Wildcat Newsletter vol. 17
News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community
NEWS FROM MRS. FIEBKE-LANG
Our school community never ceases to amaze me! When a need arises, I know that our families will step up to offer assistance, but this week, I was astounded by your generosity! Within days of opening up our doors as a water donation center, we had hundreds of cases of water dropped off! Special thanks to Alison Burke for initiating the event and for delivering all of the water to Eisenhower Elementary school in Flint. In addition to the water that has been donated, a large number of household goods have been donated for our Personal Needs Closet. Thank you for these generous donations. If you would like to donate, we are happy to add your donations to our closet. If visiting our closet would benefit your family, please contact Mrs. Kanner at 248-956-3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for all you do.
Michelle Fiebke-Lang, Principal &
Jump Rope for Heart has kicked off - See Ms. Perkovich if you have any questions
2nd Ground Hog Day
2nd Parenting Series CD @ Geisler 6:30 -8:30pm
4th Pizza Kits Fundraiser Pick Up 12:00 - 5:00 PM
4th Board Meeting - 7:30 PM
5th Spirit Wear - Go Wildcats! Anything w/ Guest Logos, Math Pentathlon, etc. to show your spirit.
5th Student Council Pancake Supper and Auction 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
8th Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Program 9:15 - 10:15 in Classrooms
9th Hungry Howie’s Night
10th Student Count Day
10th Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday
11th Bus Evacuation - buses running approximately 15 minutes late
12th Spirit Wear - Go Wildcats! Anything w/ Guest Logos, Math Pentathlon, etc. to show your spirit.
12th Annual Family Dance PTA Event 6:30 - 8:00 PM
12th Mid-Winter Break - Final Day for Students and Staff
13th thru 21st Mid-Winter Break
STUDENT COUNCIL ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE SUPPER
Please join us for Student Council's Pancake Supper and Live Auction, on Friday, February 5th, 6:30-8:00 pm! The Pancakes are all-you-can-eat for $5 a person, $20 a family. The live auction will feature some unique events, including an after school art lesson with Mrs. Novak, a visit to a former or future teacher's classroom, and even principal for the day! Money raised will be going towards installing Buddy Benches on our playground. Hope to see you there!"
GUEST FAMILY DANCE February 12th 6:30 - 8:00
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Free Family Dance
Friday, February 12
DJ Josh will keep us all movin’!
Light snacks will be provided
Please click HERE to sign-up to help make the dance a success. You will notice on the sign-up genius the time frame to volunteer is minimal. We thank you in advance.
Jump Rope for Heart
This year our school will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart. Students and staff will be raising money for the American Heart Association and to promote a heart healthy lifestyle. Students will participate in Jump roping during their Physical Education classes February 22 - 26th. We thank you in advance for your donations.
Have you viewed your child's report card?
Please remember that all report cards are available for parents to view on Skyward Family Access at this time. If you are having trouble viewing your child's report card or need help to do this, please give us a call. We can help. Your child's teacher can help too. If you need the office to print you a hard copy, please contact us at your convenience.
M-STEP PARENT REPORT VIDEO - NOW AVAILABLE
To continue the Michigan Department of Education’s commitment to support teachers, parents, and students throughout this transition to higher expectations for all students, a newly developed video is now available which summarizes M-STEP and walks viewers through how to read and interpret student scores within the M-STEP Parent Report.
The video is available with or without Closed Caption. The M-STEP Parent Report Communication videos are available on the MDE M-STEP web page at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM55xZ-ZuNU
PTSA REFLECTIONS UPDATE - CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS
Reflections Contest's Results Are In!
Thank you to the following students' Reflections entries who moved to the Walled Lake District judging just before the holiday break. All of these students are invited to the WLCSD PTSA Reflections District Celebration on March 28, 2016 at Walnut Creek Middle School. More information will follow.
Primary Division (Grades K-2)
Tyler Mariano - Visual Arts
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
Dylan Waldman - Photography
Mallory Gamit - Visual Arts
Aleigha Jewell - Visual Arts
*Cara Dolan - Film Production
*Cara Dolan - Music Composition
Walled Lake District held their judging during the break for pieces moving on to the State level judging, and the results are in!
Congratulations to Cara Dolan!
Her film production and music composition entries are both moving to the State Level Competition!
Way to go Cara! We are so proud of you! Thank you for representing Guest Elementary.
THANK YOU PTA - Wear your Spirit Wear every Friday :)
To all families who joined PTA, the school directories have been sent home with your oldest/only Guest child. We have a few directories available for purchase for $5. Send money to school in an envelope indicating that it is for a directory. Thanks to our generous sponsors and to Mega Printing for copying the directories.
PERSONAL NEEDS CLOSET ITEMS TO DONATE
shampoo / conditioner
toothbrushes / toothpaste
feminine hygiene products
razors / shaving cream
WEATHER GEAR & TEMPERATURES
- Please make sure your child’s name appears on any of their outdoor apparel, so we can reunite any lost items with their owners. Our students will have outdoor recess unless the actual temperature or the wind chill (“feels like”) temperature dips below 0 degrees or it is raining out. Here are the WLCSD Recess Wear Guidelines as a reference:
- 50+ degrees*: Child/parent discretion
- 40-49 degrees*: Recommended
- 39 degrees and below*: Required
- 45+ degrees*: Child/parent discretion
- 35-44 degrees*: Recommended
- 32 degrees and below*: Required
- Boots and Snow Pants
- Required when off of the blacktop if there is slush or snow
*Please note: These guidelines are based on the wind chill (“feels like”) temperature.
More Information - SKI SCHOOL - PATCH PROGRAM
To participate in the Patch Program you must be 6 years old
(5 and younger are free at Alpine)
* NOTE: At the beginning of each season, returning students are
required to re-take the lesson for the last level they have achieved. This
review is to insure the student has retained the skills required for that
level. If you want to have your child evaluated you can make
arrangements on Jan 6th prior to 5:30pm (arrive early) at Alpine Valley
Each student must purchase the current year (2016) patch ($2.00).
Once you have achieved a skill level in the program bring your grading
card to the Instruction Center and purchase that level’s patch. All
patches must be worn on your person either sewn on to your jacket or in
an armband ($3.00) that can be purchased at the Instruction Center. All
level patches are $1.00ea
After the class is over all students are welcome to stay and ski/
snowboard until Alpine Valley closes for the night however, your access
to the runs will be based on the patch you have achieved (or class you
NO outside Pizza, Fast Food, Crock Pots
or Coolers of any kind will be allowed in
the Main Lodge. You may bring in a bag
lunch/dinner prepared at home.
SKI and SNOWBOARDING CLUB - ALL forms are attached in the body of the email
Alpine Valley Ski Area
Alpine Valley, 6775 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48383 (248) 887-6010
Begins January 6, 2016
Questions please contact: Celeste Fulcher call/text 248-224-6052 or at
The club will meet every Wednesday starting Jan 6, 2015 and will run until the
snow melts! (Weather Permitting)
All PAYMENTS must be into the office no later then the Tuesday before each
Wednesday and all checks must be made out to Alpine Valley (cash is fine too).
We are required to have 20 kids each week in order to participate; they DO NOT
have to be MHG kids so bring all your friends! We meet at Alpine Valley at
$29.00 per student per week (includes lift ticket and Lesson in the Patch Program
– Please see Patch Program Description in the Office)
Ski/Snowboard rentals are an additional $17.00 when purchased with lift ticket
and lesson. Helmet rental is an additional $9.00
(Once you have completed the EXPERT level your lift ticket with patch is only
All Area Lift Tickets and Rentals are available for Adults and Students not in the
Lift Tickets $28.00! Rentals $21.00
If Interested Please return page 3 of this packet to your teacher/office
Attn: Celeste Fulcher –Ski Club ASAP!
GET CONNECTED WITH REMIND
GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Principal Secretary email@example.com
Heather Pengelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Line for Absences: 248-956-3390
Prime Time: 248-956-3399
Principal Contact Information
Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal
Walled Lake Consolidated School District
Main Office: 248.956.3300
Cell or text: 248.766.5771