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Welcome to our March
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At a Glance

It’s Time for Spring Classes!

First Steps registration is open now and Preschool class registration begins on Monday, March 20
First Steps offers classes mostly for birth through age 3 but we have some older classes too, like Messy Art!
  • Classes begin April 10 and run through June 17 and an adult always attends with the children.
  • Preschool Classes range from Art for ages 2–7, Dance for ages 2–6 and Explore, Invent, Discover AND Mindful Me.
  • Check out Storytime Yoga too!
  • Classes begin April 24 and run through June 15.
  • Questions? Call Sherri at 734-994-2300 x53186.


The Early Bird Gets the Summer Camp

The Summer Camps Catalog is HERE and in your mailbox too. From Science to Art to Dance to just plain FUN, we have everything ready for you this summer. Preschool camps are 1 week long, morning-only opportunities for your children to meet new friends and have fun learning. Early Bird discounts end on April 17 so don’t wait too long to register.
  • Preschool Summer Camp Registration HERE
  • Safety Town Registration: HERE


Kid Fest in pictures . . .

Thank you to
Joe Reilly for performing for us all at Kid Fest. His music is truly wonderful. I’d also like to thank our Gold Sponsors: Goldfish Swim School and IHA Child Health ArborWest We loved having your support and presence at Kid Fest. AND thank you to our Silver Sponsors: Arbor Lodge Dental and Ron's Garage. Thank you as well to Wild Swan Theater and the amazing people at WCC who book the auditorium. Your kindness is outstanding and appreciated! Most of all, thank you to all of YOU who came and had a great time at our suddenly different location at WCC’s Towsley Auditorium.


Preschool Sports Preview March 26!

We have two new preschool sports classes this spring along with all your old favorites.  We hope you'll check out our T-Ball Prep and Flag Football Prep.

Wondering if these classes are right for your child?  We’re hosting Preview Days for both sports on Sunday, March 26 at Wines.  We hope that you and your children will join us. Even better, the $10 fee for Preview Day is a fundraiser for our First Steps program!

T-Ball Prep Preview (ages 3–5 with an adult)
Sunday, March 26 @ Wines 10-10:45 AM.  Outdoor weather permitting.  Gym backup.

Flag Football Preview (ages 4–5 with an adult)
Sunday, March 26 @ Wines 11-11:45 AM. Outdoor weather permitting. Gym backup.

We hope to see you there! —Chris C.


Shop to Support

Keep on helping by buying groceries — it’s working! We earned $60 from Kroger last quarter. To me, it’s $60 no one had to do anything special to earn. Just grocery shop and put in your phone number to give First Steps PTO your support. WOW! 

The hard part is taking the time to sign up. Check it out it right now. Both Kroger and Buschs are easy to do and I’d love to report an even higher amount in April.

To enroll in Kroger’s program click here to register. Our organization number is 15373.

The link to enroll for Buschs’ is here. Sign up for My Way, find Cash for Education (upper right) and choose First Steps Ann Arbor PTO as the organization. Thank you so much.


Scholastic Books are GREAT

Scholastic Reading Club is a great and inexpensive way to build your home library and support First Steps at the same time. Books are as low as $1 with many popular and new titles as well as old favorites. Ordering online is simple: go to the Scholastic website, log in or create an account if you are new. Use the online code: GJW4K so you are linked to the First Steps classroom. The order deadline is Friday, April 14 by 3pm. Once the books arrive here at First Steps, Sherri will sort through the orders and email everyone. . This is the LAST order possible until Fall. Thank you for your support!


Spring Story Time Yoga starts April 26th!

This preschool yoga class is for walkers through age 4 with a parent. Through stories and games you'll find ways to feel healthy, confident and happy!  Each week you will travel to new locations, meet amazing fun characters and solve problems together with certified yoga instructor, Natalie Berry.  For more information please click HERE  Contact Victoria Cendrowski,, with questions.


ASQ – Also called Ages & Stages Questionnaire

Do you wonder how your baby, toddler or preschool child is doing developmentally? We have a very helpful resource for you that's FREE. The ASQ lets you try activities with your child and see how she's doing. Interested? Here's the online link.




At a Glance

Preschool Class Registration — online
First Steps Class Schedule

Website Links

First Steps-Ann Arbor
Preschool Classes/Camps
Safety Town 2017

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