This Week @ A2 STEAM

Posted by Meg Fenech on 10/24/2021

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS DEADLINE
Please refer to my emails sent to gr. 6-8 families on 10/18 and 10/25 with reminders and information about Season 2 athletics and clubs.  The deadline to sign-up is tomorrow - Monday, October 25th.   As always, please check out our website for calendars, links, and information.  We hope you encourage your child to sign up for extracurriculars this year.  Middle School is a great time to try new sports, clubs, and friend groups.  

HALF-DAY THIS FRIDAY

We have just two half-days this school year - Friday, October 29th and Friday, June 10th. We will dismiss at 10:47AM.  Grab and go lunches will be available on carts located where kids grab their breakfast bags. Please be sure to tell your child if you’d like them to grab a to-do lunch bag.

IMPORTANT HEALTH REMINDERS

A child should not return to school until 24 hours of no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications.  Not sure what to do if your child is feeling ill?  Remember to consult: When Should a Child Stay Home? and the AAPS COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, Fall 2021 

SPIRIT WEEK - FLYER

  • Monday, October 25th - A2 STEAM spirit day (wear your spirit gear or blue & orange)

  • Tuesday, October 26th - Sports Team or College spirit day 

  • Wednesday, October 27th - TIE-DYE day

  • Thursday, October 28th - Wacky Hat or hair day

  • Friday, October 29th - PAJAMA DAY!  

      (Note: At A2 STEAM we leave Halloween costumes at home. )

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

The Virtual Parent Support Fair held at the October PTO Council meeting provided parents and caregivers with the opportunity to learn about and meet with representatives from the following community organizations.

  • Ann Arbor/ Washtenaw BIPOC Moms+ Facebook Group

  • Ann Arbor Parents of People Who Are Trans

  • Arab American Advisory Group

  • Asian Pacific Islander South Asian/American Parent Advisory Group (APISA/A)

  • Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education (AAPAC)

  • Black Student Parent Support Group

  • Community Centers: Bryant

  • Mentor2Youth

  • NNMG Food Allergic Families of Ann Arbor

  • National Alliance for Mental Health

  • PFLAG Ann Arbor (Support, Education, & Advocacy for LBGTQ+ people and their families)

  • Washtenaw Literacy (LIFT)

For information about each group including contact information and volunteer opportunities, please see the link below.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/1WJ5Xgeabnd6TegZJZMdj3pNS1wkKyjSn/edit?usp=docslist_api&filetype=mspresentation 

A2 STEAM DIRECTORY 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12bHvR12XIZrxK7fU8gCu4FdyaSXKQcx5Y_d_3Lnh7vE/edit?usp=sharing

If you’d like to add your student, there are 2 steps. 

  1. Fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1blqIRO0ZIVHfRsMByq12qd5Yeox7hJkE4xE-vLXno8s/edit?ts=61489598

  2. Email carriebank@gmail.com to let her know you’ve filled out the form. 

 

FROM THE PTO

DINE TO DONATE

We hope you can participate in this year’s first Dine to Donate. ALL DAY on Thursday, November 4th, Holiday’s Restaurant on Stadium Blvd. will donate 15% of their earnings back to our school’s PTO  if you mention A2 STEAM! You can order in the restaurant or to go, just make sure to mention our school! Tell your friends!  FLYER.  

ON THE HORIZON

10/29 - Half day for K-5 & K-8 schools,  dismissal at 10:47AM (Bagged to-go lunches available)

11/2 - No School for AAPS (Election day)

11/5 - Picture Retakes

AAPS Calendar for 2021-2022