Tuesday, April 4, 2017

a2gether Thanking Ms Fitz!!!



Thank you Principal Fitzgibbons for your many years of service.  The picture (above) is a token from your STEAM community and will hold its place on the playground. This Buddy Bench is made of recycled material from a company right here in Michigan dedicated to Joan's legacy at STEAM.   The sixth graders are ready to go with their instructions on how to implement the bench to the younger grades.  It is intended for any child who feels they need someone to play with for any reason, to go sit on the bench and fellow students have a goal to respond in no less than a minute to introduce themselves and invite their friend to come play with them.  

To the parents and PTSO Executive Board who attended the assembly, thank you for your support.  It was definitely a bit emotional saying goodbye (hence the box of tissues). We have had an amazing start at STEAM and we look forward to the future!

Announcements:

Next PTSO General Meeting will be Thursday April 13, 6:00-7:30 in the Multi Purpose Room.

Help Wanted - Fun Run Committee needs volunteers!! This is the schools biggest fundraiser and we need help securing donations/organizing/planning.  Please reply to president@a2steampto.org

Principal Transition Meeting - Thank you to all of the parents that were able to attend the Q & A meeting with Jazz Parks from balas administration. Vice Principal Ed Broom will be in charge of selecting the next 2 parent committees.  If you are interested in being on the committee please email president@a2steampto.org.

PTSO Executive Board Openings

The PTSO 2017-2018 Board has openings for those who would like to make their role an official one.  Several of our members will be returning; 

Dani Parker Co-President
Tonya Huffman (acting Vice President/2017-2018 Co-President)
 Aaron Reifler Co-Treasurer
 Maryrose Flanigan (acting secretary/2017-2018)

Open positions:

Vice President
Co-Treasurer
PTOC Rep 

Duties include attending Monthly Board/Executive Board meetings and help to further create a well rounded education for our STEAM students! Contributing your time is a very rewarding experience.  Please reply with inquiries to president@a2steampto.org  

Thank you to all of this years PTSO Executive Board.  We have worked very hard this year as a team and we have a lot to be proud of!  Great work team!


MiSO - The Middle School Science Olympiad team ended their season at the Hillsdale regional competition. Our 15 person team competed in 23 different STEM related events and came home with many ribbons and medals. 

Event Place  Student                                                                          
Meteorology  1st Mori Ono - Colin Mason 
Dynamic Planet  1st  Mori Ono - Joseph Neamati 
Reach for the Stars-  2nd  Mori Ono - Colin Mason 
Fast Facts 2nd Nishant Domala - Matthew Yeh 
Experimental Design 3rd  Nishant Domala - Matthew Yeh -  Taiyang Suchan
Ecology 4th  Rebecca Cooke
Bottle Rockets 4th Ethan Mascotto -  Mohammadreza Amiri 
Write it Do It 5th  Ethan Mascotto - Mohammadreza Amiri 
Wright Stuff 5th Elan Kluger - Taiyang Suchan 
Anatomy and Physiology 5th Rebecca Cooke 
Crime Busters 6th  Corbin Webb Adithya Laakso  
Hovercraft 6th Joseph Neamati and Adithya Laakso

Congratulations to our team or students and their fabulous coaches for representing our school well!!!

Sinking Fund MillageA Sinking Fund is the millage levied in Michigan to support the repair and construction of school buildings.  Sinking Fund dollars protect critical General Fund dollars that must be preserved for instruction, programs, salaries and other essential district operating costs. Under state law, sinking fund proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries.

The Board of Education has voted to place an increase to the AAPS Sinking Fund Millage on the May 2, 2017 ballot in order to meet district facility/physical property needs.

For a comprehensive description please click on the link provided: http://www.a2schools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=11683











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