The Roadrunner

Randolph Weekly Family Newsletter

Welcome Back Randolph Roadrunners! Happy New Year!!

Bring on 2022! It was wonderful to see all our smiling Roadrunners return this week. The kids had a great week in which we got back into routines and learning took off. Here we are in 2022 facing many of the same issues as 2021 but with our minds on the future and the second half of the school year for our students. We continue to stay safe at school by wearing masks and keeping our distance but continue to take steps towards normalcy. We did see a spike in Covid cases this week as we returned from break. Almost all cases were reported before we returned and the kids did not come into the school. There were a few this week and we have notified appropriate parties.


With the sudden rise we will be putting a pause on all large group gatherings at the school. All PTA events will be postponed until further notice.


This week we focused on getting back into the swing of school. Next week we continue to delve into the curriculum. We will have a Roadrunner Rally in which we visit classrooms and celebrate students who are doing their BEST. We will look at data and set goals as a school.


Please remember we are here to answer any questions you may have as we navigate this ever changing school year,. Reach out with questions or concerns.

Mrs. Elwood and Ms. Field had a Book Tasting to get kids excited about reading!

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This week at Randolph

It was another great week here at Randolph. Report Cards are viewable today in Parent Connect so please make sure to check them out. In the classrooms, the students and staff are working hard as we progress through the school year.


Tuesday, we hosted our Jolly Jamboree and families had fun shopping for books and gifts as well as some delicious treats and dancing. Wednesday we had our PTA meeting and we wrapped up the week with some learning and fun today.


Next week we will have our final days of the 2021 calendar year. There will be holiday celebrations as we move towards 2022. I want to thank all the parents that signed up to cover recess duty for staff next week. This is a very much appreciated gesture. Please make sure you have filled out an iChat form if you will be coming in to volunteer and watch the kids at recess.

Holiday Reading Ideas

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Holiday Fun at Randolph

Happy Thanksgiving - Randolph Updates

We will be in school Monday and Tuesday next week. Thanksgiving break begins Wednesday, November 24 and the kids will have no school the rest of the week. School resumes Monday, November 29.


I want to thank all our families for their patience this week at pick up. We have two buses canceled this week so that adds up to 150 cars to pick up. Staff have been out there to direct traffic and we appreciate your patience as we dismiss safely. The lots have been cleared by 4:05 each day which is pretty remarkable based on the number of cars. Most importantly, the kids have been dismissed safely. Thank you!


I have had several questions about last years yearbook. There were some issues with production from the company we use. They are being printed and we hope to have them home to everyone by Christmas Break.


Have a safe and happy weekend!


Mr. D

Randolph Book Fair

Dear Randolph Families,

The book fair is coming Dec. 6-10, and I'm looking for volunteers. Students will be able to shop during their LMC time, and families can shop during our "Jolly Jamboree: Shop, Books, & Boogie" from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, December 7th. I will also have a make-up shopping time on Thursday, Dec. 9th for students who weren't able to shop during their LMC time. If you are able to help to set up, tear down, or work at any of events, please sign up on the sheet below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4aaea929a31-book4


Thank you for your support!

Lisa Zaar

Media Specialist

lzaar@livoniapublicschools.org

Fall Fest Was a Success! Thank you Randolph PTA!

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Parking Lot Changes - Help Needed

In order to keep our students safe at drop off and pick up we need all parents to use the North Parking Lot. The South Lot is for buses only. We have been allowing Kindergarten parents to drop off in the South Lot but this needs to change. There are cars blocking buses. Students are crossing the street in front of cars and buses and it is not safe. Beginning Monday, no cars will be allowed to enter the South Lot from 8:45-9 am and 4-4:15 pm. Thanks for your support in keeping our students safe.

News from the Art Room

Hi everyone!

First of all, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all that ordered from square art! It was my first time doing a fundraiser and YOU made it a huge success! Thank you so much! I am currently shopping around for a COOL display case for the kids 3/D art! Now if I could just get that kiln room cleaned up so we can use it! 😳


Next, I wanted to let you all in on our next continental art adventure- Asia! First, we made art representative of North America- the USA and Canada. Now we are looking at cultural beauty from Asia! After Asia we will “ travel” to Europe! If anyone has any interest in sharing any artifacts or talking to the children about art or culture- let me know. Or if anyone has considered volunteering during your child’s art class, we love helping hands in the art room. YOU are always welcome and invited! If you’ve never volunteered, check with Mrs. Coyne or Mrs. Stoppa on that form you need before volunteering.


Finally, look for that amazing art to arrive at Randolph ( if you had it shipped to school) on the 17th of November! I’ll get it to you ASAP so watch those backpacks!


Happy Artsy November all! Lisa Werner


Great things are happening at Randolph!

This week we had so much fun learning here at Randolph! The students are working hard and great things are happening as I visit the classrooms.


Today was a special day in the Randolph Gym as we kicked off our Young Athletes Program. A Big Thank You to Mrs. Plum for bringing this program to Randolph! Our athletes and their peer mentors had so much fun. Here is a link to the folder where Mrs. Plum will store pictures of the activities throughout the year.



Young Athletes Pictures


We are also collecting gently used Halloween Costumes in the lobby to support our Livonia PTSA. They hope to set up a Halloween costume closet for kids who need costumes in years to come.


Upcoming Dates:

Friday November 12 - Fall Festival - Make Up Date:)

Wednesday, November 24-Sunday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Recess

We also celebrated our Orioles Football players and Cheerleaders who made the Super Bowl and will play on Sunday. Good Luck Orioles!

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Color Run Fun!

Our Randolph Roadrunners did an amazing job raising funds for our school. The Color Run raised over $27,000! This money will all go directly back to our students through Field Trips, technology supports, free events, online subscriptions, and more. The kids had a blast running today.

Square 1 Art Fundraiser

All orders are due by November 1. Thanks for supporting our Randolph Art Program!

LPS Playground Update

Playground Updates in LPS

With the community’s passage of the 2021 Bond Initiative this past May, the District wanted to immediately begin the process of replacing much of the older and unsafe playground equipment and structures so the playgrounds would be ready for Fall 2021. The Board of Education approved the purchase of playground structures at its May meeting. The information from the vendor and installer given to LPS in May 2021 was that delivery from the manufacturer would take approximately 6-8 weeks and then the installation would take another 8-10 weeks. At that time, with that information, LPS understood the playgrounds would be completed, for the most part, in August and September.


LPS started first with the removal of the structures deemed to be no longer safe; then, through the summer months, continued with the removal of the remaining structures scheduled to be replaced with the expectation of the delivery cycle starting in July. Unfortunately, the supply chain issues that have struck so many industries across the country caught up to this project. Steel and plastic, two key items making up our play structures, are in high demand and low supply. The shortages in the trucking industry have also affected our playgrounds. The vendor contacted LPS to inform us a few schools’ structures would be delivered, but the majority would be delayed an unknown amount of time. A few weeks ago, LPS was updated by the playground vendor stating the new estimated delivery for many of our schools, but then shortly after forwarded a letter from the manufacturer which stated they apologize for the delays, as those delays are out of their control. Based on this latest information, we do not currently have an accurate Estimated Time of Arrival for the structures to share from the companies involved.


LPS understands this delay means the loss of playground structures for our students and community throughout this fall. We appreciate our schools adapting to this by sharing playgrounds with all students and finding different activities for students to play at recess. Despite your school being without a second large playground structure, our students do have access to other play structures, events and of course enjoy a wide variety of activities at recess. With guidance from their teachers and our Physical Education staff, you may find our elementary-age students socializing with each other, playing tag & four square, or enjoying team sports such as soccer and football. In addition, their creative imaginations often invent new games that help them learn valuable skills outside of the classroom such as sharing, taking turns, and realizing winning and losing is not as important as the fun they have with one another outside.


In closing, we thank you for your patience and understanding. We are all very excited for the wonderful playgrounds our children will be afforded by the community’s support of the bond.

Updates for this week

Greetings Randolph Community.


This week we have a couple changes to our normal schedule. On Wednesday we will have our PLC time for the staff. These meetings will take place in the morning and are a time for professional growth for our staff. On Wednesday students will have a half day in the PM. Our school day will run from 1-4 pm. Buses will run if your child rides the bus. You can add 4 hours to your am bus time to determine when they will be picked up that day. End of day will be normal dismissal.


Wednesday evening we will have our next virtual PTA Meeting for the school year. Please join our virtual meeting by clicking here Randolph PTA Meeting. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm on Wednesday.



Meeting ID: 814 0103 4438

Passcode: FrzP7U



On Friday we will have our Color Run in the afternoon. The event will kick off at 3 pm and students will spend approximately 30 minutes traveling around our course. Students will celebrate the completion with a popsicle at 3:30 before heading home at 4 pm. The students did an amazing job raising funds for our school. The color run will bring in over $27,000 to support our Roadrunners here at school!

PTA Reflections

This year we have a parent chairing the Reflections program. Reflections is an opportunity for all our artists out there to be recognized for their talent. Please check out the following attachments for more information about the Reflections program.


Reflections


Entry Form

Check out this cool video featuring our Randolph Kindergarten Team.

Great Happenings in LPS Kindergarten

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Sheets

Please join us for our Parent Teacher Conferences the evening on October 13, afternoon and evening of October 14, and afternoon of October 15. Sign up sheets for each teacher can be found by clicking on the link below.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Week of October 11-15

Monday, October 11


Tuesday, October 12


Wednesday, October 13


  • Parent Teacher Conferences - 5-8 pm - Virtual


Thursday, October 14


  • 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 12:10
  • Parent Teacher Conferences - 1-4pm and 5-8 pm - in person


Friday, October 15


  • 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 12:10
  • Parent Teacher Conferences - 1-4 pm


Other Important Dates:

October 20 - PTA Meeting - Virtual

October 22 - Color Run

Calendar Changes

A district communication came out yesterday explaining some added 1/2 days to the schedule. These 1/2 days are for teacher professional development. Please add them to your calendar. Afternoon times will be communicated next week.


October 20 - No school in the morning

December 8 -No school in the afternoon

February 2 - No School in the morning

April 27 - No School in the afternoon

May 25 - No School in the morning

Food Service Highlights in LPS


Did You Know…..

  • All LPS students are eligible for free school meals during this school year. This means any LPS student may choose to have breakfast and/or lunch every school day. This is because all school districts across the country were able to receive a federal waiver to serve breakfast and lunch meals, at no charge to families, for every student, regardless of financial status.

  • We’re serving A LOT of meals this year! It is wonderful to see so many of our students accessing this service. So you know...here are some quick district stats about the first 23 school days in fall 2019 compared to the first 23 school days of 2021.

2019~First 23 school days:

Breakfast = 21,224 meals served in LPS

Lunch = 81,914 meals served in LPS

Total = 103,138 meals served in LPS


2021~First 23 school days:

Breakfast = 45,206 meals served in LPS (113% increase)

Lunch = 120,972 meals served in LPS (48% increase)

Total = 166,178 meals served in LPS (61% increase)


  • Menus occasionally need to be adjusted. There are several reasons for menu changes. In short, the national supply chain challenges that are occurring in almost every industry, also exist in food service. With schools across the country offering many more meals than ever before, due to the waiver, food supply companies are having some trouble keeping up. Additionally, the trucking industry is also facing pretty big delays due to the shortage of truck drivers, which impacts delivery of items to the suppliers. While we order a wide variety of food items each week, if an item does not get delivered, LPS Food Service replaces it with a comparable item. Here’s a good article explaining how this is affecting schools across the country: School Meal Supply Shortages

  • If your child is a hearty eater, he/she is able to both access a breakfast or lunch AND bring their own snack or lunch from home.

  • Families, regardless of household income, are able to receive these free meals throughout the 2021-2022 school year. However, families (as applicable) should still complete the Free / Reduced Application: Horizon Free & Reduced Apps (horizonsolana.com) on an annual basis, as this allows our school district to continue to receive federal funding and allows families who qualify to access additional fee reductions (ie: Pay to Participate fee reductions; AP exam fee reductions and others).

  • We are very thankful for the efforts of our Food & Nutrition department staff, who have worked tirelessly to respond to the increased meal service needs!

We are hopeful this information is helpful to you and provides some insights into how the Food & Nutrition Services Department of Livonia Public Schools provides for our students.

Good Fellows Donations this Holiday Season

Well it’s that time again! The Livonia GoodFellows will be running our Canned Food & Toy Drive the same as last year. We will be collecting Non Perishable Food & Toys at
>> Dickinson Center located at 18000 Newburg Rd. Livonia. 48152
>> Our collection Days will be
>> November. 7th. Sunday. 12pm to 3pm
>> November. 13th. Saturday. 9am to 12pm
>> November. 14th. Sunday. 12pm to 3pm
>> November 20th Saturday. 9am to 12pm
>> November. 21st. Sunday. 12pm to 3pm
>> Our volunteers can either do Curbside Collecting when the cars pull up or they can bring the donations inside and place in designated boxes that will be marked.
>> The Livonia GoodFellows would like you to know how much we appreciate your understanding the changes we’ve had to make during these crazy times the last year!
>> FYI - Last years Drive (2020) was very successful and we were able to help 166 Families (416 Children) enjoy their Christmas a little more! We could not have done it without our Livonia Schools!!! So a BIG THANK YOU to your School & All of your Students that Help The Livonia GoodFellows every year making sure
>> NO CHILD WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS is Successful

Randolph Updates

Busing

Please make sure to read through the transportation communication that came out yesterday. Click Here if you missed it. To sum it up, we are at a critical shortage of bus drivers. This will cause bus routes to be canceled each week. The canceled routes will be notified on Friday so they are aware for the upcoming week. Each route will be effected for one week. This will impact our bus riders here at Randolph. I will try and communicate out the canceled routes as well if they effect us here at Randolph. We have no routes effected for next week.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will the evening of October 13 (5-8 pm), afternoon (1-4 pm) and evening (5-8 pm) of October 14, and on the afternoon of October 15 (1-4 pm). Parents can decide whether they are more comfortable with an in-person conference or virtual. All virtual conferences will be on Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon. All in-person conferences will be on Thursday afternoon and evening.


Sign up sheets will be sent home by your classroom teacher for conferences.


Pick Up and Drop Off

Please do not pull in to the loading area in the south parking lot. This causes dangerous situations with cars backing up and walkers heading home. Please also do not block the entrance to either lot while waiting in the car line. This makes it hard for those that want to park and walk to get their students from school.

Week of September 26

It was another great week here at Randolph. The students are doing a great job learning our BEST expectations. We will have our first Roadrunner Rally next week in which we celebrate students who are following our expectations. Watch for this next week as it will be a virtual presentation at first.


I want to thank everyone who came to our first virtual PTA meeting. The Randolph PTA does so much for our students and we really appreciate your support. The Color Run is right around the corner. Please see the update from PTA below for more information. If you are interested in joining the PTA please use this link to join: https://randolphelementary.memberhub.com/store/items/15641


Monday will be the PTA Mum pick up from 3-5 pm in the south parking lot.


We look forward to another great week at Randolph.


Thanks for your continued support.


Mr. D

PTA News

COLOR RUN UPDATE!!!

Current Donations: $11,020

Top class: Mrs. Gierak's Kindergarten class -- woo!!

**Top class will win an Ice Cream party!


Please be sure to register your student to accept online donations:

http://shop.schoolathon.org/ParticipantRegistration2018/FRSelect.asp

Group ID: 150521


All envelopes with cash and/or check donations are DUE BY 10/1.

*If possible, please combine check donations into one check made payable to Randolph Elementary PTA

Week of September 20

Greetings Randolph Community,


We are off to a great start to the school year here at Randolph. Last week was safety week. We practiced all our safety drills here at school so everyone knows what to do in an emergency. The classrooms also worked hard on procedures so that we can have a fantastic school year. This week we continue our beginning of the year testing with i Ready assessments and Reading Level Assessments. These are two important data points that help us set up interventions and small group instruction in the classroom. If you have concerns about how your child is doing, please reach out to your teacher next week as we will have more information about where they are starting the school year.


This week we will have our first PTA meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be virtual, so please join us for our first meeting of the year. The Randolph PTA does so much for our staff and students. Please consider joining and coming to hear about the plans for this school year.



Join the Randolph PTA Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84184842152?pwd=dXFtVFplOVZlcjFlQldNQ1p5ckpsZz09


Meeting ID: 841 8484 2152

Passcode: Ksj8L4



Friday, Mr. D will host the pizza lunch for Kindergarten students who turned in their journals. Remember if you did your summer journal and turn it in you are invited to celebrate with Mr. D. Invitations will come home today:)


Pick Up Plan

Please make sure that your son or daughter knows your pick up plan each day. Any changes to the plan need to be communicated to the staff in writing. It is very important that kids know how they are getting home and that the plan does not change during the school day. Emergencies do happen and plans need to change. Please call the office by 2:30 pm if this happens as we want to make sure that we get every child home safely everyday.


That's all for this week. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Kindergarten Families

The Competitive Edge is a college savings program that Livonia Public Schools helps you set up to start saving now. Please view the following presentation for more information.


COMPETITIVE EDGE: K PRESENTATION and LINKS


https://youtu.be/f2DhhUw74Cw

News from the Art Room

Hi Everyone!

It’s me, Mrs. Werner from the art room here at Randolph Elementary! I have a few newsworthy items to share with you! First of all, I want to welcome everyone to IN PERSON (please let it stay that way) art this year! I have a great year planned for our artists. We will be taking a little trip around the world to study artists and make artwork from all over the globe! FUN! Next, I am doing a fundraiser called Square1Art to raise funds for the ART program here at Randolph. EXCITING! It’s simple and very cool. Your child’s art will be available to purchase on a variety of items. Paperwork pertaining to this fundraiser will be emailed and hard copies will also be sent home for you later this month. The deadline for ordering will be November 23, 2021. MORE WILL come home on this later this month. Lastly, the Randolph art show is still TBD but the DISTRICT Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for Thursday April 7, 2022. I look forward to making amazing art with all of our Randolph Roadrunners this year. If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to email lwerner@livoniapublicschools.org.

Here’s to a great year! Lisa Werner-Randolph Art Teacher

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Drop off and Pick Up

Greetings Randolph Community!

We are excited to welcome our Roadrunners on Tuesday. Please don't forget that we start school Tuesday, September 7. The first day is a half day ending at 12:10. We are once again having a gentle arrival this year. Students may begin entering the building at 8:40 am and we will begin the school day at 8:55 am. Please check out the attached document for door locations (we made some slight changes) and drop off info.

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LMC Info

Volunteer in the Library!

Dear Randolph Families,

I'm looking for some volunteers to work in the LMC. I hope you will consider signing up to work during your student(s) scheduled library time. The job can handle 1-2 volunteers per class. (The younger the students, the greater the need for volunteers!) Volunteers check in and check out books, shelve books, process materials, and help in the computer lab as needed. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! It's a fun place to work with the kids and provide a wonderful service to the school. Thank you to all who are able to volunteer!

(p.s. Don't worry if you can't commit to weekly volunteering, I always need temporary volunteer help during our bi-annual book fairs!)

Sincere Thanks, Lisa Zaar (Media Specialist)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4aaea929a31-library7

Welcome Back Randolph Roadrunners

Welcome Back!


We are very excited to kick off the 2021-2022 School Year on Tuesday, September 7. The first day of school will be a half day ending at 12:10. We will host our Open House this year before school starts so that our Roadrunners and families may meet their teacher, see the room and building, and meet some friends. Open House will be on Tuesday, August 31 from 5-7 pm. All staff, families, and students will be required to wear masks to keep everyone safe. Please join us for a fun filled evening. Students will find out their teachers by entering the lobby and finding their name on class lists. Make sure to stop in to our special areas where you will find some fun activities and enjoy a treat from the Randolph PTA.


Please see our opening letter for important information for the upcoming school year.


Opening Letter



Please reach out with any questions or concerns.


Mr. D


mdaraska@livoniapublicschools.org

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LPS Mitigation

Wayne County came out with a mask mandate for all staff and students today. Please watch for an update of mitigation procedures from Livonia Public Schools.

Churchill Triad Spirit wear

We are once again selling Churchill Triad Spirit wear. All our Randolph Roadrunners are a part of the Churchill Triad. Let's show our spirit with these fun shirts.


https://churchilltriad2021.itemorder.com/sale


Randolph specific gear will be available as we start the school year. Our Randolph PTA will host a sale soon:)

Lunch and Recess Help Needed

Greetings Randolph Community!


We are in need of lunch and recess monitors. If you are interested in helping out here at Randolph during lunch time please let us know. The shift runs from 12-1:30 pm and you would be responsible for monitoring students while they eat as well as out on the playground. Please let us know if you are interested. You can email Mr. D at: mdaraska@livoniapublicschools.org or call our office and speak with Mrs. Coyne (734)-7442770.

Blessings in a Backpack

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Blessings in a Backpack-Livonia is an all-volunteer program designed to provide students who are in need, with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. If you participate in this program, your child will receive a bag at the end of every week of school (Thursday or Friday), filled with non-perishable food for the weekend. There is no cost to you for participating in this program. No further information is required. Your information will not be shared. If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out and submit the form using the link below as soon as possible. We are requesting your name and email address, so that a confirmation of registration will be emailed to you. Delivery will begin the week of September 13th.

https://forms.gle/qUsPZm1J23fumJqg6

If your child participated in the program last year we do need a new enrollment form for this school year.

Currently, we are providing prepackaged bags so we are unable to customize for allergies or religious dietary needs. We apologize for any inconvenience.

****You will need to complete a separate form for each child that you wish to enroll.****

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at biablivonia@gmail.com

Last Week of School

We are heading into our last week of school. This is an exciting time for all our students as they finish out the school year and head into summer. Next week will be filled with classroom parties and celebrations. Teachers will communicate those details directly to their classes. Here is a rundown of some important information heading into next week.


Chromebook Return - Today a Chromebook Return form will come home. Please fill out the top portion of the form and return the form with your student's Chromebook and charger. Each teacher will be communicating their return date. All Chromebooks must be returned by Friday, June 18.


Monday, June 14

  • Kindergarten Graduation - 1:45 - This will take place behind the school near the Kindergarten doors. All parents are welcome to join us. There will be a section for each teacher. Please bring an outdoor chair and enjoy as we celebrate these amazing Kindergarten students.


Tuesday, June 15


Wednesday, June 16

  • Reading Month Celebration - See Schedule - We will bring classes out at their designated time and have a little fun to end the school year and celebrate their reading.


Thursday, June 17

  • 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 12:20


Friday, June 18

  • Fourth Grade Clap Out - We are planning on having a clap out this year. If you have a Fourth Grade student please join us at 12 (noon) as we will encircle the school outside. The students will walk around the perimeter of the school as a group for one last time. We will clap for them and wish them the very best as they head off to Johnson Upper Elementary.
  • 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 12:20
  • Last Day of School


Have a safe and happy summer!

Medication Pick Up

Please pick up your child’s medication from the 2020-2021 school year on the last day of school, Friday, June 18 (arrangements may be made with Mrs. Coyne for Monday, June 21 or Tuesday, June 22, if needed). Any medication that is left at Randolph after Tuesday, June 22, will be discarded.

Randolph Field Day 2021

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Randolph Updates

Happy Friday! It was another great week here at Randolph. We appreciate your continued support as we head into our final weeks of school. The following items will help you navigate the final weeks and stay connected with Randolph.

  1. Friday, May 28 is a half day (12:10 dismissal) and there is no school Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day
  2. Tuesday, June 2 Randolph will host a Parent Night - Click here to learn more!
  3. Friday, June 4 is Field Day
  4. Tuesday, June 8 is Kindergarten Round Up - NO School for current Kindergarten students.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Mike Daraskavich

Randolph Field Day


Dear Roadrunners. Field Day is Friday, June 4. Please read the schedule below. We need your help to make this a successful event. Please consider volunteering to run an event or to help with a class. Randolph Field Day Volunteers


9:10-10:00 - 4th grade + Slack

10:05-10:55 - Kindergarten + Longworth

11:00-11:50 - 3rd Grade + Petoskey

12:00-1:00 LV Classes

1:30-2:20 - 2nd Grade

2:25-3:15 - 1st Grade

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Book Fair

MONDAY NIGHT SHOPPING: OPEN TIMES AVAILABLE!

There are open shopping times on Monday evening for Book Fair Shopping, so I would like to open up this opportunity to ALL Randolph families. If you would like to sign up for a time, please go to Sign-Up Genius and choose an open slot.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4aaea929a31-lvshopping

  • Please choose only "1" slot per family. (Including more people in your sign-up limits others from coming. We can accommodate 4 families at a time.)
  • Try to stick to your shopping time/allotment
  • Please hand sanitize on your way into the fair. (I will have hand sanitizer available on both ends of the media center)
  • First come, first serve!

Thanks for all of your support! I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar faces on Monday! Questions? lzaar@livoniapublicschools.org

Lisa Zaar, Media Specialist


Randolph Updates

Tuesay, May 11 - PTA Meeting - This is our final PTA meeting for the year. Please join us using Zoom. PTA Meeting Link Password: 7z6Mmq


Wednesday, May 12 - Author Presentation - Peter Reynolds Author of Say Something! will be joining us to teach the students about writing books and life as an author.


May 28 - 1/2 Day and May 31 - No School


June 4 Field Day - More info to come soon.


June 8 Kindergarten Orientation - This event is for incoming Kindergarten students


June 17 and 18 - Half Days of School


June 18 - Last Day of School - Fourth Grade Clap Out - (outdoor, Parents welcome)

LMC News

Dear Families,

We are having an in-person Book Fair May 13-19. Please visit the Book Fair Web Page for information:

https://sites.google.com/livoniapublicschools.org/maybookfair2021/home


3 Ways to Shop: Online, Personal Shopping, In-Person

Online Shopping (Begins May 8)

Order books through our Online Book Fair.

Personal Shopping Form

Order books straight off the fair, and we will personally shop for you! You must use eWallet for this service. Books will be delivered to teachers or through classroom pick-up/drop-off bins.


Face to Face Randolph Students Shop During LMC Time ONLY (no exceptions!)


Thursday, May 13: Francis, Nehs, Lubbers, McDonald, Smith

Friday, May 14: Emert, Horvath, Petoskey, Dennis, Mitchell, Field

Monday, May 17: Hillard, Longworth, Gierak, and Livonia Virtual Classes (sign-up required for LV--refer to link on the Book Fair Web Page)

Tuesday, May 18: Slack, Shepler, Elwood

Wednesday, May 19: Curtis, Drabicki, Quigley

Questions?

lzaar@livoniapublicschools.org


Thanks for your support!

Lisa Zaar, Media Specialist

Churchill Summer Sports Camps

Please check out all the fun summer sports camps at Churchill:


Summer Camps

Randolph Updates

Happy Friday Randolph Families!


It was another fantastic week here at Randolph. This week we started our state testing for grades 3 and 4 and the students worked really hard. We are very proud of the effort they are putting forth. I can't believe next week is May already. Where did the school year go? Here are some important dates and info for the upcoming weeks.



  • Next week is teacher appreciation week. Please join me in thanking our amazing Randolph staff next week.
  • May begins Math Month. Please join in the challenges each week and see how many lessons you can pass in i Ready math. Celebrate Math all month long.
  • Tuesday, May 4 - No School - Staff PD Day - Please get out and Vote!
  • May 12 - Author Visit - Peter Reynolds, Author of Say Something
  • May 28 - Reading Month Celebration
Livonia Virtual Information

If you are interested in Livonia Virtual information and sign up for next school year click here.

Churchill Triad Pride

Churchill Triad Pride

Check out this awesome spirit wear that was created in partnership with our Churchill Triad! Our Randolph Roadrunners will be heading to Johnson Upper Elementary for 5th and 6th grade, then Frost Middle School for 7th and 8th grade, then will finish their educational career in LPS as a Churchill Charger!! We are proud of our Churchill Triad and want our students to “feel the spirit”. Orders are being taken now through April 30th! Don’t miss out!

https://churchilltriad2021.itemorder.com/sale

Livonia Virtual Elementary 2021-2022


This weekend you will receive another correspondence regarding Livonia Virtual(LV) 2021-2022 at the Elementary level along with the election link. Please carefully review all LV materials prior to consideration of Livonia Virtual for your student. If you request your child to have in-person instruction for the next year, there is no need to complete any forms. They will automatically be enrolled for in-person instruction.

Week of April 19-23

  • Virtual PTA Meeting - Tuesday, April 20 - 6:30 pm - Click here
  • MSTEP testing will begin April 26 for all third and fourth grade students. This is an important assessment in which we see how our Roadrunners are progressing in the State's grade level expectations. I sent out a letter with more details a couple week sago. If you missed it, click here for more information. Please keep in mind that all virtual students do need to come into school to take this assessment. Please reach out if you have any questions.
  • No school - May 4 - Professional Development Day - There will also be voting here in the schools.
  • May is Math Month! Help us celebrate math month by participating in our Weekly Challenges. We also want to promote Math iReady all month long. Try and see how many lessons you can pass in Math iReady!!
  • May 12 - Peter Reynolds author of Say Something! will be presenting to our students virtually. It is always exciting when we can have a real author talk to the kids. Every Randolph student will get a copy of his book thanks to the generosity of our Randolph Families.

May is Math Month

This May we will be celebrating Randolph's 5th Math Month! Our theme this year is Math Superheroes. Your child will be bringing home a problem solving packet for Math Month. There are 4 problems for your child to complete, one for each week in May.


We will also be having a contest to see which class can pass the most amount of Math iReady lessons each week in May. The classes with the most lessons passed will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party!



iReady Challenge


All classes will be celebrating Math at the end of the month with a playground scavenger hunt!

Let's be math superheroes!


Here are the links for the packets...


2021 Math Month.Kindergarten.docx


2021 Math Month.First Grade Randolph


2021 Math Month.Second Grade.docx


2021 Math Month.Third Grade Randolph.docx


2021 Math Month.Fourth Grade.docx

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Livonia Fine Arts Festival

Please take a minute to view the beautiful art that has been created by our Livonia Public Schools students. The following link will take you to the Fine Arts Show for 2021. Thank you Mrs. Werner for your hard work and dedication to our Randolph artists.


Enjoy the show!


Fine Arts Festival

Summer SACC

We are happy to announce that we have openings in our Summer Activity Club, also known as

Summer SACC. This summer we are running 4 full-time classrooms. The daily rate is $45.00 a

day per child. A registration fee of $45.00 ($30 for each additional child) will be due & paid

online at the time of registration.

Summer Activity Club Registration Information

Follow this link EZChildTrack Parent Portal – Quick Start for the billing and registration

process. It includes directions on how to use the new EZchildtrack program. This link will open

for registration on Monday, April 19th from 9:00 am- 6:00 pm, or until filled.

There are five steps to the registration process. Each page will allow you 20 minutes before the

system is automatically timed out. You will need your child’s physician’s information and

emergency contact information while registering. If your session is timed out, you will need to

begin the process again. Please note: You will be unable to use your cell phone to register.

During the registration process, on the Terms and Conditions page, you will be asked to click on

the "agree button" for each required form. You will also need to complete, download each

fillable form and bring them with you on the first day of camp.

Please contact the SACC office if you have any questions. Our phone number is 734-744-2966

or you can email me at mcapener@livoniapublicschools.org

We look forward to offering this safe and affordable child care opportunity for your children this

summer.


--

Marranda Capener

Livonia Public Schools

School-Age Child Care Supervisor

(734) 744-2966

Calendar Change

Dear Parents/Guardians,
We would like to update you on an important calendar change that will soon occur. The previously scheduled April 30 day off for all students (due to staff professional development) has been changed to Tuesday, May 4. There will be no school, districtwide, on May 4.
Please be sure to make that change on your calendars and plan to send your student to school for a full day on Friday, April 30.
Thank you.

Randolph Updates

  • On Monday we will have a Livonia Public Schools Camera Crew here at Randolph documenting a day in the life of a Randolph Kindergarten Student. We are excited to welcome them and honored that they want to celebrate Randolph Elementary.
  • On Tuesday (4/13) we will have our next PTA Meeting. This meeting will be a virtual meeting at 6:30 pm. Click Here to attend the meeting.
  • On Wednesday (4/14) Randolph will host our Parent Information Night for incoming Kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. Link for Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting.

Congratulations Randolph Artists

Today we recognized all our Randolph Artists that were selected to represent our school at the District Art Fair. They received and award today in school and we want to congratulate all of them for their hard work in Art.


4th Grade

Cadence O’Keefe

Abigail Galperin

Avery De Bat

Colin Pierce

Danielle Batog

Emma Osenkowski

Sawyer Colvin

Natalie Davis

Emmett Thompson


3rd Grade

Ava Stott

Ari Loos

Cynthia Williamson

Lillian Schneider


2nd Grade

Avíanna Dare

Salvador Fraga- Soustina


1st Grade

Harper Grose

Aviana Waidmann


Kindergarten

Kepler Smith

Kimmy Heitjan

Mrs. Korovesis' Class was on the News this morning!

Mrs. Korovesis' Fourth Graders won a contest through channel 4 News for Reading Month. Check out the video here!!


Reading Month

Randolph Updates

  • There is no school from March 30-April 2 for Spring Break. We look forward to seeing everyone back on April 5.
  • Reading Month wrapped up today and the students accomplished their goal! We will have a celebration for each classroom in May where Mr. D takes each class for a special outside event with a treat. More to come on the celebration!
  • Our April PTA Meeting is on the 13th.


Meet the Battle Teams

Battle of the Books

On Thursday we had our Battle of the Books! This year was our first ever Virtual Battle. The students entered the contest through a Zoom from their classroom. All classes participated whether they were virtual or in person. We used Kahoot to send in our answers and the kids had a blast! Each team dressed like a different time period as we traveled through time this Reading Month. Check out the Pics below.

Livonia Virtual 2021-2022

Livonia Virtual will be offered next year at the elementary level. In the month of April the elementary design for Livonia Virtual 2021-2022 will be shared with our Board of Education and the Livonia Public Schools community. During the month of May we will send out a communication to families if they want to enroll their elementary child(ren) in Livonia Virtual for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have a child in secondary school, please refer to the Livonia Virtual communications that are located at Livonia Virtual.

Fourth Grade - Grit Projects and Essays


Fourth Grade-Grit Projects and Essays


Randolph Fourth Graders have been hard at work the past few months! They have researched many individuals-past and present. They determined the challenges those individuals have faced throughout their life. Then, they identified what those individuals needed [grit, determination, self-belief, teamwork, support, perseverance, etc.] in order to overcome their challenges. They have all written multi-paragraph essays, and our F2F students chose one specific person to “bring to life”.

Week of March 15-19

Tuesday, March 16

  • PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm - Learning Lab


Friday, March 19

  • No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
  • Report Cards available in the Parent Portal - Report Cards will only be viewable online. If you are having trouble viewing your son or daughter's Report Card follow the steps below or call our office. 734-744-2700.

How do I View My Son or Daughter's Report Card?

1. Visit the Livonia Public Schools Website

2. Click on the parents tab

3. Click on Parent Connect

4. Click on Parent Portal

5. Login and chose your student

6. Click on Student Documents, Report Card


This Link will give you more info on Parent Connect. Parent Connect

Reading Month Update

Happy Friday! The kids are doing amazing. This week they read 1096 hours for a total of 1913 hours. They are almost half way to our goal and we still have 2 weeks to go. New reading logs came home today so get started this weekend. Happy Reading!


This week we asked our amazing Randolph Community to partner with our school so that every student gets a book a s a gift for Battle of the Books. Thank you so very much!! We also had Representative Laurie Pohutsky guest read to our second grade classes today and the kids went back to the 70's (pictures below).

We went back to the 70's here at Randolph today! Happy Reading Month!

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Updates

Report Cards

Our second trimester ends next week. Report Cards will be completed by March 16 and can be viewed March 18 on Parent Connect. Please make sure to reach out if you have any questions about your son or daughter's progress this school year.


Half Days

On March 12 we will have our next 1/2 day for the school year. Our school day end time will change to 12:20. Please plan on picking up at 12:20 on March 12. This will be our ending time on all 1/2 days moving forward.


PTA Meeting

Our next PTA Meeting will be Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting in person at Randolph. Babysitting will be available and we will also stream the meeting for those that are more comfortable attending from home.

Reading Month Update

The kids did a great job reading this week. Our goal is 4,000 hours this month and in week one we read 817 hours. Today we time traveled back to the early 1900's Check out some of the students who dressed up below. New tracking sheets will come home today. Get started reading this weekend for week 2.
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Ms. Genord's Virtual Kindergartners made Oobleck and read Bartholomew and the Oobleck as a part of reading month fun

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Reading Ideas for Home

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Calendar Change

Please note that there is a change in our calendar for the month of March. On Friday, March 19 there will be no school. This will be a professional development day for the LPS staff. This is a change from previous communications so please make sure to mark your calendars.


March 12 - 1/2 Day

March 19 - No School

March 29-April 2 - No School - Spring Break

March is Reading Month

March is Reading Month! This is one of our favorite times of the year as we celebrate Reading and challenge the kids to read all month long. This year I will be once again challenging the students to read 4,000 hours! We will be tracking our reading each week and celebrating at the end of the month if we can accomplish our goal. A letter will come home on Monday, explaining the challenge as well as providing a reading calendar with fun events all month long.

Lunch Program

Beginning Monday breakfast and lunch will be free for all Randolph students. Students will need to order in the morning just like normal but there will be no charge for their lunch. All ala carte items will still have a charge. Milk remains 50 cents. We hope this program provides some relief for families during this challenging time.

Next Week

Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16 - No School

  • We wish all our Roadrunner Families a wonderful President's Weekend and Valentines Day. Please keep in mind that there is no school Monday and Tuesday.


Wednesday, February 17


Thursday, February 18

  • Picture Retake Day
  • 100th Day of School - The 100th day is always a celebration in Elementary School. We build for this day all year long. Please feel free to dress like you are 100 years old as a fun way to celebrate this special day.


February BEST Award Show!

February 12, 2021 - Randolph B.E.S.T. Awards

All District Fliers will come out through the Community Hub now. Click below to check it out.

Friday, February 5

Greetings Randolph Community,


The students had another amazing week at Randolph. We sure faced the cold and snow but we showed up each day, worked hard, and learned lots! I am so proud of our students for showing Grit by attending all their sessions if they are virtual students and following all our safety procedures here at school.


This week we completed our i Ready assessments. These are important assessments because they help us make educational decisions based on how the students are performing at this point in the school year. We use this data for teaching decisions for whole class instruction as well as determining how our interventions are working and who needs more support. i Ready reports will come home from your classroom teacher. If you have questions about how to read these reports please reach out to your classroom teacher or contact our office.


Next week is a full week of school. We will post our next BEST Award Show on Friday, February 12. The kids will have a chance to view this in class and we will pass out awards to students who are doing their BEST in school. The link will also be shared with families if you want to check it out. Please remember that there is no school February 15 and 16 for Mid-Winter Break.


Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.



Mr. D

mdaraska@livoniapublicschools.org

Kids Heart Challenge

Hello Randolph Roadrunners. Thank you for being Heart Heroes. We have already raised close to $6,000 in donations for the American Heart Association! We are so excited for exercising our bodies during our Kids Heart Challenge event during PE this upcoming week. Virtual Learners can participate at home with this video: Kids Heart Challenge at Home

Keep up the great work and heart healthy habits. There is still time to register your student and donate at http://www2.heart.org/goto/Randolph Our event page will be open until Friday, February 26. We appreciate your support.


Ms. Plum and Mrs. Lee

Important Dates

February 15 and 16 - No School - Mid-Winter Break

February 17 - PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm

March is Reading Month - Stay Tuned for Details

March 12 and 19 - Half Days

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Virtual Book Fair

January 25-February 7, 2021

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/randolphelementaryschool2


Book Fair Flyer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Myp727S53dppm7KFXWANYSr2SKX47DY/view?usp=sharing


Dear Randolph Families,

This week students have been watching the author videos and looking at the online book fair during library time. Students also came home with book fair flyers and bookmarks. (Those of you that attended my session at literacy night also have seen the book fair.) Since we cannot have an in-person fair at this time, I'm hoping you will support the library by purchasing books from the online fair. Proceeds will go to the library, and I will be able to keep up with buying new books for our collection. Please note that shipping is only free after you spend $25 on books, and there will always be a nominal shipping fee for anything from the "school supply" (tchotchke/junk) table. To access the fair you can click directly to Randolph's Virtual Fair Homepage here: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/randolphelementaryschool2 or by clicking on the Time Machine logo at the top of the LMC website--http://bit.ly/RandLMC

Virtual book fair is definitely not the same as the real thing. My hope is that in the spring we will have a regular fair--and worst case, we'll do it outside! As always, thank you for your support. I miss seeing all of you in person.

Mrs. Zaar

Week in Review - January 18-22

We had a great week of learning at Randolph this week! Whether your students are virtual or face-to-face the kids are doing an amazing job. This week we began our second round of i Ready Assessments. These assessments are very important as they help us see the progress our students are making in literacy and math as well as what support is needed. Next week we look forward to our Virtual Literacy Night on January 27. Please make sure to fill out the health screener each day and keep your students home if they meet any of the criteria. We hope to stay healthy and stay in school during these tough winter months.


Please reach out with any questions or concerns.


Mr. D

Nov-Dec 2020 B.E.S.T. Awards

Week in Review

Happy Friday Randolph Community!


Today marks the end of the first week of our return to face to face instruction. I want to thank all our Roadrunner families for your dedication to our safety protocols. Please see the new Covid-19 screener below from Wayne county. This will be the new screener we use moving forward. This week we also had our January PTA meeting. I want to thank all those that attended and our amazing PTA group who does so much for our Randolph staff and students.


Please keep in mind that there is no school on Monday, January 18. We also look forward to our Virtual Literacy Night on January 27.


Have a nice weekend!


Mr. D

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Randolph Literacy Night, January 17 - 6-7:30 pm

Randolph PTA Meeting Tonight

PTA Meeting tonight at 6:30pm!

Kendall Goddard is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Randolph PTA Meeting

Time: Jan 12, 2021 06:30 PM America/Detroit

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/88670593223

Meeting ID: 886 7059 3223


Welcome Back Randolph Roadrunners

Monday will be our first day back to school for our face-to-face students. We are excited to welcome our Roadrunners back to school. We will be following our Randolph Safety Plan at all times. We will also be implementing the Livonia Mitigation Measures. Our school day begins with a gentle arrival in which students can enter their classroom from 8:55-9:10 am. Dismissal is at 3:25.


Livonia Virtual will continue online at the same scheduled times. Grades K,2, and 4 will join their sessions at 10, 12, and 2. Grades 1 and 3 will attend at 9, 11, and 1.



We look forward to welcoming everyone on Monday.

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January Lunch Menu

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Important Dates

January 12 - PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm

January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King Day

January 15 - Roadrunner Rally - December Recap - Will be sent out to families

January 27 - Virtual Literacy Night and Book Fair - Mark your calendars! More info will come out soon.

Blessings-in-a-Backpack

Dear Families,


If you have signed up to receive a "Blessings-In-A-Backpack" small package of food, please stop by the Randolph Office to pick it up. These packages are not included with Food Service deliveries nor added to teacher pick-up items.


Thank you,

Sandy Coyne

Week of December 7-11

This week Report Cards will be available on Wednesday. Report Cards can be viewed through Parent Connect. Attached to the email you will find directions for accessing Parent connect.


Parent Teacher Conferences will be Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon and evening. Thursday and Friday are Half days for the students. They will attend their first two sessions virtually.

Remote Specials Schedule

Beginning December 7, your son or daughter can begin taking part in our Virtual Specials. Please see the following schedule for more info on how and when to attend.


Some Roadrunners receive intervention outside their class block. Please do not miss intervention to attend a special area class. You may attend a different block to still take part in the special without missing an intervention time. Intervention is very valuable and we want students to have the ability to receive intervention and still attend specials.


Virtual Specials Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving

Good Afternoon Randolph Families.


I want to wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday. Please remember that there is no school tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25-November 28. We look forward to seeing everyone back in Virtual Class on Monday, November 30. Once again, have a great Thanksgiving and Stay Safe Randolph Roadrunners.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, December 3 - End of the First Trimester

Friday, December 4 - No School

Wednesday, December 9 - Report Cards will be available on Parent Connect

Wednesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences (Your teacher sent a sign up )

Friday, December 11 - 1/2 Day

World Kindness Day

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LPS Foundation Grant Awarded to Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Emert

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Emert and Mrs. Curtis were awarded a Livonia Public Schools Foundation Grant today! Mrs. Emert and Mrs. Curtis wrote an amazing grant to provide IXL math online instruction for all our Fourth Grade Roadrunners. This is a tremendous resource and we are very thankful for our tremendous teachers writing this grant on behalf of our school and students. Congrats Mrs. Emert and Mrs. Curtis!

LMC Next Week

LMC Zoom Meeting Times



https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85977494831?pwd=VjBsNzI1TWtVWCtQdXljWDlpZjVVZz09


Meeting ID: 859 7749 4831

Passcode: read



Tuesday, December 1st 9:30-9:55am 4th Grade


Tuesday, December 1st 3:00-3:30pm Multi-Age Center


Wednesday, December 2nd 11:00-11:30am 2nd Grade


Wednesday, December 2nd 2:00-2:30pm 1st Grade


Thursday, December 3rd 9:30-9:55am Kindergarten


Thursday, December 3rd 2:00-2:30pm 3rd Grade


Artsy News - Mrs. Werner

News from the Art Room!11-16-2020

It’s been a BUSY, creative beginning! Children have been learning about using materials safely, line, color, emphasis and... are LOVING the new art studio furniture! We have been creating ! Pop art is art that takes its inspiration from everyday popular culture. (See pictures attached.) Most recently we created some Romero Britto inspired work which we will complete later. FUN FACT-he painted on newspaper at first because he didn't have money for any other paper.

Although we are taking a pause from in person art, please DO continue to DO art and check out my lessons via my ART googleclassrooms.

This week I will be posting video assignments so that the kids can still see me :) and continue our study with a more current popular culture thread. The lessons should be up by Wednesday afternoon. Here are the codes for entering ART….HURRY UP AND JOIN KIDS! You know you wanna learn more about Pop Art and other art too!

4th grade code-fv6Krt3 1st grade code-536wu64

3rd grade code-4n6tesz Kinder code-x4ibz6f

2nd grade code-slyfbh5

Lastly, I wanted to let you know that some kids ( Randolph)ceramic artwork is on display at the board office. See attached! I will get it back to you in December. I’ll miss our kids and will see them when it is safe to return!

Lisa Werner


Week of November 9-13

It was another great week here at Randolph Elementary. On Wednesday we recognized our Roadrunners who are doing their BEST in school. We will have a Virtual Roadrunner Rally each month to continue to work on School-wide goals and celebrate all our Roadrunners who are doing amazing in school both virtually and in-person.


Friday we celebrated World Kindness Day at Randolph. The kids are doing a project here at school (Pictures will come out soon) to pledge how they will spread kindness in our world. Take a moment this evening to discuss kindness and how your children were kind to someone else at school. This is a great reminder to talk about kindness each day and celebrate when we are doing nice things for others to brighten their day.

Roadrunner Rally - Nov 11, 2020

PTA Meeting

Our PTA Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 pm.



Topic: PTA Meeting

Time: Nov 18, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87306744556?pwd=R09JdDVsRVljQWVkRER3ODk4QTNzUT09


Meeting ID: 873 0674 4556

Passcode: L62dXY

Information on Livonia's Gifted and Talented Program - Webster Elementary

Do you have questions about our school district's academically gifted program? Well, if so, please see the flyer below and attend their virtual meeting on 12/3/2020.

The LPS ACAT application window opens 11/30/2020. Webster Elementary will be holding a virtual information meeting on 12/3/2020 to share information about their program.

ACAT (Webster) Information

Important Dates

November 18 - PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm


November 25-29 - No School - Thanksgiving Recess


December 3 - End of the First Card Marking


December 9 and 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences - Teachers will send out a sign up


December 10 and 11 are half days - Dismissal is at 12:40.


December 21-January 1 - No School - Winter Break

No School - Tuesday, November 3

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Halloween Fun at Randolph

Our Randolph Support Staff is Amazing!

Our Amazing Randolph Paraprofessionals!

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Picture Day - November 6

Randolph Picture Day


School Name:
Randolph Elementary School
Picture Day Date: Friday, November 6
Picture Day ID: EVTXHT439


All in person students will get their pictures taken with their class Friday Morning. Virtual students can come in anytime between 2 and 4:30 pm for their pictures. Our in person school day ends at 3:25. If you are more comfortable coming in when the building is empty, come in after 3:30. We will have an easy in and out process using the front doors as pictures will be taken in the lobby.

November Lunch Menu

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Another Great Week at Randolph!

We had another great week here at Randolph. The kids are settling into class and doing a great job with our procedures. Thank you to our Randolph families for attending Curriculum Night on Thursday. We look forward to a continued partnership this school year. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Mr. D

Goodfellows Holiday and Food Assistance

Families who are in need of assistance should visit www.livoniagoodfellows.org to download and fill out the application form by October 31, 2020.

Lunch Menu for October

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Randolph - Parent and Student Compact

This is a digital copy of our traditional Parent Compact that we fill agree upon each year. Please read this document over to understand our agreed upon expectations and sign to confirm your understanding.

Week of October 12-16

Safety Week

Next week we will have our Annual Safety Week. This week we focus on our safety drills here at school. We will teach them to the kids and practice them in a safe way. Tuesday we will have our first Fire Drill and we will have our Lock Down on Wednesday and our Tornado Drill on Thursday. We practice these so the children will know what to do should there be an emergency at school. This week is a great week to review safety procedures in your home as well. Check your smoke detectors. Discuss your plan for if there were inclement weather or a fire.


PTA Meeting - Tuesday, October 13 - 6:30 pm


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88481755199



Curriculum (School information) Night

Thursday, October 15 each teacher will host a virtual information session. These will be an opportunity to learn more about the classroom and goals for the school year. Please attend these informative sessions so you can play an active role this school year. When we work together anything is possible!

Kindergarten - 5:30-6:15 pm

Grades 1 and 2 - 6:15-7 pm

Grades 3 and 4 - 7-7:45

Randolph Procedures

It was amazing to welcome back our students this week for face-to-face instruction. We are also so proud of our Virtual Teachers who continue to amaze with their online lessons, engaging our learners each day. As we welcomed back our students we put new procedures in place. These procedures are in place to make sure we keep every child safe here at Randolph. As we see procedures that are not working like we hoped we are making modifications.


Arrival and Dismissal have been going really well. Kindergarten and First Grade families are picking up their students at their door and heading home at the end of the day. Second through Fourth grade students are heading directly to the pick up line and heading home as well. This is going great. I do need some help from our parents. If you are picking up or dropping off you must wear a mask on school grounds. All our students will have masks on and our staff will as well. We need all adults to please mask up before coming to pick up or drop off. Thanks for your help with this.

Week of October 5-9

Greetings Randolph Community,


It has been another excellent week of Virtual Learning this week. Thanks again for your continued support at home. Next week we begin to transition to face-to-face for all those returning to Randolph this school year. Please keep in mind next weeks phase in schedule:


Monday - Kindergarten

Tuesday - K and 1

Wednesday - K,1, and 2

Thursday - K,1,2 and 3

Friday - All Randolph Students


RCR Center students return to full days following the schedule communicated by your classroom teacher.


Busing, Breakfast, and Lunch begin next week. To find out your busing information please go to MISTAR and click on the Transportation tab. Info on logging in to MISTAR can be found in the video below. We have also provided a handy checklist you may want to use for return to face-to-face instruction. Click below.


We look forward to seeing everyone next week!


Mr. D

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, October 13 - Randolph PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm -Virtual (link will come out next week)


Thursday, October 15 - Virtual School Information Night - Each teacher will host an informative session on the school year for parents or guardians. These will be Virtual and your teachers will send the links soon. Kindergarten - 5:30-6:15 / Grades 1 and 2 - 6:15-7 / Grades 3 and 4 - 7-7:45.

This Video will help you access your student's MISTAR account. Transportation Information is listed on the transportation tab.

How to Access Your Child's Login Information Using Parent Connect

Click below to view the Randolph Procedure Videos

Another Great Week at Randolph!

I want to thank all our Parents and Guardians for supporting our Roadrunners this week through their Virtual Learning. We are so lucky here at Randolph to have the best families and students around, THANK YOU!


In this weeks Newsletter you will find information on the Livonia Return to Learn Plan (Click on Red Button Below), An application for Free and Reduced Lunch, and our Randolph Parent Compact.


Have a great Weekend.


Mr. D

Livonia Public Schools Return to Learn Plan

Greetings Randolph Community,


This week you should have received the Livonia Public Schools Return to Learn Plan. At this time it is a proposal that will be voted on by the School Board on Monday, September 28. To view the meeting, please visit: Livonia School Board. We are making plans for the students to return in case the board approves the proposal. Please make sure you review the district proposal and start developing a plan as a family to return your students to in person learning. I will send out important procedural expectations for all returning students, if applicable, on Tuesday, September 29 following the vote.


Remember, if you chose Virtual Learning you will have an opportunity to reevaluate your decision in December. I am happy to help if you have any questions about the plan.

-Mr. D

Free and Reduced Lunch

It is important that all families have the ability to sign up for Free and Reduced Lunch this school year. Even if you are virtual at this time, you may elect to return at the trimester. There are also opportunities for families that stay virtual to receive food from the school. Please use the following link to sign up for Free and Reduced Lunch.


Free and Reduced Lunch

Important News from the Office

We are sad to communicate that at this time we cannot have visitors or volunteers here at Randolph. We are following guidelines from Wayne County and the CDC so we can keep our kids safe and in school. We will of course reassess the guidelines if and when we go to the next phase here in Michigan. Thank you so much for your understanding. If you do have any questions or you need to drop something off for your child please stop in the office and Mrs. Coyne will assist you from the vestibule.

Playground Clean Up

Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Allen and the Randolph PTA organized a clean up of our playgrounds. We want to send a BIG thank you to everyone who helped make Randolph look great!

First Week Celebrations!

Greetings Randolph community,


We successfully completed our first week of online instruction! I want to thank all our families and staff for making this week a tremendous success. By now, we all know how to login to Google Classroom, attend virtual sessions, complete assignments, met our teacher, and collected our supplies for school. That's a great deal to accomplish in one week. We are doing something that we have never done before. We appreciate your flexibility this week and determination to learn some new things and make it a great experience for our kids. Have a great weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone for week two.

Morning Announcements

If you haven't checked our announcements out yet, tune in every morning to the Randolph Facebook page at 8:45 am. Each morning we do the announcements and share some important updates for the day.


Randolph Facebook Page

Next weeks Schedule

We continue our daily lesson schedule for the week of September 14-18. Each day our First and Third Graders will attend sessions at 9, 11, and 1. Our Kindergarten, Second, ad Fourth Graders will attend sessions at 10, 12, and 2.

Welcome Back!

Mrs. Werner made this beautiful heart that is displayed out in front of Randolph.

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A Message from Mrs. Wilson

Hello, Randolph Familes~




My name is Mrs. Wilson, and I am the Social/Emotional Elementary Support Teacher here at Randolph. I am thrilled to be back this year, and I am eager to assist you in this very different/stressful time to be a parent and student. Please reach out to me and schedule a time to meet with me, if I can help your daily life of remote/virtual learning.



I would love to work with you to fit your individual needs:


  • help you get your child on a good school schedule.
  • assist you in helping your child get the most out of Zoom lessons.
  • create visual charts/schedules.
  • support you in anything unique to your situation.
I am here for you, and we can figure it out together. To contact me, please email me at jwilson4@livoniapublicschools.org or call me at (734) 744-2770.



I look forward to working with you and your child!

Mrs. Wilson

Randolph Staff Sign Ups for Classroom Visits - September 8-11

Please click here to sign up for a classroom visit and materials pick up time.


Randolph Sign Up

Class Placements will be available in Parent Portal - Thursday, September 3 - 8 am

How to Login to Parent Portal

Randolph - First Week of School

Greetings Randolph Community!


We are so excited to welcome back our Randolph Roadrunners next week. Please don't forget that you can login to Parent Connect on Wednesday afternoon to find out your son or daughter's class placement. Your classroom teacher will be reaching out to you with a schedule for the first week. The following is an outline of what the first week will look like.


All sessions are online for the month of September.


Tuesday 9/8 - Half Day


  • Each class will have an opening meeting. Grades 1 and 3 will meet at 9 am and grades K,2, and 4 will meet at 10 am.
  • A Sign Up will come out from your teacher where your family can choose a time to come into the classroom, meet your teacher and gather materials. These meetings will take place during the day. Thursday evening will also be an option.



Wednesday 9/9


  • Grades 1 and 3 - Live lessons will take place at 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm
  • K, 2, and 4 - Live Lessons will take place at 10 am, Noon, and 2 pm
  • Meetings will take place at schedule times with families.


Thursday 9/10


  • Grades 1 and 3 - Live lessons will take place at 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm
  • K, 2, and 4 - Live Lessons will take place at 10 am, Noon, and 2 pm
  • Meetings will take place at schedule times with families. Evening Meetings will be available for those who need them.



Friday 9/11


  • Grades 1 and 3 - Live lessons will take place at 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm
  • K, 2, and 4 - Live Lessons will take place at 10 am, Noon, and 2 pm
  • Meetings will take place at schedule times with families.



These times will continue for the month of September on every school day. Grades 1 and 3 - 9 am, 11 am, and 1pm / Grades K, 2, and 4 - 10 am,12 noon, and 2 pm. .

i-Ready Instructional will be available September 8!

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Chromebook Distribution

We have Chromebooks available for your Randolph Roadrunner to utilize this school year should you need one for home. Many families took advantage of leasing out Chromebooks last spring and you should still have those for this school year. You can use the same Chromebook from last year, even if you are heading up to Johnson for Fifth Grade.


If you need a Chromebook please stop up to the Randolph Office during office hours (8 am-4:30 pm)and Mrs. Coyne will check one out to you. Chromebooks will also be available when you come in the first week of school to meet your classroom teacher. Teachers will be reaching out by the end of the week to set up a time for you to come in.

Art Updates

Hi Everyone! I’m so happy to tell you that I DO get to be your Art Teacher again this year! Yippee! I wanted to let you prepare for our first virtual meeting together. You only need a few basic supplies to create some COOL Pop Art!!! You’ll need:

  • A piece of white paper- the thin kind not construction- can be lined or not- Yep plain old printer paper is good

  • A printed copy or original 8x10 picture of yourself -can be color or black and white (***We Will NOT be wrecking the picture- you’ll still have it in tack after the lesson.***)

  • A few pieces of tape

  • A pencil or fine tip black marker or black crayon

  • Whatever you want to complete the project like crayons, markers or watercolor paints - anything goes here people! Simple and fun!

Ok that’s it! Easy Cheesy Right?! I’ll be joining your classroom teacher at some point over the next few weeks and we will do a mini lesson using these supplies together…..drum roll….. live! I can’t wait to see you all!!!


I also wanted to let everyone know that your child’s ceramic artwork from last school year will be available for pick up next week. You may enter through the outside doors by the art room AFTER your scheduled time with your classroom teacher to pick them up. Please- only ONE parent may enter through the door outside by the second grade entry point to collect the work. The ceramics are on tables by last year's grade level just outside the art room door. Please be very careful and mindful of ceramic art that other students created. As you know, these are very special treasures!


Ms. Werner

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Randolph Roadrunner

Happy Friday Randolph Roadrunners!


I wanted to write today to fill all our Randolph Families in on some updates for the 2020-2021 School Year. The Roadrunner (formerly Peek at the Week) will come out each Friday as a way to stay connected to what is going on at our school. I hope you are all staying safe and trying to enjoy this beautiful summer.


Here at Randolph the building is beautiful and the teachers are starting to prepare the rooms for our children. We are ready and excited to welcome you all back as soon as we safely can. As you know, we are starting the year virtually. We will have a plan to invite each family into school whether you chose Livonia Virtual or in person instruction. Stay tuned to information on when and how you can stop up and meet your teacher and collect your materials for a fantastic September of learning. The following letter updates you on some important items. I just want to start by saying how much I miss all our Roadrunners and can't wait to see you soon!


Mr. D

Welcome Back Randolph Roadrunners!

Greetings Randolph Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year. We miss all our Roadrunners tremendously and can’t wait to see you whether it be in person or virtually this school year. It has been a very different summer and we hope you have all stayed safe and enjoyed this time with your families.


We are looking forward to a great year at Randolph. As always, our staff is committed to beginning the year building relationships with students and creating a positive, caring classroom culture. Over these next few weeks, teachers will be engaged in professional development with a focus on remote learning, setting up their classrooms and as always are looking forward to meeting their students. We will be working hard to maintain our amazing family feel whether you have chosen Livonia Virtual for your child or will be starting the year remotely and returning face to face. We will communicate with you often these next few weeks as we prepare for our Return to Learn. We will be showing patience and grace to our staff, students and families as we work through the transition from remote learning to face to face.


We may not know all the answers...but we do know that we are going to do everything possible to keep everyone safe, create the best learning environments possible, and show deep care for our students and staff everyday! Our Community With Character and what we value as an LPS family will be more important than ever.


I am sure you have many questions and we are working on answering these questions as quickly as possible. The LPS Dialogue will be coming out soon which will include critical dates, times and start of the year information. We strongly recommend you continue to visit our district website and the Return To Learn page which has an informative FAQ. Our website houses the most timely information about our back to school plans.


Below are some additional details you may have on your mind:

  • Beginning Monday, August 24, Mrs. Coyne will be returning to the office. Mr. D is here as well and we look forward to answering any questions you may have heading into this school year. At this time we are asking families to make appointments if they need to meet with our office staff in person. Please contact us: phone: 734-744-2770 or email mdaraska@livoniapublicschools.org


  • Kindergarten Roundup(K-4 buildings) will NOT take place August 27, 2020 as previously planned. Instead, all elementary schools are working on a plan to safely invite all students to our classrooms to meet their in person or Livonia Virtual teacher. At that time we will also be able to distribute school materials needed to work at home either remotely or as part of Livonia Virtual. Those invitational visits will take place during the week of September 8. You can look for an invitation prior to Labor Day weekend.


  • We know you are all excited to receive school supply lists. Each school will email their school supply lists and publish them on their website no later than August 26, 2020.

  • A process for borrowing district technology will be shared on August 31, 2020. The goal is to have devices reserved for families that do not have adequate access for remote learning. There is no need to send email requests for mobile devices at this time.

  • As in the past, teacher assignments will be available in Parent Connect after 4:00 pm on September 2, 2020. See attached.

  • You can also be sure to find a remote learning and Livonia Virtual teaching schedule shared over the next few weeks.


Sincerely,


Mike Daraskavich

Principal, Randolph Elementary


Email: mdaraska@livoniapubicschools.org

Phone: 734-744-2770


Randolph Website

Randolph on Facebook

Last Day of the 2019-2020 School Year

Friday, June 12 was our last day of school. This year is one that will not be forgotten. We had to take our learning online in March as we tried to stay safe during the Covid Pandemic. I want to thank all our staff and families for their hard work over the last 3 months to teach our students and help them continue to grow. We have a tremendous community and the partnership between our staff and families was inspiring. Great Job!!


I also want to congratulate all our Randolph Fourth Graders. I am so sorry that our time together was cut short. You are all leaders and I hope you take what you learned at Randolph to the next level. Step up, work hard, make a difference in all that you do! Make sure to come back and visit to tell us all about your amazing accomplishments.


It was so wonderful to see all our Roadrunner families at our Good Bye Parade! We hope you have a fantastic summer and look forward to seeing everyone back at Randolph in the fall.


Have a safe and happy summer!


Mr D

Summer Reading

GREAT NEWS! Livonia Public Schools has purchased i-Ready Online Reading Instruction for all students over the summer! i-Ready Reading Instruction is a terrific program to help keep your child's literacy skills sharp for school in the fall. The best ways for your child to keep up his or her literacy skills during the summer are to read at least 20-30 minutes every day and do i-Ready Reading Instruction online for 20-30 minutes daily. If your Randolph student has not done i-Ready Reading Instruction and needs support getting started, or if you would like Mrs. Wehner, our Academic Elementary Support Teacher, to monitor your child's i-Ready Reading Instruction lessons and progress, please email Mrs. Wehner at awehner@livoniapublicschools.org. Mrs. Wehner would be happy to support Randolph students with i-Ready Reading Instruction this summer. Enjoy summer reading!️

Martian Marathon

Hello Randolph Roadrunners,


The Martian Marathon rescheduled for July 25th has been officially cancelled.


Here are the options to make BEFORE July 1st:


* Do nothing and your race registration will be automatically rolled over for the April 17, 2021 event


* Choose to participate virtually (the tee shirt, medal, and any add-ons will be mailed to your home)


* Choose to have a credit for the amount paid for future events


* Choose to have your entry fee donated to the organization that organizes the events



You can make your selection and find additional information at martianmarathon.com



All the best to our Randolph Families.


Mr. O

Photos of our Good Bye Parade!

Virtual Tour of Johnson Upper Elementary

Medication

Forms for Medication at School

If your child has medication kept at school, and you did not receive new medical forms for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit the Randolph website to get the medication forms needed for your child's health condition.


Randolph Medication Forms


In order for us to be able to administer medication to your child at school, new paperwork must be completed by your child's doctor and you over the summer for each school year. Thank you!

Art Room News

Hi Artsy Roadrunner People!

Hopefully everyone is well. I have really missed making art with the children! I thought I’d share a few words to let everyone know what we were up to in the art room this year. I also want to let you know why I am keeping the children’s artwork at school until the fall. There are actually several reasons for doing so.

We began the year looking at and making art inspired by the Renaissance era. We drew and painted, did some ceramics, did more ceramics and did some printmaking, collage and fiber arts too. We were on a roll and moved on to impressionistic art and artists. I do love Monet! Then, we had just completed taking a crack at some expressionism/cubism art. That was pretty cool stuff! As we started a unit on pop art, school closed due to the pandemic. Okay, so that's what was going on in the art room! I hope everyone got to see the virtual art show videos I made! If not, check them out at …https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQfn11eTecn7ms6fwa0Tv5g

Alrighty, on to why I am keeping the kids art until this fall. The 3/D pieces are fragile and I want to know that your child has it safely in their hands and that you are expecting it before I part with them. As for the fourth grade cupcakes, not to worry! They will be sent over to their school with teacher names on the back so the kids can pick them up. As for my little winter ceramic group who made the snowmen, email me and I will make a plan to get them to you! lwerner@livoniapublicschools.org. As far as the kids 2//D artwork, it’s sort of incomplete. One of my goals this year was to allow the kids more time to self assess, critique and appreciate others artwork through gallery walks. If I send the artwork home, they won’t have those opportunities to do so in the fall. What? No! Gallery walks are the best! But seriously, those are important skills to develop and we need their actual artwork to be able to do those things.

Finally, and on a personal note, I lost my mother in April. Although she was ill, it was the virus that took her rather suddenly. She had been in a nursing home for a month. It’s been hard but now she isn’t sick anymore so that is a blessing.

Stay safe, have a beautiful summer and love those children! I look forward to making art with them again soon!!

Warmly, Ms. Werner

Last Week of School

Greetings Randolph Community!


It is hard to believe that this is the last week of school. It will be a busy week as staff prepare for summer and complete Report Cards. Please don't forget that Report Cards can be viewed on Parent Portal June 17. We have our Student Supply Pick Up this week and a Good Bye Parade on Friday.


Monday - Supply Pick Up - Grades K, 1, and Center - 10-12 and 3-5 pm.


Tuesday - Supply Pick Up - Grade 2,3, and 4. -10-12 and 3-5 pm


Wednesday Supply Pick Up - Anyone who missed their day - 10-12 and 3-5 pm


Friday - Good Bye Parade - 12:15


Please follow the maps below for both events. We look forward to seeing all our Randolph Roadrunners this week and wish you a safe and happy summer!


Mr. D

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Livonia Art Show

Week of June 1-5

Greetings Randolph Community!


I hope you are all staying safe and continuing to work hard to finish out the school year. We are in the home stretch but it is important that we continue to complete assignments and do our best each day! Please make sure to read through the following plan as we will be returning student's belongings the week of June 8.


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Take care,


Mr. D

Student Supply Pick Up Plan

The teachers have been in this week working hard to pack up all the students belongings. We created a plan for distribution the week of June 8. We need your help to make this a smooth process. Please come on your designated day if at all possible. If you have siblings you can pick the day that works best for you. We really want to be organized in this process and keep everyone safe. Please make a sign with you last name on it and student(s) teacher on it. We will take it from there. As you pull in we will have your belongings brought out to your car. Just pop the trunk and we will deliver. We also need you to return any library books, leveled texts, classroom book bags, or other items you have at home that belong to the school.


You will be able to keep your Chromebooks for the summer if you loaned one from the school. We do need you to check the cover of your Chromebook. If you have a large E of F written on the cover followed by a number (ex.: E-12), we need that Chromebook returned and we will swap it out for a different Chromebook that you can keep for the summer.


We will have a lost and found set up in the North Parking Lot. Please practice social distancing when checking for items. Pictures of the items are below so you can possibly identify items before you come in.


All pick ups will be done in the South parking lot and we will follow the map below. The list of days is also included below.


Medication kept at school will also be returned at this time. Please write MEDS on your sign so we know to grab them.

Schedule for Pick Up

Monday, June 8 - Grades K, 1, and Resource Room Center - 10-12 pm or 3-5 pm


Tuesday, June 9 - Grades 2,3, and 4 - 10-12 pm or 3-5 pm


Wednesday, June 10 - If you missed the other days - 10-12 am and 3-5 pm

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Lost and Found

Week of May 11-15

Monday, May 11


  • Packet Pick Up - 1-2:30 - Randolph -This will be the final packet pick up for the school year.



Wednesday, May 13 - PTA Meeting - 6:30 pm


Topic: Randolph PTA Meeting

Time: May 13, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87217944298?pwd=TUZnK3U3b0xzd1BDRFl6cUlUQkFHUT09


Meeting ID: 872 1794 4298

Password: 9BAckf



Friday, May 14 - New Assignments are sent out for the week of 5/18

Randolph Art Program

Over the course of the next month we will be highlighting the Artwork done by each grade level. Please click below to see the Kindergarten Artwork. Thanks Mrs. Werner for putting these together.

Young 5's Registration

Registration for Young 5's begins next Thursday, May 14 at 8 am. Please visit the following link for more information on Young 5's.


https://www.livoniapublicschools.org/youngfives

The Randolph PTA made signs for our Fourth Grade Students. Check out the Randolph Facebook page to see them all.

Week of 5/4

Greetings Randolph Community,


This week begins week 2 of online learning. I am so proud of all the hard work being done while learning at home. We had 84% of our Randolph Roadrunners engaged and completing their assignments last week. Let's see if we can increase that number this week. It is so important that we continue to work hard and learn each day. Make sure you are completing your assignments and doing your best each day.


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We have the best staff in the world at Randolph and I want to thank them for their dedication each and every day to meet the needs of their students and families. Please reach out and thank the Randolph staff this week!

Message from Mrs. Wilson

Please reach out if you need anything that can support your child/ children during this time--emotional support virtually or just someone to bounce ideas and routines off of. Chromebooks are still available, if you need them. I am here to help. I can be reached daily via email jwilson4@livoniapublicschools.org and will call you shortly after.


Week of 4/27

Greetings Randolph Community,


I hope this newsletter finds you healthy and staying safe at home. Next week begins our new online instruction. Each Randolph Staff member should have communicated their plan for instruction next week. We look forward to continuing to work together and support you virtually through this new learning plan. Each Randolph Staff member will have Zoom Meetings for connection, new learning lessons daily, and Office Hours for support. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I decided to create a sign up for my office hours. Please click here if you want to set up a meeting. I am happy to support in any way I can.


Mr. D's Office Hours (Tuesday and Thursday 3-4 pm)


When you add your name I will send you a link for a meeting.

Randolph Celebrates our Fourth Graders

Please make sure to check out the Randolph PTA Facebook page for daily recognition of our fourth graders. Every day 2 fourth grade students will be recognized.


Randolph PTA Facebook


Also make sure to check in for Morning Announcements at 9 am Daily.


Randolph Facebook Page

Week of April 20-24

Greetings Randolph Community,


I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy and miss all our Roadrunners dearly. Next week we will continue our at-home enrichment activities. Watch for those to come home today. We will also continue our morning announcements so please tune into the Randolph Facebook page at 9 am. You will also see some changes next week as we transition into new online instruction which will begin 4.27. Each classroom teacher will set up at least one class meeting. They will also communicate with you their plan for online instruction. Please keep in mind that our staff is learning new ways to teach remotely and they are working very hard and doing their best.

Beginning the week of 4.27 you will start seeing two Literacy lessons and two Math lessons which are viewed live or taped from your classroom teacher. Your student will have an opportunity to practice the new skill and submit their work for review. Participation will be collected and reflected in the Report Card at the end of the year. Each teacher will also have office hours. Office hours are a time when staff is available to answer questions from students and parents. Our support staff will also have office hours to support as needed. Beginning next week, I will also have office hours in which you can join a Zoom meeting to discuss any ways I can support you through this process.

Please be patient through this transition process to online learning. Know that we are working hard and doing our best to provide quality learning opportunities for your students. Thanks for your continued support and stay safe Randolph.


Mr. D

Mr. D - Office Hours

Mr. D will be available to meet with parents or students to support during our at home learning time. Mr. D's Office hours will be Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4. These drop in meetings will be individual 10 minute meetings. You will have to wait in the waiting room until there is an opening.


Tuesday - 4/21


Mike Daraskavich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Office Hours with Mr. D

Time: Apr 21, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/98115412142?pwd=WXFTaWJSV25KOXNCeGZQK2xYcXNLZz09


Meeting ID: 981 1541 2142

Password: 2GcJcd



Thursday - 4/23


Mike Daraskavich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Office Hours with Mr. D

Time: Apr 23, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97737444664?pwd=ZGNBODBsckowQWRYbDN4VW9xOWFuQT09


Meeting ID: 977 3744 4664

Password: 5uuWUE

Let's Celebrate our Randolph Fourth Grade Students!

Greetings Randolph Community,


We certainly did not expect our learning time together to end so soon. We want to take this opportunity while we are participating in at-home learning to recognize our Fourth Grade students who will be heading to Johnson in the fall. If you have a fourth grader, please check out the following link to share information so your son or daughter can be recognized during our morning announcements (Randolph Facebook Page) and on our PTA Facebook page.


My Randolph Fourth Grader

Yearbooks

We are working hard to send our 4th graders off with great memories of Randolph. Another way we would like to do that is by highlighting them in our yearbook. Below is are links for each class for students to submit their favorite memory of their time at Randolph. This memory doesn't have to be a 4th grade memory. Their memory will be included in the yearbook next to their picture.


Curtis: https://forms.gle/JPBqPhx2WikczcaQ7


Drabicki: https://forms.gle/VgNSGsyy9u8gXfo27


Korovesis: https://forms.gle/VPtzjKJqGRymFXvBA


Petoskey: https://forms.gle/R8g8J2ki1gaEwZoDA


Schroth: https://forms.gle/o1YYWygcXdvjVNJf9

Randolph PTA Meeting

Wednesday we had our first virtual PTA Meeting. It was fantastic! We had around 35 families and staff attend and we had a great conversation. Lot's of questions were asked and answered. Please know the the Randolph PTA is here to support you and please check out their Facebook page for fun ways to stay involved. The following link will explain the PTA nominations for next year as well as future meeting dates and times.


Randolph PTA Nominations

Virtual PTA Meeting

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Welcome Back! Week of April 13-17

Good Evening Randolph Community,


I hope that our entire Randolph family is safe and had a wonderful Spring Break and Easter. Tomorrow we get back to work as we continue to learn from home. You received plans for this week from your son or daughter's teacher before we left for break on April 3. Please also join us in the morning for our Announcements at 9 am and daily challenge at 10 am on the Randolph Facebook page. This week we will also have a Randolph PTA meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 pm. We will have this meeting over Zoom. A link to the meeting is below. Have a wonderful week and please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Randolph PTA Meeting - Wednesday 3/15 - 6:30 pm

Mike Daraskavich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Randolph PTA Meeting

Time: Apr 15, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96741247994?pwd=aXJHejFHbGFHOTlmZ0RsZm90bXdhQT09


Meeting ID: 967 4124 7994

Password: 1YMLip

Hugs over Email

Good Afternoon LPS Community,


If there is one thing we can all learn and appreciate, through this unprecedented health crisis, it is that all superheroes do not wear capes!


Doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and all of the staff who are caring for patients on the front lines at the hospitals are the true heroes in this story. In LPS, we know that together, we are better. We want to help; we want to support, and we want to THANK those who are helping our neighbors, our families, and our community during this time.


To that end, we invite every student to join LPS in sharing our thanks by participating in the "Hugs over Email" effort for our heroes at St. Mary Mercy Livonia, our local hospital.

Here's how it works:


Students (and parents, grandparents, community members, etc) are encouraged to create a thoughtful message of thanks; snap a photo, or send a PDF to communications@livoniapublicschools.org with "Hugs Over Email" in the subject line. We will send the greetings via email to our contact at the hospital!


It's that easy - and so meaningful.


We thank you in advance for helping us send some love and care to the staff at St. Mary's!


Have a great afternoon. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Randolph Communication Plan

Greetings Randolph Community,


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.


Mr. D

Yearbooks for sale now!






Yearbooks are currently on sale! Be sure to get your order in. You can ONLY order online by clicking here: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com


Randolph Code: 1767820






If you have any yearbook related questions, please contact Suzanne Marsee (bsekmarsee@yahoo.com)

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.



Sincerely,


Mr O

Check out a great story from the Randolph Staff

Randolph Kindergarten Teachers


Mr. D and Family


Make sure to read 30 minutes a day!

Happy Friday Randolph Community

I hope that our entire Randolph Community is doing well. It sure has been a tough week. The halls of Randolph have been empty for a week now and I sure miss all those smiling faces. We come to school each day to learn and grow through educational experiences and interactions with staff and peers. Now we are forced into our homes and asked to keep our focus and move forward. This is a tremendous challenge. Please know that the Randolph staff is here to help. We are your support system and want to help in any way possible. Please reach out if you need anything at all. The following items are the start. Next week Livonia will send more information on what we can be doing for our children in this challenging time away from school.


LPS Support Page



Food Distribution


Emotional Support:

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

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.



M-STEP

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.



Chromebooks

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.


Randolph Facebook Page

Randolph PTA Facebook Page



Take care and please let me know if you have any questions.


Mr. D

Week of March 9-13

Tuesday, March 10 - No School - Voting Day


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

March is Reading Month and Mr. D challenged the students to read 4,000 hours! Our theme is Wild about Reading. Please make sure to read every night and track your minutes on the provided reading log. These should be returned every Friday to total our hours and the kids can win prizes. If we accomplish our goal Mr. D has agreed to bring in a Wild animal presentation and hold a wild animal in front of the school.

Week 1 Results!

After Week 1 the Randolph Roadrunners read 692 Hours! That is amazing since we only started on Monday. Great work Randolph. Happy Reading this Weekend.

Mr. B's Amazing Ukulele Performers!

With the tremendous help of the Randolph Community, last year Mr. B purchased Ukuleles for the kids to use in Music class. The students have been doing a great job learning to play these wonderful instruments. This year Mr. B ordered some devices that allow for every student to successfully play the Ukulele. These boxes attach to the end of the Ukulele and allow students to play cords easier allowing for everyone (even Mr. D) to play! We hope to feature these musicians at our spring concerts. Stay tuned.

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

Family Events:

  • 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!

Our third grade students won the Box Top Contest through the PTA. They will receive a movie party with popcorn in the near future. Thanks for supporting our PTA through scanning those Box Tops. We will have one final contest that will end in May. Keep collecting.

Week of February 24-28

Monday, February 24 - Book Fair Begins


Thursday, February 27 - Literacy Night / Movie Night - 6-8 pm

Yearbook Cover Winner!

Yearbook Cover Winner!

Every year the Fourth Graders have an opportunity to design our yearbook cover. All the entries were very well done. The teachers vote on the winner each year and the results are...

Upcoming Events

  • 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

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Good Fellows Update

Great job Randolph Community! We made a difference in the lives of others this holiday season.
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100th Day Pictures!

Martian Marathon

Hello Randolph Roadrunners


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:


https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2020-martian-invasion-of-races

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

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This is how the adults & older students (parents, staff, etc.) register for "timed events":

https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2020-martian-invasion-of-races

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)

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Please contact me if you have questions.


Heart, Heart, Heart!

Mr. O’Loughlin, Physical Education

coloughl@livoniapublicschools.org



PTA Valentines Dance - February 13 - $5 per Family

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Third Grade Market Day was a tremendous success!

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Randolph Special Person's Breakfast

March is Reading Month

In March we celebrate reading all month long! It is an exciting time each year where we challenge our students to read as much as they can at school and home. Read shirts are a fun way to help celebrate. If you are interested in purchasing a READ shirt they are available until February 9. You will revceive your READ shirt by March.


READ shirt Link

Kindergarten Registration begins February 3

If you have an incoming kindergarten student or know someone with a Kindergarten age student please make sure to stop in and register beginning February 3. These packets can be picked up during school business hours (8-4:30) in the Randolph office. There is also a registration event on Saturday, February 22. Please click on the following link for a time slot on February 22.


Kindergarten Registration

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Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars!

Tuesday, January 28 - Special Person Breakfast

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!

Thanks to all the families who attended our first annual Parent Night at Randolph. It was a great night with many informative sessions. A great time was had by parents and students! Please join us next year if you were not able to attend.

Welcome Back and Happy New Year

Welcome Back, Randolph Community! We had an excellent week here at Randolph. The students are doing a great job transitioning back to our school procedures. This is an exciting time of year in the schools because we begin to see so much progress from the students. Keep reading everyday and creating those great habits. We look forward to a fantastic 2020 here at Randolph.


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

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Pinecone Snowmen by Mrs. Slack's class, Pinecone Penguins by Mrs. Thompson’s class, Snowmen Dishes by Ms. Petoskey kids, Snowflakes by Mrs. Francis kindergarten students. Luminaries by special recess clay club.

Kindergarten Registration



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!


Happy Holidays

From all the Randolph Staff, we want to wish you a wonderful Holiday Break. Have a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2020! School resumes January 6.

Parenting Workshop

The Randolph staff looks forward to welcoming our community to a Parent Night on January 21. We will have informative sessions and fun events designed to learn together. Parenting is tough... let's work together to make it easier!
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Randolph Ceramics Studio - Holiday Creations - Thanks Mrs. Werner!

Happy Holidays Randolph Community!

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Randolph PTA Calendar for 2020

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December Roadrunner Rally

Week of December 9-13

Wednesday, December 11


  • 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

Congratulations Mrs.Gierak’s Kindergarten class! You are our first BOX TOP WINNERS! Mrs. Gierak’s class will enjoy a special Holiday treat!

Mrs. Hillard's Third Graders are making a difference!

This week Mrs. Hillard's Third grade class raised money for a Boys Home to purchase Holiday Gifts for the boys. These boys might otherwise not get gifts this holiday season. These amazing boys and girls decided to host a pajama day here at Randolph and raised money for this great cause. Great job boys and girls!
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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!

PTA News


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.

We collected over 60 boxes of food! Check out the chart below to see how each grade did in our competition to collect as many cans as possible. This food will go to families in need this holiday season. Thank You!

Week of December 2-6

Monday, December 2

  • 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

Monday, November 25


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

This week all Randolph Roadrunners met with their NEST group for a school wide lesson focused on Habit 1: Be Proactive. The students are learning that they are in charge of their own decisions and choices. The groups focused on teaching the students to know their own priorities and others priorities in order to get the best result in countless situations and to help them create the best relationships possible with others. As a NEST group, all students listened to a story called "The Important Book". Following the story, the groups each had a discussion about how students can find out what is important to others... by asking questions. They were also asked to think about what is important to different people - to students, teachers, parents, etc. The NEST groups talked about how knowing what is important to you and those around you can help you to be more proactive. The students also decorated and cut out a mustache, which they wore as a necklace throughout the day. This was a reminder for the students to use their words to learn about others and be a more proactive student. So be ready for your child to say that they "Must-achue a Question"!

Randolph Artists in Action!

Upcoming Dates

November 21 - MOD Pizza Night - The Randolph Staff will be serving pizza so please come and join us!


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

KINDNESS T-shirts are now available for purchase from the Randolph Elementary PTA to show your support during Kindness Month in February.

**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.

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Walk-a-thon Pics

Student Lighthouse Team

Thank you for sending in all the canned food already! We are going to make a big difference this holiday season for those in need. The student lighthouse team will be collecting and graphing our progress all the way to Thanksgiving.

Randolph First Grade Students were on Channel 7 News this week!

Our First grade students have been learning about weather. This week Kevin Jeanes visited to talk to the kids about weather reporting. Check out the clip of Randolph in the News.


Click Here

Week of November 11-15

Wednesday, November 13 - PTA Meeting - 6:30 - Randolph Learning Lab


Friday, November 15 - Mama Mia is playing at Churchill - Buy your tickets now.

November Roadrunner Rally

We had our Roadrunner Rally this week in which we celebrated our goal for October which was doing our BEST in the classroom. The students are doing a great job this year of following the expectations and treating each other with kindness. We celebrated many students with BEST awards for doing their BEST at school each and every day.

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.

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Halloween Fun at Randolph!

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Week of November 4-8

Tuesday, November 5 - No School - Make sure to get out and vote! - PD Day for staff.


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!

The Randolph PTA hosted a fantastic Fall Festival last week. We hope you were able to come and join us as the kids had a blast trick-or-treating, dancing, playing games, and enjoying treats! Thanks to the PTA and all our parent volunteers for helping make this night a success. We also want to thank all our amazing Randolph staff that was able to be there to celebrate with our students.

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

This week all Randolph students met with their NEST team. Several times throughout the year, all students will travel to another classroom for a schoolwide lesson on one of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. This opportunity allows the students to all meet another adult in the school, who will be his/her NEST teacher until 4th grade. It’s important for students to make as many positive adult connections as possible, to help lead them to a successful school experience. For this first NEST meeting we focused on getting to know one another. We began by watched a read aloud of the story Stone Soup. This is a story about teamwork and how we will find happiness when we all contribute to our team. After reading the book, we talked as a NEST team and everyone shared their name and something that they bring to the group. We shared things we are good at or like to do. We celebrated and honored the fact that all our differences and talents make us a great team.

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


Sincerely,

Lisa Zaar, Media Specialist

PTA - Fall Festival - October 25 - 6-8 pm

Please join us for the Fall Festival on October 25 from 6-8 pm. A flier went home showing families how to RSVP online. If you would like to pay cash you can use the attached link to print a form that can be filled out and returned to the school office. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Fall Festival!


Fall Festival Form

Important Dates

November 5 - No School - Election Day

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 lsteele@livoniapublicschools.org if you have any questions! Happy decorating!


Click Here for More Information

Attention Kindergarten Families

Please don't forget to fill out your paperwork for the Competitive Edge College Savings Program. The Livonia Public Schools will help you set up and start a savings account by adding $100 for your student. All you have to do is click on the link below. Please complete the form and turn it in to the Randolph office before February 1, 2020 for your child to receive money from the Foundation, if they graduate from a Livonia Public School high school and are excepted to a college, university or trade school.


Competitive Edge

October is AAC Awareness Month

Each October is International AAC Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and to inform the public about the many different ways in which people communicate using AAC. Here at Randolph you may have noticed our new Core Board on the playground. This sign helps our students communicate their needs here at school. It is an extremely helpful and important tool to aide in communication.

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/

https://www.assistiveware.com/learn-aac


https://www.communicationiskey.org/

AAC - Did you know?

Core boards are a low tech and inexpensive form of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and give students the opportunity to point to words they may not be able to say, allowing them to communicate. Children who are non-verbal, due to Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia, Angelman Syndrome, and many other medical conditions often use AAC as part or all of their communication methods. But taking a device to a playground isn't always practical, and a core board gives them another option for communicating with peers and staff in a natural inclusive setting.
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Mrs. Gierak - 100.3 WNIC Teacher of the Week!

Thursday morning Mrs. Gierak was featured on 100.3 WNIC as the Teacher of the Week. She was interviewed on the radio this morning and received a beautiful plaque celebrating her dedication to the students of Randolph. Congratulations Mrs. Gierak! #Livoniapride
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Randolph PTA Wins $1,000 Prize!

Wednesday evening, the Randolph PTA received a $1,000 check from Dr. Nicole Teifer of Today's Orthodontics. Randolph won a recent contest through Dr. Teifer's office. We want to extend a BIG thank you to Dr. Teifer for this generous donation. #Livoniapride
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Week of October 14-18

Monday, October 14


  • 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

Parent Teacher Conferences are a very important time to touch base with your classroom teacher. You will discuss successes as well as challenges. You will create a plan together to make sure that your son or daughter has a successful school year. We look forward to seeing our Randolph Community next week at Conferences.

PTA News


  • 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.



https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084EAAAA2AA2FB6-parentteacher

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be the evening of October 16, the afternoon and evening of October 17, and the afternoon of October 18. This is an important time to touch base with your son or daughter's teacher, learn about how the year is going, and make a plan for success. Please click on the following ink, select your teacher, and choose a time that works for your family.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Randolph Walk-a-thon

Next week on Wednesday we will have our Roadrunner Rally for October. At this meeting we will share information about our Walk-a-thon. This is the major fundraiser for the Randolph PTA. The Randolph PTA does a great deal for our students including Fun Events, Field Trips, and Classroom Resources like IXL, Leader in Me, and Scholastic News. Please support our Walk-a-thon. Paperwork will come home on Wednesday.

Student Lighthouse Team and Leadership Jobs.

This week we continued to roll out more Leadership Jobs. Our goal is for every student in the building to have a Leadership Job throughout the school year. This week applications were available for Announcement Leaders, Flag Leaders, Lunchroom Leaders, and Equipment Cart Leaders. Next week we will have applications for Student Lighthouse Team. This is a team of leaders who will help make Randolph the best school it can be. They run charity drives, track school goals, present to classrooms, and lead Roadrunner Rallies. This team will meet at least once a month but up to 2-3 times a month at lunch to help support Randolph Elementary. One Lighthouse Team Member will be chosen from each classroom.

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!

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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.

Income Guidelines:

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 awehner@livoniapublicschools.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

Next week here at Randolph is a pretty standard week. We have nothing out of the ordinary planned. Students will be starting their integrated literacy assessments which take place during literacy time in class. These assessments help our staff plan for instruction to meet the needs of every learner. We look forward to another great week at Randolph next week.

Rock Star Savers

We are so fortunate here at Randolph to have a student Credit Union. This program is through Zeal Credit union. Students can come to the Credit Union at school and make deposits in a real bank account. This is a great way to teach our children the value of saving. Please click on the following link to learn more. (Please note that the formatting is a little off because I tried to convert a PDF but the info is good and the dates are all there)


Rock Star Savers



PTA Meeting Recap

We had our first PTA meeting of the year on Wednesday. It was a great meeting and very well attended. It is wonderful to have representation from so many families at this meeting. The PTA does many things to support our students all year long. We discussed the budget for the year which includes funds to support two great programs for the students, Leader in Me and IXL Math. You will learn more about these as the year goes on. We also discussed the Fun-a-thon which is the PTA's major fundraising effort for the school year. The students will come home with information on October 2 explaining how to collect pledges to support our school. If the students achieve their goal there are some fun surprises they can earn. You will have to wait and see. The next big event is the Fall Festival which takes place on October 25. A Sign Up Genius will come out soon for volunteers if you want to help with this fantastic event.

Important Dates

October 2 - Roadrunner Rally and Fun-a-thon Kick off (watch for info to come home on the Fun-a-thon)

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!

It has been a great first week of school here at Randolph. We have been working hard on establishing procedures and creating a community of learners so that our year can be successful. Thanks for your help to make sure students are here on time and lining up by grade level in the mornings. This newsletter will come out every week on Friday to give you information on the upcoming week at Randolph. We also like to share some of the great things going on here at Randolph as well.

Week of September 9-13

Monday, September 9


  • 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.

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Greetings Randolph Community!


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.


Open House and School Information Night


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.


Mike Daraskavich

Medication Drop Off

Please stop into the Randolph office and ask to talk to Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Wehner, or Mrs, Coyne to drop off any medication your student needs during the school day. Medication Drop off is availavble from 8-4:30 everyday the week of August 26-29. If you can't come in during this time, please contact Mrs. Wehner: awhener@livoniapublicschools.org or Mrs. Wilson : jwilson4@livonispublicschools.org to set up a drop off time.

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.

Parking Concerns

It has brought to my attention that parking has been very challenging and it is getting congested on Hix St. behind the school. Please consider parking in the Pool club parking lot during pick up. Make sure to give plenty of room at the crosswalks as we have little children walking home and want to keep them safe.


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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 4 - Kindergarten Round Up - 3 Sessions (call our office for information if you have questions)

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!

Thank you to the parents and community members that were able to join us for Leadership Day. The students did an amazing job explaining their learning this school year and how the 7 Habits are used at Randolph. This was our first Leadership Event and it provided over 150 students leadership opportunities. Once again, thank you and we look forward to next year's event being even bigger and better!

Week of May 27-31

Monday, May 27 - No School - Memorial Day


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.

(19444 Lathers)

Clements Circle Pool 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

(999 Harrison)

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

Greetings Randolph community,


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

Tuesday, May 21 - Math Night

  • 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

Upcoming Events

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

LMC News

LMC News

Coding:

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 20th-22nd

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!

NEST Meeting

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.

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

Please enjoy a nice three-day weekend, there is no school tomorrow. We look forward to seeing all our Randolph Roadrunners back on Monday, April 22.

Youth Making a Difference

Our Youth Making a Difference celebration is next week (Thursday, 4/25 - 6-8 pm)and we do not have all of the displays to go with all of the commitment forms. If you are still planning on turning in a display for your child’s project, please contact Christina Kirwan at Christina.kirwan@yahoo.com.

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!

Upcoming Dates

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!

Our Randolph Roadrunners accomplished their goal. They got to slime Mr. D for reading 4,003 hours in the month of March. Great job reading. Please don't forget to keep these good habits of reading everyday going all year long.