional

    Kayley Meade, Teacher Clerk

    Kit Flynn, Transition Support

    Kerry Beal, Principal


    Thank you for sharing your children with us!



    Kerry Beal,

    Allen Elementary School Principal





    Dear Allen families,

    Thank you for your messages of support during this very stressful time. The staff and I so appreciate them and the positive vibes, messages of being happy that we can stay together, and “my kids are excited about riding the bus” are what keep us moving forward to get our school year started.

    Our office will be housed at Pattengill for the rest of this week, and we hope to be setting up in the temporary building office on Monday.

    I know that the news of the flood at our beloved school was difficult to hear, and leaves us with multiple questions and concerns. It is challenging to wait for details about the start of school. I am working hard along with district representatives, outside restoration experts, and our own Allen staff members to get answers for you, as we can and based on the information that we have.  Some things we can get set soon, others will take longer (such as the assessment of the foundation of Allen).

    I was able to visit Allen today, and was pleased to see how much effort has already gone into repairing the damage and cleaning up from the flood. The many issues to be addressed are identified, and plans are being developed to fully restore our building as soon as possible.  Getting inside our school gave me hope.

    I was also able to tour our temporary home at West Middle School. We are so grateful to our neighbors in Ypsilanti for allowing us to borrow their building and keep our Allen Eagles together on one site. The luxury of a bigger school means that we have all the necessary space to set up classrooms in a timely fashion. While there, I ran into an Allen student who is attending a summer camp at West Middle School. He gave me a big hug and exclaimed, “We get to go to school here? That’s totally cool.” I know we can maintain this positive attitude during this challenging time, and I loved his genuine excitement and “onward” attitude!

    As planned, we will host our “Meet and Greet” for all students and families on Wednesday, August 31st from 5:00-6:30 pm. Stay tuned for details, but know that families will be welcome to greet our staff (and meet our newest teachers!), say hello to friends, tour the building, and see first hand that we have found a lovely place to call home for the short term. Class placement information will be shared prior to this event, and while classrooms may not be fully set up, they should be accessible for a quick visit.

    Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. There are multiple issues to solve and decisions that need to be made quickly. Tonight the AAPS Board of Education will work out the final details of our temporary use of West Middle School. Frequently Asked Questions and responses are being developed. Beginning tomorrow, they will be available on our Allen Website:  (They should also be on the district website.)  While you may have other questions, please give us the time needed to give you accurate answers.

    Know that the staff is working hard to make our start of school as low-stress as possible. We are so grateful to know that the Allen community is supportive of our efforts and will work with us to help this school year get off to a good start.

    Our adventure for this school year certainly has kicked off big…and we know how to adventure!


    Kerry Beal

     Welcome to Allen Elementary, where we strive to engage, value, and collaborate with all students, parents, and community members in the learning process.

    Allen Elementary School is filled with dedicated and professional staff who strive to create the optimal learning environment for students. All students, staff and parents are valued members of the Allen community.  


    We take pride in... 

    • Providing a research-based curriculum: Everyday Math and Balanced Literacy                            
    • Ongoing professional development of staff: literacy, math and science education, social and emotional development.
    • Our on-site staff who provide specialized knowledge and skills to support children and teachers.
    • The shared commitment between school and home: Parent Council, School Improvement Team, Spring Open House, Country Fair, Book Fairs, Performances, Chaperones, and Room parents.

    Please come to visit us at Allen. We would love to meet you and show you around our school.







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