Amanda Moore Elementary School

NOVEMBER 2016 CHALKBOARD NEWS

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COLOR ME RUN

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of the parents, students, sponsors and volunteers who helped to make this year's COLOR ME RUN a huge success! The weather was perfect and everyone had a blast!


Please make sure to check out Mr. Bennett's live Facebook feed of the event, which can be found at the link below.


https://www.facebook.com/100009366069791/videos/1730075560647963/

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RUN CLUB

The AMES Run Club wrapped up on Tuesday, October 25th...as a school/group the kids ran 386 miles!! All of the totals have been updated in the front lobby, so parents can check them out. The kids are all pretty proud of themselves! Way to go RUN CLUB!!!!!


A very special thank you goes out to Mrs. Ericson for organizing and supervising this wonderful group activity.

Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI)

The Michigan CSI - The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative and OK2SAY program will be presented to Amanda Moore students, families and community members on November 28, 2016.


The Department of the Attorney General is proud to feature these two customized programs to protect children across the state.


The CSI presentation times will be as follows:

Kdg & 1st Grade / 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

2nd & 3rd Grade / 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

4th & 5th Grade / 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Parent & Community / 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Library)


The primary theme of the K – 1st grade presentation is the “3 Keeps.” Students are instructed to (1) Keep Safe by carefully guarding their personal information online; (2) Keep Away from Internet strangers; and (3) Keep Telling parents or a trusted adult about anything that makes them uncomfortable. This presentation features a video from Common Sense Media that discusses important rules for being safe online and a video from Sesame Street that encourages children to seek the help of an adult they trust when faced with challenging situations like bullying.


The 2nd – 3rd grade seminar presentation discusses important rules for being safe online and encourages students to seek the help of a trusted adult when faced with challenging situations. Using Brain Pop videos, the presentation discusses the need to have permission to go online and to visit only sites where permission has been granted from a teacher or trusted adult. The second video emphasizes how to recognize and respond to a bully.


The 4th – 5th grade presentation teaches students to recognize common Internet predator grooming techniques, as well as additional appropriate responses to bullying and cyberbullying. Dynamic videos are provided compliments of SweetyHigh, the Ad Council, the National Crime Prevention Council, ShakeState, and Ahmir. The students are also introduced to the OK2SAY student safety program and encouraged to always talk to a trusted adult before contacting OK2SAY.


The parent/community seminar provides practical tools including Internet safety tips and how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) realize the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) identify the possible privacy risks of different apps; 5) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 6) identify cyberbully warning signs and develop a plan of action. This presentation also covers what the students see in their respective presentations, as well as what OK2SAY is, and how it works.

Upcoming PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Amanda Moore Media Center. We hope to see everyone there!

AMANDA MOORE DAILY BROADCAST

The Amanda Moore Daily Message is broadcast on the internet. A new broadcast will be posted each morning. If you would like to view the broadcast from home, please go to amandamooremedia.weebly.com each morning.

THE AMANDA MOORE SHARING TREE

The Amanda Moore Sharing Tree is back! Our tree directly benefits Amanda Moore families in need. The tree will be located in the main lobby and tags will be available on Monday, November 14th. Gifts will be due back to Amanda Moore no later than Thursday, December 15th. Please make sure the gifts are wrapped and the tree tag is attached to the gift. Let's help to make the season a little brighter for our families.
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ENVIRONMENTAL TIP OF THE MONTH

Waste Free Lunches


Waste free lunches use less paper and plastic, which reduces our need to harvest trees and burn fossil fuels. Both of which benefit wildlife and wild places.

Tips:


  • Buy in bulk. Single serving portions add up to a lot of extra packaging. Instead, buy large containers and divide into individual portions in reusable containers.
  • Only pack as much food as your child will eat. Extra food goes to waste.
  • Label all of your reusables with your child's name to minimize loss.



PLEASE USE VS TRY TO AVOID


Reusable lunch boxes VS paper and plastic bags

Reusable containers VS disposable bags or single serve packs

Refillable drink bottles VS single use drink boxes or pouches

Cloth napkins VS paper napkins and paper towels

Reusable utensils VS disposable plastic utensils

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AMANDA MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Romeo Community Schools:


Board of Education:

Mrs. Anita Banach, President

Mr. Michael Antoine, Vice President

  • Mr. Chris Giancarli, Secretary
  • Mr. Chris Young, Treasurer
  • Dr. Gus Demas, Trustee
  • Mr. Wayne Conner, II, Trustee
  • Mr. Ed Sosnoski, Trustee

  • Central Office:
  • Mr. Eric Whitney, Superintendent
  • Ms. Jennifer McFarlane, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
  • Mr. Don Gratton, Executive Director of Facilities & Quality Control
  • Mr. David Massoglia, Executive Director of Business and Finance
  • Mr. Mark Nelson, Executive Director of Technology

  • Amanda Moore Elementary School:

  • Mr. Roger Bennett, Principal
  • Mrs. Dee LoGrasso, Secretary
  • Mrs. Tammy Hagood, Office Aide