January 27, 2023


Parking Around Kerby

With bad weather comes an increase in families driving their children to school. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of curb space for families to park their cars and walk their children to their lineup. Our kindergarten families had the option of purchasing a tag that gives them access to parking along Beaupre. That parking area starts at the yellow line marking on Beaupre to the corner of Touraine and Beaupre. Please remember this isn't a guarantee that parking will be available in that area.

The City of Grosse Pointe Farms has a yellow painted line on Beaupre that runs parallel to our blacktop. That area is for drop off and pick up only Please do not park there. We will be placing the No Parking signs out there to remind people it is for drop off and pick up only.

Our school is nestled in a neighborhood and we cannot control our neighbors who park their cars legally around the school. We wish we had more space to offer parking but that is not the case. Everyone's cooperation will make drop off and pick up easier.

Report Cards

Report cards are available to parents on Tuesday morning through Parent Portal.


Walter Fitzpatrick
Kerby Elementary School


Friday, Jan 27 - 4th-Grade Choir starts at lunchtime

Friday, Jan 27 - Around the Globe, 5:00 PM in the Kerby Gym.

Tuesday, Jan 31 - Report Cards available in Parent Portal

Wednesday, Feb 8 - PTO Meeting 6:00 PM in Kerby Library

Friday, Feb 10 - Kerby Prom 6:00 PM in Kerby Gym

Cold Weather Attire & Extra Clothes

Now that winter has arrived, the kids need snow pants, mittens/gloves and boots every day.

Also, each child should keep an extra change of clothes in their locker, socks and pants tend to get wet in the snow! - label everything with your child's name!

Kids Heart Challenge

It's time for the American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge! When your student joins your school's KHC team, they will learn how to keep their hearts and brains healthy, get moving with fun activities, meet kids with special hearts and raise funds for the health of all hearts.

Go to to register & set a fundraising goal.

Kerby 4th-Grade Choir

Kerby Choir Schedule 2023

Choir Meets D days at lunchtime recess

2/2 - Thursday

2/8 - Wednesday

2/14 - Tuesday

2/27 - Monday

3/3 - Friday

3/9 - Thursday

3/15 - Wednesday

3/16 - Thursday- CONCERT, 7pm @ Brownell Middle School

SAVE THE DATE! Kerby Spring Concert

“Kerby School Concert”

Thursday, March 16, 2023

7:00 p.m.

Brownell Middle School

Come celebrate the Music of America at our Kerby Spring Concert on

Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. at Brownell Middle School.

All students in grades K-4 will present songs to celebrate our country. (Please note: Young Five students will have a special day to share music with parents later in the spring.).


Please consider helping at lunch. We always need help in the lunchroom. Click here to sign-up.
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Sugar Bar Cafe - Valentine's Day!

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Little Caesars Fundraiser

Click the button above to start!

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GPPSS Preschool - Apply before January 31

Don't forget to fill out the Preschool Application before January 31!

Program Offerings for the 2023-2024 School Year:

Barnes Early Childhood Center: 2.5 years old- 4 years old

Ferry and Richard Pre-K: 4 years old

Register NOW for Young Fives and Kindergarten

We welcome our young learners to the district!


For Young Fives, please submit this Y5 Lottery Preference Form by April 10th.

For questions about kindergarten registration, please contact the enrollment office, (313) 432-3083. Families with kindergarten students must complete enrollment prior to May 1 to be guaranteed placement in their home school. Young Fives placement will depend upon the lottery, so please fill out that form prior to April 10.

To review what was shared at our January 12, 2023 parent/guardian information night, CLICK HERE FOR MORE RESOURCES. Or click here to watch a video about our GPPSS Kindergarten program which includes Young Fives.


Do you wish to give back to the teachers who help out in your child's everyday learning but don't know how? Here are some teachers' amazon wish lists. You can also find these on the PTO website, where the lists will be updated as they are given to the PTO.

Y5's - Kim Chwalek Check out my list on Amazon

K-Julie Vantol Check out my list on Amazon

1- Megan Brown Check out my list on Amazon

1- Mackenzie Meckl Check out my list on Amazon

2 -Brooke Farrell Check out my list on Amazon

2 -Kathy Schmitz Check out my list on Amazon

3-Jenna Valgoi Check out my list on Amazon

4- Kristin Remillet Check out my list on Amazon

4- Christi Mendez - Check out my list on Amazon

ASD- Kelly Morawski Check out my list on Amazon

ASD - Ryan Boyd Check out my list on Amazon

Music -Mary Ann Magill Check out my list on Amazon

Library -Danielle Gostomoski Check out my list on Amazon

Art - Erin Maday Check out my list on Amazon


Lifetouch Yearbook Ordering

Yearbook ID Code- 12276623

Order deadline: March 20, 2023

Ordering yearbooks was not an option during picture ordering, in case you are wondering if you already ordered one.


Lunch Calendar

We recommend you get the app and check the lunch calendar daily. We have noticed sometimes there are changes that we are not aware of in the office. APP Directions - go to the app store, search NUTRISLICE, download the app, type in Grosse Pointe PS, select, then select Kerby.

Lunch Charge (includes meal, salad bar, and milk) - $3.10

Milk - .50

To place funds in your student's account for lunch, visit your student's ParentPortal page, click on the "cafeteria" tab, and click "Online Food Service Payments."


Free breakfast is available through Chartwells to any families that are interested. There is a bag with a box of cereal, a package of graham crackers, milk, and juice.

  • Time -Mon-8:45 -9:05, Tues - Fri. 8:00 - 8:20 AM
  • Where - Kerby Gym
  • How to get in the building - ring the kids club bell in front of the school on Kerby Rd (the old entrance). A staff member will let you in.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application - if your child receives free and reduced lunch they will be charged if they just get a milk. They must receive the whole lunch.


Young Fives - Lime Green

Kindergarten - Navy Blue

1st - Red

2nd - Kelly Green

3rd - Blue

4th - Orange


Monday Bell Schedule

09:05 AM- Entry Bell

09:10 AM-AM Instruction Begins

11:56- 12:44 PM- Y5's-4 Lunch & Recess

03:38 PM Dismissal Bell

Tuesday-Friday Bell Schedule

08:20 AM- Entry Bell

08:25 AM- AM Instruction Begins

11:36-12:24 PM - Y5's- 4 Lunch & Recess

03:38 PM Dismissal Bell

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Kerby Flyers - Peachjar

GPPSS uses an online platform for flyers called Peachjar. You can access from our website and customize your subscription for any school or schools you wish to follow. The flyers are ADA-compatible and nonprofits can upload for a nominal fee (less than printing). PTO and school flyers are free.