Comets' Corner

Sunday, September 26, 2021

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M-Step Score Reports Coming Home This Week

If your child took the M-STEP last Spring his/her score report will be coming home this week. Please look for those in backpacks in the next few days. Reach out with questions.
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UPDATED FPS Quarantine Information

Fraser Public Schools has revised their procedures for responding when we are notified of a student or staff member testing positive for Covid-19. We are no longer the ones making decisions about which close contacts within the school environment must quarantine. Fraser Public Schools is reporting all COVID-19 positive cases to the Macomb County Health Department (MCHD). The MCHD will then investigate to determine if any additional students or staff should be quarantined. We will continue to work with our Health Department to support these efforts.


HERE IS AN UPDATED LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS REGARDING QUARANTINE PROCEDURES.

Remember, the best way to keep our community healthy and in school teaching and learning is to keep children with any potential sign of illness at home until the cause is determined by a medical professional.

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Tools NOT Toys

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Reminder from our Twain Handbook: No Outside Food Deliveries

Outside Food and Beverage Delivery Policy: The District does not allow the delivery of food and beverages from outside vendors or fast food establishments for a student’s breakfast or lunch meal. All meals are to be provided by either our Food Service program or prepared at home and sent with your student. Outside food delivery is a safety concern. We do not want to have strangers and people that we do not know coming to our buildings with delivery bags. It also is a workload issue for office personnel. Managing multiple food deliveries during lunch time becomes an additional responsibility for our office staff. The District works hard to provide a variety of healthy, good-tasting food in its cafeterias, and students are always free to bring their own lunch to school. We will continue to follow our past practice of making sure students receive lunch if they forget to bring one from home. (All students continue to have access to free breaksfast and lunjch through our school lunch program, too.)


Thank you for your understanding and assistance in this matter.

SAVE THE DATE

  • Tuesday, September 21 - Picture Day
  • Wednesday, October 6 - Count Day
  • Wednesday, October 13- Early Release Day (1:30 Dismissal)
  • Friday, October 29 - Early Release Day (1:30 Dismissal)
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Weekly Solid Gold Shout Outs!

As part of our PBIS program, we like to recognize students who are exhibiting our Mark Twain ROCKS behaviors by being Respectful, Organized, Cooperative, Kind, & Safe.


Aiden West - Kindergarten

"Aiden has been such a wonderful friend and role model in our classroom! He started the year off with a positive attitude and excitement to learn! Aiden has been a wonderful listener, caring friend and helpful to his classmates. Keep up the great work and feel proud of yourself!' - Mrs. Delicato


Lily Carroll - 1st Grade

"Lily is always looking for ways to help her classmates. She is the first student to notice when one of her classmates is having a rough day. She loves trying to make them smile! She is a Rockstar!!" - Mrs. Widmer


Leila Keffalo - 3rd Grade

"Leila is a hard worker and an excellent listener. She is always respectful and ready to learn, and she always does her very best. Keep up the great work!" - Mrs. Crachiollo


All of Twain's 4th Graders

"All of my fourth graders have done an awesome job with their Eureka Math lessons and ZEARN this week. Keep up the great work!" - Ms. Offer


Antoine Washington - 4th Grade

"Antoine is such a respectful and kind young man! He's a wonderful role model and a pleasure to have in my class!" - Mrs. Albrecht


Keegan Edmonds - 5th Grade

"Keegan comes in to class every day ready to learn! He is kind, cooperative and respectful and a pleasure to have in class! Keep up the great work and attitude, Keegan!" - Mrs. Schop


Londyn Lawson - 5th Grade

"Londyn is kind and respectful every day. She is doing a great job adjusting to a new school and is making good choices and new friends! Welcome, and great job Londyn!" - Mrs. Schop


Cooper Sikorski and Ava Lupo - 6th Grade

"Cooper and Ava were chosen by their peers to represent their class as student council representatives. Way to go, Coop and Ava!" - Mrs. Wirgau


Andrew Yared and Aubrey Arnone - 6th Grade

"Aubree and Andrew have been doing a wonderful job leading their small reading groups. They are so responsible and I know that I can always count on them to be making the right choice. Keep up the good work!" - Mrs. Wirgau

A Great Resource in Our Own Backyard

CARE is a resource in our community that helps families and individuals who are experiencing difficulties with mental health or substance abuse. CARE's Student Assistance program offers families the opportunity to receive a thorough assessment for children who are experiencing mental health issues. CARE will then provide resources to assist with concerns. CARE also is a great place to attend parenting classes for Early Childhood through Teen. Speciality classes related to anger management and play and learn groups for younger children are also programs provided through CARE. For more information or for a referral to CARE's Student Assistance program please contact our social worker Mrs. Madeleine at 586-439-6677 or contact CARE at 586-541-CARE.

Who Wants to Work with the BEST STAFF Ever?

Twain Families - We are still hiring for the following part-time and full-time positions at Twain this year:


  • lunch aides
  • SACC workers


Apply HERE on the district site, and please make sure to send me an email to let me know you applied!

Free Breakfasts & Lunches Continue This Year

The State of Michigan will continue to provide a free breakfast and lunch for all student who wants them throughout the 2021-2022 school year. We will provide monthly calendars with scheduled meals as we have in the past, but families do not need to pre-order. Click on the calendar images below to expand them.


Although not required, we do ask that all families complete the Lunch Application at www.LunchApp.com. Doing so ensures the school receives additional funding and helps identify families who qualify for additional support.

GLEANERS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TO CONTINUE

We are excited to announce that we have extended our partnership with Gleaners through September. They will continue to be set up in the FHS parking lot on the following dates:

  • September 30

ACCESS FOOD PANTRY - OPEN TO ALL

During these times, ACCESS of SterLing Heights has opened their food pantry to all Fraser Public School families. Each week, ACCESS offers foods like frozen meat, rice, pasta, oil, nuts, cereal, dried milk, juice and more.


Access offers food pickup on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. until supplies run out. Families are also welcome to call (586) 722-6036 to schedule a pickup anytime during our regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please note, all are welcome to visit our free food pantry.


ACCESS Sterling Heights Center is located at 4301 East 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310.

Mrs. Laura Woods, Principal

Contact Information:

Main Office Phone: 586-439-6900


Absentee Phone Line: 586-439-6990

(This is a 24-hour recorded line; please leave your child's reason for absence and length of time out. Absences reported to this line ensure most timely and accurate record.)


Fax: 586-439-6801


School Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Beverly Dobosenski (Ms. D.)

Email: beverly.dobosenski@fraserk12.org


Twain Office Hours - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Hours: 8:35am – 3:30pm

First Bell: 8:30 am
Instructional (Tardy) Bell: 8:35 am


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