Amanda Moore Elementary School

November/December 2017 Chalkboard News

A Note from Mr. Bennett

Another great school year is underway. I'm so proud of our Amanda Moore students for how quickly they learned the routines and procedures. There were several changes this school year; the office moved locations, our entry and exit procedures are both different from last year, we initiated a new school wide approach to behavior and nearly 50 new students joined the Amanda Moore family. Despite all those drastic changes, I do believe this to be the best start to a school year in my career. I have been very impressed with how well all students have responded to the changes.

As you read through this newsletter, you will find there are many events coming up which will help raise money for our school, bring us together as a community and provide fun educational experiences for our students. Our main fundraiser for this school year will again be a fun run. We have moved the event to a date to be determined in May. The decision has been made to move the event back to the school day rather than on a Saturday like it has been the last couple years. Our spring fundraiser will be utilized to provide each grade level with transportation to and from a field trip, ideas generated by our staff and students, as well as continued improvements to our playground.

~Mr. Bennett

Empowering ALL students to succeed!

Parent Club

We had such a great turnout at our first Parent Club Meeting in September. Thank you to all who were able to attend. Our next Parent Club Meeting is Wednesday, November 8th (9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.). In addition to upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and Q & A, there will be a presentation on reading and math assessments and what teachers do during PLC time to analyze data and make instructional decisions. Hope to see everyone there!

Volunteer Sign Up for Upcoming Events

- Sign up sheets are located in the hallway outside the office. If you interested in helping with any of our upcoming events, please stop by the school, call the office, or send an email to Ms. LoGrasso.

Upcoming Events

5th Grade Veteran's Day Brunch (by invitation only) - Friday, November 10th

Dine & Donate @ Art & Jake's - November 15th

AMES Skate Party (The New Rink) - November 27th

Santa's Secret Shop - Friday, December 1st

Dine & Donate @ Jayell's Smokehouse - December 11th

Winter Carnival - Date TBD

Daddy Daughter Dance - February 23, 2018

Spring Fun Run - May 2018 (Date TBD)

Book Fair - May 7th thru May 11th

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 7th thru May 11th

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - May 9, 2018

Mother Son Event - Date TBD

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3rd Grade Michigan Pioneer Day

On Tuesday, November 21st, third graders at Amanda Moore will be doing an "in house" Michigan Pioneer Day. Students will be making soup and cornbread, dipping candles, and doing some other pioneer activities. It's sure to be a wonderful experience for our students.

Amanda Moore Sharing Tree

For the sixth year in a row, Amanda Moore Elementary is sponsoring its own Christmas Sharing Tree. This is such a worthwhile cause because it not only benefits needy families but its main focus is to target those students within our building who have a need.

Please stop by the school office to select a tag (or tags) from the tree. Tags will be available Wednesday, November 15th. Each tag you select will need to be signed out.

Wrapped gifts are due back to the school by Wednesday, December 13th.

Please help us to make this a very special Christmas for our Amanda Moore children. Happy Holidays to all!

Ready4K - Parent Sign Up

This link is FREE and will provide parents text messages with helpful literacy tips.

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Green School Environmental Tip

7 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Want to save some dollars while conserving the environment? Even few simple changes around your home can reduce your carbon footprint. From opting for a shower instead of a bath to supplying your own reusable bags at the grocery store, you can prevent waste and pollution. Take a look at some fixes that will have you living greener in no time.

1. Dial it down. Moving your thermostat down just two degrees in winter and up two degrees in summer could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

2. Turn it off. Artificial lighting accounts for 44 percent of electricity use in office buildings. Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you're leaving any room for 15 minutes or more. Same goes for electronics; switch off power strips and unplug electrical devices when you're not using them.

3. Use cold water. Using cold water can save up to 80 percent of the energy required to wash clothes. Choosing a low setting on the washing machine will also help save water.

4. Switch to e-billing. In the United States, paper products make up the largest percentage of municipal solid waste, and hard copy bills alone generate almost 2 million tons of CO2. Save paper by signing up for e-billing.

5. Buy local. In North America, fruits and vegetables travel an average of 1,500 miles before reaching your plate. Buy fresh, local food to eliminate the long distances traveled and preserve nutrients and flavor.

6. Recycle. You can recycle plastic bottles, paper, electronics and batteries, among other items. Learn how to properly dispose of or recycle these products and reduce consumer waste.

7. Go solar. Powering your home with solar panels can reduce your electric bills, shrink your carbon footprint and increase your home's value. Let us show you how easy it is.

Amanda Moore Elementary School

Romeo Community Schools:

Board of Education:

Mrs. Anita Banach, President

Mr. Chris Young, Vice President

  • Mr. Mike Antoine, Secretary
  • Dr. Gus Demas, Treasurer
  • Mrs. Jill Rilley, Trustee
  • Mr. Wayne Conner, II, Trustee
  • Mrs. Kim Barrows, Trustee

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

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

  • Amanda Moore Elementary School:

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