Amanda Moore Elementary School

March 2017 Chalkboard News

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March is Reading Month: Readers Rule...How will You Measure Up!?!?

March is Reading Month will kick off Wednesday, March 1st. To tie in our newly implemented leader in me program, we will tie in qualities of being a leader and the importance reading has on our daily lives. We will share many books that include characters and themes that exemplify leadership qualities such as courage, kindness, perseverance and how one can embrace the qualities to RULE!

Student council will read (via video) The Jelly Donut Difference, by Maria Dismondy. Teachers will share this book with students Wednesday, March 1st. This book is written by our Literacy Night author. It is a book about the importance of Sharing Kindness with the World. We hope to see everybody Thursday March 2nd, in the Amanda Moore library to welcome Maria Dismondy.

The Amanda Moore Student Council members brainstormed many ideas to help celebrate literacy throughout the month!

Students need to strive to RULE their mindset and their lives by reading at least five times weekly. They will then turn in their ruling reader ticket which measures the number of times they read that week for an opportunity to be part of the weekly raffle.

Outside the door of each classroom, there will be measuring sticks showing not only how students are measuring up in their reading...but also in displaying leadership qualities, such as kindness, sharing, caring, and friendship. Each class is asked to set a goal in both areas of reading and leading (more detail on kick off info sheet). Readers are Leaders!

March Activities:

1. March 1st Kickoff: Use the picture book The Jelly Donut Difference, by Maria Dismondy, to introduce the importance of being a leader in everyday ways, such as acts of kindness. Pajama Day (pennies for pasta). Students will donate $1 to participate.

2. Door Decorating Contest! Be creative!

3. Readers are leaders by visiting the classrooms throughout the month

4. March 2nd: Dr. Seuss’ birthday

5. March 2nd: Family Literacy Night- 5:45 p.m.

6. March 8th: Amanda Moore Birthday celebration: Show your ‘team’ spirit by wearing your Amanda Moore wear! Look for Questions of the Day!

7. March 9th: Spirit Day: Read Your Shirt---Wear a shirt with words

8. March 10th: Students ½ Day—Run home and Read!

9. March 17th: Spirit Day: Dress like your favorite book character

10. March 24th: Spirit Day- Career Day---how will you rule in the future--dress like your future career

11. March 30th: Amanda Moore Game Night: More info coming soon

12. March 31st: PJ Day: Wear your comfy jammies, bring a stuffed animal and get ready to relax and rule with reading. (School wide R & R & R--Rulers get to Relax and READ—after recess for classes that meet their goals)

13. Weekly raffles based on reading at least 5x throughout the week.

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Jump Rope for Heart

The Jump Rope for Heart event will take place during your child's regularly scheduled special class this Friday, March 3rd. The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:25-9:10 5th Grade

9:10-9:55 4th Grade

9:55-10:40 1st Grade,Mrs. Burns

11:40-12:25 2nd Grade

12:25-1:10 3rd Grade

1:10-1:55 Kindergarten

St. Baldrick's Event

The annual St. Baldrick's event is scheduled for Saturday, March 11th. Amanda Moore Elementary will once again have a team in the event. Please come out to show your support for such a worthy cause!

The flyer below shows how students can earn a chance at an Xbox One S by joining the Amanda Moore Team!

• Only active registered students are eligible
• Students must be registered on a school team to be eligible
• Only on-line totals will be used in this contest
• Deadline for on-line totals will be Saturday, March11th at noon.
• Winner will be announced no later than Tuesday, March 14th at 3pm

Visit for more details.

Xbox One S donated by Romeo Accountants.

Sign up today

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Spring Parent Teacher Confereneces

The spring Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. These conferences will be scheduled on an as needed basis. If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Pasta for Pennies (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

Your kindness has been overwhelming. We are almost to our school goal of $1300. We are giving not to get, but just to make a difference. This is what our Leader in Me program is really about. Thank you families for helping our students make the world a better place!

Family Fun Night

The annual Amanda Moore Family Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, March 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The theme this year will be Hawaiian!!! It is sure to be a fun filled evening. The cost will be $5.00 per family at the door. We hope to see you all there!

  • Bounce House
  • Sparkles the Clown
  • Photo Booth
  • Carnival Games
  • Raffle

Daddy Daughter Dance

The Daddy Daughter Dance was a huge success! What a very special evening for both dads and daughters alike! A very warm thank you goes out to all who helped to organize and set up the event and to those who donated.


The lost and found is growing exponentially, as you can see from the picture below!!!! If you are in the building in the near future, please make sure to stop and check it out. We want to make sure lost items get back to their rightful owner(s). Any items that are not claimed will be donated.
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Amanda Moore Elementary School

Romeo Community Schools:

Board of Education:

Mrs. Anita Banach, President

Mr. Chris Young, Vice President

  • Mr. Mike Antoine, Secretary
  • Dr. Gus Demas, Treasurer
  • Mrs. Jill Rilley, Trustee
  • Mr. Wayne Conner, II, Trustee
  • Mrs. Kim Barrows, Trustee

  • Central Office:
  • Mr. Eric Whitney, Superintendent
  • Ms. Jennifer McFarlane, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
  • Mr. Don Gratton, Executive Director of Facilities & Quality Control
  • Mr. David Massoglia, Executive Director of Business and Finance
  • Mr. Mark Nelson, Executive Director of Technology

  • Interpretación en español disponible poniéndose en contacto con Celia Ciecko 586-281-1419.

  • Amanda Moore Elementary School:

  • Mr. Roger Bennett, Principal
  • Mrs. Dee LoGrasso, Secretary
  • Mrs. Tammy Hagood, Office Aide