2017-18 WILDCAT NEWSLETTER vol. 31
News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community
THANK YOU PTA & GUEST COMMUNITY
On behalf of the Guest staff, let me say a very big "THANK YOU" to all of you for making this week absolutely amazing. We truly felt like SUPER HEROES. Many staff members received notes of appreciation from families and students. We enjoyed breakfast, two luncheons, desserts, and many snacks. We are so grateful for all that you each did to share your thanks. We are equally thankful for the things that you do each day to partner with us in making your child's educational experience a positive one emotionally, socially, and academically.
A special THANK YOU to Beth Polinsky and her family for organizing the daily events, including set-up and clean-up every day. We all enjoyed getting to know your wonderful family.
15 Variety Show final rehearsal 4:00 - 5:45pm - students will wear costumes and use all props
16 5th Graders go to the TIGER GAME!
16 Variety Show in-school and evening performances
21 Oakland University Theater visits 9:30 - 11:00 Cafeteria for Preschool, Kindergarten, & 1st grades
23 - June 1 Spring Book Fair
25 5th grade to DIA 9:30 - 3:00pm
28 No School - Memorial Day
31 2nd grade field trip to Greenfield Village
1 Family Access Closed
1 Volunteer Breakfast 8:00 - 8:45
1 Field Day - All day - this is not a spectator event. Only volunteers, staff, and students attend
1 Guest Carnival 6:30 - 8:30pm
4 PTA Meeting 6:30 - 7:30
7 Board of Education Meeting 7:30 - 9:00 - Art Awards for Guest Students & Therapy Dog presentation
8 Lane/Culley & Ozminkowski 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 10:00 - 3:00pm
13 5th Grade Celebration 6:30 - 8:00pm
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 truck 6:00 - 8:00pm
COLLECTING FOR the 2018 SPRING CARNIVAL BASKETS
We will be raffling off themed baskets at the Spring Carnival on Friday, June 1, 2018. Staff will be collecting various donations until May 23rd, to put in these baskets. You can donate to any basket by sending in your donation to the office or your child's classroom teacher. Thank you for considering and helping to raise money for the students at Mary Helen Guest Elementary!
U of M-Murray
Outdoor games-Perkovich, Gantz
Arts and Crafts-Novak, Boyd
Gift Cards-2nd Grade
Pamper Yourself-Grandma Nancy
Michigan - 4th grade
WE HAVE A NAME! STUDENTS VOTED AND THE WINNING NAME IS...
The students voted and our pup has a name! Winning by 27 votes is the name Champion! We are so excited to welcome Champ to our school family. We held an assembly to announce the news to the school. Students were excited to hear that while Champ is with the trainer, she is learning how to be safe, responsible, and respectful just like everyone else in our school. Once we get a current picture, we will share it with everyone. Please feel free to reach out to Monica House if you have any questions or concerns at MonicaHouse@wlcsd.org.
IMPORTANT DATES & VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
May 15 Variety Show final rehearsal - students will wear costumes and use all props.
THE BIG SHOW IS MAY 16th beginning at 7:00pm.
All participants should arrive by 6:30pm
NOTE: morning performance is for Guest students.
We will need parent VOLUNTEERS! Please click on the link to sign up. Thank you in advance for helping make this possible for our students.
Any questions contact: Sonile Malile 248-974-7839
SPRING CARNIVAL is June 1st!
Mark your calendars for MHG's Annual Spring Carnival on 6/1/18 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Guaranteed to be a fun night for everyone with games, prizes, raffle baskets, silent auctions, food, and more! All Guest Families are invited! Pre-registration is now open. Registration forms are available online at www.mhguestpta.com.
CALLING ALL NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
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
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
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:
- 2018 Foundation for Excellence Golf Scramble - Compete outing details
- REGISTER NOW: Online player & sponsorship sign-up
- Payment can also be made by check payable to the Foundation for Excellence, located at 850 Ladd Rd., bldg.. D, Walled Lake, MI 48390
Questions? Contact FFE office @ 248.946.2116 or email MichelleBianco@wlcsd.org
MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITY (FOR CURRENT 5TH GRADE STUDENTS)
5th grade April 9 - May 4
3rd & 4th grades April 30 - May 25
Click HERE for information on how families can help prepare their students
Click HERE for sample items to practice at home
Click HERE for Parent Engagement Toolkit
NOTE: some videos and items might not have yet been updated for 2018, however, they are still very beneficial.
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!
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2018-2019 PTA REFLECTIONS THEME "HEROES AROUND ME"
SALON TRESS - $5.00 off your first visit!
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GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Principal Secretary email@example.com
Heather Pengelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe-line for Absences: 248-956-3390
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Prime Time Supervisor
Direct Link to PTA page click HERE
Principal Contact Information
Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal
Walled Lake Consolidated School District
Main Office: 248.956.3300
Cell or text: 248.766.5771