For event contact information, see Leadership
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 the 2018 Bach PTO Fun Run. Our biggest FUNdraiser of the year! Friday, October 5th, kids can run, walk or jog with their classmates during school hours. Sunday, October 7th, 11am to 2pm, kids (and families) are invited to run, walk or jog on the Big Playground. Plus try out a super cool obstacle course, courtesy of Wolverine Strength and Conditioning! Participation is voluntary, but all proceeds come back to the Bach students in the form of field trips and special events. Students are asked to sign up sponsors using their Fun Run packets, which went home the week of September 23rd. Students can also ask sponsors to donate online. Sponsors may donate an amount per lap or a flat fee. (Each lap is approximately a quarter mile.) We also need parent volunteers to help count laps and cheer kids on! So look for an email invitation from Bach PTO to volunteer through SignUp Genius. Our goal this year is 100% participation by students and families! We need YOU to make our FUNdraiser a success! Support Bach PTO Fun Run today!
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.
Sign Up to Volunteer with Sign-Up Genius.
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.