The Dragon Journal
October 6, 2023
The Dragon Journal - February 9, 2024
Dear Dragon Families,
As part of our ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of our students, we want to inform you about the ALICE drills that we conduct at Schroeder. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. It is a comprehensive approach designed to empower students and teachers to respond effectively in emergency situations.
During the drills, teachers review our district response protocols in an age-appropriate slideshow format. One of the most important aspects of ALICE training is that there are many “right decisions” when put in a situation. Staff members are trained to make the best decision with the information they have at the time of an emergency. Something we stress to our students is, “Listen to the directions of the teacher.” While we want to educate our children on these important safety measures, we certainly do not want to create unnecessary worry or concerns.
Our top priority is the safety of our students. Emergency training is ongoing. Our Schroeder staff will continue to be trained on the best ways to keep us all safe. There is a record of all drills conducted at school listed on our website: https://schroeder.troy.k12.mi.us/public-safety-drills
Proud Principal of Schroeder Elementary
- Early Release / 2:37 Dismissal
- Valentine Parties
- Spirit Day - Dress like your favorite celebrity
February 19 & 20 :
- No School / Mid-Winter Break
- Bagel Day
- End of 2nd Marking Period
- M.I.R.M. Family Night 5:30pm-7:30pm
- No school for TSD Elementary Schools
- Early Release Day / 2:37pm Dismissal
- PTO Meeting 6pm
- Bagel Day
Important Yearbook Information!
Who gets a yearbook?
Schroeder yearbooks are handled by the same company that does our students' portraits, Kaiser Studio. If you previously purchased a picture package, a yearbook was included as part of the package. All other non-package purchases do not include a yearbook.
I didn't order a picture package. Can I order a yearbook?
Yes! A yearbook order form was sent home to all students who did not purchase a picture package. These order forms were labeled with the specific child's name, teacher, grade and a school ID code that would be needed for that specific child's online order. You may either order online using your child's specific school ID code found on the order form or you may pay by check or cash using the order form envelope. Please remember the office does not have cash to make change, so exact $12.00 cash amount is required. FORMS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 14TH!
What if I miss the February 14th due date?
There will be a very limited amount of yearbooks available for purchase at the end of the school year. They will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis for $15 cash (exact amount required).
LAST CALL TO RESERVE YOUR BOOK!📗
This is the last and final call to reserve your family's copy of this year's March is Reading Month book! Schroeder has preordered books and we are encouraging all families to participate in the school-wide event! To purchase the M.I.R.M. book, please scan the QR code in the flyer below or click on this SchoolPay link: https://schoolpay.com/link/2024MIRMBook
2024/2025 Kindergarten Information
An email was sent to prospective Kindergarten/Pre-K families on January 24th. If the email wasn't received, please double check your spam folder before calling the Schroeder office at (248) 823-3600.
*Kindness * Perseverance * Respect*
Girls on the Run Program Coming to Schroeder!
Girls on the Run is a youth development program created by the YMCA that assists girls in grades 3-5 enhance their social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. It is an activity based program. The 10-week curriculum includes lessons that specifically target helping girls improve in competence, confidence, caring, character, connection and contribution. Girls and their coaches will meet twice weekly after school until 5:15. The season will conclude with a celebration 5K on May 19th!
Schroeder 5th Grade Instrumental Music Performance
Schroeder 5th grade band and orchestra students treated their friends and families to a night filled with music and smiles. Our talented Dragons enjoyed showing off all they have learned so far in their band and orchestra class. Mr. Tignanelli, Mr. Weiss, Mrs. Millett, and Mrs. VanEizenga were very proud of all their progress. Great job, Dragons!
Wintertime Playground Fun
Schroeder PTO Meeting
Reminder! Next month's Schroeder PTO meeting is on March 6th at 6:00pm in the media center. See you there!