Mrs. Michels Weekly Updates
Let's make it a great week!
Hello Hamilton Families,
Well here we are.....the count down to Christmas has begun! With all the excitement and holiday fun we still have 3 weeks of school to focus on. Please continue to keep your child following their normal routine, getting enough rest and coming to school daily. When students are here daily they are able to build stamina, increase their knowledge, build relationships and be prepared for the next grade. Monday you can view your child's report card in Parent connect https://sisweb.resa.net/ParentPortal/. Please take time to review your child's report card marks before your child's conference so you and your child's teacher can celebrate the successes and create a plan to improve the areas of weakness. Below there is also a letter describing our new literacy program and how that impacts your child.
This week, we are experiencing the beginning of the cold weather. We know that winter weather can take a toll on school attendance. Snow, ice and rain can make it hard to get children to school. So can illnesses such as colds, flu, fevers, earaches, etc. Here is some information to help keep your children healthy and in school this winter.
Develop backup plans for getting your children to school. Can someone give them a ride to school if your child usually walks or stands at a bus stop?
Dress for the weather. Even a short walk in frigid weather can be dangerous. Ensure your child has a warm coat, gloves, hats and boots. Elementary students will also go out for recess if the temperatures, with wind chill, are above 20°. Remind older children that a hoodie is not an outdoor coat.
Resources are available. If you need help with winter clothing, please contact your child's school for assistance.
Sick children should stay home. School attendance is important, but sick children should not be at school. Also, if your child becomes ill during the school day, have a backup plan for who can pick them up if you are unavailable.
If your children need to stay home for a prolonged period due to illness, talk to your child's teacher to find out about resources and class assignments they can do at home to keep learning once they feel well enough.
What about snow days? Information about our inclement weather procedures can be found on our website.
12/4-12/8- Book Fair
12/4 Report cards viewable in Parent Connect
12/5 1/2 day-dismissal 11:40
Parent-Teacher conferences 12:10-6:20
12/7 1/2 Day-dismissal 11:40
Parent teacher conferences 12:10-7:20
12/8 Skate Night. 5-7pm
12/11-12/15 Santa Shop
12/13 PTA Meeting 3:30
12/15 Popcorn Day
12/19 5th Grade Music Concert 6pm
12/25-1/5 Winter Break! No School
- We have Parent-Teacher conferences this week if you have not already signed up with your child's teacher, please reach out right away. You can reach out on Dojo or call the office.
- We also have the book fair this week. Your child will shop with their class, check with the teacher for day and time.
- Reminder: We have a food pantry if you or someone you know is in need of some additional food, feel free to reach out to me on Dojo or call the office
- Check out the flyer below for the Fiesta of Cash event on 12/7
- Tuesday and Thursday dismissal is 11:40. Please plan ahead for your child's early dismissal time.
Registration for the Winter 2024 Boys Basketball and Cheerleading league closes this Friday 12/8. Games will be on Saturdays and will begin on January 27, 2024.
- With the wet weather here please make sure your child has a dry pair of shoes to wear in the class room after arrival.When students wear their boots or shoes outside then walk around the rest of the day they track the dirt and water all over the classroom.
- If you are able to donate tissue, paper towel or Lysol type wipes we go through a lot of these this time of year and we would really appreciate your donation!
Here Comes the Bus App
If your child rides the bus Here Comes the Bus App is a great way to know exactly where your child's bus is at all times. Follow the steps below to download the app!
- Visit herecomesthebus.com
- Click the “Sign Up” button
- Enter school code 87839 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
- Complete the “User Profile” box
- Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
- Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!
Family Resource Center
Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a Family Resource Center (FRC), which provides services to any student/family enrolled in our District, free of cost. Some of the services they provide are: basic need assistance, access to over 700 local resources, Laundry Assistance Program and material items for those unable to afford them (emergency toiletries, socks/underwear, hats/gloves/scarves, etc.) They are also able to supply school supplies and backpacks year round for any WWCS student. Please contact our Family Resource Center at: 734-419-2709 or FRC@wwcsd.net. Our FRC also has a Digital Request for Services Form, which can be used to request assistance by filling out a simple form. Please contact the Family Resource Center directly with any additional questions regarding their serviceshttps://www.wwcsd.net/schools/elementary-schools/hamilton/
Yikes!! Our attendance is dropping a bit ! In November we had 91 students with perfect attendance, that is down from October when we had 104 students with perfect attendance. It is up from last year when we had only 83 students with perfect attendance. I appreciate you extra efforts to make sure students are at school on time for the full day! Check out the school story on Dojo for pictures of our perfect attendance winners!
Regular attendance is crucial for your child's academic success. Please make every effort to ensure your child attends school on time every day and stays throughout the whole day. Consistent attendance throughout the school day allows your child to engage in learning and maximize their educational opportunities fully.
Illness: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please notify us immediately. Students who are ill should not attend school to prevent the spread of illness to others.
Excused Absences: We understand that there may be instances when your child needs to be absent due to illness, medical appointments, family emergencies, or other legitimate reasons. Please notify the school in advance whenever possible to classify the absence as excused.
Unexcused Absences: Unexcused absences negatively impact your child's education. Absences without valid reasons will be considered unexcused, and appropriate actions may be taken per district policy.
Timely reporting of absences helps us maintain accurate attendance records and ensures that your child's absence is properly documented. Absences must be reported within 24 hours.
There are two convenient methods for reporting your child's absence to facilitate efficient communication and accurate attendance records.
You can notify your child's school through the dedicated attendance line. Please leave a detailed message stating your child's name, grade, and reason for absence.
You can report absences directly through MiStar, our secure online portal for student information. MiStar provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to submit absences.
Thank you for your ongoing support in creating a positive and productive learning environment for all our students.
You can also follow the Wayne Westland Community School page on Facebook for updates and information too!
Thank you for your continued support!
Make it a great week!