Poupard Press

September 20th, 2018 #Work Hard, Poupard!

Dear Poupard Families,

Dear Poupard Families,


It has been a terrific start to the 18-19 school year. Our staff has been busy connecting with all of your learners and building relationships with them, modeling and reviewing school-wide expectations and creating a classroom community where students feel comfortable and a sense of belonging.


Special shout out to everyone that was able to attend our PTO Back to School BBQ on Saturday! It was awesome seeing our Poupard community come together to play, dance and enjoy a meal. At Poupard, we deeply value our families and rely on your participation and support. As I shared on Back to School Night, you are a huge member of our team! Research about student achievement and well-being at school shows us that the more involved a students family is at home and school, the more successful their child will be overall.


Please consider signing up as your learners classroom PTO Ambassador! The Poupard PTO is forming a group of parents who want to be more involved with their child’s classroom and serve as a spokesperson to make communication easier and address concerns fast and efficiently. The (PTO)– is looking for a representative from each classroom to serve as a PTO Classroom Ambassador.


PTO Classroom Ambassadors will:


  • Compile a contact list of the parents in your child’s class (preferably email & phone)

  • Communicate opinions or concerns (if any) from the teacher and/or classroom parents to the PTO

  • Attend monthly PTO meetings, second Tuesday of every month and distribute any relevant information to classroom parents.


It is essential that your class have representation and a seat at the table. Spots are filling up so please consider signing up! Please contact our PTO President Molly Sewell at 313-354-9390 for additional information.


Every Friday is a school spirit day where we all wear our Green Poupard t-shirts. Not to worry if your child doesn't have one yet, they will be receiving one soon!


It's been a pleasure meeting your learners and getting to know all of our new Poupard families. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 313-432-4804 or alih@gpschools.org.


Thanks for partnering with Poupard in your child's learning!


Principal Ali

PTO Corner

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

We hope everyone had a relaxing summer! We’re excited about the new adventures this school year has in store for us! The Poupard PTO Board is new this year and we are looking forward to serving all Poupard Parents, Teachers, and Students. Our goal is to inspire and support an enriched educational environment for our children and we invite all parents and teachers to join us in this endeavor. PTO Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm inside of the gym. Babysitting is provided for children ages 4+.


Please visit our new website at www.poupardpto.org for more information about the PTO, meeting minutes and our upcoming events!

Thanks for your support,

Poupard PTO Board

After School Golf Classes

We're still enrolling students for after school golf classes starting next Thursday, 9/27!

The cost is only $59 for a total of 8 sessions. Signup today at www.playtga.com/semichigan

The normal price is $159 and a discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Join the fun - Sign up today!

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Picture Day - October 3rd

Order forms for picture day will come home this Friday. Please have your child bring in the completed form on October 3rd. Parents can also order pictures online at www.mylifetouch.com- the Poupard ID number is LM748212Y0


YEARBOOK: The yearbook may also be purchased separately for $10. The Yearbook ID is 3211819.

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, September 27th - Evacuation Drill

Wednesday, October 3rd- Picture Day

Tuesday, October 9th- PTO Meeting at 6:30 inside of Gym

Wednesday, October 10- Walk to School Day

Friday, October 12th- North vs. South Football Game at North

Sunday, October 14th- Board of Realtors Open House

Friday, October 26th- PTO Trunk or Treat from 6-8 at Poupard

Distinguished Employee Nomination Form

The Grosse Pointe Board of Education established the Employee Awards Program to recognize distinguished service by employees in various programs and activities sponsored by the public schools. Board-level recognition is intended to reward those employees who have initiated a new program, service, or activity and/or who have served the district above and beyond their daily employee responsibilities. Click here to learn more or nominate a Poupard Staff Member.

Stay Informed!

REMIND messaging: Please sign up for our remind text message service as this is our most frequent way of communicating with our families. We are asking all families to subscribe to our text messaging service for everything Poupard related. Subscribe immediately by texting the message @poupa to 81010 from your mobile device or https://www.remind.com/join/poupa. Feel free to come into the office if you need help with this process.
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