Keeping up with Keller

By: Marcie Dryden, Principal

May 9th, 2016

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 News Broadcast

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

Important Dates

  • Late Start for Students/Professional Development for Staff: May 11, 18, and 25
  • Junior Olympics: May 11th at 6:00 p.m. ROHS
  • No School: May 30th
  • Boys and Girls Club Walk: June 11th


THANK YOU for the amazing week we had and for making us feel so special during Teacher Appreciation. My family really enjoyed the apple pie I shared with them on Mother's Day.

Don't forget to vote!

Vote for the coolest school. I entered us into a contest and explained why I think we are the coolest school and we were selected! If we get them most votes we win an ice cream party for our school. Click here to vote until until May 12th, 2016 at 11:59pm

Keller Art Display at Oakland Schools

Oakland Schools Art Display Showcasing Keller Elementary

Art Show Information:

Date: May 3rd - 26th

Time: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Oakland Schools 2111 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford, MI 48328

Phone: (248) 209-2000

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Kids Bowl Free All Spring and Summer

Click here for details on how your child can bowl free all spring and summer.

5th grade group meeting to discuss exhibition action project

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Reflections Contest Honorable Mention State Level

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Sarah Milligan

Big Shout Out!

Thanks to Katie and Kevin Keveney and the other volunteers who worked so hard on Friday afternoon to clean up the school grounds. The grounds and the front courtyard as well as the outdoor classroom you spent all day on look amazing!

Used Book Fair

During the school day on Friday, May 13, the PTA is sponsoring its annual Used Book Sale. At the sale, students will be able to purchase books for just $.25 a piece! Look for donation bins around school to donate your used children’s books. We still need many more book donations to make this sale successful! Proceeds benefit our SRC reading program. Please click here to sign up as a volunteer. Contact Kelly Povilaitis with any questions.
Special Education Website

Click here for Special Education information.

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Royal Oak Schools has a Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). The next meeting of our PAC is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2016, at our District Offices, 800 DeVillen Ave. Royal Oak, MI 48073. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. A meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, is also scheduled. To learn more about the PAC, including how to follow PAC activities on Facebook, visit the PAC website.

We are still looking for a parent to represent Keller on the Committee.


Please send pictures of "learning in action" to P. Sutterfield ( Make sure students are not on the media opt out list. Thanks.

PD Agendas

Click on this link for all Professional Development agendas


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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