Our final issue of the 2017-2018 school year.  Enjoy Summer Break!


 

In This Issue

  • Coming Up Soon
  • Save the Date August 22 for Tappan’s Back-to-School Information Day
  • 12th Annual Fun, Food, and Fitness Day is June 13 - WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
  • Help Support the Tappan Garden During the Summer!
  • Tappan Athletic Department News
  • 6th Grade Tennis Tournament is Tomorrow
  • Free Tutoring for All Subjects
  • Thursday Thing

 

COMING UP SOON

June

7

8th Grade Promotion, 9:00am, Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium, Students arrive 8:30am

 

7

8th Grade Party at Tappan Following Promotion

 

8

6th Grade Tennis Tournament, 4:30pm, UM Varsity Tennis Center

 

11

No School for 8th Grade Only

 

12-15

8th Graders to Washington, DC

 

13

Fun, Food, and Fitness Day for 6th and 7th Grade, 12:00-3:00pm

 

14

7th Grade Field Trip to Rolling Hills, 10:00am-2:00pm

 

15

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Half Day Dismissal at 10:47am, No Lunch Served

August

22

Back-to-School Information Day!  All Students Welcome!

September

4

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

 

5

Tappan Picture Day

 

13

Tappan Curriculum Night, 6:00-8:00pm

 

 

SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 22 FOR TAPPAN’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION DAY

Please save Wednesday, August 22 to attend Tappan’s Back-to-School Information Day with your student.  The Tappan Administration, teachers, and PTSO will be on hand to welcome new and returning students to the 2018-2019 school year.  Your student will be able to tour the building, practice opening lockers, turn in athletic physicals, buy spirit wear, and more. Come on out on August 22 and get the next school year off to a great start!  Please stay tuned in August for more information about the event.

 

 

12TH ANNUAL FUN, FOOD, AND FITNESS DAY IS JUNE 13 - WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Tappan's annual Fun, Food, and Fitness Day is coming up soon on Wednesday, June 13 for all 6th and 7th graders. With amazing parent volunteers, we are able to continue hosting this event. Please consider helping out however you can, from donating a watermelon, overseeing one of our Field Games stations, or playing Capture the Flag!  To help out, please see Fun, Food, and Fitness Sign Up.

 

 

HELP SUPPORT THE TAPPAN GARDEN DURING THE SUMMER!

During the school year, the Tappan Garden provides an outdoor classroom for students to learn about science, health, and more.   As the school year comes to an end, there are still ways that you can help support this resource for Tappan students:

 

  • On Sunday, June 10, from 3:00-5:00pm, join parents and students to work on weeding and general garden clean up to get
the garden ready for summer.
  • Families are needed to help water and care for the garden every week from mid-June to early September.
It doesn't require much time or expertise.  You can also harvest some fresh organic vegetables for your family.

          For more information and to sign up, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044aadac23a20-tappan4

 

 

TAPPAN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS

Sports this Week: 6th Grade Tennis has practice today from 3:15-4:30pm, and the 6th Grade Tennis Meet is tomorrow at the Varsity Tennis Center on State Street; see below for more information.  All other sports have concluded for the school year.

 

Uniforms: We would greatly appreciate families double-checking that they do not have any Tappan uniforms, and that all uniforms have been turned in. We are in particular need of our track singlets, so please make sure that your student-athletes have submitted all of their uniforms (even from past seasons). Thank you!

 

Physicals:

Athletic Physicals performed on or after April 15, 2018 will cover athletes for the 2018-2019 school year. If your student's physical occurred on or after April 15th, then they are all set for sports participation next year. You are welcome to submit physical forms for your student athletes via email over the summer or in person with the Tappan office beginning in late August.

 

Thank you for a great year of Tappan Athletics! Look for updates about the 2018-2019 school year beginning in August.

 

 

6TH GRADE TENNIS TOURNAMENT IS TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Friday, June 8, is the 6th Grade Tennis Tournament at the Varsity Tennis Center (VTC) on State Street. Tappan's tennis players will ride a bus to the VTC after enjoying pizza at Tappan.  Students will receive a t-shirt to wear during the tournament while waiting for the bus. The bus should leave Tappan at approximately 4:15pm, and the competition at VTC will begin at 5:00pm. Parents and families are encouraged to attend and watch the 6th graders use their new tennis skills!

 

The tournament will conclude at approximately 6:30pm.  Please make sure you are ready to pick up your student athletes at the VTC at the conclusion of the tournament. There will be no bus transportation back to Tappan.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks for a great season of Tennis!

 

 

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.