Martell Monitor

Volume 1: Week 35 May 10, 2019

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Dear Martell Families,

Dear Families,

Thank you for making Teacher and Staff Appreciation INCREDIBLE! Daily, we were showered with Martell love! Thank you to Mrs. Dobbs, Mrs. Favret, and Mrs. Bullock and their teams for planning amazing events. We are grateful!

Monday, May 13 at 6:30pm is the last PTO meeting of the year. We would love you to join us!!

MStep testing is just about complete. Our students did an exceptional job of giving their best and working diligently through the testing. At this time, we are only conducting make-ups.

On behalf of the staff and myself, we wish our Martell mothers, grandmothers and aunts and special ladies in your lives a very Happy Mother's Day!

Have a wonderful weekend.

In Partnership,

Michelle Barsh

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Upcoming Events

May Upcoming Events

Monday, May 13 - 6:30PM PTO Meeting

Monday, May 13 - 9-12 Larson Gr 5 visit

Tuesday, May 14 - Baker Gr 5 visits

Wednesday, May 15 - 8:00AM Mustangs in Motion, Parent/Child on walking track!

Wednesday, May 15 - 12:39PM Early Release Day

Thursday, May 16 - Gr. 3-5 PARENT Literacy Night with Teacher's College at Troy Union Elem.

Thursday, May 16 9:30-11- Boulan Park Gr 5 visit

Friday, May 17 - 10-11:50 Smith Gr 5 visit

Saturday, May 18 - Troy run for Grade 5

Monday, May 20 - Kindergarten Screening

Wednesday, May 22 - 8:00AM Mustangs in Motion, Parent/Child on walking track!

Thursday, May 23 - 6-8:30 Father/Daughter Event at Zap Zone

Monday, May 27 - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 29 - 8:00AM Mustangs in Motion, Parent/Child on walking track!

Wednesday, May 29 - 5:30PM-7:00PM Ice Cream Social and Family Shopping for Book Fair

Friday, May 31 - Tentative Field Day

June Upcoming Events

Monday, June 3-Wednesday, June 5 - 5th Grade to Camp

Wednesday, June 5 - 8:00AM Mustangs in Motion, Parent/Child on walking track!

Thursday, June 6-Friday, June 7 - 4th Grade to Mackinaw

Monday, June 10 - 5th grade Promotion

Tuesday, June 11-Thursday, June 13 - 12:29PM Half Day Dismissals

Wednesday, June 12 - 8:00AM Mustangs in Motion, Parent/Child on walking track!

Thursday, June 13 - Last Day of School

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!

Staff Appreciation Week

What a fantastic week!

The Martell staff felt appreciated and honored by our entire community. Thank you for all you do to support us. Thank you for sending us your greatest gift and entrusting their education to us.

Thank you to Mrs. Dobbs, Mrs. Favret, Mrs. Bullock and their teams of many parents that made our week unforgetable!

Martell Book Fair Help Needed!

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CARE Registration 2019-2020

CARE registration begins May 1, 2019!

Please register timely - spots are limited!

Mustangs in Motion

8:00AM-8:34AM Wednesday mornings

Come on out with your child and walk the Martell track before school!

This is a parent/child activity, please do not drop your child off alone.

See you on the track!


The PTO will have two open positions on the exec board for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year.

Please let Mrs. Barsh, Mrs. Motherwell, Danielle Favret or Jenny Dobbs know if you are interested.

Voting will be held on May 13 at the PTO meeting.

Open Positions:

1. Vice-President

2. Secretary

Danielle Favret 248-670-2928

Jenny Dobbs 248-207-8283

PTO Parent/Child Events

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Martell PTO

Monday, May 13 is the LAST meeting of the year at 6:30PM - Please come join us!

Danielle Favret - Co-President

Jenny Dobbs - Co-President

Jennifer Zaner - Secretary

Nikey Bergi - Vice President

Emily Karstensen - Treasurer

Buy Martell Spirit Wear all year long!

Martell earns a BLUE RIBBON nomination!

Martell Elementary School has been nominated by Michigan to join the esteemed community of National Blue Ribbon Schools.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools that are producing outstanding results for all students. They have demonstrated consistent excellence, and made progress in closing gaps in student achievement. Martell has been nominated as an Exemplary High Performing School.

Only 13 schools in the state are nominated each year. This is QUITE an honor! Once our paperwork is submitted, we will hear in the fall is we are officially awarded with this honor! I will continue to keep you updated!

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.”