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Upcoming Events!

Family Movie Night and Taste of the Garden!

Friday, September 14th - 6:30pm with Movie at 7:00pm on the Keith Playground! Hope to see you all there!

Count Day

Wednesday, October 3

Picture Day Information - There is still time to order your school pictures!

Please visit Lifetouch.com and enter code LM728060Y0 to order your child's school pictures. My Family Rewards is a great way to get benefits like coupons and free pictures for purchasing school pictures. Please email AndreaMcFarland@wlcsd.org if you have any questions.

Update on 5th Grade Camp Open House

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will need to change our 5th Grade Camp Open House from September 17, to September 24 (Monday) from 5-7 pm. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and your school community. Please make sure parents and teachers are aware of the change.

The Open House is not mandatory. It is for students and parents to take an informal tour of the main lodge and dorms. I will be here to answer questions if they arise. Thank you.

Stuart Riley, Director

Walled Lake Outdoor Education Center

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools




Keith Announcements

Second Step Announcement!


Here at Keith Elementary School, we want everyone to feel welcome and that they belong. We know we're welcome when people smile at us and greet us with friendly words. We know we belong when we're included and invited to play at recess. We know we belong when we notice the ways we're all the same and accept the ways we're different. This week, take time to greet others with a smile and invite them at play.

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Oakland County African American Male Task Force will be hosting a Parent Expo for parents of African American males in Oakland County. The event will be held at Birney K-8 School in Southfield Public Schools (see attached flyer for registration and more information). This event is FREE, and child care will be provided. Registration is required to attend. Please share this information with your networks (i.e. parents, staff, family, friends, etc.)

Thank you for your time, attention and support regarding this event! Don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding the contents of this message.

Peace & Blessings,


Jay B. Marks, Ph. D.

Diversity and Equity Consultant

School Culture and Climate

District and School Services

Oakland Schools

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford, MI 48328-2736

248.209.2272 (phone)

248.209.2024 (fax)

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2018-2019 Keith Mileage Club!

The Keith Mileage Club starts Tuesday, September 11. Mr. Marijanovich is in need of parent volunteers for the lunch recess mileage club. Volunteers only need to stamp cards one lunch recess every other week until Thanksgiving when we shut down for the winter. Please contact Mr. M by email at robertmarijanovich@wlcsd.org if you would like to volunteer!

Thank you for helping me encourage our students to live healthy lives!

Bob Marijanovich

Keith Physical Education Teacher

SHAPE Michigan President Elect

Note from Mr. Hester

Wanted (Computer keyboards)

Mr. Hester is looking for extra keyboards with a USB connector on them. We have keyboards for all the computers. However, Mr. Hester has a special project that involves the use of extra keyboards. The keyboards need to have the USB connector in order to work with our systems.

Thank you,

Mr. Hester – Media Specialist/CRT

Taste of the Lakes to support LAYA!

You may also purchase tickets in the main office at Keith with Andrea McFarland.
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September Lunch Menu

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Announcements From our Keith PTA:

Keith PTA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm in the Keith Media Center

Spelling Bee Club at Keith!

We are looking to start a Spelling Bee Club at Keith this year! If you are a parent interested in volunteering for students grades 3-5 on the days and times listed below, please email Julie Steffes at minsab@att.net. The Spelling Bee Club will meet the week of November 12th until our Keith Spelling Bee the week of December 17th. Sign up information will be coming in the near future! Stay tuned!

3rd Grade Block - Tuesday 1:20 - 1:50pm

4th Grade Block - Thursday 2:25 - 2:55pm

5th Grade Block - Friday 2:30 - 3:00pm

Taste of the Garden

Next Friday, kicking off Movie Night is the Taste of the Garden beginning at 6:30pm. If you (and/or your child) would like to prepare some of the produce from the garden to share with the Keith community, please sign up or contact Elizabeth Belcher (elizakbb@gmail.com). We will be harvesting starting today and ongoing through the next week. If you need ideas, we have lots so just ask us!

We also need help with the event, setting up and serving. If you have a middle or high school student who would like to serve, please sign up HERE. We will sign for community service hours.


The food signup link is


The volunteer signup link is


Keith Family Movie Night

Please join us for Family Movie Night and Taste of the Garden on September 14th starting at 6:30pm on the Keith Playground!

Sign up genius:

Please consider signing up to help during Movie Night

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Keith Fun Run!

Our biggest Fundraiser of the year is coming up on September 28th! We have a Ninja Fun Run this year. We are excited for our fundraiser and have decided to raise money for some ninja style playground equipment!

A packet went out to families this week with the students showing our prize levels and our goal!

You can send in your money via cash/check in the envelope provided or you can donate online with our new fundraising platform. It is different from last year and there are no individual links for students but one link for you to donate with an area to leave student name and teacher!

If you have any questions please email Karen Mitchel at karenmitchel@wlcsd.org.

EdBacker - Keith Elementary Ninja Warrior Fun Run 2018 campaign

Math Club

Math Club Registration Open! Are you looking for STEM activities for your child? Would you like your child to have a more positive attitude towards Math? How about developing critical thinking? Math Club is the answer! Math Club takes place on Wednesday mornings from 8:00AM to 8:50AM, beginning October 24th and runs through March. This program is open to all K-5 students and introduces them to interactive, problem-solving and critical thinking GAMES through the Mathematics Pentathlon program (MathPentath.org). The students are placed into three groups by grade: K/1st, 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th. Please fill out and return the attached form to register your child, spaces are limited! Stop by the Math Club table at the Popsicles on the Playground Event to learn more.

Math Club Parent Volunteers Needed! In order to run Math Club, parent help is needed to teach and oversee the games in class (training will be provided). This is a great opportunity to become more involved in the school and to inspire the next generation of problem solvers! Your time and dedication will make a huge impact on the success of this program! Please contact Mary Beth Johnson at mbjohnson@ymail.com for more information.

Volunteers Needed!

Hello Keith families -

We need your help the first couple weeks of school! The beginning of school is a huge transition for our children, especially the kindergartners! Please consider signing up to help in the morning or afternoon to get our kindergartners to and from the buses to their classrooms.

Thank you!

Keith PTA


PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page


PTA Reflections Contest 2018-2019

Please be sure to take some time to get creative this summer! If you have any questions, please reach out to Keith Elementary PTA Reflections Chair:

Kate Tomasik



Now that summer vacation is about to start, it’s a great time to start looking for inspiration for your projects! Start thinking about the people in your world who are heroes. Are they someone whose job is to help people? Are they someone who volunteers in the community? Are they kids helping grown-ups? Or grown-ups helping kids? Are they people helping animals? Or animals helping people?

We can’t wait to see how those heroes inspire you through the arts! Review the current standing rules at the Michigan PTA Reflections website: https://www.michiganpta.org/page/Reflections201718

We’ll have finalized rules provided later for the 2018-19 school year. For more info, please contact Keith PTSA Reflections Chair, Kate Tomasik, at keithelementaryptareflections@gmail.com

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Keith Elementary School

The purpose of Keith Elementary is to advance the learning of all students.

Andrea McFarland - Principal's Secretary


Diana Tyrrell - Building Secretary


Julie Palermo - Interventionist


Marci Augenstein, Ph.D. - Principal, Keith Elementary