Week of May 29, 2023
May 29: Memorial Day, No School
June 2: Field Day, Y5-2: AM, 3-5: PM
June 8: Fifth Grade Celebration, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Lower El Blacktop
June 9: End of Year Assembly, 9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
June 9: Flag Lowering Ceremony, 11:15 .am.
June 9: Report Cards Sent Home
June 9: Last Day of School, Half Day, 11:28 a.m. dismissal
First Day of 2023-2024
Bach Family Information Hub
The Bach Family Information Hub includes information regarding the daily health checklist, arrival/dismissal, breakfast/lunch, specials, technology, school supplies, bus routes and more!
Ice Cream Social This Friday 5:30-8:00pm
Wristbands for the event, will be sold for $10 after school on Wed. and Thursday or can be purchased at the event.
A Wristband provides: pizza, water, ice cream and unlimited games. (Kids under 4 are free and families of 5 or more $40.)
Don't forget, we are adding to Mrs. Pham's used book exchange!! Any extra books will be used as prizes at the Ice Cream Social. So please bring any children’s books that you are ready to part with to Bach, by Friday morning, June 2!
Bring any used books for adults directly to the Ice Cream Social and we will make sure everyone can go home with summer reads (please no text books/dictionaries/encyclopedias).
We are still in need of volunteers for the event. If you are able to volunteer for the Ice Cream Social on the day of the event, we could really use your help please sign up.
If you would like to volunteer to buy/make a baked good for the game "Who Takes the Cake?", please sign up. (If you are bringing cupcakes, brownies, etc. consider splitting the batch into smaller quantities so more children can "win".)
Thank you Bach Families!
Healthcare Letter from the School Nurse 2023
Dear Bach Families,
I have enjoyed collaborating with you and your students throughout this past school year. Here are a few reminders to finish up the 2022-23 school year and to help assist us in getting ready for the 2023-24 school year.
If your student has medications in the school clinic for this school year, please plan to pick them up by the end of the school day on June 8, 2023. Please note the school day ends at
11:18 AM. Medications cannot be given to your student to take home.
Health Care Provider Visit
Please contact your health care office now to schedule a visit for your student’s routine care. Leaving this to the last minute could result in delays getting an appointment and assuring that your student has the medication they need to begin the school year. At your visit, please address the health topics listed below, along with any other health issues, like asthma management and allergy action plans (as it applies to your student’s health) in preparation for the upcoming 2023-24 school year.
If your student needs to have medications (prescription or over-the-counter) at school for the next school year, AAPS requires an updated Medication Administration Form on file, signed by both a health care provider and a parent. In order to administer medications in school, this form must be renewed each school year. Medications include prescription (e.g. insulin, inhalers, epinephrine) and non-prescription (e.g. Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Hydrocortisone cream) medications. The same applies to self-carry medications, Authorization for Carrying and Self-administration of Medication. Medication forms, school nurse contact, and other information is available on the school nurse website. Ann Arbor School Nurses Website Healthcare provider’s orders can be faxed to your child’s school. Medication administration forms from your healthcare provider can also be used.
The Michigan School Immunization Law and AAPS require that all students are up-to-date on their state required immunizations before the first day of school. Also, strongly consider the influenza vaccine, as we experienced an active flu season this past year in addition to COVID. Immunization waivers can only be issued through the public health department with an appointment (see below).
If your student has any health needs that may require an Individualized Healthcare Plan (IHP) prior to starting school, we should have a discussion before the start of school in the fall. This can include diabetes, seizures, food or other allergies, asthma, etc. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have. In addition, please be sure to complete and document pertinent health issues in the online health section of InfoSnap.
Kindergarteners and young 5’s are required by the State of Michigan to have vision and hearing screening completed PRIOR to the start of school. This can be done at your doctor’s office or the Washtenaw County Public Health Department (WCHD), see below. Michigan Kindergarten Oral Health Screening legislation was passed in December of 2020. This law currently recommends that a child enrolling for the first time in young 5’s, kindergarten, or first grade present at enrollment, or no later than the first day of school, a certificate of dental oral assessment. This may be done through your dentist’s office or you can call the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic, see below.
The school staff can only release your student to people who have been listed on the Emergency Contact Section found on InfoSnap (online enrollment). Therefore, please list ALL of the people who may need to pick up your student in the event of an injury or illness. Please update any address/phone number/emergency contact changes that may occur, throughout the school year with your office staff.
Washtenaw County Health Department: Immunizations: (734)-544-6700; Free Vision & Hearing Screening: (734)-544-6786; Dental Clinic (734) 480-4250
Packard Health - (physicals, immunizations, etc) (734) 971-1073
Corner Health - (physicals, immunizations, etc) (734) 484-3600
In good health,
Erica Brenner, RN MSN
District Cell Phone 734-474-2185
Bachl Elementary 734-994-1949
From the Library
Book Check-outs ended on May 19 for the year. Lost book notices will be sent home in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, please use this Lost Book Checklist for ideas on where to find those missing books!
Used Book Exchange
Bring in gently used children's picture and chapter books to exchange for summer reads! Books can be sent in to your teacher's classroom between May 15-31. Classes will shop for books on Field Day, Friday, June 2. All books are FREE.
2023-24 A2 Virtual+ 5th Grade Math Acceleration Program
The application for current 4th-grade students interested in the 2023-24 A2 Virtual+ Online 5th Grade Math Acceleration Program will be open from May 15th to June 15th. A recording of important information is available here. If you have additional questions, A2 Virtual+ will offer Q&A sessions via Zoom on May 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM and June 7th from 6 to 7 PM.
Rec and Ed Community Survey
Community Education & Recreation (Rec & Ed) will soon begin planning programs for Fall 2023 and beyond. We are kindly asking you to take a 1-2 minute survey to let us know what types of afterschool classes you'd like to see offered at your child's school in the 2023/2024 school year. Once the survey has closed, we will analyze the responses and attempt to schedule our afterschool classes based on interest and need.
This survey will remain open until Friday, June 2nd. If you have more than one child, please fill out a separate survey for each. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Youth Enrichment Summer Programs
Online registration for 2023 Summer Camps begins March 15th at 10 AM. Rec & Ed summer camps provide a fun, engaging, and safe place where kids can be kids. Camps run June 12th through August 25th with half-day and full-day options available. Register early!
Covid Health and Safety Protocols and Guidance
Link to CDC Community Level page found here.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools will always remain a mask-friendly environment.
Fall 2022 Guidance on masking in AAPS schools:
Masks are strongly recommended indoors when CDC Community Level is ‘HIGH’- RED
Masks are encouraged indoors when CDC Community Level is ‘MEDIUM’ - Yellow
Masks are welcomed indoors when CDC Community Level is ‘LOW’ - Green
All COVID-19 cases among students, staff/contractors, and volunteers must be reported immediately via the school absence line and the appropriate form:
The What To Do If You Test Positive sheet provides more information about isolation and masking.
Students and staff returning from isolation are REQUIRED to wear a well-fitting mask on days 6-10.
More information is available at AAPS COVID and Health Guidance - Fall 2022.