Keller Staff Notes

By: Marcie Dryden, Principal

May 26, 2015

Mission Statement

The mission of Helen Keller Elementary School is to establish and maintain an educational community that empowers all students to become principled, independent inquirers who are socially responsible global citizens.

WKBS -- Keller Daily Broadcast

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I would like to personally thank Megan O'Shea, PTA president, for her countless hours of hardwork and dedication to Keller Elementary. She will be ending her presidency this year and will be sorely missed in this role. If you know of anyone who maybe interested in applying for the new PTA president, please contact Michelle Vinluan at (248)542-6400. Thank you.


Thank you, Mr. Potter, for organizing such a great field day!!

5th Grade Exhibition Groups

Extra Extra! Mrs. Daane's class is in the news

Calendar Reminders

  • June 8th: PTA Meeting
  • June 9th: Kdg @ the Detroit Zoo
  • June 10th: 5th Grade @ the Waterpark
  • June 11th: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 9:00 a.m.
  • June 11th: Last Day of School


If you have or know anyone that has an incoming kindergartener; I encourage you to enroll them as soon as possible! For enrollment information, please click on the link below:

Dress Code - Per Student Handbook

The administration and faculty believe that student dress affects student attitudes toward learning. Parents are asked to help students distinguish between school clothes and play clothes. Especially in hot weather, it is tempting for students to dress very casually. Short shorts (fingertip rule), spandex shorts, tank tops including spaghetti straps (3 finger rule), shoes without backs, and bare midriffs are not allowed. T-shirts with inappropriate messages are not permitted at any time. Tennis shoes or other closed toe shoes are required, as injury to feet is less likely. Clothing appropriate for school is expected, as well as outerwear suitable for the weather.

Jr. Olympics

Please click on the links below for a couple of newspaper articles done on Royal Oak's Junior Olympics.

Report Card Survey Results

Royal Oak High School Student Surprised with $100,000 Scholarship to U of M

Former Keller student, Savannah Parker, received a $100,000 scholarship to U of M. Click on the link below to watch her big surprise:

Congratulations, Savannah!


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5th grader Hailey Morgan, coached by Dave Potter and Christine Buchanan, competed in the Special Olympic games this past weekend. Hailey took home 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal. Way to go Hailey!! We are so proud of you!! The final medal count for the Royal Oak Team was:

4 gold

2 silver

3 bronze

Way to represent Royal Oak Schools!

End of the Year Check Out List

Attached to this email you will find the End of the Year Check Out List.

Beating the Summer Slide

I will be putting a summer parent letter in your mailbox next week to go home. One thing you will need to fill out before sending it home is your students' RAZkid username and password. The math resource will be a free site that parents can just go to. Please look out for them on Monday. Thank you in advance!

Lost and Found

Please make sure to check the lost and found for any missing items. Any items left at the end of the year will be donated to a local charity.

Positive Behavior Intervention System

Essential Agreements

*We are respectful

*We are safe and in control

*We are responsible learners

Keller Creed

I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too.

I came to school to learn and I will learn.

I will have a good day.

Learner Profile Highlights

Don’t forget that the highlighted monthly learner profile and weekly behavior focus is on the Google calendar (every Sunday).

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