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Allen Elementary School

PTO Thrift Shop representatives smile May 30 after getting their checks. The reps will deliver the checks to their school PTOs. By Tara Cavanaugh Three times a year, the PTO Thrift Shop distributes checks that go directly to the Ann Arbor Public Schools PTOs. The …

Megan Franzen’s kindergarten class at Bach Elementary. Will you have a kindergartener in the Ann Arbor Public Schools in the 2013-2014 school year? Then make sure to get to the information sessions, called Kindergarten Round-Ups, that start in just a few weeks. The sessions are …

By Tara Cavanaugh In just eight weeks, a group of second and third graders at Allen Elementary have improved their reading skills by one or two levels. These students were having a hard time with reading, but now they seem to love it. So what …

Volunteers organize and pack school supplies Friday morning. By Tara Cavanaugh Back in March, Logan Elementary school was commended by Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje for donating more than 5,000 books to the Philippines as part of its March Reading Month activities. The First Presbyterian …

  Students in Cindy Johengen’s and Ryan Bruder’s fourth grade classes at Allen Elementary were inspired by Disability Awareness Day to make some improvements at the school.

Burns Park Elementary looks like an idyllic old fashioned school from the early 20th century. The brick building boasts huge paned windows, crown moldings and alcoves. Surrounding oak trees only add to the charm. But this pretty little picture turns nightmarish for a technology expert who wants to update the school to 21st century technology.

Each lesson, the U-M student teacher selects elementary students to lead the class in song. These four third-graders led the class in singing the Spanish alphabet on Tuesday, March 6 at Bryant Park. By Tara Cavanaugh Twice a week, third and fourth grade classrooms at …

WITH SLIDE SHOW: Joan Fitzgibbon visited a variety of schools in different parts of the country as part of a cultural exchange through the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University. She hopes to be a resource as the district looks ahead to possibly expand its foreign language offerings in the future.

WITH VIDEO: Clague Middle School event involves 60 students in a multi-media production, Bryant Early Elementary School sings about peace and Dicken Elementary students learn about jazz music and history with an assembly by Vincent York & Jazzistry. Many other schools around the district host MLK Day activities.

News and feature briefs from around The Ann Arbor Public Schools:
The Ann Arbor Public Schools PTO Council Advocacy Committee continues its work, preparing for communitywide activities to raise awareness about decreasing school funding as well as organizing meetings with key players who can make a difference at the state level.The next meeting of the group will be Tuesday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Balas Administration building.

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