Keeping Up With Keller
By: Marcie Dryden, Principal
January 18, 2016
Our Keller Daily News Broadcast highlights school achievement and IB news!
Baby It's Cold Outside!
Another reminder to all parents of the need to have your child properly equipped for the winter weather. Whenever possible we are looking to get our students outdoors for recess, as research shows that there is great cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefit over the long-term; not to mention that the active time outside gets their brains better wired to learn during the day. This being said, we use 12- 15 degrees (feels like temperature) as our general guidelines for whether or not to keep the kids inside. Do be aware however, that the preference (for the benefit of the kids) is to get them outside and moving.
Please do your part and be sure that your child have proper jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, and gloves so they can be best prepared during the winter weather.
The Great Kindness Challenge
Click here to watch our Keller Student Council accepting the challenge from Oak Ridge's Student Council.
No Late Starts in January
Learning in Action
5th Grade Modes of Transportation
National PTA Reflections Art Contest
Big thanks go out to all of the parent volunteers who made Reflections happen this year and all the teachers/staff who helped out. The PTA would also like to thank Creative Arts Studio in downtown Royal Oak for allowing us to use their fantastic space for judging the Visual Arts and Photography entries. In addition, we were extremely lucky to have four talented artists from our community serve as this year’s judges: Derek Cookson (www.dcooksonphoto.com), Francesca Gagliano (http://francescagagliano.com), Monica Hemenway (http://www. monicahemenwayphotography.com) and Megan Segel (graphic artist). We are so grateful to these artists for giving their time and feedback to our students.
Congratulations to the following students who will have their artwork advance to the state PTA for the next round of competition!
• Dance Choreography: Ryan Anglebrandt (K-2); Sarah Milligan (3-5) • Film Production: Julia Malone (3-5)
• Literature: Olivia Johnson, Leah Milligan (K-2); Julia Malone, Sarah Milligan (3-5)
• Music Composition: Sarah Milligan (3-5)
• Photography: Brendan Abbey, Ivy Orthmeyer (K-2); Angela Johnson, Hunter Prokurat (3-5)
• Visual Arts: Evangeline Baas, Christian Drake (K-2); Ashlee Akers, Elyse Finch (3-5)
*We are respectful
*We are safe and in control
*We are responsible learners
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).