Allen Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

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    Dear Allen Families,

    The winter weather is upon us and it looks like we will have some cold days this week.  Please send your child to school equipped for outdoor recess.  We do go outside unless the temperature and/or wind chill are below 0ºF.  Please contact the Allen office if you need any assistance with outdoor gear for your child.  

    Please note that tomorrow is an early release day and students are dismissed at 1:18 PM. 

    The communication this week will cover the following topics:  

    • Young Fives/Kindergarten Round Up and Preschool Open House
    • NAAPID 
    • Tappan Middle School Orientation Night
    • News from our Music Department and Spanish Department
    • Allen Spirit Wear - All Hats are on Sale!
    • Important Dates
    • Parent Council Update

    Young Fives/Kindergarten Round up and Preschool Open House

    We will be hosting our Young Fives/Kindergarten Round Up and Preschool Open House on Thursday, February 9th at 5:30 pm.  We encourage children of this age to join their parents as we will start with an information session in the Great Room and then move into activities in the classrooms, gym and library. Current Young Fives students are also encouraged to attend the kindergarten round up.  


    Each year in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, we celebrate NAAPID (National African American Parent Involvement Day).  NAAPID is held annually on the second Monday of February, which is on February 13th this year. 

    All families are invited to participate in NAAPID by joining us at school at any time during the month of February. You may want to read a story, share a talent, teach the class something new, or share a tradition from your family culture. Some examples could include: playing an instrument, teaching a few words in your home language, showing how to make a craft, etc. 

    We welcome you to join your child’s classroom during the month of February at a time that works with your schedule and your child’s classroom teacher. If you aren’t able to make it in person, you are also welcome to Zoom into your child’s class, share a video recording, or send a picture or other artifact in with your child. 

    Each classroom teacher will be sending more information about how you may connect with them to coordinate a time should you be interested and able to join us at school.  

    Tappan Middle School Orientation Night

    Please see the information for Tappan Middle School’s Orientation Night for students going into 6th grade next year. 

    News from our Music Department and Spanish Department

    Enjoy this newsletter from our music teachers Mr. Campbell and Ms. Vaujin! January Newsletter Template.png 

    And, from our Spanish teacher, Señora Webb! January Spanish Newsletter

    Allen Spirit Wear - All Hats are on Sale!

    Limited Time: All Allen hats are just $21.99 through Sunday.

    Important Dates

    • Jan 31st: Early Release Day, Bell Rings at 1:18 PM
    • Feb 8th: Count Day
    • Feb 9th: Allen Y5s and Kindergarten Round Up, 5:30 PM
    • Feb 13th: NAAPID (National African American Parent Involvement Day)
    • Feb 20th: No School, Mid-Winter Break

    Kind Regards,

    Laura Wolf

    Allen Principal 

    Parent Council Update


    Join the Allen Elementary Community page on Facebook for updates on Allen PC announcements, event information, meeting invitations, and community engagement! 

    Dine to Donate! On the dates listed, order food from these restaurants and mention Allen! They will donate a portion of the proceeds to our school!

    • 2/10/23 - Panera Bread: 3205 Washtenaw Ave.: 4pm-8pm
      • Use code FUND4U at online checkout, in the Panera App, at the kiosk in-cafe, or bring in the attached flyer below!

    School Musical Save the Date

    • We are excited to announce that Allen Elementary grades 3-5 will be producing a musical this year, “Alice,” on March 21. This is the story about Alice in Wonderland - and all of the interesting characters she meets on her journey. Auditions are concluded and any additional questions may be sent to the Director, Sarah Jane Rau, -- Sarah J Rau

    Science Olympiad Sign Up

    • Allen is going to have a Science Olympiad team this year and we’re looking for event coaches. 
    • Science Olympiad is for students in the 2nd-5th grades.  Hour-long practices are held once a week on the day/time of the event coach’s choosing after school or on weekday evenings. Practices run from late February through the week of May 8. This all builds up to the county-wide competition on Saturday May 13th at Huron High School.
    • To learn more about Science Olympiad, check out Allen WESO,, or this video from WESO for more details about the overall program. 

    Looking for other ways to support?  Link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward Allen!

    • Kroger Community Rewards
    • Busch’s Cash for Education through MyWay Rewards

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