2017-18 WILDCAT NEWSLETTER vol. 34

News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community

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THANK YOU!

This year's Volunteer Celebration was outstanding. You could not beat the wonderful entertainment and beautiful flowers. Thank you Sherry Ikegami & Heather Pengelly for planning the morning for our volunteers. They are so deserving.


Field Day 2018 was an amazing success! Thank Ms. Perkovich for her dedication to making this day fun for all! Ms. Perkovich spent weeks preparing the games, organizing our parent volunteers, and creating the schedule so that the day would run seamlessly. Ms. Perkovich, your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed! Also, thanks to the parent volunteers who ran the events and made sure that every child was having fun in the sun! It certainly was a hot day!


A huge shout out to our fantastic PTA! You truly outdid yourselves with this year’s Spring Carnival! We didn't let the rain stop our fun. JASMIN LAZARO, you did a fabulous job organizing such an incredible event. YOUR shoes will be hard to fill.


Thank you to our families and staff for donating, and coordinating, the raffle baskets; they were a huge success!


It was delightful to see all of our families enjoying a glorious spring evening together. It was clear from the smiles and laughter that everyone had a wonderful time.

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CALENDAR

JUNE 2018

4 PTA Meeting 6:30 - 7:30pm

7 Board of Education Meeting 7:30 - 9:00pm - Art Awards for Guest Students & Therapy Dog presentation

8 Lane/Culley & Ozminkowski Memory Book Celebration 3:00pm

11 Hicks Memory Book Celebration 3:00pm

12 4th grade field trip to Greenfield Village 9:15am - 2:00pm

12 Kindergarten field trip to Kensington 9:15am - 2:00pm

12 5th Grade end of year picnic @ Hiram Sims Park 10:00am - 3:00pm

12 First Grade Red, White & Blue picnic 12:10 - 12:50pm

13 5th Grade Celebration 6:30 - 8:00pm

14 Please do not park in the bus loop

14 Yearbook signing 9:30 - 10:15am

14 Popsicles 10:15 - 10:30am

14 Closing Ceremony 11:20am

14 5th grade clap out 11:55am

14 Final Day of School ½ Day

14 End of 3rd Trimester

19 Report Cards posted and available online by the end of the day

27 Playground Play dates w/ Kona Ice truck 6:00 - 8:00pm

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FIRST GRADE NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!

CONGRATULATIONS 2018 GRADUATES! Former Guest students visited Friday and celebrated WILDCAT style with an exciting CLAP OUT!

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THANK YOU GUEST STUDENTS

COIN CHALLENGE RESULTS

Great JOB raising money for the Guest Walking Track!

The grand total = $159.11

Congratulations to the second grade team for raising the most money!

THANK YOU Gretta Horton!

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Mrs. Murray's mom, Gretta Horton, purchased this beautifully decorated yard pole for our school. The messages are great reminders. The pole will be displayed in the main entrance. Thank you for thinking about Guest Elementary.

More ART RECOGNITION AWARDS - CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS. All students will be recognized at the WLCSD Board Meeting on June 7th starting at 7:00 pm.

K: Kippei Shibanoand & Amabella Thartori

1st: Angela Young, Anna Grajeda-Leal , Rylan Dean, and Connor Cassidy

2nd: Mina Alliaj and Antonio Proulx

3rd: Aiden Eldredge, Lola Craft, and Chase Martin

4th: Jacob Nordell and Alexis Worden

5th: Mathew Hrobsky, Alyssa Vidershain, Lucas Price, Haley Glick, and Mei Hanaoka

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL EVENTS & REMINDERS: CLOSING CEREMONY & 5th GRADE CLAP OUT

JUNE 14TH


  • Please do not park in the bus loop
  • 9:30 – 10:15 school-wide yearbook signing
  • 10:15 – 10:30 popsicles
  • 11:20 - 11:50 Closing Ceremony
  • 11:55 - 12:05 5th grade clap out



We will have our annual GUEST Closing Ceremony on the last day of school, Thursday, June 14th from 11:30 AM-11:50 AM. We hope to again have this ceremony outside in front of our school. Parents may attend this ceremony if they wish. We will be celebrating the end of a great school year. After the ceremony is finished, teachers will be taking their classes back to their classrooms to get ready to go home and prepare for the 5th grade clap out at 11:55am.

Please do not go to the classrooms at the end of the Closing Ceremony. We ask that you head around to the back of the school to prepare for the clap out.


If the weather is favorable, please line the blacktop like we do for our Halloween parade. We will have music playing inside and outside as we celebrate and clap out our 5th grade students.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL JUNE 14th

The last day of school this year for students is Thursday, June 14th. Please remember that this is a HALF DAY OF SCHOOL for students with dismissal from 12:00-12:05 PM. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

HI! MY NAME IS CHAMP! I am going to be your new best friend!

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SUMMER RESOURCES TO PREVENT THE "SUMMER SLIDE"

Getting ready for the summer vacation is exciting, but let's not forget to keep learning. Many children who don't engage in reading and math will fall behind and put them at a disadvantage. Please take advantage of the resources we have shared. As more become available, we will contact all families. Facts regarding Summer Slide


  • IREADY LESSONS - We are asking that ALL STUDENTS complete one hour of math & one hour of reading per week. A calendar will be sent home for families to help keep track of lessons and time. Mrs. Fiebke-Lang will be monitoring usage over the summer.
  • EPIC BOOKS $3.00 for 3 months - over 25,000 titles
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STUDENT MEDICATION

Student medication should be picked up no later than Tuesday, June 19th. The office will be open until 4:30. If you need to make special arrangements, please contact the office at

248-956-3300. After Tuesday, medication will be discarded. Thank you!

FREE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM begins June 18th

Walled Lake Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service Program beginning Monday, June 18 at Walled Lake Western High School. This program provides meals to children ages 1-18 without charge. See the flyer below for more information. This link will take you to the official website.

FAMILY RESOURCES

CALLING ALL NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

Kindergarten Information

Incoming kindergartners must be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2018.


Research indicates that developmentally appropriate full-day schedules benefit kindergarten children academically, socially and emotionally. Our principals and teachers understand this and are well equipped to meet the needs of our kindergarten students.


Our kindergarten students begin to learn a whole host of reading, writing and mathematics concepts and learning strategies that give them the foundation for a successful elementary school career in Walled Lake Schools.

MARK YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES

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5th GRADE CAMP DATES FOR 2018-2019

Our 5th graders will be going to camp the end of September from the 26th - 28th. Fifth grade teachers will hold a Camp Meeting the night of 5th grade Curriculum which is September is 5th from 6:30 - 8:00pm.

WLCSD Communicates on District Budget and School Funding

Walled Lake Schools has been reducing and struggling with funding for more than 17 years. This challenge is caused by declining revenue received from the State of Michigan as well as an overall reduction in our student population. Please take some time to watch this video on the WLCSD budget. Please open this link on the School Finance Research Collaborative. It is an important study on our state’s approach to funding public education. You can all sign up to support this project. Lastly, you can write your legislators about adequate funding for public education.

FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE 9th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

The Walled Lake Schools’ Foundation for Excellence invites you to support their 9th Annual Golf Scramble set for June 25 at Edgewood Country Club, Commerce Twp.

This fun-filled community event will further the Foundation’s mission to enrich K-12 classrooms across the WL District within the areas of literacy & leadership, community & diversity, science, technology & the arts and District programs and support the FFE annual grant program.

Join FFE on the green, be a proud sponsor, and/or provide a donation for outing's raffle/silent auction:

Questions? Contact FFE office @ 248.946.2116 or email MichelleBianco@wlcsd.org

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WALLED LAKE DISTRICT UPDATED 2017-18 CALENDAR

MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITY (FOR CURRENT 5TH GRADE STUDENTS)

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KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Do you shop at Kroger? Is your Kroger Rewards card attached to our school? If not, we encourage you to CLICK HERE to create an account with your Rewards number and indicate you want to support Mary Helen Guest Elementary PTA. It doesn’t cost you anything, but raises money for our school! Currently we have 37 families connected to our school, but we bet there are many more of you who shop there. If you have already created an account, but are not sure if you are connected to Guest, click on the link above, log in to your account, and make any necessary updates. You need to reconnect your account every year, so please click and check today!

SAFE LINE VOLUNTEERS

Looking for Safe Line volunteers - a program to help ensure the safety of our students. Any questions please email Kristy kkeboone@sbcglobal.net. Click HERE to sign up! Thank you for your partnership.

2018-2019 PTA REFLECTIONS THEME "HEROES AROUND ME"

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SALON TRESS - $5.00 off your first visit!

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LAKES ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL & SURGERY

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GLAMOUR NAILS

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HOME - SCHOOL CONNECTION

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GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

Sherry Ikegami

Principal Secretary sherryikegami@wlcsd.org

248-956-3300


Heather Pengelly heatherpengelly@wlcsd.org

Building Secretary

248-956-3302


FAX: 248-956-3305


Safe-line for Absences: 248-956-3390


Sharon Becker sharonbecker@wlcsd.org

Prime Time Supervisor

248-956-3399


Direct Link to PTA page click HERE

Principal Contact Information

Michelle Fiebke-Lang

Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal

Walled Lake Consolidated School District

Main Office: 248.956.3300

Office: 248.956.3332

Cell or text: 248.766.5771