Defer Dragon's Burning News
June 13, 2019
From the Principal
I'm proud of all the accomplishments of our students this year! They are ready for their new academic adventures! To those of you that are leaving Defer for new places, we wish you the best.
I look forward to seeing many of you on the first day of school in the fall on Tuesday, September 3rd!
Have a great summer!
2019 - 2020 Defer Robotics Team
Summer Learning Opportunties
To help students maintain their learning from the school year, summer is a great opportunity to practice reading, writing, and math skills each day. Just 20 minutes of reading each day can make a difference in student reading skills and prevent summer slide. The summer goal should be to maintain skills learned throughout the school year with daily practice.
GPPSS Summer learning opportunities: https://mi01000971.schoolwires.net/Domain/152
Please see the link below if you think your child would be interested in participating in Camp Invention this upcoming summer. It is sure to be load of fun - inspiring teamwork, with focus on STEM and other design activities. Open to children entering 1st - 6th grade in the fall.
Grosse Pointe Library Summer Reading Program: https://gp.beanstack.org/reader365
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF CELEBRATION JUNE 1
1-3 p.m. at the Central Library Branch
In May, Defer Safety/Service enjoyed their final fun night of the year. It was a beautiful day to go to Windmill Pointe Park. We enjoyed hot dogs, fruit, snacks, drinks and desserts. Thank you to those parents who so generously donated snacks, desserts and drove to the park. Everyone enjoyed good fun, food and friends. Thank you to Joe Srebernak who grilled for us.
I hope you noticed all the awesome 4th graders who volunteered to take over for the 5th graders who went to camp. They wore bright orange belts and I am so proud of all of them. To volunteer for a job full of responsibility, is commendable.
To all Safety/Service members who are finishing your time at Defer, you should be proud because you made Defer a better, safer place. May you enjoy success in your future endeavors and remember to represent your alma mater, Defer Elementary in the best way.
Safety/Service Member of the Month-May
Safety: Kayla McFarland
Service: Jacob Meier
Safety/Service Member of the Month-June
Safety: Neva Combs
Service: Emilia Koper
If you see a Safety/Service member doing a good job, please tell them – their time is running out.
NEXT SCHOOL YEAR--Order supplies online by June 30
Parents may begin ordering school supplies for the 2019/20 school year now. Online ordering is available with 1st Day School Supplies and the items are delivered directly to your child's classroom during the summer. 1st Day School Supplies provides brand-name supplies that were selected by Defer teachers. The deadline to order is June 30. Order here: https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=52223
Leader in Me
Welcome to the May and June edition of our Leader in Me newsletter! Published by the Defer Family Learning Team.
Take time this summer to practice the habits as a family. For a brief overview of the habits, see the link below.