Tappan Thursday Thing - December 6, 2018

 

In This Week’s Issue

  • PTSO Fund Drive

  • Coming Up Soon

  • Sign Up To Volunteer at Holiday Staff Appreciation Luncheon

  • Athletics/Clubs Update

  • Tappan Media Center Book Fair

  • 2018 Holiday and Toy Distribution

  • About the Thursday Thing


 

PLEASE DONATE TO THE PTSO ANNUAL FUND DRIVE

The Tappan PTSO has embarked on a new fundraising effort for the year. Instead of selling magazines or other products where only a percentage of what we earn comes back to the school, the PTSO is seeking direct donations from Tappan families so that we can put every dollar to work to provide scholarships, classroom subsidies, and grants for teachers and parents to offer special enrichment opportunities.

The Annual Fund Drive contributions will go directly to supporting these great programs and many others but we need your help now, more than ever. Please help us continue to enrich the daily educational experience of our children and commit to creating an incredible environment for all to learn and grow in.

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



COMING UP SOON

December

7-14

Tappan Media Center Book Fair

 

11

Tappan Staff Appreciation Luncheon

 

22

Winter Break Starts

January

7

Classes Resume

 

18

MLK Assembly, 8am

 

21

MLK Day Observed- No School

 

30

Early Release Day, 12:37 Dismissal

February

11

National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)

 

13

Student Count Day

 

HOLIDAY STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON - PLEASE HELP DECEMBER 11

There are still open volunteer slots for the the holiday staff appreciation luncheon next Tuesday, December 11.  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.  We appreciate your consideration and prefer sign ups this week to help us plan the event.

Sign up now to contribute or volunteer your time -

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094BA8AF2A1-thetappan2

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Soldan at juliesoldan@gmail.com or Jill Baumhover at Baumhoverjill@gmail.com.

 

ATHLETICS AND CLUBS UPDATES

Our 7th and 8th Grade Basketball teams play at home today against Forsythe. The 7th Grade will play first at 4:30, followed by the 8th Grade at approximately 5:45. Our Wrestling team is away at Forsythe today for their sixth meet of the season.

6th Grade Girls Basketball has their second set of games tomorrow at home against Scarlett. The games are scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm, and should wrap up by 5:45.

Season 3 Sports begin Monday, January 7th when we return from Winter Break. Season 3 includes 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Boys Basketball (all separate teams), and Synchronized Swimming. Please sign up your student for a Season 3 sport prior to the beginning of the season using this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/KObW0B8NQsQMjenG3

Both the 7th and 8th Grade Boys basketball teams require tryouts, so signing up ahead of time does not guarantee your student a spot on the team. There are no tryouts for 6th Grade Boys Basketball or Synchronized Swimming. Students wishing to join a sport are always required to have a physical form on file prior to the beginning of the season.  

You can view a calendar and additional information about Season 3 Sports on our athletic website:https://sites.google.com/a/aaps.k12.mi.us/tappan-athletics/season-3 Thank you for your support of our program - Go Trojans!

 

TAPPAN MEDIA CENTER BOOK FAIR STARTS TOMORROW!

The Book Fair will start tomorrow, Friday, December 7, and run through December 14. Please stop by the Tappan Media Center to find an amazing selection of books, just in time for the holiday shopping season and perfect for those cold winter evenings.

Also be sure to check out our Scholastic Homepage to shop online now through December 21, browse new titles available, and to see how close we are to our book goal.

All sales benefit Tappan's library so that we can continue to provide great new books for our young readers!

If you would like to volunteer please sign up at:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/tappanmediacenter

 

 PEACE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER 2018 HOLIDAY AND TOY DISTRIBUTION

If your family lives in Washtenaw County and would like to be put on the eligibility list for the 2018 holiday distributions, please see the flier attached to the bottom of this email for links and more information. The call-in list opened December 3 and closes on December 12.

 

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.com with submissions or questions.  Deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on the Tuesday of the week that the Thursday Thing is sent.  

Attachments:

Flyer PNC Holiday Toy and Food Distribution 2018.pdf 

TP PTSO ANNUAL FUND LETTER .pdf