Poupard Press

November 30th, 2018 #Work Hard, Poupard!

Dear Poupard Families,

Meeting with Teachers Protocol

I've noticed that we've had a few parent visitors either at the start or the end of the school day that wanted to meet with a teacher unannounced. We at Poupard encourage parents to ask questions or share concerns that they may have or want to make their child's teacher aware of. We're requesting that families schedule times to meet with their learners teacher by either emailing them directly or calling the Poupard office and leaving a message with the office staff. We're asking for this because teachers organize lesson plans for each day and consider the time allotments very carefully. By scheduling a meeting or discussion in advance, we will help reduce any interruptions to your child's classrooms learning day. Our staff is extremely accommodating and wants to answer your questions while honoring the learning time of other students. Thank you for assisting us by meeting these expectations moving forward and for partnering with us to support your child!

Morning Computer Lab Time

Starting Tuesday, December 4th, Poupard will be opening up it's Computer Lab each week from (Tuesday-Friday) before school from (7:45-8:15) for students that would like to arrive early and work on their math or reading skills using one of our online resources (Compass Learning, Imagine Learning, Freckle, Reflex or Lexia).

Our school goal is for 100% of Poupard students to make growth in math each NWEA testing cycle. One of the ways we'd like to reach this goal is by having students regularly use these online programs which provide targeted learning at each individual students level. Studies show students that regularly use these tools are 2.3 times more likely to accelerate academically in math.

If you're learner is interested in attending, they will need to check-in at the office and grab a lanyard before reporting to the computer lab. Students may grab a breakfast from our gym and eat it upstairs in the computer lab while learning simultaneously. Sounds like a win win!

Please note, the lab does have limited seating and will only be able to accommodate the first 25 students that attend.

We're all here to support your learners. Please be sure to schedule a time via email or by calling the office.

Principal Ali

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Notes from the Office Staff

BRR It's Cold...Preparing for Winter

Poupard students go outdoors for recess two times each day throughout the school year unless it is raining hard or the wind chill is below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Please be sure that your child leaves for school dressed properly for the weather. All students must have boots and snowpants to play on the wood chips, field and gaga ball court once the snow is on the ground—otherwise they must stay on the blacktop.

Students may build things (snowmen, fort, snow angels, etc) with the snow but are not permitted to throw snow or ice while on Poupard grounds. This will help all the students enjoy the joy of snow.

We also ask that you write your child’s name on his/her gloves, hats, boots, and
coat. Our Lost and Found quickly fills up!

Thank you!!!

Office Staff

PTO Corner

Full Steam Ahead as we Charge into the winter months!!

Hello Poupard Families! We have a lot of exciting things going on!

Shoe Drive Fundraiser

We’re holding a school-wide Shoe Drive from Nov. 19th through Jan. 19th!! Please donate new and gently used shoes. These items will be given to the less fortune and as a bonus the Poupard PTO will be given $0.40/pound of shoes donated. Our Goal is to donate 100 bags of shoes! A flyer went home today that shares additional details. Drop-off signs will be posted through the school.

Popcornopolis Fundraiser

Our annual popcorn fundraiser is coming up. Order Forms will be distributed when students return from Thanksgiving break. You will have 3 weeks to get as many orders as possible! Orders will be back before Winter Break! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year! These treats make great gifts and we get 50% of all proceeds! Happy Selling Poupard Families!

Chicken & Waffle Holiday Breakfast Fundraiser

Our annual holiday breakfast will be held Saturday, December 15th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. We’re looking for volunteers and donations. A Sign-up Genius will be hitting your inbox soon. Thanks in advance for your support and generosity.

Click Here to purchase tickets online.

Stay abreast of all things PTO! Visit us online at www.poupardpto.org for meeting minutes, budget info, fundraiser info, & our calendar of events!

Questions & Comments can be e-mailed to poupardpto@yahoo.com.

Looking forward to a fun Winter!

Your PTO Board!

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Mark Your Calendars - November

Tuesday, December 4th - Report Cards Distributed

Tuesday, December 11th - PTO Meeting at 6:30

Thursday, December 13th - Winter Concert @ Poupard from 6:30-7:30 (Grades 1,3,5 and Choir only)

Saturday, December 15th - Chicken and Waffles Holiday Breakfast from 10:30-12:30 (click here to purchase tickets)


Poupard has one lunchtime aid position open. This is a paid position that is Monday thru Friday for two hours each day. You would be inside and outside most days, so weather appropriate gear is really important in the winter! If you are interested in working lunch at Poupard please call Mrs. Larue at 313-432-4803.

Seeking Title 1 Parent Representative

Parents know what would inspire and enrich their child’s education and Poupard needs ideas. We are looking for (2-3) parents who would like to serve on Poupard’s Title I Team. Poupard receives federal funds to ensure our students receive a fair and equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. We are looking for ideas on how to enrich opportunities for our students, parents, and families at Poupard. If this sounds like something that might interest you, please email Lori Woznicki at woznicl@gpschools.org.
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Stay Informed!

REMIND messaging: Please sign up for our remind text message service as this is our most frequent way of communicating with our families. We are asking all families to subscribe to our text messaging service for everything Poupard related. Subscribe immediately by texting the message @poupa to 81010 from your mobile device or https://www.remind.com/join/poupa. Feel free to come into the office if you need help with this process.

Poupard Elementary School

Our Mission:

We strive to maximize our potential as learners, leaders, and global citizens.

Our Core Values:

  • We believe in Mutual Respect
  • We believe in Building Relationships
  • We believe that Everyone Can Learn
  • We believe in being Compassionate and Empathetic
  • We believe in Recognizing and Valuing Diversity
  • We believe in Hard Work and Effort
  • We believe that Everyone has a Talent or Strength

Our PBIS Expectations

All students will Learn

All students will Lead

All students will be Safe

All students will be Respectful

"All Means All"