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  •  WEEKLY MESSAGE!!

    May 16th, 2022

    Dear Allen Families,

    This communication will cover the following topics:

    • Art in the Park - June 1st
    • Final Space Available In-District Transfer / School of Choice Window Now Open
    • NWEA
    • Calendar Updates
    • Super Summer Success
    • Bikeapalooza - May 22nd

    Art in the Park - June 1st

    Please join us for our outdoor Art Gallery, on Wednesday, June 1 from dismissal until 6:00pm on the grassy area near the playground.  All students will have an art board on display, and Mrs. Conner will have a scavenger hunt for attendees while they enjoy the art show. 

    Final Space Available In-District Transfer and School of Choice Window Now Open

    The final space-available In-District Transfer window, and the School of Choice Window, is open through May 31st. 

    The office will be reaching out to some families that need to fill out applications for next school year (if you moved during this school year). 

    If you have any questions, please call the office at 734-997-1210

    Space Available In-District Transfer

    School of Choice

    NWEA

    Allen’s NWEA testing window starts today, Monday, May 16th, and runs through Thursday, May 26th. For specific testing dates for your student, please refer to your classroom teacher’s newsletter. 

    Calendar Updates

    May 18th is an early release day; the Fun Run will be held from 9:10-11:00 AM, lunch will be served, and the bell will ring at 1:18 PM. 

    May 20th is the Disability Awareness Workshop, which our 4th grade classes participate in every year.

    Looking ahead, there is no school for students or staff on May 30th for Memorial Day.

    Super Summer Success

    The Super Summer Success Program was created to support students with a variety of books to read at home throughout the summer. Research has shown that reading over the summer helps students maintain important literacy skills.  

    If your child is returning to Allen next school year and is currently in Y5-4th grade, you can sign-up for this program.

     Your child will receive a bag of books that they can enjoy over the summer. All books should be returned to Allen in September.

    In order to participate, complete the sign-up form by Friday, May 27, 2022. If you previously tried, and weren’t able to do so, we corrected the link and this should work now. 

    Students will bring their bag of books home during the last week of school. 

    Bikeapalooza

    Downtown Ann Arbor - Sunday, May 22 - 12 noon - 2 pm

    The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting a family friendly educational event in celebration of the progress made on the protected bikeway network in downtown Ann Arbor. The event will feature activities in the surface parking lot at 350 S. Fifth Ave. and four educational stations located along the bikeway. Participants visiting all four stations get a Bikeapalooza t-shirt. Activities include Chalk Art by David Zinn, bike helmet fittings and giveaways by Safe Kids Huron Valley, a new rider clinic and mobile bike repair pop-up hosted by Common Cycle, Switched samples from Blom Meadworks, cargo bike demos by Urban Rider, face painting, City of Ann Arbor Public Works bikeway snowplow display, and our friends from the Ann Arbor District Library, City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability & Innovation and the Transportation Department will also be part of the festivities! We hope you can attend! Here is the Facebook link :  https://bit.ly/3yuNb8S

    Respectfully,

    Laura Wolf

    Allen Principal

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    May 16, 2022

    Allen PC Special Activities

    The Fun Run is coming up THIS Wednesday, May 18th! This is a huge fundraising event that provides funds for field trips, teacher grants, playground equipment and much more! Log on to grouprev.com/FUNRUN22 to donate or start raising funds!  

    Every student who sets up a page will be able to “chalk-the-walk” (and/or the side of the school!) on the day of the Fun Run (Wednesday, May 18th) …

    Plus …

    As we reach school-wide fundraising targets, students will unlock incentives like hat daybackwards daypajama day, and … if we reach our overall goal of $15,000, the teachers will get a chance to flex their water-balloon-toss-skills (as students cheer them on!) in a Teacher Water Balloon Toss Extravaganza! 

    Congratulations to our students for their efforts so far, and earning CrAzY SocK Day last Friday! We have reached our second milestone, and tomorrow will be Backwards day! 

    Thank you in advance for all of your help and support; every contribution is appreciated!

    Other Upcoming Events you can volunteer to help with!

    • Disability Awareness Workshop (May 20th)
    • Field Day (June 3rd)
    • Country Fair (June 10th)

    If you would like to volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Form. You can also read a little about each activity on the website. It’s a great way to get to know your Allen community. Still not sure or have questions? Contact your Allen PC (allenelementarypc@gmail.com).

    Allen PC Fundraising

    • Next Dine to Donate will be May 24th at Noodles and Company
    • Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop - See Flyer below

    Next Allen PC Meeting

    This Thursday, May 19th at 6:00PM (ET) - Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/97709011753


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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 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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