Poupard Press

January 26th, 2019

Dear Poupard Families,

Snow Day Notifications

Want information of days school will be closed as soon as Principal Ali hears about it? You can! Sign-up for our remind text message service. This is Poupard's most frequent way of communicating with our families.


You can subscribe immediately by texting the message @poupa to 81010 from your mobile device or https://www.remind.com/join/poupa. Feel free to come into the office if you need help with this process.


Spring Conferences (March 18-21)

Poupard will be offering a couple different ways for families to learn about their child's progress this spring. At Poupard, we understand that families want to be a part of their child's learning experience but may not always be able to during the traditional ways that have been made available in the past. We also believe that all of our students matter so our goal is creating opportunities and avenues that allow 100% of our families to be able to attend conferences.


We are striving for an increase with the possible adjustments identified below:


Monday, March 18th -

(3-4) Pre-conference slots available for families 8:15-8:55


Tuesday, March 19th -

(3-4) pre-conference slots available for families from 4:00-5:00


Wednesday, March 20th -

Normal Pre-scheduled Conferences from 4:00-8:00


Thursday, March 21st -

Normal pre-scheduled Conferences from 12:00-4:00

Open drop in time for families from 4:00-8:00


Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or are interested in learning more about the development of this plan.


NWEA Testing

Students began NWEA testing this past week. The NWEA test allows for us to monitor student progress in the areas of reading and math. It provides us an idea of a students overall proficiency towards grade level content expectations and how we can continue supporting individual learners. Students perform and function better with quality rest and a healthy breakfast to start the day. Please be sure to help your child maintain a consistent sleep schedule and feed their growing bodies with nutritious foods.



Thank you for making Poupard an amazing place to be!


Principal Ali

Family Robotics Night - February 5th

Poupard is hosting a family robotics night on Tuesday, February 5th from 6:00-7:30. Come experience a taste of the robotics world with The Robot Garage.


Families will get a chance to do the following:

  • Build and program a robot
  • Build tall lego towers
  • Learn more about robotics and engineering


Come enjoy a great night out with your family during Poupard's Robotics Night!


Poupard School Improvement Team

Notes from the Office Staff

BRR It's Cold...Preparing for Winter

Poupard students go outdoors for recess two times each day throughout the school year unless it is raining hard or the wind chill is below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Please be sure that your child leaves for school dressed properly for the weather. All students must have boots and snowpants to play on the wood chips, field and gaga ball court once the snow is on the ground—otherwise they must stay on the blacktop.

Students may build things (snowmen, fort, snow angels, etc) with the snow but are not permitted to throw snow or ice while on Poupard grounds. This will help all the students enjoy the joy of snow.

We also ask that you write your child’s name on his/her gloves, hats, boots, and
coat. Our Lost and Found quickly fills up!



Thank you!!!

Office Staff

Mark Your Calendars - January/February

Tuesday, February 5th - Family Robotics Night facilitated by Robot Garage at Poupard from 6:00-7:30

Tuesday, February 12th - PTO Meeting at 6:30 inside of gym

Monday, February 18th - February 22nd - No School: Mid-Winter Break

Monday, February 25th - Classes Resume

PTO Corner

Hello Poupard Families! We have a lot of exciting things going on!


Shoe Drive Fundraiser

We will announce the progress towards our goal of 100 bags of shoes in the coming weeks. Although the shoe drive is over, we will continue collecting shoes to bag and send forward towards the cause.


Upcoming Meeting

Our next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, February 12th @ 6:30pm in the Gym.


Your PTO Board!


Visit us online at www.poupardpto.org for meeting minutes, budget info, fundraiser info, & our calendar of events!

Questions & Comments can be e-mailed to poupardpto@yahoo.com.

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Great Kindness Challenge: Jan 28 - Feb 1

All levels of Grosse Pointe Schools- including Barnes, nine elementary buildings, middle school groups and high school representatives, Community Campus, and staff have all come together to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge, January 28-February 1, 2019.


The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive bullying prevention initiative that reaches millions of students during the last week of January every year. GPPSS has added a community service project to engage in socially conscious leadership and promote caring, compassion and collaboration to support others in need. Students and staff will be collecting items for Kindness Care Kits during the week of January 28-February 1 that will be donated to Crossroads, Motor City Mitten Mission and Eimer’s Foundation.


Other activities related to kindness to help promote a safe and caring school environment may also take place during the week and beyond. GPPSS is happy to be a part of The Great Kindness Challenge which was created by the non-profit Kids for Peace.


The following items are assigned to each group (full size items, please):

Young 5’s: 2 gallon size ziploc bags OR reusable bags

Kindergarten: soap or body wash

First grade: body lotion

Second grade: toothbrush

Third grade: toothpaste

Fourth grade: shampoo or conditioner

Fifth grade: deodorant


THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS!


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Stay Informed!

REMIND messaging: Please sign up for our remind text message service as this is our most frequent way of communicating with our families. We are asking all families to subscribe to our text messaging service for everything Poupard related. Subscribe immediately by texting the message @poupa to 81010 from your mobile device or https://www.remind.com/join/poupa. Feel free to come into the office if you need help with this process.

Poupard Elementary School

Our Mission:

We strive to maximize our potential as learners, leaders, and global citizens.


Our Core Values:

  • We believe in Mutual Respect
  • We believe in Building Relationships
  • We believe that Everyone Can Learn
  • We believe in being Compassionate and Empathetic
  • We believe in Recognizing and Valuing Diversity
  • We believe in Hard Work and Effort
  • We believe that Everyone has a Talent or Strength


Our PBIS Expectations

All students will Learn

All students will Lead

All students will be Safe

All students will be Respectful


"All Means All"