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    January 12, 2021

    With the current events unfolding in our country last week and anticipation of inauguration day next week, please know we have shared resources with our staff to support developmentally appropriate conversations and engagement tools.  I want to thank the Allen staff and community for navigating and understanding their community, country and world as we once again witnessed unprecedented historical events last week. Following the riots at the Capitol last week, our staff created safe spaces for children to be present, heard and supported.  At Allen, we remain committed to our core values. We celebrate the diversity of this community, we will continue to ensure that all voices are heard, and we strive to ensure that all people are treated with equal respect. Your support of our staff in their efforts is both necessary and appreciated.  Thank you. 

    We are looking to start the PALS (Peers Achieving Lifelong Success) program at Allen this winter.  We have heard from a few families of students who are interested in participation and are looking for more. If you would like your child to participate in this lunch time program, and have not already contacted us, please complete the quick Allen PALS permission Survey.

    Saturday, January 16th, 12:00 p.m., January Pull Over Prevention Clinic. Huron Valley Democratic Socialists of America and the Masjid Ibrahim Religious Center reprise this Pull Over Prevention Clinic at the Masjid Ibrahim Religious Center, 315 S. Ford Boulevard, Ypsilanti 48197. Mechanic service will be set up on a flat parking lot with plenty of space available between cars if necessary. Tables for other activities/resources will also be set up on an accessible, flat surface. Restroom access TBA. this event provides vehicle maintenance - and so much more! - for FREE.

    Offered will be repair of brake lights, head lights, tail lights, and turn signals. They can check and refill tires and other fluids. Other maintenance, if possible, can also be offered, and will have trained mechanics available for consultations. May not be able to service every car or issue. There will be free food, childcare, and information about community resources. Please see the Facebook Event post HERE. Donations to support this initiative are appreciated!

    Here's a list of possible resources in SE Michigan for Free & Low-Cost Car & Car Repair Resources:

    Low-cost Car and Car Repairs (

    On Monday, January 18th, there will not be school due to the MLK Day observance.  There will be many virtual celebrations that will take place in the community on January 18th. Please refer to this link for the activities taking place virtually at the University of Michigan for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King symposium. 

    One of the listed events is highlighted below and may be of interest to your students as well: 

    Mari Copeny, better known as Little Miss Flint, is a youth activist from Flint, Michigan. She is best known for raising awareness about Flint's ongoing water crisis and fundraising to support underprivileged children in her community and across the country.   Mari is currently 13 years old.  At the age of 8 she wrote a letter to President Barack Obama challenging him to visit Flint to see the crisis first hand.  The letter was published in the Los Angeles Times and confronted the entire country with the reality faced by victims of state negligence. 

    Youth Activism: 

    Lessons from Flint and Beyond  

    Mari Copeny     

    Monday, January 18  2 - 3pm 


    Wishing you all a peaceful week,

    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.    

      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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