Category Archives: Back to School

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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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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Back To School – General Information for Ann Arbor Public Schools

Back to School Information for Ann Arbor Public Schools

Now that it’s August, it’s time to start thinking of Back to School. Since Ann Arbor Public Schools is the largest school system in our area (and where my daughter attends), I am starting to compile information for Back to School. My daughter is entering 5th grade this year, so this is our sixth back to school season.  I know when […]

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Back to School: Ann Arbor Public Schools Digital Paperwork

Ann Arbor Public Schools InfoSnap Registration

New this year Ann Arbor Public Schools is using InfoSnap for parents to digitally complete their paperwork. You will receive a “snapcode” for each of your children enrolled in Ann Arbor Public Schools. From a single account parent account, you can fill out all of the necessary forms for each child. This year all paperwork must be completed via InfoSnap.  Paperwork Process Yesterday evening, […]

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Back To School – General Information for Ann Arbor Public Schools

Back to School Information for Ann Arbor Public Schools

I made a pact with myself not to post any back to school information until a month before school starts. With Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) & most other schools starting on Tuesday, September 8, we are now within that window. I know when I was the parent of a child ready to start Kindergarten in AAPS, I was desperate for information. From […]

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Get #Back2SchoolReady with Kellogg’s Products & a Scholastic Book #ad

Get #Back2SchoolReady with Kellogg products & Scholastic books

Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias Do you have a reader? My daughter is definitely a reader. She is always reading! She reads in the car, while eating, and around the house – including outside. Many nights I’ll call her to help me get ready for dinner and […]

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Back to School: “Three Interesting Things” – Talking to Your Kids About Their Day

Back to School 3 Interesting Things - How to Talk to Your Kids About Their Day

“How was school?” — “Fine” “What happened today?” — “Nothing” Does the above conversation sound familiar? It is one that my daughter and I would repeat almost daily when she started preschool and into Kindergarten and First Grade. Invariably, she’d remember something to tell us at dinner or I’d hear about something from another parent in her class. Then I […]

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