Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pep Rally!!

Friday, October 24, we had a pep rally.  It was an inspiring event, focused on college traditions, experiences, and academics.  All enjoyed singing the MSU and U of M fight songs together!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pep Rally: This Friday!!

Community Pep Rally -- Friday, October 24 @ 9am!!

Saturday, October 25 is the U of M versus MSU football game in East Lansing.  We are gathering our community in a spirited celebration of sportsmanship and higher learning.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!!  Wear your favorite team's colors!!

In all of Ms. Parins' music classes, we are learning the words and music to the MSU and Michigan fight songs.  We have been learning about marching bands and the traditions that surround them.  In addition, the lower elementary students have spent time marching to music and learning a special song about marching bands.

All students have been singing the fight songs of MSU and U of M and finishing class with seeing some of America's best marching bands.  We have viewed MSU emerging from the tunnel and Michigan bands entering the field.  We talked about what is the same and what is different, and the discipline and energy it takes to be in a marching band.  We also discussed the life-long pride that comes with this experience.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Domino's Dough Night: This Thursday

On Thursday, Oct. 23, order your dinner online (or call your nearest Domino’s Pizza store).

Mention the coupon code: “H” and Domino’s Pizza will donate 25% of the net sales to Haisley.  

PTO Council Board Candidates Forum

Nine of ten AAPS Board of Education candidates participated in a forum Monday night at Haisley.  MLive pictures and information can be found here.  Thank you to all who attended and participated in the forum!

Monday, October 20, 2014

News Blast: 10/20/2014

First Annual Haisley Pep Rally Friday, Oct. 24, 9 AM
Next weekend, the U of M and MSU meet in East Lasing for our state’s largest rivalry game. We’re taking advantage of this momentous occasion to gather our community in a spirited celebration of Higher Learning and Good Sportsmanship. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  PS: Don’t forget to wear your favorite team’s colors.
Pep Rally Helpers
Calling all Huskies! We're looking for 3-4 parents willing to contribute an hour. We need folks to help serve treats and clean-up after Friday’s Pep Rally. We'd need you from 8:45-9:45 a.m. If everyone does a little, we can accomplish a lot! To sign-up, go here.
Do you buy Groceries? Then we need your help!
Did you know that most local retailers will contribute a percentage of your bill to Haisley? All you have to do is sign up. It’s the easiest way to support our school - $100 in weekly groceries can raise $130 over the course of a school year. Don’t delay. Follow this link for more details.
Halloween at Haisley
The Halloween Parade will start Friday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Costumes must be age-appropriate and may not include weapons or blood. Alternative activities are planned for any student who will not be participating.  
Join Haisley’s Inaugural Enrichment Committee
The Haisley Enrichment Committee will meet for the first time Monday, Nov. 3 from 4-5:30 p.m.  If you are interested in being a part of this team, please email Kathy Scarnecchia at  
Domino’s Dough Night Oct. 23rd
Dough night is fast approaching! On October 23, enjoy Domino's Pizza and raise money for our school.
Box Tops Contest Deadline
The deadline for the Fall Box Tops contest is this Friday, Oct. 24.  Be sure to send your Box Tops to school with your child to give to their teacher. The winning classroom receives a Pajama Day as a reward.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bowler's Ed: In-School Bowling during PE

All students (Grades K-5, Young Fives, SXI/POHI, and ASD classes) will be experiencing a bowling unit during PE classes for the next two weeks (Monday 10/20/14 through Friday 10/31/2014).  This is made possible through a partnership between Bowler's Ed and Bel-Mark Lanes.  Check out the Haisley PE blog for more information.  :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

News Blast: 10/13/14

Haisley Tailgate Auction Update

A BIG thanks to our sponsors for their generous support of this event! Our Varsity Sponsors ($500) are Dan Decapua Realty, Allergy & Immunology Associates of Ann Arbor P.C, Marc Rubin Realty, and Domino’s Pizza. Our JV Sponsors ($250) are D.A. Haig Construction, The Gutierrez Family, and Vivajennz. Our Booster Club includes Village Pharmacy. Thanks for your support!
Get Your Tickets Today
Thanks to everyone who has purchased tickets for the Tailgate Auction on Nov. 15. We've had a great response already. It's going to be a fun evening with fellow Huskies! We only have JV tickets available and they are $10 each. Please send in your RSVP card or contact Jennifer Sauld at to purchase your tickets today!
Classroom Basket Donations Needed

Each grade level is collecting donations for baskets that will be auctioned off at the Haisley Auction. The themes by grade are:
Young 5's/Kinders: Arts, Crafts & Educational Fun
1st: Ice Cream Fun
2nd: Movie Night Fun
3rd: Game Night Fun
4th: Winter Fun
5th: All Things Sports
Multi-Age: Chocolate Lovers' Dream
Please contact your classroom teacher or room parent for ideas and/or a sign up genius link to donate specific items. Thanks for all of your support.

Auction Helpers Sign Up Here
If you'd like to help now with securing donations from local businesses, please contact Micki Schueler at The Haisley Auction Team is also looking for volunteers on the day of the auction, Nov. 15, at Polo Fields Clubhouse. Jobs include decorating, manning the check-in and check-out tables, and selling raffle tickets. Please sign up today at SignUpGenius.

Monday, October 6, 2014

News Blast: 10/6/14

Request for 'Gently' Used Toys
Our special needs classroom is looking for some used toys in good, working condition.  We're specifically looking for sensory toys commonly used by toddlers: things that make noise, light up, sort shapes, etc. If you have an appropriate item that you'd be willing to donate, please contact our school nurse, Laurelle Brennan, or teacher Erin Addison,  

Haisley Garden Work Day Saturday Oct. 18
Do you have a green thumb? How about a wheelbarrow? Come out Saturday, Oct. 18th to help in the Haisley Garden. Time TBD. Interested? E-mail 

PTOC/School Board Launch Party Monday October 20th: ALL WELCOME!
We're excited to announce the news...the Ann Arbor PTOC, in partnership with the school board will be hosting the 2014 fall launch party at HaisleyMonday, Oct. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.  There will be mix and mingle time for parents and the candidates as well as a more formal question and answer period.  Food, music and lots of ways to make connections with your A2 school community. Come out to meet your neighbors and school board.

Haisley Pep Rally Friday October 24
Save the Date: The PTO will host a community pep rally on Friday, Oct. 24. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors. All are welcome (that means you!). More details to follow. 

PTO Fundraising Envelope Drive
Reminder: The PTO spends over $100 per student each year funding field trips and other enrichment events. The entire amount is funded by generous donors like you. Thanks to many of you who have already sent your envelopes back! If you’re still thinking things over, please know that any amount is appreciated. If you didn't receive an envelope visit and look for the "donate now" button on the lower right corner. 

Auction Helpers Sign-up Here
The Haisley Auction Team is looking for volunteers for the day of the auction,Nov. 15, at Polo Fields Clubhouse. Jobs include decorating, manning the check-in and check-out tables, and selling raffle tickets. Please sign up today at

Haisley Spirit Wear
The Fall/Winter Haisley Spirit Wear Sale is here!  The sale will run from Oct. 8th to Oct. 29th.   Order forms will go home this Wednesday and checks need to be made out to Haisley PTO.