This Week @ A2 STEAM

Posted by Meg Fenech on 10/10/2021

A MESSAGE FROM MR. WILLARD/PE

Effort levels in PE have been outstanding! I am so proud of your students for working so hard at being active, getting better at skills and staying engaged.  We are still seeing very few students bringing water bottles to PE.  Let’s double-check back packs for gym shoes too.  Many students have been running in boots and this makes for a very unsafe and muddy experience in PE.  This week move on to Foot Skills so start practicing those soccer-related activities at home to be ready for PE.   

LAST CALL - DIRECTORY PERMISSIONS - DUE TODAY

Please take a moment to fill out the Directory and Permission to Publish form, it is important that all families fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1blqIRO0ZIVHfRsMByq12qd5Yeox7hJkE4xE-vLXno8s/edit?ts=61489598

FIRE DRILLS

In addition to the regularly scheduled fire drills that we practice each fall, we’ve had a few extra drills due to a faulty sensor that has erroneously sounded the fire alarms.  The AAPS Facilities department is going to fix the sensor this week.   On the bright side, our students are well-practiced on quickly exiting the building.  

FROM THE PTO

PTO MEETING TONIGHT

Join us at our PTO Community Meeting. Monday, October 11th at 7pm on Zoom. http://bit.ly/PTOConnect Password: a2steam.  All parents and teachers are members of the PTO.  

HAVE TENT, NEED TABLES

Thanks to the Vaughn and Baumeier-Wright families we have an amazing tent on the grass behind the building. Now we’d love to purchase 8 all-weather picnic tables to put underneath it for our students to enjoy lunch al fresco (outdoors). If you’d like to donate to our Outdoor Picnic Table Fund, head over to our Square site. https://a2steampto.square.site/

Or use your phone to scan this handy QR code!

ROOM PARENTS NEEDED

Are you looking for a way to support your child’s teacher(s)? Sign up to be a Room Parent! Here is the list of staff still looking for helpers. We know parents can’t be inside the building just yet, but there are many other ways to help out. You can email the teacher listed, or our PTO Vice President and Room Parent Coordinator, Kelly Pennuto at kellyekipp@gmail.com

SPIRIT WEAR

All spirit wear was distributed to homerooms on Friday! We look forward to seeing the new (hopefully labeled)  gear around school. 

PARENTS CAN CHECK LOST & FOUND!

Each day from Monday, October 11th through Friday, October 15th, the Lost & Found will be shared on the BACK PATIO of the school so parents and students will have the chance to claim lost items. We urge you to look through the approximately 75 sweatshirts we’ve already collected plus the many water bottles, lunch boxes, and jackets.

Let’s talk about labeling!

Is your student on their way out the door? Use a Sharpie to write their last name on the tag of their sweatshirt and jacket! Or stick a label on their lunchbox and water bottle. We try to return any labeled items to their owners.

Bonus! You can order labels here AND support A2 STEAM at the same time!

Just one returned hoodie will cover your cost. https://mabelslabels.com/en_US/fundraising/support/

ON THE HORIZON

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