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    September 12, 2021  

    Dear Allen Families,

    This communication will cover the following topics:

    • Curriculum Night
    • Arrival 
    • Message from Food Service 
    • After School Rec and Ed Offerings at Allen 
    • NWEA testing Information

    Curriculum Night

    We will be hosting our Virtual 2021-2022 Curriculum Night on September 14th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.  During the evening you will have an opportunity to hear from your child’s classroom teachers and learn more about the instructional content and programming for this school year.  If you are unable to attend, teachers will record a session for you to view at a later time.  Below is the schedule for the evening:

    5:30 PM  Ms. Wolf, Special Area and Support Staff

    6:00 PM  1st Teacher Presentations Classroom Teacher Presentations

    6:30 PM   Repeat Presentations Classroom Teacher Presentations     


    Please make sure you drop your children off as close to the bell as possible (8:45 a.m.).  Adult supervision does not begin until 8:40 am. If you must arrive early, you must wait with your children until building staff arrives at the entrance doors to supervise.   

    If you are dropping your children off in the parking lot, please pull all the way forward in the Driveline lane up to the flag pole area.  This will help us get more vehicles in the parking lot and will reduce the traffic jam on Towner Blvd. when the buses try to enter their drop-off lane. The lower loop is reserved for our 5 buses that need to drop off students.  

    Message from Food Service

    Please see the message below from our Food Service Department. 

    We are thrilled that so many students have opted for the free lunch program available to all students throughout the 2021-2022 school year. Remember this includes breakfast as well!  As a reminder, we must provide milk to students with a fruit or vegetable. The USDA does not allow us to only serve milk alone so please encourage your students to grab lunch or a milk/ fruit/veggie bag!

    You may have noticed the posted menu changes frequently. This is due to issues along the supply chain that negatively impact the availability of many food items we serve. We apologize for the changing menu but we must be nimble and respond to what is available to us to serve, which can change with each delivery we receive. Here is a link to the Food Service page on the website where you can find menus, Free and Reduced Lunch applications and nutrition information. Continue to complete and submit Free and Reduced Lunch applications to be eligible for any related services such as P-EBT cards.

    We thank AAPS families for their patience as we make strides in hiring more food service staff for our schools during this time of nationwide labor shortages.

    Thank you for supporting us in providing tasty and nutritious meals for your students!


    Jill Minnick, Assistant Superintendent, Finance and Operations 

    Liz Margolis, Executive Director, Student & School Safety

    Victoria Davis, Manager, Chartwells

    Fall into After-School!

    AAPS Rec & Ed is excited to offer several after-school classes focused on fun, learning, movement, and discovery. For the health and safety of all participants, the AAPS Covid-19 Protocols will be followed. Registration is now open, and spots are filling quickly! Click on each class option below or visit Many scholarships are available! Please call (734) 994-2300 ext. 0 for details. 

    Offerings at Allen


    Name of Class



    Class ID#

    Mon, 3:48-5:30PM

    Exploration of Drawing and Painting @ Allen




    Tues, 3:48-5:00PM

    A2SO MY Song @ Allen




    Thurs, 3:48-5:30PM

    Be a Nutty Scientist! @ Allen




    Fri, 3:48-5:30PM

    Spanish @ Allen




    NWEA Testing at Allen

    Please see the letter from Dawn Linden, the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning regarding the Fall NWEA testing cycle.  NWEA MAP Parent Letter - Fall 2021  At Allen, we will be taking the NWEA tests the week of October 4th.  

    We look forward to our first full 5 days a week of school in person since March of 2019.  


    Laura Wolf

    Allen Principal

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      Welcome to Allen Elementary

    where we strive to engage, value, and collaborate with all students, parents, and community members in the learning process.

    Allen Elementary School is filled with dedicated and professional staff who strive to create the optimal learning environment for students. All students, staff, and parents are valued members of the Allen community.  

    We take pride in... 

    • Providing a research-based curriculum: Everyday Math and Balanced Literacy                            
    • Ongoing professional development of staff: literacy, math and science education, social and emotional development.
    • Our on-site staff who provide specialized knowledge and skills to support children and teachers.
    • The shared commitment between school and home: Parent Council, School Improvement Team, Spring Open House, Country Fair, Book Fairs, Performances, Chaperones, and Room parents.

    Please come to visit us at Allen. We would love to meet you and show you around our school.


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