Help Wanted

The Help Wanted is a weekly email that lists all the current volunteer needs in the Ann Arbor Open community.  For general volunteering questions, contact the AAO Volunteer Coordinator, Angie Watson (

URGENT NEED!!!  Science Fair - March 1st:  MANY volunteers are still needed for setup, cleanup, reviewing, greeting reviewers, and monitoring the area at the Science Fair on March 2nd.  Please sign up online at:  Contact Sarah Baird (sarahbaird@icloud.comwith questions.

URGENT NEED!!!  Focus Studies deadline March 2nd:  Parent volunteers are needed to teach a focus study of their choice during our second focus study session on March 19-23.  Classes take place from 1:35 - 2:30 pm.  In order to have the smaller class sizes which are necessary for Focus Studies to be successful, at least 6 parent-led focus studies are needed.  Please complete this form and return it to Christine (deucher@a2schools.orgby March 2nd if you are able to help.  

Disability Awareness Workshop - Wednesday March 7:  Many parent volunteers are needed to help run activity stations throughout the morning of March 7.  Volunteers are also needed to help with transporting workshop materials from the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, and to help set up the evening before the workshop.  Sign up here:  The Disability Awareness Workshop encourages our 3/4 graders to develop an empathetic understanding of physical, developmental, and learning disabilities through a morning filled with hands-on activities. Please contact workshop co-coordinators Teri Minton ( or Sarah Pinkelman ( with any questions.

Book Madness Donations Needed:  It’s time to collect books for Book Madness!  AAO families donate gently used books and once enough books are collected, every child in the school is invited to choose a book to take home.  A student does not need to have donated a book in order to receive one.  Books appropriate for our older students are especially needed.  Please drop off books to donate in the box near the main office.

Morning Program Staff:  The very popular morning program in the auditorium, in which students can play games, read, and do crafts, is in need of two staff members for the 2018-2019 school year.  Training and shadowing are available this school year.   Note that this is a paid position within AAPS, not a volunteer position.  Hours are approximately 7:30-8:30am on school days.  if you are interested, please contact Chris (

AAOCC Tablet Donation:  The AAOCC is in need of an iPad or other tablet that can be used for credit card transactions at school fundraising events.  It must be able to connect to the school’s network via WiFi.  If you have an old one that you’re willing to donate, please contact Stacey Seaver (

For more information on volunteering, fundraising, and school events, check out the AAOCC web site at! 
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