Keeping up with Klager

L. C. Klager newsletter for the Week of November 16, 2015

We need your input

In case you didn’t complete the school improvement survey during conferences I have attached the link below. This is one of many very important surveys that you will be asked to complete this year. This district wide survey should be completed by all parents. If you know a community member who would be interested in completing it, forward the address to them. It is a bit long, but we will use this, along with our own shorter surveys to help us to continue to improve.

Walk to School Wednesday

Every Wednesday Mrs. O'Mara leads all participating student to school from Chi Broil Park. They leave the park at 7:45am. Each walker receives a "foot" to add to their chain. The walking team is will host a Turkey Trot on Wednesday, November 18th.

Klager PTO Carnival

The carnival committee is working overtime to ready the prizes, games, and food for carnival on Saturday, November 21st, 5-8 pm. Tickets can be purchased a the event and volunteers are still needed.

We are so glad you are here today!

It is so important that our students are in school everyday. We fill the day with amazing academic opportunities and leadership roles. Here are some times to keep in mind.

  • Morning supervision begins at 8:00 am
  • The breakfast program begins at 7:40 am
  • Buses unload at 8:05 am
  • The entrance bell rings at 8:10 am
  • The school day begins at 8:15 am
  • The school day ends at 3:11 pm
In the event your child must be absent, please call 734-428-8321 ext. 1383. We appreciate any and all information relating to your child's absence.

Remember that if you need care before 8:00 am the Kids Club opens at 7:00 am. You never want to leave your child at school unattended. Remind your child if they walk to school that they should not arrive before 8:00am, their safety is so important.

And finally, remember that the drop off circle is for a 7 second exit from the vehicle. If you need to open the door or support your child with gathering back packs, you would be best suited to park in the parking lot. In the circle we ask that you pull as far ahead as possible, even if dropping a child at breakfast, and allow your child to exit the vehicle at the curb. This will allow the traffic to continually move and prevent a back up on M-52.

Repeated Reading Volunteer Opportunity.

Volunteers Needed – We need volunteers to listen to students read during our reading block from 9-10:30 am. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated. Please fill out the attached form and send it back to school. If you need a paper copy please let Mrs. LaRocque know and she will send one home with your child. Contact her at slarocque@mcs.k12.mi.us. When you contact her, please include student name and their teachers name with the request.

Reminder: Please make sure that you have or will fill out the volunteer consent form. these are online or available in the office.

Volunteer welcome letter: https://drive.google.com/a/mcs.k12.mi.us/file/d/0B6SSM3wIhCw8ajVjTWRSdmFNdDZHM0I4eGpSakdzeWxMUTQ4/view?usp=sharing

ALICE/Lockdown Drill

Monday, November 9th our Leadership Workshop focused on the plans for a lockdown safety drill. The students watched a video of Officer Bickley from Ohio, explain the main components of an ALICE/lockdown drill. Officer Bickley explains that the most important action you can take is to listen to the adult/teacher for directions. The teacher will give you one of two directions. One action could be to evacuate the building in the event of a safety concern. the adults suggests a place to meet outdoors and then escorts the students away from any danger. The second action could include barricade. In the event that you can not evacuate safely you will barricade the locked door and stay quiet and hidden.

Monday, November 16th the children had the opportunity to practice the ALICE/lockdown drill. All teachers and students made wise choices. Our next drill will be in February.

Mobile Dentist

The Mobile Dentist is coming to Klager December 1st! Our school is joined with Michigan Dental Outreach to offer in-school dental care. Taking care of your child's teeth is important to keep them healthy. A State licensed dentist will check your child's mouth & teeth, as well as provide a cleaning, x-rays as necessary, fluoride treatment and apply sealants, as needed. A dental report card will be sent home with your child. Sign and return the form to school today! Program takes Private Insurance, MEDICAID/MICHILD, and grants are available.

We will send forms home on November 24th or you can have your child pick up a form from the office.

Senior Citizens Luncheon

For at least 25 years the 3rd and 4th grades students have hosted a luncheon for the senior citizens of Manchester. The event has included music, a building tour and food. Originally the event was the day before the Thanksgiving break and the students peeled the potatoes for the fluffy mashed potatoes. The meal was served family style and the families made pies for the seniors and the children.

Now the food is prepared in the amazing Klager kitchen and paid for by the Klager PTO. The families are still asked to make pies for the seniors and the students eat fresh baked cookies. (Cookies, not pie are a result of the food serving guidelines and for the safety of our students.)

We are actively pursuing senior citizens of Manchester to share in this great event. The only requirement for attending is a desire to share with children and take part in a masterpiece of community spirit.

There will be a music program that will feature one song per grade level, all with a winter snow theme. Each grade level comes to the gym, makes a grand entrance, sings their song, and leaves to much applause. Once the singing has ended the gym needs to be transformed with tables for serving and eating. The 3/4 grade students will take the seniors on a tour of our school. This year there will be several leaders helping with the tour, table decorations, and food serving lines and seating. After the tour the seniors and students will share a ham luncheon served buffet style. The National Honor Society helper will serve pie and cookies and support with table clearing.

Third and Fourth Grade families are often asked to make and send pies to this event. The Senior Citizen Luncheon leaders will contact families soon. The PTO will be soliciting volunteers to help with the food preparation, pie cutting, food service and clean up.

There will be a rehearsal for for the music program that is open to all Klager parents and guests on December 8th. The program will begin at 2:25pm in the gym. You will see more information as the date draws closer.

Thanksgiving break-No School

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 8am-3:15pm

Manchester Community Schools, Washtenaw County, MI, United States

MI

There will be No School for Thanksgiving break November 25th, 26th, and 27th.

Flu shot clinic

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 9am

Klager Elementary

In an attempt to help families and children, the Health Hero's will administer flu shots and mist to pre registered students and staff.

Box Tops for Education

Klager is continually collecting Box Tops to support our many initiatives. The Box Top program can earn upwards of $5,000 a year. We are currently working to support our Leader in Me initiatives and grant payback.

Soon you will see boxes around town and a contest at Klager to encourage friendly competition between the grades. Every little Box Top for Education will be cut, sorted, and sent in for the next deadline in February. We will also send in a set of Box Tops in early June. You will see a flyer or two coming home in the days before the holiday break.

The approaching holiday season is a great time to ask your friends and family to support the students of Klager. We appreciate your support.