State Road Newsletter

An International Baccalaureate School

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Barry Tiemann, Principal

Mrs. Overfield and Mrs. Hickoff, Secretaries

From the Desk of Mr. Tiemann

Wow! It’s hard to believe that this will be our last State Road Newsletter for 2014… Each year I am amazed at how fast the school year goes by, and this year is no exception! I guess the old saying is true… “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!” I would like to wish all of our State Road students, families, and staff a restful, relaxing, and wonderful Holiday Break and I hope you all get to enjoy some special times with your family!

We are very excited for our Holiday Choir Concerts this Friday. Mrs. Hatlen is working very hard with each class preparing them for the concert, and our students are very excited to have the opportunity to sing with other classes and grades. Due to the size and space of our cafeteria and parking lot, we divide our concerts into three separate performances of two grade levels each. Mrs. Hatlen also divides up the holiday songs based on the difficulty level. Please note that if you are planning to attend our concert, seating space and parking will be at a premium and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Upcoming Events / Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 10 - Santa's Workshop, 5-7pm, State Road Cafeteria

Thursday, Dec. 11 - Hungry Howie's Fundraiser Night for State Road!

Friday, Dec. 12 - State Road HOLIDAY CONCERTS - See Flyer below!

Friday, Dec. 19 - Popcorn Day at State Road! All bags just $0.50!

Dec. 22 - Jan 2 - Holiday Break! No School!

Santa's Workshop is TONIGHT!!!

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Jump Rope for Heart is happening. State Road is off to a great start with over 20 students raising over $750, so far! If you would like to donate on-line, go to and sign up under State Road Elementary.

This year if we reach our goal to raise $3,000, Mr. Tiemann, myself, and many classroom teacher have volunteered to be slimed with sundae topping by the top fundraisers from every class. Also, the class with the most participants will receive an extra physical education class as a reward. Keep up the great work!! All donations are due the first week of December. We’re jumping to keep our hearts pumping!

Mrs. Kim McKinley

Physical education


Thank you to our parents and staff for your generous donations of time, money, and snow gear to help provide winter snow clothes to some of our own State Road families! With your generosity, we were able to provide over a dozen families with needed winter clothes, including coats, boots, snow pants, hats, and gloves! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Thank you to the all of the VOLUNTEERS (parents, family members, staff, students, PTO Chairs, etc.) that helped out at our State Road CRAFT SHOW! It is because of ALL OF YOU that our Craft Show is so successful and we truly Thank You for your time and commitment to help support our school! THANK YOU!!!


Happy December State Road Families!

Our annual Santa’s Workshop event will be on Wednesday December 10th. Children can shop from 5:00-7:00pm, and all gifts will be $7 or less. Santa Claus will also be there to hear Christmas wishes!

Popcorn Friday’s are back!!!

December’s popcorn day is scheduled for Dec. 19th! Bags are $0.50. If you are available to help pop and bag popcorn that morning, meet Ann and her crew in the cafeteria after drop off. Thanks!

If you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page!

Fenton State Road Elementary PTO.

The 2014-15 PTO Board Members are:

President – Kathi Hart – 810-577-8337 –

Vice President – Erin Keros – 248-535-1094 –

Secretary – Karen Shanahan – 810-714-9234 –

Treasurer – Anna Britcher – 602-370-8698 –

Asst. Treasurer – Stacey Arnst – 248-790-7071 –

Hungry Howie's & Leo's Fundraisers!!!

THANK YOU to ALL of our families who have participated in our Hungry Howie's Night and Leo's Family Night Fundraisers! Each event brings in around $250 for State Road Elementary, and has helped us purchase laminating rolls, chart paper, and other classroom teaching supplies! Our next purchase with this money will be a large paper cutting board (as the one we've had for years has finally cut it's last paper...) THANKS AGAIN!!!

Fenton Elementary Ski Club

Are you interested in joining the Fenton Elementary Ski & Snowboard Club but would like some more information? Click the link below for more information on the Fenton Ski Club Information Night coming up this Monday night beginning at 6:30pm at Tomek-Eastern Elementary!

Get to Know Girl Scouts Meeting

The Girl Scout meeting called “Get to Know Girl Scouts” is being held at the Fenton Community Center Recreation Room on South Leroy. The meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 10th a 6 pm and it is an informational meeting for Girls and their parents.

Please Help Prevent the Spread of Sickness, Head Lice, etc...

Parents: We have had no reported cases of Strep Throat and Head Lice in the past few weeks. 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!