Roadrunner Weekly

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February 3, 2023

A Message from the Principal

Hi Roosevelt-McGrath Families, We are moving full speed into February and there is so much to celebrate! It is going to be a great month celebrating African American History Month, construction begins on our new gym Roosevelt-McGrath Improvements Updates, brand new Smartboards are being installed into each classroom offering the latest in high tech instructional tools and I can't forget to focus on the fact that the sun (when we can see it) is out a little longer each day!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • February 15: Someone Special Dance (6-8pm at Roosevelt-McGrath)

  • February 20-24: No School (Mid-Winter Recess)

  • March 9: Half Day (Dismissal is at 11:40 am)

  • March 9: Kindergarten Kickstart

  • March 27 - 31: No School (Spring Recess)

February-African American History Month

February -African American History Month

"HOW IT STARTED: In 1915, in response to the lack of information on the accomplishments of Black people available to the public, historian Carter G. Woodson co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. In 1926, the group declared the second week of February as “Negro History Week” to recognize the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. Few people studied Black history and it wasn't included in textbooks prior to the creation of Negro History Week. This week was chosen because it includes the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist (someone who wanted to end the practice of enslaving people), and former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln led the United States during the Civil War, which was primarily fought over the enslavement of Black people in the country. Many schools and leaders began recognizing the week after its creation. The week-long event officially became Black History Month in 1976 when U.S. president Gerald Ford extended the recognition to “honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Black History Month has been celebrated in the United States every February since." ~National Geographic Kids

Our Roadrunners will be exploring and celebrating African American History throughout the month and beyond.

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Underground Railroad

4th Grade explored the Underground Railroad. They engaged in an amazing activity of creating a freedom quilt.

5th Grade Students Learning with Math Tasks

  • Students sharing strategies that they used to solve the Math Task.

  • Students turning and talking with a learning partner when prompted by the teacher.

  • Students learning new strategies and vocabulary shared by classmates and teacher.

  • Students sharing their evidence to support their thinking with classmates and teacher.

k, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Arrival and Dismissal Location Changes

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students arrival and dismissal process will change beginning February 6th. Those students will enter through the main front doors at arrival and they will leave out the main front doors at dismissal. This change is due to the fencing that will be placed on the west side of the school very soon in preparation for construction to begin on our new gym: Roosevelt-McGrath Improvements Updates

Please reach out to your teacher with any question about your child's arrival or dismissal process.

Kindergarten Kickstart-It's time to register for Kindergarten

Wayne-Westland Community Schools will host Young 5s & Kindergarten Kickstart on March 9, 2023, at 1 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the curriculum, meet the staff and review enrollment options.

Learn more here:

New Lightboards in Art Class with Mr. Shank

3rd grade had a great time using the new Lightboards in Art class with Mr. Shank.

Roadrunner Red Friday Class Winners: Mrs. Haddell

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Roadrunner Red Friday Class Winners: Mrs. Weiss

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Roadrunner Red Friday Class Winners: Mrs. Moore

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Roadrunner On-Line Spirit Wear Store

We love celebrating how proud we are to be Roadrunners each Friday. We encourage our students, staff and families to wear red and/or Roosevelt-McGrath Roadrunner gear. Click on this link to visit our on-line store:

The store closes on February 8th. Go Roadrunners!

Wayne-Westland Has a Mobile App

There's an app for that! Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a new mobile app that enables subscribers to quickly access information from our district website. You can view lunch menus, access parent and student connect, save events to your phone from our school calendars and much more. There are also quick links to our district Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels.

On your device, connect to the Android Play store or the iOS App Store and search for Wayne-Westland Schools, then upload the app.

Get the app TODAY!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Parent Letter -AMIRA

Please click on this button to learn about AMIRA. Our District has partnered with Amira Learning, an online, digital reading tutor for your child. Every reading session with Amira practice provides teachers with rich insights. A great reading tool!

Click the images below for information:

Mark Watson



Phone: 734-419-2720

Fax: 734-595-2126

Office Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.