WILDCAT NEWSLETTER vol. 8

News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community

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OTIS SPUNKMEYER FUNDRAISER

Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser

MHG PTA

Start: HAPPENING NOW!

End: Monday, November 12th, 2018

Delivery of products: approx. 1st week of Dec (2nd week at the latest)

Make checks payable to: Mary Helen Guest PTA

Profit: 35% of sales (as long as we sell 350 items- if not, we pay a $1 per item under the minimum out of our profits)


CHECK OUT the easy TEXT to pay method!


This year we are trying a new to us fundraiser-

The Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Collection Plus More! The catalog includes many different types of cookie dough as well as muffins, brownies, cakes, pretzels and various pizza snacks. What a perfect time of year to stock your freezer with goodies. Pop some cookies or snacks in the oven and you are ready for all your holiday get togethers!


  • Students can sell from the catalog using the included order form and collect cash and/or checks (made out to Mary Helen Guest PTA)
  • Friends and family that want to pay by credit card can text PAY to 555888
  • Friends and family can also purchase items online- here you have access to all of the various orders- wrapping paper, magazines, jewelry, gifts and more!


Students can earn prizes 2 ways:


  • Turn in coupons as they sell items to choose their adopt a pet key-chains
  • Earn prizes that come when the order is delivered- see back side of sale envelope
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ATTENTION 3rd, 4th & 5th GRADERS

If you are interested in getting involved with Student Council, please get your application between October 29 - November 1st from Mrs. Novak or Mr. Osborne.


  • APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd
  • VOTING FOR TWO REPRESENTATIVES PER CLASSROOM WILL BE COMPLETED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd
  • CHOSEN REPRESENTATIVES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RUN FOR AN OFFICER POSITION AT A LATER DATE.

CALENDAR

OCTOBER 2018

31 Halloween parade & King Pancake 9:30 - 12:00pm

31 1/2 day for students - District Based Professional Development 1:10-4:10


NOVEMBER 2018

1 Picture Retake day

1 WLCSD Board Meeting 7:30pm

2 4th grade field trip to UM-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center 9:15am - 2:15pm

6 No school for students or staff - Election Day

12 Last day to order cookie dough

12 Dining to Donate @ Chipotle in Novi 4:00-8:00pm.

12 Guest PTA Meeting 6:30 - 7:30pm

13 Middle School Delayed start student begin @ 10:10am

15 Guest PTA Bonaventure skate night 6:00 - 8:30pm

19 Music Informance 6:30-7:30pm 5th & Kindergarten

22 - 25 Thanksgiving break

23 Middle School Delayed start student begin @ 10:10am

29 Wildcat Time 3:00-3:40pm - 5th grade will have BLOCK in the morning 10:20-11:20am

30 Family Access Closed

30 End of 1st Trimester

GUEST WILDCAT TIME

We had our first Wildcat Time! As you know, Wildcat Time is when cross-grade level (K-5) groups of students move to another teacher’s classroom to spend time participating in team building activities, engaging lessons about the 4-Rs (RESPECT - RESOURCEFUL - RESILIENT - RESOURCEFUL), working on strategies from our PBIS, Conscious Discipline, and around our school's theme: There is a HERO in all of us.

Check out the lessons covered!

Lesson #1: What is a hero?

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Don't Forget to Show LOVE!

https://youtu.be/vJFlO9-poJ8

OCTOBER 30th MHG GIVES BACK

October 30th - November 20th

MHG FAMILY FOOD DRIVE! Please donate unexpired goods & Non-perishable food items.


Thank you Brownie Girl Scout Troop #76556 for planning the food drive.

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SPOOKTACULAR FUN

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PICTURE RETAKE DAY

November 1st is Picture Retake Day! Get your smile ready!

TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION DUE DATE EXTENDED!

It’s Teacher of the Year time again! This process is a wonderful opportunity for WLCSD community members and families to take a moment to share with the committee their thoughts on that one special teacher they have had over the years. Nominators can send in paperwork for a current or past teacher during this window. Nominations are due by NOVEMBER 2, 2018. Please consider telling us about a teacher that you feel has made an incredible impact on your child’s education.

PTA ANNOUNCES "JUMPING TO DONATE" November 6th

"Jumping to donate" at Airtime in Novi.

When: Tuesday, November 6th. Remember NO School that day

Cost is $14 for 2 hours of jump time.

Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm


AirTime Trampoline Novi

44255 12 Mile Rd. | Novi, MI 48377

248-671-1700

CHAMP & FURRY FRIENDS SCHEDULED TO VISIT!

Hello Guest Families,

I am so excited to share that Champ, our school’s therapy dog, will be coming for a visit in November. We do not know the date yet. As of right now, Champ and two other dogs will be at our school as part part of their training. In anticipation of this visit, I would like to know of any severe dog allergies and/or fear of dogs. I want to make sure we have a plan in place for these students.

If your child has an allergy or fear of dogs that could affect their school day, please email me at MonicaHouse@wlcsd.org

Thank you,

Monica House

NOVEMBER 10th - SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP

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GUEST PTA

MSTEP INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

FOOD SERVICE

GUEST OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Office Hours

Our secretaries are available Monday through Friday to assist you from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. If you have to change your child's dismissal plans, this must be done with us by 3:00 PM each day. We will notify your child of these changes in the classroom.


Thank you for your help.

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HOME - SCHOOL CONNECTION

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ABSENCES, CHANGES IN SCHEDULE, & NOTES TO SCHOOL

If you intend to keep your child home on a school day for any reason, please use our attendance hotline at 248-956-3390. You may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day. IF we do not receive a call from you, we will call you to make sure that your child is indeed absent.


The Transportation Department will not issue bus passes for after school study, play dates etc. Bus passes will be issued for shared custody and sometimes day care, babysitting, or other emergencies. The Transportation Department will also issue year-long passes for in-district transfer and school of choice students when there is room on the bus.


If your child's transportation/dismissal for the end of the day changes in any way, please send in a note at the beginning of the day to your child's teacher AND the office. If this changes during the school day, please call our secretaries BEFORE 3:00 PM. We will do our best to ensure your child gets to the correct place at the end of the day, but we ask for your help with this by notifying us EARLY in the day or with a note. Thank you!

LUNCH SCHEDULE FOR 2018-2019

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THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT

GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

Sherry Ikegami

Principal Secretary sherryikegami@wlcsd.org

248-956-3300


Heather Pengelly heatherpengelly@wlcsd.org

Building Secretary

248-956-3302


FAX: 248-956-3305


Safe-line for Absences: 248-956-3390


Sharon Becker sharonbecker@wlcsd.org

Prime Time Supervisor

248-956-3399


Direct Link to PTA page click HERE

Principal Contact Information

Michelle Fiebke-Lang

Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal

Walled Lake Consolidated School District

Main Office: 248.956.3300

Office: 248.956.3332

Cell or text: 248.766.5771