Friday, September 8, 2017

Welcome 2017/2018

Dear STEAM Families,

The PTSO will be communicating via bi-weekly newsletter along with the school for a one stop shop communication source.  Please submit all PTSO newsletter entries to vpkarl@a2steampto.org by the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.



*Next PTSO Meeting Friday October 13, 8:20am - 9:30 in the Multi Purpose Room.  This will be our first STEAMing hot coffee morning meeting of this school year.




Spirit Wear Store is finally here!!! 
Click on the link below:

Volunteer

Looking to get more involved in your child's school?  Aside from attending our monthly PTSO meetings look no further, there are many ways you can share your talents. Click on the link to sign up for one or more of our awesome activities. 


Important Dates

PTSO STEAMing Hot Coffee Meeting Friday October 13 8:20am MPR

A2gether Fall Festival Friday October 20


Store Rewards
Store Rewards are a easy and highly effective means of fundraising in support of STEAM.  Just by creating an account and assigning it to STEAM @ Northside you can help to raise thousands of dollars

*Must be renewed yearly

*Must shop at amazon.smile in order for money

*Must be renewed quarterly


How to contact your PTSO Executive Board

Dani Parker Co-President dani.copresident@a2steampto.org
Tonya Huffman Co-President tonya.copresident@a2steampto.org
Karl Dinkleman Vice President vpkarl@a2steampto.org
MaryRose Flanigan Secretary maryrose.secretary@a2steampto.org
Aaron Reifler Treasurer aaron.treasurer@a2steampto.org
Beth Grzelak PTOC Representative  bethgrzelak@gmail.com











Thursday, June 15, 2017

End of the year information

Announcing 2017-2018 PTSO Executive Board:

Dani Parker Co-President
Tonya Huffman Co-President
Karl Dinkleman Vice President
Mary Flanigan Secretary
Aaron Reifler Treasurer
Beth Grzelak PTOC Representative
We would still like to have one more treasurer.  Please email president@a2steampto.org for inquires  

Thank you Robyn Sorensen for creating new STEAM traditions and helping to continue existing ones as well.  You will me missed and thank you to your family for all of their support this year!

Please click on the link to preview the 2017-2018 Approved PTSO Budget

Other news -

New Principal

In a message from Jazz Parks Executive Director, Middle Level Education for Ann Arbor Public Schools - Please look for an email Friday, June 16 naming the new leader for STEAM!  If you are able, please join us Monday, June 19 from 5pm-6:30pm in the Media Center for a brief meet and greet with the new principal. There will be other days throughout the summer to meet your new STEAM principal, if you are unable to join us Monday, June 19.  We look forward to transition and introductory activities that will be planned during the summer months to provide opportunities to get acquainted with the new principal. 

Gaga Pits

Hooray! The gaga pit has been moved off the basketball court on to the grass area near the trees. 

The PTSO purchased a second gaga pit for the lower grades k-2 and has arrived this week! (we will need help putting this together in the near future)  The PTSO would like to take the opportunity to announce that this will be in dedication to Kate Lewit our school Physical Education teacher.

Thank you Kate for over 30 years in Ann Arbor Public Schools!!

Summer Kickoff

We had a very big turnout and thank you to all who volunteered! 



Cross Country Kids

Another successful season of Cross Country Kids has come to an end.  Thank you to Andrea Wilkerson who has worked extremely hard to keep this Northside tradition going.



Store Rewards

Please remember to hold on to your Boxtops and renew your Kroger, Buschs, Target and Amazon Smiles Store Rewards!  Most stores require you to renew every quarter and these are great and easy ways to help out STEAM.  It really does add up $$$

Please remember this is your PTSO, if you have any feedback, advice, or problem we, the executive board are here for you!  We'll see you in September!!



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer Kickoff

Summer Kickoff!!!!!!!!!

2017 A2 STEAM SUMMER KICKOFF, Sunday June 11th from 5-7:30 p.m.
We're hosting a kickball tournament + Free Ice Cream For The Students + Ray's Red Hot's ($) + DJ Nicole FreshMyint!
We need volunteers to pickup & deliver ice cream, setup the event, sign people in, sell tix, kick the ball, scoop the sweet stuff and clean-up! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0948a8ad28a7f49-calling1
Any questions feel free to call Robyn at 312-662-8613 or email volunteer@a2steampto.org


THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! 
YOU'VE HELPED OUR KIDS HAVE A GREAT YEAR AT A2STEAM!






We raised our goal of $20,000!!!
Thank you STEAM Community!!!


Samantha Cover who is a STEAM parent created this link for our community to view from the event!  Thank you Samantha for the stunning photos!




Next PTSO General Meeting Monday June 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Multi Purpose Room
Please click the link provided to view the proposed 2017/2018 PTSO Budget https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15cJNoNchNgc32BLLV93NSxzsGS7t9eEevx7E4st0lRg/edit?usp=sharing

Update on the New Principal hire -
Round 3 for interview panel will commence this Thursday June 1.


Don't Forget!!!


BOOK SWAP COLLECTION HAPPENING NOW!

The Book Swap will take place the last week of school:
Monday, June 12: 6-7-8
Tuesday, June 13: K-1-2
Wednesday, June 14: 3-4-5

Spring BookBOGO Sale!
This year we will host our first-ever Buy One Get One (BOGO) Fair! The BOGO sale will run for one-day only on Wednesday, June 7th from 8:00-4:30pm in the Multi Purpose Room!









Monday, May 22, 2017

Color Run Was a Success!!!!!



Our First Color Run
has raised $19,984!!!!
Just $15 under our $20,000 goal!!!!
Way to go STEAM Community, your PTSO thanks you for support! This money will fund next years field trips, expo costs, classroom grants, social events and so much more

Classroom winners will be broadcast during afternoon Tuesday announcements. 
Be sure to ask your student who won!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors:

Joe Tiberi of Farm Bureau Insurance for purchasing all of the Ice Pops and the new PTSO tent

LaVida Massage Plymouth Road




PTSO General Meeting Thursday May 25, 6:00-7:30 agenda will include PTSO 2017-2018 budget and Executive Board members:

Dani Parker Co-President
Tonya Huffman Co-President
Karl Dinkleman Vice President
Mary Flannigan Secretary
Aaron Reiffler Treasurer
Beth Lee PTSO Representative

Don't Forget:
Book Fair -
Spring BOGO Sale!
This year we will host our first-ever Buy One Get One (BOGO) Fair! The BOGO sale will run for one-day only on Wednesday, June 7th from 8:00-4:30pm!

In order to make it run smoothly, we need the help of many volunteers! Visit the Scholastic Book Fair site and pick a time to help out. 

Proceeds from the fair will be used to supplement our Summer Reading Program at A2 STEAM. 

Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser!



Summer Kick-off -
Join us for our first A2 STEAM Summer Kick-off !  Sunday, June 11th from 5-7pm we're having a kickball tournament with food, music, prizes and more!  Contact Robyn at
volunteer@a2steampto.org if you'd like to be a team captain, referee or part of the organizing committee.  (this is in place of Ice Cream Social)

BoxTops -
Please turn in to your students Teacher by June 1




Thursday, May 11, 2017



COLOR FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!!! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e45a5a62fa5f49-color
Registration has been extended to May 16, 2017!!! Cash and Check donation forms are in the schools office for anyone who may not want to use the site.  For those who would like to use the site and create their student/s own fundraising page please visit http://grouprev.com/colorfunruna2steam

Book Fair -
Spring BOGO Sale!
This year we will host our first-ever Buy One Get One (BOGO) Fair! The BOGO sale will run for one-day only on Wednesday, June 7th from 8:00-4:30pm!

In order to make it run smoothly, we need the help of many volunteers! Visit the Scholastic Book Fair site and pick a time to help out. 

Proceeds from the fair will be used to supplement our Summer Reading Program at A2 STEAM. 

Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser!

Lost and Found -
The School Lost n Found will be available until next Friday, May 19th, same day as the Color Run!  Parents and students: please collect your belongings, anything remaining will be donated to the PTO Thrift shop.  We also need 2 or 3 parent volunteers to help wash and bring the leftover clothing to the shop, please email Robyn at volunteer@a2steampto.org if you can help.
Summer Kick-off -
Join us for our first A2 STEAM Summer Kick-off !  Sunday, June 11th from 5-7pm we're having a kickball tournament with food, music, prizes and more!  Contact Robyn at
volunteer@a2steampto.org if you'd like to be a team captain, referee or part of the organizing committee.  (this is in place of Ice Cream Social)


Friday, April 28, 2017

COLOR FUN RUN



Our goal is $20,000 and we are well on our way at just under $3,000! Please be sure to check the school lobby fundraiser thermometer for regular updates!
Visit the link from the above flyer:



YEAR BOOKS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 5-  Year Book orders are due by 5/5. You can order online at https://www.schoolpictures.com/


Sinking Fund Millage - Don't forget to vote May 2!  For a comprehensive description please click on the link provided: http://www.a2schools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=11683



Join in the spring A2 STEAM Bike to School Day to encourage and
support young people to bike to school!

A2 STEAM Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
 (Rain date Thursday, May 4)

All bikers are invited to arrive at the back of school near snack table at 7:55 am for a group photo!
Bike Route Planning: The National Center for Safe Routes to School provides helpful information, including safe route planning, at walkbiketoschool.org/. Please consider planning a group walk or bike with other families in your neighborhood.

Bike Safety: Parents/guardians are responsible for children’s safety traveling between home and school, so please accompany your young bikers to school.  All children must have a helmet and a bike lock. A2 STEAM is not responsible for unsecured bikes. Please do not leave bikes at school overnight.  Let your bus driver know if your child won’t be riding. PARENTS: BE A GOOD EXAMPLE—USE CROSSWALKS, SIDEWALKS AND WEAR A HELMET!

Looking for Volunteers: Five Parents/Grandparents/Guardians are needed to be stationed at key crosswalks and corners to help our students safely cross the streets and we are looking for 9 volunteers to help with snacks, stickers and incentives.
Please sign-up here to volunteer.

Questions? John Beeson, emailme0617@yahoo.com - WBTS Day coordinator OR Nicole Chardoul, nicolechardoul@gmail.com - Safe Routes to School co-coordinator

Tips and tricks for riding with kids: Riding with kids slows you down, and that’s not a bad thing. Beyond creating future bike riders, ingraining street skills, and engaging in physical activity, biking with kids is fun. Here’s how to make the most of it.  
http://pfb.peopleforbikes.org/take-a-brake/coasting-with-kids/


Teacher Appreciation Week -  To say thank you to our teachers we have something planned for each school day next week:


Monday - Goodie Bags "Open in case of the Mondays" provided by the PTSO will be distributed in the a.m.
Tuesday - No School
Wednesday - Luncheon provided by the PTSO
Thursday - Thankful Thursday - Room Parents were given these forms as an idea of thoughtful sentiment to show appreciation but if they have something in mind already then that's great, go room parent go!  http://frugalnovice.com/2015/04/gift-ideas-and-a-free-printable-for-teacher-appreciation-week/#more-10949
Friday - "We Donut Know What We'd Do Without You!"  Donuts & Coffee from Washtenaw Dairy provided by the PTSO


Book Fair -

Spring BOGO Sale!
This year we will host our first-ever Buy One Get One (BOGO) Fair! The BOGO sale will run for one-day only on Wednesday, June 7th from 8:00-4:30pm!

In order to make it run smoothly, we need the help of many volunteers! Visit the Scholastic Book Fair site and pick a time to help out. 

Proceeds from the fair will be used to supplement our Summer Reading Program at A2 STEAM. 

Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser!