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    VISION - Engage, Communicate, Collaborate, Create, & Think Critically.
    MISSION - Provide an environment where students, staff, and the community are actively engaged in project based learning through a student-centered approach with real-world applications. Foster students who lead and contribute to the world around them.

    April 11, 2019

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    Climate Survey

    Parents: What do you think of your children’s educational experiences? Tell us (confidentially!) in our Climate Survey! Take it online at

    https://survey.k12insight.com/r/AAPSParents2019

    Class Placement/Parent Input Form

    Please fill out one form for each student attending A2 STEAM in the 2019-20 school year if you have input you'd like the school to take into consideration for class placement decisions. As a reminder, we do NOT accept requests for, or exemptions from, specific teachers.

    Complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/PlacementInput2019 or ask for a paper version, by Monday, April 22nd.

    Parent & Community Testimonials

    What makes PBL ultimately successful is the support that sustains it. As we continue to develop and support our collaborative culture of PBL at A2 STEAM, we ask that families engage in thoughtful reflection as well. What have you noticed about your child’s PBL work? How were you engaged throughout the process? How were you engaged during our expositions? In what ways has PBL shaped your child as a thinker, maker, and collaborator?

    In the new year, we will be embarking on the task of collecting testimonials. These narratives will help to sustain our instructional model by supporting our teachers, praising our students, and telegraphing our uniqueness to the world. If you are interested in sharing, please fill out the following form:

    https://goo.gl/forms/dFAUsUpPtD1OQS6n2

    Middle School Expo, April 15th

    All families are invited to attend our middle school Expo from 5:30-7:15pm

    Spirit Wear

    Online Orders due by April 14th. https://AnnArborSteam.ItemOrder.com.

    Level up your bicycling and pedestrian skills in Mcity!

    Mcity is a 32-acre mock city and proving ground built for the testing of wirelessly connected and driver-less cars. It is located on the U of M North Campus. The A2 STEAM community has been given exclusive access to this site for our first-ever Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Training Program. Mcity is NOT normally open to the public. Take advantage of this one-time opportunity to see Mcity!

    Event: Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Training Program
    Event Date: Saturday, May 4 (Rain date: Sunday, May 5)
    Event hours: 9am to noon
    Location: Mcity, U of M North Campus, 2905 Baxter Rd., 48109

    Participants can be trained in:

    • How to safely cross intersections and streets
    • First aid
    • Helmet fitting
    • Bike maintenance and repair
    • Obstacle course and riding skills
    • Riding in a Bike Train
    • Navigating the urban environment on bike
    • Railroad safety
    • How to navigate around pedestrians while on bike
    • … and more (including Bike decorating!)

    With more than 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure, this is a GREAT location for our inaugural Bike and Pedestrian Training Program! Participants will be given PASSPORTS to be stamped when they complete each training module. We want to be sure we are prepared for all participants! Please RSVP here.

    Volunteers Needed! - You can get access to this event, and see Mcity if you volunteer! Click here to sign up!

    Join the Cross Country Kids Spring 2019 Season!

    The weather is warming up so it's time to put on our running shoes, get outside, and have some fun!

    Spring Cross Country Kids is set to begin on Thursday, April 18th! Please register via this link. If you have more than one participant, please fill out separate forms for each. Registration will be open through April 25th.

    What: Cross Country Kids
    Where: A2 STEAM at Northside
    Who: Open to any K-5 A2 STEAM student – boys and girls
    When: Thursdays immediately after school until 4:30 PM
    Cost: $25 recommended registration to cover program costs, please let us know if you need financial support - but we have many opportunities for volunteering that need to be filled!

    Contacts: Katarina & Lindsay-Jean
    Emails: katarina35@gmail.com & l.g.hard@gmail.com.

    Part of Ann Arbor’s Water Month Celebration - Come See How Ann Arbor’s Water is Made

    Saturday, May 11th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    919 Sunset Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    Tours every 20 minutes | Light refreshments
    Huron River Watershed Exhibit
    Kids activities by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum And, more! And it’s FREE! a2gov.org/HRD

    Join the Northside Youth Chorale (NYC)

    Want to sing, play ukulele and learn hand chimes? Join the Northside Youth Chorale (NYC) Six Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Februrary 6th - March 13th. *Performance Sunday, March 17th 10:00 a.m. Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr., Ann Arbor, 48105. NYC is a musical ensemble focused on joyful inclusion, social justice and musicianship. Every musician will sing, play ukulele and hand chimes. All 4th-6th graders are invited to sign up! FREE! Please email Kara Hukabone with any questions at kara.huckabone@gmail.com Sign up by emailing Kara, calling (734) 662-6351.

    STEAM Spice Drive!

    The STEAM Girl Scout Junior Troop is hosting a Spice Drive for the Catholic Social Services Food Pantry run out of the Northside Community Center (right behind the school playground). Help us make sure our community has something nutritious and delicious to eat by donating spices to the drive by Friday, May 3. Dollar Tree and Aldi's have budget-friendly spice options to consider!

    Each month, the food pantry serves over 500 families from all over Washtenaw Country. Food distrobution hours are:

    • Tuesday, 2 pm-5:30 pm
    • Thursday, 10 am-2:30 pm
    • 2nd Saturday of the month: 10 am -12:30 pm
    • 4th Saturday of the month: 10 am-12:30 pm

    If you're interested in volunteering please contact Colleen Tassie at ctassie@csswashtenaw.org.

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    Measles Vaccine Guidelines

    Click here to download a PDF outlining our district Measles Vaccine Guidelines.

    School Safety Update for Parents & Guardians

    April 16 @ Pioneer's Annex

    The Ann Arbor Public Schools will provide a school safety update for parents and guardians on Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-8pm in Pioneer High School's Annex. This meeting will include a description of the ALICE intruder protocol that our staff is trained in well as an update on the school safety assessment and the upcoming visitor management system. An officer from the Ann Arbor Police Department will be joining the meeting as well. We hope you can make this session on Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 at Pioneer's Annex to learn more about our commitment to student and school safety. The Annex is located off the main Stadium Bvld. entrance or via the doors off the main parking lot.

    More information here - ALICE Parent Letter

    AAPS/Durham Bus Tracker App

    Download Durham Transportation's free app to monitor your student's bus. See real-time bus locations so you know when your student's bus is due at their bus stop in the morning and afternoon. This is especially helpful on bad weather days. The app is a safe, secure way to track your student's bus.

    Download here - http://www.durhamschoolservices.com/pages/durhambustracker.aspx

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