Randolph Peek at the Week
Randolph Weekly Family Newsletter
Randolph Communication Plan
On behalf of the Randolph Staff, I want to start by saying how much we miss all our Roadrunners and their families. This sure is a challenging time and we know that our community is strong and will continue to support one another. With that said, the Randolph staff has developed a plan to communicate with our students and families over the upcoming weeks.
Starting Monday (3/30) a Randolph staff member will present the morning announcements on Facebook live (Randolph Facebook Link). This will take place every weekday at 9 am until we return to school. We will start our day just the way we do at school with the pledge, mission, birthdays, and then a short story or lesson for the day. We will then come back again at 10 am with a challenge for the day. This will be something fun that you can do and post pictures and comments on Facebook so we can all stay connected. This will also be done by a different staff member each day. Please make sure to check these out each day.
This afternoon every classroom teacher will send out a weekly plan for their students. These are meant to practice skills and continue the learning process. Nothing will be graded or collected but we all know we need to learn each and every day if we want to become the leaders we want to be someday. This process will continue each Friday until we return to school.
So, please check in on Facebook each day to stay connected. Check out the weekly plan each Friday from your classroom teacher. Please know we are here for you. We want to support our Roadrunners through this process so don't hesitate to reach out.
Stay safe and I look forward to communicating with you on Monday.
A Message from Mr. O
Hello Randolph Roadrunners,
I hope this email finds you all doing well.
Keep eating, exercising, and reading together each day.
The greatest gift we give to our children is our attention.
I'll be sending home an April Fitness Calendar and a weekly fitness challenge to our families.
Walk or bike each day and maintain a safe distance from others.
Happy Friday Randolph Community
Livonia Public Schools has a hotline to support students during this time emotionally. Parents, guardians and students can email at SES@livoniapublicschools.org or they can call 734-744-2SES or 734-744-2737.
Spring Break will be regularly scheduled with students returning on Monday, April 13.
Report Cards on Parent Connect March 25th
Parents can access their students report card on Parent Connect starting on Wednesday, March 25th. If you have any questions or concerns about the report card please email your childś teacher.
Michigan students will not have to take the M-STEP and other state-mandated assessments after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Friday students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-20 school year. We are grateful for this relief so that when school resumes we can focus on instruction and learning.
As a reminder to your children, all district Chromebooks are monitored by software to protect students. When a student searches or visits a website that is inappropriate in nature, the district will receive a warning with your child's name and exactly what they searched. As a district, we will be monitoring online habits and will reach out to families if their child has violated these rules. Remind your students to only be on websites and to only search appropriate and educationally related topics.
Make sure to check out our School and PTA Facebook for fun activities and news from the school.
Take care and please let me know if you have any questions.
Week of March 9-13
Wednesday, March 11 - Roadrunner Rally - AM
- 6:30 pm - PTA Meeting - Mr. D will share a Third Grade Reading Bill Presentation. Please join us. Babysitting is provided.
Thursday, March 12 - Folk Dancing at Randolph - Mr. B will be hosting a special night for Folk Dancing. All are invited to attend.
Friday, March 13 - 1/2 Day - End of the Second Trimester
March is Reading Month
Week 1 Results!
Mr. B's Amazing Ukulele Performers!
Randolph Book Fair
The Spring Book Fair is Here! We hope you are able to stop by and support the library. Hours are below:
Preview for Students: During regularly scheduled media center times.
Student Shopping: 2/24-3/2: 9:00-9:30 am (money only)
After School: 2/24-2/27: 3:45-4:30 pm
- Movie/Family Literacy Event: Thursday, 2/27, 5:30-8:00 pm
- Rise & Shine Read: Monday, 3/2, 8:00-9:30 am
Third Grade Wins the Box Top Contest!
Week of February 24-28
Thursday, February 27 - Literacy Night / Movie Night - 6-8 pm
Yearbook Cover Winner!
Yearbook Cover Winner!
- Monday, February 17 and 18 - No School
- Thursday, February 27 - Literacy Night - 6-8 pm
- Monday, March 2 - Ready, Set, Rise, Read - Come and join us in the morning before school for some fun reading activities and treats. We will also have our Reading Month Kick Off March 2. Look for paperwork coming home that day.
- March 5 - Kindergarten Information Night - Event for all incoming Kindergartners to learn more about Randolph.
- March 10 - No School
- March 13 and 27 are 1/2 Days - 12:10 dismissal
Spread the Love
Good Fellows Update
100th Day Pictures!
The Kids' Martian Marathon is Saturday, April 18th
Log mileage with your family now and run 1.2 miles the day of the event.
Register now for the best price! (registration includes t-shirt, medal, logbook, inflatable martian)
Everyone will meet Mr. O at Ford Field Park in Dearborn for our 12:20 pm start
Parents and staff can run for FREE with the children or cheer from the sidelines.
Additional information can be found at https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2020-martian-invasion-of-races
This is how the students register for the Kids' Marathon:
Select that you are registering as a “group participant”
Team Name: Randolph Roadrunners - Orange Wave 12:20 Password: Heart
Captain/Leader: Charles O’Loughlin
IMPORTANT: Register by March 9th to receive the group discount of $20/participant
This is how the adults & older students (parents, staff, etc.) register for "timed events":
Select that you are registering as a “group participant”
Events = 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon
Team Name: Randolph Roadrunners Password: Heart
Captain/Leader: Charles O’Loughlin
Mission for Miles Discount: SCHOOLGROUP20 (This is a special discount for school groups)
Please contact me if you have questions.
Heart, Heart, Heart!
Mr. O’Loughlin, Physical Education
PTA Valentines Dance - February 13 - $5 per Family
Third Grade Market Day was a tremendous success!
Randolph Special Person's Breakfast
March is Reading Month
Kindergarten Registration begins February 3
Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars!
February 12 - PTA - Founder's Day
February 13 - Sweetheart Dance - 6-8 pm
February 14 - Spirit Day - Valentines Colors
February 17-18 - No School
February 27 - Literacy Night - 6-8 pm
Randolph Parent Night 2020!
Welcome Back and Happy New Year
On January 21 we will host a Parents Night here at Randolph. A flier came home this week. Please join us if you can for this informative evening. Please check out the rest of this newsletter for information from the Art Room and a project to Spread the Love.
Mrs. Werner's Artsy News
We are excited to announce that Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on Monday, Feb. 3!
If you, or someone you know, has an incoming kindergartner who will be five years old by Sept. 1, 2020, please see and share the following information.
Website link to registration information: www.livoniapublicschools.org/registration
The district will once again host a special Saturday registration event for parents, from 9 a.m. - Noon on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Riley Upper Elementary, 15555 Henry Ruff.
Please see the Sign-Up LINK HERE to schedule an appointment.
We are so excited to welcome our new class of students to LPS!
Randolph Ceramics Studio - Holiday Creations - Thanks Mrs. Werner!
Happy Holidays Randolph Community!
Randolph PTA Calendar for 2020
December Roadrunner Rally
Week of December 9-13
- Roadrunner Rally - 9:15 am
- Restaurant Fundraiser - Las Palapas - Come out to eat and support the Randolph PTA
Friday, December 12
- Report Cards Come Home
- Spirit Day - Wear your Randolph Gear!
Randolph Box Top Contest
Mrs. Hillard's Third Graders are making a difference!
Randolph Holiday Shop
The holiday shop begins next Monday, Dec 2, see the attached flyer for class schedule. Your child should bring the envelope they brought home to school on or before their shopping day. The attached flyer explains the three options for payment.
WE NEED YOU! Volunteers are needed to make this holiday shop a success. Please click this link to sign up. The more help we have the better. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084EAAAA2AA2FB6-20193
Thanks and happy shopping!
Please be sure to use Amazon Smile for all of your Black Friday shopping! Link your Amazon Smile account to Randolph Elementary and a percentage comes back to the school! This works the same as Amazon Prime, but you MUST shop through the smile.amazon.com website!
1. Go to www.smile.amazon.com in your phone's browser and log into your account
2. Choose Your AmazonSmile from the drop down menu in the top left corner.
3. Click "Choose your charity" or "Change your charity"
4. Search "Randolph Elementary PTA" (be sure to choose the Livonia, MI selection)
5. Start shopping!
To make shopping easier, follow these instructions for adding a new "app" to your phone!
1. Tap the "share" icon at the bottom of your browser window.
2. Tap "Add to Home Screen, then tap "add"
3. A new icon will appear on your home screen to return at any time to smile.amazon.com
Thank you to all our Randolph Families for sending in non perishable food for the Goodfellows Organization.
Week of December 2-6
- Holiday Shop Opens for Business! Each class will have an assigned day and time to shop for their loved ones.
Wednesday, December 4
- Picture Retake Day - 1-3 pm
Thursday, December 5
- End of the First Trimester
Friday, December 6
- No School for Randolph Students - Teacher Records Day
Week of November 25-29
Tuesday, November 26
- Pajama Day - Fundraiser for Mrs. Hillard's class (flier went home yesterday) - $1 to wear PJ's.
Wednesday 11-27- Friday 11/29 - No School - Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Break.
NEST Meeting - 11/20
Randolph Artists in Action!
November 27-29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 2-5 - Holiday Shop
December 6 - No School for Elementary Schools - Teacher Records Day
December 13 - Report Cards Go Home
Holiday Shop volunteer Sign Up
**KINDNESS T-SHIRTS ARE WORN EVERY FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY!!**
All orders must be submitted online. https://randolphbekind2019.itemorder.com/sale
Online store closes on Friday, November 22nd.
No orders can or will be taken after the deadline.
The Randolph Walk-a-thon was today! The kids did an amazing job raising money. They raised over $15,000 for the Randolph PTA and even made Mr. D wear a Chicken Costume.
Student Lighthouse Team
Randolph First Grade Students were on Channel 7 News this week!
Week of November 11-15
Friday, November 15 - Mama Mia is playing at Churchill - Buy your tickets now.
November Roadrunner Rally
The Randolph Student Lighthouse Team will be starting our Gleaners canned food drive next week. Watch for communication to come home and begin sending in any non perishable food you can spare for those in need this holiday season.
Halloween Fun at Randolph!
Week of November 4-8
Wednesday, November 6 - November Roadrunner Rally
Friday, November 8 - PTA Walk-a-thon - Each grade level will head out to the new walking path to walk and raise money to support Randolph. We are very excited to welcome the Churchill marching band, as well as some surprise guests to help make this an exciting event!
Thank you Randolph PTA!
Congratulations to all our Pumpkin Contest Winners! All the students did an amazing job this year to decorate pumpkins! Way to go Randolph Roadrunners!
Student Lighthouse Team News
Hello Randolph Families! The Student Lighthouse Team is working hard on our first few projects to help our school and our community. We are going to be starting a recycling project at Randolph! We will be recycling broken crayon pieces and dried up markers to help our environment. We will be collecting the pieces and shipping them back to Crayola, where they will recycle and reuse the pieces. We are looking for donations of shoe boxes to help us collect the pieces in all of our classrooms. If you have any shoeboxes at home, please send them in to the office by next Friday. We need about 60 boxes! Thank you for your support and helping out at Randolph!
NEST Meeting - Wednesday, October 23
Randolph Book Fair
Dear Randolph Families,
Thank you for a successful Fall Book Fair. It was wonderful to meet everyone, and the fair definitely sparked a love of reading in our kids! We will be able to purchase a lot of books and technology with the money we’ve raised, and we were able to buy 40 new titles for our Series Collection by raising $345.15 from the All for Book program. (I also took $1129.84 of our profit in books straight from the book fair for the library, 116 titles, so we will get those popular books in circulation as soon as possible!)
Thanks also to the many volunteers who helped me promote, set up, and run the fair, and a special “thank you” to the teachers and parents who helped me to tear down the fair on Thursday night. I can’t thank you enough for the generous support of the library. The fair was a huge success because of all the great people in the Randolph Community.
Total sales: $8,805.83
Total Scholastic Dollars Profit (52%): $4619.07
Lisa Zaar, Media Specialist
PTA - Fall Festival - October 25 - 6-8 pm
November 8 - PTA Walk-a-thon
November 13 - PTA Meeting - 6 pm
November 27-29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 5 - End of the First Card Marking
December 6 - No School
December 13 - Report Cards go Home
December 23 - Begins Winter Break
Randolph Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Just a reminder that the Randolph annual pumpkin contest with begin on Monday, October 21st! We are incredibly excited to see our front lobby decorated with creative pumpkins! Beginning on Monday, please bring your pumpkin to school and place it on your grade level table in the front lobby. Please make sure your first AND last name are on the bottom of the pumpkin. See the attached note for rules. Please email Mrs. Steele at email@example.com if you have any questions! Happy decorating!
Attention Kindergarten Families
October is AAC Awareness Month
AAC - Did you know?
According to Jane Korsten's research, by 18 months, when we expect children to start speaking, they have had 4,380 hours of exposure to spoken language. In order for an AAC user to have that amount of language exposure on his/her communication system, if it is only used during speech and language sessions, (2x30) it would take 84 years.
There are lots of inaccurate MYTHS out there about providing children with AAC. Such as, won’t that make them NOT talk? When actually the great depth of research actually supports OPPOSITE. Iillar, Light & Schlosser (2006) published that with AAC intervention they found:
Increases in speech production—89%
No change in speech production—11%
Decreases in speech production—0%
There is a wealth of information available to support children, families, and school staff with AAC. For more information you can visit the following sites: https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/AAC/
AAC - Did you know?
Mrs. Gierak - 100.3 WNIC Teacher of the Week!
Randolph PTA Wins $1,000 Prize!
Week of October 14-18
- Picture Day! School Pictures will be taken on Monday.
Wednesday, October 16
- Parent Teacher Conferences - 5-8 pm
Thursday, October 17
- Half Day for students - Dismissal at 12:10
- Parent Teacher Conferences - 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm
Friday, October 18
- Half Day for students - Dismissal at 12:10
- Parent Teacher Conferences - 1-4 pm
Parent Teacher Conferences
- Mrs. Dennis’ class was the winner of the Spirit Wear Contest. If you are still interested in Spirit Wear, please visit: https://stores.alleycatdesigns.com/randolphelementary/shop/products/all?page=1
- Walk-a-thon paperwork came home this week.
- We are so lucky to have some of the very BEST teachers and staff at Randolph!
During Parent Teacher conferences, it can be difficult to find the time to grab a snack. So the PTA would like to make these long days & evenings a little easier for them by stocking the Teacher's Lounge with some of their favorites.
If you'd like to donation an item, please visit our sign-up by clicking on the link below.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Student Lighthouse Team and Leadership Jobs.
Ms. Slack, Ms. Curtis, and Ms. Shepler all had their classes team up for a Nature Scavenger Hunt this week. What a great way to build community and learn together!
Mrs. Hillard and Mrs. Williams won Classroom Grants from Meemic Insurance. They received all sorts of great classroom materials!
No Child Without Christmas - Goodfellows Holiday support
Dear Parents & Guardians of Randolph Students:
The Livonia Goodfellows’ annual campaign to help ensure No Child Without a Christmas is fast approaching. Randolph Elementary School has a limited number of applications to receive assistance this holiday season. Applications will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, until they are gone. If you are a Livonia resident with children residing with you who are enrolled in school, your household income is within the income guidelines below, and you would like to apply, please contact me for an application. Requests for applications will be handled discreetly and kept confidential. Completed applications are due to the Goodfellows by October 31.
Household Size Income 2 person $40,000 / 3 person $46,000 / 4 person $52,000 / 5 person $58,000 / 6 person $64,000 / 7 person $70,000 / 8 person $76,000 / Add'l persons: $6,000 per person.
Please know that parent/guardian applicants must attend a 30-minute interview at the Civic Park Senior Center (15218 Farmington Road). Call (313) 438-0862 to schedule your appointment. If you would like a Livonia Goodfellows holiday assistance application, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 367-9593.
Warmly, Amy Wehner
Elementary Support Teacher
We Love Friday at Randolph! We Celebrate with Music in Front of the School in the Morning!
Week of September 16-20
Rock Star Savers
PTA Meeting Recap
October 9 - PTA Meeting
October 10 - Family Movie Night
October 14 - PICTURE DAY!
October 16-18 - Parent Teacher Conferences (Sign Up Genius will come home soon)
October 25 - Fall Festival
Great First Week!
Week of September 9-13
- This week is Safety Week. We will review and practice our Safety Drills all week long. This is a great time to talk to your son or daughter about safety at home. Stranger Danger, home fire plan, and safety at school all might be great dinner conversations this week.
Wednesday, September 11
- Roadrunner Rally (students only/during school day)- 9:15 am - We will have our first Roadrunner Rally on Wednesday. These are whole school gatherings in which we teach the students our school-wide expectations. We set goals, collect data, and celebrate success at these rallies. Roadrunner Rallies are typically he first Wednesday of each month.
- PTA Meeting - The Randolph PTA will host their first meeting of the year at 6:30 pm in the Learning Lab. Babysitting is provided in the gym during these meetings. Please stop up to learn about the PTA's plan for the school year.
Friday, September 13
- Special Kindergarten Lunch with Mr. D for all that turn in their summer writing journal. An invitation will come home next week.
Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year
I hope you had a wonderful summer and are gearing up for another amazing school year. The teachers and I are sharpening the pencils and decorating the school in preparation of September 3. Here are some updates to help get you ready for the school year.
The following Link will give you more specifics on our Open House and School Information Night on Wednesday, August 28 from 6-8 pm.
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3. This is a half day with dismissal at 12:10.
I look forward to a great year. Please know that my door is always open. Stop in with any questions or concerns.
Medication Drop Off
Medication Pick Up
Please pick up your child’s medication from the 2018-2019 school year on the last day of school, Friday, June 14 (arrangements may be made with Mrs. Coyne for Monday, June 17 or Tuesday, June 18, if needed). Any medication that is left at Randolph after Tuesday, June 18, will be disposed.
On Monday we need to keep our main parking lot clear. Please do not park in the lot in front of the school on Monday morning. We will be having a BMX assembly and they will be setting up in the parking lot Monday morning.
Thursday, June 6 - End of Year Celebration - 6-8 pm - Randolph Playground
Friday, June 7 - Donuts for Dad- 8-9 am - Randolph Gym
Monday, June 10 - BMX Assembly (Provided by Randolph PTA) - During the school day.
Wednesday, June 12 - Last Full Day of School
- Kindergarten Graduation - 2 pm
Thursday, June 13 - Half Day
Friday, June 14 - Half Day - Last Day of School
- Fourth Grade Clap Out - 11:45 - Please come and join us to line the halls and clap out our Fourth Graders as they move on to Johnson.
News from the LMC!
Dear Randolph Families,
Thank you for a successful "Buy One, Get One" Book Fair. It was wonderful to meet everyone, and the fair definitely sparked a love of reading in our kids! We will be able to purchase a lot of books and technology with the money we’ve raised including $439.67 from the All for Book program to purchase new Battle of the Books titles. Since this is a BOGO fair, most profits go back to all of you, but our sales were good enough to obtain $620.67 in Scholastic Dollars, so thank you for your support! It was a win-win for all of us.
Thanks also to the many volunteers who helped me promote, set up, and run the fair, and three special “thank you's” to my Math Night volunteers, my Art/Music Night volunteers, and everyone who helped me to tear down the fair on Wednesday night. Thanks to the entire Randolph Community for your generous support of the library. The fair was a huge success because of all the great people here.
Total sales: $4,375.46 (BOGO!)
Total Scholastic Dollars Profit (15%): $620.67
Leadership Day was a tremendous success!
Week of May 27-31
Wednesday, May 29 - Leadership Day
- Parents are welcome to come and join us for the morning. Leadership Day is designed to give the Randolph students an opportunity to teach others about the 7 Habits and how we use the Leader in Me in our School. The session runs from 9:15-11:15. Please join us if you are available Wednesday morning.
Thursday, May 30 - Second Grade Story Telling Event - 6 pm
Today Third Grade hosted their Wax Museum! The students were amazing!
The Randolphian Museum of Art was a tremendous success! On Wednesday, we had our Art air and Music Concerts. Mrs. Werner, Mrs. Moorton, and Mr. Bottoroff put on an amazing evening!
Tuesday we hosted our first Annual Game Night. A great time was had by all and almost everyone left with a fun game to take home and play with the family!
Free Swim Lessons!
FREE SWIM LESSONS
Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 5 (No lessons Thursday July 4)
Livonia Parks & Recreation is partnering with Livonia Community Swim Club to offer one week of FREE swim lessons for Livonia Resident Youth going into grades K-6!
Proof of free or reduced lunch program will be required to participate in lessons. Lessons are 40 minutes with 4 classes total.
Botsford Pool 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Clements Circle Pool 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Shelden Pool 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.
(33123 Van Court)
Register at the Kirksey Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard. For more information call (734) 466-2900.
Randolph Updates - Week of May 13-17
We had an excellent week here at Randolph! On Wednesday we had our Field Day. The kids had a blast playing all the outdoor games and rotating to fun stations. We want to thank Mr. O and Mrs. Hinderliter for putting everything together. We also want to thank all our parent volunteers for running the stations and helping everything go smoothly.
Speaking of volunteers, we had our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday as well. We could not do what we do with out the tremendous parent support. Thank you to all those who are active in our PTA, volunteering in classrooms, running programs, and working with the kids each day.
Week of May 20-24
- Stop up to Randolph anytime from 6-8 pm to play math games and have a fun and engaging evening with your kids. There will be a raffle with fun prizes and lots of fun to be had by all.
Wednesday, May 22 - Art and Music Extravaganza
- On Wednesday we will host our annual Music Concerts, Art show, and Ice Cream Social. Pleas join us at Randolph for this Amazing evening.
- Music Concerts - Grade 1 6:10-6:25 / Grade 2 6:40-6:55 / Grade 3 7:10-7:25 / Grade 4 7:40-7:55. All students should report to their classrooms 10 minutes before their performance.
Friday, May 24 - Half Day
Today we had Kelly DiPucchio, author of many of our favorite picture books, come in and present to the kids.
We learned about what it takes to write a book.
And to never give up on our dreams!
Tuesday, May 14 - Dr. Daniels, principal at Kennedy Elementary, will be coming to Randolph to talk to the students who will be attending Kennedy next school year. She will read them a story and answer some questions so the kids feel comfortable with this transition.
Wednesday, May 15 - Field Day and Volunteer Luncheon
- PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 22 - Art Fair/ Music Concerts / Ice Cream Social - 6-8 pm
Friday, May 24 - 1/2 Day of School
Wednesday, May 29 - Leadership Day! - Parents and community members will be invited to Randolph to learn about how we use the 7 Habits to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 4 - Kindergarten Round Up
Thursday, June 6 - End of Year PTA Celebration - 6-8 pm
Randolph 4th Graders had their Poetry Slam this week.
They went to a coffee house in Plymouth and read their poetry to a live audience.
Great job 4th grade writers!
To celebrate Math Month, 1st-4th graders have been coding in the LMC. I borrowed some Coding Kits from Wayne County RESA, and kids have been asking about where to get some of the coding products we've used, so here are links to the coding robots we've been using:
We have also used the online resource code.org, which is a free coding website. All 1st-4th grade students have accounts.
BOGO Book Fair (Buy One Get One Free)
May 20 & 21: 9:00-9:30am (students with money only) and 4:00-4:30pm
May 22: 5:30-7:30 during Art Show/Music Concert
Thanks for all of your support!
This week, all Randolph Roadrunners met with their NEST group, led by their NEST teacher. Our goal at Randolph is to help the students become leaders and successful members of our learning community, and the larger world that they are a part of. All groups focused on Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then be Understood. During this week's NEST lesson, the students learned about the idea of perspective. Having the ability to see and understand the views and feelings of other people is a critical part of working well with, and getting along with others, in countless situations.
While meeting with their NEST teachers and with their NEST groups, the students heard two stories. First, they listened to the classic tale, The Three Little Pigs. The students then listened to the alternate version, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (which is the same story told from the wolf's point of view). Following the stories the students discussed the stories and compared them to one another. They learned that the two stories, while the same, were quite different based on who was telling the story. For example, in each version the bad guys/good guys changed, as well as the problem in each version simply because of the perspective the story was told from.
The NEST groups then discussed how this is similar to some situations that can happen at school, especially when there are arguments or disagreements. It is important for the students to see the value of considering the feelings/perspectives of their peers and schoolmates when working to resolve a variety of issues.
Arbor Day was a tremendous success!
The students were amazing singing and sharing their writing about trees and our environment.
Thanks to everyone who made Arbor Day happen here at Randolph!
Randolph will host Arbor Day - Friday, April 16
Randolph Elementary has been chosen to host an Arbor Day Celebration on April 26th at 2:30 and you are invited to attend! Weather permitting we will be outside on the blacktop by the parking lot. Our student leaders will be running the show and presenting in front of our mayor! The event will be recorded and shown on the Livonia Cable Channel. The city will be planting 3 new trees on our playground for us to enjoy for years to come.
Please have your child (and you!) wear green to help us celebrate trees on April 26th!
No School Tomorrow- Friday April 19
Youth Making a Difference
We would love to be able to inspire others by showing how your child gave back! This is a wonderful celebration! We cannot wait to celebrate all of the great things the students did all year!
4/12 – Zeal Credit Union Open
4/13 – Martian Marathon
4/19 – No School – Good Friday
4/25 – YMAD Celebration
4/26 – Arbor Day / Spirit Day – wear GREEN & 50’s Dance
4/26 – 50’s Dance (pre-order wristbands only)
4/26 – Zeal Credit Union Open
5/3 – Muffins with Mom
5/3 – Zeal Credit Union Open
5/6 – 5/10 Teacher Appreciation Week
5/10 – Spirit Day – Dress like your Favorite Teacher
5/15 – PTA meeting in Learning Lab & Field Day (May 16th – rain day)
5/17 – Zeal Credit Union Open
5/22 – Art and Music Show 6-8pm
5/24 – Half Day (12:10pm dismissal)
5/24 - Spirit Day – Mismatch Day (RESCHEDULED)
5/27 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
Reading Month Goal Accomplished!
Randolph Roadrunners Read 4003 hours!
Battle of the Books
Livonia Fine Arts Festival - March 29 - April 29
Umar B, Dante B, Harriet S, Miles T, Emma F, Benjamin B and Lucas T
Tess H, Arianna L, Tessa T, Gus G, Joey M, Kaydence G, and Gabby H
Avery D, Denise M, Lily R, and Matthew B
Cassandra B, Elisa T, Faith K, Kai J and Mason B
Lily R, Miranda T, Juliette S, and Elizabeth W
Congratulations to our Amazing Artists and thank you to Mrs. Moorton and Mrs. Werner for supporting our students!
Report Cards Come Home Today
No School April 1-5 - Spring Break
Week of March 25-29
- Last day to turn in Reading Hours
- Wear READ shirts!
Final Week of Reading Month
Randolph NEST Meetings
All Randolph Roadrunners spent some time with their NEST group this week. All groups completed the same lesson, and the focus was on Habit 4: Think Win-Win.
The students listened to the story, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. This story is a great example of how everyone can win, because the Rainbow Fish hands his special sparkly scales out to all of the fish, instead of keeping them all to himself. After discussing the story, and the actions and feelings of the characters, each NEST group turned the focus on to themselves. The students were presented with several real-life scenarios, and given the chance to act-out or discuss ways in which the situation could be a win-win event. Talk to your student about ways in which your family compromises and thinks with a win-win mindset. At the conclusion of the NEST meetings, each Randolph student made a bracelet, decorated with our new school wide catch phrase "What Would Leaders Do" (WWLD). Remind your student of this phrase at home, as well...to help them make good choices. Leaders act with integrity, and show responsibility and leadership. We can all be leaders!
Week 2 - Reading Month Update
February BEST Award Winners
Kim DeGiulio from Channel 4 news stopped in to read to our First Grade students. Check out the news tomorrow, Tuesday March 19 from 4:30-7 to see Randolph in the News!
Reading Month Update
Tuesday, March 12
Randolph Book Fair
Thank you for a successful Fall Book Fair. The fair definitely sparked a love of reading in our kids! We will be able to purchase a lot of books and technology with the money we’ve raised.
Thanks also to the special volunteers who helped me set up, tear down, and run the fair. I appreciate the support from the entire Randolph community. It was a huge success because of you.
TOTAL SALES: $ $6,366.85
SCHOLASTIC DOLLARS PROFIT: $ $4,482.47 (includes bonuses for 2nd fair, signing up early, and attending workshops)
TOTAL OF BOOKS TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM FAIR: $788.13
TOTAL ALL FOR BOOKS: $122.87
TOTAL VOLUNTEERS: OVER 20!
March 12th - Spanish Club - pre-registration only
March 13th - PTA Meeting in Learning Lab at 6.40pm - All welcomed
March 15th - Spirit Day - Wearing O’ the Green
March 29 - Battle of the Books - Parents are welcome to enjoy us any time from 10am - 12pm for the Battle.
April 1-5 - No School - Spring Break
April 10 - PTA Meeting in the Learning Lab at 4:15pm - All welcomed
April 11 - Family Movie Night - watch for more information coming soon.
Ukuleles for the Music Program!
March is Reading Month
Family Literacy Night
Week of March 4-8
- Reading Month Kick Off - Packets come home.
- Family Literacy Night - 6-7:30
Thursday, March 7
- Kindergarten Information Night - 6-7 pm - If you know anyone coming into Kindergarten next year please remind them to join us here at Randolph for Kindergarten Information Night. There will be a short presentation and time to register and answer questions about Kindergarten in Livonia Public Schools.
Friday, March 8
- 1/2 Day of School
100th Day Fun!
This week, all Randolph Roadrunners had the chance to get together with their NEST group. Our lesson focused on Habit 3- Put First Thinks First. In other words....Work First, Then Play! The idea behind this habit is to prioritize your time and make sure you complete what you must, before you do what you want.
During their NEST meeting, all students listened to the story "Clean Up Your Room, Harvey Moon". The story is about Harvey who spends all day avoiding cleaning his room & shoving things into piles.. at the end of the story he realizes he's missed all of his favorite TV shows and his mom tells him he still has to finish cleaning. After the story, each group talked about what Harvey could have done differently and how his day would be different if he had gotten to work right away.
Together with their NEST teacher, the students then brainstormed some things they need to "put first", both at school and at home. Each group then shared ideas of what they like to do after they're done with their work. All of this work was listed on a group chart. Each student was then given a similar chart to be completed in their group, or at home. Take a few minutes to go over this paper with your child, and see if you can add some ideas to it.
March is Reading Month!
Mark your calendars for the evening of Monday, March 4. From 6-8 we will have a fun event here at school where the kids can take part in Book Bingo and see an amazing magician. The book fair will be open and there will be informational sessions for parents to learn strategies for increasing reading at home.
What's Happening at Randolph
Wednesday, February 20 - NEST Meetings
Thursday, February 21 - 100th Day!
Wednesday, February 27 - 1/2 day of school
Friday, March 1 - NAEP testing - Fourth Grade
Monday, March 4 - Reading Month Kick off and Literacy Night (6-8 pm) for families!
February is Kindness Month
News from Mrs. Werner in the Art Room
Battle of the Books
Week of February 11-15
- PTA Meeting - 12:10 - Learning Lab
- PTA Founder's Day - 6-8 pm
Friday, February 15 - Sweetheart Dance - 6-8 pm
- Monday, February 18 - No School - Mid Winter Break
- February 27 - 1/2 Day - Teacher Professional Development in the afternoon
- Friday March 1 - March is Reading Month
-Fourth Grade NAEP testing
-Spirit Day - Wear your READ shirts
Lunch Monitors Needed
Crossing Guards Needed
The City of Livonia is looking to hire a couple of substitute crossing guards. If you, or someone you know, may be interested, please reach out to Officer Rebant with the Livonia Police Dept Traffic Bureau. The contact number is (734) 466-2683. If there is no answer, please leave your contact info and a return call will be made. Thank you!
S/PO Shane Rebant
Livonia Police Department
Traffic Safety Bureau
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Week of January 21-25
Wednesday, January 23 - NEST Meeting
Friday, January 25 - Salsa orders due
Spread the Love!
The students have been working hard to make bags of candy and cocoa to take to local hospitals!
These bags will bring a smile to patients in challenging times at the hospital.
Thank you Mrs. Shaffer for leading this charge!
Week of January 7-11
- This week we will have our first School Improvement Assessment. It will consist of the students reading an article, taking notes, and writing an informational piece. This is something we have been working on and will let our teachers know what we need to teach to meet the goals we set for school improvement. This assessment will be given in grades K-4.
Wednesday, January 9
- Roadrunner Rally - We will honor our students who are doing their BEST at Randolph. We will also take a look at how we are doing as we work towards our School Wide Goals.
Dates to Keep in Mind:
- January 16 - PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm
- January 17 - Family Movie Night
- January 21 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day
- January 30 - Zoo Presentation - Whole School Assembly
Randolph BEST Award Winners
Week of December 17-21
- Polar Express Night - 6-8 pm - Gym - Please join us for this special holiday event provided by the Randolph PTA.
Tuesday, December 18
Wednesday, December 19
Thursday, December 20
Friday, December 21
- Holiday Sing-a-long - 10:30
Pick up at the end of the day
Week of December 10-14
- Road Runner Rally - This week we will have our next Roadrunner Rally. We will take a look at how we did on our school goals. Last month we focused on hallway behavior. Students demonstrated appropriate hallway behavior 70% of the time. Our goal was 80%. We will continue working on this next month and add a goal to improve lunchroom behavior. Each month when we accomplish our goal we will have a celebration. Unfortunately we can't celebrate our November goal but we look forward to meeting our goal in December. We will also recognize our next round of students doing their BEST at Randolph. All students doing their BEST will be recognized. They will receive a certificate and a water bottle for their efforts. Be sure to make a big deal about this at home because teachers are only picking students who are living the Randolph mission and doing their BEST everyday.
- PTA Meeting - 12:10-1:00 - Learning Lab - Please join us if you are available at lunch for a special lunch PTA meeting. Hear what is happening with the Randolph PTA and share your ideas.
Last week, all Roadrunners spent some time in their NEST group to complete some important work. As a community, we are focused on creating a school mission statement and we want the students to be involved in that process. After hearing three potential school mission statements, each student was asked to choose the one he/she felt best clarifies the purpose of our school. The results of this school wide vote will be revealed by Mr. D and the winning mission statement will become our focus as we move forward this year. Each NEST group also spent some time on the idea of a school "handshake". Stay tuned for that one! Our final focus in NEST this month was on Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind. The students heard the book A House for Hermit Crab and discussed how the crab made a plan to stay safe in his shell. Ask your student about a time he/she created a plan in order to achieve a goal. Perhaps you could work together to make a plan for a reaching a goal as a family. Your student can even show you the hand motions for Habit 2...try it all together!
Week of November 19-23
November 21 - November 25 - No School - Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.
On the Horizon:
- Monday, November 26 - Katie Emert will be recognized at the School Board Meeting
- Wednesday, November 28 - NEST Meeting
- Thursday, November 29 - Marking Period Ends
- Friday, November 30 - Work Day - No School
- December 3-7 - PTA Holiday Shop
- Friday, December 7 - Report Cards go home
- Monday, December 10 - Spirit Day - Wear your Randolph Spirit Wear
News from the Randolph Art Room
Art-i-facts and Artsy News
Hi all! It’s Ms. Werner from the Art room. I just wanted to share what we’ve been up to in the art room! So far this year we have painted paper, made special self portraits, an autumn collage or painting and most recently a special ceramic item. YIPPEE! Some children also did some 3D pumpkins, leaf rubbings nad beaded indian corn which decorated the board office last month! Beautiful!! In ceramics, children made ( K-center) pumpkins, ( 1st) cats, ( 2nd) mummies, (3rd) ghosts and (4th) witch hats. These items are cooling from the second firing and will be arriving home next week on your child’s art day. Soooooo, check that backpack! Next, children are working on an artist notebook. Artists draw and record new learning too. Writing and drawing are important skills to develop so we are incorporating this into our activities in the art room this year. Then, children will be learning about how art has been something people have been creating since the stone age! Students will be working on a piece from the stone age, Egyptian, Greek/Roman eras or the middle ages depending on your child's age or grade. Should be very interesting! Art from history!
Remember that we will be getting messy in art class ( YES!) so please do send in an old t-shirt for your kiddo to slip on over their clothes on art day. I LOOOOOVE helpers, volunteers, extra hands and all of that in the art room. Please consider helping out on your child’s art class day if you can. The art show will be ….DRUM ROLL PLEASE, Wednesday, May 22nd. I would REALLY appreciate having a team of volunteers to help me set up Tuesday, May 21st.
Please email me at :email@example.com and let me know if you’d be available to assist me during the day on May 22nd. It’s going to be a Spring Fling and EPIC! Thanks Everyone and I hope to see some of you soon!
Mrs. Werner started a Pottery Club to give students an opportunity to work with clay and express their creativity. Check out these excited students!
Congratulations to Mrs. Emert! Livonia Public Schools Educator of the Year 2018-19
Randolph PTA Sock Hop Dance Date Change
PTA Meeting - Wednesday, November 12 at 4:15 pm in the Learning Lab
MOD Pizza Night - Thursday, November 15 - Please join the Randolph Staff from 4:00-8:00 as they serve up pizza at this fun fundraiser!
Week of November 12-16
Tuesday, November 13
Wednesday, November 14
- PTA Meeting - 4:15
Thursday, November 15
- MOD Pizza Night - 4-8
Friday, November 16
Week of November 5-9
Tuesday, November 6
- No School - Professional Development Day for teachers
- Make sure to Vote today!
Wednesday, November 7
- Roadrunner Rally - 9:15-9:45 - At our Roadrunner Rally we will recognize students who are doing their BEST in school. BEST is an acronym we talk about here at Randolph that stands for B - Be safe, E - Expect Responsible Behavior, S - Show respect, and T - Teamwork. We will recognize several students at each grade level who are doing their BEST. If your son or daughter comes home with a certificate and a water bottle make a big deal about it at home. It means that the Randolph staff has witnessed them doing their BEST at school all month long.
Thursday, November 8
Friday, November 9
MSU vs. U of M
Week of October 22-26
Parent Teacher Conferences
Week of October 15-19
- Picture Day - Please make sure you send in your picture envelopes or visit mylifetouch.com online this weekend using code: LM748224Y0 to order your pictures.
Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday October 18
- Half Days of School
- Parent Teacher Conferences 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm
Friday, October 19
- Spirit Day - Wear your MSU or U of M gear in celebration of the big game on Saturday.
- Mr. D will be wearing U of M gear thanks to the students tremendous support of the Walk-a-thon. (If you don't know, this will be extremely challenging as I am the BIGGEST MSU FAN EVER!)
THIRD GRADE READING BILL
Are you familiar with the third grade-reading bill? This is sometimes referred to as Public Act 306 or House Bill No. 4822. At parent-teacher conferences, you will receive a copy of your child's fall assessment results. The focus of parent-teacher conferences won't be on the report card, which comes home in December, but rather your child's current progress academically and socially. To address this fall data, every classroom will have a designated period of each day devoted to providing additional supports to struggling learners and enrichment/extension activities for children who are scoring at or above grade level on their assessments. We will also count on you for a home plan to help your child be successful with their grade level expectations. This Third Grade Reading link contains many informational documents from Wayne County RESA, which highlights the third grade-reading bill and the importance of early literacy. Thank you for being an active partner in your child's education.
Week of October 8-12
- We will have our next NEST meeting on Wednesday. These are our cross grade level groups where we learn about the 7 Habits and the new Randolph Behavior Matrix. These lessons take place at 9:15 am during the school day. Make sure to ask your son or daughter what they learned at NEST this week.
- Leader in Me - Painting Night - From 5-6:30, before the PTA meeting, the Randolph staff will be adding a splash of color to our hallways. We will be painting walls in fun colors and prepping them for inspirational quotes around the building. This event is open to all families. If you want to come up and help out please join us. These events are designed to get the students involved in the process of making our school look great. We will have all the materials so simply stop by if you want to help. Then feel free to stay for our PTA meeting beginning at 6:30.
- PTA Meeting - 6:30 in the Learning Lab - Babysitting is available.
Thursday, October 11
- PTA Movie Night - 6-8 pm - Randolph Gym - Please come join the PTA to watch Hotel Transylvania 3. Bring a blanket to sit on and snacks are available for purchase through the Randolph PTA.
Friday, October 12
- First Day for Credit Union Deposits! Please bring in your deposits and students will have an opportunity to head down at lunch and make their deposits.
Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up
Krohn-Johnson - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BACA928ABF94-mrs2
Week of October 1-5
Friday October 5 we will have our Walk-a-thon. This will be a fun event in which the Randolph students will get outside and walk on a designated track. Please do what you can to collect pledges for our walk. All money raised goes to the Randolph PTA who in turn purchases items for the classrooms and puts on fun events for the students all year long. Our goal is $14,000. If we meet this goal you will see me outside in blue and gold with Blue Hair to celebrate the children's accomplishment one day the following week.
Week of September 24-28
We are entering week 4 next week. The students are doing an amazing job learning the routines and our staff completed our first round of assessments with the children. Data collection is ongoing as we make sure that we are meeting the needs of our students academically. The next step is getting students into intervention groups and providing support. You will receive notification if your son or daughter is receiving intervention this year.
On Friday this week we will have our first Spirit Day. Our Spirit Day is wear your favorite sports team gear. I look forward to seeing all that Green and White next Friday.
Please don't forget to collect pledges for the Walk-a-thon. We will have our Walk-a-thon on Friday, October 5. The PTA uses all the money raised to support our students in the classroom through boosk, magazines, and field trips as well as all the fun activity nights throughout the year. Please do what you can to support our amazing PTA.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are October 17 and 18. We will send out digital sign up sheets next week. Please chose a time that works for your family and join us to discuss your son or daughter's progress and make a plan for a successful school year.
Mrs. Shaffer's NEST team
MR. D's NEST Team doing an activity
The students each share what makes them special and then pass the yarn to show that we all bring something to the team.
Week of September 17-21
This week we will have our first NEST meetings.
Curriculum Night - Tuesday, September 11
K - 5-6:15 - Opens with a presentation in the gym by the Livonia Foundation and then moves to the classrooms for Curriculum Presentations.
1,2, Slack, and Thompson - 5:30-6:15 pm
3,4, and Krohn - 6:30-7:15 pm
Meet the New Randolph Staff
Mrs. Werner will be teaching Art this year to most of the Randolph Classrooms. We are happy to have her enthusiasm for art and children here at Randolph this school year. Mrs. Moorton will also be joining us this year to teach classes on Tuesday afternoon. (picture to come)
We are excited to welcome Mr. Bottorff (Mr. B) to Randolph to teach Music this year. He comes with a wealth of music knowledge and experiences and will create a dynamic learning environment for our Randolph musicians.
Please welcome Mrs. Hinderliter to teach Physical Education here at Randolph this school year. She will teach our Monday and Tuesday classes.
Mrs. Horvath joins Randolph Elementary from Kennedy Elementary as a Kindergarten Teacher. We are excited to have Mrs. Horvath join the Kindergarten Team.
Make sure to stop by the Meet the Randolph Team wall in the hallway to learn more about the awesome Randolph Staff.
Week of September 10-14
- Watch Dog Kickoff - 6 pm - gym - This is an opportunity for all our Randolph fathers to come and hear about a wonderful program called Watch Dogs. This program gets dads involved here at Randolph. Fathers can even sign up to volunteer tonight at the event.
- Curriculum Night - See times above.
- PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm - Learning Lab - Childcare available
- Special Lunch with Mr. D for Kindergartners who turned in their summer writing journals.
E-Expect Responsible Behavior