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A2 STEAM Announcements

  • A2 STEAM Community Tours

    A2 STEAM Community Tours are a great opportunity for prospective families to learn more about our programming. Our tour schedule for the 2018-19 school year is as follows:

    • Friday, 11/30/18, 9-10 am
    • Wednesday, 1/16/19, 9-10 am
    • Friday, 2/1/19, 9-10 am
    • Thursday, 2/28/19, 9-10 am
    • Monday, 3/11/19, 10-11 am

    Sign up here using this Google Form:

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  • MS Orchestra Concert 11/15

    MPR 7pm

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  • A2 STEAM Spirit Days! 11/19-11/20

    11/19 Sports/College Team Day

    11/20 Fashion Disaster Day

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  • Anne & Jerzy Drozd Science Comics: Defying Rockets (Author Visit)

    Grades 3-5 8:50am MPR

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  • Elementary Report Cards Sent Home 11/20

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  • No School - Thanksgiving Break 11/21-11/23

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  • “Jump with Jill” Assembly 11/28

    Young 5 - 4th grade MPR 2pm

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  • 8th Grade Band Field Trip to Hill Auditorium 11/28

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  • PTO Meeting 11/29

    Library 6pm

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  • Science Olympiad Parent Mtg 11/29

    Library 5pm

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  • Safe Routes to School

    Check out our new SRTS page in the Our School section, or click here to learn more!

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A2 STEAM Events

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  • A2 STEAM News

    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.

    November 14, 2018



    A2 STEAM Library Fall Book Fair is here!

    The Fall Book Fair is thriving this week in the media center! It takes place November 13 - November 16. Please consider supporting this library fundraiser by purchasing books for your home libraries! Click here for more information: A2 STEAM Fall Book Fair link

    Annual Drive Update

    We've raised almost $4,500 towards our goal of $20,000! Have you made your donation yet? Cash or checks can be dropped off in the metal PTO box on the wall in the office, or you can make a credit card donation at: Any amount helps! Thank you!

    We Need You… substitute teach!

    If you would like to sub at A2 STEAM or other schools in the district, please contact: EDUStaff at (877) 974-6338 or We have a near daily shortage of subs and would love to have more guest teachers who know A2 STEAM. Requirements for sub teachers can be found at The daily rate of pay is $100.

    Lunchtime Help!

    A2 STEAM is looking for Noon Hour Supervisors & Lunchroom Parent Volunteers daily from 10:45am - 1:45pm.

    Job Responsibilities

      • Supervise students at playtime and lunchtime and maintain a harmonious atmosphere by encouraging peaceful resolution of conflicts.
      • Organize group games and activities.
      • Assume responsibility for play equipment.
      • Direct movement of groups to and from playground, lunchroom and classrooms in a safe and organized manner.
      • Assist students in lunch room clean-up.
      • Other duties may be assigned.

    Interested in applying for a paid position? Would you rather volunteer a few days a week instead? Any questions? Please contact Brooke Stidham, Assistant Principal at or (734) 994-1958

    Guitar Needed for A2 STEAM Vocal Music

    The music department is seeking the donation of a steel string acoustic guitar for use in the vocal music classroom. If you have an instrument that's been collecting dust, please consider donating it for use at A2 STEAM.

    LEGO Donations Needed for PBL Project

    Do you have a surplus of Legos that your child(ren) no longer use? If so, A2 STEAM could use them for our soon-to-be-made LEGO WALL!

    Cub Scout Pack 8's recruitment night

    is tomorrow, November 15th at 5:45pm at the Northside Community Center. Boys and girls, K-5th grade are invited. Come to the meeting to learn more! Flyer here with additional info.



    Volunteer with Anna’s Kindness to feed those in need

    STEAM Middle School students are invited to join Anna's Kindness on Saturday, Dec. 1, to serve breakfast to the less fortunate from 7-9 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division, Ann Arbor. Students will help prepare the food and drinks, serve breakfast to guests, and then clean up the kitchen following the meal, all with guidance from adult supervisors from St. Andrew's and Anna’s Kindness. Due to the size of the St. Andrew’s kitchen, this event is for students only. The sign-up form is located here. Anna’s Kindness is a 501(c)(3) charity based in Ann Arbor which connects middle school students with on-site direct volunteer opportunities to help the less fortunate. For more information, contact

    Science Olympiad for 2nd through 5th Graders

    My name is Krista Takacs and I am the coordinator for Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad (WESO) at A2 STEAM. Science Olympiad is an exciting competition where student teams participate in a variety of events involving subjects like engineering, math, biology, electronics, astronomy, programming, chemistry, and more. Science Olympiad is designed to foster critical thinking, cooperative learning and the transfer of conceptual knowledge to hands-on challenges. Science Olympiad is a volunteer led group. In order to be successful we will need parent involvement to act as coaches and volunteers on the day of the event. This year, the Science Olympiad competition will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

    An informational meeting on Science Olympiad for parents of 2nd through 5th graders will be held from 5 pm to 6 pm on November 29th in the Media Center (Library), preceding the PTSO meeting. There will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer period. The meeting is geared towards parents of new participants, but all are welcome.

    If you are interested in being a coach, but cannot attend the meeting, please e-mail me at and we can discuss the event you are interested in coaching. WESO hosts a meeting for coaches, which is scheduled for the evening of January 30, 2019 at Pioneer.

    October Community Meeting / Q&A

    Our October Community Meeting - over coffee! - took place this past Thursday. Thanks to all the parents to submitted questions to discuss and/or who attended! Notes are posted to the A2STEAM PTO Facebook page for anyone who wants an update but was unable to attend in person (via If you are not on Facebook but want the notes, just e-mail us at and we can send them your way.

    Winter seems to have come early this year!

    Please send your child to school with warm weather gear and LABEL it with their last name. (If your family needs assistance with getting cold weather items like gloves, snow pants, or boots, please talk to Stacey Szuszman or one of the principals.)

    Water Testing in AAPS

    Click here to learn more about this initiative from the Superintendent's office: Water Testing in AAPS