Allen Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Allen Office 734-997-1210

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    Dear Allen Families,

    We are in the final days of the 22/23 school year.  It has been a very memorable year with much to celebrate.  Returning to school wide assemblies and field trips as well as volunteers in the building have been some of the welcome highlights for the year.  We appreciate each and everyone of you who have helped contribute to our school community in small and large ways!  

    We will be collecting student Chromebooks from our Young Fives through 4th grade students over the coming days.  Our 5th grade students will be keeping their Chromebooks and chargers and taking them with them to middle school.  Your child’s classroom teacher will let you know when the Chromebooks and chargers need to be back at school.  Now is a good time to help your student clean up their device by removing all stickers, wiping down the screen and the keyboard.  

    The communication this week will cover the following topics:  

    • Field Day - Prevent Heat Exhaustion
    • Last Day for IDT or SOC Applications!
    • Complete Enrollment or Registration
    • Hiring for Noon Hour
    • News from our Library
    • Nearby Construction 
    • Pandemic P-EBT 
    • Important Dates
    • Parent Council Updates

    Field Day - Prevent Heat Exhaustion

    From Allen Nurse Beth Araujo:

    Tomorrow (Wednesday) is our Field Day, and it is looking to be quite hot outside. Please make sure your child dresses for the hot weather and brings a water bottle to prevent heat exhaustion. Hats with brims (for sun protection) can also help.

    Signs of heat exhaustion include dizziness, thirst, sweating, nausea and weakness of the muscles. Drinking plenty of water, seeking shade when available, and taking breaks as needed are all great ways to fight heat exhaustion. 

    Last Day for IDT or SOC Applications!

    Today is the last day to apply for an In-District Transfer or School of Choice application. Please reference the other emails that have been sent regarding these topics, and let the office know if you have any questions.

    Complete Enrollment or Registration

    Emails have been sent by our Student Accounting department, and these are to complete Enrollment (new students or PreK to K) or Registration (returning students). Look for the email from “” with a subject line of “Ann Arbor Public Schools: Full Enrollment Notification 2023-2024 School Year” OR “Ann Arbor Public Schools: 2023-2024 Online Registration Notification”; if it’s not in your inbox, check your spam folder. 

    We would like to have as many of these completed as soon as possible as this helps us plan for the coming school year. If you have questions, please call the office at 734-997-1210, or email

    Hiring for Noon Hour!

    We are hiring for noon hour for the 23-24 school year. The work hours are approximately 11:00-1:30 but may be adjusted next school year. We are looking for full time as well as part time (working only a couple of days a week).  Please reach out if you our anyone you know may be interested in this work. 

    Thank you in advance for your consideration of helping to recruit for or fulfilling this important role and supporting our students during the lunch period. 

    of books home during the last week of school.

    News from the Library

    We have our final newsletter from the library, which can be found here: LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

    The AADL is hosting a drop-in SUMMER LEARNING LAUNCH at the Mallett's Creek branch on Thursday, June 1st, from 5:30 - 7:00. Allen Librarian Christine Woelmer will be there to help families connect with AAPS resources SORA and PebbleGo. 

    Nearby Construction

    We have been informed by the city that the intersection of Carmel St and Towner Blvd is expected to be closed through at least Thursday, June 1. 

    Pandemic P-EBT

    The Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Program provides food benefits to families with children who were not able to get free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID.  You may hear about this benefit from other schools or in the media.

    First, please read this document specific to Allen Elementary School: John Allen School (3).docx 

    Second, if you believe you qualify, complete the form located here:

    Important Dates

    • May 31st: Field Day
      • 1st/2nd 9:10-10:10
      •  PK, Y5, K 10:15-11:15
      •  3rd/4th 1:10-2:10
      •  5th  2:20-3:20 
    • June 9th: Last Day of School, Half Day dismissal at 11:28 AM

    Kind Regards,

    Laura Wolf

    Allen Principal 

    Parent Council Updates



    Dine to Donate: 

    • Panda Express - Friday June 2nd
      • Order for pickup online via this link to have 28% of your sales to Allen during this National Fundraising event!

    Last Call for Volunteers for Field Day - TOMORROW from 1:10-3:20pm

    • Sign up to help here: May 31 - Field Day
    • Reminder that all volunteers need to have completed a successful background check through this link.


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