Archive for May 1, 2018

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser Tomorrow!


Reminder: The Buffalo Wild Wings promotion is tomorrow and will benefit the STEM music program.

Here is the flyer🙂

Volunteers Needed- Robotics Tournament

In less than 2 weeks, on Saturday, May 12McCollough-Unis School will fill with 36 FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams and spectators!
We urgently need Dearborn leaders to fill key roles as Judges (20), Head Referee (1), Referees (6),  Field Manager (1), Field Resetters (6), Scorekeepers (3),  Pit Manager (1), MC (1),  DJ (1), and Game Announcers (2). These jobs require advance registration, online training and certification, and a fullSaturday, May 12, commitment (6:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.).

We also need a Production Manager to coordinate the Audio Visual System, 2 video camera operators,  photographers, the MC, game announcers, and the DJ. 
Less technicalyet essentialroles include: 1 scorekeeper assistant, 1 timekeeper, 2 score runners, 3 pit runners, 1 pit practice table coordinator,  3 pit practice table attendants, 1 pit technician, 3 pit monitors, 4 game queuers, 4 volunteer check-in,  4 team check-in, 4 Volunteer Room attendants,  6 door monitors-parking coordinators-security-information, 9 judge queuers, and 10 concessions workers. 
If every Dearborn school furnishes volunteers, we will have ample manpower! 
The Mc-Unis PTSA always provides a spectacular complimentary feast for volunteers (breakfast, lunch, and beverages, 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Officially registered volunteers get a lanyard and event STAFF t-shirt, 


official service credit and recognition. 

We are counting on Dearborn administrators to enthusiastically join in the incredible fun that is FIRST Robotics!
Please bring your staff along, too! All FIRST events are free and open to the public. All district robotics teams are encouraged to attend!
(6) FLL Volunteer Job Board (showing assignments)
    With jobs and links to descriptions and training documents.
Please contact Renee Newman, Volunteer Coordinator, with your questions by replying to this email, emailing, or texting (313) 300-1901 with your name and question.
We can’t do this without YOU! 
Thank you for your precious time and commitment to STEM! 
Renee Newman

Carpools are Cool!


Today is May 1st, and many STEM families are calling “Mayday!” and looking for a lifeline.  Could you be the family to save them and help with carpool?  Are you in need of a carpool daily or occasionally?

After hearing from a number of our families, STEM administration and PTA are working together to create a carpool list for interested families to connect.

Carpools are cool!  They are a great way to save time, gas and money. For STEM, they also ensure that students attend based on merit – not just their family’s ability to drive them twice a day. Carpools could also reduce traffic in the parking lot and improve safety.  Will you show your school spirit and agree to consider being part of a carpool?

We will NOT provide home addresses or assign carpools.  Our role is merely to provide contact information so families can make their own arrangements. We will ask for home elementary school and zip code to help families find others nearby.

Please sign up here.

We are asking current sixth and seventh grade families to sign up by May 15.  Then when our new families “come aboard” at freshmen orientation, we will hopefully have a good list started to share with them and welcome them to the STEM community.

Everyone who signs up will be emailed contact information for other parents in their area.  For this first round, the lists are not expected to go out until late May.  After that, new emails will go out shortly after new parents join in that area.

Thanks for considering participating in this important effort!

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