Bach Bulletin

Week of March 20, 2022

Important Dates

2022-23 school year calendar

AAPS School Lunch Menus

March 24: Report Cards Go Home

March 27-31: Spring Break, NO School

March 31: In District Transfer Window Closes

April 3: School Resumes

April 7: NO School

Current-April 12:Fifth Graders Math Testing Out Middle School Registration (see below)

April 20: Early Release, Students dismissed at 1:18 p.m.

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!

Bach Family Information Hub 2022-2023

Current Fifth Graders Math Testing Out/Middle School

For students currently in Math 5, Math 6, and Math 7, the testing out registration window is currently opened. Registrations will be accepted until Apr 12, 2023. Details about testing out are found on this Middle School Testing Out website.

Testing will be held during the school day on April 28, 2023. The purpose of testing is for students to demonstrate a deep understanding of the math content in the upcoming course, and to be placed in the next appropriate course in the math sequence.

DreamBox is a way to review and build new skills for testing out. If your student needs assistance in accessing DreamBox, through Clever, please contact your student’s current math teacher for more information.


Week of 3/13

The kindergarteners continued their exploration of pushes & pulls by demonstrating ways to use those two movements in the classroom and around the school/playground. They also explored how the speed and strength of a push/pull can move an object. The kids got a chance to knock down a wall with a wrecking ball, but had to be careful not to hurt the things around it.

The first and second graders transitioned from the unplugged Rosie's Runtime activity to ScratchJr on the iPads. The kids were introduced to the different code blocks, along with activities that demonstrated how the blocks would work together in an actual program.

Andy Meyer

Technology & Engineering Teacher

Haisley Elementary & Bach Elementary

Staff Request Regarding Changes in Student Pick-up Plans

Please be diligent about solidifying pick-up plans for your student prior to the start of the school day. We recognize extenuating circumstances do occur, however, numerous changes to pick-up plans across multiple classrooms creates disruption at an already busy time of day. In addition, each time a message is communicated to a classroom it disrupts the flow of learning and instruction. Thank you in advance for helping us to address this need.

2023-2024 Pre-Enrollment is Open

Pre-enrollments in the Ann Arbor Public Schools are now open. Additionally, we are currently accepting In-District Transfers for young 5s, 9th and 10th Grade at Pioneer and Skyline, and 9th, 10th and IB 11th graders at Huron. More information is available here.

AAPS In District Transfer Timeline

The In-District Transfer option for 2023-24 will open as follows:

2/27/2023 - 3/31/2023 for:

  • Young Fives
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • K-8 STEAM
  • 9th & 10th grade at Pioneer and Skyline
  • 9th, 10th, and IB-11th at Huron

Please click here to apply.

Bach Spirit Wear

Dear Bach Community,

The Bach spirit wear Spring order is here! The website will be open and accepting orders from Monday, March 20th through midnight on Friday, April 7th. ORDER HERE:

Same as last time: Buy 3 items, get free home shipping with code 3FREE. Alternatively, select free school pick up (TBD, end of April) or pay for home shipping for fewer than 3 items.

Our vendor Midwest Graphics is a locally owned business and $3 from every item will support the Bach PTO (except for the staff shirts). Feel free to contact Dara Moses with any questions. Happy shopping and go Bach Bengals!

March PTO Fundraiser/Curry On

Curry On

2711 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Donating 20% of sales and 10% off orders

*Please order online using the QR code or this link.*

Please join us for our March restaurant fundraiser with Curry On!

Thanks so much for your support of the previous meals! The funds are going to great use for our PTO programs and initiatives. Curry On is currently only serving takeout.

Please order online using the promo code "BACH" OR use this link OR scan the QR code below for 20% to be donated to the PTO and an additional 10% off your order. Help us spread the word!

Thanks to Curry On for supporting Bach Elementary!

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Youth Enrichment Programs

Registration for Spring 2023 Youth Enrichment after school classes is OPEN. On-site at your school, in a place full of caring instructors, new and best friends, and heaps of fun. Classes fill up quickly! Reserve your spot today.

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!


Each year, our community comes together to donate items, experiences and services to our PTO auction. Your business, talent or hobby could be just what we need to make our auction a success!

Our auction will run online starting April 28. Winners will be announced at the LIVE and IN-PERSON Bengal Bash!

SAVE THE DATE: May 6th, 5-8 pm at LIVE

SIGN UP HERE TO DONATE or email us at

Past items include:

Handmade clothing and accessories

Restaurant gift cards

Landscaping services

Custom art

Spa and beauty services

Gym and club memberships

Hotel and resort packages

Gift baskets

Movie, theatre and sports tickets

Classes and workshops

Private concerts

Homemade meals and baked goods

Home decor

One-of-a-kind experiences

And more!

Thank you for supporting the Bach PTO!

Questions? Want to help? Contact us!

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.