Keller Staff Notes

By: Marcie Dryden, Principal

March 10th, 2015

Mission Statement

The mission of Helen Keller Elementary School is to establish and maintain an educational community that empowers all students to become principled, independent inquirers who are socially responsible global citizens.

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Just a reminder to check your certification dates. Make sure you have all of the necessary information into the state for renewal prior to the certificate expiration date. To look up your certification deadlines you can click here:

For access to the MOECS site for renewal click here:

If you have PD paperwork for me to sign please make sure you give me a two week window for verification and please complete it at the end of each school year thank you. See me with any questions.

Calendar Reminders

  • March 11th and 25th: late starts for students and professional development for staff
  • March 25th: Open House 6:30-8:00 pm
  • March 30th-31st: IB Visit
  • March 30th: MYP Exhibition
  • April: MStep Testing Windows

Staff Survey

If you have not done so already, please do not forget to take the staff survey below.

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Please complete this survey before March 31, 2015.

Field Trip Guidelines

Please review the field trip guidelines by clicking on the link below:

at: Type "field trip" in the search box for all field trip policies and protocols.

Royal Oak Youth Assistance Recognition

It's that time of year again! Royal Oak Youth Assistance needs your help in recognizing worthy kids in Royal Oak! I am attaching an explanation letter, Rising Star form and Youth Recognition form for your perusal to this email.

To nominate an outstanding young person, please email or fax the completed forms to me no later than March 20, 2015.

Sykpe with an Author

Allyson Dewar sent out an email last week that had a link that would allow you to Sykpe with an Author. Check it out!! If you decide to Sykpe with an Author, please let me know. I would love to come in and observe. Here is the link again:


Lost and Found

Check out the Lost and Found located outside the cafeteria it is getting full.

SRC Schedule

Tuesday, March 10 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (Point Club Awards distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Wednesday, March 11 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Friday, March 13 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Monday, March 16 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (Point Club Awards distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Wednesday, March 18 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Friday, March 20 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Monday, March 23 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (Point Club Awards distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Wednesday, March 25 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Friday, March 27 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Monday, March 30 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (Point Club Awards distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

Kindergarten Lego Team at Oakland Mall for Jr. FIRST Lego League competition

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Learning in Action

Tony Memmel and the Lucky Fin Project

International Food and Fun Festival

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Taking Action

These 4th grade girls sold bracelets they made at the IFFF. They raised a $150.00 for a local animal shelter. So proud of them all!!

Positive Behavior Intervention System

Essential Agreements

*We are respectful

*We are safe and in control

*We are responsible learners

Keller Creed

I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too.

I came to school to learn and I will learn.

I will have a good day.

Learner Profile Highlights

Don’t forget that the highlighted monthly learner profile and weekly behavior focus is on the Google calendar (every Sunday).

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