Bach Elementary School is a warm, close knit community of learners!
Here at Bach, we are thankful to have so many wonderful experiences for learning and growing together.
Through service projects, like 4th grade Service Squad consisting of 25 4th graders who learn leadership skills through daily activities such as Library Helper, Kindergarten Helper, and Teacher’s Helper, to our cross-grade level Buddies, which pairs students for weekly activities centered on literacy, math, science, and the environment, to our 5th grade safety patrol members who help our families safely cross our streets. We are truly a community devoted to helping one another. We are also in our 16th year of the Trailblazers mentor program with 4th and 5th graders. Pioneer students come to school daily to assist their student with schoolwork. The program was established at Lawton School and has been recognized as an outstanding program by the Michigan Education Association.
Here at Bach, we also have fun sharing experiences together. All 5th graders attend YMCA Storer Camps for four days in the spring. This outdoor education experience is completely funded through student fundraising and parent donations. We also enjoy all-school assemblies throughout the year sharing and celebrating with each other what we have learned and accomplished. Walking fieldtrips to the Ann Arbor Library, Farmers Market, Hands on Museum, etc, occur according regularly according to grade level, along with our end of the year Field Day!
We are truly a strong Bach Family with lots of opportunites to come together. Some of our special school events include: Bach Heritage Festival or Brrr Fest (alternate years), Parent Involvement Day, Movie Nights, Science Night, March is Reading Month (which includes Family Reading Night), All School Slide Show, Ice Cream Social, Field Day, grade level plays/musicals, twice yearly book fairs, Walk-A-Thon, All School Talent Show and YMCA Camp Storer (5th grade).
One thing is for sure, it is great to be a Bach Bengal!