Keeping up with Keller

By: Marcie Dryden, Principal

April 20, 2015

Mission Statement

The mission of Helen Keller Elementary School is to establish and maintain an educational community that empowers all students to become principled, independent inquirers who are socially responsible global citizens.

WKBS -- Keller Daily Broadcast

Our Keller Daily News Broadcast highlights school achievement and IB news!

Calendar Reminders

  • April 21st: Sciencepalooza Hands-On Assembly
  • April 21st: PTA Grounds Clean-Up 3:45-5:00 p.m.
  • April 22nd: Late Start for students, Professional Development for staff
  • April 22nd: Administrative Assistant's Day
  • April 23rd: State of the Schools Address 7:00 p.m. @ Board Office
  • April 24th: April Birthday Celebration
  • April 29th: Late Start for students, Professional Development for staff
  • April 30th: Used Book Sale

Michigan Green Schools Update

After a thorough review and evaluation, Helen Keller has earned the designation of Evergreen for the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations -- this is top honor!!! Thank you, Jen Flora, for submitting the application and making sure we secured our Evergreen status again.

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Report Card Survey

Please take a moment to give your input on report cards by clicking on the link below. The survey takes only a few minutes.

Road Safety Survey

The City of Royal Oak Engineering Division wants to learn our thoughts about children walking and biking to school. They have put together a survey that will take about 5 to 10 minutes of your time. The information will be used as part of an application for Safe Routes to School funding.

To take the survey, go to:

Because of grant submission timelines, surveys need to be completed by the end of this week. Thank you for your cooperation.

Boys and Girls Club Walk 2015

The 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings & Bagger Dave's Walk For The Future presented by Image One supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9 AM at the Jack & Patti Salter Community Center in Royal Oak. If you are interested in joining the Keller Team or donating to our walk, please contact me at

Learning in Action

PTA Elections 2015-16

The PTA is looking for members to fill the following open position on the executive board for the 2015-16 school year:

  • President - Presides at all meetings, is a member ex officio of all committees, coordinates the work of the officers and committees and attends meetings called by the Council.

Please contact Michelle Vinluan ( with any questions or interest in any of the above positions.


Positive Behavior Intervention System

Essential Agreements

*We are respectful

*We are safe and in control

*We are responsible learners

Keller Creed

I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too.

I came to school to learn and I will learn.

I will have a good day.

Learner Profile Highlights

Don’t forget that the highlighted monthly learner profile and weekly behavior focus is on the Google calendar (every Sunday).

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