School Bells: Yard sale at Stone, PTOC hosts networking event

A series of briefs from around The Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Stone hosts yard sale on Oct. 23

Stone High School will host a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Donations of items in saleable condition will be accepted starting Monday, Oct. 18 through Thursday, Oct. 21, from 4- 6 p.m. Donations will also be accepted on Friday, Oct. 22, from 3-7 p.m. Curbside unloading available; no appliances will be accepted.

On the day of the sale, bring proof that you participated in the community’s full-scale emergency event and receive a discount off your purchase.  The emergency event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon the morning of the sale at Ann Arbor Open @ Mack. E-mail Director of Communications Liz Margolis to participate at She is seeking staff, parents and students in grades 7-12 to volunteer for roles in the emergency drill.

PTO Council hosts Launch Party

The third annual Ann Arbor PTO Council Launch Party will take place on on Monday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Logan Elementary School, 2685 Traver, Ann Arbor.

The event gathers PTO and PTSO officers from Ann Arbor under one roof for a night of information and socializing. It’s one of the council’s ways of ‘building strength through unity,’ which is the PTO Council’s motto,  said PTOC President Martine Perreault.

The evening will feature a special presentation by Interim Superintendent Robert Allen, music by the Community High School Jazz Combo, nibbles and noshes by Chartwells Catering as well as several breakout sessions on these topics:
• Curriculum FAQs
• Role of a principal
• Administration Services Available to Your PTO

The event is free to PTO/PTSO officers and aspiring officers, but those planning to attend should RSVP via the evite sent to them or by responding by e-mail to

The group’s mission is “to contribute to quality schools and facilitate parent involvement by helping identify and resolve common issues, and by promoting and sharing ideas and innovations.”

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