Category Archives: education

Free Garden Club Membership for Teachers

English Gardens - Free Garden Club for Teachers

Just in time for Back to School, English Gardens is offering teachers a free Garden Club membership. This is a great option for teachers who want to incorporate plans into their classroom. Feel free to share with your children’s school. Signups start next week (August 15). FREE GARDEN CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR TEACHERS ANN ARBOR, Mich., August 3, 2017— Teachers can celebrate […]

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Ann Arbor Back to School Guide

Back to School Information for Ann Arbor Public Schools

nchI’m breaking my own rule on not sharing Ann Arbor Back to School information until August. Since Ann Arbor Public Schools released their 2017-2018 calendar and new bell schedules last week and I am starting to see questions from incoming parents, I decided not to wait for August. Since Ann Arbor Public Schools is the largest school system in our […]

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2017-2018 Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar & Bell Times

2017-2018 Ann Arbor Public School Calendar & Bell Times

The 2017-2018 Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar has finally been released – to little fanfare. As a parent, I have not received an email or seen it on their Facebook Page. Also, this year are changes to the Bell Schedule (Start & End Times). Don’t miss our Back to School Guide for more AAPS information – enrolling, supplies, events, etc. […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Summer Reading Programs with rewards for kids have been going on for as long as I can remember. Fortunately there are some great Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we did last summer. Over the years my daughter has participated in a number of different summer reading programs. When she was younger and […]

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Bookstock 2017 – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale

Bookstock 2017

Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s largest non-profit used book and media sale. It is held at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place which is a convenient drive from Ann Arbor. Proceeds from the sale benefit charitable literacy and education projects in metro Detroit. See the press release below for more details. METRO DETROIT’S BIGGEST AND BEST USED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE WHERE BARGAINS ABOUND! SUNDAY, […]

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Briarwood Mall Announces Simon Youth Foundation Scholarships

Briarwood Mall

Do you have a high school senior that is looking for scholarships for college? Check out the information below from Briarwood Mall about the Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship. Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships Ann Arbor, MI – Briarwood Mall is once again proud to help a deserving graduating senior pay for college. Simon Youth Foundation, a […]

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Winter & Spring Break Schedules through 2022

Winter & Spring Break Schedules

By Michigan law, all school districts in a county must share a common Winter Break and Spring Break. Ann Arbor Public Schools is part of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD). WISD has announced their Winter Break and Spring Break Schedules for 2017/18 through 2021/22. Note, at first glance there appears to be a discrepancy between the dates sent out by AAPS and WISD. The dates are consistent, […]

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2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

If you have a child who will be 3-5 this fall, it is time to start looking for preschools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our 2017-2018 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide is sponsored by Apple Garden Playschools. Thank you also to the Preschools who purchased upgraded listings. Preschool Guide Sponsored by Apple Playschools The curriculum at Apple Playschool’s preschools and kindergartens is Reggio-inspired and […]

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The Homework Debate – Our Experiences and My Thoughts

Homework Debate - Working on Homework

We’re halfway through the second week of school, and I’m starting to see two debates – homework and recess. I’ll have the recess debate for another day.  With my daughter starting 5th grade, we have had all sorts of homework situations. Personally, I see both sides of the homework debate. When my daughter was in 2nd grade, I was thrilled when her teacher said […]

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