Keller Staff Notes

By: Marcie Dryden, Principal

May 4, 2015

Mission Statement

The mission of Helen Keller Elementary School is to establish and maintain an educational community that empowers all students to become principled, independent inquirers who are socially responsible global citizens.

WKBS -- Keller Daily Broadcast

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Teacher Appreciation Week

I want to thank you for everything you do to make this a special learning environment for

our students. I truly appreciate all you do to make such a positive difference in the lives of

our students. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.

IZZY savino fundraiser

I have tickets for Izzy Savino's fundraiser at Rosie O'Grady's in Ferndale. Izzy Savino is a former student of Keller. Please consider supporting Izzy by purchasing a $10 ticket and joining us for a fun afternoon! There will be a silent auction as well! ALL proceeds go directly toward Izzy's surgery. If you can't make the event, you can still purchase a ticket and will be entered in a raffle.The event is Sunday, June 7th from 12-4 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. If you would like to attend the event or make a donation just let me know.

Learning in Action

Calendar Reminders

  • May 5: Election in the gym
  • May 6: ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) @ 1:05 p.m.
  • May 11: Vision Screening Gr. 1,3,5 (all week)
  • May 11: PTA meeting
  • May 13: Late Start for students, Professional Development for staff
  • May 13: Junior Olympics @ 6:00 p.m.
  • May 16: Boy and Girls Club Walk

SRC Schedule

SRC MAY/JUNE SCHEDULE

Monday, May 4 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5: NO TUESDAY SRC LAB DUE TO M-STEP (However, Point Club Awards still distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in Media Center.)
Wednesday, May 6: NO WEDNESDAY SRC LAB DUE TO M-STEP
Friday, May 8 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Monday, May 11 12:45 - 1:45
Tuesday, May 12: NO TUESDAY SRC LAB DUE TO M-STEP (However, Point Club Awards still distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in Media Center.)
Wednesday, May 13 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Friday, May 15 1:30 - 2:10

Monday, May 18 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (Point Club Awards distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in VOLUNTEER ROOM due to M-STEP.)
Wednesday, May 20 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Friday, May 22 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Tuesday, May 26 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (Point Club Awards distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in VOLUNTEER ROOM due to M-STEP.)
Wednesday, May 27 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Friday, May 29 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Monday, June 1 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (Point Club Awards distributed 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in MEDIA CENTER.)
Wednesday, June 3 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9: LAST POINT CLUB AWARD DISTRIBUTION from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in Media Center

Disability Awareness Assembly for 3rd & 4th

May 22nd, 2015

  • 8:45 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Golda (includes any 3rd/4th grade students from Stilwell and Barrett)

  • 10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Daunt, Zipser

  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. DerVartanian, Stanesa

Boys and Girls Club Walk 2015

The 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings & Bagger Dave's Walk For The Future presented by Image One supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9 AM at the Jack & Patti Salter Community Center in Royal Oak.


Laura Stankiewicz is our team captain. There are 3 ways you can show support.


1...you can join our team and try to raise $100 for walking.

2...you can visit the Keller website (address below) and donate

3...you can do both! Walk with us and try to get donations in support of your walk and donate to our website.


Here is our Website....

https://org.grouprev.com/kellerteamwalk

State of the Schools

Click on the link below for Mr. Lewis Lakin's State of the Schools from April 23rd, 2015.


http://www.royaloakschools.org/downloads/_news_/p19jke8f7umjmj6s13epnj31hsg1_20150423_204714_28.pdf

PTA Elections 2015-16

The PTA is looking for members to fill the following open position on the executive board for the 2015-16 school year:


  • President - Presides at all meetings, is a member ex officio of all committees, coordinates the work of the officers and committees and attends meetings called by the Council.

Please contact Michelle Vinluan (michelle.vinluan@uticak12.org) with any questions or interest in any of the above positions.

PBIS

Positive Behavior Intervention System

Essential Agreements

*We are respectful

*We are safe and in control

*We are responsible learners

Keller Creed

I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too.

I came to school to learn and I will learn.

I will have a good day.

Learner Profile Highlights

Don’t forget that the highlighted monthly learner profile and weekly behavior focus is on the Google calendar (every Sunday).

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PTA NEWS

For PTA news click on this link: http://www.helenkellerpta.net/