Poupard Press

February 26th, 2019

Dear Poupard Families,

"Attend" Every Day

It has been quite the interesting couple of weeks with so days of school being canceled due to weather followed by a week off for Midwinter Break. My key word for the rest of the year is going to be "Attend". When we "Attend", we're in the know about things that are going on and have a seat at the table. When students "Attend", they keep up with their classmates and can build on their prior learning. We always want your learner here at school gaining experiences that will help them grow and learn academically and socially. Please continue to help your learner "Attend" by setting a reasonable bed time, eating nutritious foods, communicating about any issues at school and practicing Habit 1: being proactive.

Spring Conferences (March 18-21)

Spring Conferences are right around the corner! Poupard will be offering a couple different ways for families to learn about their child's progress this spring. At Poupard, we understand that families want to be a part of their child's learning experience but may not always be able to during the traditional ways that have been made available in the past. We also believe that all of our students matter so our goal is creating opportunities and avenues that allow 100% of our families to be able to attend conferences.

We are striving for an increase with the possible adjustments identified below:

Monday, March 18th -

(3-4) Pre-conference slots available for families 8:15-8:55

Tuesday, March 19th -

(3-4) Pre-conference slots available for families from 4:00-5:00

Wednesday, March 20th -

Normal Pre-scheduled Conferences from 5:00-8:00

Thursday, March 21st -

Normal pre-scheduled Conferences from 1:00-4:00

Open drop in time for families from 5:00-8:00

Thank you for making Poupard an amazing place to be!

Principal Ali

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Our Dino-Mite Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 19th – 21st ! When: During parent/teacher conferences.

Location: Science Lab (2nd floor in room 215)

Volunteer’s needed! Please Sign-up here to help during the book fair!

Notes from the Office Staff

BRR It's Cold...Preparing for Winter

Poupard students go outdoors for recess two times each day throughout the school year unless it is raining hard or the wind chill is below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Please be sure that your child leaves for school dressed properly for the weather. All students must have boots and snowpants to play on the wood chips, field and gaga ball court once the snow is on the ground—otherwise they must stay on the blacktop.

Students may build things (snowmen, fort, snow angels, etc) with the snow but are not permitted to throw snow or ice while on Poupard grounds. This will help all the students enjoy the joy of snow.

We also ask that you write your child’s name on his/her gloves, hats, boots, and
coat. Our Lost and Found quickly fills up!

Thank you!!!

Office Staff

Mark Your Calendars - January/February

Saturday, March 2nd - One GP Parent Camp

Tuesday, March 5th - Half Day: 11:36 Dismissal

Thursday, March 7th - Grosse Pointe Parents for Unity in Diversity at 6:30

Tuesday, March 12th - PTO Meeting at 6:30

Wednesday, March 20th - Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00-8:00

Thursday, March 21st - Half Day: Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-4:00 & 5:00-8:00


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PTO Corner

Lots of fun stuff going on with Poupard PTO! Please join us! We would love your support.

We have several fundraising and volunteer opportunities outlined below.

Popcornopolis Fundraiser

Popcorn order forms are due on March 11th. Popcorn pick-up will be the Week of March 25th. Exact date & pick up arrangements will be announced once orders are confirmed.

Open Board Position for School year 2019-2020: Communications Secretary

Job Description here: https://www.poupardpto.org/uploads/1/2/0/5/120598512/pto-secretary-job-description.pdf

Please send an e-mail to poupardpto@yahoo.com to express interest.

Visit our new website at www.poupardpto.org for more info about the PTO and our upcoming events!

Shoe Drive Update:

Poupard Families have donated 69 bags of shoes!!! Each bag contains 2 pairs of shoes…that’s a total of 1,725 pairs of shoes. Our goal was 100 bags of shoes by January 19th… we fell short by 31 bags. The Organization has completed their first pick-up and there’s still one more pick-up to go! This gives us a little more time to collect more shoes. If you still have shoes to donate, please drop them off at Poupard near the office. The final pick-up date and end of the Shoe Drive will be announced as soon as the Organization notifies us of the final pick-up date. Shortly after, we will also announce the final results.

Thanks for all your efforts in collecting and donating shoes. Shoes go to people in need and Poupard PTO receives a monetary donation for sponsoring the program. This was an awesome feat and Poupard Families should be proud of what we were able to accomplish!

Big Thanks and Shout Out to Poupard Parent Logan bring such an awesome program to Poupard and leading the charge.

Ties & Tiaras Dance! - Caterer Needed!

If you are a caterer or know a caterer that would be interested in providing a Quote for our Ties & Tiaras school dance, please send an e-mail to poupardpto@yahoo.com. Someone will respond within 24 hrs. Last year we had 240 people in attendance and we anticipate the same level of participation this year.

Upcoming Meeting

Due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 12th our monthly meeting was cancelled.

*This month’s meeting will be held Thursday, February 28th @ 6:30pm in the Gym!

Thanks for your support,

Poupard PTO Board

Stay Informed!

REMIND messaging: Please sign up for our remind text message service as this is our most frequent way of communicating with our families. We are asking all families to subscribe to our text messaging service for everything Poupard related. Subscribe immediately by texting the message @poupa to 81010 from your mobile device or https://www.remind.com/join/poupa. Feel free to come into the office if you need help with this process.

Poupard Elementary School

Our Mission:

We strive to maximize our potential as learners, leaders, and global citizens.

Our Core Values:

  • We believe in Mutual Respect
  • We believe in Building Relationships
  • We believe that Everyone Can Learn
  • We believe in being Compassionate and Empathetic
  • We believe in Recognizing and Valuing Diversity
  • We believe in Hard Work and Effort
  • We believe that Everyone has a Talent or Strength

Our PBIS Expectations

All students will Learn

All students will Lead

All students will be Safe

All students will be Respectful

"All Means All"