June 11, 2014
As always, the Ice Cream Social was a rousing success. Thanks so much to Meredith Buhalis, Michele Fortin, and the multitude of volunteers who made this incredible event so much fun. Our first annual cake-decorating contest included some fantastic efforts – we will definitely repeat this contest again next year!
The Henry Ford is hosting its annual Maker Faire event on July 26th and 27th, in Dearborn, Michigan! In its fifth year, Maker Faire Detroit brings makers from all over the Nation to celebrate their unbridled creativity and resourcefulness. Exhibits and displays flaunt creative student projects like robotics, textile arts and crafts, game systems, biology/biotech projects, electric vehicles, unusual machines…and many more. We want to reach out to our innovators of the future who have a passion for creating, inventing and changing our world with their diverse and out-of-the-box ideas.
- Pie plates & platters: We have several dishes on display outside of the teachers’ lounge. They are left from Pie Day and Staff Appreciation Week. If you are missing some serving dishes, please stop by and pick them up.
- Medications: By June 13th, pick up any prescription medications that are in our clinic or were taken on overnight field trips. We will not send these medications home with students. Anything left after the last day of school will be discarded.
- School ends at 10:30 on Friday, June 13th. Buses run as usually scheduled. Please remember to plan for this early pickup time.
Pardon my repetition, but I don’t know how to say it any better – I feel so fortunate to be a part of this community.
As the school year comes to a close, I especially want to thank the staff of Ann Arbor Open School. Their dedication to our students continues to exceed expectations. Each and every staff member helps carry the load, often stepping in for extra work without hesitation. I would also like to say thank you to our students for their enthusiasm, curiosity, and high effort. We wish our 8th graders well next year and look forward to another great year with our returning students too. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the parents of Ann Arbor Open. The AAOCC leaders have been invaluable to the smooth operation of our many enrichment activities and all-school events. So many parents volunteered their time and service to us – too many to name here! Thank you, AAO Parents!
Have a happy, relaxing summer!