Cardinal Crusader

June 2016


Home of the Young Cardinals

From the Desk of Dr. Richards

Master Calendar - Snow Days Affect our End of the School Year

According to the MDE (Michigan Department of Education), all school districts must provide 175 “days” and 1,098 “hours” of student instruction in SY 2015-16. Barring any more cancelled school days, we would surpass the state “day” requirement at both buildings due to snow days and the cancelled first day of school affecting the elementary only.

Therefore, we will need to make up one day at the elementary school. At this time, the two half days of student instruction on June 14 and 15 will now be full days at the elementary school.

Good news -- at this point, the last day of the school year remains unchanged, Thursday, June 16.

Week of June 6

Monday, June 6 —

  • BOGO Book Fair
  • DARE Graduation 2:00-3:00
  • PTA Monthly Meeting 6:30-8:00

Tuesday, June 7 —

  • BOGO Book Fair
  • Speech and Language Parties
  • Practice for the Variety Show

Wednesday, June 8 –

  • BOGO Book Fair
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
  • K-6 Girl Scout Meeting 3:35-5:00

Thursday, June 9 –

  • BOGO Book Fair

  • Volunteer Tea 9:00-11:00

  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Seven Ponds 12:00-3:00

  • Variety Show 2:15-3:00

Friday, June 10 –

  • BOGO Book Fair

  • PTA Carnival 6:00-9:00

Looking Ahead

June 9 - Variety Show

June 9 - Volunteer Tea

June 10 - PTA Carnival

June 13 - K Graduation

June 14 - 5th/6th Field Trip to Lapeer Rec Center

June 16 - K-4 Field Day, 6th Grade Graduation

June 14-15 Exams - Full Day for Staff and Students at elementary

June 16 Final Scheduled Day for School - End of Second Semester, Half Day for Staff and Students

PTA Carnival

Friday, June 10th, 6-9pm

3866 Rochester Road

Dryden, MI


Schedule of Events:

  • Games

  • Food

  • Fun for All Ages

Insurance Questions?

Did you know....

The Health Plan Marketplace can be a daunting adventure for anyone who is looking to get health coverage. It is especially confusing now as Michigan has re-bid all of its Medicaid health plan providers statewide. This means that all families with children covered by Medicaid Health Plans will need to re-apply for their health coverage in the next few months!

Things to consider:

1. Is your current doctor part of the new plan

2. Is the hospital the one you want

Click the link below for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources

School Hours 8:35am-3:35pm

The building opens at 8:00am and the cafeteria opens for breakfast at 8:15am

Students dismissed to classrooms at 8:25

Morning Drop Off

Parents dropping students off should use the north parking lot beginning at 8:00am. For the safety of our students, please do not drop off students at the front of the building.

Afternoon Dismissal

Parents picking up students at the end of the day should use the north parking lot. You'll notice that some parents like to park and gather by the big tree.

Cardinal Club (Latchkey)

Cardinal Club (Latchkey) is available from 6:30am-8:30am and 3:35pm-6:00pm.

Lunch Price Changes

Elementary prices are now at $2.50 and the H.S. at $2.75 for lunches. Forms for Free and Reduced Lunch are available online through the school website at or in the main office.


Congratulations to our Science Fair Winners!

1st Place: Zach Lemke

2nd Place: Jenna Peters

3rd Place: Alaina Penn

Honorable Mention:

Ashley Hickmott

Abbey Nascivera

Evan Purdue

Shelby Shepherd

Becca Weiss

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Math Advice for Parents

Given the performance and test-driven culture of our schools, with over-packed curriculum and stressed out students, what can parents do to transform maths for their children? Here are some steps to take:

Parent Volunteer Form

Are you looking for a way to volunteer at the school?

Family Literacy Center

Call Family Literacy Center at 810-664-2737 for more information and to register your child.

New Family Play Groups for the New Year

Free play groups for children (birth to 5 years) and parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Have fun while learning through song, play, friendship, and crafts. Children will enjoy a snack, social time with other children, and a free book.

NOTE: All sessions are held at the Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W.. Nepessing St., Lapeer

May 10 - Tuesdays - 10-11:30 am

New Ready, Set Go Workshops for the New Year

This is an entertaining FREE workshop for 3-5 year olds and parents/grandparents/caregivers. Enjoy FUN learning activities that will help develop your child's skills and prepare him/her for school..Children also enjoy a snack, story time, and a free book. Siblings are welcome!

NOTE: All workshops are held at the Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W.. Nepessing St., Lapeer.

Thursday, May 19, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 23, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Mission Statement

  • To provide an educational foundation of academic excellence that promotes responsible social, civic, and ethical conduct.

Vision Statement

  • Passionate teachers developing 21st Century Skills for all students
  • An individualized and challenging curriculum
  • Commitment to a safe, technology-rich learning environment
  • Encouraging community and family engagement