Martell Monitor

Volume 1: Week 18 December 21, 2018

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Dear Martell Families,

Dear Families,

What an incredible week at Martell! Our community is so fortunate. Our students had a great week of teaching and learning. I am in awe of how we can focus in on academics and yet still have fun. This means we have special staff and families guiding our students daily.

From the bottom of my heart - THANK YOU! Thank you for allowing me to lead this fantastic school. It's an honor. We surely could not do this without the support of our families. Thank you for all you do for your children to encourage and support learning.

The office staff and myself thank you for all the treats, goodies, presents, cards and love this past week. We are overwhelmed by your kindness! Please know we are grateful and we thank you.

Over the long two week holiday, if you travel, travel safely. If you are home, I hope you enjoy your family and friends and make wonderful new memories.



In Partnership,

Michelle Barsh

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Upcoming Events

January Upcoming Events

Monday, January 7 - School resumes, welcome back!!

Monday, January 14 - 6:30PM PTO Meeting

Tuesday, January 15 - 6-7PM Troy Preschool Parent Info Night at Troy High School

Monday, January 21 - No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 29 - 7:00PM-9:00PM Festival of Choirs, Troy Athens High, Martell's Grade 5

January, BOX TOPS COLLECTION coming this month!

February Upcoming Events

Monday, February 4-Thursday, February 7 - 8-11AM, 1-4PM

Kindergarten Enrollment at the Administration Building

Wednesday, February 6 - 12:39PM Early Release Day

Monday, February 11 - 6:30PM PTO

Thursday, February 14 - Valentine's Day

Monday and Tuesday, February 18, 19 - Mid Winter Break

Thursday, February 28 - 6-8:00PM - Martell Multicultural Night

Barsh's Bagels - Every Wednesday is pre-sale $1.00 - Every Friday is classroom delivery!

Please check for updates!

Calendar subject to change as we add more awesome events to Martell!

Thank you, Martell families!

On behalf of the staff and the office staff, we thank you for your generosity and kindness during the Holiday season. The treats, gifts and presents were all enjoyed and appreciated. It's a gift to work with such wonderful families and students. We are very grateful for all of you.

Thank you for thinking of us during the season, and always. You are appreciated!

Martell Elementary Honored

On Monday, December 17, Mrs. McClellan, Mrs. Richman and Martell Elementary were presented with an award because of the school's quick and smart thinking during the fall fire. This in yet another reason why Martell rocks!

When one is honored, we are all honored!

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Martell Holiday Project

Over 700 families were served in Detroit! Thank you SO much for your generosity and kindness. Our students learned so many life long skills from this!
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Martell Pays It Forward

Early this week, we had a Martell parent give the outside safety patrol a gift of a hat, scarf and mitten set. How kind and generous!!

We decided to pay it forward by giving the parents that came through the loop a candy cane today!

Thank you, to our elf parent, for helping inspire this idea!!

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Martell 35th Annual Sing-A-Long

Our students had so much fun singing their hearts out! Thank you to Mr. McCoy and the teachers for getting the students ready!

A highlight was the 'Teachers 12 Days of Christmas' Ask your child about it!!

A new tradition this year was grade levels hosting a song! The kids loved seeing their teachers perform!

Student Corner-News from 5th Grade

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December Fitness Bingo!

Please see the Fitness Bingo from Mrs. Bussell!
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Attention! 5th Grade Choir!

Thursday, January 31, 2019 7-9PM
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Kindergarten Round-Up

Wednesday April 10, 2018, 6:30PM

CLASS of 2032!!

Incoming Kindergarten parents are welcome to join us for this evening event at Martell Elementary.

Martell Spirit Wear All Year Round

Martell PTO

Monday, January 14 next meeting at 6:30PM

Please come join us!

PTO Meetings

Monday February 11

Monday March 11

Monday April 8

Monday May 13

Danielle Favret - Co-President

Jenny Dobbs - Co-President

Jennifer Zaner - Secretary

Nikey Bergi - Vice President

Emily Karstensen - Treasurer

Please see the link at the bottom of the Monitor to sign up for Kroger Rewards! This is free money for Martell 3 times a year. Our last check was $458.00!!

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Coming in January...BOX TOPS!

January, 2019 First Collection!

Start saving those Box Tops! Martell earns free money! We will let you know the first collection date!

Martell Elementary Social Media

Martell website

Facebook users:

Please join the Martell Elementary PTO page on Facebook!

Martell's PTO Page

Twitter users:

Please follow #martellthinkers

World Class Vision

Troy School District is committed to living out our vision of a World Class education. The 4 key characteristics below are the foundation for what we live in Troy and at Martell.
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Important Reference Documents

Martell Elementary School

“Martell strives to create a community of life-long learners, leaders, and risk-takers.”