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    May PTO Meeting - May 12 from 6:00-7:00 pm via Zoom

    Meeting ID: 928 8197 8282


    The May meeting is our final scheduled meeting of the year, and while so many (SO MANY!) things are different this May, our need to connect remains the same. While none of us know what school will look like in the fall, we are planning ahead as we typically do. We will elect the new board and discuss volunteer opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year. Nominations are open for the board.

    The proposed slate for the 2020-2021 school year board of directors is:

    Co-President 1: Kelly Pfeifer

    Co-President 2: Karen Hulsebus

    Vice-President: Kelli Gase

    Past President: Jason Prince

    Secretary: Krysta December

    Treasurer: Denise Chevalier

    PTOC Rep: Rachel Brichta

    Fundraising Chair: Dawn Keech

    (Plus the principal and one or two teacher representatives; these spots do not require election.)


    Some key open volunteer positions include:

    Fun Run co-coordinator (w/ Dawn Keech)

    Fall Fest co-chairs (2)

    Ice Cream Social co-chairs (2)

    March is Reading Month coordinator

    Hospitality Coordinator (1 or 2)

    Science Olympiad coordinator (1 or 2)

    Please reach out to or if you would like to run for a board position and/or are willing to volunteer for any position! Nominations and volunteers will be accepted during the meeting as well.

    Spanish Translated by Google

    Reunión de PTO de mayo - 12 de mayo de 6: 00-7: 00pm a través de Zoom
    ID de la reunión: 928 8197 8282
    La reunión de mayo es nuestra última reunión programada del año, y aunque muchas cosas (¡MUCHAS!) Son diferentes este mayo, 
    nuestra necesidad de conectarnos sigue siendo la misma. Si bien ninguno de nosotros sabe cómo será la escuela en el otoño, 
    estamos planeando con anticipación como lo hacemos normalmente. Elegiremos la nueva junta y discutiremos las oportunidades de voluntariado 
    para el año escolar 2020-2021.
    Las nominaciones están abiertas para la junta. La lista propuesta para la junta directiva del año escolar 2020-2021 es:
    Copresidente 1: Kelly Pfeifer
    Copresidenta 2: Karen Hulsebus
    Vicepresidente: Kelli Gase
    Ex presidente: Jason Prince
    Secretario: Krysta December
    Tesorera: Denise Chevalier
    Representante de PTOC: Rachel Brichta
    Silla de recaudación de fondos: Dawn Keech
    (Además del director y uno o dos representantes de maestros; estos lugares no requieren elección).
    Algunos puestos clave de voluntariado abierto incluyen:
    Co-coordinador de Fun Run (con Dawn Keech)
    Copresidentes de Fall Fest (2)
    Copresidentes de Ice Cream Social (2)
    Marzo es el coordinador del mes de lectura
    Coordinador de hospitalidad (1 o 2)
    Coordinador de la Olimpiada de Ciencias (1 o 2)
    ¡Póngase en contacto con o si desea postularse para un puesto en la junta y / o está dispuesto a ser 
    voluntario para cualquier puesto! Se aceptarán nominaciones y voluntarios durante la reunión también.

    Important Information

    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:

    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

    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:

    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 And Instagram

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Last Modified on May 11, 2020