Weekly Update

week of January 11th

We believe...

  • School Mission Statement: ALL students will be challenged to obtain the skills necessary to realize their highest personal potential.
  • Manchester Community Schools, in partnership with parents and community, use best practices to develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in all students to ensure they are future ready.
  • District Vision: Educational Excellence in a Caring Community
  • District Purpose: Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.
District and School Improvement Goals:

Goal 1: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in their literacy skills.

Goal 2: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in critical thinking.

Goal 3: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in mathematical skills.

Goal 4: All staff will engage in the district-wide continuous improvement process.


Nurse Judee stated that she might give an Epi-pen injection even if it is expired. The school attorneys do not agree. This pertains to students, you have the option to ask an adult if they are in need.

Upcoming Dates

  • 1.11.16-TEAM begins for 4th grade
  • 1.11.16-NWEA Assessing begins
  • 1.13.16-MLK assembly
  • 1.15.16-Klager Movie Night
  • 1.18.16-Half Day
  • 1.18.16-New Friends Luncheon 11:30-12:30
  • 1.18.16-Board meeting
  • 1.19.16-Body Safety Training for k-1 begins
  • 1.21.16-District Faculty meeting
  • 1.25.16-Leadership Workshop
  • 1.28.16-Principals Advisory
  • 1.29.16-Half Day
  • 1.29.16-ASO Assembly
  • 1.30.16-Daddy Daughter Dance

Upcoming Birthdays


1.15.16-Bob S


Field Trip Request Form

I have placed a form in the first mailbox of each grade level. I need this form filled out by each grade level, even if you have already attended your field trip. If you plan to participate in more than one field trip, make a copy and turn both forms in. I understand that some of the events may not yet be booked, so a general time would be preferred. Remember to include the split classroom for second and third-grade numbers.

Second-grade form is turned in.


The MSTEP results were shared to the public on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The student copies are in the office and will be sent with progress reports.

Progress Reports

Mid mark for the trimester will be January 29 and the Progress reports should go home on February 5th.

Ticket to Read

We have 200 + spots for Ticket to Read. Please let me know if you are interested in using this and I will get your class signed up. I will give priority to classes without eSpark.

From the Villarreal's

Today I attended a memorial for Amy Schnearle Pennywitt, a dear friend, who passed ten years ago while working as a firefighter for Ann Arbor. It is hard to believe it has been ten years since Amy was making people happy and serving her community. We were honored this year with the Manchester Fire Department and several Officers from the Ann Arbor Fire Department. It was a beautiful reminder to hug those you love, we are all amazing, and memories bring people together.