Dragon's Tale

12/14/18

Upcoming Events!

Classroom Winter Parties

Our classroom winter parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 21st. Your child’s teacher will email you directly with specific times for the party. Should you choose to leave with your child following the party, please be sure to use the sign out sheets located in your child's classroom. We are looking forward to celebrating with you all at Keith Elementary School!

Attention 3rd Grade Families - Save the Date!

January 16th at 3:00pm will be an opportunity for 3rd grade parents to come to Keith to participate in our Culture Day celebration! More information will be sent home from your children's teachers. Please be sure to look for upcoming information from teachers regarding life threatening food allergies. It is very important that we all work together to ensure the safety of all of our students by taking the required cautionary steps with any food items that may be brought to school for this event. Thank you for your careful attention to this information.

Keith Announcements

Please - No Cell Phones in Dragon Pick Up Loop

In an effort to ensure the safety of everyone in our community, it would be greatly appreciated that you refrain from using your cell phone in the pick up line during arrival and dismissal. Thank you so much for your help and attention to this important safety precaution.

2018-2019 Keith Student Directory

Please find a copy of the 2018-2019 Keith Student Directory attached below.

Keith Cares! Blessing Bags for the Homeless

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let us reach out and help those that do not have a place to call home. We will be creating Blessing Bags filled with necessary items for homeless people in Michigan. Travel sized items and individually wrapped snacks are perfect. We will be collecting the following items through December 19th.


There are three labeled bins located inside the doors of the main entrance. Please feel free to drop off any of the recommended items prior to December 19th. Students and staff will then assemble the bags. These will be dropped off at local shelters and also to those on the streets. Thank you for your support with this charitable endeavor.


List of items:

Boxes of Gallon-sized freezer or storage zip-lock bags

Mini hand sanitizer bottles

Mini tissue packs

Case of small bottled waters

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Chap Stick

Deodorant (travel size)

Socks

Non-perishable snacks, such as:

Raisins, granola bars, protein bars, jerky, crackers, pretzels, cookies, chips etc…

Keith Spirit!!!

Friday’s are Spirit Day here at Keith.

Your child is encouraged to wear a Keith shirt or the color red each and every Friday. The upper elementary and lower elementary classroom with the highest number of participants will win a visit from “Sparky” our Keith Dragon for the week.


This week's winners are:

Upper Elementary Room: Mrs. Matyus

Lower Elementary Room: Mrs. Baibak

Second Step Announcement!

Parents, this week your children focused on the second step lesson below. Please take a moment to talk with your children about how they took time to show positive behavior at school.


Showing Compassion:

Here at Keith Elementary School we want to put our empathy into action. This is called showing compassion. When we’re able to understand how someone else is feeling and do something to show we understand, we are showing that person compassion. Listening, saying kind words, and helping are three ways to show compassion. Take a moment now to think about how you can show compassion to someone today. Then find a way to do it during the day.


Our focus for next week is listed below. We will review the following with your children when they return to school on Monday.


Feelings in My Body:


Everyone at Keith Elementary School feels a lot of different feelings. We feel these feelings in our bodies. Some feelings are comfortable, and others are uncomfortable, but all of them are okay! This week, notice what feelings you have. Pay attention to clues in your body and in the situation to help you understand how you feel. Which feelings are comfortable, and which ones are uncomfortable? See if you can name your feelings.

Speak Up: National Research Project for Digital Learning

WLCSD is participating in Speak Up, a national research project and free service to find out information about digital learning. At Keith Elementary School, we hope to use the survey tools to learn what students, educators, and parents have to say about education issues. Please know how much we appreciate your help in completing the parent survey.


· All surveys should take less than 20 min.

· Surveys are multiple choice with a few open ended questions.

· Elementary Student surveys are done as a group; students raise hands and teachers submit the data for the entire class.

· Surveys can be completed any time between now and Jan 31, 2019.

Updated December Lunch Menu

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Keith Pizza Nights at Hungry Howie's Pizza

Purchase pizza at Hungry Howie's from 4-9pm on the dates listed below and a portion of your proceeds will support Keith Elementary School!


Dec. 19, Jan. 23, Feb. 26, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 29

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NIH Study

I thought this study was important to share with our parents. It was shared with me by a Keith parent and I believe it is noteworthy for all.

Announcements From our Keith PTA:

Keith PTA Meeting - Tuesday, January 8 at 7pm in the Keith Media Center

Big Salad Fundraiser for the Keith PTA - December 14th

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Green Team Announcement

Just a reminder that we have a Green Team meeting next Friday, December 21st, at 8:00 am in Mrs. Matyus' classroom. We will be passing out t-shirts and will begin a discussion about Global Warming. See you bright and early on the last day before the break!

Ketih Skate Night At the Rolladium December 18th

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PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/KeithElemPTA/

Keith Elementary School

The purpose of Keith Elementary is to advance the learning of all students.


Andrea McFarland - Principal's Secretary

AndreaMcFarland@wlcsd.org


Diana Tyrrell - Building Secretary

DianaTyrrel@wlcsd.org


Julie Palermo - Interventionist

JuliePalermo@wlcsd.org


Marci Augenstein, Ph.D. - Principal, Keith Elementary

MarciAugenstein@wlcsd.org