Mayfield Elementary Newsletter

Sara Taylor, Principal * Jeanette Rytlewski, Secretary

November 2018

Learning is not a spectator sport -- Let's get in the game!

302 Plum Creek Rd Lapeer, MI 48446 Ph: (810) 667-2442, Fx: (810) 667-2468

Mark Your Calendar

November 9 - Veteran's Day Ceremony 9:00am - Popcorn Day
November 14 - PTC/PAC meeting - Superintendent Mr. Wandrie to present the strategic plan to all interested parents @ 5:00/ Hungry Howie Pizza Day/ 3rd grade market day
November 15 - Picture Retakes
November 19 - Records Day - no school for students
November 20 - 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday No School
November 30 - Popcorn Day/ Donuts with the principal for student of the month
District Strategic Planning Process FAQ (Click Here)

Join Superintendent Matt Wandrie at the next November 14th Mayfield PTC Meeting @ 5:00.

Cold and Flu Season

Children go out for recess if the wind-chill or actual temperature is (0) degrees and above. Students should dress properly (especially a coat) so that 20-30 minutes outside will be enjoyable and good for them.
Doctor’s notes should accompany a parent’s request to keep their child indoors. Lastly, please have your children dress appropriately (sweaters) for indoors too, as thermostats are set at 68 degrees. This is a district direction to reduce energy bills. Also, should we have to evacuate the building due to an emergency situation; students will be unable to go to their lockers. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Wearing clothing designed specifically to keep you warm and dry in one’s comfort level when working or being outdoors can make a big difference.

Layering: The best way to dress for winter is to wear multiple layers of clothing. This system gives participants the flexibility to add or remove layers depending on the weather and activities.

Head wear: Up to 60 percent of the body’s heat can escape from an uncovered head. This is why wearing a hat; headband or helmet is essential when it’s cold. There are thousands of styles of hats and headbands, usually made from fleece or wool. Many wool hats have non-itch liners. A fleece neck gaiter (like a collar) or face mask is a must on very cold days.

Gloves and mittens: Look for gloves and mittens that use waterproof/breathable fabrics. Mittens, in general, are warmer than gloves, but offer less dexterity. Consider the type of activity when choosing between gloves and mittens.

Socks: One pair of lightweight or medium weight socks works best. Socks are made from a variety of materials, including polyester, silk and wool. Socks designed specifically for snow sports have wicking properties similar to thermal underwear, meaning your feet will stay drier and more comfortable.

Boots and snow pants: Don’t forget on cold and/or snowy days the students need to keep warm and dry to be able to enjoy their recess outside. A pair of shoes needs to be in their locker for them to change into when they come into the building.


Mrs. King - Olivia Bollaert
Mrs. Moore - Emma Baranski
Mrs. Orzel - Lucas Schultz
Mrs. Daley - Mersadie Stockman
Mrs. Schabel - Sophia Thompson

Ms. Forgione - Riley Tait

Mrs. Lamphere - Joseph Mihacsi
Mrs. Bidlack - Naomi Leuck

Mrs. Novak - Bradley Kennedy

Mrs. Chapin - Riley Sieh

Mrs. Fosmoen - Andin Biddle
Mr. Back - Ryan Tait

Miss Sanger - Maximus Rosebush

Ms. Morris - Charlotte Slieff

Positive Office Referral

Mrs. Orzel's room:

Emma Anderson

Ms. Bidlack's room:

Jace Holiday

Miah Niester

Mrs. Novak's room:
Gracelynn Faith

Mrs. Fosmoen's room:
Nataliana Reid-Soles

Lillian Rudy

Luke Novak

Mr. Back's room:

Ryan Trisch

Collin Wheaton

Ms. Morris's room:
Lucas Zheng


If you are not currently getting a text message from School Messenger and would like to, it is easy to opt in. Simply text "Y" to 67587 and you will receive important Mayfield messages through text. If you would like to receive texts for snow days text "Y" to 68453.

Pumpkin Contest Winners

Our winners in the pumpkin contest are:

1st place Mrs. Fosmoen's room with $100.60
2nd place Mrs. Lamphere's room with $48.41

3rd place Mr. Back's room with $39.89

Total overall earned: $405.39

Congratulations to all for all the awesome looking pumpkins!

Box Tops

Don't forget to keep sending in your box tops to school! Thank you to Mary Stimson for helping out cutting and bagging them!


Literacy Center Team Meeting (all are welcome)

Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 2:30-3:30pm

302 Plum Creek Road

Lapeer, MI

Veterans Day - November 9th

Be a model for your children. When you see a veteran, simply say, “Thank you.” Our kids learn from us. Talk with them about why you say thank you to the soldier at the grocery store and the soldier you pass in the airport. It is such a simple act of gratitude, but it means a lot.

Variety Show

Mark your Calendars!

Mayfield’s Annual Variety Show is scheduled for January 17th (dress rehearsal) and January 18th (show) at the Lapeer High School Auditorium. Get ready to showcase your talents!


Family Literacy Event

Family Literacy Center Benefit & Auction: Join us for great food, celebrations and an opportunity to bid on some fabulous items. Generous supporters donate a wonderful variety of items for our live and silent auctions. We share a great meal that the Country Club prepares for us. All proceeds help support Family Literacy Center programs and services. Tickets are $60 each and must be purchased in advance. Event is held at the Lapeer Country Club: 3786 Hunt Rd. Lapeer.

5:30 PM - 10:30 PM Friday, November 2nd.

Lapeer Christmas Parade

Dec 1

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Lapeer on Saturday, December 1, 2018 for our Annual Christmas Parade themed "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Sponsored by Milnes Ford. We welcome all to be a part of this long-time tradition in Lapeer.