Tappan Thursday Thing - September 21, 2017



In This Issue

  • Coming Up Soon

  • Tappan PTSO Meeting - Monday at 6:00pm

  • Please Contribute to the Tappan Annual Fund Drive

  • Order Tappan Spirit Wear by this Sunday, September 24

  • Please Help with Advisory in the Garden

  • Order your 2017-2018 Tappan Yearbook

  • Tappan Athletic Department News

  • Thursday Thing



COMING UP SOON

September

21

Magazine Fundraiser Kick-Off Assemblies by Grade Level, 8:30am


22

7th/8th Soccer and Field Hockey Picture Day


24

Last day to order Tappan Spirit Wear


25

Tappan PTSO Meeting, Media Center, 6:00pm


27

Early Release Day for Students, 12:37pm

October

4

Student Count Day


6

Cross Country Team Picture Day


6

Quarter 1 Interim



TAPPAN PTSO MEETING - MONDAY AT 6:00PM

Please join us for the first PTSO meeting of the year on Monday, September 25 at 6:00pm.  Please review the SEPTEMBER MEETING AGENDA  for more information.  The meeting will be held in the Tappan Media Center which is located on the second floor above the west entrance to the school.  All are welcome and light refreshments will be available. The Tappan PTSO is in need of several new volunteers for both committees and executive board positions.  We look forward to welcoming new parents to our team!



PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THE TAPPAN ANNUAL FUND DRIVE

The PTSO’s Annual Fund Drive is currently underway and seeks donations from Tappan families to support PTSO programming for ALL Tappan students.  Please send in your contribution in the donation envelope provided by your student’s Advisory teacher or contribute via PayPal:  Tappan PayPal Donation.  Thank you for your generosity.  Please contact Kristina Crow at kcrow@tappanptso.org with questions.



ORDER TAPPAN SPIRIT WEAR BY THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

The last day to order Tappan Spirit Wear online will be this Sunday, September 24. It is the LAST CHANCE to buy Spirit Wear for the October delivery.   Sales are available online at TappanPTSO.org.


If you are unsure about sizes,  stop by the Tappan School store after school TODAY Thursday, September 21.  You can try on sizes and even buy some of the sample t-shirts, shorts, socks and sweatshirts.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Johnson at kjohns64@yahoo.com.



PLEASE HELP WITH ADVISORY IN THE GARDEN

Volunteering in the garden is a wonderful way to help connect children with the food they eat! Parent volunteers are needed during Advisory times on both Thursdays (7th grade) and Fridays (6th and 8th grades).  Use this link to sign-up:  ADVISORY IN THE GARDEN VOLUNTEER SIGN UP.

 


ORDER YOUR 2017-2018 TAPPAN YEARBOOK

Tappan yearbooks are on sale now.  Cost is $26 through November 4; $30, November 5-March 3; and $35 starting March 4. Turn in a completed YEARBOOK ORDER FORM, along with cash or check, to your child's Advisory teacher or the office.  You may also order a yearbook online at www.yearbookforever.com using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal.  If you have questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact Erin Borges borgee@aaps.k12.mi.us.



TAPPAN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS

Picture day for 7th/8th Grade Soccer and Field Hockey is TOMORROW. Individual and team photos are available to order using the paper forms your students received at practice this week. You can also order online here: https://shop.hrimaging.com/shop/school.aspx?pid=0. Please make sure to send your athlete with their uniform on picture day as everyone will be photographed for the team picture.  Cross Country photos will be Friday, October 6.


Field Hockey has their second game of the season tomorrow, Friday, September 22 at Forsythe, and our 7th/8th Grade Soccer teams begin games next week. A reminder that there is bus transportation to away games, but that students will need to be picked up after the game (no bus back to Tappan). Field Hockey and Soccer games are scheduled to begin at 4:15pm, and usually wrap up by 5:45pm.


Our Cross Country team has reached historic levels of participation - over 90 students are running this year! Our Cross Country coaches would greatly appreciate parent volunteers who could attend practice and potentially run with the team. Volunteers would assist coaches in getting runs started and monitoring athletes during practice. If interested, please contact Coaches Barb K (kalisewb@aaps.k12.mi.us), Jackie Malcolm (malcolmj@aaps.k12.mi.us), and AD Dan Etz (etz@aaps.k12.mi.us).


Thanks for your support of our athletic program.  Go Trojans!


THURSDAY THING

Please contact Thursday Thing editor Jenny Kinsey at tappanpto@gmail.com with submissions or questions.  Deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm 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.  


The Thursday Thing can also be viewed  online at TappanPTSO.org/thursday-thing, and all issues from this current school year and previous school years can be viewed at TappanPTSO.org/archive.