Addams Family Newsletter
May 15, 2023
May 3, 10, 17, 24
May 18th: ECC Meet and Greet
May 26th: Addams Field Day - 1/2 Day for students
June 2nd: PTA Fun Fair 6-8 PM
June 15th: Last day of School for students (1/2 Day)
After School Playground Use
Please be aware that our after-school latchkey program uses the playgrounds each day, starting around 4 p.m. If you decide to stay on school grounds after dismissal please avoid those areas being used by the latchkey program. This will allow our staff to monitor our after-school care kids and ensure safety.
Professional Learning Morning
Our professional learning morning for staff will take place again this Wednesday, May 17. This means that it is a late start for students. The first bell will ring at 9:20 a.m. with classes starting at 9:25 a.m.
Young Oaks Latchkey
Attention Young Oaks Families. Our annual Young Oaks Latchkey Lottery opens Monday, May 8th, at 9:00 a.m. All families must apply annually. Please follow this link and select the lottery form for your elementary building. Be sure to select the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you!
Fun Fair Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the Fun Fair on June 2nd! We will need many volunteers to make this a fun event for our kids! Please consider volunteering!
Lego Camp is Back!
May 26- 12:00-3:30 p.m.
Open to the first 50 students who sign up
FREE to participate
Summer Learning Opportunities Registration - Registration closes on May 22nd
Dear Royal Oak Schools Families,
Registration is now open for free summer learning opportunities for all grades , including fun learning activities with certified teachers. Coursework will include English Language Arts, Mathematics, and innovative opportunities that will allow students to thrive and grow in a creative outlet.
This link will take you to our summer learning page on our website for details on locations, dates, times, and more.
If you need to, paste this link in your browser: https://www.royaloakschools.org/whats_new/summer_learning_opportunities.
Students in Grades 3-5 will be taking the M-STEP this year. Please see the schedule below for exact dates. Please note that the M-STEP is required by the state of Michigan.
We ask that your child is at school on time on each of the scheduled testing days and comes to school well-rested.
Also, electronic devices (smartphones, smart watches, cell phones, book readers, electronic tablets, cameras, non-approved calculators, music players, voice recorders, etc.) are not allowed to be with students during the testing sessions.
Additional Testing Guidelines:
Electronic Assessment Administrative Guidelines for Royal Oak Schools
Wednesday, April 19: English Language Arts (ELA) 12:00
Wednesday, April 26: English Language Arts(ELA) 12:00
Wednesday, May 3: Math 12:00
Monday, May 8: English Language Arts (ELA) 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 9: English Language Arts (ELA) 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 10: Math 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 20: English Language Arts (ELA) 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 25: English Language Arts (ELA) 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 27: Social Studies 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 2: Math 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3: Math 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 9: Science 9:00 a.m.
Testing is designed to be manageable for students by breaking it up into small sessions over several days. The testing schedule is designed to be safe, fulfill state testing requirements, and provide meaningful data while being minimally disruptive to learning as possible.
As we plan for the administration of these assessments, we will continue to monitor communication from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the United States Department of Education (USDE). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
M-STEP Resources for Parents
M-STEP: What can students expect? Video
Online Practice for M-STEP ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies
Student Testing, What Parents Can Do to Help Students Prepare
5th Grade Farewell Ceremony
Please click the link below for more detailed information related to the Farewell Ceremony.
Addams Lost & Found
The lost and found closet is starting to get fill up again. If you are missing a clothing item, lunch bag, water bottle or other personal Item, please come check! Please check in at the front office before visiting the lost and found closet.
A Message to our 5th Grade Families from Royal Oak Middle School
Hello Future Bulldog Families,
I know that it is only February, but we are so excited to welcome you and your student to ROMS next year! Please take a look at this 5th Grade Welcome Newsletter for important dates, events, and tips on how to have the most successful start in middle school.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
Kristin Meldrum, ROMS Principal
Dan Colligan, ROMS AP
Jason Henshaw, ROMS A
Royal Oak Schools is pleased to welcome children and their families to kindergarten. Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year begins on Thursday, January 26, 2023. District-wide enrollment for all kindergarten programs, including Developmental Kindergarten, is processed through our Central Enrollment Office. Elementary transfer requests will be between January 26 - February 28, 2023. And please make sure to mark your calendar for Kindergarten Information Night on January 25, 2023, which will be in person at each building.
Things to know:
- Royal Oak Schools processes new student enrollments online at www.royaloakschools.org.
- Michigan State Law stipulates that a child be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. If a child is not five (5) years of age by the September 1 enrollment eligibility date, but will be five (5) years of age no later than December 1, an option for parents or guardians to enroll the child in kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year is available.
- An Age Waiver form is available on our district website.
- Please feel free to call the Enrollment Office for further information.
Click here for more information about Kindergarten Enrollment.
Family Information Updates
Changing your email address? New telephone number? If you don't want to miss a communication from Royal Oak Schools, check your information in MiStar. Families can edit their contact information, add ways they would like to receive communications, or change their password to something easily remembered in the MISTAR Parent Portal. You can use this link to get started: https://mistar.oakland.k12.mi.us/royaloak/ParentPortal/
However, address changes cannot be updated using the Parent Portal. All address changes must be made with the District Central Enrollment Office, located at 800 DeVillen, Royal Oak, MI 48073.
New Website Launch
Please take a moment to visit our new website:
Here you will find information to stay up to date on events, be able to subscribe to calendars, and stay on top of what's happening in our school.
District Technology Webpage
PTA Parent and Kid Park Meet Up
Looking for more community with others in our school district? All Addams families welcome for a fun meet up brought to you by the JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) committee with the PTA! Stay for as long or short as you like, and free enjoy a sweet cold treat too!
CALENDAR FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR
Theme Thursdays Are Back!
Get your outfits ready, because Theme Thursdays are back.
Below are the themes this year:
5- shiny & sparkly
12- shades of blue
19- peace & love
26- winter hat
16- red / pink / hearts / love
23- Addams spirit wear
2- shirts with words (to kick off MIRM)
9- favorite character
21(Tues)- Rock Your Socks
23 - PJ’s
13- Autism Awareness
20- earth themed/tones
27- tie dye
4- star wars - may the 4th be with you
11- favorite quote
25- red, white, & blue
8- beach, water, mermaid
15- Addams spirit wear
Parking Lot Reminders
Dr. Kim's Corner
Kimberly Martin, Ph.D., Diversity Equity & Inclusion Coordinator At Royal Oak Schools presents, Dr. Kim's Corner.
Here she will promote understanding and share dialogue and events centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion in and around our district.
Occupational Therapist Newsletter
This month's newsletter will focus on Backpack Safety. Please check it out!
District-Wide Performing Arts Newsletter
Please click here to learn about District-Wide Performing Arts information.
Caregivers Back-to-School Series
Oakland Schools is offering FREE workshops to adults focused on keeping youth safe and healthy.
Please click on this link to find out more information and to register for one of the FREE sessions.
BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
The last day for Blessings in a Backpack will be June 7th. This will be a double pack.
In light of the tough economic times facing our area, we are attempting to help Royal Oak Schools families by making sure that all of our children have enough food. “Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, is active in Royal Oak Schools. If you agree to take part in this program during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with food for the weekend. A bag of food will be put in your child's locker for take home on Fridays. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned fruit, granola bars, soups, juice and other items. Students will receive a bag every week.
If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out the form below and mail it to the board office at 800 Devillen, Royal Oak, MI 48073, or just hit submit on this form. Please be sure to indicate on the form if you child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Royal Oak Schools, as well as Blessings in a Backpack, will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.
Sign up for Blessings in a Backpack
Location: 2222 West Webster Road, Royal Oak, MI, United States