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    Dear Allen Families,

    Welcome to the first full week of March!  It certainly greeted us in a significant way last Friday.  Our playgrounds are very wet and slushy, and we anticipate will remain this way for some time.  An extra pair of shoes or boots is always a good idea this time of year! 

    Next week we will be hosting a Literacy and Multicultural Night on Tuesday, March 14th.  This is a drop in/open house format with activities ranging from 5:00pm and wrapping up at 7:00pm.  Parent volunteers are needed to make this event happen! More information is shared below, including the sign up, in the parent council section.  

    The communication this week will cover the following topics:  

    • Food Gatherers Fight Summer Hunger Campaign
    • March is Reading Month – Week 2 
    • Scholastic Book Fair - Volunteers Needed
    • News from our Music Department
    • Spirit Wear - Long Sleeved Tees on Sale
    • Important Dates
    • Community Updates

    Food Gatherers Fight Summer Hunger Campaign

    Starting today, March 6th, through March 17th, Allen will have collection boxes for non-perishable items. You can find these boxes by the main entrance and the Great Room entrance. Feel free to send donations in with your student! Or, you can also help by making a financial donation (see the flyer below).


    March is Reading Month - Week 2! 

    Students have been busy in the library checking out books and getting ready for Allen's March is Reading Month activities! Reading is truly an "every month" activity, but during March we enjoy extra games, classroom reading events, spirit days, a whole-school read, our book fair, and a vocabulary parade. You can find information about all of these things by following the links on our Reading Month Family Launch Page.  Please notice on this page there are links to see the Reading Month Calendar as well as an at-home reading challenge. These two pages will be printed and sent home with your student. Also, please check out the Book Fair link for information about when your student will visit the fair and an additional link to volunteer. Happy reading! 

    Scholastic Book Fair -  Volunteers Needed
    We are in need of a few more volunteers for the Scholastic Book Fair! Allen's Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 13th - 17th. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success  - both during the school day and during Multicultural Night! Follow the link for the Sign Up Genius Book Fair Volunteer Form. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Woelmer at  Thank you! 

    News from our Music Department

    Please enjoy this newsletter from our Music teachers, Ms. Sarah Vaujin and Mr. John Campbell! March Newsletter Template.png 

    Spirit Wear - Long Sleeved Tees on Sale

    Limited Time: Save $7 on all Bella+Canvas long sleeve tees in the Allen spirit wear store through Sunday. Visit,Performance+Long+Sleeve

    Important Dates

    • Mar 13th-17th: Scholastic Book Fair
    • Mar 14th: Literacy & Multicultural Night 5-7 PM
    • Mar 21st: School Play, Alice, 2:00 PM and evening performance 
    • Mar 27th-31st: No School, Spring Break

    Community Updates

    U of M Museum of Natural History Scientist Spotlights and Spring Break Events UMMNH_Spring2023_EventBackpackCOLOR.pdf 

    U of M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Stinky, Noisy, Fun! Kelsey Museum_Spring 2023.pdf 

    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!

    Multicultural Night

    Tuesday, March 14, 5:00-7:00 pm

    · Come join us for our annual Multicultural Night! It's a chance to celebrate the wonderful diversity of our school community with food, music, and entertainment from around the world. All families are welcome - come out and discover the different cultures represented in our school!

    · We have options to bring a dish to share, provide an activity or entertainment, volunteer to help that night, or just be there to enjoy learning about your Allen Community. 

    o We need 6-8 more volunteers to make this event a success, please sign up here for a 30-minute shift to help.

    o You can RSVP and sign up to bring a dish here.  

    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!

    · 3/16/23 - Noodles & Co: Arborland Location - 4 pm-8 pm

    o Use code GIVING25 at the online checkout, in the Noodles App, or bring in the attached flyer below and mention Allen Elementary Dine to Donate at checkout!

    Free Summer Bowling

    · Register your child for 2 free games a day all summer at  More details on the image below, cards will go home from school soon!

    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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