Addams Family Newsletter
Week of September 25th, 2023
September 13, 20, 27 (2023-24 School Calendar)
October 4, 11, 18, 25
September 27: PTA Ray's Ice Cream Fundraiser - 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
September 29: Fun Run Kickoff
Royal Oak High School Homecoming
November 9: Picture Retake day
Chess Wizards: 9/12, 9,19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15th - October 15th
During this month we draw our attention to the heritage, culture and contributions of Hispanic people. They have made a difference in the United States, and around the world.
We are excited to celebrate these contributions throughout this month and October, including our next "Book of the Month". You can find some great read aloud ideas for home below!
Click the link for more information about this month and resources available.
Late Start Wednesday - Professional Learning
Please note, on Late Start Wednesdays, breakfast will be served from 8:55-9:20 a.m. Children who attend Homework Club on Wednesdays will be escorted down to breakfast by a staff member.
ROHS Homecoming Activities
The ROHS Homecoming Parade, Tailgate, and Football Game are Friday, September 29th at Royal Oak High School! The festivities kickoff at 5pm with the Homecoming Parade that cruises down Lexington Blvd. The parade features the ROHS Marching Band, cheer team, and homecoming court as well as many clubs, sports teams, and other organizations at the high school. It ends in front of the stadium where there is a tailgate open to the entire community that includes free food, a live band, games, and other fun activities. After the tailgate, please join us as we cheer on the ROHS Ravens Varsity Football Team as they take on Avondale. Game starts at 7pm.
ROHS Student Council
Book of the Month - September
We are excited to introduce our "Book of the Month" initiative this school year. We will select a book each month to highlight in all of our classrooms. Teachers will read the book with their class focusing on building literacy skills, creating a positive environment of inclusion, and promoting our "OAKS" behaviors,
September's Book: "Our Class is a Family" by Shannon Olsen
With its heartfelt message and colorfully whimsical illustrations, "Our Class is a Family" is a book that will help build and strengthen that class community. Kids learn that their classroom is a place where it's safe to be themselves, it's okay to make mistakes, and it's important to be a friend to others.
This is a great book choice to start our school year as we work to create welcoming, engaging environments for all students.
Fun Run Volunteer Sign-up
The 2023 Addams Elementary Fun Run is approaching and will require many volunteers along the way. Please consider joining this sign up genius to receive email notifications when volunteers are needed. Volunteer as little or much as you would like. This will include helping to roll out incentives the students earn, big and small, as well as volunteer opportunities the day of the Fun Run.
Miscellaneous School Information
Chromebook FAQ for Families
This document will address some common questions, as well as basic troubleshooting steps to take if you are having an issue with your school-issued Chromebook.
Theme Thursdays are back!
28th - Sports Teams
5th - Polka Dot
12th - Monochromatic
19th - Michigan/Michigan State
26th - Black and Orange
Blessings in a Backpack
“Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, is active in Royal Oak Schools. If you agree to take part in this program during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with food for the weekend. A bag of food will be put in your child's locker for take home on Fridays. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned fruit, granola bars, soups, juice and other items. Students will receive a bag every week.
If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out the form below.. Please be sure to indicate on the form if you child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Royal Oak Schools, as well as Blessings in a Backpack, will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.
Registration for the 23/24 School Year
If you have not completed the registration process yet, please click on the link for directions for registering your child using Parent Portal. If you do not remember your PIN and/or Password, you can contact Oakland Schools Help Desk by calling 248-209-2060.
When you log in and see your students listed on the left, look up to the top right of the screen. You'll see Annual Registration in red. Click on that, and you'll have to answer about 12 documents - per student. We understand the time it takes, but once you've read through it, the next time will go faster.
CALENDAR FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR
September Lunch Menu
Traffic & Parking Lot Reminders
It is requested that all adults arriving and departing from the school be particularly cautious and mindful of the children and adult pedestrians in the vicinity of the school.
Students should enter and exit on the passenger side of the vehicle only.
This school year, Addams will be serving breakfast before school in our cafeteria starting at 7:55 a.m. and ending at 8:20 a.m. Breakfast will be available to all students at no cost. Menu will consist of grains, fruit, and milk as established by the USDA. Breakfast menus will be available weekly to see specific items being offered. All food items will be nut free. If your child has specific dietary needs, please contact our Food Service Department.