Friday, June 22, 2007

School Office Closed For Summer

The MLK School office is now closed for the summer. We will reopen during the afternoon of August 13, 2007. If you are seeking enrollment information, please look at the district website.

The Rules of 4 Square at MLK

When you have some time with your child(ren), please contribute to a collaborative piece of writing called "The Rules of 4 Square at MLK."

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

End of School Year Approaches

As a reminder, the school year will end on Friday, June 15 at 11:51 AM. Parents are welcome to pick up at that time. I anticipate the buses leaving MLK at around noon.

If you are an AM kindergarten parent and your kindergartener rides the bus, click below and read carefully.

Of course, if you have any questions, please give us a call at school (994-1940).

Thursday, June 07, 2007

AAPS Receives Perfect Bus Scores

For the past month, the Michigan State Police inspector has been on site, reviewing the Ann Arbor Public Schools entire bus fleet. The inspection concluded this morning. I am very proud to report that 125 buses were inspected, and every single bus passed on first examination. While we've always achieved very fine inspection results, this year's perfect record constitutes an extraordinary achievement, particularly for such a large fleet. In at least the past 27 years, this is the only absolutely perfect score in memory.

I'd like to commend Garage Crew Chief John Nikolich and our excellent crew of mechanics: Bill Burgess, George Clair, Mark Fazel, Dikran Khanian, Mark Millage, George Papadoulis, and Jim Sherzer. Their professionalism and dedication is the source of excellence, reliability, and safety that is reflected in this year's inspection.

Thanks also to our drivers and dispatchers, who showed patience and flexibility in meeting the daily challenges that accompany the annual inspection.

Bradford M. Mellor
Director of Transportation

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

AAPS Budget Discussion

Several King PTO members have discussed school budget issues with me this spring. I believe it is important for AAPS families and (MLK families in particular) to become increasingly familiar with the school budget crisis that exists in our state. You might consider attending the following presentation at Burns Park School.

Hard Choices: Plain talk about the AAPS budget
Tuesday, June 12th, 7:00-8:30 PM, Burns Park Auditorium (1414 Wells St.)

Ann Arbor Parents for Schools, in cooperation with the Burns Park PTO, has scheduled a community meeting to discuss the current school budget crisis. Superintendent Todd Roberts will be there along with representation from the School Board, Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation, teachers and principals from the district.

The purpose of the meeting is to answer questions, create a dialog about the current budget situation and to help strategize how we, as parents can be involved in helping to support AAPS as they work through the current situation and plan for the future. This will differ from the recent budget presentation as there will be greater representation from the school district, less lecture and more opportunity to ask questions and make comments.

Please come and lend your voice to the discussion. One of the goals of our organization is to reach out to other schools, so please invite your friends and teachers from other schools to attend. All are welcome! Questions? Jennifer Tanau ( or visit our website .