Welcome back to school and happy new year to all of our families! As we begin the new year and move forward into the many exciting events and opportunities that we look forward to, it is also a good time to express our gratitude for the many great things that have already taken place this school year. We are especially thankful for all of the effort that went into a very successful Multicultural Fair! We are particularly grateful for the many donations and hours of labor provided by our parent community, particularly for the assistance of Lin Buyher in coordinating much of the volunteerism! Once again, the active support of our parents and families create such great opportunities for our shared community at Ann Arbor Open!
Looking ahead in the shorter term, we look forward to celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, January 16th the school will be closed in observation of the national holiday. We will be holding our school observance and celebration of Dr. King on Friday, January 13th. We will hold a schoolwide assembly focused on protests and specifically, the Children’s March in Birmingham (1963), through a series of student speakers and song.
Please come in and look through our lost and found, we have an abundance of items and some of them may belong to you! We will be clearing the lost and found contents out and making a donation on January 20th, so please be certain to identify and remove any items belonging to you prior to the 20th of January. If you need access to the lost and found outside of normal school hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to meet.
You won’t want to miss the upcoming AAOCC meeting on January 24th! This meeting will highlight an opportunity for adult learning and discussion, watching the documentary “The House We Live In”; with discussion facilitated by WSU professor and A2O parent, Angela Guy-Lee
Happy New Year!
Meg Fenech & Chris Curtis
Ann Arbor Open Administrators