Tappan Thursday Thing - November 16, 2017

 

 

In This Issue

 

COMING UP SOON

November

16

Cyber Safety Refreshers for 8th Graders

 

16

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Arena Style, 4:00-7:00pm

 

17

Bullying Prevention Banner Signing, Cafeteria, Grade Lunches

 

17

8th Grade Honor Roll Party, 3rd Hour

 

18

SEMMLLA Spelling Bee Competition, 8:00am, Milan Middle School

 

20

7th Grade Honor Roll Party, 3rd Hour

 

20

Tappan PTSO Meeting, Media Center, 6:00pm

 

21

6th Grade Honor Roll Party, 2nd Hour

 

22-24

NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving

 

24

Tappan Players Registration Deadline

December

4, 5

Tappan Players Auditions

 

6

7th Grade Band, Orchestra, and Choir Winter Concert, 6:30pm, Auditorium

 

7

Tappan Players Call-Back Auditions

 

12

6th Grade Band, Orchestra, and Choir Winter Concert, 6:30pm, Auditorium

 

13

8th Grade Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Choir Winter Concert, 6:30pm, Auditorium

 

14

8th Grade Theater Workshop Rehearsal, 3:15pm, Auditorium

 

15

German Class Field Trip to the Chicago Chriskindlmarket

 

TAPPAN PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES - TODAY FROM 4:00-7:00PM

The next parent-teacher conferences will be held tonight, Thursday, November 16 from 4:00-7:00pm.  The conferences will be held arena style with teachers in the following locations:   

  • 6th grade and teachers that have a 7th grade section - Cafeteria

  • 7th and 8th grade teachers - Gymnasium

  • Electives Teachers - Media Center

 

8TH GRADE QUARTER 1 HONOR ROLL PARTY NEEDS PARENT CHAPERONES AND DONATIONS - TOMORROW

Tappan Middle School will celebrate Quarter 1 Honor Roll students with grade-level parties tomorrow and next week.  Students who attend these parties will have the opportunity to play games, including dodgeball, volleyball, and board games, and enjoy healthy snacks on:

  • 8th Grade:  Friday, November 17, 3rd Hour

  • 7th Grade:  Monday, November 20, 3rd Hour

  • 6th Grade:  Tuesday, November 21, 2nd Hour

To help make these parties successful, we need snack donations and chaperones.  Please help by signing up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4aa5a72ba02-honor1.

 

In addition, parents are asked to donate board and card games.  Such games could include playing cards, Scrabble, Life, Connect 4, etc.  

 

All games and others donations may be dropped off to the main office.   

 

Thank you for your consideration and congratulations to our Tappan Honor Roll students!

 

 

TAPPAN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS

There will be no after school athletics/clubs today, Thursday, November 16 due to Tappan's parent-teacher conferences, which will run from 4:00-7:00 pm.

 

The 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball teams have their first home game of the season tomorrow against Clague Middle School. We will be selling concessions during the game to raise money for the athletic department. If you are able to volunteer at the concession stand either during the 7th Grade game (4:00-5:30) or 8th Grade game (5:30-7:00), email Mr. Etz:etz@a2schools.org.

 

The Wrestling team has their first away meet of the season tomorrow at Clague Middle School. There will be a bus taking the team to Clague, leaving Tappan at around 3:30pm. There is no bus transportation back to Tappan, so please plan on picking up your wrestlers at Clague following the meet (approximately 5:45pm).

 

To learn more about athletics and clubs at Tappan, including club descriptions and schedules, please see our website: https://sites.google.com/a/aaps.k12.mi.us/tappan-athletics/

 

Finally, please make sure your student-athlete has their physical on file in order to participate in Tappan sports.  Thanks for your support of our program.  Go Trojans!

 

 

TAPPAN PLAYERS REGISTRATION FOR “13” NOW OPEN

Sign up has started for the 2018 Tappan Players production of “13,”  a “hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that ‘cool’ is sometimes where we least expect it. Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!  Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce. Surrounded by an array of simple minded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain... or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?  Composed of a precocious cast, no character in 13 is older than the show's title.  Both the cast and band is comprised entirely of teenagers, but the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless.” (Music Theater International)

We are looking forward to another incredible theater experience and want you to join us!  To sign up, please go to www.TappanPlayers.org.  From there, parent volunteers will be directed to our SignUp Genius form to register their preferred job choices.  Sign-ups will close on November 24, 2017 so don’t miss out!  Auditions will be held on December 4 and 5 with callbacks on December 7, 2017.

 

Rehearsals begin in early February 2018 and show dates are March 16, 17, and 18, 2018.  We hope you will be a part of this 28-year Tappan tradition and make your special contribution to another incredible Tappan Players Production. Please let Jenn, John, or Lisa know if you have any questions by emailing Tapproducers2018@gmail.com.  
 

 

THURSDAY THING

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