Poupard Press

November 1st, 2018 #Work Hard, Poupard!

Dear Poupard Families,

Vote November 6

There is no school for students on Tuesday, November 6. On that day, we encourage you to take your student to the polls and model the voting process, or discuss the ballot initiatives with them.

On the ballot is a School Bond Proposal. It is designed to:

  • Enhance student safety and school security

  • Make infrastructure improvements (roofs, boilers, HVAC)

  • Upgrade technology infrastructure (no student devices)

Projects fall into four main categories to keep students:

  • Safe - secure vestibules, cameras, PA systems, asbestos abatement, locks from inside classrooms

  • Warm - energy efficient HVAC (boilers, air handlers)

  • Dry - roofs, mechanical systems

  • Connected - technology infrastructure and classroom technology (no student devices)

Key Points:

  • To calculate your annual cost multiply 1/2 the market value of your home by 0.0015 (Example: $300,000 market value divided by 2 = $150,000 x 0.0015 = $225/year or $19/month)

  • The average age of a GPPSS school is 77 years.

  • 100% of the funds raised stay in GPPSS for our students.

  • The district will continue to act as wise fiscal stewards. On 10/08/18 another clean audit was presented to the Board highlighting how fund equity has increased to our goal of 10%.

  • If you have questions or need more information, call any principal or call Superintendent Gary Niehaus at 313/432-3010.

More facts, including a line by line list of projects by school, are posted at www.gpschools.org - click School Bond 2018

Thanks for partnering with Poupard in your child's learning!

Principal Ali

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Notes from the Office Staff

Clothes Donations

We are gladly accepting stretchy clothes and pants for students that may need a change of clothes during the school day. Please send clothes in a plastic bag to school with your learner or drop it off in the office.


As the weather starts changing, it is imperative that our learners have coats, hats and gloves at all times when they go outside. If your child needs any cold weather items, please don't hesitate to let the front office know and we will make sure they get exactly what they need.

Thank you!!!

Office Staff

Mark Your Calendars - November

Tuesday, November 6th- NO SCHOOL: Election Day

Tuesday, November 13th- PTO Meeting at 6:30

Wednesday, November 14th- Picture Re-Take Day

Tuesday, November 20th- HALF DAY: 11:36 DISMISSAL

November 21- 23: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 4th - Report Cards Distributed

PTO Corner

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

We hope everyone had a relaxing summer! We’re excited about the new adventures this school year has in store for us! The Poupard PTO Board is new this year and we are looking forward to serving all Poupard Parents, Teachers, and Students. Our goal is to inspire and support an enriched educational environment for our children and we invite all parents and teachers to join us in this endeavor. PTO Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm inside of the gym. Babysitting is provided for children ages 4+.

Join us at our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30!

Please visit our new website at www.poupardpto.org for more information about the PTO, meeting minutes and our upcoming events!

Please click here to view the Meeting Minutes from our October 9th meeting.

Thanks for your support,

Poupard PTO Board

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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Reflex Learning - Math Facts

Dear Poupard Families,

Poupard students have access to use Reflex at home which will support their success in Math!

ExploreLearning Reflex is an effective math fact fluency system that helps improve student confidence and readiness for challenging math concepts. Reflex has also improved student test scores in multiple studies:

  • A study of grade 2-5 students found that those who regularly used Reflex achieved substantially higher growth on the NWEA MAP test than their lower using classmates and peers nationwide.

Please contact your learners teacher if you need any assistance with their username and password.


Poupard School Improvement Team

Reflex Student Progress Data

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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

All students will Learn

All students will Lead

All students will be Safe

All students will be Respectful

"All Means All"