Amanda Moore Elementary School

March 2016 Chalkboard News

March is Reading Month

Unmask the Power of Picture Books...

Picture books hold incredible power! We are extremely excited to celebrate this year's theme by "unmasking" and celebrating the messages and lessons learned in classic and new picture books; capitalizing on such topics as friendship, kindness, perseverance and the power of helping others. The Amanda Moore Student Council members brainstormed many ideas to help celebrate literacy throughout the month!

March activities:

1. February 29th Kickoff: Using the picture book The Dot, by Peter Reynolds we will unmask the power of this picture book by identifying themes (be brave, start small, explore ideas) and creating a visual representation for the showcase.

2. Door Decorating!

3. March 1st:Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration: Green Eggs and Ham!

4. March 4th: Superhero Day: Power Up to Read! Show your super powers as we continue to unmask the POWER of Picture Books

5. Power Readers visiting the classrooms throughout the month

6. Unmask the author: throughout the month (on announcements)

7. March 8th: Amanda Moore Birthday celebration: Show your ‘team’ spirit by wearing your Amanda Moore wear! Cupcakes for all!

8. March 10th: Stuffed Animal day…power up on books with a partner and stuffed pal in the pod (school-wide partner reading—students can bring their favorite stuffed friend, too—after recess)

9. March 17th:St. Patrick’s Day! Wear green!

10. March 18th : Dress as a book character: Dress up as a character from your favorite picture book (or any book)

11. March 24th: PJ Day: Wear your comfy jammies and get ready to relax and recharge by reading. (School-wide R & R Relax and READ—after recess)

12. Weekly raffles based on reading at least 5x throughout the week.

13. April 1st: End of the month celebration- Students will get to choose from a variety of picture books adapted for the big screen! Let’s compare the book and the movie!

To kick off our theme, Mr. Bennett read our school wide picture book, THE DOT by Peter R Reynolds, via morning announcements!


Dear Amanda Moore Elementary School Parents and Community,

On Tuesday, May 3, Romeo Community Schools’ residents will vote on an important bond proposal. I am writing to make sure you understand how this proposal affects our students, the school district, and the community. I’d also like to tell you about the changes planned for Amanda Moore Elementary School.

This election has two basic purposes: 1) To implement the school district’s long-range facilities plan; 2) To enhance student safety and school security. The bond proposal is designed to assure Romeo’s schools, school facilities, and technology are updated and in good repair.

Voters residing within the boundaries of the Romeo Community Schools will vote for fund updates, renovations, and construction in six general areas:

1. Improving student safety and school security.

2. Constructing additions to the RETC and making it the new Romeo High School for students in grades 10-12.

3. Converting Romeo High School into a new middle school serving students in grades 6-8 (the current middle school will be demolished because it has exceeded its useful life and renovating it cannot be justified educationally or financially).

4. Converting Powell Middle School into an academy serving all 9th graders.

5. Completing renovations and upgrades at all elementary schools.

6. Upgrading school district athletic facilities.

If voters approve the bond proposal on May 3, there will be no change in the current tax rate--NONE!

Here is a summary of the projects that will be completed at

Amanda Moore Elementary School:

· Relocating and securing the school office and school entrance

· Upgrading flooring, ceiling tiles and lighting

· Upgrading the fire alarm system

· Upgrading the kitchen

· Updating the HVAC controls

· Upgrading casework

· Replacing roofing

· Replacing worn out classroom, media center and office furniture

· Parking lot and sidewalk replacement

A complete list of projects proposed for all schools appears on the school district’s website: All bond proposal projects have been approved by the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Anyone who lives in the Romeo Community School District, will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, and is registered to vote by April 4, 2016, can vote. Obviously, the vote of every parent is important.

If you have questions or need more information, please call me at (586)752-0260. You can also visit and click on School Election Information, or you can call Superintendent of Schools Eric Whitney at (586)752-0225.

Thank you for taking the time to read about this important ballot proposal.

Roger Bennett

Roger Bennett, Principal

Amanda Moore Elementary School

“Empowering ALL students to succeed!”

p.s. Please make sure to vote on May 3rd or by absentee ballot any time after March 19.

Amanda Moore Elementary School's St. Baldrick's Team

Are you interested in joining me, Mr. Bennett, in this year's St. Baldrick's fundraiser? I have decided to shave my head again this year and want to have Amanda Moore's team raise a ton of money for this great cause. Sign up online to join the team. The team member who raises the most money will get to be the barber who shaves my head at the event on Saturday, March 12. In addition, the flyer below explains how you can raise money and earn raffle tickets for a PS4.Click here to join the team or donate to a team member!

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Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs are here to assist the schools and the kids they serve. We offer kids ages 6-18 years old a safe and fun place to a go after school and during the summer. Our organization also works on building: Academic Success, Character & Leadership/Citizenship as well as Healthy Lifestyles.

By offering a membership for just $25 per year per child, we break the barriers created for those who are not able to afford after school child care and are forced to leave kids home unattended. We are open Monday thru Friday from 2pm until 6pm.

We also will be offering 10 weeks of Summer Camps from 8am until 6 pm for $75 per week per child.

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Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th at Fraser High School. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The competition will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at Macomb Community College, South Campus.

Amanda Moore Green Team

We are thrilled to offer your student(s) the opportunity to join the Amanda Moore Green Team. The goal of the team is to promote environmental responsibility and encourage sustainability among our students. Green Team applications are due by March 10th (also available in the office). For more information, please contact Mrs. Friedli at
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Green School Environmental Tip

Spring clean the natural way.

Now that you've cleared the clutter and can actually see those countertops and hardwood floors, you still have to scrub off the grit and grime from the winter (ick!).

But harsh fumes from some traditional cleaners may do more harm than good: They can be responsible for around 10 percent of toxic exposures reported to poison control centers and are difficult to dispose of properly.

You can most likely find "green" or "natural" cleaning products at your grocery store. But you can save some money and make your own cleaning product from supplies you already have.

For spray cleaner: Combine and store in a spray bottle 2 cups water 1/4 cup white vinegar; 1/4 tsp. tea tree oil; 1/4 tsp. lavender oil

For deodorizing cleaning: Mix one part vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle to clean countertops, floors, stovetops and other appliances. Scrub dishes, surfaces and stains with a lemon that has been cut in half and sprinkled with baking soda on the flat side

Keep in mind that homemade cleaners may not completely eliminate all bacteria, such as the H1N1 virus. Be sure you read your product's label and follow the instructions as directed.

Romeo Community Schools:

Board of Education:

Mrs. Anita Banach, President

Mr. Mike Antoine, Vice President

Mr. Chris Giancarli, Secretary

  • Mr. Chris Young, Treasurer
  • Mr. Wayne Conner II, Trustee
  • Dr. Gus Demas, Trustee
  • Mr. Ed Sosnoski, Trustee

  • Central Office:
  • Mr. Eric Whitney, Superintendent
  • Ms. Jennifer McFarlane, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
  • Ms. Grace Stafford, Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Mr. Don Gratton, Executive Director of Facilities & Quality Control
  • Mr. David Massoglia, Executive Director of Business and Finance
  • Mr. Mark Nelson, Executive Director of Technology

  • Amanda Moore Elementary School:

  • Mr. Roger Bennett, Principal
  • Mrs. Dee LoGrasso, Secretary
  • Mrs. Tammy Hagood, Office Aide

  • Interpretación en español disponible poniéndose en contacto con Celia Ciecko 586-281-1419