Angell Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

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    Check out the 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. 



    Angell School Celebrates Crazy Hat Day! 


    Enjoy the Angell School Virtual Halloween Parade!



     Check out the beginning of the Angell Eagles 2020-2021 School Year


    A Note From Mr. Court:

    Dear Parents,

    I found this article with tips for how to handle social media issues with children really helpful. It is not easy to navigate setting limits and boundaries for children with screen time and internet use.

    Positive Internet Comment Etiquette for Kids: 14 Experts Weigh In

    Cameras On!! It is really important for students who are signed up for the Classroom Connection or Online Learning with a designated Angell teacher, to keep the camera on so the teacher can see each student.  This maximizes teaching and learning.  There should be a very compelling reason to keep a student’s video camera switched off.  If there is a concern about the camera being obtrusive, then have a child sit so a wall is the background. This will eliminate any concern about visibility that is not wanted. 

    State and AAPS Outcomes/Standards

    Parents have asked where to find the grade level curriculum outcomes.  Here are two websites, one for our district and the other from the State of Michigan.

    The AAPS Curriculum outcomes

    Michigan Academic Standards (MDE),4615,7-140-28753---,00.html

     Reminder: For Halloween, please send your child(ren)’s costume photos to Mrs. Ryan at  She will put together a virtual Halloween parade for the website. 


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    View Mr. Court's Presentation from Curriculum Night


    Meet the Angell School Special Area Team


    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.

    School start and end times for virtual learning, 2020-2021: 


    New to Angell? Take a tour of the school!


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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


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



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

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    Mr. Kelly's Class visit to Cobblestone Farms was featured in the AAPS District News

    Angell Elementary School was featured in Concentrate Magazine.

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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.   

    Angell International Night
    Each spring, Angell School hosts an International Night. View the Parade of Nations photos, courtesy of Angell parent, Marcin Szczepanski /
    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.