Tappan Thursday Thing - April 19, 2018


 

In This Issue

  • Coming Up Soon
  • Tappan PTSO Meeting Monday at 6:00pm
  • 8th Grade Washington, DC Trip Parent Meeting May 3
  • Tappan Staff Appreciation Luncheon - Please Help May 7
  • Tappan Athletic Department News
  • Tappan Counseling Office News
  • AAPS Online Class Registration Information
  • Thursday Thing

 

COMING UP SOON

April

9

8th Grade MStep Testing Window through May 4

 

23

Season 5 Athletics Begin

 

23

Tappan PTSO Meeting, 6:00 pm, Media Center

 

26

Ms. Baker’s 6th Grade Science Waterloo Field Trip

 

27

Tappan Choir Assembly

 

30

6th and 7th Grade MStep Testing Window through May 25

May

2

EARLY RELEASE DAY for 6th and 7th Grade, High School Transition Day for 8th Grade

 

3

8th Grade Washington, DC Trip Mandatory Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm, Auditorium

 

7

Tappan Staff Appreciation Luncheon

 

8

NO SCHOOL, Election Day

 

9

6th, 7th, 8th and Jazz Band Spring Concert, Auditorium

 

11

Quarter 4 Interim

 

14

Math Testing Out for 2018-2019 School Year

 

 

TAPPAN PTSO MEETING MONDAY AT 6:00PM

Join us for the next Tappan PTSO meeting on Monday, April 23 at 6:00pm in the Media Center. The PTSO will discuss volunteer needs for 2018-2019.  For more information, please review the MARCH MEETING MINUTES and APRIL MEETING AGENDA.  

 

Please take a moment and look over the Tappan PTSO Positions and be on the lookout for interesting opportunities to get involved with the PTSO as we seek new members to join the Tappan PTSO Executive Board. More information will be available at Monday’s meeting and in the coming weeks about ways that you can take on a leadership role.

 

 

8TH GRADE WASHINGTON, DC TRIP PARENT MEETING MAY 3

We will be having our final DC meeting on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30-7:30pm in the Tappan Auditorium.  We will discuss the final schedule/itinerary, student expectations and guidelines, things to bring/not to bring, health care forms/medicine procedures, and answer any questions that you may have.  This is a very important meeting, so please plan to attend!

 

 

TAPPAN STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON - PLEASE HELP MAY 7

The Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held Monday, May 7.  This tradition is a great way to show our awesome Tappan teachers and staff how much we appreciate them.  Please consider contributing an item or two to ensure this special event is a success. Sign up here to contribute or volunteer your time: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ba8af2a1-thetappan1

 

Please contact Julie Soldan at juliesoldan@gmail.com or Jill Baumhover at baumhoverjill@gmail.com with questions.

 

 

TAPPAN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS

Athletics this Week: Today and tomorrow are the final two days of Season 4.  Our 7th/8th Grade Volleyball teams wrap up their seasons today with games against Slauson. The Girls team will be traveling to Slauson while the Boys will be playing here at Tappan. With victories today, both teams will secure outright City Championships! Congrats to both of our Volleyball teams!

 

The 6th Grade Boys Volleyball team has their final game tomorrow at Slauson. The team bus will leave Tappan at approximately 3:45pm, and the games are scheduled to begin by 4:30pm. A reminder that there is no bus transportation back to Tappan, so please plan on picking up your student-athletes at Slauson.

 

Our Swimming and 6th Grade Girls Volleyball teams both wrapped up their seasons earlier this week (or last). Great job to all of our Season 4 athletes, and a big "Thank You" to our Season 4 coaches!

 

T-Shirts for Sale: We have white "Tappan" t-shirts with a Trojan logo on sale for $10. All proceeds go to support the athletic department. See Mr. Etz if you would like to buy a shirt.

 

Coming Soon: Season 5 begins on Monday and includes Baseball, Softball, and Track. You can see the full schedule here: https://goo.gl/Re8QEA

 

There are tryouts for Baseball and Softball, and no tryouts for Track. Baseball and Softball tryouts begin Monday on their respective fields, and conclude Friday. There will be informational meetings for Track on Monday, and practice will begin on Tuesday. Please let our coaches know if you need more info:

 

Baseball: Zach DeBiasi and Jerry Morrissey, debiasiz@a2schools.org, morrisseyj@a2schools.org

Softball: Scott Thobe, thobes@a2schools.org

7th/8th Girls Track: Barb Kalisewicz, kalisewb@a2schools.org

7th/8th Boys Track: Dan Etz, etz@a2schools.org

*6th Grade Track: Jen Jarchow, Emily Zheutlin, and Stephan Hogan, jarchowj@a2schools.org, zheutline@a2schools.org, hoganst@a2schools.org

 

*Please note that 6th Grade Track begins a week later on Monday, April 30th.

 

Thank you for your support of our program - Go Trojans!

 

 

TAPPAN COUNSELING OFFICE NEWS  

Dawn Farm Education Series - Suicide Prevention and Addiction

The Dawn Farm Education Series continues with a discussion on Suicide Prevention and Addiction on Tuesday, April 24, 7:30-9:00pm in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti.  For more information please check the Suicide Prevention and Addiction link which includes related handouts and reading material.  

 

2018 Communities Talk

The Ann Arbor Campus Community Coalition will present its second annual Communities Talk on the impact of alcohol in our community, featuring alcohol and mental health youth experts.  The Talk will be held on Thursday, April 26, 6:30-8:00pm at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library. For more information, please see the Communities Talk Flyer.  

 

Online Parenting Resource

“Your Teen Magazine for Parents" is a wonderful website to find helpful information on many different situations in raising your middle schooler and beyond.  Please see https://yourteenmag.com/.  
 

 

AAPS ONLINE CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration for online classes during summer school and for the 2018-2019 school year will open on May 1.  Summer school registration closes on the second day of classes. Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will close on June 12 and reopen on August 20, 2018.  Please encourage students who know they will take an online class to sign up during the spring registration window.

 

To register go to https://www.a2schools.org/a2virtual.   

 

Parents of middle school students who have students interested in taking any online course during 2018-2019 should attend an information night at the Forsythe Middle School Auditorium on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00pm.  If you need information on the Middle School Math Acceleration option you can find it on our webpage.

 

 

THURSDAY THING

Please contact Thursday Thing editor Jenny Kinsey at tappanpto@gmail.com with submissions or questions.  Deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on the Tuesday of the week that the Thursday Thing is sent.  The PTSO also welcomes your suggestions on how we can improve the Thursday Thing to best communicate school news to the Tappan community.