Eagle's Nest

May 23, 2022

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.”—Jim Valvano
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

Upcoming Dates:

May 20: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

May 25: Student 1/2 Day (Classes in PM...Student Day 12:55 pm-4 pm)

May 26: Art Show 5:30-7 pm

May 27: Student 1/2 Day (Dismissal @ 12:10pm)

May 30: No School (Memorial Day)

June 1: Welcome to Cleveland Tours for Livonia Virtual Students (9:30-10 am)

June 3: End of the Year Picnic

June 7: Field Day

June 9: Color Run/Kona Ice

June 16-17: Student 1/2 Day (Dismissal @ 12:10pm)

June 17: 4th Grade Clap Out (Time: TBA)

Weekly Welcome from Mr. Witherspoon

I hope that all are gearing up for an amazing, yet busy, last month of school! We have many events planned for this short time and I look forward to seeing everyone at one point or another during this time!

Cleveland was surprised this past week as some deer were welcomed to the world on our playground! The students were very excited (as adults were too) to see these little miracles outside this close to us. Two of the fawns were retrieved by their mother who came back over the weekend and, as of this morning, we still have one left (hopefully, the fawn will reconnect with it's mother soon...or we will work with an agency to relocate the deer.).

The last month of school will, at times, lead to some changes in behaviors with students. Please continue to talk to your children about how they were able to SOAR each day; celebrate their successes and assist with any challenges. This is also a great time that you can work with them to begin a summer learning plan in efforts to keep their minds (and bodies) active over the summer.

I want to remind our families that utilize our transportation department as a way to get your children to and from school that all school rules apply while at the bus stop as well as on the bus. The driver has an incredible important job of transporting children safely and students that are not abiding by the rules on the bus makes this very challenging, albeit unsafe. Thank you for discussing bus safety/rules with your children as we wrap up the school year!

Kindergarten Parents/Guardians please mark your calendars as they will not have in person school on June 8, 2022. On that day we will be welcoming our future Kindergarten students for Kindergarten roundup. Your child's kindergarten teacher will provide a list of choice based activities your child can work on at home that day. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please let us know if you have questions.

For this upcoming fall, if you are moving or attending a different school not located in Livonia Public Schools, please email our school secretary (sshovely@livoniapublicschools.org or hflack@livoniapublicschools.org) so we can make sure your child's educational files are prepared for your child's next school and we can accurately account for this in our projected enrollment and staffing plans.

Stay awesome and Keep SOARing Eagles!


The Art is Back!!! Please join us as we invite you to walk through the Cleveland Gallery of Wonderful Arts on Thursday from 5:30 pm - 7 pm! The students have worked very hard this year and have created some wonderful masterpieces!

Cleveland Art Show

Color Run

Please click HERE for more information on our Color Run that will take place on June 9, 2022.

Field Day Information

Field Day is Tuesday, June 7th and we will need many volunteers to help make the event a success.

Please click on the following link to volunteer: Field Day Volunteer

Volunteers should check-in at the Main Office and go directly to the Gym.

  • 3rd & 4th grade will start at 9:30am-11:30am. Volunteers are needed from 9:00am-11:45am

  • Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades will start at 1:00pm-2:30pm. Volunteers are needed from 12:30pm-2:45pm.

All volunteers MUST complete the Chaperone & Volunteer Background Request (ICHAT).

Livonia Star Awards

ust in time for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2022, the LPS Education Foundation is pleased to offer a new recognition program called Star Awards!

Are you looking for a unique way to thank a Livonia Public Schools staff member? A Star Award honors any LPS employee who has made a difference in a student’s, family’s or fellow staffer’s life. For a $25 donation to the Foundation, a personalized, color certificate will be presented to your honoree, and they will receive recognition on the Foundation's website and social media platforms as well as the district's social media platforms. The certificate will be personalized with your praise to show this LPS employee how much they mean to you!

Please click on the link below to send a Star Award to an awesome LPS staff member!


Donations received will be used to help fund the Foundation’s Grant Program so all funds will be going back into the schools to provide programs and supplies for our students and staff.

Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions, please email lpsfoundation@livoniapublicschools.org

Cleveland Fun

Important News for LPS Food Service


2022-23 School Year: Free and Reduced Lunch

  • As you are aware, during the Covid pandemic, the federal government approved meal waivers for schools and districts during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. This federal meal waiver allowed any LPS student to receive breakfast and/or lunch, free of charge to you, regardless of family economic status and without requiring the traditional Free & Reduced School Meals application to be submitted by families.

    Currently, these waivers are set to expire on June 30, 2022. At this time, the U.S. Congress has not acted to extend the meal waivers. If the waivers are not extended, the current practice of all students being able to receive a free breakfast and/or lunch will not be in place at your child’s school when we return in the fall for the 2022-23 school year. We want you to be aware of this possible reality.

    For those families who believe they would qualify for free or reduced meals through the traditional process, we encourage you to complete and submit your application now. Please do not delay as it can impact the eligibily for the beginning of next school year. School Meal Waiver Application

Upcoming Events in the Community:

Cleveland PTA

Click on: Cleveland PTA Member Hub


Upcoming Events:

  • June 3: End of the Year Picnic

Character Trait of the Month: Integrity

Cleveland Elementary Classroom Checklist for Home

Please complete this before you leave from home each day

Helpful Links

Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation Competitive Edge

Community Connections

Arrival and Dismissal at Cleveland

Arrival and Dismissal

Health and Safety

Before Coming to School:

  • Student Protocol

    • All students will be required to conduct the health and safety self assessment at home prior to coming to school.

    • At-home screening includes taking temperature prior to attending school and answering a health checklist.

    • If the student cannot answer “NO” to the questions on the checklist, or has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, he or she may not attend school and must call the school attendance line at 734-744-2776.

    • Health Department Public Service Announcement

    • Students will make sure they have the following things on the checklist:

  • Masks are not optional. Please have your child wear their mask (covering nose and mouth) throughout the day to build up their stamina.
    • Mask Wearing will be strictly enforced:
    • Facial coverings (must be washed daily)
    • Disposal mask (must be disposed of daily)
    • Gaiters (two-layer neck and face sleeve, washed daily)

Exceptions: Students who have a documented medical condition must provide written paperwork from a medical doctor.

    Hand washing

    • Students will be taught proper hand washing

      • procedures. See PBIS Poster. Wash Your Hands (link the LPS ones)

      • A schedule (where possible) will be developed so students are washing hands every 2-3 hours.

      Hand Sanitizer

      • Students should use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not feasible before/after touching any shared materials, and before entering any new space.

      Physical Distancing

      • Desks and tables will face in a single direction whenever feasible and will be spaced out as much as possible to achieve minimally 3 feet of distance from head to head, up to 6 feet where possible.

      PBIS Poster: Physical Distancing

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    Tibits for Success

    • Begin to prep your child for school by making sure that routines are established.
      • Bedtime routines (read a book, cut off screen time at least 1 hour prior to bedtime, etc.)
      • Students can begin entering the building at 8:45 am (please do not drop off students any earlier as there will not be any adult supervision prior to that time).
    • How will your child get to and from school?
      • Bus: get to know the bus letter/number, bus stop, arrival/departure time.
      • Dropping off in a car?
        • Know the traffic pattern and the door that your child will enter through for school.
      • Is your child walking?
        • Know the location and door number that your child will be entering and leaving through.


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