The Tiger Times

January 2022

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From the Principal

Dear Mohawk Families,

I hope your holidays were restful and enjoyable. The beginning of a new year often inspires us to create new goals or resolutions for ourselves. It is also a great time to help your student(s) develop the habit of reviewing their own goals and plans. Research shows that when we set goals and receive specific feedback about our goals, we are more likely to be successful.

Throughout the school year, teachers work with students to create their own individual reading goal and a plan to help them achieve this goal. They create a goal that is specific and measurable such as improving their score on MAP (NWEA) or increasing the number of sight words they recognize. When a child creates a plan for improving their achievement, it gives them ownership of their learning and empowers them to reach that goal. Students need to be aware that hard work and persistence are the ways to success. Praising students for their efforts toward reaching their goals is extremely important and allows students to develop a Growth Mindset.

You play an important role in the success of your child’s education. Teaching your child to persevere when things are difficult will promote his/her self-esteem. Help them achieve their goals in the classroom by remaining connected to the process. Finally, supporting their education ensures your child will succeed.

Happy 2022!

Ms. Andrea Verellen


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January Calendar

Tuesday, January 4th

Classes Resume

Tuesday, January 11th

CVVA Materials Pick-Up

Monday, January 17th

No School-MLK Day

Friday, January 21st

Progress Reports Go Home

January 24th-28th

Great Kindness Challenge

Raise Craze Fundraiser begins!

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School Store Fundraiser

Don't forget about our School Store Fundraiser! Shopping at your favorite stores through the School Store ensures that Mohawk receives a percentage of your sales. Just log in to the School Store website, pick your store and shop! Your student will earn prizes and any money we earn will go towards a new gym floor. This fundraiser ends in May.
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Kindergarten Registration

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Kindness Counts

Mohawk Elementary will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge! During the week of January 24th-28th, we will join thousands of schools across the country to create a culture of kindness. Your child is part of a powerful and positive bullying prevention initiative that will lead to more kindness, unity and respect at school and beyond.

Each day of The Great Kindness Challenge, students are invited to participate in our spirit days (below). Students will be asked to get donations from friends and family through Raise Craze for each act of kindness they complete. All proceeds will go towards a new gym floor.

Additionally, students will complete a Kindness Checklist to show how they can make a difference by being kind. The checklist needs to be returned to the teacher by Monday , January 31st. Classes with the most participation will win prizes.

You and your family can also participate in The Great Kindness Challenge at home. For more information, please visit:

Thank you in advance for helping to create a culture of kindness and compassion in our community and beyond!

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The Mohawk Student Council and SACC Program will be collecting items for the Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG). It is a non profit animal rescue.
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Printable Flyer

Drop off items anytime!

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Free Mental Health Counseling

Macomb County will offer free mental health counseling and care throughout the county following recent events that have impacted our communities. Services are open to anyone and are available at no cost. All ages are welcome. (855) 996-2264, Counseling and resources will be provided from 2 pm to 7 pm at the following locations:

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – MCCMH West (Macomb County Community Mental Health) – 6555 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – MCCMH North – 43740 Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Twp., MI 48036

Thursday, January 13, 2022 – MCCMH East – 25401 Harper, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

The Macomb County Crisis Center is available 24 hours to help community members in crisis. Call (586) 307-9100 to speak with a crisis counselor.
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Food Service and Meal Benefits

Just a reminder that ALL students enrolled at Chippewa Valley Schools can receive 1 free daily breakfast and 1 free daily lunch at NO CHARGE for the entire school year!

If you need further assistance please contact the Food & Nutrition Office at 586-723-2110.

Lunch Plus and Snacks

If your child wants lunch plus, they will be charged $1.50. First thru fifth graders can also purchase snacks for an additional charge. You can put money on your child's card via the "Send Money to School" app. Please see below for the link.
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Executive Board Members

President-Sara Musayeb

Vice President-Katie Ruszala

Treasurer-Gigi Kort

Secretary-Theresa Evens

Room Parent Coordinator-Ashleigh Balsamo

Social Committee Co-Chairs-Katie Fohey & Nicole Milam

Publicity-Courtney Hanna

Historian-Julie Hasse

Kroger Rewards

Calling all parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and friends, Mohawk needs your help! Have you joined Kroger's Community Rewards Program that allows Kroger to make donations to Mohawk? This is a simple and no cost way for you to help Mohawk with your everyday shopping trips. Click the link below to sign up today! Each of the last 3 quarters Mohawk has recieved between $360-370.00 from our community rewards. This quarter can you help us reach $400.00 or more? Thank you to our families that have already signed up and we are excited to reach our goal this quarter with your help!


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