Addams Family Newsletter
Week of September 11th, 2023
September 13, 20, 27 (2023-24 School Calendar)
September 11: PTA Meeting 7 PM (Media Center)
September 13: Curriculum Night (In-person)
- DK-2 6:30 - 7:15 PM
- 3-5 7:30 - 8:15 PM
September 19: Parent Advisory Committee Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 (Board Office)
September 22: Picture Day
Our first PTA Meeting of the school year will take place on Monday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. in our Media Center. We hope to see you there!
You can also join virtually through the following link : PTA Zoom Meeting
Late Start Wednesday - Professional Learning
We will have our first late start Wednesday this week. The first bell will ring at 9:20 a.m. with classes starting at 9:25 a.m. Teachers will be attending professional development first thing in the morning. Please see below for information about Homework and Breakfast club.
Homework club participants should enter through door # 1, at the front of the building.
Breakfast Club on Late Starts
Breakfast Club will start at 8:55 on late start Wednesdays. Students who are attending Homework Club will be taken down at that time. Please use the Door 8 entrance if you are coming to breakfast and not part of homework club.
Curriculum Night will take place on Wednesday, September 13. This event will be in-person this year. Parents of students in grades DK, K, 1 and 2 will have Curriculum Night from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Parents of students in grades 3-5 will have Curriculum Night from 7:30-8:15 p.m. This event is for adults ONLY.
This is one of our most important nights of the year. You will have an opportunity to meet your child's teachers, learn about the Royal Oak Curriculum for your child's grade level, hear about classroom specific expectations, and have an opportunity to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please plan on attending!
Fall Picture Day!
Fall Picture day will be on Friday, September 22, 2023. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Royal Oak Parent Advocacy Committee - September Meeting 9/19 @ 6:30 PM
The Royal Oak Parent Advocacy Committee (ROPAC) is our school district's Parent Advisory Committee - a group made up of parents/caregivers of students with IEPs or 504 Plans, those that want to learn more, those that think their student may benefit from special education services. ROPAC sincerely welcomes any parent or caregiver with a student(s) in Royal Oak schools to join us in our mission to make this a destination for students receiving special education services. Learn more about the ROPAC here: ROPAC Info Flyer
The PAC's September meeting will be held Tuesday, 9/19 @ 6:30 PM. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the School District's Special Education Department and meet other families who get it. We will meet at the School Administration Building. Future meetings will be hybrid when guest speakers are presenting. To join our mailing list for meeting reminders and other updates, complete this quick form: ROPAC Email List
Blessings in a Backpack
“Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, is active in Royal Oak Schools. If you agree to take part in this program during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with food for the weekend. A bag of food will be put in your child's locker for take home on Fridays. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned fruit, granola bars, soups, juice and other items. Students will receive a bag every week.
If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out the form below.. Please be sure to indicate on the form if you child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Royal Oak Schools, as well as Blessings in a Backpack, will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.
PTA Room Parent Interest Form
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Addams Elementary. With a new school year comes a new call out for room parents. Being a room parent is a great way to get involved in your child's classroom and allows you to support your child's teacher and classmates throughout the school year. Please note that room parents are coordinated and funded by the PTA and all room parents are required to be current PTA members to qualify. Membership can be purchased via the membership link on the PTA website www.addamspta.com If you are interested in the role of room parent for your child's classroom please provide your information via this Google form.
Miscellaneous School Information
Registration for the 23/24 School Year
If you have not completed the registration process yet, please click on the link for directions for registering your child using Parent Portal. If you do not remember your PIN and/or Password, you can contact Oakland Schools Help Desk by calling 248-209-2060.
When you log in and see your students listed on the left, look up to the top right of the screen. You'll see Annual Registration in red. Click on that, and you'll have to answer about 12 documents - per student. We understand the time it takes, but once you've read through it, the next time will go faster.
CALENDAR FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR
September Lunch Menu
Traffic & Parking Lot Reminders
It is requested that all adults arriving and departing from the school be particularly cautious and mindful of the children and adult pedestrians in the vicinity of the school.
Students should enter and exit on the passenger side of the vehicle only.
Important Information about Lunch and School Funding
Thanks to the Michigan School Meals Program, a state-funded program that allows all students to receive meals at no cost for the 2023-2024 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free to all students. Second meals are not free and will be considered ala carte. High school and middle school second lunches will be charged $3.00; elementary school second lunches will be charged $2.60. Adult meals are not covered under the Michigan School Meals Program.
Although all students can receive meals at no cost, it is still vital that eligible families fill out a free/reduced meal application: A school’s eligibility for federal Child Nutrition Programs such as Summer Food Service Program and others is based on free and reduced-price eligibility. Students and families may qualify for other program fee reductions based on their eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Federal and state education finding uses free and reduced-price eligibility.
Please complete the 2023-2024 online application on our website under Free and Reduced Meals Information. Paper applications will be sent out this month and available at the district office and in all schools in August.
This school year, Addams will be serving breakfast before school in our cafeteria starting at 7:55 a.m. and ending at 8:20 a.m. Breakfast will be available to all students at no cost. Menu will consist of grains, fruit, and milk as established by the USDA. Breakfast menus will be available weekly to see specific items being offered. All food items will be nut free. If your child has specific dietary needs, please contact our Food Service Department.