Wildcat Newsletter vol. 16
News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community
NEWS FROM MRS. FIEBKE-LANG
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!
Michelle Fiebke-Lang, Principal &
New Article - WE ARE GOING TO CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY!
SPELLING & GEOGRAPHY BEE WINNERS
Congratulations to 5th grader, Cara, 2015-2016 Geography Bee Winner
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.
BINGO FOR TOYS AND BOOKS - PTA Event
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
- 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
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 :)
LITTLE CAESAR IS IN THE HOUSE
CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE Resources
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.
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:
- 50+ degrees*: Child/parent discretion
- 40-49 degrees*: Recommended
- 39 degrees and below*: Required
- 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.
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
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
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
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
$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
All Area Lift Tickets and Rentals are available for Adults and Students not in the
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!
GET CONNECTED WITH REMIND
GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Principal Secretary email@example.com
Heather Pengelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Line for Absences: 248-956-3390
Principal Contact Information
Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal
Walled Lake Consolidated School District
Main Office: 248.956.3300
Cell or text: 248.766.5771