Tappan Thursday Thing - January 18, 2018


 

In This Issue

  • Coming Up Soon
  • Attention 8th Grade Families:  High School Transition Information
  • Tappan Athletic Department News
  • Tappan Counseling Office News
  • Burns Park Players Present Kiss Me, Kate - Tickets On Sale Tomorrow!
  • Ann Arbor City Dodgeball Tournament Sponsored by Skyline Crew - January 20
  • City of Ann Arbor Deer Management  Plan Information - Updated
  • Free Tutoring for All Subjects
  • Thursday Thing

 

COMING UP SOON

January

 

In-District Transfer Application Window open through February 15

 

18

Community High Orientation Session, 7:00pm, Community High School

 

21

Community High Orientation Session, 2:00pm, Scarlett Middle School

 

26

End of Quarter 2

 

29

Tappan PTSO Meeting, 6:00 pm, Media Center

 

30

Community High Orientation Session, 7:00pm, Clague Middle School

 

31

EARLY RELEASE DAY for Students, 12:37pm Dismissal

 

1

Huron High Incoming 9th Grade Curriculum/Info Night and Tours, 6:00pm, Huron High School

 

4

Community High Orientation Session, 2:00pm, Community High School

 

6

Pioneer High Incoming 9th Grade Curriculum/Info Night, 5:30pm for non-public school students, 6:00pm for general, Pioneer High School

 

7

Skyline High Incoming 9th Grade Curriculum/Info Night, 4:30pm tours, 5:30pm for non-public school students, 6:00pm for general, Skyline High School

 

8

Pathways to Success Open House, 5:30-7:30pm, Pathways Academic Campus

 

13

Community High Orientation Session, 7:00pm, Community High School

 

14

Student Count Day

 

15

Community High Applications Due

 

15

Final Date to Submit In-District Transfer Applications

 

16, 19

NO SCHOOL for Students and Staff

 

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE FAMILIES:  HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION INFORMATION

Please see the High School Transition Timeline for information on 2018-2019 AAPS high school options and applications, information sessions for incoming 9th graders and parents, and in-district transfers.  Information sessions begin next week, and please note that if your student is applying to Community both a parent and child must attend one Community orientation session.

 

If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Counselor:  Gwen Bonnee 8th A-F at bonnee@aaps.k12.mi.us,  Karel Graham 8th G-J at grahamk@aaps.k12.mi.us,  or Daphne Slater 8th K-Z at slater@aaps.k12.mi.us.  

 

 

TAPPAN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS

6th Grade Boys Basketball began on Tuesday, and their second practice of the season is today from 3:15-4:15pm. All 6th Grade Boys are welcome to participate, so come on out and join Mr. Hogan and the rest of the team on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball rosters are now finalized, and games begin next week. We also have picture day on Tuesday BEFORE practice begins for each team. 7th and 8th Grade players will receive jerseys and picture forms at practice Monday. Please ensure that your boys bring these items to practice on Tuesday.

 

If you are available to help the athletic department raise funds for new jerseys and equipment by selling concessions at 7th Grade Basketball Games (4:15-5:30pm) or 8th Grade Games (5:30-7:00pm), please email Mr. Etz: etz@a2schools.org.  

 

Synchronized Swimming continues their season with practice today (and every Mon, Tues, and Thurs) from 3:15-4:45pm. Please join us in welcoming Izzie Reyes to Tappan as our new Synchro assistant coach! Coach Aina and Coach Izzie are doing great work with our Synchro team and are looking forward to our first meet on Wednesday, January 31.

 

Season 4 begins on Monday, February 26 and includes Boys and Girls Volleyball and Competitive Swimming. Please ensure that your student-athletes have a physical on file in order to participate in Season 4 sports.

 

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

 

 

TAPPAN COUNSELING OFFICE NEWS

AAPS Counseling Department Winter 2018 Outreach Series

All families are invited to attend the AAPS Counseling Department’s 2018 Winter Outreach Series events.  Please see the Outreach Series Flyer for more information.  

 

Please note that on Thursday, February 1, AAPS will show the film, Screenagers:  The Middle School Years, which covers how technology impacts student development, at Clague Middle School at 6:00pm and at Forsythe Middle School at 6:30pm.  

 

Dawn Farm’s Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

This Dawn Farm event is a free, ongoing, two-part series inclusive of parents, guardians and caretakers of teens/young adults; teens/young people; other family members; people who work with teens and families; students; and anyone who would like to attend for any reason. It is designed to provide education on how to understand, identify and address adolescent alcohol/other drug use and problems, create a positive attitude towards obtaining help for adolescents with alcohol/other drug problems, and increase participants’ readiness and ability to address adolescent alcohol/other drug use.

 

This event will be held next on both Tuesday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 13 and will be located in the Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Exhibition Room (1st floor), 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI.  More information about the series and directions to the event can be found at http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs/ and in the Teen Drug Series program flyer.  

 

BURNS PARK PLAYERS PRESENT KISS ME, KATE - TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW!

Burns Park Players present Kiss Me, Kate, featuring the delightful music of Cole Porter. This beloved musical is a hilarious show-within-a-show, involving the production of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew.

 

Performance dates are February 2, 3, and 9 at 7:30 pm and February 10 at 4:00 pm. All shows are in the Tappan Middle School Auditorium.  Ticket sales begin on January 19 at 6:00am at www.showtix4u.com. Ticket prices are $15 for regular admission and $30 for premium admission (which includes parking and the best seats in the house).

 

 

ANN ARBOR CITY DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY SKYLINE CREW - JANUARY 20

Skyline Crew will sponsor the 8th Annual Ann Arbor City Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, January 20 at Skyline High School.  A youth division for grades 6th-8th is available.  For more information and to register a team, please see http://www.annarbordodgeball.com/.   Note:  Registration closes tomorrow, Friday, January 19 at 6:00pm or when the divisions fill.  

 

 

CITY OF ANN ARBOR DEER MANAGEMENT PLAN INFORMATION - UPDATED

The City of Ann Arbor has released details of their 2018 Deer Management Program to take place in January.  The program will include non-lethal sterilization activities from January 2 through January 7.  The lethal program takes place January 6 through January 31 on private and public lands. Several parks and nature areas in the city will be closed from 3:00pm through midnight during this time.  To ensure safety of community members, security will be in place monitoring and patrolling parks while sharpshooters are present. Please visit the city’s Deer Management Website for the complete listing of parks, signage locations, education efforts and additional information.

 

 

FREE TUTORING FOR ALL SUBJECTS

826michigan is a very kid-friendly writing center that provides tutoring by UM students and professional writers.  It is FREE and located right behind the Robot Repair Shop, next to Kilwin's Chocolates, at 115 E. Liberty.  Learn more at:  http://www.826michigan.org/our-programs/tutoring/liberty-st-tutoring/   

 

The Ann Arbor District Library also has FREE tutoring by UM students and library staff,  in person or online, and also provides lists of book recommendations for every reading level.  See http://www.aadl.org/homework for more information.

 

 

THURSDAY THING

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