KERBY NEWSLETTER

September 23, 2022

MESSAGE FROM MR. FITZPATRICK

As the school year begins, there are three major events that are important in kicking off the year. The first (and my most important) one is the first day of school which happened on Sept 6. The next one is the first PTO meeting which was held on Sept 14. The final event is Back to School Night which was held this past Wednesday evening. It was so exciting to see so many parents in our halls and classrooms. It has been awhile. We all hope you found the information shared with you to be informative and helpful. We truly do appreciate the partnership between home and school.


Many students and parents are comfortable around dogs. But we do have quite a few who are not. We ask that you please do not bring your dog (no matter how playful or calm). The sight of a dog does trigger some anxiety in some of our students. We appreciate your cooperation.


Finally, some of you may have noticed that the GaGa Pit is missing the sides. Last spring, the pit was vandalized over a weekend and several boards were destroyed. We tried to patch it up but more other boards became loose and some were just rotting due to age. It was becoming unsafe for our students. So, in the interest of safety, the side planks were removed.



REMEMBER PICTURE DAY IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. PICTURES CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE AT THE LINK BELOW OR A PAPER FLYER WILL GO HOME TODAY.

LIFETOUCH PICTURE DAY

For ordering Lifetouch pictures on-line do the following:


Click on Mylifetouch.com

Enter the Picture Day Id - EVTPN87CZ

School Name: Kerby Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Tuesday, September 27


A paper copy was also sent home if you prefer to send it back to school.

PARENT VOLUNTEER ARTIST WANTED

We have a few empty walls at Kerby now after construction and we were wondering if there are any parents out there who like to paint murals, big or small.

If this is something of interest to you please let the Kerby office know.

Thank you!

KERBY GARDEN CLEAN UP

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CUB SCOUT TROOP PACK 481

Pack 481 @ Kerby Elementary is Open to all K-5!

Contact Jon Ferris if interested in joining cub scouts.

J.ferris.25@gmail.com

(727)251-1788

https://fb.me/e/647Wid34P

PTO CORNER

COMPANIES WITH MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM


KERBY FUN RUN FLYER WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION


FUN RUN SIGN UP GENIUS


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0f4da4ad2fa6fc1-kerby2



TEACHER APPRECIATION SIGN UP GENIUS


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/409054ea5af2aabf49-202220223


The new Kerby PTO website: https://kerbypto.membershiptoolkit.com/ . We have tried to consolidate everything you would need for the school year on this website/mobile app. Please register for the website and then download the mobile app. We have included important calendar dates, lunch menus, teacher contact info, spirit wear shop, and all the information about the fun events we are planning for the year. The online directory will be available on this website as well once it has been compiled. Please reach out to the PTO if you have any questions.

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PTO HAUNTED GARAGE

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KERBY SPIRIT WEAR

https://www.detroitstreetapparel.com/collections/school-stores


Young Fives - Lime Green

Kindergarten - Navy Blue

1st - Red

2nd - Kelly Green

3rd - Blue

4th - Orange

CHARTWELLS

Lunch Volunteers May NOT use the microwaves in the kitchen to heat up students food. Parents please use a thermos if you wish for something to remain warm. Thank you for your understanding.


BREAKFAST

Breakfast is available for free through Chartwells to any families that are interested. There is a bag with a box of cereal, package of graham crackers, milk and juice.

  • Time -Mon-8:45 -9:05, Tues - Fri. 8:00 - 8:20 AM
  • Where - Kerby Gym
  • How to get in the building - ring the kids club bell in the front of the school on Kerby Rd (the old entrance). A staff member will let you in.


SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU

Lunch Charge (includes milk) - $3.10

Milk - .50


To place funds in your student's account for lunch, visit your student's ParentPortal page, click on the "cafeteria" tab and click "Online Food Service Payments."


Free and Reduced Lunch Application - if your child receives free and reduced lunch they will be charged if they just get a milk. They must receive the whole lunch.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

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UPCOMING KERBY DATES

September 27 - Lifetouch Picture Day

September 30 - PTO Movie Night 7:30 PM

October 7 - Haunted Garage 6:00 - 9:30 PM

October 14 - Kerby PTO Fun Run

November 3 - Lifetouch picture retake day

November 6 - District Open House 12-2 PM

November 8 - Election Day - no school for students

GROSSE POINTE FARMS PUBLIC SAFETY-OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

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FAMILY CENTER UPCOMING EVENTS

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BELL SCHEDULE 2022-23




Monday Bell Schedule

09:05 AM- Entry Bell

09:10 AM-AM Instruction Begins

11:56- 12:44 PM- Y5's-4 Lunch & Recess

03:38 PM Dismissal Bell


Tuesday-Friday Bell Schedule

08:20 AM- Entry Bell

08:25 AM- AM Instruction Begins

11:36-12:24 PM - Y5's- 4 Lunch & Recess

03:38 PM Dismissal Bell

PEACHJAR

Do you use Peachjar?

GPPSS uses an online platform for flyers called Peachjar. You can access from our website and customize your subscription for any school or schools you wish to follow. The flyers are ADA compatible and nonprofits can upload for a nominal fee (less than printing). PTO and school flyers are free.