Tappan Thursday Thing - December 19,  2019 

In This Week’s Issue

  • Coming Up Soon

  • Athletics and Clubs Updates

  • Tappan School Store Needs Volunteers

  • Calling All Artists- Design Contest for Tappan Players T-Shirt

  • Tappan Annual Fund Campaign

  • Boxtops for Education

  • Background Checks for Volunteers

  • Huron High School Tree Pick Up

  • Washtenaw Equity Challenge

  • About the Thursday Thing


COMING UP SOON

December

19

PTSO Staff Luncheon 11am 

 

20

Winter Break Starts at 3:07pm

January

6

Tappan Classes Resume

 

20

MLK Jr Day--No School for Students

 

24

Quarter 2, Semester 1 Ends

February

21-23

Tappan Players Present XANADU

 


ATHLETICS AND CLUB UPDATES

This is the final day of Girls Basketball and Wrestling, with the 7th and 8th Grade Basketball teams traveling to play Clague and the Wrestling team home vs Clague. Good luck to everyone today and great job this season! 

If your student is participating on one of our Season 2 teams, please make sure that they bring their uniforms to turn in tomorrow at school. You can turn in the uniforms in my classroom (208) or in the main office. Basketball players should return a practice jersey, game jersey, and shorts. Wrestlers should return a singlet and headgear.  

Sign up for Season 3 is now live. Season 3 includes Boys Basketball and Synchronized Swimming, and begins the day we return from Winter Break on January 6th. Students wishing to participate need to sign up ahead of time even if they have already played a sport this year. Please sign up using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/L7RuovV2B4yyxFae7

 We have several Tappan t-shirts available for $12. Email Mr. Etz if you would like to purchase one: etz@a2schools.org

We are looking for lifeguards to work during our pool seasons from January-April. Email Mr. Etz if you would like more information.

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


TAPPAN SCHOOL STORE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

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. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0544aaab29ab9-tappan

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact  Kelly Ceccacci at kellyceccacci@yahoo.com or Ayumi Miller at ayumi.miller36@gmail.com.


CALLING ALL ARTISTS FOR TAPPAN PLAYERS T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

The Tappan Players t-shirt design contest has begun! We invite all Tappan Middle School students to create an original design for our 2020 production of Xanadu! You do not have to be a company (cast/crew) member to submit a design! For more information about the contest (size, how to submit, file type), please visitwww.TappanPlayers.com

Please submit your design by 5pm on Sunday, January 19th.


PTSO ANNUAL FUND

From a wide variety of educational programs and field trips for our students to significant financial support of our teachers and administrators, every person at Tappan Middle School will be enriched by the financial support we will provide, but it all starts with you! This is your chance as the parent of a Tappan Middle schooler to help shape your child's learning environment, and the future of the Tappan community.

You can donate online!

or

You can write a check and send it to the school:

Tappan PTSO

2251 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION

The Tappan Library is still collecting Boxtops for Education to raise money to buy books and other resources for the school.  

Now, collecting boxtops is easier than ever: all you have to do is scan your shopping receipt with their convenient new appand it automatically adds credit to the Tappan account. 

The library still accepts clipped labels, so feel free to send those in with your child.  But, in the meantime, simply scan your receipts with the handy new app.

Just click this link to get the app: https://www.boxtops4education.com/

Thanks for your support!


BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS

The district is requesting that parent volunteers and chaperones who are assisting with school events like field trips and Fun Nights go through a background check prior to participating. 

If you are planning on volunteering, please complete the form a week prior to the event and provide it to the office for Mrs. Mills to conduct a  background check . Volunteers may also pick up the form in the 1st floor office and return it once completed along with a copy of their driver's license. 

Volunteers need to submit a copy of their driver's license, and indicate at the top of the form what they wish to volunteer for (ie, fieldtrip, fun night, etc). Below is the link to the form.

AAPS Criminal Check for Volunteers.pdf 


HURON HS MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TREE PICK UP-JANUARY 5

Keep the needles out of your car and let the Huron Men’s Cross Country team haul your holiday tree away.  The pick up date is January 5, 2020.

Suggested donation $25 made online or day of pick up. 

Register/pay here:  Christmas Tree Pick Up

Questions :  huronxmastree@gmail.com


JOIN THE WASHTENAW EQUITY CHALLENGE

Have you heard about the United Way of Washtenaw County's 21 Day Equity Challenge?

  • You (along with thousands of others in Washtenaw County) commit to deepening your understanding of and willingness to confront racism for 21 consecutive days beginning January 6and ending January 26.

  • During every morning of the Challenge, you'll receive an email "prompt" with readings, videos and/or podcasts. You are encouraged to take about ten to fifteen minutes each day with the material in the prompt.

  • Explore this work on your own, with friends and family, or organization-wide.Download our discussion guide by clicking here. 

  • Capture your daily reflections and actions using our activity log.  Click here to download the log.

  • Share your reflections and “a ha” moments using the hashtags #unitedforequity, #equitychampions, and #uwwcequitychallenge.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Share this flyer promoting the Challenge.

Click on the link below to learn more and to sign up: 

https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/equity


ABOUT THE THURSDAY THING

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 at tappanpto@gmail.comwith submissions or questions.  Deadline for submissions is 5:00pmon the Tuesday before the Thursday Thing is sent.  The Thursday Thing is not sent during school holidays.