Dragon's Tale


Upcoming Events!

Schedule for Lunch with a Loved One:

11:10-11:50 2nd grade

11:10-11:30 Shop book fair in media center

11:30-11:50 Eat in gym

11:30-12:10 4th grade

11:30-11:50 Shop book fair in media center

11:50-12:10 Eat in gym

11:50-12:30 Kindergarten

11:50-12:10 Shop book fair in media center

12:10-12:30 Eat in gym

12:10-12:50 Third Grade

12:10-12:30 Shop book fair in media center

12:30-12:50 Eat in gym

12:30-1:10 5th Grade

12:30-12:50 Shop book fair in media center

12:50-1:10 Eat in gym

12:50-1:30 1st Grade

12:50-1:10 Shop book fair in media center

1:10-1:30 Eat in gym

Keith Announcements

Keith Spirit!!!

Friday’s are Spirit Day here at Keith.

Your child is encouraged to wear a Keith shirt or the color red each and every Friday. The upper elementary and lower elementary classroom with the highest number of participants will win a visit from “Sparky” our Keith Dragon for the week.

This week's winners are:

Upper Elementary Room: Mrs. Grimes

Lower Elementary Room: Mrs. Matyus

Second Step Announcement!

Parents, this week your children focused on the second step lesson below. Please take a moment to talk with your children about how they took time to show positive behavior at school.


This is another great week for learning at Keith Elementary School. An important skill for learning is using self-talk. Self-talk means talking to ourselves in a quiet voice or in our heads. Self-talk can help us stay on task and focus attention. Think about what self-talk you might use if you were trying to remember directions your teacher gave you. Remember to use self-talk today when you need to stay focused and on task.

Next week, our focus will be on being assertive. We will review the following with your children when they return to school on Monday.

Being Assertive:

Learning means doing something new every day at Keith Elementary School. Sometimes when we’re doing something new, we get stuck and don’t know what to do. If we get stuck, we can use a skill for learning - being assertive - to ask for help. Being assertive means asking for what you need or want in a calm, firm, respectful way. Face the person you are talking to, and keep your head up and shoulders back. When you can’t figure out what to do in class, remember to be assertive and ask for help.

Kids Empowered

We are happy to welcome Kids Empowered to Keith Elementary. Kids Empowered offers programs and training to empower children, parents and professionals to deal with unfriendly classmates and friends, bullying, relational aggression and to build confidence, emotional intelligence, character, leadership, self-esteem, fitness and social skills. They will be providing several workshops in the coming weeks for both kids and parents. Please see the following flyer for some basic information and feel free to email info@kidsempowered.com or visit their website https://kidsempowered.com for more information regarding these programs.

In addition, Kids Empowered is also hosting a special program called "Surviving the Social Jungle" which you can learn more about by visiting the event website https://survivingthesocialjungle.com.

LAYA Holiday Help: Adopt a Child and Shop with a Hero

Attached you will find the applications for LAYA’s Adopt a Child and Shop with a Hero programs. If you are in need of assistance, or know of a family in need, please pass these along. The application due dates are: Adopt a Child-November 15 / Shop with a Hero-November 26

Age requirements and approval process information is different for each program, and is listed on each programs application. Also, if a family has any unusual or extenuating circumstances and you (or they) are unsure as to whether or not they qualify, just give us a call or email. We are more than happy to help!

Kaity Stack, Admin. Assistant

Lakes Area Youth Assistance

850 Ladd Rd., Building D

Walled Lake, MI 48390

Phone: (248) 956-5070

Fax: (248) 956-5075

November Lunch Menu

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Ski Swap Information

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5th Grade Party Announcements

Bagel Sale Fundraiser

The 1st fundraiser for the 5th grade party is underway! A Bagel Sale will held be on Thursday, November 15th. Orders and money are due on Monday, November 12th, so we'll need help tallying orders and counting cash. On both of these days, we invite any 5th grade parents who are available to come in and help out. Please visit the signup (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084da8ae22a4f85-november) to see how you can help. If you have any questions, please email us at Keith5thGradeParty2019@gmail.com.

5th Grade Party Parent Meeting

Mark your calendars for the 5th Grade Party Parent Meeting which will be held on January 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Keith Media Center. Volunteer opportunities, the budget and best practices will be discussed. Committees will also be formed that evening. Committees will be meeting at subsequently agreed upon times to plan decorations, activities, food, etc. for the party.

We look forward to working with all the parents to make this a wonderful experience for our 5th grade students! If you have any questions, please email us at Keith5thGradeParty2019@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Your 5th Grade Party Co-Chairs,

Elizabeth Belcher, Nicki Collins, Marybeth Johnson, Suzette Krebs

Announcements From our Keith PTA:

Keith PTA Meeting - Wednesday, November 7 at 7pm in the Keith Media Center

Lost and Found at Rolladium

Hi Families!!

The Owner at Rolladium sent us a note saying these items were left at the skating rink.

  • Minions Tote Bag
  • Red Devils Tail
  • Red sequined hair bow

The owner thought these might be needed for Halloween night.

If these items may be yours, please contact Rolladium! http://www.rolladiumfamilyfuncenter.com/about-us/contact/


Keith PTA

Fall Book Fair

It’s time to let your imagination grow! Our fall Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair is coming up November 1st-9th! We have so many fun events for our students and Keith families during the fair. We would also love and appreciate any help to make this event the best one our students have seen!

DURING FAIR: If you have any time to help us keep the fair running & to volunteer for shifts, then this is the sign-up for you!


LUNCH WITH A LOVED ONE: Please join your student for lunch and some book fair shopping at school! Spots are limited so be sure to sign up!


We will be hosting our Once Upon a Time Family Night Event for the first time during our fall book fair on Monday November 5th! Check out the flyer below for more info!

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Defy Fundraiser!

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Diversity Week - Nov. 12-16! Welcome Japanese Taiko to Keith!

The PTA is excited to announce a special event coming to all Keith students and staff members this November to help celebrate Diversity week, November 12-16!

Professional Japanese Taiko drumming ensemble, Raion Taiko from the Great Lakes Taiko Center, will kick off our Diversity Week with a bang and all students will have the opportunity to see this group perform on Monday, November 12th!

Our students will experience the excitement and artistry of traditional and contemporary Japanese Taiko music. Taiko is an ancient Japanese method of drumming where the instruments range in size from roughly a snare drum ("shime"), to drums as large as a car (the "o-daiko")! In addition to an exciting performance, students will have the opportunity to learn about the different type of drums; how they are made and their different uses, all while soaking in the essence of Japanese culture and history.

The Great Lakes Taiko center is located in Novi, MI and is owned an operated by WLCSD alum, Brian Sole! He is very excited to be sharing his talents in his home town with the Keith community.

For more information regarding Taiko drumming, or the Great Lakes Taiko Center please visit: http://www.michigantaiko.net

PTA Legislative Update

Below are the links to both the school board candidate forum and the state representative forum.

Additionally, voters can find additional non-partisan information at the League of Women Voters website - www.lwvoa.org



PTA Reflections Contest 2018-2019

Please be sure to take some time to get creative! If you have any questions, please reach out to Keith Elementary PTA Reflections Chair:

Kate Tomasik



We can’t wait to see how those heroes inspire you through the arts! Review the current standing rules at the Michigan PTA Reflections website: https://www.michiganpta.org/page/Reflections201718

We’ll have finalized rules provided later for the 2018-19 school year. For more info, please contact Keith PTSA Reflections Chair, Kate Tomasik, at keithelementaryptareflections@gmail.com

PTA Facebook Page

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Keith Elementary School

The purpose of Keith Elementary is to advance the learning of all students.

Andrea McFarland - Principal's Secretary


Diana Tyrrell - Building Secretary


Julie Palermo - Interventionist


Marci Augenstein, Ph.D. - Principal, Keith Elementary