December 17, 2014
Dear Ann Arbor Open Students and Staff –
The Multicultural Fair is rapidly approaching, bringing the school to a crescendo just before two weeks of Winter Break. We look forward to sharing the evening with everyone and the high energy and creativity that is so much a part of our annual celebration! Please join us for this evening highlighting our student’s creativity and learning.
Despite the fact that it does not look or feel much like Winter (though November gave it a good effort), we will inevitably have Winter and snow. In fact, it seems likely that we will return from break with Winter in effect. We would like to remind everyone again that there is no throwing of snowballs or sledding/sliding while here at school. Please be mindful that even if a parent supervises sledding/sliding for their own child an example is being set for other students, often wrongly imparting that it is acceptable to do so. For the safety and well being of all the students we would ask that you assist us in prohibiting snowball throwing and sledding/sliding while here at school. Your support in this is critical to imparting a consistent standard and expectation for all of the students.
We are fortunate to be able to provide early drop-off in a dry, warm, and supervised environment every morning. This early drop-off begins at 7:30. Please do not leave students unsupervised at school prior to 7:30 in the morning. We are unable to provide supervision for them any earlier than 7:30.
Recently, we have had a single laptop computer disappear from school. It is a silver MacBook laptop computer that was last seen upstairs in the Lifeskills room. At this point, we have exhausted all of our efforts to locate it. If anyone is aware of any information or possible sightings of this computer, we would greatly appreciate your sharing this information with us. Thank you for your assistance.
Lastly, we would like to wish you and your family an enjoyable, restful, safe, and relaxing Winter Break! If you are celebrating a holiday during the break we hope that it is great one! Happy New Year to all and we look forward to seeing you and your children as we begin 2015 together!