Wildcat Newsletter vol. 16

News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community

Mission Statement

The mission of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School, in cooperation with the community, is to educate all children in a caring environment so that every student is a knowledgeable, resourceful and self-reliant individual able to adapt and contribute productively to our changing society.

NEWS FROM MRS. FIEBKE-LANG

Dear Guest Families -


Welcome to the second full week of school in the New Year. The first week back to school went very well. Lots of happy children learning and excited to see their teachers and friends.


A reminder for students that receive free and reduced lunches, please know that breakfast is included. Breakfast starts being served at 8:45 a.m. and you can take your breakfast to the classrooms. Our salad bar will now be on Thursdays.


Thank you for making sure your student arrives to school on time and has proper outdoor clothing.


Lifetouch Activity Pictures will be taken tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 12th.

If applicable, remind your student they need the following:


  • Choir shirt
  • Safety Belts & Colored Pinnies
  • Student Council Officers should wear a nice shirt

Candid photos will be taken along with other group photos. We also take many of our own photos to use in the yearbook. If you have any school photos with groups of children, please contact Heather Pengelly; her contact information is listed below.


Let's make this a great week!



Warmly,


Michelle Fiebke-Lang, Principal &

Guest Staff

New Article - WE ARE GOING TO CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY!

Please click HERE for an article: 10 Ways Happy People Choose Happiness

SPELLING & GEOGRAPHY BEE WINNERS

Congratulations to 5th grader, Gabe, 2015-2016 Spelling Bee Winner


Congratulations to 5th grader, Cara, 2015-2016 Geography Bee Winner

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PTSA REFLECTIONS UPDATE - CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS

Reflections Contest's Results Are In!

Thank you to the following students' Reflections entries who moved to the Walled Lake District judging just before the holiday break. All of these students are invited to the WLCSD PTSA Reflections District Celebration on March 28, 2016 at Walnut Creek Middle School. More information will follow.

Primary Division (Grades K-2)

Tyler Mariano - Visual Arts

Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)

Dylan Waldman - Photography

Mallory Gamit - Visual Arts

Aleigha Jewell - Visual Arts

*Cara Dolan - Film Production

*Cara Dolan - Music Composition

Walled Lake District held their judging during the break for pieces moving on to the State level judging, and the results are in!

Congratulations to Cara Dolan!

Her film production and music composition entries are both moving to the State Level Competition!

Way to go Cara! We are so proud of you! Thank you for representing Guest Elementary.



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BINGO FOR TOYS AND BOOKS - PTA Event

Come to a fun filled night with your whole family

Guest Elementary Cafeteria

Friday, January 22, 2016

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Entrance fee of $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family includes:

  • one slice of pizza
  • water
  • cookie
  • one bingo card per person

Additional slices of pizza, drinks, and bingo cards are available for purchase.

Volunteers and Donations Needed

  • please send in any gently used toys, books, and games to be used as Bingo prizes

Any questions: contact Christie Ly at Deppiely@gmail.com or 248-219-3239

JANUARY 2016

  • 12th Hungry Howie’s Night

  • 12th Yearbook Photos taken 12:00 - 3:15 -

  • 12th Parenting Series CD @ Geisler 6:30 -8:30pm

  • 15th Family Access Closed

  • 15th End of 2nd Marking Period/End of 1st Semester

  • 17th Red Wings Game - PTA Event

UPCOMING DATES

  • 18th MLK Day - No School for Students or Staff

  • 21st 5th grade to Walled Lake Central for Concert 10:00 - 10:40

  • 22nd Pizza Orders Due

  • 22nd Bingo Night - Bingo for toys and books 6:30 -8:00

  • 25th Grades Submitted in Skyward by the start of the school day

  • 27th Report Cards Posted and Available Online by the End of the school day

THANK YOU PTA - Wear your Spirit Wear every Friday :)

The Spirit Wear shirts look amazing! Our students and staff are so excited to proudly wear them to show our spirit. Thank you for persevering to secure the funding/donations for our benefit. You are all amazing!

LITTLE CAESAR IS IN THE HOUSE

All information has been sent home. Please help increase our sales from last school year. As a reminder, all proceeds are donated back to our children. This is definitely a Win-Win... We thank you in advance for supporting our children, school, and community. Click HERE for more information on our PTA Website - and you can find the cover letter attached in the body of the email.

MORE LITTLE CAESAR EXCITEMENT

Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit sales are going great! Keep selling to help us reach our goal!

And, as an added bonus…

For every Pizza Kit you sell, your name will be entered in a raffle to win a $50 cash prize!

CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE Resources

Wonderful website of resources for families. Click HERE. Don't forget to register for the free Newsletter. We appreciate your support as we learn together about Conscious Discipline.

Tuition Expedition

11th Annual 50/50 Scholarship Raffle sponsored by Foundation for Excellence: Purchase tickets online click HERE for chance to win up to $25,000 for post-secondary education & support WLCSD.

SCHOOL DIRECTORY

To all families who joined PTA, the school directories have been sent home with your oldest/only Guest child. We have a few directories available for purchase for $5. Send money to school in an envelope indicating that it is for a directory. Thanks to our generous sponsors and to Mega Printing for copying the directories.

SCHOOL STORE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY

WEATHER GEAR & TEMPERATURES

  • Please make sure your child’s name appears on any of their outdoor apparel, so we can reunite any lost items with their owners. Our students will have outdoor recess unless the actual temperature or the wind chill (“feels like”) temperature dips below 0 degrees or it is raining out. Here are the WLCSD Recess Wear Guidelines as a reference:
    • Coats/Jackets
      • 50+ degrees*: Child/parent discretion
      • 40-49 degrees*: Recommended
      • 39 degrees and below*: Required
    • Hats/Gloves/Mittens
      • 45+ degrees*: Child/parent discretion
      • 35-44 degrees*: Recommended
      • 32 degrees and below*: Required
    • Boots and Snow Pants
      • Required when off of the blacktop if there is slush or snow

*Please note: These guidelines are based on the wind chill (“feels like”) temperature.

JANUARY CAFETERIA MENU

Breakfast Menu:

Click HERE

Lunch Menu:

See new menu in the body of email.

More Information - SKI SCHOOL - PATCH PROGRAM

To participate in the Patch Program you must be 6 years old

(5 and younger are free at Alpine)

* NOTE: At the beginning of each season, returning students are

required to re-take the lesson for the last level they have achieved. This

review is to insure the student has retained the skills required for that

level. If you want to have your child evaluated you can make

arrangements on Jan 6th prior to 5:30pm (arrive early) at Alpine Valley

Instruction Center.

Each student must purchase the current year (2016) patch ($2.00).

Once you have achieved a skill level in the program bring your grading

card to the Instruction Center and purchase that level’s patch. All

patches must be worn on your person either sewn on to your jacket or in

an armband ($3.00) that can be purchased at the Instruction Center. All

level patches are $1.00ea

After the class is over all students are welcome to stay and ski/

snowboard until Alpine Valley closes for the night however, your access

to the runs will be based on the patch you have achieved (or class you

have passed)!

IMPORTANT

NO outside Pizza, Fast Food, Crock Pots

or Coolers of any kind will be allowed in

the Main Lodge. You may bring in a bag

lunch/dinner prepared at home.

SKI and SNOWBOARDING CLUB - ALL forms are attached in the body of the email

Alpine Valley Ski Area

Alpine Valley, 6775 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48383 (248) 887-6010

Begins January 6, 2016

Questions please contact: Celeste Fulcher call/text 248-224-6052 or at

signingresources@ameritech.net


The club will meet every Wednesday starting Jan 6, 2015 and will run until the

snow melts! (Weather Permitting)


All PAYMENTS must be into the office no later then the Tuesday before each

Wednesday and all checks must be made out to Alpine Valley (cash is fine too).

We are required to have 20 kids each week in order to participate; they DO NOT

have to be MHG kids so bring all your friends! We meet at Alpine Valley at

5:30pm.


COST:

$29.00 per student per week (includes lift ticket and Lesson in the Patch Program

– Please see Patch Program Description in the Office)

Ski/Snowboard rentals are an additional $17.00 when purchased with lift ticket

and lesson. Helmet rental is an additional $9.00

(Once you have completed the EXPERT level your lift ticket with patch is only

$18.00)

All Area Lift Tickets and Rentals are available for Adults and Students not in the

Patch Program

Lift Tickets $28.00! Rentals $21.00

If Interested Please return page 3 of this packet to your teacher/office

Attn: Celeste Fulcher –Ski Club ASAP!

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GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

Sherry Ikegami

Principal Secretary sherryikegami@wlcsd.org

248-956-3300


Heather Pengelly heatherpengelly@wlcsd.org

Building Secretary

248-956-3302


FAX: 248-956-3305

Safe Line for Absences: 248-956-3390

Principal Contact Information

Michelle Fiebke-Lang

Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal

Walled Lake Consolidated School District

Main Office: 248.956.3300

Office: 248.956.3332

Cell or text: 248.766.5771