This Week @ A2 STEAM

Posted by Meg Fenech on 9/26/2021


If you need to change your child’s typical pickup plan on any given day, be sure to call the office 994-1958 if it’s later than noon.  DO NOT email your child’s teacher in the afternoon and expect teachers to read their emails before dismissal. When we receive a call in the office we get the message to the classroom teacher.  


We are trying to avoid indoor recess/lunch when there’s a mist or drizzle outside so please be sure your family is in the habit of checking the weather and packing accordingly.  It is also a good idea to have a change of clothes in your child’s backpack, even if they are in upper elementary school.  On the horizon we may organize a donation or collection of outdoor clothing so that all kids are prepared for rain and snowy conditions.   


Please take a moment to fill out the Directory and Permission to Publish form, it is important that all families fill out this form by tomorrow night: 


Ms. Bell's Personal Finance class has been working hard to prepare for the reopening of our school store, The Phoenix Nest.  We will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays right after school from 3:20-3:35.  We are located between the first and second floors on the landing near the library.  We have a lot of awesome merchandise including gel pens, stickers, puzzle erasers and fidgets, just to name a few.  Come by and check it out!  We look forward to seeing you soon! 


If it helps with future planning, these are the early release dates for the year - October 20th, November 17th, January 26th, February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th.  The only half-days this year are October 29th and June 10th. 


10/1 - We Are A2 STEAM (outdoor) Family Event (5-7pm)

10/6 - Count day (please try to be present)

10/11  - PTO meeting, 7pm

10/20 - Early release at 12:48PM (lunch will be served) 

10/29 - Half day, dismissal at 10:47AM

AAPS Calendar for 2021-2022 



We’d love to have you join us at our next PTO Community Meeting. Monday, October 11th at 7pm on Zoom. 

All parents and teachers are members of the PTO. Password: a2steam 


We’re off to a great start with this year’s Fall Donations Drive, thank you to those who donated already! If you haven’t yet, we invite you to do so either online or by cash/check. Every single dollar helps fund Expos, PBL, art and maker space consumables, Disability Awareness Day and much, much more.   


Cash/Check (made out to A2 STEAM @ Northside PTO): have your student get it to their teacher or the office in an envelope marked “PTO.” 

We Are A2 STEAM Fall Festival

We hope to see you and your family at our upcoming “We Are A2 STEAM” Fall Festival on October 1st, 5pm to 7pm on the big playground. Bring a picnic and a blanket.  

Heritage-sharers and Volunteers needed, sign up here:

More information is here:

LABELING and the Lost & Found

PLEASE LABEL all your student’s items with their last name (especially sweatshirts, water bottles, and lunch boxes), then we can return their items if they are lost. Tell your student to check the L&F in the MPR (lunchroom) if they’re missing something. 


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