Monday, December 1, 2014

News Blast: 12/1/2014

Message from Principal Bruder
Hi Haisley Families,
It has been wonderful being at your school, getting to know your children and interacting with parents and staff.  I know how proud you are of the strong community of learners you have built over the years.

The “I Am Thankful For…” assembly was outstanding.  It is obvious how much the Kindergarten and Young 5 students look to their 5th grade buddies for support and friendship.

Thank you for welcoming me into your school community.  If you see me in the halls or lunchroom, please stop me and introduce yourself.  I will be at the PTO meeting on Thursday and look forward to meeting some of you there.

Shelley Bruder
“Substitute” principal

Haisley Cookbook  - DEADLINE IS APPROACHING! :) 
We need YOU - (yes YOU!)  To share your favorite family recipes - in our FIRST Haisley cookbook!   The process is SIMPLE - and how fun to add your recipes so we can all gives them a try! Follow the instructions below - and be a part of this awesome 5th grade camp fundraiser!    We have already received some deeeeelicous recipes - that are going to available at your fingertips!   Take 5 minutes and follow the instructions below:  
Simply, log in to   
Organization Name: Haisley
Password: broccoli996
and type in your (up to 3) recipes!  That's it!  And then PRE-ORDER (WE WILL ONLY HAVE PRE-ORDERS) by December 19th - send your orders in your kids' backpacks - due December 19th!  It's $12 for one cookbook and $20 for two!  
Any questions? Contact Michelle Schrag at
Thank you so much for your time!    DO IT TODAY!! 

Just a reminder that the 4th and 5th grade auditions will be held during lunch Monday through Thursday of this week in Room 300. If your child is planning to audition or participate, please send in their sign-up forms. The forms were sent home in their backpacks and must be completed before they audition. They can also be found here. Kids can try out for a featured role, chorus role, or backstage role.   For more information, also see the Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr. Haisley blog post.  

Our December PTO meeting is this week; all are welcome. In addition to the standard agenda items, this month's discussion topics include an Auction Recap & De-Brief, Winter Sing plans and a 2014-15 Capital Project Update. 

Party and Raise Funds for the PTO!
There’s still room for 4 couples for the "pay to play" party next Friday night, Dec. 5 from 7-10 p.m. The cost is $160 per couple for a fun night of wine tasting and pairings. All funds raised go to Haisley PTO; checks can be made out to the Haisley PTO. For more information or to sign up, please email Jennifer Sauld at

More Little Free Libraries for Haisley Community
We are pleased to announce that several Haisley neighborhoods will have Little Free Libraries installed. Earlier this fall, the PTO contacted the teacher of Skyline High School’s engineering class. Two students stepped forward to take this project on. They have since been awarded a $2,000 grant from the AAPS Educational Foundation. The students have created an online survey to gauge how much the libraries have impacted households. If you have used a Little Free Library, please take a few minutes to fill out their survey here.

In November, Superintendent Swift presented her "State of the District" address to the Ann Arbor School Board. Follow this link to see a copy of her presentation. 

The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. This is why MSIA has established a state-wide program that provides every fourth and now also 5th grader in Michigan the opportunity to ski for free. Students can obtain a “Cold is Cool” Ski & Ride Passport that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 27 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops.  Check it out here!