Amanda Moore Elementary School
February 2016 Chalkboard News
RCS BOND PROPOSAL
Dear Amanda Moore Elementary School Parents and Community,
On Tuesday, May 3, Romeo Community Schools’ residents will vote on an important bond proposal. I am writing to make sure you understand how this proposal affects our students, the school district, and the community. I’d also like to tell you about the changes planned for Amanda Moore Elementary School.
This election has two basic purposes: 1) To implement the school district’s long-range facilities plan; 2) To enhance student safety and school security. The bond proposal is designed to assure Romeo’s schools, school facilities, and technology are updated and in good repair.
Voters residing within the boundaries of the Romeo Community Schools will vote for fund updates, renovations, and construction in six general areas:
1. Improving student safety and school security.
2. Constructing additions to the RETC and making it the new Romeo High School for students in grades 10-12.
3. Converting Romeo High School into a new middle school serving students in grades 6-8 (the current middle school will be demolished because it has exceeded its useful life and renovating it cannot be justified educationally or financially).
4. Converting Powell Middle School into an academy serving all 9th graders.
5. Completing renovations and upgrades at all elementary schools.
6. Upgrading school district athletic facilities.
If voters approve the bond proposal on May 3, there will be no change in the current tax rate--NONE!
Here is a summary of the projects that will be completed at
Amanda Moore Elementary School:
- Relocating and securing the school office and school entrance
- Upgrading flooring, ceiling tiles and lighting
- Upgrading the fire alarm system
- Upgrading the kitchen
- Updating the HVAC controls
- Upgrading casework
- Replacing roofing
- Replacing worn out classroom, media center and office furniture
- Parking lot and sidewalk replacement
A complete list of projects proposed for all schools appears on the school district’s website: www.romeo.k12.mi.us. All bond proposal projects have been approved by the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Anyone who lives in the Romeo Community School District, will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, and is registered to vote by April 4, 2016, can vote. Obviously, the vote of every parent is important.
If you have questions or need more information, please call me at (586)752-0260. You can also visit www.romeo.k12.mi.us and click on School Election Information, or you can call Superintendent of Schools Eric Whitney at (586)752-0225.
Thank you for taking the time to read about this important ballot proposal.
Roger Bennett, Principal
Amanda Moore Elementary School
“Empowering ALL students to succeed!”
p.s. Please make sure to vote on May 3rd or by absentee ballot any time after March 19.
February 3rd PLC and Professional Learning Day
Amanda Moore Elementary School's St. Baldrick's Team
PTO Meeting Update
Due to the scheduling of the district Kindergarten Round Up Parent meeting at RETC on Wednesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m., the Amanda Moore PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 24th @ 6:00 p.m. Please make note of this date change.
Several topics will be discussed at this meeting, including the upcoming RCS bond proposal and 5th grade transition to RMS. Mr. Whitney, RCS Superintendent, or his designee, will explain the bond proposal at the beginning of the meeting. Mr. Martz, Principal of RMS, will detail the upcoming 5th grade transition following the bond proposal presentation.
We hope everyone is able to make this very informative meeting.
Amanda Moore's Got Talent
Green School Environmental Tip
Practice good car care.
Did you know that just four quarts of oil from your car’s engine can form an eight-acre oil slick if spilled or dumped down a storm drain? There are over four million cars in Southeast Michigan, so even small leaks matter. Keep your car tuned and fix leaks promptly. Not only will this make your car run better and last longer, it will be good for our lakes, streams and air. When washing your car, keep the polluted water from going into the street storm drain. Consider taking your car to the car wash or washing your car on the grass. Your lawn will gladly soak up the excess water.
PTO Bowling Fundraiser
Friday, Feb. 19th, 6:30-8:30pm
4550 Howland Road
Cost: $10 per bowler includes 2 games and shoe rental. (Bumper bowling is available).
***Family Pack is also available: 4 bowlers (2 games each, plus shoe rental) 4 slices of pizza and pop/water for 4 is only $55.
Other Items to Note:
- Concessions will be offered including pizza, nachos, hot dogs, chips, baked goods, pop and water.
- You can pre-register using the bottom of this form for the event to ensure a lane will be waiting for you, and we will do our best to place your lane nearby friends, if requested.
- To pre-register for this event CLICK HERE to access the flyer at the bottom of the webpage.
Any questions please contact Michelle Thomas – firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Romeo Community Schools:
Board of Education:
Mrs. Anita Banach, President
Mr. Mike Antoine, Vice President
Mr. Chris Giancarli, Secretary