Amanda Moore Elementary School

DECEMBER 2016 CHALKBOARD NEWS

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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

Just a reminder...all sharing tree gifts are due back to the office no later than Thursday, December 15th. Please make sure the gifts are wrapped and the mitten is attached to the gift.


A big thank you goes out to all who participated. Your help this holiday season is greatly appreciated!!!

ABC FASHION SHOW

Our kindergarten students have been working very hard at mastering the alphabet. To culminate all of their hard work, they put on an ABC fashion show. The kids were each assigned a letter of the alphabet and they "walked the runway" displaying their letter. It was such a cute event. Great job kindergarteners!


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.

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GRANT WINNERS!!

MATH LOVES LITERACY GRANT

Congratulations 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

Just a reminder...


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.


Deborah Motley

Head of Public Services

Romeo District Library

deborah@romeodistrictlibrary.org

586-752-0603 x1005

VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST

On Friday, November 11th, Amanda Moore's 5th graders hosted a breakfast celebrating Veterans Day and honoring those who served our country. The students were able to interact with them and find out what it was like being in the service. What a special morning for both the students and the veterans!!! A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED AND ARE CURRENTLY SERVING!
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GREEN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL TIP OF THE MONTH

Holiday Hints


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.
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AMANDA MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Romeo Community Schools:


Board of Education:

Mrs. Anita Banach, President

Mr. Michael Antoine, Vice President

  • Mr. Chris Giancarli, Secretary
  • Mr. Chris Young, Treasurer
  • Dr. Gus Demas, Trustee
  • Mr. Wayne Conner, II, Trustee
  • Mr. Ed Sosnoski, Trustee

  • Central Office:
  • Mr. Eric Whitney, Superintendent
  • Ms. Jennifer McFarlane, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
  • Mr. Don Gratton, Executive Director of Facilities & Quality Control
  • Mr. David Massoglia, Executive Director of Business and Finance
  • Mr. Mark Nelson, Executive Director of Technology

  • Interpretación en español disponible poniéndose en contacto con Celia Ciecko 586-281-1419.

  • Amanda Moore Elementary School:

  • Mr. Roger Bennett, Principal
  • Mrs. Dee LoGrasso, Secretary
  • Mrs. Tammy Hagood, Office Aide