Klager Kids

April 16, 2019

Great Education Made Personal


Wednesday, April 17

  • Klager Family Literacy Night, Poetry Picnic, 4-7 pm

Friday, April 19


Tuesday, April 23

  • PTO Meeting @ Klager, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 24

  • Love Mrs. Hopkins? Let her know. It's Administrative Assistants Day.

Friday, April 26

  • Math and Science Night, 6-8 pm

Monday, April 30

  • Spring NWEA Testing begins

Wednesday, May 1

  • 2nd Grade Field Trip -- Wild Swan
  • ACES - All Children Exercising Simultaneously

Thursday, May 2

  • Kindergarten Field Trip -- Wild Swan

Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10

  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 8

  • National Bike to School Day

Tuesday, May 14

  • 1st Grade Field Trip -- Toledo Art Museum

Wednesday, May 15

  • Klager Family Literacy Night (More Info to Come)


Don't forget to call the office if your child is absent: 734-428-8321. We are required to know why children are not in school, and this will keep us from disturbing you at work. Thank you!


We are in desperate need of extra clothing for students. Sometimes there are accidents that happen during the day, sometimes children spill things. If you have extra clothes at home and can donate both boys and girls pants or shorts in sizes 5-8, that would be incredibly helpful.


We are seeing more and more families walk their dogs up to the building at the end of the day. Pick up time is a hectic time, and we want to ensure the safety of everyone on the premises. Please help us by leaving your pets at home for dismissal or in your vehicle, if it is safe to do so.


Circle Drive Etiquette

Hello, Klager Families--

I'm noticing that we're starting to let our circle drive etiquette slip just a bit. Please keep these things in mind and share the "rules of the Klager road" with anyone who may be dropping off or picking up your child:


  • Pull all the way forward to the front of the circle drive and let your child out there.
  • Children should exit from the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Drivers should stay in the car. If you have to get out of the car to help your child, then please park in the large parking lot and walk your child to the building.
  • We have a 7 second "kiss and go" rule. Kids need to exit within 7 seconds to keep that line moving.


  • There should be absolutely no automobiles using the circle drive from 2:55 - 3:15 pm. If you have grandparents that pick up, they should park in the parking lot and walk to the building. If you have neighbors who pick up, use the parking lot. If someone needs to use the handicapped parking spaces, they should refrain from moving their vehicles until the circle drive has been completely emptied of all pedestrians.

Thank you for being safety-minded. We don't want any close calls--or worse. It takes a village!

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Ways to Foster Reading at Home

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2018-2019 School Calendar

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100 Ways for Families to Be Involved in Their Child's Education

Each edition of Klager Kids will showcase a few of the 100 ways that parents can be engaged in the education of their children based upon National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs -- National PTA. Let's continue:

51. Let school staff know your availability to volunteer (days, times, and how often)

52. Supervise and coordinate evening and weekend volunteer activities at school.

53. Assist your child's teacher in the classroom or on field trips when you are able.

54. Work with school staff and teachers to develop volunteer activities you can do from home.

55. Assist school staff and educators in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for parents.

56. Help provide child care and/or transportation for volunteering parents.

57. Help develop creative ways to use volunteers at school.

58. Actively help school staff recruit parents and community members as volunteers.

59. Learn and uphold school discipline, confidentiality, and other policies as a volunteer.

60. Participate in organizing and planning ways to recognize and appreciate volunteers.

Meet Ms. Yekulis, Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Yekulis is thrilled to be teaching another year in Kindergarten as this is her fifteenth year as an educator and thirteenth at Klager. She is involved in a variety of activities happening at Klager including participating on the Lighthouse Committee for the Leader in Me, running the monthly movie nights, coordinating the monthly free book giveaways, and participating in School Improvement at the local and AdvancEd school evaluation level. She has also been a four year participant at the WISD of the SOEL program (Spotlight on Early Literacy) and loves doing teacher action research. As Miss Yekulis is allergic to EVERYTHING(!), she spends her free time gardening, canning, and cooking everything from scratch.

When asked what she likes the most about working at Klager Elementary, Ms. Yekulis replied, "We have an AMAZING support staff that helps make everything better at Klager!"


Breakfast begins: 7:50 am

Supervision begins: 8:00 am

Doors open: 8:10 am

Classes begin: 8:15 am

School dismisses: 3:00 pm

On Half Days:

School dismisses: 11:47 am

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Klager Family Handbook 2018-2019

Click here to review the handbook.

2018-2019 Movie Night Schedule

Luther C. Klager Elementary

District Vision:

Manchester Community Schools is committed to developing strong, well-rounded students driven to engage in a successful and rewarding future.

District Belief Statement: Manchester is the PLACE to be

  • Personalization- with expectations to engage all students in lifelong learning
  • Leadership- all students can be positive leaders and productive members of our school and community.
  • Active Learning- all students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members are valued members of school community.
  • Community-School Partnership- all students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members are valued members of our school community.
  • Environment- each child brings unique characteristics to create a safe and diverse learning environment.

District Mission:

A caring community developing future-ready citizens.

School Mission:

Super Readers * Super Leaders