Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wonka Kids!!

The Haisley Players present
A 30-minute musical based on the book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl

May 2 & 3 
7:30 p.m.

Haisley Multipurpose Room

General admission tickets available at the door ($2 per ticket suggested donation). 

There will also be a free, daytime school performance at 2 pm on May 2nd.

All proceeds go to the Haisley Players so we can continue this tradition in future years! Thanks for your support!



ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Friday, April 26, 2013

Haisley Hustle: Walk-A-Thon

Haisley Hustle
Friday May 17, 2013

Where:  Outdoor Track
When: During the school day 5/17/2013
What: Exercise, music, entertainment, prizes, refreshments, and loads of fun! 
Why:  To raise money for the Haisley PTO!
Why:  Because PTO supports enrichment programs students experience!!

If your family or company would like to help sponsor this event with a cash or prize donation, please contact Susan Courtright ASAP.  Our sponsorship donations will help cover the cost of t-shirts which will be awarded to every child that participates.  And, your company or family can be listed on the back of our t-shirts!  Please consider being a sponsor!  

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Domino's Dough Raiser TONIGHT!

Domino's Pizza DoughRaiser Night:

25% of Net Sales Donated!!
Your locally owned and operated stores in Ann Arbor are very motivated to support your school by helping raise money for the much needed programs and supplies.

The best part is we developed a fun and easy way for you to participate.  All you need to do is eat delicious Domino’s Pizza and Domino’s will DONATE 25% OF YOUR NET SALE back to Haisley! Your local Domino’s is donating all of the profits from your order and matching it!

Order ON-LINE at (or call the closest store) and be sure to mention the coupon code: “H”;  your order will be tracked and we will donate 25% cash back.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Science Olympiad 2013: 12 Medals!!!

Congratulations Huskies!  

12:   The number of medals earned at this year's Science Olympiad!!  Amazing!!!!  We look forward to more great events in future years.   If you have any questions about this event, email Zali.  

Go Haisley Huskies!  

Sunday, April 21, 2013

PTO Survey!!

Dear Haisley Community Members,

As you know, the PTO is a collaborative team of Parents, Teachers and school administrators.  The Haisley PTO organizes and sponsors a diverse series of events and activities. We’re well on our way to another successful school year. And believe it or not, planning has already begun for the 2013-14 school year. To that end, we’d like your feedback to ensure we create a plan (and budget) that reflects not only our thoughts, but also that of the entire community. The link below will take you to a short survey. We estimate that it will take 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is entirely anonymous. The feedback is tremendously valuable to our community.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. We’ll publish the results in the May Haisley Happenings along with an update on the plans for next year. Thanks for your time. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Science Olympiad Information

Science Olympiad: Tournament Logistics
April 20, 2013
Start time: Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive in the parking lot no sooner than 7:30. The main entrance is near the flagpole. The Pentathlon preview will start promptly at 8:05; one coach and one student from each team should attend.
Parking: Main parking lot is off S. Main Street (student lot). However, any of the parking lots at Pioneer are open for WESO participants. Please do not park in “drop off” areas or circular drives, as this will block fire lanes.

Award Ceremonies, Banners: Due to time constraints at the new venue, there will be no opening ceremony. Banner parades will occur during the award ceremonies. Please assign only two kids to carry your school banner. Award ceremonies will be held in the large gym at 12:00-1:00 p.m. (2nd & 3rd grade) and 5:00-6:00 p.m. (4th and 5th grade).

Homerooms: Instead of homerooms, there will be tables designated for each school in the cafeteria. The cafeteria at Pioneer is huge and has seating for 1000. Please discuss with your team a central meeting place (e.g. main gym or cafeteria). There is also seating outside of the cafeteria behind the building if the weather is nice.

Large gym: There will be a covering on the floor to help protect the wooden gym flooring. This covering can tear and thus no running or rough play will be allowed.

Safety: Many areas of Pioneer are off limits to WESO participants and guests. Please stay out of any areas that are taped and marked “Do Not Enter.” Also, for safety reasons, please encourage your students and families to not open any locked exterior doors. We are anticipating over 1500 students, parents, and coaches and will need everyone's cooperation to maintain safety and security throughout the building.

Volunteers: Volunteers should check in at the Volunteer Table (located in the cafeteria) 10 minutes before the start of their shift. They will be told at that time what their specific assignment is.

Food & Drinks: Consumption of all food and drinks will be limited to the cafeteria or outdoors. This rule will be strictly enforced.

Sale of food is the primary fundraiser for WESO. Please refrain from bringing in your own food and purchase items that are available. Pizza, beverages, baked goods, fruit, and samosas will be available for purchase. Food and beverage items will cost $1.00 or $2.00.

Please have families drop off donated baked goods at the cafeteria on Saturday morning.

Event Check-in: For the majority of events, the Academic Check-in will be at the desk to the west, down the hall directly outside, but beyond, the cafeteria. Exceptions are Water Rockets, Pentathlon, and On Target (see below for check-in locations for these).

All students should present to the “Academic Check-in”15 minutes prior to event start time. Only students who are getting ready to compete and approved volunteers will be allowed past this checkpoint. In order to avoid a large crowd at the check-in station, please designate one adult only to escort your team to the area. Once the students have been dropped off, this person should leave the immediate area. Upon completion of the event, students will return to the cafeteria to meet their parents and teammates.

On Target: Check-in at the front of the large gym. The event will be held in the Large gym.  Spectators will  be allowed. Our restriction is that only one door to gym will be open, to make sure air currents are the same for all teams participation.

Pentathlon: Check in directly at the small gym (table located just inside the building entrance doors)Event preview will occur promptly at 8:05 a.m. Each team may send one coach and a student representative for the preview.

Water Rockets: Check in directly at the soccer field, located next to the track. The most direct path is to exit the school at the rear of the cafeteria for WESO. Walk along the sidewalk and across driveway. Field is to the right (west) of the track.

Back-to-Back Events: Students who have back-to-back events must identify themselves at check-in. Please note we cannot guarantee students traveling to or from the academic area to On Target, Water Rockets, or Pentathlon will make it on time unless there is at least 10 minutes between events.

Raffle: Donated raffle baskets should be dropped off in the cafeteria on Friday evening. Please be sure to submit an “itemization” of items in the basket along with the name of the school.

There will be a variety of gift baskets for raffle during the tournament. Please participate and purchase some tickets!

Open Events: Located in the Cafeteria annex. This year we are excited to again have representatives from Leslie Science and Nature Center. All kids (WESO participants, siblings, friends, etc.) are welcome to participate in Open Events. We hope the students find the events fun and informative.

Process for Concerns/Questions: Any questions or concerns regarding a specific event should bechanneled through head coaches. Head coaches may then submit concerns at the Volunteer desk and an appropriate board member will be contacted. Please remember supervisors have authority over scoring their events, including resolving any ties that may come up. They will answer questions from participants before the event begins. If you (parent or coach) have a concern, do not disrupt an event. Take your concern to your head coach who should direct it to a board member.

All other concerns may be brought directly to any of the board members or to the volunteer table. All Board members will be wearing multi-colored tie-dye t-shirts for easy identification. At any given time, there will be at least one board member in the gym area, another in the cafeteria, and one in the academic hallway. If you can’t find one of us, check at the volunteer table outside the cafeteria- they will have access to our cell phone numbers.

Photography: Please make sure any children not to be photographed are identifiable by a red dot on their name tag. We are excited that there will be a film crew from CTN as well as a reporter from These individuals will be instructed not to photograph or film any children with a red dot on their name tag.

Best wishes to all the teams!

Rec & Ed Virtual Summer Camp Fair

Rec&Ed Virtual Summer Camp Fair

Have you heard the buzz that Rec&Ed is hosting its first ever Virtual Summer Camp Fair? Land on this unique on-line tool at day or night, and take advantage of searching by grade, age, subject area (science, art, nature, sports, drama) or dates.  While visiting, you may enter a drawing as many times as you like to receive a $50.00 credit directly to your Rec&Ed account. (Only one winner per household) It is a honey of a deal.  Multi-Week & Early Bird discounts are offered as well.  Rec&Ed is the place to bee this summer!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April Haisley Happenings Available

Catch the latest Haisley Happenings - even before it hits news stands.......or, your child's backpack mail!  It is now available on the Haisley Webpage.  Click the link on the left menu bar for "Haisley Happenings".

Or, click here:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Popcorn Sale Tomorrow!!!

Popcorn Sale!!  

Friday, April 12


All proceeds benefit 5th Grade Camp!!  

Reminder: Green Team Work Day this Saturday!!!

Spring Green Team Work Day
***Saturday, April 13th***

While it may not feel like it, Spring has arrived and the Haisley Green Team has scheduled our next Saturday work event for April 13th. Depending on the turn out we’ll have volunteer shifts from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There are many volunteer opportunities for all skill levels.  We’ll be working on the new Hailsey garden and sprucing up the grounds. In addition to volunteers we’re specifically looking for wheel barrels to help move compost and mulch. 

If you available to help please RSVP by e-mailing Jimmy Simonte at!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Science night is tomorrow, Thursday April 11 from 6-8!  We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Green Team Work Day

Save the Date: 
Spring Green Team Work Day
Sat. April 13th 

While it may not feel like it, Spring has arrived and the Haisley Green Team has scheduled our next Saturday work event for April 13th. Depending on the turn out we’ll have volunteer shifts from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There are many volunteer opportunities for all skill levels.  We’ll be working on the new Hailsey garden and sprucing up the grounds. In addition to volunteers we’re specifically looking for wheel barrels to help move compost and mulch. 

If you available to help please RSVP by e-mailing Jimmy Simonte at!!

Burns Park Run: Saturday, May 5

Fun, Fitness, and $ to Haisley PTO!! 

Looking to accomplish your morning workout, spend time with your kids and raise money for the Haisley PTO all at the same time?!? Then bring the family and join us at the 35th Annual Burns Park Run on Sunday, May 5th. 

This is a family friendly race that winds through the Burns Park neighborhood. There is a 5K, 10K or a 1/2 mile kids fun run so the whole family can join in the fun. And for every Haisley child that participates, $10 of the registration fee will be automatically donated to the Haisley PTO (just identify yourself as a Haisley family in the "Just for kids" section of registration). 

Register now!!  $20/person.  See for more information. Hope to see you there. Go Team Haisley!!!

Here are some quick details:
  • Date: Sunday, May 5th
  • Each K-12 student, registered in either the 5K (run or walk) or 10K run, can have $10 of their registration fee donated back to their school's PTO. 
  • The run itself draws over 1000 participants, including 200 elementary students.  

Science Night: This Thursday!!

Science Night:  This Thursday, April 11 from 6-8!!

Interested in helping?  Please contact Jim Weindorf.