Klager Kids

March 4, 2019

Great Education Made Personal


Tuesday, March 5

  • Jackson Smith - Principal for the Day
  • Color Contest: Kindergarten - Blue / First Grade - Green / Second Grade - Red

Wednesday, March 6

  • MIRM: Popcorn and Buddy Reading

Friday, March 8

  • MIRM: Suit up in your Maroon & Gold!
  • End of 2nd Trimester

Monday, March 11

  • MIRM: Dress as Your Favorite Superhero

Tuesday, March 12

  • MIRM: Wear Your Super Socks!
  • PTO Meeting @ Riverside, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 13

  • MIRM: Popcorn and Buddy Reading

Thursday, March 14

  • MIRM: Bring a Flashlight to Do Your Super Reading

Friday, March 15

  • Dinner and a Movie Night @ MHS, Coco
  • MIRM: Suit up in your Maroon & Gold!

Monday, March 18

  • MIRM: Senator Theis Reads to Klager
  • MIRM: Wear a Hat with Words
  • Board of Education Meeting (BOE) @ Riverside, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 19

  • MIRM: Take a Break -- Wear Your PJs to School

Wednesday, March 20

  • MIRM: Popcorn and Buddy Reading
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5-8 pm

Friday, March 22

  • MIRM: Suit up in your Maroon & Gold!


Monday, March 25 - 29


Don't forget to call the office if your child is absent: 734-428-8321. We are required to know why children are not in school, and this will keep us from disturbing you at work. Thank you!


We are in desperate need of extra clothing for students. Sometimes there are accidents that happen during the day, sometimes children spill things. If you have extra clothes at home and can donate both boys and girls pants or shorts in sizes 5-8, that would be incredibly helpful.


This updated, 2 page document was just released by Michigan's Department of Education: A Parent's Guide to the Read by Grade 3 Law. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with this legislation, how we are addressing the requirements of the law at Klager, and the implications for your child. I've shared a longer version with you in the last newsletter, but I want to ensure that you are fully knowledgeable. This latest version is much more user-friendly.


We are seeing more and more families walk their dogs up to the building at the end of the day. Pick up time is a hectic time, and we want to ensure the safety of everyone on the premises. Please help us by leaving your pets at home for dismissal or in your vehicle, if it is safe to do so.


The National Association of Elementary School Principals offers a Report to Parents entitled, "Fight Flu and Germs." You can access it here or read it below.

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March Is Reading Month (MIRM) Calendar

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Ways to Foster Reading at Home

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2018-2019 School Calendar

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100 Ways for Families to Be Involved in Their Child's Education

Each edition of Klager Kids will showcase a few of the 100 ways that parents can be engaged in the education of their children based upon National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs -- National PTA. Let's continue:

41. View selected TV programs together and then review and discuss them.

42. Make family trips to the library, zoo, museum, or park a fun learning experience.

43. Talk with your child’s teacher on creating home learning games and activities.

44. Complete interactive homework assignments with your child.

45. Attend meetings on learning expectations, assessment, and grading procedures.

46. Help set goals and develop a personalized education plan for your child.

47. Participate in activities that help you understand school technology.

48. Help plan and attend family nights on improving study habits, doing homework, etc.

49. Participate in fairs and fests for math, science, history, and so forth.

50. Respond to school surveys on your interests, talents, and skills.

Meet Mrs. O'Mara, First Grade Teacher

This is my 34th year of teaching! I am very excited about working with first graders this year and working with the K-2 staff. I enjoy golfing, boating and finding time with family. My husband and I have 2 grandsons and enjoy having them come visit us at the lake. I am the coordinator of the Walk to School program that takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The program is a passion of mine because, when I was a student going to Manchester Community Schools I walked to school.

Mrs. O'Mara was recently named as a finalist for the Governor's Fitness Award. Let's wish her the best of luck. Winners will be announced on April 25. You can read more about it here: https://michiganfitness.org/news/governors-fitness-awards-finalists-revealed/?fbclid=IwAR3e2UeMjOj0ZI6_nYDbU-gXaRSoOtQigZ4LywAiiRP6kn1APUEWcSi6iN0

When asked what she likes the most about working at Klager Elementary, Mrs. O"Mara replied, "The friendly staff, supportive parents and community!"


Breakfast begins: 7:50 am

Supervision begins: 8:00 am

Doors open: 8:10 am

Classes begin: 8:15 am

School dismisses: 3:00 pm

On Half Days:

School dismisses: 11:47 am

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Klager Family Handbook 2018-2019

Click here to review the handbook.

2018-2019 Movie Night Schedule

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Luther C. Klager Elementary

District Vision:

Manchester Community Schools is committed to developing strong, well-rounded students driven to engage in a successful and rewarding future.

District Belief Statement: Manchester is the PLACE to be

  • Personalization- with expectations to engage all students in lifelong learning
  • Leadership- all students can be positive leaders and productive members of our school and community.
  • Active Learning- all students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members are valued members of school community.
  • Community-School Partnership- all students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members are valued members of our school community.
  • Environment- each child brings unique characteristics to create a safe and diverse learning environment.

District Mission:

A caring community developing future-ready citizens.

School Mission:

Super Readers * Super Leaders