State Road Newsletter
An International Baccalaureate School
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Mrs. Overfield and Mrs. Hickoff, Secretaries
From the Desk of Mr. Tiemann
I am very excited to share some new technology that we had installed recently! Over the holiday break, we had our Sound System on the stage upgraded with additional speakers, a 6 disc CD changer, mixing board, 3 wireless handheld mics, and 2 corded mics! This equipment will soon be put to the test next Friday at our Just Dance Luau, and in March at our State Road Talent Show! I'd like to THANK the Shanahan family and their company "SVT" for their outstanding equipment and service, and our PTO for financially supporting most of this project!
PYP in Action at State Road
Over the past couple months the students here at State Road have been inquiring about this year’s CNN Heroes., which is an award-winning television special created by CNN to honor individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities. Miss Guerra’s and Mrs. Hejka’s class decided to take action and inform our school about these great heroes. They created a display in the hallway, showcasing each one, and right before Thanksgiving all of the school had an opportunity to vote on which one of the 10 they wanted to win. Pen Farthing ended up being the winner! Pen Farthing is an amazing man who founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat. Well it looks like our students know a hero when they see one! He ended up winning the 2014 CNN Hero award as well! There were a couple of other things that students did to take action, too. Mrs. Mullins' class recently did a Google Hangout with another nominee from Southfield, MI, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg. It was a great opportunity for the students to meet a local CNN Hero nominee and ask questions about his actions. The overall experience has opened up the minds of the students here at State Road, making them want to take action to make a difference.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our IB-Primary Years program, please contact me!
State Road IB Coordinator
Mrs. Mullins' Class
Google Hangout with Rabbi Goldberg
Ms. Guerra's Class
Streaming the Google Hangout
Mrs. Hejka's Class
Streaming the Google Hangout
Upcoming Events / Mark Your Calendar
LEO's Family Fun Night for State Road!
JUST DANCE LUAU - Coming to State Road!!!
Breakup that cabin fever by sending your kid(s) to dance their energy away. Please join the PTO for a fun, free evening of dancing on January 30, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00. Cookies, popcorn, and beverages will be provided. Students can dress in their favorite summer wear if they choose. Feel free to drop the kids off or stay for the fun. In order to get an idea of how many students to expect, please send in the RSVP form attached below. Kids can still attend without the RSVP.
Hungry Howie's Night is Thursday, Feb. 12
FITKids Program was a HUGE Success!!!
For more information, please contact Amy Warner at Fenton Fitness and Athletic Center, 810.750.0351 or email email@example.com.
Elementary Robotics Club - COMING SOON!!!
NEWS FROM OUR PTO!
Happy “Half-Way Point” State Road Families!
Just Dance Luau Party
Dig out your best island attire and join us for a free evening of dancing, limbo, and fun on Friday January 30 at 6:30-8:00 p.m.! You can drop off your school aged student(s) or stay and dance with us! Cookies, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Check your student’s communication folder for an event flyer. Let’s shake off the cold and have some fun!
We are in need of 2 volunteers to join our Craft Show committee as 3rd chair members. This is a great opportunity to work with some amazing men and women, and support State Road’s LARGEST fundraiser! Please contact a board member if you, or someone you know, may be interested in learning more.
Our next Box Tops contest is from January 20-February 15th! Let’s clip those box tops and work our way to our total year goal of $5,000! Remember, if we reach it Mr. Tiemann has agreed to be duct taped to the wall! Keep clipping!
VG’s Cash for Class
VG’s cash for class shopping week ends on Jan. 24th. Please make sure your shopper’s card is linked to Sate Road and our school will receive a percentage of your purchase!
Thank you for your continued support!
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Fenton State Road Elementary PTO.
The 2014-15 PTO Board Members are:
President – Kathi Hart – 810-577-8337 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Erin Keros – 248-535-1094 – email@example.com
Secretary – Karen Shanahan – 810-714-9234 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Anna Britcher – 602-370-8698 – email@example.com
Asst. Treasurer – Stacey Arnst – 248-790-7071 – firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE ROAD IS RECYCLING!!! Thank you for your support!!!
We are continuing to make progress on our recycling programs and have added new items to our list! We are now recycling any brand toothpaste (empty tubes and caps), toothbrushes (and packaging), and floss containers! In just over 2 months we have managed to keep more than 80.5 lbs. of material out of the landfill!!! Please continue to encourage your student(s) to recycle during lunch and continue sending in any juice pouches, fruit & vegetable squeeze pouches, tape dispensers (outside plastic case and/or center roll) writing utensils (pens, sharpies, mechanical pencils, and markers), printer cartridges and glue bottles. State Road earns $$ through these programs, so it really is a double win for all of us! Thank You!
STATE ROAD TALENT SHOW COMING FRIDAY, MARCH 6!
Hungry Howie's & Leo's Fundraisers!!!
Please Help Prevent the Spread of Sickness, Head Lice, etc...
Parents: We have had a few reported cased of the flu and strep throat this past week. The best way to prevent the spread of sickness, communicable diseases, or issues such as head lice is to take preventative steps at home prior to sending your child to school. Please also contact the office right away to let us know of any sickness or confirmed case of lice that your child may have. For more ‘health’ related information, please visit the State Road website and select “Student Health Info” under the Information Tab. Thank you!
Please visit the "Student Health Information" section of our website (link below) for more information!