Dear Allen Families,
We hope you had a wonderful break with family and friends! It was great to see so many Allen Eagles return to school this morning. We would like to say thank you to the families who have sent in items to help us replenish our clothes closet. If, in the coming weeks, you have additional items to send in, that would be great. We can definitely use the gently used sweatshirts, pants, leggings, and t-shirts (long or short-sleeved) in all sizes. We appreciate your support, so we have items that students can use when their clothes get extra muddy and wet or if a bathroom accident has happened.
This communication will cover the following topics:
When to Keep Your Child Home
This time of year we begin to see an increase in colds, the stomach bug, Influenza, and many other illnesses. Many times we hear from families that they weren’t sure when they should keep their child home or they weren’t feeling great but we wanted them to try to make it through the day. Please use the When Should A Child Stay Home From School? to help guide your decision of when to keep your child home from school.
In-District Transfer - Next Window Feb 26th - Mar 29th
Enrollment home page: https://www.a2schools.org/
The next in-district transfer window will open Feb 26th - Mar 29th. This will include the following for elementary school and middle school (it will also include high school as well):
If you applied during the first window for Young 5s, you should hear back prior to this window opening. If you haven’t, please reach out to student accounting at firstname.lastname@example.org as we do not have any placement information at this time.
My Future Fund Information
Eligible 1st-6th grade students attending a public school - like Allen Elementary- will receive a My Future Fund account that includes $25 to start their savings for college and career training through My Future Fund, unless a parent/guardian requests to opt out.
All 1st-6th grade families should complete the Release of Information form by March 19, 2024 to take full advantage of the My Future Fund program benefits, which could include an extra $475 for your child.
Allen is a proud supporter of the My Future Fund program, which is operated by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District in collaboration with the Washtenaw County Government. Please, visit www.myfuturefund.org for more information.
Plastic Free Snack Challenge
Enter our challenge and win fun prizes! The Allen Parent Council’s Greening Committee is organizing a fun, non-competitive Plastic-Free Snack Challenge, for a chance to win fun prizes like movie tickets. The challenge is aimed at inspiring our community to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics and help animals, people, and our environment. From February 26-March 10, students and their families can follow 3 easy steps to enter the challenge:
Details will be sent in next week’s newsletter. For any questions, please contact Sivan (email@example.com).
News from the Art Department
Please enjoy this newsletter from our art teacher, Mrs. Naar! Allen Art Studio Newsletter March. 2024.pdf
Volunteers Needed in PE
The week of March 18th - 22nd, is Golf Week in PE. All students will learn the golf skills of putting, chipping, and pitching with safe, kid-friendly equipment made for the gym. If available to volunteer, please click the link below to sign-up. Please also remember to complete the AAPS Background Check Form. Thank you.
Volunteers are needed for several of our exciting March is Reading Month events!
In this issue:
District Calendar and Important Dates
Allen Assistant Principal
Stella Rodriguez grew up in Ypsilanti while attending school in Ann Arbor. She attended a magnet charter school, the Ann Arbor Learning Community in the early grades, followed by Pattengill Elementary and Tappan Middle School before graduating from Community High School in 2011. - AAPS District News
Emily Stepnick grew up in northwest Ohio before her family relocated to Saline during her high school years. - AAPS District News
Lindsay Ciechanski says if she had had any idea she would be named the UMS/DTE Educator of the Year for 2023, she never would have worn her... - AAPS District News
The Ann Arbor Public Schools has partnered with PowerSchool Enrollment to allow parents to pre-enroll their students online. Please see our Who Can Apply page for more information.