Tappan Thursday Thing - October 18, 2018

 

In This Issue

  • Welcome

  • Coming Up Soon

  • PTSO Annual Fund Drive Update

  • Volunteers Needed for Fall Garden Clean Up

  • Athletics/Clubs Update

  • Bryant Community Center News

  • Fun Night This Friday

  • Halloween Costume Guidelines

  • Cold Temperatures and Morning Entry

  • Tappan School Store Needs Volunteers

 

WELCOME

The weekly Thursday Thing is how the Tappan principal, teachers, and the Tappan Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) communicate important information to the Tappan community.  Please contact Thursday Thing editor, Kellie Carbone attappanpto@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.  

 

COMING UP SOON

October

18

Picture Re-Take Day

 

19

Tappan Fun Night 6-8pm (Students need ID to enter)

 

19

Tappan Goes Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness)

 

24

Early Release Day 12:37pm

 

27

Meet the Board of Education Candidates (Pioneer H.S. 6:30pm)

 

29/30

6th Grade Camp

 

31

Halloween

November

4

Daylight Savings Ends (Fall Back 1 Hour)

 

5

Parent Teacher Conferences 5-8pm

 

6

Election Day-No School

 

12

PTSO Meeting 6pm, Tappan Media Center

 

19

Sport Orientation- Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Cheer

 

21-23

Thanksgiving Break-No School


 

PTSO ANNUAL FUND DRIVE

The Annual Fund Drive is underway and we are making progress towards our goal of $50,000 for the academic year. Every dollar we raise can help us provide scholarships, classroom subsidies, and grants for teachers and parents to offer special enrichment opportunities.

A donation form is attached to this email, or you can donate through Paypal using a debit or credit card at the following link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GKA5J75U5VSYG

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FALL CLEAN UP FOR “ADVISORY IN THE GARDEN”

Now that Jack Frost has made an appearance, it is time for fall garden clean up! We still need parent volunteers during advisory times on Thursdays and Fridays until the end of the month. If you can lend some time to this important task, sign up here:

www.signupgenius.com/go/508054facaf22a02-fall

If you are unable to help during advisory times, but you would like to help out in general, please contact Cara Lauzzana atcaralauzzana@hotmail.com. Thank you!

 

ATHLETICS AND CLUBS UPDATES

Soccer and Field Hockey games continue today, with our Girls Soccer and Field Hockey teams playing at Clague Middle School, while the Boys Soccer team plays Clague here at Tappan. Our 3rd and final Cross Country Meet of the season is tomorrow at Scarlett as well, with running beginning at 5:00 pm. Finish strong XC! Next week will be the final week of the season for our Soccer and Field Hockey teams.

Season 2 begins Monday, October 29th and includes 8th Grade Girls Basketball, 7th Grade Girls Basketball, and Wrestling (6th Grade Girls Basketball begins Thursday, November 8th). You can see the full Season 2 schedule here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zaXIQpAYWSXNW7rIBWhGjNmTcy8YaGAtT8gKq3edrFc/edit?usp=sharing

Please sign up your students ahead of time for a Season 2 sport here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZKZMy88ezknkxU572

In addition to signing up your students for a Season 2 sport, please remember that they must also have a physical on file and pay-to-participate complete in order to join a Season 2 team. You are welcome to send in physical forms digitally toetz@aaps.k12.mi.us

And finally, be sure to check out our Tappan Athletics page for updates, calendars, photos, and more info about our athletics and clubs here at Tappan: https://sites.google.com/a/aaps.k12.mi.us/tappan-athletics/

 

BRYANT COMMUNITY CENTER NEWS

The Bryant Community Center (BCC) is a non-profit organization which works with students and families located in the Bryant/Arbor Oaks/Stoneybrook neighborhood in SE Ann Arbor. The community encompasses about 260+ households. The community center is currently undergoing renovations. As a result, the BCC temporarily holds its teen program at Tappan for its Tappan students. This program is not run by Tappan staff, nor is it affiliated with Tappan School.  If you would like to find out more information about the Bryant Community Center, please contact Skylar Woodman at swoodman@canannarbor.org.

 

FUN NIGHT THIS FRIDAY 6-8PM

Parents, we need you!!  If you are able to volunteer for this Friday's Fun Night, please email Ruth Hamstra @Ruth Hamstra or Stephan Hogan at Hoganst@aaps.k12.mi.us Thank you for helping!

 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDELINES

Students and staff are welcome to wear costumes on Wednesday, October 31st. However, please review Tappan Costume Guidelines. Please know there will be no exceptions to these guidelines. The office will contact parents for any student in violation of these guidelines.

 

COLD TEMPERATURES AND MORNING ENTRY

With colder weather upon us, it is a good time to remind everyone that students are not allowed to enter the building prior to 8:10am. (7:55 if they are eating breakfast). When the temperature, along with the wind chill, reaches 25 degrees or below or if there is severe weather (heavy rain, wind storms, etc.) students will be allowed to enter the building at 7:55a. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and please do not drop students off any earlier as there is no supervision.

 

TAPPAN SCHOOL STORE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS THROUGH DECEMBER

The Tappan School Store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays for approximately 15-20 minutes after school for kids to grab a quick beverage/snack before getting on buses or heading to athletic practices. Two (2) volunteers are needed every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:55pm to approximately 3:30pm. We need one more person for the following dates: 10/25, 10/30, 11/1 (2 people!!), 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 11/29, 12/4, 12/6, 12/11, 12/13, 12/18, & 12/20. Sign up at Tappan School Store Volunteer Sign Up. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Patty Kracht at krachtfamily@gmail.com or Kelly Ceccacci atkellyceccacci@yahoo.com.