WILDCAT NEWSLETTER vol. 6

News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community

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GUEST ELEMENTARY 2018-2019 COLOR SPLASH & DASH WILL BE OCTOBER 19th DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!

Guest Elementary 2018-2019

“Growing Wildcat Champs”

Color Splash & Dash


The Guest PTA is proud to announce our 2018-2019 fundraising effort! The PTA sponsors many great events for student enrichment and family fun. Our PTA helps fund; reading programs, classroom technology, educational assemblies, Spelling/Geography Bees and more. This year the PTA has many awesome events planned such as the ice cream social, run club, family dance, G.R.A.N.D., the annual variety show and our yearly carnival. To help pay for all of these wonderful opportunities, Guest asks families to participate in our biggest fundraiser, The Color Splash & Dash. The more funds we raise, the more amazing things we can provide for our children and our school.


This year we are doing a crowdfund online donation website.The students will take pledges for laps. $5=1 lap. We are hoping each student will acquire $40 in donations. See all classroom CROWDRISE links below


Prizes

All students will receive a free spirit wear T-shirt in their class color. They will wash out better than white and they can wear them all year for spirit wear days!

$5= Participation prize

$10=Participation prize + Bandana

$20=Participation Prize + Bandana Sunglasses

$40+= All three of the above prizes + Lunch with your teacher.

Top earner for each grade will receive all of the above prizes plus a Red Robin Gift Card

Top earner for each class will receive all the above prizes( participation prize, bandana, sunglasses and lunch with your teacher) plus an Emagine movie pass.

Top teacher in each grade will receive a Target gift card.

We are raising money for our students – with an ultimate goal that all children feel engaged and rewarded for their hard work and efforts. We want every student to be a part of this exciting fundraiser.


Our Minimum Goal _ $12,000

Per Child $40

Per Family (more than 1 child) $60


Color Splash & Dash:


To celebrate our fundraiser and promote exercise and healthy living, we will be hosting our sixth annual Color Splash & Dash on Friday, October 19th, 2018. The run, which is sponsored by PTA, will be held at Guest, during the day. This is NOT open to parents or to the public except volunteers. If you are not familiar with this type of run, participants will run, walk or stroll around the course while being “splashed” with washable powder; a sure way to impress any elementary child!


CROWDRISE LINKS

To donate to your student's classroom - select their teacher's link listed below


You may select a pre-selected amount or in the bottom box you may enter a separate amount. Please make sure to enter the child’s name you are donating to in the comment section.

You may also share this site through your social media!


Lane/Culley https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/kindergarten-team-1-laneculley

Hicks https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/ms-hicks-kindergarten-kiddos

Ozminkowski https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/room-2-kinder-kiddos

Murray https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/murrays-first-graders

Payton https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/mrs-paytons-fabulous-first-grade

Moore https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/mrsmoorefirstgrade

Stire https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/2nd-grade-stire

Dodds https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/doddsian-2nd-graders

Bruckman https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/bruckman-2nd-grade

Granberry https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/granberrys-wildcat-champs

McFadden https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/team-mcfadden

Avery-Franz https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/team-avery-franz

Hudson https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/mhg-color-run-mrs-hudsons-kids

Waltz https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/mhg-color-run

Osborne https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/mhg-room-20

Martin https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/ms-martins-class

GUEST PTA OUTSIDE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!

The Guest PTA is happy to announce our very first attempt at hosting an Outside Family Movie Night - This will be a free event.

October 19th

7:00-9:30pm

The movie will begin promptly at 7:30pm

Movies: Monsters Inc.

More details coming soon! SIGN UP GENIUS to volunteer

What is WILDCAT TIME?

We are excited to begin our second year of Wildcat Time! During Wildcat Time, cross-grade level (K-5) groups of students move to another teacher’s classroom to spend time participating in team building activities, engaging lessons about the 4-Rs (RESPECT - RESOURCEFUL - RESILIENT - RESOURCEFUL), working on strategies from our PBIS, Conscious Discipline, and around our school's theme: There is a HERO in all of us.

We are very excited to continue strengthening our school community through this program. We will have approximately six Wildcat Times this school year.

At Guest Elementary, we are committed to developing and sustaining a positive building culture. We hold all students to high expectations. We know how important it is that students see the home-school connection as a united front and we appreciate your continued support.

CALENDAR

OCTOBER 2018

3 Count Day

3 1st Hat Day - $1.00 all proceeds go to the Walking Track fund

5 Guest PTA Bonaventure skate night 5:00 - 7:00pm

8 Math Pentathlon registration begins

9 Elementary District-Wide Open House 5:00 - 8:00pm

10 Walk & Bike to School Day

16 Kindergarten Learning Path (Curriculum Night) 6:30 - 7:30pm

17 Buster the Bus Assembly- kindergarten 9:30am grades 1 & 2 10:30am

18 Wildcat Time 3:00 - 3:40pm

19 Guest Color Run - daytime event (details at a later time)

19 Guest PTA Outside Family Movie Night 7:00-9:30pm

25 PTA Reflections Art Night 6:00 - 7:30pm

26 Cookie Dough Fundraiser begins

31 Halloween parade & King Pancake 9:30 - 12:00pm

31 1/2 day for students - District Based Professional Development 1:10-4:10

OCTOBER 3 WILDCAT HAT DAY

Wear your favorite hat!

$1.00 donation.

All proceeds go to the Walking Track fund!

Reminder - for every $2.00 the Guest community raises, an anonymous donor will match $1.00 up to $5,000.00 - WE are getting closer to our goal!

Thank you for your support!

COUNT DAY IS OCTOBER 3rd

Please make every effort to have your student present at school on October 3, 2018. We thank you in advance.

DISTRICT WIDE OPEN HOUSES ARE SCHEDULED



District Open House Dates

Families with children seeking premier preschool through high school educational opportunities are cordially invited to visit any of the 19 Walled Lake Schools.

Bring your family to visit Walled Lake Schools so you can meet our world-class
teachers, speak with members of our administrative team, meet our students and parents, get an up-close look at our facilities, and most importantly, experience our ‘every child, every day’ philosophy. Children believe anything is possible; they’re right! In Walled Lake Schools the possibilities are endless!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 | 6-8 p.m.

Families with children preschool age through grade five are invited to visit any of the 12 Walled Lake Elementary Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 | 6-8 p.m.

Families with children grade six through grade eight are invited to visit any of the four Walled Lake Middle Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 11.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 1-3 P.M.

Families with children grade nine through grade 12 are invited to visit any of the three Walled Lake High Schools from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, October 14.

DIA AWAY - THINK LIKE AN ARTIST

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ART MUSEUM will be visiting GUEST ELEMENTARY!!

DIA Away mobile art museum will be at Guest Elementary on October 9 & 10.

Each class will be allowed 30 minutes to take a docent lead tour of the "art lab" and explore their interactive visual art activities.


A very special THANK YOU to Mrs. Novak for organizing this event! We would also like to thank Walled Lake Missionary Church for letting us secure their parking lot for the mobile art museum to park during their visit.

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WALK & BIKE TO SCHOOL is OCTOBER 10

Walk & Bike to School Day, Wednesday, October 10, 2018! The Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Safe Routes to School Program and Michigan Department of Transportation is excited to welcome you back for this year’s Walk to School Day 2018.

Y-Ties Elastic Shoe Laces are on sale!

Ms. Perkovich is selling Y-Ties! Y-Ties are elastic shoe laces! All proceeds go toward our walking track!


Your child will be bringing home a yellow envelope this week to share with you.

If you would like to purchase a pair of elastic lace please put five or six dollars per pair of laces and check off the pair of laces you’d like to order. 52” Y-Ties are on sale for $5.00/pair and 72” long laces for boots are on sale for $6.00 per pair. If you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to M H GUEST PTA and write in the memo line: Y-Ties, walking track.


With the purchase of Y-Ties your child will receive a set of stickers and a copy of My First Y-Ties commix. Thank you for your support!


www.y-ties.com

WALLED LAKE CENTRAL POMS

Hey future Vikings! You are invited to be dancer for the day!

Friday, October 5th

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Location: Walled Lake Central Main Gym

Flyer is below

PTA Dining to Donate

Blaze Pizza on Thursday, October 18th from 4:30-7:30 pm.

See Flyer below and look for information to come home from school.

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MATH PENTATHLON REGISTRATION BEGINS OCTOBER 8th

Math Pentathlon Club Registration

Your child is invited to join us for an exciting year of Math Club! The Math Club is designed to engage students in fun and challenging math games designed by the Math Pentathlon Institute. Students learn cooperatively and discuss strategies by working together. Parents can join in the fun by playing each of the 5 math games with their children at home. A Michigan area tournament is offered in the spring for those wishing to participate. More information is available on the MHG PTA website (http://mhguestpta.com/events/math-pentathalon) or at the Pentathlon Institute website (www.mathpentath.org).

Important Math Pentathlon 2018-2019 season dates:

October 8th: MHG Math Club registration begins online

October 11th: Parent Orientation at WL Central (6:30-9:30 pm) – register @ mathpentath.org w/promo “18hostingmi” *optional

November 2nd: First day of Math Club at MHG (club will meet at 8am every Friday until tournament date)

March 23rd: Division 2 (2nd/3rd grade) math tournament @ Bloomfield Hills High School *optional

April 13th: Division 1 (K/1st grade) math tournament @ Walled Lake Northern High School*optional

May 11th: Division 3 (4th/5th grade) math tournament @ Rochester Stoney Creek High School *optional

PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST 2018-2019

Please be sure to take some time to get creative this summer! If you have any questions, please reach out to Guest Elementary PTA Reflections Chair:


Sarah Dodds

sarahdodds@wlcsd.org


Now that summer vacation is about to start, it’s a great time to start looking for inspiration for your projects! Start thinking about the people in your world who are heroes. Are they someone whose job is to help people? Are they someone who volunteers in the community? Are they kids helping grown-ups? Or grown-ups helping kids? Are they people helping animals? Or animals helping people?


We can’t wait to see how those heroes inspire you through the arts! Review the current standing rules at the Michigan PTA Reflections website

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MSTEP INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

PTA

REMINDER: All Dining to Donate funds go to the Walking Track. Our donor will be matching $1.00 for every $2.00 raised!

FOOD SERVICE

GUEST OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Office Hours

Our secretaries are available Monday through Friday to assist you from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. If you have to change your child's dismissal plans, this must be done with us by 3:00 PM each day. We will notify your child of these changes in the classroom.


Thank you for your help.

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HOME - SCHOOL CONNECTION

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ABSENCES, CHANGES IN SCHEDULE, & NOTES TO SCHOOL

If you intend to keep your child home on a school day for any reason, please use our attendance hotline at 248-956-3390. You may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day. IF we do not receive a call from you, we will call you to make sure that your child is indeed absent.


The Transportation Department will not issue bus passes for after school study, play dates etc. Bus passes will be issued for shared custody and sometimes day care, babysitting, or other emergencies. The Transportation Department will also issue year-long passes for in-district transfer and school of choice students when there is room on the bus.


If your child's transportation/dismissal for the end of the day changes in any way, please send in a note at the beginning of the day to your child's teacher AND the office. If this changes during the school day, please call our secretaries BEFORE 3:00 PM. We will do our best to ensure your child gets to the correct place at the end of the day, but we ask for your help with this by notifying us EARLY in the day or with a note. Thank you!

LUNCH SCHEDULE FOR 2018-2019

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THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT

GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

Sherry Ikegami

Principal Secretary sherryikegami@wlcsd.org

248-956-3300


Heather Pengelly heatherpengelly@wlcsd.org

Building Secretary

248-956-3302


FAX: 248-956-3305


Safe-line for Absences: 248-956-3390


Sharon Becker sharonbecker@wlcsd.org

Prime Time Supervisor

248-956-3399


Direct Link to PTA page click HERE

Principal Contact Information

Michelle Fiebke-Lang

Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal

Walled Lake Consolidated School District

Main Office: 248.956.3300

Office: 248.956.3332

Cell or text: 248.766.5771