Mars Memo

For Marvelous Mars Minds, February 1, 2016

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New Semester and Happy February

In this newsletter you will find important updates and information. Because this is a new format for me, I will continue to tweak things until it becomes a user friendly document.

We are halfway through the year...Inconceivable!

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Updates and Need to Knows

February is shaping up to be a busy month. I have listed some events below that need to be on your calendars:


  • February 5 Kindergarten Team and Michele Tucker has GrapeSEED training at Virtual 8:30 - 12:00
  • February 13 PTO Daddy/Daughter Dance in the Community Center 6:30-8:00
  • February 18 Darla, Debbie, and Jeanna will be in Lansing presenting how we do things at Mars at an Early Literacy conference where educators from all over the state and members of the State Board of Education will attend
  • February 19 First Grade tubing at 5 Pines for their Fun Friday 10:15-1:30
  • February 19 Character Counts assembly at 2:00 for the whole building, Jerry Jacoby
  • February 20 Final PTO Movie Night showing Home 6:30-8:00
  • February 24 School Improvement Team work day at Virtual
  • February 25 Engineering Night for elementary students at STEM Central 6:00-7:30
  • February 26 Second Grade tubing at 5 Pines for their Fun Friday 11:30-2:30

Superintendent Eichberg Classroom Visits

Mr. Eichberg will be coming into visit classrooms this month. It will be in the same format as in the fall. The day will lead the schedule. If you see a time below that lends itself to something happening in your class you would like Mr. Eichberg to see, please let me know.


Mon., February 15 1:00-2:00

Tue., February 16 9:00-10:00

Wed., February 17 1:30-2:30

Darla Has Left the Building

Here are dates and times that I know I have obligations to be away from the building. If there becomes a need for an administrator, Vicki and Desiree know who to contact. Chelsea is always first choice if she is available.



  • February 01 At CO all day for an administrators' workshop
  • February 02 9:30-10:30 and 1:00-2:00 at CO
  • February 03 At Andrews 1:20-1:50
  • February 04 In Lansing for the day
  • February 08 9:30-11:00 at CO
  • February 09 At the RESA until 10:00 then leaving at 12:00 for an External Review on the east side of the state
  • February 10 & 11 Gone both days for an External Review in New Boston
  • February 15 9:30-11:00 at CO
  • February 18 In Lansing presenting at Early Childhood Forum
  • February 22 9:30-11:00 at CO
  • February 23 At the RESA 8:00-10:00
  • February 24 At Virtual all day with SI Team
  • February 29 At CO all day for an administrators' workshop

February Birthdays

  • February 09 Darla Campbell
  • February 20 Heather Ponegalek, Dennie Riley
  • February 23 Desiree Schuler
  • February 24 Misty Grice
  • February 27 Jeanna Younger
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