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All School Picnic
Enjoy a fun evening with other families as the children play with their new classmates on the playground. Bring your own dinner and plates. The first PTO meeting of the year follows the picnic.
Keep warm during this fun family carnival event held in winter. Offered every other year.
Family Science Night
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum partners with Bach School to bring Family Science Night. Explore different scientific concepts at each station in a fun, hands-on way right at Bach. All materials and displays are provided by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
Join us for this fun family event, our biggest fundraiser of the year, where fitness is the theme. Students sign up sponsors on their Fun Run sheet provided prior to the event. Sponsors may donate an amount per lap or a flat fee. During the school day on Friday and on Sunday, students may elect to walk, jog or run during the allotted time. One lap is approximately one quarter mile. Parent volunteers help tally laps for each child. Raising funds for Bach and encouraging fitness are our goals! More….
What better way to show your kids you care about their school than to work with them to beautify the grounds? Bring shovels, gloves, rakes or other tools to weed, mulch, and plant.
Heritage Festival – “Where Cultures Meet”
Celebrate Bach’s diversity by sampling foods from around the world, watching the fashion show, visiting displays from many cultures, and enjoying multi-cultural entertainment. Passports and stamps are provided by the PTO. Offered every other year.
Ice Cream Social
I scream; you scream; we all scream for ice cream! In addition to ice cream, enjoy pizza, popsicles, games, and dancing in the streets. This is the last event of the school year, designed to celebrate and give back to the school’s families, teachers, and staff, as well as neighborhood family and friends.
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Incoming Kindergarten Playgroup
Get to know your incoming Kindergartener’s classmates and their families before the first day of school. Although the group usually meets at the Bach playground, the location and schedule vary from year to year.
March is Reading Month
The PTO supports the Media Center to celebrate the nationally recognized March is Reading Month. Students are encouraged to read during March. Minutes are recorded by students and their parents; parent volunteers tally the minutes and award prizes for different increments. Special activities include: author visits, a kickoff assembly, and a closing assembly which recognizes top student readers and top classrooms. A highlight of the month is Family Reading Night during which students gather for live music and storytelling, including stories in many languages.
Bring your pajamas, pillow, and blanket, and enjoy a child-friendly movie (ie Cars, Happy Feet, Meet the Robinsons) in the Multi-purpose room. Popcorn, juices, bottled water, and snacks are available for purchase. Parents can sign-in and leave their school-age kids, or choose to stay and have fun with the group. Pre-school siblings are welcome if parents stay. Parents must return at the designated time and sign out their kids.
National African American Parent Involvement Day
ALL parents/caregivers are invited to spend all or part of this day in the classroom with their children. Pizza is provided for parent guests for lunch. Started in 1995 by distinguished educator Joseph Dulin of Ypsilanti as National African-American Parent Involvement Day, this day encourages ALL of Bach’s parents / caregivers to become more involved in their Bach student’s education.
Bach has a large number of students who participate in the Washtenaw elementary Science Olympiad. Bach’s program is run as a science club and is open to all students in grades 2-5. In order to provide this hands-on, cooperative learning experience, a large number of coaches and other volunteers are needed. Coaches meet with students for about one hour per week from January until late May. Some students will have the opportunity to compete for the Bach team at the district competition. For more information on WESO events, please see the county WESO Website.