Keller Staff Notes

By: Marcie Dryden, Principal

December 14, 2015

Mission Statement

The mission of Helen Keller Elementary School is to establish and maintain an educational community that empowers all students to become principled, independent inquirers who are socially responsible global citizens.

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Holiday Breakfast

As a small token of appreciation I am inviting you to a Staff Holiday Breakfast. Please join me in the Media Center this Friday, December 18th at 7:45 a.m.


In lieu of a staff gift, I will also be making a donation to Blessings in a Backpack this year in the name of The Helen Keller staff. As you all know this program is very near to me and will benefit our own Keller students.


If you are interested in donating you can go to: http://www.blessingsinabackpackmi.org/donate/

*Make sure you click on Royal Oak in the pull down tab.

5th Grade All City Concert

The All City Vocal Concert is this Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Royal Oak High School gymnasium. For those who are interested, it is a great chance to see the broad spectrum of vocal talent that exists in Royal Oak, including our own 5th graders. Check it out if you can.

No Late Starts in January

Please remind parents, through all your communication avenues, that there are no late starts in January.

Nature Society Programs Schedule

JANUARY PROGRAMS

"Your Backyard Feeding Station” speaker program is being held on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N. Washington). Millions of people enjoy watching & feeding birds. What better way to do that than setting up a place nearby that attracts a variety of birds. LuAnn Linker, from Royal Oak Wild Birds Unlimited, will talk about setting up a backyard feeding station in your yard, including how you go about creating it, what foods should you feed the birds and their need for water.


"Winter Birds” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 beginning at 2:00 pm. Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance..


"Owl Hoot” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm. Park & meet at the Lexington & Marais lot.. We will walk into Tenhave and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.


FEBRUARY PROGRAMS

"The Milkweed Community: More Than Monarchs (but Monarchs are cool!)” speaker program is being held on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N. Washington). Everyone knows about the Monarch Butterfly and its need for milkweed plants in order to survive. But many other insects and some noninsects also make their home in the Milkweed community. Join Nature Society botanist Don Drife as he presents a program on the many organisms which feed on and among the different species of milkweeds, and those that make passing visits.


"The Forest in Winter” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 beginning at 2:00 pm. Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance..


"Owl Hoot” is being held at Cummingston Park on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm. Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay. We will walk into Cummingston and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.

Learning in Action

PD Agendas

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PBIS

Positive Behavior Intervention System

Essential Agreements

*We are respectful

*We are safe and in control

*We are responsible learners

Keller Creed

I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too.

I came to school to learn and I will learn.

I will have a good day.

Learner Profile Highlights

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