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Breakfast With Someone Grand - Donations Request from PTA

Breakfast with Someone Grand!

Our 10th Annual Breakfast with Someone Grand is back! This is your child's chance to bring a grandparent, or someone special to Keith Elementary on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30am for breakfast along with shopping at the book fair! This is always a special part of the week long spring book fair event.

Due to the tremendous response for this event in past years we are asking for donations. Please click on the link here and consider donating items to support this event. As always, we appreciate your support.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Tina Porter (313) 402-4078


Award Winning Author Julia Cook will come to Keith - Thank you FFE

A very special thank you to the Walled Lake Foundation for Excellence as Keith Elementary was selected for an educational mini-grant resulting in a school-wide assembly on March 27th for all K-5 students to wrap up our March is Reading Month activities. As part of this grant, on Tuesday, March 26th, parents are invited to hear Ms. Cook speak on a variety of topics including: video game addiction, balancing the parenting act, personal safety for children, and teaching children social skills through books. Please be sure to RSVP to KathleenMurray@wlcsd.org with your name and number of seats to reserve!
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Keith Announcements

For the Walled Lake 18-19 District Calendar, click HERE

For the Walled Lake 19-20 District Calendar, click HERE

For the 18-19 List of Major Religious and Other Holidays, click HERE

FFE Art Poster Contest


Grades: K-5 can participate in the contest.

Each Walled Lake Consolidated School is invited to design a golf tee marker poster for the FFE 10th Annual Golf Scramble on June 24, 2019; fundraiser to benefit K-12 classrooms.

Showcase one student’s artwork | Promote your school | Receive gift card

A small goody bag and $10 Hungry Howie’s gift card will be awarded to the artwork chosen to represent their school. Signs will be on display at the outing’s golf tee markers.

Artwork Details:

#1) School’s name

#2) Theme of artwork: Summer Time Fun

#3) Poster size paper 18 x 24 and a 5”x7” blank rectangle should be included in the art to hold a golf tee number

***Student’s name should be included on the back with submission to Mrs. McCarthy by April 11, 2019 ***

Keith Spirit!!!

Friday’s are Spirit Day here at Keith.

Your child is encouraged to wear a Keith shirt or the color red each and every Friday. The upper elementary and lower elementary classroom with the highest number of participants will win a visit from “Sparky” our Keith Dragon for the week.

This week's winners are:

Upper Elementary Room: Ms. Tyrrell

Lower Elementary Room: Mrs. Chappell

Second Step Announcement!

Parents, this week your children focused on the second step lesson below. Please take a moment to talk with your children about how they took time to show positive behavior at school.

E - Explore the Consequences:

The “E” in our Second Step Problem-Solving Steps at Keith Elementary School stands for “explore the consequences.” A consequence is something that might happen if we chose to do one of our solutions. A consequence can be positive or negative. Exploring consequences helps us pick the best solution for our problem! This week, remember to ask yourself “If I did this solution, then what might happen?”

Our focus for next week is listed below. We will review the following with your children when they return to school on Monday.

P - Pick the Best Solution:

The final Problem-Solving Step at Keith Elementary School is P: Pick the best solution! Once you have named the positive and negative consequence of each solution you thought of, you can pick the solution that works best. It’s easy to remember our Problem-Solving Steps because they spell the word “step” S-T-E-P. Using the Problem-Solving Steps will help you get along better with your friends and family. This week, if you have a problem, remember to STEP it up and use the Problem-Solving Steps.

Math Skipping Test

Our current math standards are more rigorous and demanding than ever. Students are expected to develop a deep understanding of concepts leading to fluency with facts and procedures, and the ability to clearly communicate their mathematical thinking. Further, students must pass a demanding sequence of high school math courses in order to meet graduation requirements. In response to the increased expectations for all students, we have adjusted the content focus and instructional approaches in all of our math courses. Because of the higher standards and to ensure student success at all points of their mathematical education, we are using the procedures described below to accelerate students.

In order to skip a course in the math sequence, students must demonstrate proficiency in the

content and skills of the course they are attempting to skip. Applications are accepted online March 1-March 28. Testing will take place after school at Keith on April 16.

The process and procedures described on the document attached below apply to all students

currently in grades 2 through 7. Students attempting to test-out of high school courses will

use the existing process described on the district website. Parents of students in kindergarten or first grade who have indications their child is possibly ready to skip a year of Math should contact their building principal.

If you have questions after reviewing the process, please contact your building principal or me.

Thank you for your partnership in education.


John M. Gregg

Math/Science Coordinator



Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle

Tickets may be purchased at Keith in the main office!

Chance to win BIG! Raffle benefits Walled Lake Schools!

Purchase Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets today!

· $50 each | 3 tickets for $100

· 1,000 tickets available

  • Drawings sponsored by WL School Emp. Fed. Credit Union will be held for FREE TE raffle ticket
  • The Foundation for Excellence Grant Program channels raffle's proceeds into Walled Lake Schools' classrooms!

Grand Prize: Scholarship funds for postsecondary education (40% lump sum option available)

Secondary Prize: Amazon Echo Show

Raffle details & purchase info: Visit https://tinyurl.com/TE2K19

Grand Prize Drawing: March 25, 2019 @ Walled Lake Schools' PTA Reflections Celebration (Need not be present to win)

Questions: Contact Foundation for Excellence-Walled Lake Schools: Phone 248.956.2116 or email MichelleBianco@wlcsd.org

MI Raffle License# R49794

Tuition Expedition Video

Keith alum, Aaron Rudman, President of the WLN Film Club, helped to create this amazing video for the Foundation for Excellence! Thank you Aaron!

Girls on the Run

The Keith Girls on the Run Spring 2019 season is quickly approaching. The goal of the program is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running. Please see the flyer for important registration information. To register, you may use the Keith Elementary link provided. Questions? Contact the Keith Elementary Coaches…Juliann Snavely: juliannsnavely@wlcsd.org or Barb Kneal: bbkneal@comcast.net

Please register for Girls on the Run Spring 2019 Here: Keith Elementary

Girls On The Run Is So Much Fun!

Green Team Garden Planning Workshop - March 27th

Have you ever wondered what went in to planning a garden? Would you like tips on growing your own vegetables? Join the Green Team and Garden Committee on March 27th from 4-5:30 in the Media Center to help plan this year's Giving Garden. We are super excited to plant a series of international garden beds from Russia, Iraq, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatamala, India, China and a special 'Peter Rabbit'-themed English garden for the Kindergarteners. All materials will be provided for parents and kids to have a great learning experience as well as take-home materials. This workshop is FREE!

5th Grade Party Update

5th Grade Party Help

We had a great meeting and are on our way, planning a wonderful celebration for our 5th graders. We still need many hands, both to help out during the school day once in a while (e.g. bagel sale, etc.) as well as with tasks that can be done from home whenever you have time. If you are interested, please contact us at Keith5thGradeParty2019@gmail.com. Please consider working together with us to make this celebration one to remember!

Upcoming 5th Grade Party Fundraisers

Sidecar Slider Bar - March 25th

Check out this new restaurant in town on Monday, March 25th, at any time during opening hours, and help raise money for the 5th grade party by eating some excellent food! Present the paper flier that will be coming home next week and we will receive 20% in donations! https://www.sidecarsliderbar.com/commerce

Defy - April 8th

Join other families and friends from Keith Elementary at DEFY on Monday, April 8th, for a fundraiser for the 5th Grade Party! You can arrive at anytime, show the paper flier that will be coming home soon, and 20% of admissions will be donated! We will also be selling snacks and drinks for $1 each. If you haven't already, please complete the online waver form BEFORE you attend.

WLN 2019 Girls Softball Clinic

WHEN: Saturday, March 16th (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

TIME: 9-9:30 a.m. Registration 9:30 a.m. Clinic begins/12:00 p.m. Clinic ends

WHERE: Walled Lake Northern High School Gym

AGES: 5-14 years old (K-8th)

COST: $50 per player; includes t-shirt and clinic session $40 early registration


(Sibling rates exist-please inquire via email)

ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://www.northernsoftball.com/girls-softball-clinic.cfm.

Please be sure to view the attached flyer for more information and email KristenWoodard@wlcsd.org with any questions.

Walled Lake Attack - 5th Grade Girls Basketball!

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Lakes Area Youth Assistance (LAYA) Summer Camp Scholarships

Please see the attached 2019 LAYA Day Camp Scholarship Application for more information about summer camp opportunities and scholarship program information. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Kaity Stack, Administrative Assistant for LAYA at 248-956-5070 or email questions to LAYA@wlcsd.org.

No Waste Lunch - Wednesday, March 27th

The Green Team would like to help raise awareness on how much food is wasted and packaging is thrown in the trash each day during school lunches. On Wednesday, March 27th, they are asking all students to

  • bring lunches in reusable containers
  • take uneaten food home
  • recycle plastic water and juice bottles OR use refillable bottles
  • compost fruit and veggie cores, peels and extras.

Please join us in this discussion and help support raising awareness on the fact that in America, 40% of our food ends up in the trash. At Keith, we know our community can do better!

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March Lunch Menu

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Announcements From our Keith PTA:

Next Keith PTA Meeting - Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm -Keith Media Center

Keith Choir for 4th and 5th Grades

In partnership with our amazing PTA, Keith Elementary is pleased to be offering a Choir Group for students in 4th & 5th Grade, led by Clifford Smart's Vocal Music Teacher, Annie Griffin. The group will meet every Tuesday morning beginning March 26th at 8 am in the Media Center and will finish up for the year with an optional performance at CHS combined with the 6th & 7th Grade Pop Singing Club on Thursday May 30th, 2019 at 7pm.

If you are interested in your student participating, please sign up below. This group is limited to 40 students.

Here is the link to the sign up:


Parent Volunteers Needed - Spring Book Fair!

Not only is March right around the corner, but so is our Spring Book Fair! This year, it's time to Stomp, Chomp and Read at our Dino-Mite Book Fair! We would appreciate any and all help you can give us!

To help with Set-Up:


To help with Shifts during the Fair:


To donate to our Teacher Lunch Preview:


Thanks again for helping us make this a great event for our Keith students!

The Book Fair Committee

Keith Green Team - Junior Gardener Class

Junior Gardener Class

Do you have a child who loves helping out in the Keith Giving Garden and would like to learn more about gardening? Tollgate Farms is hosting a class for 7-11 year olds April 23 - June 11, Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:30. The class is taught by certified Master Gardeners. Please see the flier for more information or contact Samantha Stokes at stokess4@msu.edu.

Upcoming Educational Assemblies - Thank you PTA for making this possible for all of our students!

Anthony Ianni - April 8

9:15 - 10 am Grades 3-5

Relentless Tour

The Relentless Tour with former Michigan State University basketball player, Anthony Ianni is a first of its kind grass roots initiative designed to help eradicate bullying across the state of Michigan and beyond.

PTA Facebook Page

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Keith Elementary School

The purpose of Keith Elementary is to advance the learning of all students.

Andrea McFarland - Principal's Secretary


Diana Tyrrell - Building Secretary


Marci Augenstein, Ph.D. - Principal, Keith Elementary