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    October 26, 2020

    Dear Allen Families,

    We are preparing for another round of distribution days that will include Art kits for all students, the second math journal, recorders and musical instruments for 4th and 5th graders.  I will announce those dates as soon as we have confirmation that all materials have arrived at the building. 

    Outgrown Allen Gear or Outdoor Clothing

    Based on parent survey results, The Ann Arbor Public Schools made the decision to no longer hold the morning meeting session on Wednesday.  Last week was our last Wednesday morning meeting.  We will continue with Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning meetings at their normal start time of 8:10 AM.

    Therefore, this Wednesday 10/27 and all Wednesdays to follow your child will participate in asynchronous learning opportunities.

    Last week you should have received communication from the Ann Arbor Public Schools about upcoming assessments we will be administering in accordance with Public Act 149, section 98a.

    I want to assure you that this should not be in a stressful event for your child.  K-1 students will engage in typical assessments that will be embedded in their instruction. Students in grades 2-5 taking the NWEA assessments with their teacher will have a practice session before testing. Generally, we find our students easily complete online testing as they are use it. 

    These assessments are being administered in a brief two-week window across the district that closes November 6th. At Allen Elementary we have thoughtfully planned a schedule that will minimize the interference of your home learning plans and maximize our instruction time. We anticipate completing the majority of these assessments this week. You can expect to hear more specific details from your child’s classroom teacher. 

    A special request…especially, during this time of assessments, we ask that you move far away (even the next room) from your child.  This gives teachers the opportunity to truly assess what your child knows.  We are also making this request so that your child may grow in his/her independence.   Thank you for your consideration.

    Most importantly, thank you to you and your family for working so hard and collaboratively with us in this challenging time.

    Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Kindly,

    Laura Wolf

    Allen Principal

    This fall students will engage in taking district common assessments. The details are still being worked out and organized for implementation online. Students in grades 3-5 will take the NWEA assessment as they have in the past. Students in grades K-2 will take other local common assessments. There will be more details to follow, the information will be shared as soon as possible.

     


    WELCOME to our NEW PRINCIPAL

    MS. LAURA WOLF

    It is truly a privilege and an honor to be returning to the Allen School community.  I am so excited to get to know all of our students and families over the coming days and weeks.  

    To our students, I cannot wait to meet and connect with you!  I hope you are reading this summer and spending time with your families.  I look forward to meeting you online in the near future.  

    To our families, while I know there are so many uncertainties as we return to school virtually during a pandemic, please know we will be steadfast in working alongside you to provide the engaging and robust teaching and learning opportunities you have come to expect from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.   

    You will hear more from us soon welcoming you to the virtual return to school for the 2020-21 school year.   


    Congratulations Allen Eagles

    We raised $2000.00 to help the Koala Hospital! 

    Koala

     


      

    Mrs. Groves (one of our Exceptional 4th Grade Teachers) created a wonderful video of our staff to share with you and your Eagles!

    From our Allen family to yours, we miss you dearly and we hope you have a wonderful Spring Break!


      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.


    2017 National Blue Ribbon School

    2017 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD WINNER!! 

    Allen Elementary School was named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.

    Please click on the link below to see the video of the award being given in Washington D.C.

    National Blue Ribbon Ceremony

    If you would like to see the video of Allen Elementary School celebrating the acceptance of the National Blue Ribbon, please click on the link below.

     National Blue Ribbon Assembly 

    The link below will show you just some highlights of our assembly.

    National Blue Ribbon Assembly Highlights

     

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