Events at Bach
Each year, the Bach PTO plans and hosts events to support our students, families and community. This year, many of these events will be different. To stay informed about upcoming events, make sure you are subscribed to emails. We also have a Facebook page!
To get involved in programs or events, share your interests here.
Here's what a typical year of events looks like:
The Bach PTO is committed to providing community events at little to no cost.
F = free, perhaps with optional items to purchase $ = small fee to cover cost of event ◈ = fundraising event
First Day Coffee
After you drop your child off on the first day of school, join us in the Multipurpose room from 8:50 – 9:30 a.m. Meet other Bach families, check out our volunteer opportunities and enjoy bagels, donuts and coffee! F
All School Picnic – See old friends, meet new friends
Enjoy a fun evening with other families as the kids play on our BRAND NEW playground. Bring your own dinner and plates. The first PTO meeting of the year follows the picnic. F
Curriculum Night – Learn about your child’s school experience
Visit your child’s classroom and hear a brief presentation about classroom routines, curriculum, homework, and more. Some teachers ask for weekly classroom volunteers at this event, so bring your calendar! Also, meet the principal and the entire Bach staff. F
Bike/Walk to School Day – Stretch your legs
Students and families are encouraged to bike or walk to school. Consider designating a neighborhood meeting point to come together. Extra bike racks and morning snacks and entertainment provided. F
Grounds Beautification – Care for our school together
What better way to show your kids you care about their school than to work with them to beautify the grounds? Bring shovels, gloves, rakes or other tools to weed, mulch, and plant. Fall and Spring. F
Fall Fun Run – Our biggest fundraiser promotes fitness
Our BIGGEST fundraiser of the whole year and this year we went virtual . During the Fun Run week, kids can walk, run, skip, or chose their own activity to do and then record it on their activity sheet. The more activities they do the better! Families can use our online fundraising hub to share their student’s goals with friends/family or donate themselves, to help their child and all the Bach children this year!
Family Science Night – Explore Hands-On Museum displays
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum partners with Bach School to bring you family science night. The museum provides materials and displays. Explore different scientific concepts at each station in a fun, hands-on way right at Bach school. F
National African American Parent Involvement Day – Celebrate parent involvement
ALL parents/caregivers are invited to spend all or part of this day in the classroom with their children. Pizza is provided for parent guests for lunch. Started in 1995 by distinguished educator Joseph Dulin of Ypsilanti as National African-American Parent Involvement Day, this day encourages ALL of Bach’s parents / caregivers to become more involved in their Bach student’s education. F
Movie Night – Snuggle up for the main feature
Join other Bach families in the MPR for a family-friendly movie, popcorn and snacks. Bring a blanket and a pillow! F
Science Olympiad – Help grow a scientist
Students in grades 2 through 5 learn about science through weekly hands-on group activities led by volunteer parent coaches. These weekly practices begin in February. A small number of students are selected to compete in the Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad held in May. $
March is Reading Month (MIRM) – Encourage kids to read
Reading Minutes We encourage students to read and record minutes during the month of March. Parent volunteers tally the minutes with students being encouraged to achieve their reading goals.
Family Reading Night Parents and children are invited to come participate in a variety of fun, literacy-focused activities. F
Used Book Fair Slip away from the Family Reading Night festivities to check out our affordable selection of used books, puzzles and games -- all donated from our Bach community. Proceeds help make sure every child is able to shop our school’s book fairs! ◈
Art Night – Celebrate our students’ art and support community crafters
Come see the Multi-Purpose room transformed into a beautiful art gallery! Students can choose to have their artwork mounted and displayed for all in attendance to enjoy. F
Heritage Festival – Where cultures meet
Celebrate Bach’s diversity by sampling foods from around the world, watching the fashion show, visiting displays from many cultures, and enjoying multi-cultural entertainment. Passports and stamps are provided. Offered every other year. F
Dance Night – Boogie like a Bengal
Watch ‘em whip, watch ‘em nae nae … and then watch ‘em roll their eyes at your super-rad dance moves! Cabbage Patch, anyone? We will crank up the tunes in the multi-purpose room and dance the night away. Dance Night is a family favorite that is not to be missed. $
Bengal Bash – Putting the “fun” in fundraising
Get ready to party with the coolest crew in town -- Bach parents! Enjoy drinks, music and food just for the grown-ups. An auction will benefit the Bach PTO. ◈
Ice Cream Social – Our big community event
Enjoy ice cream, pizza, popsicles, games, and dancing in the streets. This is the last event of the school year, designed to celebrate and give back to the school's families, teachers, and staff as well as neighborhood family and friends. Buy wristbands for games and tickets for food and drinks. $