Angell Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Angell Office 734-994-1907

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    We are excited to see you for the 2021-2022 School Year!!

    School begins on Monday, August 30th at 8:45 AM

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    ANGELL SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION:  

     Due to major construction at Angell School, the Angell School Office is housed at the New Life Church annex, 1547 Washtenaw Avenue. The easiest way to access the new location is to walk behind Angell and head east through the parking lot. phone

    PHONE LINES 

    The Angell School phones are NOW working!  You can contact the school principal, Gary Court, or secretary, Lisa Durham, at 734-994-1907. 

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     STUDENT ENROLLMENT 

    If you are interested in enrolling your child to Angell School, please call Lisa Durham at 734-994-1907 to set up an appointment for registration. Office hours for enrollment are 9 AM - 3:00 PM. 

      KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM 

    We are sorry to announce that Kindergarten Readiness (August 17th -19th) is cancelled due to the major construction taking place at Angell. 

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    CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

     The first day of school is Monday, August 30, 2021. School hours are from 8:45 AM - 3:48 PM. 

    Please see the AAPS School Calendar at https://www.a2schools.org/domain/2228

     Please note that there is no school on Friday, September 3rd and Monday September 6th due to the Labor Day holiday.

    School will resume on Tuesday, September 7th.  

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    BUS SCHEDULE

    The AAPS bus schedule is not ready yet. We will let you know via email and this website when the schedule is published. 


    Congratulations to our Angell School Class of 2021! Best wishes to you in middle school! 

     

     

     


    New to Angell? Take a tour of the school!

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    Meet the Angell PTO and hear about the wonderful things they do for Angell School!  

    Click the photo to learn more about the Angell PTO. 

     

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    Take Mr. Court's Ann Arbor Black History Quiz 

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    Visit our Angell School Art Gallery!

     

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    Looking for extra ELA support for your child? Check out this great ELA resource for students K-3. 

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    Check out the artwork by the Angell Eagles featured during our Asian American Pacific Island Heritage Month Assembly, held on Monday, May 24th. The music is by the great Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, the famous singer - songwriter from Hawaii. Special thanks to our fabulous art teachers, Mrs. Fineberg and Ms. Ruthven. 


    Angell School Celebrates NAAPID / African American History Month

    Check out our virtual assembly from 2/8/2021


     

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    Check out our School Spirit in these videos! 


    AAPS Stands by Families in Times of Need

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    Information regarding AAPS Food Distribution
     
     
    In addition, It is also very important that families apply for Free and Reduced Lunch. This is vital for Title One funding. Here is the link to the applications and they are available in five languages on the Free and Reduced Lunch Application page. We will continue to have applications available on the buses at the food distribution sites.

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    Check out the 2020-2021 AAPS calendar here.


     

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    This link to Tender Press will permit you to download a coloring book for young kids.  The coloring book is titled, "Georgie and the Giant Germ" and it may help students understand more about the Covid-19 virus.  Tender Press is in part supported by the UM School of Social Work and focuses on relational health.  


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    The Ann Arbor Public Schools Library Department has compiled a list of free resources (audiobooks, E-books, etc.) for students.

    Check it out! 

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    Think you know Angell School? Check out these cool facts about our amazing school!  


    Angell School in the News: 

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    Angell Recognized as a Distinguished PLTW School

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    Congratulations to Erica Peplinski-Burge, Angell Spanish Teacher, on being named MIWLA Teacher of the Year!

     

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     Angell Art Teacher, Emily Fineberg, Recognized as Pioneer in Art Education

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    Enrollment at Angell Elementary School  

    We eagerly welcome registration and enrollment of students who live in the Angell attendance area. 

    Please consult the AAPS website if you have questions about your residency and assigned school.   

    Space available in-district (within the Ann Arbor Public Schools attendance area) transfer requests: 

    Normally, the window for in-district transfer requests is from the third week of February to the third week of March. Based on enrollment numbers, it is very unlikely that Angell will have openings for in-district transfers 

    After our Kindergarten / Young Fives Round-Up, we will know if there is a possibility of any in-district transfer requests. Schools with space available are determined annually based upon capacity and projected enrollment. 

    Please note that requests applications are accepted anytime within the application window timeframe. 

    Applications are NOT processed on a first come, first served basis.  

    Mr. Court, principal, welcomes meeting with parents seeking an in-district transfer request once it is determined that there are openings at Angell.  

    AAPS has more information about in-district transers here.   


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    The Angell PTO is an active and fantastic organization. Please watch for a note from the PTO in the opening packet. They will be sending home a letter asking for an enrichment fee from every student.

    This money will go towards school supplies and field trips for all students.   


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    Each spring, Angell School hosts an International Night. View the Parade of Nations photos, courtesy of Angell parent, Marcin Szczepanski / www.marcinvisuals.com
     
     
    David Zinn Residency  
     
    Students at Angell worked with local artist, David Zinn, in May. Check out the fun: 
     
     
     
     Angell School Talent Show
     
    Each winter, the Angell PTO sponors a Talent Show. See pictures of our talented Eagles:  
     
     
     
     

     Did you know?
     
    Angell Elementary School is one of the oldest elementary schools in Ann Arbor.
     
     
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    The school was built at a cost of $280,000, including the site.  The school was originally called South University Elementary School." South University Elementary" became "Angell Elementary School" in honor of James B. Angell during the 1920s.
     
     Angell was the longest serving president of the University of Michigan, from 1871-1909.  
     
     
    Forrest G. Averill was the first principal of the school.  
     
    The school was initially opened as a combination elementary and junior high school, serving students in grades K-8. The enrollment area of the school was expanded in 1974 to include the University of Michigan family and graduate housing near the North Campus. The first major renovation occurred under the direction of Elizabeth B. Michael in 1976. Two classrooms were added in 2007. 
     
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    Angell School received a Blue Ribbon award in 2015. 
     Check out the celebration here.   
     
     
     

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