November 2022


Dear Siple Families,

Intersession: We do not have school next week, October 31-November 4th. I hope our Siple families all get to enjoy a nice break from the regular school routine during Intersession.

Sunday, November 13th is World Kindness Day. We are celebrating World Kindness day by having every student and staff member write a Cardinal Compliment card to someone. We will wear Siple shirts or maroon and gold on Friday, November 11th as well to show our school pride and unity. We will do additional activities during the month focusing on these topics as well.

Parents often ask me how they can help teach their children about kindness. My favorite recommendation is for parents to model it in words and action. Your children are learning from everything you say and do. They watch you interact with others. They listen to you speak to and about others. If you were to replay your conversations and watch them would you see kindness, compassion and empathy? Then that's what your children are seeing and learning from you. They are sponges and soak up everything they are exposed to. Thank you for being incredible role models. When we all choose kindness we help make our school, community, and the world a better, kinder place for everyone!

As we move toward Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude to all Siple families. I appreciate your partnership and support. You have been amazing to work with and I want to thank you for partnering with the Siple staff to make this year successful for each and every SIple STAR!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Christy Flowers, Principal


It's Time to Order Siple Gear

Our PTO has begun it's annual Siple T-shirt Sale. Order forms were sent home already. We often have spirit days throughout the school year when we invite students and staff to wear a Siple shirt to show their school spirit. They make great Christmas gifts as well! The deadline to order is Monday, November 21st. Please see the flyer below for additional information.
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Honoring Veterans Day

Our 4th grade students had the privilege of participating in a Flag and Veterans Day presentation led by the local Marine Corp. League. The flag education program's goal is to educate our students on the history and honor of the American flag. The presentation included a video story of a young student writing an essay on the flag with interviews from a FDNY firefighter from 9/11 and an Olympic gold medalist. The members of the Marine Corp. League also explained the words of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Rose Program. Finally, a flag folding explanation will be given by the Marine Veterans. All students also received a patriotic coloring book and flag.

The veterans and additional presenters did an outstanding job. Our students were attentive and respectful and learned a tremendous amount from these guest presenters.


We work hard at Siple to teach and reinforce the Cardinal Code behavior expectations at Siple. We wanted to create a way to recognize students that consistently follow the Cardinal Code in an exemplary way.

Each month classroom teachers will nominate one student from their class to be entered into the grade level drawing for the STAR of the MONTH for that grade. Each grade level STAR of the Month will receive a certificate, medal, and their photo will be on display in the hallway during that month.

We are pleased to recognize students for consistently demonstrating excellent behavior. Thank you for sharing your outstanding children with us. I am please to announce our STARs of the Month for September are:

Kindergarten: Andrew Babcock, Penelope Leffler, and Amelia Northey

1st grade: Oakley Sloan, Harlyn Thiel, and Hannah Gasper

2nd grade: Elizabeth Montgomery, Preston Hallesy, Samantha Gonzalez,

and Kariell Fordham

3rd grade: Aya Montegue, Gatlin Diehl, and Adilynn Green

4th grade: April Psotka, Emmy Novak, and Ava Lyon

Our other outstanding nominees for the month of September were:

Logan Vangilder and Hope Schlip

I am please to announce our STARs of the Month for October are:

Kindergarten: Dylan Dean, Isaiah Perez-Sturgis, and Everleigh Perillo

1st grade: Areia Alyass, Corynn Schwartz, and Kinsley Andrews

2nd grade: Madison Hill, Porter Campbell, Kaylee Northey

3rd grade: September Holt, Ayden Schneider-Wood, and Richard McLain

4th grade: Londyn Scruggs, Carter Schlaud, Olivia Felt

Our other outstanding nominees for the month of October were:

Naveia Moore and Louesa Rodgers

Congratulations to these outstanding young learners!


World Kindness Day 2022

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The purpose of this day, celebrated on November 13th of each year, is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations.

Ideas and Simple Ways to be Kind

Being kind doesn’t need to look or be extravagant. Sometimes the simplest things make the most significant difference! Here are a few simple ideas and ways to be helpful on World Kindness Day in the workplace, at school, with your loved ones, or even while out running errands. Look for opportunities while you go through your day to infuse kindness into someone’s day. It’ll change their day and yours for the better!

  • Smile when you walk by others

  • Write positive messages on post-it notes and leave them for people to find

  • Call a relative you haven’t spoken to in a while

  • Tidy up around your house

  • Pick up trash you see on the ground outside and throw it in a garbage can

  • Hold the door open for someone

  • Chat with a stranger and ask them about their day

  • Pay for a stranger’s coffee or meal

  • Compliment someone

  • Send a positive or encouraging text to five people in your contacts

  • Surprise someone with flowers

  • Tell a family member or friend you love them

  • Write a note on the receipt at a restaurant for your server

  • Offer to help with someone’s errands

  • Give a surprise gift to someone you care about

  • Send a kind card or note to a friend

  • Surprise co-workers with home-baked cookies or treats

  • Spend less time on your phone and more time with people you care about

  • Organize a workplace giving campaign

  • Offer a classmate help with homework

  • Talk to someone new

  • Practice gratitude

  • Volunteer

  • Give someone a hug

Get creative and make your list of kind acts for World Kindness Day!

Mrs. Liley, Counselor



If your child is going to be absent please don't forget to call the attendance line @ 810-591-5100. This ensures that your student gets marked correctly for the day.


This month we are working on our underhand toss. A great game for underhand toss is Baggo. The kids are having a blast learning how to play Baggo while working on the underhand toss. Baggo is a game that can be played with 2 to 4 players.

The students work together as a team to try to score as many points as they can while trying to cancel out the other teams points. Teamwork and sportsmanship skills are other standards that are incorporated into Baggo. This is a great game that can be bought and played at home as well. If you do have this game I encourage you to play a game with your child but be aware they are really getting good at underhand toss and scoring lots of points!

Please remember with the cold weather coming soon that we still need to wear tennis shoes to class. This is a safety rule. If the student(s) have to wear boots then have them put their tennis shoes in their backpack so they can change into them at school. Thank you!!

Mr. Sipley, Gym Teacher



Music News:

Our 4th graders have just begun their journey with learning to play the ukulele! They are practicing holding and strumming correctly and are excited to begin learning chords.

Our 3rd graders received their long awaited recorders and are beginning to put their knowledge of musical notation into recorder action! They have also received a booklet that gives information about their instrument and contains all of the songs that they will be working on this year!

Our 2nd graders have been working hard preparing for their up-coming 2nd Grade Musical performance. Please make sure to read the green letter that was sent home in October with details about this performance. Please also see below for a reminder of the Musical date!

Our Kindergarten and 1st grade Siple Stars are working on their performance skills with both voice and instrumentation. I’m so proud of how well they are practicing performing both with their class and alone when it’s their turn! Bravo Siple Music Stars!

Please mark your calendars for our…

Musical Performances:

These events will be performed at the Davison High School Auditorium.

*Letters home from Mrs. Odglen will provide more details to these performing groups.*

2nd Grade Musical = February 10, 2022

(7:00pm in the DHS Auditorium)

4th Grade Musical = March 15, 2022

(7:00pm in the DHS Auditorium)

Mrs. Odglen, Music Teacher



Greetings from STEM Class. I can see so much growth from all of our students in regards to their technology skills. I post weekly assignments or materials in the STEM classrooms and the students are navigating this system with ease.

The third and fourth grade students are very comfortable using Google classroom and completing assignments posted for the week. We have also tried some online activities that require students to use clues to open locks to complete the missions. The kindergarten students are learning how to login to their Chromebooks and enter emails and passwords as well practicing how to handle technology in appropriate ways. The first and second graders are answering questions and typing up responses online and have started a website titled which focuses on computer programming.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am very easy to reach via email at

Mrs. Carr, Computers




It's time again to donate to the annual Cool To Care Campaign. Every school in Davison is participating. Like last year, we are accepting monetary donations to benefit Outreach East. Our building goal this year is to collect $1,000. If our building reaches our goal we will celebrate with a fun assembly. Please see the flyer below explaining the fun Spirit Days we will have during the campaign to promote giving to this worthy cause.

Thanks for helping!

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The Siple PTO is the greatest PTO!! We have an outstanding group of dedicated parents/family members leading the way for all Siple families. There are many ways to get involved! They are finding creative ways to continue their strong partnership and support with our school. The best way to stay informed is to connect with the PTO on their Facebook page. They are listed as Siple Elementary PTO. Our next meeting is Monday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center. If you are able to join us please enter through the Media Center entrance. We hope to see you there!

Attention Military Families

The State of Michigan Department of Education has valuable resources available to students with a parent(s) in (any) military service IF you register with your school as a military family.

This information is voluntary, but could be a great resource for your family.

Please contact Runisha Conway at Siple Elementary to register your family at 810-591-5104.


November 9 - December 8: Cool to Care Campaign

November 11: PTO Popcorn Friday

Wear Siple Shirts or Maroon and Gold to show your school spirit!

November 13: World Kindness Day

November 14: PTO Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center

November 16: Hat's Off to Giving: Hat Day

November 23: Giving Isn't Crazy- Crazy Sock Day

November 24: NO SCHOOL/Happy Thanksgiving

November 25: NO SCHOOL

November 28: Back-to-School

November 30: Getting Comfy with Giving: Pajama Day

December 7: Early Release Day @ 1:30 p.m.

Giving is Sweet: Dress in red and white like a candy cane

December 9: Cool to Care Ends

December 20: Holiday Parties in Classrooms

December 21: Last day of School before Winter Break.

Siple Elementary

9286 E. Coldwater Road

Davison, MI 48423

Christy Flowers, Principal

Follow Mrs. Flowers on Twitter: @Principal4Kids

Office Phone: 810-591-5104

Office Fax: 810-591-5102

Attendance: 810-591-5100