Monday, March 25
PTSA Reflections Celebration - Walnut Creek Middle School 6:30pm
FFE Tuition Expedition Raffle!
Tuesday, March 26
Author Julia Cook to Visit Keith Students
7:00pm Julia Cook Parent Night at the ESC.
Wednesday, March 27
No Waste Lunch Day - Keith Green Team Students - additional information provided below
Monday, March 25
FFE Tuition Expedition Raffle!
Tuesday, March 26
7:00pm Julia Cook Parent Night at the ESC.
Award Winning Author Julia Cook will come to Keith - Thank you FFE
WLCSD Buildings, Infrastructure and Equity Bond - Election on May 7
At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Walled Lake Schools’ Board of Education approved moving forward with a $316 million bond election May 7, 2019. It will not be a tax increase to District residents. Superintendent Kenneth Gutman said: “We have a unique opportunity at this time where we can request a $316 million bond without a tax increase. The District currently has five outstanding debt obligations, four of which will be paid off within five years, and other factors that give the District this opportunity.”
2018-2019 Keith Mileage Club
The spring Keith Mileage Club starts Monday, April 8. Mr. Marijanovich is in need of parent volunteers for the lunch recess mileage club. Volunteers only need to stamp cards one lunch recess every other week until the second week of June. Please contact Mr. M by email at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer!
Thank you for helping me encourage our students to live healthy lives!
Keith Physical Education Teacher
SHAPE Michigan President Elect
Middle School Football Fundraiser!
MTSS Professional Learning for our Teachers
This afternoon our staff are engaged in a professional development session around Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) tier 1 academic instruction. Tier 1 instruction is the instruction that takes place in your child’s classroom on a daily basis, which includes universal strategies for intervention and accommodations available to all students. Tier 2 instruction is designed to support the 10-15% of students that require additional supports and structures to be successful. Tier 3 instruction is designed to be much more intensive as a means to support up to 5% of students that require a more specialized instructional approach. Staff took time today to focus in on one of the 6 Embedded Practices of a lesson from our district Instructional Framework, which include:
· Supportive and Productive Environment,
· Learning Targets and Success Criteria,
· Effective Questioning,
· Descriptive Feedback, and
· Balanced Assessment.
Additionally, Professional Learning Teams spent time to apply the Instructional Framework to an upcoming lesson with a particular focus on these Embedded Practices. Time to work collaboratively around instruction is incredibly valuable and we appreciate the community supporting our staff having this time. We know that if we continue to strengthen our application of the Instructional Framework through this work, that our students will see the benefit in the classroom!
FFE Art Poster Contest
ART POSTER CONTEST OPPORTUNITY
Grades: K-5 can participate in the contest.
Each Walled Lake Consolidated School is invited to design a golf tee marker poster for the FFE 10th Annual Golf Scramble on June 24, 2019; fundraiser to benefit K-12 classrooms.
Showcase one student’s artwork | Promote your school | Receive gift card
A small goody bag and $10 Hungry Howie’s gift card will be awarded to the artwork chosen to represent their school. Signs will be on display at the outing’s golf tee markers.
#1) School’s name
#2) Theme of artwork: Summer Time Fun
#3) Poster size paper 18 x 24 and a 5”x7” blank rectangle should be included in the art to hold a golf tee number
***Student’s name should be included on the back with submission to Mrs. McCarthy by April 11, 2019 ***
***Pajama Day for Read In - Next week we will resume Spirit Wear Fridays!
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:
Lower Elementary Room:
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.
P - Pick the Best Solution:
The final Problem-Solving Step at Keith Elementary School is P: Pick the best solution! Once you have named the positive and negative consequence of each solution you thought of, you can pick the solution that works best. It’s easy to remember our Problem-Solving Steps because they spell the word “step” S-T-E-P. Using the Problem-Solving Steps will help you get along better with your friends and family. This week, if you have a problem, remember to STEP it up and use the Problem-Solving Steps.
Our focus for next week is listed below. We will review the following with your children when they return to school on Monday.
Inviting to Play:
At Keith Elementary School it’s important to notice and have empathy when other kids are being left out. Inviting other student to play is caring thing to do. When we invite others to play, we will get to know them. At recess this week, notice if anyone is being left out and be sure to ask that person to join in and play.
Math Skipping Test
Our current math standards are more rigorous and demanding than ever. Students are expected to develop a deep understanding of concepts leading to fluency with facts and procedures, and the ability to clearly communicate their mathematical thinking. Further, students must pass a demanding sequence of high school math courses in order to meet graduation requirements. In response to the increased expectations for all students, we have adjusted the content focus and instructional approaches in all of our math courses. Because of the higher standards and to ensure student success at all points of their mathematical education, we are using the procedures described below to accelerate students.
In order to skip a course in the math sequence, students must demonstrate proficiency in the
content and skills of the course they are attempting to skip. Applications are accepted online March 1-March 28. Testing will take place after school at Keith on April 16.
The process and procedures described on the document attached below apply to all students
currently in grades 2 through 7. Students attempting to test-out of high school courses will
use the existing process described on the district website. Parents of students in kindergarten or first grade who have indications their child is possibly ready to skip a year of Math should contact their building principal.
If you have questions after reviewing the process, please contact your building principal or me.
Thank you for your partnership in education.
John M. Gregg
Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle
Tickets may be purchased at Keith in the main office!
Chance to win BIG! Raffle benefits Walled Lake Schools!
Purchase Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets today!
· $50 each | 3 tickets for $100
· 1,000 tickets available
- Drawings sponsored by WL School Emp. Fed. Credit Union will be held for FREE TE raffle ticket
- The Foundation for Excellence Grant Program channels raffle's proceeds into Walled Lake Schools' classrooms!
Grand Prize: Scholarship funds for postsecondary education (40% lump sum option available)
Secondary Prize: Amazon Echo Show
Raffle details & purchase info: Visit https://tinyurl.com/TE2K19
Grand Prize Drawing: March 25, 2019 @ Walled Lake Schools' PTA Reflections Celebration (Need not be present to win)
Questions: Contact Foundation for Excellence-Walled Lake Schools: Phone 248.956.2116 or email MichelleBianco@wlcsd.org
MI Raffle License# R49794
Tuition Expedition Video
Girls on the Run
The Keith Girls on the Run Spring 2019 season is quickly approaching. The goal of the program is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running. Please see the flyer for important registration information. To register, you may use the Keith Elementary link provided. Questions? Contact the Keith Elementary Coaches…Juliann Snavely: firstname.lastname@example.org or Barb Kneal: email@example.com
Please register for Girls on the Run Spring 2019 Here: Keith Elementary
Girls On The Run Is So Much Fun!
Middle School STEM Summer Camp Opportunities for current 5th Grade Students
5th Grade Party Update
5th Grade Party Help
We had a great meeting and are on our way, planning a wonderful celebration for our 5th graders. We still need many hands, both to help out during the school day once in a while (e.g. bagel sale, etc.) as well as with tasks that can be done from home whenever you have time. If you are interested, please contact us at Keith5thGradeParty2019@gmail.com. Please consider working together with us to make this celebration one to remember!
Upcoming 5th Grade Party Fundraisers
Sidecar Slider Bar - March 25th
Check out this new restaurant in town on Monday, March 25th, at any time during opening hours, and help raise money for the 5th grade party by eating some excellent food! Present the paper flier that will be coming home next week and we will receive 20% in donations! https://www.sidecarsliderbar.com/commerce
Defy - April 8th
Join other families and friends from Keith Elementary at DEFY on Monday, April 8th, for a fundraiser for the 5th Grade Party! You can arrive at anytime, show the paper flier that will be coming home soon, and 20% of admissions will be donated! We will also be selling snacks and drinks for $1 each. If you haven't already, please complete the online waver form BEFORE you attend.
Lakes Area Youth Assistance (LAYA) Summer Camp Scholarships
Green Team Garden Planning Workshop - March 27th
Have you ever wondered what went in to planning a garden? Would you like tips on growing your own vegetables? Join the Green Team and Garden Committee on March 27th from 4-5:30 in the Media Center to help plan this year's Giving Garden. We are super excited to plant a series of international garden beds from Russia, Iraq, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatamala, India, China and a special 'Peter Rabbit'-themed English garden for the Kindergarteners. All materials will be provided for parents and kids to have a great learning experience as well as take-home materials. This workshop is FREE!
No Waste Lunch - Wednesday, March 27th
The Green Team would like to help raise awareness on how much food is wasted and packaging is thrown in the trash each day during school lunches. On Wednesday, March 27th, they are asking all students to
- bring lunches in reusable containers
- take uneaten food home
- recycle plastic water and juice bottles OR use refillable bottles
- compost fruit and veggie cores, peels and extras.
Please join us in this discussion and help support raising awareness on the fact that in America, 40% of our food ends up in the trash. At Keith, we know our community can do better!
March Lunch Menu
Announcements From our Keith PTA:
Next Keith PTA Meeting - Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm -Keith Media Center
Keith Choir for 4th and 5th Grades
In partnership with our amazing PTA, Keith Elementary is pleased to be offering a Choir Group for students in 4th & 5th Grade, led by Clifford Smart's Vocal Music Teacher, Annie Griffin. The group will meet every Tuesday morning beginning March 26th at 8 am in the Media Center and will finish up for the year with an optional performance at CHS combined with the 6th & 7th Grade Pop Singing Club on Thursday May 30th, 2019 at 7pm.
If you are interested in your student participating, please sign up below. This group is limited to 40 students.
Here is the link to the sign up:
Keith Green Team - Junior Gardener Class
Junior Gardener Class
Do you have a child who loves helping out in the Keith Giving Garden and would like to learn more about gardening? Tollgate Farms is hosting a class for 7-11 year olds April 23 - June 11, Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:30. The class is taught by certified Master Gardeners. Please see the flier for more information or contact Samantha Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Educational Assemblies - Thank you PTA for making this possible for all of our students!
Anthony Ianni - April 8
9:15 - 10 am Grades 3-5
The Relentless Tour with former Michigan State University basketball player, Anthony Ianni is a first of its kind grass roots initiative designed to help eradicate bullying across the state of Michigan and beyond.
PTA Facebook Page
Keith Elementary School
Andrea McFarland - Principal's Secretary
Diana Tyrrell - Building Secretary
Marci Augenstein, Ph.D. - Principal, Keith Elementary