Friday, April 28, 2017


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

Sinking Fund Millage - Don't forget to vote May 2!  For a comprehensive description please click on the link provided:

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 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, - WBTS Day coordinator OR Nicole Chardoul, - 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.

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!
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!

1 comment:

  1. christania’s “bike rental” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.