January 27, 2023
MESSAGE FROM MR. FITZPATRICK
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 are available to parents on Tuesday morning through Parent Portal.--
Kerby Elementary School
Kids Heart Challenge
Go to heart.org/KCH to register & set a fundraising goal.
Kerby 4th-Grade Choir
SAVE THE DATE! Kerby Spring Concert
“Kerby School Concert”
Thursday, March 16, 2023
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.).
LUNCH HELPERS NEEDED! - February
Sugar Bar Cafe - Valentine's Day!
LOST & FOUND
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!
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN ENROLLMENT FOR KINDERGARTEN OR YOUNG FIVES.
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.
TEACHER AMAZON WISH LIST
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
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.
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.
KERBY SPIRIT WEAR
Young Fives - Lime Green
Kindergarten - Navy Blue
1st - Red
2nd - Kelly Green
3rd - Blue
4th - Orange
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.