Bach Bulletin

Week of June 1, 2020

Important Dates

Food Distribution

Tuesday, June 2, 11am – 12:30pm (for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday meals)

Friday, June 5, 11am – 12:30pm (for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday meals)


June 3: Deadline to register for Middle School Math Testing Out


June 3: PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m., See Below


June 5: Slauson Welcome, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


June 10: Fifth Grade Celebration, 10:00 a.m.


July 10: Middle School Testing Out

PTO Meeting, June 3, 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for a brief end-of-year PTO meeting, Wednesday June 3 @ 6:30pm.

Agenda:

1. 2020-2021 PTO Board Election Results

2. 2019-2020 Budget Update

3. Thank you to retiring board members

See you there!

Warmly,

Liisa Lusk

Bach PTO President

Join Zoom Meeting

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Attention Fifth Graders/Slauson Welcome/June 5

Greetings Incoming 6th Grade Slauson Families:


The Slauson staff is excited to welcome all of our new Golden Bears to middle school this fall!

All incoming Slauson students are invited to virtually attend an Incoming 6th Grade Class Meeting on Friday, June 5th from 11:00-11:30 AM via Google Meet.
The meeting will be hosted by Dr. Anglin and Mr. Szwejkowsi, your Slauson principal and assistant principal. Students will be able to meet 6th grade staff, view a brief orientation video, and ask questions.


Next week, your child will receive an invitation through their AAPS student email account from the Slauson administration to attend the virtual class meeting with login and access information. Parents/guardians will also be copied on this information using the email address on file.

If you or your child have not received the invitation email by Wednesday, please email Ms. Chabot at chabot@aaps.k12.mi.us to receive access instructions.


We look forward to connecting with our incoming class next Friday,


Dr. Lisa Anglin, Principal
Slauson Middle School

Middle School Math Testing Out


Candidates for Testing Out


Current 5th graders who have historically been successful in testing out of a middle school math course have exhibited the following benchmarks:


  • Students are prepared to show proficiency on the Math 6 Standards.

  • NWEA test scores in the 75th percentile or higher on at least one of the last two tests

  • Previous M-Step scores of a 3 (proficient) or 4 (advanced proficient) on the last assessment

  • Math report card standards assessed at 3 or 4 for 70% or greater of the total number of standards



Plans for Testing

  • Testing out will occur online for 2020 due to the school closure

  • Dates:

    • Middle School math testing out will occur on July 10

  • Testing Details:

    • Testing will occur online using:

      • A Chromebook set to kiosk mode

      • The Schoology platform testing capabilities including embedded Desmos calculator

    • Chromebooks will be issued through ITD set up specifically for testing out

    • Set amount of time for each test

    • Procedures for administering tests in home environment
    • Website Information - LOTS OF DETAILS IN THESE LINKS (to be added to district website May 14)

  • Registration: May 13 - June 3 - No registration after June 3

School Nurse Care Corner

Dear AAPS School Community,


Your school nurses want to connect with you! We created the School Nurse Care Corner as a landing spot for your health and wellness related questions and concerns; a place to find health and wellness resources and an opportunity to share a friendly greeting and directly contact your school nurse. Our goal is to share our wealth of information to make your day brighter and better.


Please visit the new School Nurse Care Corner today! The AAPS school nurses miss you!


Elementary: https://sites.google.com/aaps.k12.mi.us/nurses-resources/school-nurse-care-corner


Secondary: https://sites.google.com/aaps.k12.mi.us/nursesresources/school-nurse-care-corner

Free Online Tutoring

The AADL offers Brainfuse free of charge for any AAPS student with a library card. More details here.

Connecting Together: AAPS Parent Support Group

As we wrap up the school year, join the AAPS school psychologists for special editions of Connecting Together: A Parent Support group. This group is an opportunity to get support and ideas from AAPS staff and other parents, now focused on special topics. See below for dates, topics and registration information:

- May 27th/28th: Conectando juntos: en español

- May 27th/28th: No Camps??? Now what? Preparing for the summer

- June 3rd/4th: Staying Connected and Safe with Friends

- June 8th/9th: Making the best of the summer in our new reality

Register for all dates here


¿Está luchando para mantener a sus hijos motivados, con ansiedad, equilibrando el trabajo y el cuidado de los niños u otros desafíos con COVID-19?
¿Desea conectarse con otros padres de habla hispana sobre los desafíos y las alegrías de ser padres durante una pandemia, para compartir ideas y apoyo?
Únase a nosotros para conectarse juntos, en español, un grupo de apoyo para padres facilitado. Miércoles 27 de mayo 7: 30-8: 30 PM y jueves 28 de mayo 1-2 PM. ¡Registrar aquí!


Technology Needs

Support for Remote Learning

AAPS will continue to distribute devices and assist with internet access for families throughout the closure. Please complete a device request form and know that you can receive technology assistance by calling the family HELP line at 734-997-1222.

AAPS Food Service for Families


AAPS, working with Chartwells Food Service, is pleased to provide “to go” meals available for pick-up between 11am – 12:30pm on:


  • Tuesday, June 2 (for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday meals)
  • Friday, June 5 (for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday meals)



Pick-up at the locations listed below.


These meals are intended for children up to 18 years old and any child with special needs up to 26 years old. AAPS will distribute these meals to children, parents/guardians. The meals will contain a balanced breakfast and lunch.


Because we are practicing social distancing we ask that you pick-up your meals and take them home to eat.


AAPS Food Service Hotline – If you have food allergy needs or cannot make it to a pick-up please call 734-994-2265. Arrangements will be made.


Food Pick-Up Locations


Peace Neighborhood Center - Peace Maple Meadows Satellite – West Arbor Satellite

1111 N. Maple Rd.


Community Action Network (CAN)


  • Arrowwood Hills Community Center, 2566 Arrowwood Trl.
  • Bryant Community Center, 3 W. Eden Ct.
  • Green Baxter Court Community Center, 1737 Green Rd.
  • Hikone Community Center, 2724 Hikone Dr.
  • Pinelake Village Coop - outside the clubhouse, 2680 Adrienne Dr.
  • Lakestone Apartments - outside the clubhouse, 4275 Eyrie Dr.
  • Scio Farms - outside the clubhouse, 6655 Jackson Rd.
  • Orchard Grove - outside the clubhouse, 2835 S. Wagner
  • Carpenter Elementary – outside the school, 4250 Central Blvd.
  • Scarlett Middle School – outside the school, 3300 Lorraine