Dragon's Tale

8/30/18

Welcome Back to School!

What an amazing first week back to school! It has been a wonderful week and I am so proud of the kindness our students have shown one another this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend and know that we are looking forward to seeing your children back at Keith on Tuesday, Sept. 4th!

Upcoming Events!

4-5 Curriculum Night - Thursday, Sept. 13

Parents and guardians of our Fourth Graders are welcome to join the Fourth Grade Teachers to learn more about what your children will be learning throughout the 2018-2019 school-year. Please join us in your child's classroom at 6:00pm.


Fifth grade parents are guardians are welcome to join the Fifth Grade Teachers to learn more about what your children will be learning throughout the 2018-2019 school-year. This session will also include information about our upcoming 5th Grade camp during the week of October 1st. Hewitt/Tyrrell will attend camp on Monday Oct. 1-Wednesday, Oct. 3. Brewer/Harmsworth will attend camp Wednesday, Oct. 3- Friday, Oct. 5. Please join us in the Keith gym at 6:45pm. We will review important forms that must be completed in order for your child to attend 5th Grade camp.

Update on 5th Grade Camp Open House

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will need to change our 5th Grade Camp Open House from September 17, to September 24 (Monday) from 5-7 pm. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and your school community. Please make sure parents and teachers are aware of the change.

The Open House is not mandatory. It is for students and parents to take an informal tour of the main lodge and dorms. I will be here to answer questions if they arise. Thank you.

Stuart Riley, Director

Walled Lake Outdoor Education Center

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

248-956-5120-ph

248-956-5125-fax

www.wlcsd.org/oec

School Picture Day!

Please visit Lifetouch.com and enter code LM728060Y0 to order your child's school pictures. My Family Rewards is a great way to get benefits like coupons and free pictures for purchasing school pictures. Please email AndreaMcFarland@wlcsd.org if you have any questions. You should receive emails directly from Lifetouch, which will have additional information.

Keith Announcements

Wear Blue on Friday, Sept. 7th!

In recognition of Alopecia Awareness Month, we are calling all Keith Dragons to wear blue to support their friends with alopecia on Friday, September 7th. To learn more about alopecia areata please visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation website.

2018-2019 Keith Mileage Club!

The Keith Mileage Club starts Tuesday, September 11. Mr. Marijanovich is in need of parent volunteers for the lunch recess mileage club. Volunteers only need to stamp cards one lunch recess every other week until Thanksgiving when we shut down for the winter. Please contact Mr. M by email at robertmarijanovich@wlcsd.org if you would like to volunteer!

Thank you for helping me encourage our students to live healthy lives!

Bob Marijanovich

Keith Physical Education Teacher

SHAPE Michigan President Elect

School Bell Schedule

Drop Off: 8:40 AM

School Begins: 8:55 AM (Tardy Bell)

Dismissal: 3:58 PM

Departure: 4:05 PM

Half-Day Dismissal: 12:00-12:09 PM

WLCSD 2018-2019 Calendar

Please be sure to note the first day of school - August 28th - as well as the staggered start for Kindergarten. More information can be found on the district website. Please be sure to see the 2018-2019 District Calendar for important dates.


For the Walled Lake District Calendar, please click HERE

For a Yearly List of Major Religious and Other Holidays, please click HERE

For a list of middle school delayed start dates, please click HERE

For middle school late start dates and high school PLC dates, please click HERE

Taste of the Lakes to support LAYA!

You may also purchase tickets in the main office at Keith with Andrea McFarland.
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Authorization to Administer Medication Form

Remember that you must update your child's Authorization to Administer Medication Form each year. Please Be Proactive and complete the form now.

VOLUNTARY SCHOOL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage. Information can be found on the district website or by clicking HERE.

Kroger Rewards - $$$ For Keith!

Please remember to register or re-register your Kroger Plus card to Keith Elementary. Last year we made just over $2,000! It’s easy! Just go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and go to the community rewards section. You must re-register your card annually. Anyone having an issue with their email address or password can call 1-800-KROGERS for customer service.

Amazon Smile Gives Back!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your AmazonSmile purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice. Sign up to Support Keith Elementary and support your favorite charity every time you shop. Learn more Please see http://smile.amazon.com/about for complete program details.

September Lunch Menu

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Welcome to Scouts - Pack 36 Event Information

Pack 36 welcomes everyone to join us on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Keith elementary gymnasium for join scouting night. Pack 36 promotes family scouting where we welcome all children grades k through 5. We have several exciting activities planned this year. We have team building activities, sporting and stem activities. We will be having camp outs, a harvest happening, cake bake and cabin camping with winter sports. Families are welcome to learn to build a car from a block of wood and race it at our pinewood derby. We have an annual Blue and Gold banquet where we gather and celebrate our scouts hard work and achievements. We build a float each year and ride on it for the Memorial Day Parade. We build rockets and launch them at our annual picnic. Scouting helps children learn to reach their full potential. Scouts develops skills including team work, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness, and commitment. If you plan join but are unable to make it that day, please contact Ruby Mayville at 248.891.8759 or email at rubymayville@yahoo.com. We hope to see you there.

Announcements From our Keith PTA:

Keith PTA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm in the Keith Media Center

Math Club

Math Club Registration Open! Are you looking for STEM activities for your child? Would you like your child to have a more positive attitude towards Math? How about developing critical thinking? Math Club is the answer! Math Club takes place on Wednesday mornings from 8:00AM to 8:50AM, beginning October 24th and runs through March. This program is open to all K-5 students and introduces them to interactive, problem-solving and critical thinking GAMES through the Mathematics Pentathlon program (MathPentath.org). The students are placed into three groups by grade: K/1st, 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th. Please fill out and return the attached form to register your child, spaces are limited! Stop by the Math Club table at the Popsicles on the Playground Event to learn more.


Math Club Parent Volunteers Needed! In order to run Math Club, parent help is needed to teach and oversee the games in class (training will be provided). This is a great opportunity to become more involved in the school and to inspire the next generation of problem solvers! Your time and dedication will make a huge impact on the success of this program! Please contact Mary Beth Johnson at mbjohnson@ymail.com for more information.

Volunteers Needed!

Hello Keith families -


We need your help the first couple weeks of school! The beginning of school is a huge transition for our children, especially the kindergartners! Please consider signing up to help in the morning or afternoon to get our kindergartners to and from the buses to their classrooms.


Thank you!

Keith PTA


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aa9ae2ca3fb6-kindergarten

PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/KeithElemPTA/

PTA Reflections Contest 2018-2019

Please be sure to take some time to get creative this summer! If you have any questions, please reach out to Keith Elementary PTA Reflections Chair:


Kate Tomasik

248-724-6721

katetomasik@yahoo.com


Now that summer vacation is about to start, it’s a great time to start looking for inspiration for your projects! Start thinking about the people in your world who are heroes. Are they someone whose job is to help people? Are they someone who volunteers in the community? Are they kids helping grown-ups? Or grown-ups helping kids? Are they people helping animals? Or animals helping people?


We can’t wait to see how those heroes inspire you through the arts! Review the current standing rules at the Michigan PTA Reflections website: https://www.michiganpta.org/page/Reflections201718


We’ll have finalized rules provided later for the 2018-19 school year. For more info, please contact Keith PTSA Reflections Chair, Kate Tomasik, at keithelementaryptareflections@gmail.com

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Keith Elementary School

The purpose of Keith Elementary is to advance the learning of all students.


Andrea McFarland - Principal's Secretary

AndreaMcFarland@wlcsd.org


Diana Tyrrell - Building Secretary

DianaTyrrel@wlcsd.org


Julie Palermo - Interventionist

JuliePalermo@wlcsd.org


Marci Augenstein, Ph.D. - Principal, Keith Elementary

MarciAugenstein@wlcsd.org