Andersonville Elementary Newsletter
Update from Mrs. Fletcher
It is so hard to believe that it is already May! This year is going by way too fast.
Even though the end of the year is approaching, our classrooms are digging deep into learning and thinking across the curriculum. Our students are engaged in research projects, self-reflections, new math concepts, scientific explorations, and so much more.
Your feedback and support are critical in making the education of each child a true partnership between family and school. We are a community that works together to ensure the safety, academic success, and social/emotional well-being of all of our students. My door is always open and I encourage you to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to continue to make this the best year yet!
This newsletter includes the following items:
- Memories from April Events & Activities
- Lunch Accounts
- Looking ahead at 2016-17
- Special Thanks
- M-STEP Continues for Grades 3 & 4
- PTO Meeting - May 17th @ 7:00 pm
- Cranbrook Passes
- Calendar of Events
April Events & Activities
The month of April included some fun celebrations. Please enjoy the pictures below of these events!
Second Grade Concert
You can send money in with your child, access this information online, or stop into the office with a payment.
If you have questions, need assistance, or would like to know your balance, please call the kitchen at 248-623-5237.
Looking Ahead at 2016-17
Considerable work is done to ensure the proper placement of students as they advance from one grade level to the next. The principal begins the process in the Spring with input from teachers and parents.
Information from parents must be submitted to the principal during the Spring planning period. The district prohibits parents asking for a specific teacher. Parents may request a type of learning environment or atmosphere they feel is most conducive to their child’s learning or if their child has a special need that should be taken into consideration.
Parent requests must be submitted in writing to Mrs. Fletcher no later than Friday, May 20.
Special thanks to Meijer for donating kale for our monthly taste test. This donation is very much appreciated as we continue to encourage and model healthy eating choices.
M-STEP for Grades 3-5
Andersonville Elementary students in fourth grade will be participating in the Michigan Student Test of Educational Process (MSTEP) beginning next week. Our third and fifth grade students have wrapped up with their testing, with the exception of some make-ups. We have created a schedule based on the state - given testing window. These assessments will be online and all grades will take Math and ELA assessments. Fourth grade will also take a science assessment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or the main office.
M-Step Testing Window for the specific grade levels:
5th grade: April 13 - April 22
3rd grade: April 26 - May 4
4th grade: May 10 - May 19
Testing will take place during the morning hours. Please try not to schedule appointments for your child during their testing times.
Students who arrive to school after the testing has started will not be able to participate in the day’s assessment. Make-up sessions are scheduled for Fridays.
A few ways you can support your child during this time are:
Arrive to school on time
Eat a nutritious breakfast
Get a good night’s rest
Bring a book to read after testing
Encourage your child to do their best - it is not intended to be stressful
PTO Meeting - May 17th @ 7:00 PM
Calendar of Events
Here are important dates coming up in May:
2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
17 Kindergarten to Wint Nature Center
17 5th Grade to Greenfield Village
17 PTO General Membership Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
18 Late Start Day - 9:20
19 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner – 6:30-7:30
27 NO SCHOOL/Developmental Day
30 NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day
Board of Education & Central Office Administration
Steve Hyer, President
Elizabeth Egan, Vice President
Kelli Horst, Treasurer
Susan Boatman, Secretary
Cheryl McGinnis, Trustee
Craig Hamilton, Trustee
Gregory Need, Trustee
Central Office Administration
Dr. Rod Rock, Superintendent
Shawn Ryan, Deputy Superintendent
Mary Beth Rogers, Executive Director of Business Services
John Lucido, Executive Director of Human Resources
Kathy Christopher, Executive Director of Student Support Services