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Scotch Elementary Newsletter: Week of March 9, 2020

Below are a few updates/reminders for our upcoming week.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

  • Daylight Savings Begins...Set your clocks an hour ahead!


MONDAY, MARCH 9

  • Early Release - 3:07PM Dismissal Begins
  • Little Ceasar Pizza Kit orders will be taken ONLINE ONLY until 12PM TODAY! #363782
  • Lunch Choices: #1 Jet's Cheese Pizza #2 Chicken Sandwich #3 Chicken Caesar Salad


TUESDAY, MARCH 10

  • No School - Presidential Primary Election Day - Voting Day!


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

  • Math Pentathlon 2nd & 3rd Grade @ Gretchko
  • Math Pentathlon 4th & 5th Grade @ Scotch iCenter
  • Marco’s Pizza Night 5570 Cooley Lake Rd. 248-682-9700 Order online @ MARCOS.COM
  • Lunch Choices: #1 Pasta w/Marinara #2 Cheese Pizza #3 Popcorn Chicken Salad


THURSDAY, MARCH 12

  • 4:15 - 5:15PM 5th Grade Boys Basketball Practice
  • Lunch Choices: #1 Chicken Nuggets #2 Grilled Cheese #3 Chef Salad


FRIDAY, MARCH 13

  • *IMPORTANT* - 6th Grade Elective Course Request Form is Due Today!
  • Wear your Scotch gear and show your school spirit!
  • Bagel Friday - Bagels for sale $1
  • 4:15 - 5:15PM 5th Grade Girls Basketball Practice
  • Lunch Choices: #1 Corn Dog #2 Cheese Stuffed Breadstick #3 Yogurt Plate


Planning ahead...

MONDAY, MARCH 16

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

  • 10AM PCN Meeting @ Scotch
  • 3rd Grade Music Concert “Right Here in Michigan” 6PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

  • 5th grade Girls and Boys Intramural Basketball Game at WBHS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

  • 5th Grade Fundraiser - Little Caesars Pizza Kit Delivery 4 - 6:30pm

MONDAY, MARCH 30 - FRIDAY, APRIL 3

A NOTE FROM PRINCIPAL SCRIVO

The Scotch Elementary Staff will soon be making plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Over the next several weeks, the staff will gather information regarding instructional needs as they relate to the growth and development of your child. This information will help to determine class placements for the next school year. In May, I will meet with our teachers, reading consultant, and specialists to make preliminary placements for the next school year.


Requests for a specific teacher CANNOT be made. Parents who have special considerations should submit a letter to me explaining the educational circumstances that need to be reviewed by the placement team. This letter must be received in the office by Monday, April 13, 2020. There are no guarantees regarding class placement.


If your child will NOT be attending Scotch Elementary School next year, please let us know now so that we can ensure that records are ready to send to the receiving school.


DO YOU HAVE NEW CONTACT INFORMATION?

If you or any of your emergency contacts have recently changed numbers, addresses, or email accounts, please make sure you have notified the school office or you have updated them on your Powerschool Account. It is extremely important that this information is kept up to date so that we can reach you in the event of an emergency, or if your child becomes ill at school.


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE: By Josh from SmartSocial.com

Do you know what your students are doing online all day? Statistics show most US parents now worry about what their kids are up to on social media. The key takeaway I offer to every parent and educator I speak with is this: be on the same apps your students are on. It's the best way to protect them online.

Watch our new webinar here - 5 Hottest Teen Apps: What Parents & Teachers Need to Know

Scotch Elementary School 2019 - 2020 School Improvement Goals:

  • 60% of students will demonstrate growth in reading and math based on NWEA MAP by June 16, 2020.

  • 60% of students will meet or exceed their projected growth goal on the NWEA MAP assessment in reading and math by June 16, 2020.

  • 90% of students will be proficient in informational writing.

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MARCH IS READING MONTH

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*SCOTCH EVENTS/UPDATES*

5TH GRADE FUNDRAISER LITTLE CAESAR PIZZA KITS

ORDER PICK UP

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th

4 - 6:30PM

We will take last minute Little Ceasar Pizza Kit orders ONLINE ONLY until 12PM Monday, March 9th. We are past the deadline for handing in orders at school. Again, only online orders will be taken past today. The Scotch code for ordering online is #363782. Learn more HERE and get started! Thank you in advance for your donation.


MUSIC @ SCOTCH 3RD GRADE - LAST CALL!

In coordination with the social studies curriculum, we will be presenting a show entitled, “Right Here in Michigan.” It will feature music about Michigan and music from Michigan musicians and artists. Our concert will be on Thursday, March 19, at 6:00PM right here at Scotch School.


I am still in need of photos of the students, “Right Here in Michigan.” If you have a digital photo of your child some place identifiably in Michigan please send me a copy at the address below. Please include your child’s name and teacher. Thanks so much for your help.

Carl Battishill, Scotch Music Teacher (carl.battishill@wbsd.org)

WB PARKS & REC DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

PROUD PARENT MOMENT

If you would like to share a special moment regarding your student, please email elizabeth.bain@wbsd.org

REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE CORNER

GOT MARKERS?

Scotch School is participating in Crayola ColorCycle program. We are collecting all types and brands of dried up markers and highlighters to be recycled by Crayola. Please send your markers to school and ask your child to place them in the green marker recycling box in the cafeteria. Thank you!

SCOTCH CELEBRATES EVERGREEN STATUS AGAIN!

We are pleased to announce that Scotch School has received Evergreen Status again this year as a Michigan Green School! This honor means our staff and students have completed at least 15 activities related to protecting the environment. This is the fifth year in a row that Scotch has been recognized!


We earned points in various categories such as recycling, environmental protection, and energy conservation. Thank you to all the students, families, and staff who supported this endeavor by encouraging trash-free lunches, plastic and paper recycling at school, and environmental awareness for our students.


Scotch School has been recognized for its outstanding leadership in environmental stewardship efforts and for spearheading activities which involve the students, staff, parents, volunteers and community. We will be recognized with a celebration and will also receive another patch for our Green school flag.

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*PTO EVENTS/UPDATES*

PTO SCOTCH SPIRIT WEAR

Would you like to purchase some Scotch Spirit Wear for your student? Some of the many choices include:

Hoodie Sweatshirts $35

T - Shirts $20

Email Heather Donnelly at HeatherDonnelly@outlook.com with questions, or if you would like to place an order.


PRINTER CARTRIDGES

Donate and recycle your printer cartridges by dropping them off at the Scotch front office. Feel free to drop them off anytime of the day, or have your student just bring them to school.

DOODLE FOR GOOGLE CONTEST IS NOW OPEN

The #DoodleForGoogle contest is now open! This year's theme is “I show kindness by...”. Participate by having your students create a Doodle explaining what kindness means to them.

*SCOTCH WEEKLY REMINDERS*

SCOTCH BELL SCHEDULE

8:55 AM - Student drop off begins/students line up outside at buses.

9:06 AM - Students may enter the building. First bell rings!

9:12 AM - Car line student is late and a parent must park and sign-in at the office.

If there is not a staff member outside at drop off, you must walk your student in.

This is a safety issue. All building doors will be locked at this time.

9:15 AM - Sharp! Instruction begins.

3:07 PM - Students are dismissed for Early Release Mondays.

4:07 PM - Student dismissal.

4:25 PM - Car line services end.


IMPORTANT: When exiting the car line you may only use the Hiller/Orchard Lake exit. We have set this process up with the West Bloomfield Police Department for the safety of our students. Our Commerce Road exit is used for buses only!


4:25 PM - Students not picked up by a parent or guardian before this time will be taken to Kids Klub. The drop-in fee for Kids Klub is $15/$25 per visit and $25 for Early Release Monday.

Annual Registration fee is $60 per student or $90 per family.


ATTENDANCE

Call the Scotch Safeline at 248-865-3282 by 9:30AM if you know that your child will be late or absent from school. If you have not called the safeline by 9:30AM you will be automatically notified via phone/email that your student is absent from school. Your student's absence will be unexcused unless we receive a phone call within 24 hours


WINTER RECESS REMINDER

All students are expected to go outside for recess and the bus line, unless the actual or wind chill temperature is 0 degrees or below. If your student needs to stay in for recess, we require a doctor’s note.


SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME?

When students are ill, they need to stay home. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please do not send him/her to school:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more. Children should stay home until the fever has been gone for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications.

  • Vomiting or severe diarrhea. Children should stay home until symptoms have been gone for 24 hours.

  • Severe cold. A little sniffle is not a reason to stay home, but a severe cold or influenza is.

  • Severe sore throat, a persistent cough, or an earache.

  • A severe headache.

If your child has a communicable disease, she/he should not come to school. Common childhood communicable diseases include chicken pox, measles, mumps, whooping cough, etc. Please call and inform the office when your child has a communicable disease.


DOCTOR’S NOTES

If your child needs to stay in, or sit out for recess or gym class due to illness or injury, we require a doctor’s note. If your student is well enough to attend school, it is expected that he/she is well enough to participate in recess.


MESSAGES FOR STUDENTS

Please make sure that your child knows what they will be expected to do when the school day is over before they leave home in the morning. Staff is not available to hand deliver messages throughout the day, and when the bell rings at the end of the school day it becomes quite difficult to reach individual children for whom we have messages. We will be happy to deliver messages in an EMERGENCY situation, but if at all possible, please make sure that your child(ren) know(s) who will pick them up, if they are car-line, or ride the bus, before they leave for school. NO TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS OR CHANGES WILL BE GRANTED AFTER 3:45PM.


STUDENT NOTES - IMPORTANT/LABEL WITH TEACHER NAME

All student notes visit both the office and the teacher. All notes are stamped and approved at the front office, therefore these notes must contain first, last, and teacher name. Please ensure the note size is at least 4 x 6 inches so it does not get lost in transit. No sticky notes please.


PEANUT/TREE NUT RESTRICTED CLASSROOMS

All classrooms at Scotch Elementary School are peanut and tree nut free, therefore students are not allowed to have these items for snack in any classroom. Please help us keep our students safe. Acceptable classroom snack items are fresh fruits and vegetables. All other food items may be eaten at lunch time in the lunchroom. Nut Restricted Zone Parent Letter

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OLMS presents "Beauty and the Beast Jr."

Orchard Lake Middle School is presenting "Beauty and the Beast Jr." on March 20-21 at West Bloomfield High School. Tickets are on sale now at ShowTix4U.com and will be available at the door.


There will also be a special "Princess Party" on March 15 at WBHS where attendees are able to have a special meet and greet with Belle and several of her friends. Information for the Princess Part is also available at ShowTix4U.com.

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MICHIGAN SOC OFFERS MICHIGAN CHILD PROTECTIVE REGISTRY

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography, illegal drug and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching your email address and cell number via text. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families.



As a strong supporter of this Registry, we would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for this program and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect their children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.

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