Amanda Moore Elementary School
DECEMBER 2016 CHALKBOARD NEWS
SANTA'S SECRET SHOP
As in previous years, Amanda Moore will sponsor a Santa's Secret Shop for our students. The students at our school will shop on Wednesday, 12/7. Volunteers are always needed and much appreciated to assist the students with their purchases and to help wrap gifts.
In addition, donations of tape, bows, wrapping paper, etc. are greatly needed and much appreciated!
AMANDA MOORE SHARING TREE
A big thank you goes out to all who participated. Your help this holiday season is greatly appreciated!!!
ABC FASHION SHOW
A big thank you goes out to all of the parents who helped out and an especially big thank you goes out to our two MCs, Mrs. Enciso and Mrs. Tobiczyk!
Great job everyone!
CYBER SAFETY INITIATIVE (CSI)
The Michigan CSI - The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative and OK2SAY program will be presented to Amanda Moore students, families and community members on November 28, 2016.
The Department of the Attorney General is proud to feature these two customized programs to protect children across the state.
The CSI presentation times will be as follows:
Kdg & 1st Grade / 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
2nd & 3rd Grade / 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
4th & 5th Grade / 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Parent & Community / 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Library)
*IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE READ, PRINT OFF AND SIGN THE PARENT OPT OUT FORM LOCATED BELOW. THE FORM WILL NEED TO BE TURNED IN TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE PRIOR TO YOUR CHILD'S SCHEDULED PRESENTATION TIME.
MATH LOVES LITERACY GRANTCongratulations to Mrs. Enciso, our Math Interventionist! She won a $600 grant from Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union. The grant money awarded will be used to purchase $600 worth of math picture books for our K-2 classrooms!
GVSU MICHIGAN LITERACY PROJECT GRANT
Congratulations to our Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Kretchman. She was selected to receive a classroom library as part of a grant provided by Grand Valley State University College of Education Literacy Project in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Outstate Michigan.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
If you are a 5th grade student who is interested in participating in the Battle of the Books, you will need to make sure your team is officially registered. You can do this by contacting the Romeo District Library.
Head of Public Services
Romeo District Library
VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST
GREEN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL TIP OF THE MONTH
The holidays should be a time to celebrate meaningful moments with friends and family. But sometimes they become so commercialized that their value gets lost amid the stress of shopping, wrapping, and cleaning up. This year, why not take a break from the frenzy? Plan a special celebration with your loved ones that maximizes the quality time you spend together and minimizes the stressful hours you devote to shopping. At home, consider the following ideas to enrich your festivities:
- Recycle used ribbons, bows and decorative wrappings. Store used paper and accessories in a convenient place for the next birthday or holiday occasion.
- Try alternatives to store bought wrapping paper. Leftover fabric, lightweight wallpaper, colorful scarves and even the Sunday comics work just as well.
- Buy a live holiday tree. The tree will survive inside for about a week with ample watering and somewhat cool air temperatures. When you’re ready, transplant it outside to a spot you have already prepared, or donate it to a school or community center. If you buy a cut tree rather than a live one, recycle it.
- Decorate with delight. Ask your children to make garlands and wreaths from leftover construction paper, wild berries, fruits and nuts. Craft homespun centerpieces from boughs and pinecones gathered in your yard. Brighten up doors and hallways with holiday greeting cards. Trade decorations with friends or family to add a "new" flair to your home without having to buy new products.
- Purchase greeting cards from a non-profit organization. In many cases, a part of the purchase price can be deducted as a contribution to the organization.
- Entertain efficiently. Replace throwaway plates, cups, silverware and napkins with durable goods you can use season after season.
- Reuse cookie tins, baskets and festive food containers. Refill these next year and give them as gifts.
- Try catalog shopping. You'll save energy and reduce your own stress levels by not driving back and forth to various shopping malls.
AMANDA MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Romeo Community Schools:
Board of Education:
Mrs. Anita Banach, President
Mr. Michael Antoine, Vice President