Keeping up with Keller

By: Marcie Dryden, Principal

March 23rd, 2015

Mission Statement

The mission of Helen Keller Elementary School is to establish and maintain an educational community that empowers all students to become principled, independent inquirers who are socially responsible global citizens.

WKBS -- Keller Daily Broadcast

Our Keller Daily News Broadcast highlights school achievement and IB news!

Calendar Reminders

  • March 25th and April 1st: late starts for students and professional development for staff
  • March 25th: Open House 6:30-8:00 pm
  • March 30th-31st: IB Visit
  • March 30th: MYP Personal Project Exhibit @ ROMS
  • April 3-10th: Holiday & Spring Break -- No School
  • April: 5th Grade M-Step Windows

M-Step Assessment Calendar

Please review the calendar below for the dates and times your child may be taking the M-Step State Assessment (this assessment is replacing MEAP).

5th Grade:

  • Tues. 4/14/20159:00-11:00 ELA- Online Test
  • Wed. 4/15/201510:00-11:00 ELA- Classroom Activity
  • Wed. 4/15/20151:15-3:15 ELA- Performance Task- Part 1
  • Thurs. 4/16/20159:00-11:00 ELA- Performance Task- Part 2
  • Tues, 4/21/20159:00-11:00 Social Studies- Part 1
  • Thurs. 4/23/20159:00-11:00 Social Studies- Part 2
  • Wed. 4/29/201510:00-11:00 Math Classroom Activity
  • Wed. 4/29/20151:00-3:00 Math Online Test
  • Thurs. 4/30/20159:00-11:00 Math Performance Task

4th Grade:

  • Mon. 5/4/2015 8:45-9:45 Science
  • Tues. 5/5/2015 8:45-10:45 ELA- Classroom Activity
  • Tues. 5/5/2015 1:30-2:30ELA-Performance Task #1
  • Wed. 5/6/20151:30-2:30ELA- Performance Task #2
  • Thurs. 5/7/20158:45-9:45 Science- Part 1
  • Mon. 5/11/20158:45-10:45Math- Computer Adaptive
  • Tues. 5/12/20158:45-9:30Math- Classroom Activity
  • Tues. 5/12/20151:15-2:30Math- Performance Task
  • Thurs. 5/14/20158:45-9:45Science- Part 2

3rd Grade:

  • Tues. 5/199:15-11:50ELA- Online test
  • Thurs. 5/219:15-11:50ELA Classroom Activity & BOTH Perf. Activities
  • Tues. 5/269:15-11:50Math Online Test
  • Thurs. 5/289:15-11:50Math Classroom Activity & Perf. Task

Parent Survey

If you haven't done it already, don't forget to take the parent survey below.

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Please complete a survey for each one of the schools that your children attend before March 31, 2015.

Student Drop Off

Remember there is no supervision for students before 8:10 a.m. please help and make sure students are not dropped off before this time, unless they are attending breakfast club.

Lost and Found

Check out the Lost and Found located outside the cafeteria it is getting full.

Shrine Circus

The Detroit Shrine Circus is Here! Shows running March 19 - March 22 at the Hazel Park Raceway. Get $5 off VIP and General Admission tickets. Order your tickets at and enter the promo code: RO Schools.

Lice Check Before Returning to School

Be proactive and check your child before returning to school after our Spring Break. Here is a helpful link if you are not sure how.

Parenting Workshops

The Royal Oak Youth Assistance is offereing three (3) exciting evenings. This parenting workshop is geared for Pre-K through 3rd grade. The three (3) workshops are as follows:

Tuesday, April 21st: Taking Care of Yourself

Wednesday, April 29th: Being an Effective Parent

Thursday, May 7th: Building Parent-Child Relationships

Where: Oakland Elementary School

2415 Brockton Ave.

Royal Oak, Mi 48067

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Register Today for this FREE event!! Contact Tammy at ROYA

Learning in Action

PTA Electiions 2015-16

The PTA is looking for members to fill the following open position on the executive board for the 2015-16 school year:

  • President - Presides at all meetings, is a member ex officio of all committees, coordinates the work of the officers and committees and attends meetings called by the Council.

Please contact Michelle Vinluan ( with any questions or interest in any of the above positions.


Positive Behavior Intervention System

Essential Agreements

*We are respectful

*We are safe and in control

*We are responsible learners

Keller Creed

I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too.

I came to school to learn and I will learn.

I will have a good day.

Learner Profile Highlights

Don’t forget that the highlighted monthly learner profile and weekly behavior focus is on the Google calendar (every Sunday).

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