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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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  • 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 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.

    December 19, 2018


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    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:

    After School in the New Year!

    Once again, AAPS Rec & Ed is offering several after school classes focused on fun, learning, movement, and discovery. Registration is now open, and spots are filling fast! Please see class options below, and visit Rec & Ed after school classes for details. For scholarship information, click here.

    Visit our Extracurricular Programming section to learn more about our offerings for the new year:

    • Beginning/Intermediate Chess: Winter
    • Beginning/Intermediate Chess: Early Spring
    • 3D Art Lab
    • Kid Yoga
    • Robotics 2
    • Little Medical School
    • Spanish Chinese

    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.

    A2 STEAM Lego Wall

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    A group of 4th grade students designed and built a Lego Wall for student use as a PBL project with Mrs. Stidham this term. We are hoping to have the students begin using this in January as a sensory break, calming activity or reward/incentive. However, we are in need of MORE Legos! If you have any old Lego blocks, baseplates, figures, etc that you would be willing to donate to A2 STEAM, please bring them to the main office. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Mrs. Stidham.

    Want to sing, play ukulele, and learn hand chimes?

    Join the Northside Community Chorale!

    3:30-5:00 pm
    at the Northside Community Church
    February 6- March 13

    *Performance on Sunday, March 17th in the morning*

    We are a musical ensemble focused on inclusion, social justice, and musicianship. Every musician will sing, play ukulele, and hand chimes. All 4th-6th graders are invited to sign up!

    Please email Kara Huckabone with any questions at
    Sign up by emailing Kara or filling out this google form


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    City of Ann Arbor 2019 Deer Management Program Details Announced

    Select City of Ann Arbor parks, nature areas and certain university properties will be closed daily Jan. 2-27, 3 PM- midnight, during the City of Ann Arbor deer management program’s lethal removal of up to 150 deer. Within our A2 STEAM neighborhood this includes Cedar Bend/Island Park, Leslie Park Golf Course, and Leslie Woods Nature Area.

    For more details and complete listing of effected parks, visit Rec & Ed.

    Safety Reminder

    Please remember to watch out for all pedestrians especially during drop off and pick up times.

    Clothing Needs

    The Main Office needs the following clothing to lend to students in need:

      • Sweat pants sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
      • Underwear sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
      • Warm Mittens or Gloves
      • Snow Pants sizes 5, 6, 7, 8

    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.

    If you are interested in being a coach, but could not 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.

    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