Weekly Update

week of January 4th

We believe...

  • School Mission Statement: ALL students will be challenged to obtain the skills necessary to realize their highest personal potential.
  • District Vision: Educational Excellence in a Caring Community
  • District Purpose: Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.
District and School Improvement Goals:

Goal 1: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in their literacy skills.

Goal 2: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in critical thinking.

Goal 3: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in mathematical skills.

Goal 4: All staff will engage in the district-wide continuous improvement process.

Another Assembly

We will have a second January Assembly on Jan. 29, 2016. The ASO (not AOS as I listed on the calendar) will visit to share information about the orchestra and the instruments. I will attach some information that might be helpful to share with the students. The first session, at 10:00 am, is for k-2 and will last 30 minutes. The second session, at 11:00, is for 3-4 and Scheil, and will last 45 minutes. This field trip is sponsored by the PTO and funded by the Cultural Arts Strings Program.


The PTO has arranged for Klager Elementary students to enjoy the Mobile Ed Productions presentation of Martin Luther King, JR. on January 13, 2016. The third and fourth grade will report to the gym by 1:00 pm and the Kinder, First and Second will attend at 2:00 pm. I have attached a link for the program.

The assembly will take the place of the Jan. 11th Leadership Workshop.


Leadership Workshop

The following are the proposed dates for Leadership Workshops for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade sessions: Jan. 25; Feb. 8; Feb. 22; March 7; March 21; April 11; April 25; May 9; May 23.

Fourth Grade will rejoin April 25; May 9 and 23rd.

Kindergarten will also meet on the following dates at 1:00 pm: Feb 1; Feb. 29; March 14? (author visit); May 28; April 18; May 2; May 16.

The first grade will meet 12:00-12:30 pm; second grade 12:30-1:00 pm; kinder 1:00-1:30; and third grade 1:30-2:00. We will continue to meet in the Media Center.

The fourth grade will have TEAM in Room 109 from 1:30-3:00 pm with Officer Wion from Jan 11- April 11, 2016.

Ticket to Read

We have 200 + spots for Ticket to Read. Please let me know if you are interested in using this and I will get your class signed up. I will give priority to classes without eSpark.

Upcoming Dates

  • 1.4.16-Third grade to Lansing, Karin attending trip
  • 1.5.16-District School Improvement Meeting
  • 1.6.16-Data meetings-Math
  • 1.7.16-Staff/Faculty meeting
  • 1.11.16-TEAM begins for 4th grade
  • 1.11.16-NWEA Assessing begins
  • 1.13.16-MLK assembly
  • 1.15.16-Klager Movie Night
  • 1.18.16-Half Day
  • 1.18.16-Board meeting
  • 1.21.16-District Faculty meeting
  • 1.25.16-Leadership Workshop
  • 1.28.16-Principals Advisory
  • 1.29.16-Half Day
  • 1.30.16-Daddy Daughter Dance

Upcoming Birthdays



From the Villarreal's

They were surprised! The xBox was a hit and a wonderful leverage tool for getting things done around the house. Also, it has been an amazing source of appreciation, the boys have genuinely expressed thanks and are grateful for the fun things we have done, like going to Kalamazoo to play air soft, or watching a movie, or eating out.