Wildcat Newsletter vol. 21
News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community
1st Bus Evacuation - some buses running approximately 15 minutes late
1st Spring Break - Final Day for Students and Staff
2nd thru 10th Spring Break - No School for students and staff
11th School resumes from Spring Break
11th T.E.A.M. w/ 5th grade 9:15-10:00 AM in Cafeteria
11th - 25th 5th grade M-STEP
11th MHG PTA Meeting 7:00 -8:00 PM in media center
12th Hungry Howie’s Night
12th Parenting Series CD @ Geisler 6:30 -8:30pm
13th Variety Show Rehearsal 4:00 -6:00 PM
13th Report Cards Posted and Available Online by the end of the day
14th Board Meeting 7:30 PM
18th T.E.A.M. w/ 5th grade 9:15-10:00 AM in Cafeteria
20th Variety Show Dress Rehearsal 4:00 - 6:00 PM
21st Variety Show - All school performance 9:20 - 11:20 AM
21st Math Grade Skipping Test 4:15 - at Guest MUST BE REGISTERED
21st Variety Show Evening Performance 6:30 -8:30 PM
22nd Jewish holiday of Passover (evening only)
23rd Jewish holiday of Passover (day and evening)
24th Jewish holiday of Passover (day only)
25th T.E.A.M. w/ 5th grade 9:15-10:00 AM in Cafeteria
25th - May 9th 3rd grade M-STEP
Thank you Pediatric Care Corner
Thank you Lederman & Kwartowitz
...Biggest turn out in history of MP (~35 years), with over 725 2nd & 3rd graders competing from all over Michigan and Ohio.
DIVISION II 2nd & 3rd GRADE
We are proud of your hard work and awesome sportsmanship.
MATH PENTATHLON DIVISION II RESULTS
We are very proud of all of our Division II Pentathlete's that represented Guest at the National Math Pentathlon Tournament!
Our students worked hard this school year preparing for the big day and they did great! They woke up early, gave it their best, used good sportsmanship, and most importantly had fun playing each of the 5 games they learned this season.
This would not be possible without the support of all the coaches and parent volunteers! This year we opened 3 division II classrooms due to the high demand, which means we also needed extra parent coaches to make this possible. Special thanks to Matt Van Benschoten, Kristy Boone, Juan Castro, Yoko Nakajima, Katherine Hutchinson and Russ Beck!
Here are the results for our school:
Hall of Fame:
Joseph Thweny (Back to Back HOF award - very rare to achieve a HOF 2 years in a row yet the 2nd time this happened in MHG! :))
Molly Van Benschoten
Please recognize these students for being risk-takers, having a great attitude and for their time and commitment to math pentathlon. I am very proud of them all!
Your portraits came home with your student last week.
Please select your favorite and pay online.
END OF THE THIRD MARKING PERIOD AND REPORT CARDS
District computer network system to be down for 3-4 days over spring break
Phase III of the Safety, Security and Technology bond is underway and this includes an overall and update of the “head end” room at the Educational Services Center. This will be done beginning at 5 p.m. on April 3 through April 6, over the District’s spring break.
What does this mean? This means the District email service, Skyward/Family Access, the District’s complete phone system/service and District computer network systems will not be functioning. The District website will be operational as it is web-based and not housed in our computer system.
If you have an urgent need to communicate over these dates, please use this temporary District email: WalledLkSchools@gmail.com
For updates, please visit www.wlcsd.org.
MARTIAN MARATHON - GALACTIC WILDCATS
The BIG race is right around the corner! On behalf of all the Guest staff and community, we wish our MARTIAN MARATHON participants the best of luck. Do your best... We are so proud of your effort and commitment.
Congratulations to our first Martian Marathon participants:
THANK YOU PTA! OUR STUDENTS ENJOYED THE STORY TELLER
Story Be Told
Jenifer Strauss used storytelling to capture an interest in reading, motivate learning, and inspire writing. She taught our students that people think, learn, and imagine in story or narrative and helped all of us make powerful connections between imaging, speaking, and writing. We can write about anything from our own personal experiences.
Grades 3-5, she asked all of you to begin a Memory Box to capture memories that you can tell a story about by speaking, writing and reading.
MARCH IS READING MONTH - KEEP ON READING
- Reading Calendar - follow the directions on the back of your Minion Reading Calendar and complete the daily reading activities
- Ask you students if they have started a memory box! Last week, Ms. Stauss, the Storyteller connected reading and writing. She discussed the best way to begin is to write about your own experiences. GET that memory box started!
- Sky Zone challenge Here’s how it works:
1. Student read 5 books (you can read them to your child too, for our younger readers) during the month of March
2. Record the book titles on the bookmark
3. Parent signs the bottom of the bookmark to validate their child’s achievement and sends it back to school
4. Teacher signs the bottom of the returned bookmark.
5. Once the bookmark is complete, simply take it to the BRIGHTON Sky Zone and receive one FREE 30 minute jump.
Thank you for helping your child enjoy reading!
Minions of Books... So Little Time
DETROIT TIGERS vs RAYS
Come join families from Mary Helen Guest Elementary School for a fun-filled afternoon!
What: Detroit Tigers vs Rays
When: Sunday May 22, 2016 @ 1:10PM
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Who: All MHGuest students & staff, their families & friends
Cost: $19 per ticket, Section 343 (under 2 years old on lap do not need a ticket). Parking is extra.
Ø kids 12 and under can run the bases after the game
Ø kids can ride the carousel & ferris wheel for free (with a paying adult)
To purchase tickets complete the form attached in the email & return to the school with payment (checks made out to MHGuest PTA) by April 13th. Please direct questions to Tabby Eldredge (734)837-4437
Click HERE to get your tickets
LOCAL HERO PEACEKEEPER AWARD
One of the programs of the district-wide Multicultural Committee is the “Season for Nonviolence”. The “Season for Nonviolence” is the period of time from January 30 when Gandhi was assassinated until April 4 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. All of our schools are planning activities focusing on non-violence and peace to mark this season.
“Local Hero Peacekeeper Award”. This award is part of our “Season for Nonviolence” celebration. It will be presented at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2016 to honor and recognize those individuals and organizations who empower and transform lives using non-violence. People may nominate students, staff members, parents, community members, or organizations who are working toward the peaceful resolution of problems and/or teach peace and harmony to others.
Please find attached form in the body of the newsletter.
SEASON for NONVIOLENCE - PEACEFUL WORDS TO LIVE BY
Integrity - being strong and able to do the right thing even when no one is watching. The right thing will be the choice where no one, including yourself, will get hurt or in trouble.
Appreciation - to admire or be grateful for something. Every one of us is special in our own way and has something different to contribute to making our world a better place.
Respect - kind and respectful words bring with them feelings of kindness and an atmosphere of respect.
Kindness - Plato said, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." We should always treat people with kindness. Be kind not because you expect to get something in return, but because you want to make the world a kinder place through your actions.
Smiling - Mother Teresa said, "Peace begins with a smile". A smile doesn't cost anything but can mean everything to someone who is having a tough time. Your smile will make a difference.
Believing - when you believe you can do something, you will succeed. If we want to see a peaceful change, we need to BELIEVE that we can.
CALLING ALL 2016-2017 KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
- Kindergarten Waiver Request for 2016-17 School Year
- Kindergarten Orientation 2015-16 School Year Presentation
- Elementary School Contacts
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.
Kindergarten Vision Screen Available
Please call the Oakland County Health Department at 248-424-7070 to schedule an appointment.
Enrollment Information Hotline: 248-956-5250
PARENT RESOURCES & HOME - SCHOOL CONNECTIONS
PERSONAL NEEDS CLOSET ITEMS TO DONATE
shampoo / conditioner
toothbrushes / toothpaste
feminine hygiene products
razors / shaving cream
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GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Principal Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Pengelly email@example.com
Safe Line for Absences: 248-956-3390
Prime Time: 248-956-3399
Principal Contact Information
Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal
Walled Lake Consolidated School District
Main Office: 248.956.3300
Cell or text: 248.766.5771