Bear Bulletin

Maire Newsletter April 29th edition

Dear Maire Families

I think Spring is finally here? It has been an interesting April, but I’m hopeful that May will not have any snow and we will start to have beautiful spring weather outside. Once it becomes consistently warm and dry enough, we’ll head outside for lunch. I know our students are excited to get outside for both lunch and recess. We encourage students to wear layers since mornings can still be cool and we need light jackets until the temperature reaches 55 degrees. Please encourage your child to wear layers this spring while the weather continues to change.

Another highlight of spring comes next week: Teacher Appreciation Week! We have the best staff in the world and next week is an opportunity to show your appreciation for their hard work and commitment to your child’s development. We look forward to our PTO and families celebrating the amazing work our staff has accomplished this year and the best gift is just sharing any positive sentiment or gratitude for their efforts.

Finally, spring is always a busy, busy season. Our office and teachers will work hard to get dates and reminders out as much as possible. I know it can be a lot to keep track of, but together we can be on top of all the fun events going on here at Maire as we finish out the year.


Ryan Francis

Proud Principal of Maire

*PS Be sure to check out the new Bear Mural hanging between the office and parking lot entrance. This was a project by graduating 4th graders last year. Super cool!

Important Maire dates to remember

5/2 Y5/K Transition Day (see detailed information below)

5/6 Maire Auction 7:00 p.m.

5/11 Maire PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. (zoom link)

5/18 Communities United in Diversity 6pm Ferry Elementary

5/23 BOE Meeting 7:00 p.m. Brownell MS

5/27 Maire Field Day

Y5/Kindergarten Transition Day

We are excited to announce that Young 5s is returning to Maire next year! All families that have registered for Young 5s or Kindergarten are being sent an invitation to our Transition Day event on May 2nd here at Maire. Each child gets an appointment time to meet with our teachers. This not only gets students more comfortable with school, it also allows us to get to know them and build the excitement for joining us in the fall.

If you registered for Y5/K, please check your email for our Sign Up for the May 2nd event. Not registered yet? As long as you register by May 1st we can guarantee a spot for you here at Maire and still get you an appointment.

TUESDAY BAGEL SALE- 4th Grade Legacy Gift - Improvements Coming

Thanks for your support and patience as we work out the kinks of Bagel Day, which is for a great cause.

We will now be doing pre orders on Monday.

  • please send money in on Monday
  • along with money, please include a note with all necessary info (child's name, teacher name, and bagel choice)
  • students will be able to choose between cinnamon swirl, blueberry, or chocolate chip bagels.
  • Cost will be $1 per bagel (no cream cheese will be sold).

As part of the fourth graders’ legacy gift, they have decided to raise funds to help children impacted by the war in Ukraine by having a bagel sale. All proceeds from the bagel sale will be sent to relief organizations focused on assisting families displaced by the war. Students at Maire will have the opportunity to purchase bagels each week for the remainder of the school year.

Any student that wants to send a kind note or picture to Ukraine can do so in their free time and drop it off in the office before the end of the year.

Spring Weather

Our school rule is 55 degrees or warmer in the spring for students to have no coats or jackets. We encourage students to dress in layers in the spring so they can be prepared for recess or outdoor gym class.

Medication Reminder

Per Michigan state guidelines for medication administration in schools, over-the-counter (OTC) medications must follow the same guidelines as prescription medication. OTC medications include ALL non-prescription and herbal remedies, including those for pain relief and cold symptoms (including cough drops). All of these OTC medications require a form signed by a physician/licensed healthcare professional and a parent to be taken at school. These OTC medications must be kept in the school office for administration by trained school staff.

If you wish for your child to take these OTC remedies during the school day, please see the office staff to get the necessary forms.

Maire Spirit Days every Friday!

To celebrate our wonderful Maire community, we are going to have Maire wear spirit days EVERY Friday until the end of the year. Wear any of your favorite Maire swag, and show your love for the BEST school around.

Updated GPPSS info on Covid screening

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Camp Invention

Sign up now for Camp Invention !

June 27- July 1 at Parcells Middle School

Open to any students Kindergarten through 6th grade

All information can be fond here: Camp Invention

Grosse Pointe Alumni and Friends

To celebrate 100 Years of GPPSS, we are partnering with the district to highlight 100 alumni as part of Alumni Through the Decades project. We need help from our community to find us about 30 more people to feature.

Please follow this link for more information:

Lunch help is always welcome!

We would love some helping hands at lunchtime! Please sign up to help us if you are able:

Lunch Sign Up

Stay connected!

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Twitter: @gpmaire