Amanda Moore Elementary School

February 2016 Chalkboard News


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: 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 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

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

Yesterday was an amazing day of professional learning for all of the teachers and me. Nine teachers and I spent the entire day with Dr. Elizabeth Johnson and Mrs. Mary Kathleen Walsh from Eastern Michigan University and Extreme Teaching for Extreme Times! LLC. At 2:15, the entire teaching staff joined us until 4:00 p.m. Our day of learning centered around student engagement. We were immersed in activities and examples of how to reach ALL students to ensure they are physically and cognitively engaged in every lesson. The strategies and instructional practices learned will provide the greatest impact on student achievement and ensure ALL students see learning as fun. The staff here is committed to incorporating these strategies into their instruction and I am excited for our students to have new and more engaging instructional experiences.

Amanda Moore Elementary School's St. Baldrick's Team

Are you interested in joining me, Mr. Bennett, in this year's St. Baldrick's fundraiser? I have decided to shave my head again this year and want to have Amanda Moore's team raise a ton of money for this great cause. Sign up online to join the team. The team member who raises the most money will get to be the barber who shaves my head at the event on Saturday, March 12. In addition, the flyer below explains how you can raise money and earn raffle tickets for a PS4. Click here to join the team or donate to a team member!
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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

Both of the Amanda Moore Elementary talent show performances went outstandingly. The students who performed did an amazing job and the students and parents loved the show. If you are interested in purchasing a DVD of the all school assembly you will need to complete a form and return it to our office. Click here to access the form on our website. In case you heard your child discussing the surprize staff performance at the end of the show and you haven't yet seen it on Facebook, I have attached the video below. The kids screams and laughs made the entire experience worth it!!
Talent Show 2016

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.

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PTO Bowling Fundraiser

Friday, Feb. 19th, 6:30-8:30pm

4550 Howland Road

Almont, MI

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 –

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Romeo Community Schools:

Board of Education:

Mrs. Anita Banach, President

Mr. Mike Antoine, Vice President

Mr. Chris Giancarli, Secretary

  • Mr. Chris Young, Treasurer
  • Mr. Wayne Conner II, Trustee
  • Dr. Gus Demas, Trustee
  • Mr. Ed Sosnoski, Trustee

  • Central Office:
  • Mr. Eric Whitney, Superintendent
  • Ms. Jennifer McFarlane, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
  • Ms. Grace Stafford, Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Mr. Don Gratton, Executive Director of Facilities & Quality Control
  • Mr. David Massoglia, Executive Director of Business and Finance
  • Mr. Mark Nelson, Executive Director of Technology

  • Amanda Moore Elementary School:

  • Mr. Roger Bennett, Principal
  • Mrs. Dee LoGrasso, Secretary
  • Mrs. Tammy Hagood, Office Aide

  • Interpretación en español disponible poniéndose en contacto con Celia Ciecko 586-281-1419