Mrs. Michels Weekly Updates
Let's make it a great week!
Hello Hamilton Families,
November 13th -November 17th
WOO HOOO! We had 107 students with perfect attendance for October! Last year in October we only had 77 students with perfect attendance. Thank you so much for your support in making sure attendance is a priority. Check out our class Dojo for more perfect attendance pictures.
On Monday, November 13 at 7:00 pm, SandCastles will host a virtual event with guest Jenny Lisk, presenting "How to Be a Better Grief Ally." Jenny is the author of "Widowed Parents Unite: 52 Tips to Get Through the First Year, from One Widowed Parent to Another," "Widows Parent Unite," and "Future Widow;" founder of the Widowed Parent Institute; and host of the Widowed Parent podcast. Jenny will share how to better support those they know who are grieving the death of a loved one. Bring your questions for a lively discussion.
On Tuesday, November 28 at 7 PM ET, SandCastles program manager Peggy Nielsen and program coordinator Kailey Hanrath will discuss "When Grief Comes to School" during an evening online event. This evening will help educators and parents manage the ins-and-outs of education for a child who has suffered the death of a loved one.
Sign up for these events on Eventbrite at the links below!
- We have picture retake day on 11/16 if your child missed picture day or you were not happy with the pictures they can have them done on 11/16
- This months spotlight behavior is gratitude. We are working on showing gratitude, being grateful for the things we have, the help we are given and the kindness people show. Talk to your child about ways they can show gratitude.
- We have 6 booster car seats if you are in need of a car booster seat please message me on Dojo. They will be given out on a first come first served basis. Remember that children under 80 pounds are supposed to be in a booster seat.
Here Comes the Bus App
If your child rides the bus Here Comes the Bus App is a great way to know exactly where your child's bus is at all times. Follow the steps below to download the app!
- Visit herecomesthebus.com
- Click the “Sign Up” button
- Enter school code 87839 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
- Complete the “User Profile” box
- Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
- Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!
Family Resource Center
Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a Family Resource Center (FRC), which provides services to any student/family enrolled in our District, free of cost. Some of the services they provide are: basic need assistance, access to over 700 local resources, Laundry Assistance Program and material items for those unable to afford them (emergency toiletries, socks/underwear, hats/gloves/scarves, etc.) They are also able to supply school supplies and backpacks year round for any WWCS student. Please contact our Family Resource Center at: 734-419-2709 or FRC@wwcsd.net. Our FRC also has a Digital Request for Services Form, which can be used to request assistance by filling out a simple form. Please contact the Family Resource Center directly with any additional questions regarding their serviceshttps://www.wwcsd.net/schools/elementary-schools/hamilton/
Regular attendance is crucial for your child's academic success. Please make every effort to ensure your child attends school on time every day and stays throughout the whole day. Consistent attendance throughout the school day allows your child to engage in learning and maximize their educational opportunities fully.
Illness: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please notify us immediately. Students who are ill should not attend school to prevent the spread of illness to others.
Excused Absences: We understand that there may be instances when your child needs to be absent due to illness, medical appointments, family emergencies, or other legitimate reasons. Please notify the school in advance whenever possible to classify the absence as excused.
Unexcused Absences: Unexcused absences negatively impact your child's education. Absences without valid reasons will be considered unexcused, and appropriate actions may be taken per district policy.
Timely reporting of absences helps us maintain accurate attendance records and ensures that your child's absence is properly documented. Absences must be reported within 24 hours.
There are two convenient methods for reporting your child's absence to facilitate efficient communication and accurate attendance records.
You can notify your child's school through the dedicated attendance line. Please leave a detailed message stating your child's name, grade, and reason for absence.
You can report absences directly through MiStar, our secure online portal for student information. MiStar provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to submit absences.
Thank you for your ongoing support in creating a positive and productive learning environment for all our students.
You can also follow the Wayne Westland Community School page on Facebook for updates and information too!
Thank you for your continued support!
Make it a great week!