Amanda Moore Elementary School

October 2018 Chalkboard News

Welcome New Staff

We'd like to take a moment to welcome four new staff members to the Amanda Moore Elementary School family...each one is a valuable and integral part of our team!

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Count Day is Wednesday, October 3rd!!!

Attendance on count day is essentially important. School funding is based solely on attendance on two specific days of the school year. We desperately need every student who attends Amanda Moore Elementary School to be in attendance on Wednesday, October 3rd. Thank you in advance for your support.


Amanda Moore Elementary School will be marching in the 2018 Homecoming Parade. The Parade will be Wednesday, October 3rd. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and travel from the Romeo Lions Field to the Village Park. We are encouraging all Amanda Moore students, staff and families to join us in wearing red and white and marching in the parade. If you are able to march with us, please be at the Romeo Lions Field by 6:00 p.m. Look for the Amanda Moore banner!

Picture Day

Lifetouch will be here on Thursday, October 4th for picture day! Please make sure a picture package is completed for your child. Packages can be ordered using the slips that came home with students or ordered online using the Picture Day ID listed below.

Picture Day ID: LM718128Y0

Picture Day is: Thursday, October 4

Assessment Update

Students in all grades are taking the NWEA MAP Growth assessments. MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that kids will take periodically throughout the school year. The results will provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. MAP Growth is replacing our DIBELS and Easy CBM benchmark assessments, and will provide more useful information to teachers regarding students' needs. Parents will receive more information about MAP Growth and their child's progress in the assessments when the testing window closes later this fall.

Halloween Parade and Parties

Halloween is a favorite day for many of our students. The opportunity for students to dress up and pretend during school is nearly extinct in today's high stakes rigorous education world. Our traditional Halloween parade is always great. For those of you who are new to Amanda Moore, we create a path through the gym with chairs which allows for every seat in the house to be front row. All the students will parade through the building and gym and then back to their classes for an afternoon of games and treats. Our parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. sharp. Parents and family are welcome to come to the gym to select their parade viewing spot as early as 12:20 p.m.

We ask that students' costumes be easy to change into. We also ask that the costumes be sent to school in a bag and not worn to school. Due to the wide range of student ages, we ask that students select non-violent, non-frightening costumes for the school parade and party. Costumes which have weapons or look like weapons should be left at home.

Please remember that this is also a PLC Day...we will dismiss at 1:55 p.m.

Run the Nation Grant Awarded

A very special thank you goes out to Mrs. Ericson for applying for the 2018 Kids Run the Nation grant. Amanda Moore Run Club was just one of 300 applications submitted. Wow! The grant award totaled $900 which is to be used for the Amanda Moore Running Club. Congratulations!!!

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

It is imperative that all families, whether you think you qualify or not, submit a free/reduced lunch application. Funding for our school is based on this very important information. If you have not yet applied or re-applied for the benefit, please click on the link below to complete an application. If your child(ren) was receiving this benefit last school year, please note that the last day of benefit carry over is October 15th. Please re-apply before then.

Noon Duty/Crossing Guard Help NEEDED!

We are in need of both Noon Duty lunch helpers, as well as a Crossing Guard (corner of Hollister St./Main St.) for both a.m. and p.m. If you are interested in applying or if you know of someone who is interested, please contact Amy Freeman at 586-281-1411. She can walk you through the process of applying with EduStaff.

When to Keep Your Child At Home

As you already know, the flu and illness season is upon us. It is important that you read the attached letter detailing the district's guidelines on when to keep your child home from school due to an illness.
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Green School Environmental Tip

Clean up after your pet

Most of us pick up after our pets to be a good neighbor and keep our yard clean. But, there’s another important reason. Pet waste contains bacteria that is harmful to us and our water. Leaving it on the sidewalk or lawn means harmful bacteria will be transported into the storm drains and then into our lakes and streams. So what can you do to help? Simple. Whether on a walk or in your yard, dispose of your pet’s waste promptly in the toilet or trash.

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Amanda Moore Elementary School

Romeo Community Schools:

Board of Education:

Dr. Gus Demas, President

Mr. Chris Young, Vice President

  • Mrs. Jill Rilley, Secretary
  • Mrs. Kim Barrows, Treasurer
  • Mr. Mike Antoine, Trustee
  • Mr. Wayne Conner, II, Trustee
  • Mrs. Anita Banach, Trustee

  • Central Office:
  • Mr. Todd Robinson, Superintendent
  • Ms. Jennifer McFarlane, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
  • Mr. Don Gratton, Executive Director of Facilities & Quality Control
  • Ms. Vicki Laseke, Executive Director of Business and Finance
  • Mr. Mark Nelson, Executive Director of Technology

  • Interpretación en español disponible poniéndose en contacto con Celia Ciecko 586-281-1419.

  • Amanda Moore Elementary School:

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