The Siple Scoop

May 2019


Dear Siple Families,

I have an outstanding team of educators. I proudly stand behind each and every one of them and know they provide an excellent education to every student that comes through Siple Elementary. I hope you will join me in recognizing my outstanding staff during Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10. We will celebrate not only classroom teachers, but also, secretaries, paraprofessionals, playground monitors, cooks, bus drivers, and custodians. Our PTO has planned a wonderful week filled with ways to celebrate this incredibly dedicated team.

You can join in the celebration by writing a note to thank a staff member. Your kind words of appreciation go a long way. Your child can draw a picture or write a note as well. These are treasured gifts that my staff members love receiving. I also keep a binder in the office that has a page for each staff member and a list of their favorite things like their favorite treat, beverage, restaurant, etc. Many parents have found this handy to help them choose a thank you gift for their child's teacher. You can stop in to see it any time.

If you would like to help with any of the special events planned by the PTO, please contact the PTO officers at Thank you for helping make Staff Appreciation Week a very special time for our staff members!

Christy Flowers, Principal



Another way to recognize and acknowledge our outstanding staff at Siple is to nominate them for Teacher or Support Person of the Year. These awards are announced every year at the End-of-the-Year Staff Luncheon. Consider nominating him/her for the Davison Educational Teacher of the Year or Support Person of the Year award. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 31.

Please visit the Davison Schools website for nomination forms and more information.


Time to get ready for spring planting while helping Siple PTO and Siple Elementary.

Shop at WOJO'S on Wednesday, May 8 or Wednesday, May 22 and mention Siple PTO when you checkout and 10% of your purchase will go to Siple PTO.

You MUST tell them that you are shopping for SIPLE PTO FUNDRAISER.


Have you moved? Are you getting ready to move? Please contact the Siple office to update your address and phone numbers if needed. Be sure to let us know if you need to make any changes for emergency contacts as well. We want to make sure we keep your student's records current.


We work hard at Siple to teach and reinforce the Cardinal Code behavior expectations at Siple. We wanted to create a way to recognize students that consistently follow the Cardinal Code in an exemplary way.

Each month classroom teachers will nominate one student from their class to be entered into the grade level drawing for the STAR of the MONTH for that grade. Each grade level STAR of the Month will receive a certificate, medal, and their photo will be on display in the hallway during that month.

We are pleased to recognize students for consistently demonstrating excellent behavior. Thank you for sharing your outstanding children with us. I am pleased to announce our STARs of the Month for April:

Kindergarten: Hope Schlip

1st grade: Bella Hayward

2nd grade: Carter Freeman

3rd grade: Landon Helton

4th grade: Noah Keener

Our other outstanding nominees for the month of April were:

Kindergarten: Alexis Warden and Evie Williams

1st grade: Madison Brank, Kyleigh Morrish and Braylin Robertson

2nd grade: Kobe Epley, Owen Felt, Lauryn Lee and Brinley Natzke

3rd grade: Kendall Bullock and Lucy Wearmouth

4th grade: Jenna Dickie and Margaret Hoyt

Congratulations to these outstanding young learners!


Upcoming Grief Camps for Children

There are four upcoming camps for grieving students. Please call Julie Simonsen, the school counselor, to get more information: (810) 591-5104.

Children’s Grief Retreat - May 31-June 1

Heartland Home Health & Hospice is offering a Children’s Grief Retreat Friday, May 31-June 1st for children ages 5-12. This will take place at Lion’s Bear Lake Camp in Lapeer, MI. There is no cost to participate. The registration is due May 10th. To register, please call Gina or Jessica at (810) 230-1318.

Camp TMT - June 8-9

Camp TMT (Treasuring Memories Together) is run by The Medical Team Hospice and has campers participate in fun activities like rock climbing, swimming, arts and crafts. Meals and snacks are provided daily and a Memorial Service will be held on the final day including family members. It is scheduled for June 8th-9th, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Covenant Hills Camp. It is free and is for ages 6-16. For more information please contact Kim Cox, LBSW, at or calling (810) 239-3000.

Camp Brave Heart - July 20-22

Reverence Home Health & Hospice is offering Camp Brave Hearts Friday, July 20th - Sunday, July 22nd 2019 for children ages 6-17 at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI. Students enjoy hiking, canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts and group sports. The registration is due June 29th. There is no cost to participate. Please call (810) 579-7588 to register.

Camp Hope - August 14-16

Wellspring Lutheran Services are offering a bereavement camp for children ages 6-17 who have lost a loved one through death. This is a free 3-day, 2 night camp scheduled for Wednesday, August 14th - Friday, August 16th, 2019. It is located at Camp Lael Campsite in Lapeer. The registration deadline is June 14th. Please call (989) 652-4663 or email for more information.

**These are not school sponsored events.**

Mrs. Simonsen, Counselor




JUNE 14, 2019



Mr. Sipley, Gym Teacher



3rd Grade Recorder Concert

On May 9th in our Siple Gymnasium

Our 3rd graders will be performing for their family and friends.

Each class will have their very own performance time (see below).

Parking will be a bit different to accommodate for our event. Parents will

receive a detailed letter concerning “The Plan” for this event!

3rd Grade Class Performance Times:

Mrs. Eaton’s Class = 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Mrs. Kerr’s Class = 6:50 – 7:20 pm

Mrs. Bobchik’s & Ms. Griffiths's Class = 7:40 – 8:10 pm

All 3rd Graders MUST bring their own recorder to the concert!!!

If your child is missing their recorder, please talk with Mrs. Odglen ASAP!

SIPLE SINGERS - Choir Coming Soon...

Will you be a 2nd, 3rd or 4th grader next year (2019-2020)? Do you have a passion for singing and performing? Well, Mrs. Odglen will be starting a choir next year called the Siple Singers!

There will be a total of 40 members from our interested Siple Stars. Mrs. Odglen will be holding a Parent meeting to discuss the who, what, where, when, why, and how of creating this exciting new after-school club at Siple.

The parent info. meeting will take place on May 21st at 5:00pm in the Siple Media Center (library). A letter of introduction will also be sent home soon to all 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students.

Mrs. Odglen, Music Teacher



You are invited to join the awesome Siple PTO! Here are our meeting dates for the remainder of the year. We meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

May 21


April 26-May 10: School of Choice is open

April 29-May 24: M-Step and NWEA testing

May 6-10: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 8: Early Release Day: Dismissal begins at 1:35 p.m.

May 9: 3rd grade Recorder Concerts

May 13: 2nd grade Muffins with Moms @ 2:00 p.m.

May 17: Siple Family Dance @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

May 20: Celebration of Learning for Title I students @ 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

May 21: Final PTO meeting of the year @ 6:30 p.m.

May 24: No School if bill is signed by the Governor.


May 29-31: Intersession III

June 3: School Resumes

June 14: Field Day

Siple Elementary

9286 E. Coldwater Road

Davison, MI 48423

Christy Flowers, Principal

Follow Mrs. Flowers on Twitter: @Principal4Kids

Office Phone: 810-591-5104

Office Fax: 810-591-5102

Attendance: 810-591-5100