This Week @ A2 STEAM

Posted by Meg Fenech on 11/1/2021

PICTURE RETAKES THIS FRIDAY
If you would like your child to retake their school photo, your child must return their photo packet this Friday.  Students who want retakes will be called from class for a new photo - parents do not need to sign up for anything in advance, but be sure your child is aware.   If your child missed picture day, you can access the online order form at https://orders.schoolpictures.com or order by phone at 1-800-482-0321 

LABEL YOUR WINTER ITEMS

Now that gloves, hats, and other winter gear is starting to come to school, PLEASE label the items with your child’s name.  Thank you! 

SPARE CLOTHES

For all that have generously donated clothing to the school office, we thank you!   We are all set on clothing for now, the only items that we will continue to accept are kids pants sizes 4, 5, and 6.  Pants that have a stretchy waistband are preferred.  Thank you again. 

DRAMA CLUB 

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join the Drama Club.  You can access all the information in this flyer.  Be sure to mark your calendar for the meeting on Nov. 4th. 

A2 VIRTUAL VILLAGE: A MESSAGE FROM THEIR PRINCIPAL

Over the past trimester, I have had conversations with some families that expressed interest in exploring online instruction that is offered through the A2 Virtual Village.  While we’d love to keep your child here at A2 STEAM, but families have an opportunity to adjust their enrollment selection for the second trimester. As you consider your options, please note that enrollment in online programs is based on available space. 

More information about the online programs is available on the A2 Virtual Village website.  You are welcome to email any questions that you may have to a2velementary@a2schools.org.

Click HERE to express your interest in enrolling your child in an online class by Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  

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

  • 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 

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 

ON THE HORIZON

11/2 - No School, Election Day

11/4 - Holiday's Restaurant fundraiser 

11/17 - Early release, dismissal at 12:48PM

11/23 - Report cards will be emailed home

11/24 - 11/26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

12/9 - Virtual Expo!! 

AAPS ‘21-’22 Calendar