April 19-25: Shop at the PTO Thrift Shop for show your support week to benefit Open's Poet in Residence

April 22: AAOCC Monthly Meeting, 7-8:30p

April 24: Babysitting night to benefit Leslie's class, for info: Susan Johnson-Jaworski, ajaworsk@yahoo.com.

May 3: Burns Park Fun Run, all Open School registrants can designate $10 of their fee to go back to the AAOCC (our PTSO), click here: Online Registration.

May 4-8: Staff Appreciation Week

May 5: City General ELECTION, including vote on school bond proposal

May 12: Maker's Fair, 6-8:00p

May 12: FiFun Meeting, 7-9:00pm

Tuesdays at 7:45am and Fridays at 2:45pm: Scrip sale under the whale. Fundraiser: Mabel's Labels (see below for more details).
  Calling all those interested in a fun way to GET INVOLVED in your child's school: the AAOCC is looking for our next Co-Chair (Fundraising) and Secretary, with terms running from June 2015 to July 2017. Please consider helping out and getting the inside scoop on our school! For more information on what's required, please contact either current Co-Chair Clare Sansburn (aaochair@gmail.com), or current Secretary Kristin Gapske (aaosec@gmail.com).
  PLEASE VOTE May 5!  And help out if you can: the Ann Arbor Citizens Millage Committee (http://www.a2cmc.org) needs one volunteer for each school building to be a coordinator for the brief period between now and the May 5 vote.  This volunteer would help to disseminate information about the May 5, 2015 school bond proposal to our school's community and coordinating the placement of yard signs in our neighborhoods.  Email Lauren Steele at RLSteele@mail.com if interested. Or consider simply helping by passing out flyers or yard signs: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054faea722a20-a2cmc.  Also to help inform voters, the District is hosting five community briefings from April 14-30, all starting at 6:30pm. For more information about the proposal and these meetings, please go to: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/aaps/2015_millage. The AAOCC has invited a guest from the Citizens Millage Committee to speak at its April 22 meeting and will be considering whether to endorse this bond.

ONGOING FUNDRAISER: Mabel's Labels are great for labeling lunch containers, clothing, shoes, and anything else that our kids are prone to lose. Ann Arbor Open school will earn 20% of every dollar that is spent at Mabel's Labels. Be sure to order through the Ann Arbor Open web address: http://mabelsfundraising.com/f/34408. The fundraiser wil be open year-round. Questions? Contact Elaine Oberlin-Nesbit, oberlin_nesbit@yahoo.com.