The Tiger Times
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.
Ms. Andrea Verellen
Tuesday, January 4th
Tuesday, January 11th
CVVA Materials Pick-Up
Monday, January 17th
No School-MLK Day
Friday, January 21st
Progress Reports Go Home
Great Kindness Challenge
Raise Craze Fundraiser begins!
School Store Fundraiser
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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!
Free Mental Health Counseling
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.
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
Executive Board Members
Vice President-Katie Ruszala
Room Parent Coordinator-Ashleigh Balsamo
Social Committee Co-Chairs-Katie Fohey & Nicole Milam
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!