This Week @ A2 STEAM

Posted by Meg Fenech on 11/14/2021

APPRECIATION

Thank you to the PTO for the donation of picnic tables and to the parents (Mr. Hollander, Mr. Misch, & Ms. Bednar) and student (Thor) who helped assemble them on Friday.  I am also so appreciative of this school community for their grace and understanding during remote days.  We have additional subs signed up to support A2 STEAM, so I am very optimistic we will be safely staffed moving forward. 

MORNING SUPERVISION

Please do not drop off your children before and leave them unattended before 8:00AM.  Staff supervision starts at 8:00AM. 

LIVE QUARANTINE LEARNING SUPPORT

Live Quarantine Learning Support is available to families to support continuity of learning for elementary and secondary students during short term quarantine or extended illness. Students may elect to join daily, grade level or content-specific live video conferencing hosted by AAPS Learning Facilitators.

Quick Link to Access Live Quarantine Learning Support

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

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 

Application/Sign-up DUE November 23rd HERE

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

A2 VIRTUAL INTEREST - LAST CALL

 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. 

LOST & FOUND WILL BE DONATED SOON!

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

COVID 19 VACCINATION CLINICS - THIS WEEK!

AAPS  will begin COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics this week. These clinics are through MDHHS but we will now have some AAPS staff there to help manage the flow.

  • All clinics run 4-7 pm in the cafeterias.

    • Nov 16 at Pioneer High School

    • Nov 18 - Huron  High School

    • Nov 23-  Pioneer High School

    • Nov 30 - Pioneer High School

    • Dec 2 -  Huron High School

Letters and permission forms in English and five languages are available through this google folder: All information is also available on the AAPS website: https://www.a2schools.org/Page/17992 

FROM THE PTO

Holiday gifts for teachers & staff

Be on the lookout for an email from your child’s classroom/homeroom class parent concerning teacher holiday gifts. The PTO will be collecting donations for gifts for all of the special area teachers, support staff, front office staff, lunchroom staff, and everyone else who works so hard to help this school run.

ON THE HORIZON

11/17 - Early release day at 12:48PM 

11/23 - K-5 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