The Tiger Times

April 2022

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From the Principal

Dear Mohawk Families,

Beginning on April 18th, students will be taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Elementary students in grades 3-5 will be assessed on Michigan’s current content standards in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies. All students in grades 3-5 will take the ELA and Math test. Fifth grade will also take a science and social studies test. These tests will be given online.

It is imperative that students are present for these tests. CVVA students will need come into the building to take the test. See the M-STEP testing calendar below and review the information in the M-STEP Smore for parents. Please try to avoid scheduling appointments on testing days. We are dedicated to improving in all areas of the curriculum and use this data to drive our instruction. We maintain high academic standards so your child with receive the best education.

I want to thank you for all of your continued support this year. I can't express to you enough how much I love our Mohawk Community and how thankful I am to be a part of it. I hope you have an enjoyable spring break and I look forward to the next few weeks as we head toward the end of the year.

Educationally yours,

Ms. Andrea Verellen


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Friday, April 1st

11:25am Dismissal

Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser Begins

April 4th-8th

Spring Break

Wednesday, April 13th

Twist & Scoop 4-8pm

Thursday, April 14th

Spring Pictures

Friday, April 15th

Good Friday-NO School

Week of April18th

M-STEP Begins 3rd-5th-Please see schedule below

Tuesday, April 19th

CVVA Materials Pick-Up

Thursay, April 21st

4th Grade Field Trip to Edsel Ford

Thursday, April 28th

Spring Concert

1st/2nd 6:30pm

3rd/4th 7:30pm

Saturday, April 30th

Little Caesar's Fund Raiser Ends

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Reading Month

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Lego Robotics Team

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Science Olympiad

Our Science Olympiad Team competed in the Chippewa Valley Tournament. The following students placed in their events:

1st Place

Rock Hounds-Ava O'Leary & Makenna Norris

2nd Place

Amazing Arthropods-Lydia Chojnowski & Karley Naumowicz

2nd Place

Grasp A Graph-Ibrahim Marenah & Evan Hasse

3rd Place

Code Warriors-Jacob Green & Samantha Boisvert

3rd Place

Weather or Not-Lydia Chojnowski & Brady Waugh

The Science Olympiad Team will be competing in the Macomb County Tournament on Saturday, May 14th. Good Luck to ALL!

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Rock Wall in PE

Save the Date!

Field Day-Friday, June 3rd

Rain Date-Monday, June 6th

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Science Alive

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Fifth Grade Throwback

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There's Still Time!

The School Store Fundraiser is still going on! Students still have a chance to win prizes when you shop at any of the major stores below or donate a gift card to your favorite teacher!

Here is all you need to do for our program to succeed:

Scan the QR code (below) or go to and sign up using our school ID:


Here are three ways your family, friends and co-workers can help our school.

1. Make a 100% tax deductible donation to your child's classroom with the purchase of a gift card for your child's teacher to use for classroom supplies and equipment.

2. Shop online at The Family Book Store for wrapping paper, magazines, popcorn, cookbooks and more. We earn up to 50% of their purchase.

3. Shop online with over 400 major merchants like Walmart, Kohls, Best Buy, Disney, and more. We earn a small percentage of their purchase.

With a few minutes of your time, SchoolStore is the easiest and safest way for our teachers and school to earn money for materials to enhance your child's education.

Thank you so very much for your participation and support!

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Kindergarten Enrollment is Open!

Kindergarten Sibling Letter 2022-23

Form for anyone who has a student starting kindergarten in the fall.

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Fall Enrollment for 1st-5th Grade Available NOW!

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Camp Invention

Summer Opportunity for K-6 students through the MISD

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Lunch Plus and Snacks

If your child wants lunch plus, they will be charged $1.50. First thru fifth graders can also purchase snacks for an additional charge. You can put money on your child's card via the "Send Money to School" app. Please see below for the link.
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Executive Board Members

President-Sara Musayeb

Vice President-Katie Ruszala

Treasurer-Gigi Kort

Secretary-Theresa Evens

Room Parent Coordinator-Ashleigh Balsamo

Social Committee Co-Chairs-Katie Fohey & Nicole Milam

Publicity-Courtney Hanna

Historian-Julie Hasse

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Kroger Rewards

Calling all parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and friends, Mohawk needs your help! Have you joined Kroger's Community Rewards Program that allows Kroger to make donations to Mohawk? This is a simple and no cost way for you to help Mohawk with your everyday shopping trips. Click the link below to sign up today! Each of the last 3 quarters Mohawk has recieved between $360-370.00 from our community rewards. This quarter can you help us reach $400.00 or more? Thank you to our families that have already signed up and we are excited to reach our goal this quarter with your help!

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