Wildcat Newsletter vol. 24
News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community
MAY & JUNE 2016 - KEEP LOOKING OVER FOR ANY CHANGES THAT MAY BE NECESSARY
6th 5th grade DIA Field Trip
6th Student Council Spirit Day TWIN DAY
6th 2nd grade Northville Marquis Theater Field Trip
7th Division III 4th & 5th grade Math Pentathlon Tournament
9th - 23rd 4th grade M-STEP
9th T.E.A.M. w/ 5th grade 9:15-10:00 AM in Cafeteria
10 - 13 Vision Screening grades 1, 3, & 5 AM only
10th Hungry Howie’s Night
13th Student Council Spirit Day - PJ Day
13th Math Pentathlon Celebration 8:00am in cafeteria
16th T.E.A.M. w/ 5th grade 9:15-10:00 AM in Cafeteria
16th Vision Screening grades 1, 3, & 5 AM only
20th Student Council Spirit Day - CRAZY HAIR DAY
23rd T.E.A.M. w/ 5th grade 9:15-10:00 AM in Cafeteria
23rd For new incoming Kindergarten Activity Time 10:15 - 11:30
26th 5th Grade visits Geisler 9:15 am - 11:00pm
26th 5th grade to Geisler for tour
27th Student Council Spirit Day - DECADES DAY
30th Memorial Day Observance - No School for Students or Staff
31st - June 7th Spring Book Fair
1st G.R.A.N.D. Event 8:00 - 8:45 am in cafeteria and media center
2nd Wear your Groovy 70’s Clothes
3rd Family Access Closed
3rd Volunteer Tea 8:00 - 8:45am in cafeteria
3rd Field Day - this is not a spectator event
3rd Spring Carnival 6:30 -8:30 PM
7th Last day of Spring Book Fair
7th MHG PTA Meeting 7:00 -8:00 PM
8th Kindergarten Field Trip to Turtle Pond 9:15 - 12:00
10th Kindergarten Memory Book share 3:00 Lane/Culley & Ozminkowski
13th 5th Grade to Outdoor Center 10:00 - 1:30
13th 5th Grade Celebration 6:30-8:30
14th 5th grade celebration picnic 10:00-3:30 Hiram Sims park
15th Final Day for Students ½ Day 9:00 -12:15 PM
15th End of 4th Marking Period/End of 2nd Semester
20th Report Cards Posted and Available Online by the end of the
Minions of Books...So Little Time
Mary Helen Guest Students were challenged to read at least 100,000 Minion Minutes. They surpassed this goal by reading 130, 097 minutes during the month of March! Because students reached this goal, Mrs. Fiebke-Lang will now have to dress up as a Minion one day! COMING SOON!
MHG SPRING CARNIVAL RAFFLE BASKETS
During the Spring Carnival on June 3, 2016, we will be raffling off themed baskets. Teachers and Staff will be collecting donations for these themed baskets. We are looking for donations. If you are interested in donating any items, please send them to school by May 26th. Families can donate items to any of the following baskets. Thank you!
Theme of each basket & Teacher or Grade Level
U of M Mrs. Murray
Coffee Mrs. Bruckman
Movie Night Mrs. Ozminkowski
Outdoor Fun 1st Grade
Arts and Crafts 3rd Grade
BBQ Mrs. Lane & Mrs. Culley
Family FAPES FAPES Teachers
Gift Card Money Tree 4th Grade
Relaxation 2nd Grade
Chocolate Office Staff
PRINCIPAL SURVEY - LAST DAY THIS FRIDAY
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey linked below regarding the effectiveness of the building principal. The results will be used for evaluation and to inform the principal’s leadership within the school.
- The Walled Lake Consolidated School District offers a number of programs over the summer, including Sunshine Academy, which is a literacy/math summer school for students who are completing grades K-4. If you are interested, please click here.
- For information on the multitude of summer programs available throughout the summer, please click here.
MATH PENTATHLON - DIVISION III - WISHING YOU THE BEST OF LUCK
Only four years ago we brought the Math Pentathlon program back to MHG! Hard to believe we are completing another very successful season as our Division III students prepare for their tournament! It's now time for our forth and fifth grade students to compete with other students from all over Michigan and Ohio at the National Math Pentathlon Tournament! We are looking forward to a fun day playing math games while testing our problem solving skills and using strategies we've learned each week! This year we have 5 students representing MHG at the tournament being held at Rochester Stoney Creek High School on Saturday, May 7th. Please recognize the following Pentathletes that have worked very hard preparing for this event:
Grace Van Benschoten
Best of luck Wildcats!
Wow! What a spectacular Variety Show we had last week! I am always impressed by the talent and bravery of our students! So many of our little ones were on the stage for the first time! We are so very proud of them! Thank you to all of the parents who worked with your children at home to prepare them for the big event and thank you to Alison Burke and all other volunteers for working tirelessly to ensure that the show ran seamlessly! I am already looking forward to next year!
5th GRADE COMPLETES MSTEP - 3rd GRADE COMPLETING THIS WEEK
Our 5th grade students completed the statewide M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) assessments.
Our 3rd grade testing window opened Monday, April 25th and goes through May 13th. The 4th grade testing window is May 9th-May 27th. For the most part, our students will test during the first two-weeks of their testing cycle while we will conduct make-up tests in the final week of their respective cycles. Please note, students in grades K-2 do not take the M-STEP.
PLANNING FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
TWO DOCUMENTS - both documents in the body of the email
1. Planning & Preparation for the 2016-2017 school year
Attached in the body of the email is a document we are asking you to fill out if your family will NOT be attending Guest Elementary; this does not include students moving to middle school. The information you provide assists us in determining class sizes and the number of classrooms per grade level.
2. Student Profile Form (Optional) - Due May 11th
CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. MCFADDEN
Mrs. McFadden completed her first year in the Galileo Leadership Academy. Mrs. McFadden has focused her learning, this year, on how formative assessments and multiple testing opportunities impact student learning. Her research is already improving student success in significant ways! Congratulations Mrs. McFadden! We can't wait to see what next year will bring.
CALLING ALL 2016-2017 KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
- Kindergarten Waiver Request for 2016-17 School Year
- Kindergarten Orientation 2015-16 School Year Presentation
- Elementary School Contacts
Research indicates that developmentally appropriate full-day schedules benefit kindergarten children academically, socially and emotionally. Our principals and teachers understand this and are well equipped to meet the needs of our kindergarten students.
Our kindergarten students begin to learn a whole host of reading, writing and mathematics concepts and learning strategies that give them the foundation for a successful elementary school career in Walled Lake Schools.
Kindergarten Vision Screen Available
Please call the Oakland County Health Department at 248-424-7070 to schedule an appointment.
Enrollment Information Hotline: 248-956-5250
SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM INFORMATION FROM FOOD SERVICE
This summer, the district's Food Service Department will be offering the Summer Feeding Program at the Community Education Building in the lunchroom. The program starts on June 20th. Monday through Friday, they will be serving Breakfast at 8:15AM and Lunch from 11:00AM – 1:15PM. Please note the service will be closed July 4th and the last day of the program is August 19th.
This program is available to all kids from the age of 1-18 years of age regardless of income. Adult meal price will be $2.00.
Click HERE to see the flyer.
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GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Principal Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Pengelly email@example.com
Safe Line for Absences: 248-956-3390
Prime Time: 248-956-3399
Principal Contact Information
Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal
Walled Lake Consolidated School District
Main Office: 248.956.3300
Cell or text: 248.766.5771