Addams Family Newsletter
January 30, 2023
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15
January 30th: Kindergarten Information Night in the Cafeteria 6:30 - 7:30
February 3rd: Report cards available on Parent Portal
Hearing Screening: K, 2nd, and 4th Grade
Jan. 20, 23-25
Chess Wizards Dates:
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
2/07, 2/14, 2/21. 2/28,
Professional Learning Morning
Our professional learning morning for staff will take place again this Wednesday. This means that it is a late start for students. The first bell will ring at 9:20 a.m. with classes starting at 9:25 a.m.
Addams Lost & Found
The lost and found closet is starting to get fill up again. If you are missing a clothing item, lunch bag, water bottle or other personal Item, please come check! Please check in at the front office before visiting the lost and found closet.
Royal Oak Schools is pleased to welcome children and their families to kindergarten. Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year begins on Thursday, January 26, 2023. District-wide enrollment for all kindergarten programs, including Developmental Kindergarten, is processed through our Central Enrollment Office. Elementary transfer requests will be between January 26 - February 28, 2023. And please make sure to mark your calendar for Kindergarten Information Night on January 25, 2023, which will be in person at each building.
Things to know:
- Royal Oak Schools processes new student enrollments online at www.royaloakschools.org.
- Michigan State Law stipulates that a child be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. If a child is not five (5) years of age by the September 1 enrollment eligibility date, but will be five (5) years of age no later than December 1, an option for parents or guardians to enroll the child in kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year is available.
- An Age Waiver form is available on our district website.
- Please feel free to call the Enrollment Office for further information.
Click here for more information about Kindergarten Enrollment.
Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten (DK) Parent Information Night
If you have an incoming Kindergarten student or know of any families that do, our Kindergarten Information Night is on Monday, January 30th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.This meeting will be held at Addams Elementary in our cafeteria. Our staff will be providing important information to help families prepare for starting school and share the Kindergarten curriculum.
Welcome our New ELD Program Coordinator - Hannah Sells
Hannah Sells is stepping in as Royal Oak's new English Language Development Program Coordinator and ELD Instructor. She holds a Master's degree in teaching from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and is completing her EdS in Bilingual and Bicultural Education at Wayne State University. Hannah's experience in education includes years of work with English Learners and advocacy for LGBTQ youth. This is her fourth year with Royal Oak Schools. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and practicing yoga.
ROYAL OAK LONG RANGE PLANNING MEETING 2022-23
Over the course of the 2022-23 school year, we invite all stakeholders - district leaders, staff, students, parents, business owners, community members, and the Board of Education of Royal Oak Schools to help us engage in a long-range planning process. It is important to serve the needs of our community by building a strategic plan that reflects the priorities of all members.
January 31st 6-8:00pm 800 Devillen Royal Oak, MI 48073
Family Information Updates
Changing your email address? New telephone number? If you don't want to miss a communication from Royal Oak Schools, check your information in MiStar. Families can edit their contact information, add ways they would like to receive communications, or change their password to something easily remembered in the MISTAR Parent Portal. You can use this link to get started: https://mistar.oakland.k12.mi.us/royaloak/ParentPortal/
However, address changes cannot be updated using the Parent Portal. All address changes must be made with the District Central Enrollment Office, located at 800 DeVillen, Royal Oak, MI 48073.
New Website Launch
Please take a moment to visit our new website:
Here you will find information to stay up to date on events, be able to subscribe to calendars, and stay on top of what's happening in our school.
District Technology Webpage
CALENDAR FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR
Theme Thursdays Are Back!
Get your outfits ready, because Theme Thursdays are back.
Below are the themes this year:
5- shiny & sparkly
12- shades of blue
19- peace & love
26- winter hat
16- red / pink / hearts / love
23- Addams spirit wear
2- shirts with words (to kick off MIRM)
9- favorite character
21(Tues)- crazy socks
23 - PJ’s
13- Autism Awareness
20- earth themed/tones
27- tie dye
4- star wars - may the 4th be with you
11- favorite quote
25- red, white, & blue
8- beach, water, mermaid
15- Addams spirit wear
Parking Lot Reminders
Dr. Kim's Corner
Kimberly Martin, Ph.D., Diversity Equity & Inclusion Coordinator At Royal Oak Schools presents, Dr. Kim's Corner.
Here she will promote understanding and share dialogue and events centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion in and around our district.
Occupational Therapist Newsletter
This month's newsletter will focus on Backpack Safety. Please check it out!
District-Wide Performing Arts Newsletter
Please click here to learn about District-Wide Performing Arts information.
Caregivers Back-to-School Series
Oakland Schools is offering FREE workshops to adults focused on keeping youth safe and healthy.
Please click on this link to find out more information and to register for one of the FREE sessions.
January Lunch Menu
BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
In light of the tough economic times facing our area, we are attempting to help Royal Oak Schools families by making sure that all of our children have enough food. “Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, is active in Royal Oak Schools. If you agree to take part in this program during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with food for the weekend. A bag of food will be put in your child's locker for take home on Fridays. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned fruit, granola bars, soups, juice and other items. Students will receive a bag every week.
If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out the form below and mail it to the board office at 800 Devillen, Royal Oak, MI 48073, or just hit submit on this form. Please be sure to indicate on the form if you child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Royal Oak Schools, as well as Blessings in a Backpack, will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.
Sign up for Blessings in a Backpack
Location: 2222 West Webster Road, Royal Oak, MI, United States