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Pittsfield Parent Teacher Organization

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    Family Movie Night - Please feel free to bring in your returnable bottles and cans to movie night as a donation to our PTO. And as we know, these can get rather yucky, so please help ensure that they are rinsed and dry when you bring them in. Also, looking for volunteers to help out with the returns. Thanks!

    Movie Night at Pittsfield

    Raptor Visitor Information System: As part of the Ann Arbor Public School’s commitment to student safety, every school in the district is instituting a new visitor management check-in system at the main entrance greeter desk or in the front office.

    To help us keep track of who is in our schools during the school day we ask that you present your identification, either a driver’s license or identification card when you visit the school. If you don’t have an identification card the Office Professional or Community Assistant at the high schools will assist you. Once you have presented your identification the first time you will be in the system and will no longer need to present your ID for future visits. This is true for visits to other AAPS schools as well.

    The system creates a visitor badge for you to wear while you are visiting the school. Please remember to check out at the office or desk where the badge was issued upon completion of your visit. The visitor management system also checks your identification against the national sex offender database.

    The benefits of a visitor management system for our schools include:

    • Up-to-date information about who is in our schools, where they are and the time they entered, especially important during any type of emergency drill or actual emergency situation.
    • Creates customized visitor badges with photos to easily identify visitors, contractors, volunteers, parents.

    • Provides instant and accurate screening off the national sex offender registry and custom alerts for custody restrictions, banned visitors, etc.

    While the district must comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Children’s Internet.

    Protection Act (CIPA), due diligence was conducted to ensure visitor’s Personal Identifiable.

    Information (PPI) is secure. Note that the cost for the selected system comes as part of the Michigan State Police School Security grant that AAPS received, the second largest grant award in the state. We are pleased to provide another layer of security for our students and staff during the school day.

    Bus Tracker

    The Ann Arbor Public Schools is excited to share news with those students and parents that utilize district-provided bus service. Our school bus partner, Durham School Services has provided an application, Bus Tracker, that allows parents and guardians to view the location of their child(ren)’s bus in real-time with relationship to their assigned bus stop. This application is available through a web browser or the app stores. Bus Tracker enables parents and guardians to view multiple stops on an assigned route, including the scheduled arrival time for each stop. The service is free of charge to parents/guardians and provided at no additional cost to the school districts serviced by Durham School Services. Use of the application is voluntary. For more information, to sign-up and create your secure login, or to use the application on your smartphone or web browser, please go to:

    www.durhamschoolservices.com/durhambustracker

    https://m.durhambustracker.com/secure/login

    If you have any questions regarding the Bus Tracker application, please contact Tim VanDongen at (734) 994-2330 ext 54118.

    For technical support, please contact bustracker@a2schools.org

    Box Tops: Time to start the transition friends! Please download the app to your phone and scan those receipts! I will be honest, I'm struggling to remember! But I'm trying! I'm so used to clipping - and you can still clip them out of boxes. They will continue to count those as they phase out the ones we have used in the past. To learn more watch this helpful video: https://youtu.be/Hh94b2BvFK4

    Pittsfield Garden - Last year 80 students were part of the Pittsfield Garden Club and cultivated a beautiful space full of vegetables and flowers. Follow us at facebook.com/pittsfieldgarden And Instagram @pittsfield.garden

    Questions? Email Karen Hulsebus at pittsfield.community.garden@gmail.com

     Restaurant Nights

    • Every Tuesday In November - Chili's - See Flyer
    • Thursday, December 19th, 2019 - Noodles & Co - 4-8p. See Flyer

       

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