Martell Monitor

Volume 1: Week 11 November 2, 2018

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Dear Martell Families,

Dear Families,

It was a great week at Martell! The week began with Trunk or Treats. It was a record turnout! Thank you to our chairs: Tonya Caswell and Kristy Osterlund and to all those that came to help, decorated a car, and brought their families...thank you! The school Halloween parade and parties were equally great. The parking lots were filled, the halls were filled with laughter, and it was good to see the joy on the student's faces.

Thursday afternoon, the staff spent time working in teams on ELA, Math and Character Education. We are proud to say our work is strong. In ELA, our focus as a building is the delivery of reading instruction vertically aligned across the grades, helping students that need additional instruction for intervention or enrichment with small groups, and helping our students with the deep comprehension and thinking skills required to move through complex text. In Math, we are working on math language and the specific math talk and math moves to help our students communicate the complex problem solving required. In our Character Education program, we have identified our monthly focus traits and have developed our own lessons school wide to use in our classrooms and our Team Huddles.

Keep watching the Monitor-we will keep sharing our learning!

Have a wonderful weekend!

In Partnership,

Michelle Barsh

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Upcoming Events

November Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 6 - Please vote! See the info below

Monday, November 12 - 6:30PM PTO Meeting

Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Recess, No School

Monday, November 26 - School resumes

Wednesday, November 28 - 12:39PM Early Release Day

Thursday, November 29 - First Marking Period Ends

Thursday, November 29 - 6:15PM-8:15PM Martell Skating Party at Skate World

Friday, November 30 - No School for K-5 students

December Upcoming Events

Wednesday/Thursday, December 5,6 - Holiday Shop

Friday, December 7 - Fleece collection ends at the schools for MLK Day

Thursday, December 20 - Classroom Holiday Parties

Thursday, December 20 - All school sing-a-long

Friday, December 21 - Last full day before Winter recess

Monday, December 24 - Winter recess begins

Monday, January 7 - School resumes full day

Please check for updates!

Calendar subject to change as we add more awesome events to Martell!

Martell students in the spotlight

One day earlier in the month, a group of students came up an asked me if they could do some research and fundraise for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The more I listened, I realized they learned about this from their bus driver, Mr. Dean, wearing a Pink Vest....

Here is the story of our wonderful students that took an idea, researched it, developed a plan and implemented it.

We are so proud of our Martell students!

Halloween Party Fun!

Please vote on November 6!

On November 6, 2018, voters in Troy will be asked to approve a proposal to replace and restore our current non-homestead operating millage.

*Does NOT affect homeowners—only businesses and non-homestead properties

*Generates 22.6 million dollars for the day to day operations of our schools (17% of our funding)

*Voter approval of this allows us to collect our full foundation allowance (If this fails, we would lose $400,000 this year—and that number could increase every year up to the full $22.6 million in a few short years.)

*ZERO increase to the voter approved 18 mill tax rate for businesses.

A "Yes" vote means the TSD can maintain the educational programs you have come to expect.

A "No" vote means the District could lose $22.6 million a year.

  • This millage “replacement and restoration” is ONLY assessed on non-homestead property. Owner occupied homes are exempt. It WON'T impact your property taxes at all.

Barsh's Bagels

Every Wednesday is pre-sale $1.00

Every Friday is delivery!

Lost and Found

At the end of every month, we will send a picture of what we have collected! Please stop in and get what looks like your childs!
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Martell Skating Party

Save the Date!!

Come on out and have some fun on Thursday, November 29 from 6:15PM-8:15PM at Skate World!

November Fitness Bingo from Coach Bussell!

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Coming in January...BOX TOPS!

January, 2019 First Collection!

Start saving those Box Tops! Martell earns free money! We will let you know the first collection date!

Martell Spirit Wear All Year Round

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Martell PTO

Monday, November 12 next meeting at 6:30PM

Please come join us!

PTO Meetings

Monday January 14

Monday February 11

Monday March 11

Monday April 8

Monday May 13

Danielle Favret - Co-President

Jenny Dobbs - Co-President

Jennifer Zaner - Secretary

Nikey Bergi - Vice President

Emily Karstensen - Treasurer

Please see the link at the bottom of the Monitor to sign up for Kroger Rewards! This is free money for Martell 3 times a year. Our last check was $458.00!!

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Martell Elementary Social Media

Martell website

Facebook users:

Please join the Martell Elementary PTO page on Facebook!

Martell's PTO Page

Twitter users:

Please follow #martellthinkers

World Class Vision

Troy School District is committed to living out our vision of a World Class education. The 4 key characteristics below are the foundation for what we live in Troy and at Martell.
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Important Reference Documents

Friday Martell Monitor

The Friday Martell Monitor is the way we keep families informed about school events throughout the year and is emailed to parents every Friday!

Martell Elementary School

“Martell strives to create a community of life-long learners, leaders, and risk-takers.”