Yake Gator Bites!

Week of February 22, 2021!

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Celebrating our 100th day of school with 100 year old kindergartners!

Celebrating Black History Month!

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Kindergarten Registration! Classes of 2034 & 2035 (Young Fives)!

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year begins March 1, 2021.

Enrollments are completed online by visiting this link.

Once the registration process is complete, parents will be directed to a calendar to schedule an appointment to bring required documentation to the Administration and Board of Education Offices.

We will begin taking appointments March 1, 2021.

No Tax Rate Increase Bond Proposal! May 4, 2021!

The WBSD is excited to announce it will pursue a 2021 No-Tax Increase Bond Proposition to go before the voters on 5/4/21! Community letter/ballot language attached. In the coming weeks, watch for more specific details - planning for the future for our district & community! Visit www.mywbsd.org for more information!

The 2021 trip to Kalahari was a big hit even with the understandably reduced numbers. 2022 might be our best Yake Family Night at Kalahari yet!

Mark your calendar to take a break!! Support your school while having fun!Get away without going too far from home to America's LARGEST indoor waterpark and enjoy a special rate for families and friends! Rooms are ONLY$149 and feature 2 Queen beds and INCLUDE waterpark passes! A portion from EACH room booked will benefit Yake Elementary School. BOOK EARLY to avoid being shut out. Book online today! https://book.passkey.com/event/50158587/owner/49785631/home
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WTC State Champions!

Please see the message below about Woodhaven High School's Theatre Company State Championship!!!

Big Shout Out to Yake father and Watch D.O.G. Mike Clemons (2 time Thespian Teacher of the Year!) who leads our award winning theatre program. Also a big Shout Out! to former Gators Jaime Maczuga, Rian Orcher & Rebekah Colon! We are so proud of you and your company's outstanding accomplishments!

Please join me in congratulating the members of the Woodhaven Theatre Company and the Play Production class on capturing the Division 1 State Championship at the MIFA Theatre Finals this past Saturday. This incredible group of young people conquered obstacles and persevered all the way to the top. Awards for Set Design, Sound Design and Original Orchestration, Lighting Design and Execution, Dramaturgy, Program Design and Ensemble Acting. We are incredibly proud of these tremendous WBSD students!

Reading Month Spirit Week!

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Wonder Wednesdays!

Join us at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday night as Mr. Podlewski reads the book "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. Many of you have already seen the movie, now hear the story behind the movie. If you have not seen the movie, this is even better as watching the movie as a family will be a treat at the end of the story.

You can join Mr. Podlewski live on the Yake Elementary PTO Facebook page every Wednesday night by clicking on the link below.


We hope that you enjoy this wonderful story as much as we do!

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Student Health Screen Every Morning!

In order to implement more stringent health screening protocols (as mandated by the Wayne County Health Department), we are now expecting that a parent completes the health screener, online, for their child(ren), each day that they are to be in attendance. This is the same process that all employees in the WBSD have been completing.

This is an important requirement for the district to continue our face to face instruction. This screener is similar to the one that we have been asking you to do daily since the beginning of the year. This screener is available on an online platform through a google form application.

The screener can be made available by using the QR code below.

Or by clicking this link: https://screener.wbsdweb.com/

Please note that if you answered yes to any of the questions in the screener you will need to keep your child home and follow the guidance provided by the Wayne County Health Department.

Your help in making sure our students and staff are healthy and safe every day is appreciated.

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Click below to order FREE Meals each week!

1)Place your order each week by Thursdays at 3pm.

2)Pick up your meal on Mondays at one of many pickup locations.

3)Concentrate on virtual learning without worrying about meals!

Visit Virtual Free Meal Order Page for details!

Meal Distribution!

We want to make sure that all of our Gators have plenty of food to eat. Please click on the links below for information about the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District's meal distribution program.

  • WBSD Meal Distribution Plan - click here. (see below for basic info)
  • Meal orders must be submitted every Thursday by 3:00 p.m. Click here to pre-order meals. Please note, additional meals will be on hand as we are all adjusting to fully remote learning.

Meal distribution of a week’s worth of food will take place on Mondays from 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Woodhaven High School

  • Bates Elementary School

  • Brownstown Middle School

Additionally, bus stop meal distributions will take place at the following sites:

  • 10:30 a.m.Irene and Douglas

  • 10:30 a.m.18585 Pine W.

If you cannot get to a meal distribution site, or if you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact us at WBSDcares@wbsdweb.com or 734-789-2357.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Tim Podlewski

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Minutes from our last meeting on 2.17.21.

Take a peek at the minutes from our PTO meeting on January 19th coming soon.

For Mr. Podlewski's agenda click here.

Our next Zoom PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Click here to join us for the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Prepare for the Cold Weather!


Please make sure that your children come dressed for the weather. Until the wind-chill dips below 20°, we go outside for recess, so warm coats, gloves and hats are a must.

Please remember to label student clothing.

Particularly for the little ones.

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Yearbooks sold separately this year! Order them here!

New this year - Yearbooks are not included in the picture packages! This was done in order to bring down the cost of the picture packages.

Click here to pre-order yearbooks.

Our code is 1639521


Student Health Decision Tree (when to keep my Gator at home?)

Yake's 50th Anniversary!

Yake Elementary School turns 50 at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021!

I know we are a year away, but I know the Yake community will join me in making our 50th anniversary something special. T-shirt design and slogan contests coming soon...

50 Years a Gator and only getting stronger!

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You can now update your contact information (Emergency Cards) online!

Parents can update the contact information for any adults listed in their child's ParentConnect account by logging into ParentConnect.

Step 1: At the top right side, click on <My Information>.
This will open up to a new window.

Step 2: On the left side, there is a check box with a “+” next to Contact and Emergency Contacts.
Click that box to open up the sections. Once you open the section, go to the left hand side and click <Edit>.

Step 3: Here you can change the information for yourself and for any emergency contacts.

Any ADRESS CHANGES must be done at the Board of Education (24821 Hall Rd, Woodhaven, 48183)

Here is the link to make an appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BADA629AAFC1-wbsd

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