This Week @ A2 STEAM

Posted by Meg Fenech on 11/8/2021

I apologize for the late arrival of this "Sunday" message, I missed the Sunday evening deadline of 9:00 PM. 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHING

If you, or someone you know, is interested in substitute teaching at A2 STEAM or within AAPS, please complete the application at https://account.edustaff.org/apply/   The daily rate of pay is $150.  Long-term (e.g. 12-week or longer) sub positions are compensated at the rate of $200/day.  

DEVICE TAKE-HOME

Thank you to the elementary families who indicated that they’d like their child to take their iPad (or Chromebook) to and from school each day.  If your child is not yet in the habit of taking their device home each day, please reach out to your classroom teacher to communicate this desire and please remind your child as well.  

WINTER ARTS MARKET, SAVE THE DATE DEC. 10-12

It’s BACK!!! Calling all artists, craftspeople, and musicians (BIG and small)!!!

The time is here for our annual Winter Arts Market!  If you are a maker of things, a singer of songs, or a player of instruments, this is YOUR time!  As artists and craftspeople, you will have the opportunity to sell your wares virtually to people within our community and BEYOND! As a musician, you will have the opportunity to present a piece of music of your choice live/virtually during WAM’s opening ceremony! 

Similar to last year’s market, we will be selling our wares in a VIRTUAL artist’s market, in order to make sure we are continuing to keep our community Covid safe. 

Application fee: $25 for all adults, FREE for all A2STEAM students

For more information, please contact Emily Bawol (bawole@aaps.k12.mi.us) or Rachel Jensen (jensenr@aaps.k12.mi.us

STAY TUNED for more information coming THIS WEEK!!!

A2 VIRTUAL INTEREST

Over the last trimester, a few families have 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, 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.

LAST CALL - LOST & FOUND

Tuesday, November 23rd is the last day to pick up missing items from the overflowing Lost and Found. After that, we’ll be donating the leftovers to make room for upcoming winter gear. We encourage everyone, especially MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, to check it out. (Parents - please encourage them to check the L & F!) 

We will roll out the carts to the FRONT of the school at the following times:

  • Weds., Nov. 17th (early release day) 12:45pm to 1:15pm
  • Fri., Nov. 19th - 3:00 - 3:30pm
  • Mon., Nov 22nd - 3:00 - 3:30pm
  • Tue., Nov 23rd - 3:00 - 3:30pm

FROM THE PTO

PTO Community Meeting 

We hope you can join us at our next PTO Community meeting tonight 7:00pm.  Every parent and teacher is automatically a member. 

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/PTOConnect Meeting ID: 944 8923 1307 Passcode: a2steam

Thank you to all families who donated to the picnic table fund.  Six new picnic tables should arrive this week! 

#GIVINGTUESDAY

#GivingTuesday is coming! If you have 3 minutes, please nominate A2 STEAM @ Northside PTO for this giveaway by November 15th here: https://www.signupgenius.com/giveaway?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Creator&utm_campaign=nov-2-giving-tuesday-giveaway 

ON THE HORIZON

11/8 - PTO community meeting at 7:00PM

11/11 - Veterans’ Day 

11/17 - Early release day at 12:48PM

11/23 - Report cards will be emailed home

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

12/9 - Virtual Expo!! 

12/10 - 12/12 - Winter Arts Market

AAPS ‘21-’22 Calendar