Bear Bulletin

Maire Newsletter March 25th edition

Dear Maire Families

What a fantastic month March was here at Maire! Throughout the month we had a variety of reading activities as part of March is Reading Month. We read diverse literature books for Read Across America Day. We wore our PJs and used flashlights for some fun and cozy reading. Our hallways are filled with favorite book recommendations and goals from our school-wide read aloud of The Magical Yet. Students came dressed in their words, learned how to draw some famous book characters, and had a surprise grade-level movie celebration watching The Gruffalo. We had so much fun celebrating books!

Our families shared hundreds of photos celebrating March is Reading Month with our community-based Book Bingo challenge! To see so many students reading around the community was truly amazing. We hope you enjoyed focusing on reading all month long. The prize for a Bingo will be a free ticket to a USPBL baseball game this spring. After the break we will share more info on receiving your prize code so you can pick the game you want to attend.

This week we had parent teacher conferences. Students, parents, and teachers all being on the same team is what makes Maire special. During conferences we celebrate the growth and achievement of our students, and continue to set goals and high expectations for further development. Thanks for being part of that amazing team.

We hope all families enjoy their time together over Spring Break. Hard to believe that it will be April when we return and that means only two and a half months left of school!


Ryan Francis

Proud Principal of Maire

Important Maire dates to remember

3/28-4/1 Spring Break

4/4 School resumes 9:05 am

Congratulations to our March is Reading Month Bookmark Contest winners: Lilly, Hannah, Charlie, Josephine & Josie

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Auction Update

The Maire Auction is fast approaching!

Please check here for all of the important details, like ticket purchase info, and a form that will allow you to donate to the auction. Please also check here for awesome auction social media updates.

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Kindergarten and Young 5s Enrollment Open Now

Help spread the word in the community that our enrollment for next year's Kindergarten and Young 5s is OPEN! We are really hoping to have enough families interested in Young 5s next year, so getting the word out with friends and neighbors helps!

Enrollment information can be found here:

Deadline for registration - Young 5s: April 8th Kindergarten: May 1st!

New Maire t shirt (Spirit Wear )

PTO is now selling a new Maire T-Shirt year round, our "classic" MAIRE BEARS logo on a navy shirt. $10 for everyone.

Here is the link to the PTO site for ordering :

Milk issues at lunchtime

We wanted families to know there is a potential issue getting milk for school lunches. We have been told that one big issue is they can't source the paper cartons. Due to this supply chain issue, there may be days that we are not able to serve milk. You might see juice, bottled water or milk at lunch as we deal with this issue.

Lunch help is always welcome!

We would love some helping hands at lunchtime! Please sign up to help us if you are able:

Lunch Sign Up

Chess Club - new session!

Chess Club will be starting a new session soon! Class will be on Wednesdays 3:45-4:45.

Please see this flyer with all of the information.

Yearbook order deadline April 11th!

Have you ordered your child's yearbook yet? A common question we get is "Aren't they included with the photo package that I ordered in the fall?" The answer is no, yearbooks are a separate purchase done later in the year.

Yearbook order info can be found here: Maire yearbook

The deadline for placing yearbook orders is April 11th

Safety Town Sign Up

Safety Town is coming this summer! There are six different sessions available throughout the summer This program is available to those entering kindergarten and first grade. Sign up begins March 7.

Please see all of the information here.

Krausmann Family

As many know, our crossing guard Dick Krausmann passed away recently. He served our community for 50 years, helping Maire students cross Cadieux. Maire is working with his son, Ken Krausmann, to create something for our safety patrol to wear in their honor. In addition, a Maire parent is collaborating with the City of Grosse Pointe to create a memorial in his honor. Please follow this link if interested in supporting this cause:

Krausmann fundraiser

Stay connected!

Keep up to date with everything happening at Maire!

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Twitter: @gpmaire