El Sol Parent Bulletin
Dear El Sol Families:
Happy Spring! April is flying by, but winter is trying to keep its hold! Please continue to monitor the weather to make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the conditions.
Please turn in your child's letter of intent if you have not already. Because El Sol is not a neighborhood school, families must opt IN to our program every year. If you do not turn in the Letter of Intent, your student will automatically get placed at their neighborhood school.
Do you have an incoming kindergartner? Now is the time to register your child for Kindergarten if they are turning five before September 1st. We have limited spots for kindergarten, so we want to make sure your child is counted! Please call the office at 337-0230 for details on how to register.
See below for additional information regarding:
Field Trips and events
Día del Niño (Children's Day)
Girls on the Run
Principal, El Sol Elementary
Congratulations, Global Reading Challenge Branch Competition Winners!
Upcoming District and School events
2nd and 3rd graders participate in Annie's Big Nature Lesson for a week of outdoor learning
El Sol Children's Day Celebration is April 28th!
KPS Bond proposal - El Sol may get a new building!
On May 3, 2022, the Kalamazoo community will have the opportunity to vote on a bond proposal. If voters approve this bond proposal, there is expected to be NO increase in the tax rate.
This bond would provide $197.1 million to fund capital improvements in our 24 schools. The Kalamazoo Public Schools May 2022 bond proposal was developed to invest in our community's future. The bond funds will enable KPS to invest in safety and security; invest in buildings, classrooms, and mechanical upgrades; and invest in technology.
Election day: May 3, 2022
Polls are open: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registered voters may cast a ballot at the polling location established by their city/township.
Absentee voting: Contact your precinct; ballots will be available by March 19, 2022.
For more information on voting: michigan.gov/vote
If the Bond Proposal passes, El Sol will receive a new building!
Mark Your Calendar!
April 11 - 15: M-STEP: Testing for Grades 3,4,5
April 18 - 22: M-STEP: Testing for Grades 3,4,5
April 18 - 22: 3rd grade field trip to Annie's Big Nature Lesson (Nature Center)
Thursday April 21st: PTO meeting 5:45 - 6:45
April 25 - 29: M-STEP makeup testing
April 25 - 29: 2nd grade field trip to Annie's Big Nature Lesson
Thursday April 28th: School Wide Children's Day Celebration
Communities in Schools
Girls On The Run
The practice 5K will be coming up for teams in early May.
If your girl is in need of running shoes, please let coaches or myself know, and we can request them as needed.
Fourth and fifth grade CIS book club has finished their books Doodleville and Pea, Bee, & Jay Farm Feud. They are currently working on creating alternative endings for their books. Stay tuned for sharing of our progress.
A big shout out to all our lunch buddy and classroom support volunteers! Currently we have a total of eight volunteers who are assisting teachers with classroom support and or working with students individually as lunch buddies.
Hola Families de la Primaria El Sol,
Acontinuacion hay actualizaciones de CIS,
Chicas en la Carrera
La practica 5K para los equipos sera para los principios de Mayo.
Si su nina necesita zapatos para correr, informenos a las entrenadoras o a mi, y podemos solicitarlos si es necesario.
Club de Libros
Cuarto y Quinto club de libros de CIS han terminado sus libros de Doodleville y Pea, Bee, & Jay Pelea de Granja. Estan en proceso de crear un final alternativo para dus libros. Esten atentos para compartir nuestro progreso.
Voluntarios de CIS
Un gran gracias para todas nuestros companeros de almuerzo y voluntarios de apoyo en los salones! Actualmente tenemos un total de ocho voluntarios que ayudan en los salones o con estudiantes individualmente en el almuerzo.
Gracias / Thank you,
Perla Medina Cano
Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo
Site Coordinator: El Sol Elementary