Keeping up with Keller

By: Marcie Dryden, Principal

June 10, 2022

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.


Do you want to see what's going on at Keller? Check out my Facebook page where I frequently post pictures and share events that are happening within the Keller Community. Click on the button below to go right to my page!

Follow Principal Dryden on Facebook

Click this button to go to my Facebook page.


*June 10: Fun Fair

*June 13: PTA (off site)

*June 14: Elementary Jr. Olympics

*June 17: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

*June 17: Last Day for Students - 1/2 day dismissal at 12:05 p.m.

half day on friday

Friday, June 17, is our last day of school. Students will be dismissed at 12:05 p.m.

report cards

Report Cards will be available to view through Parent Portal on Tuesday, June 21. If you are unsure how to view your child's report card, please contact the Main Office.

food service survey


The last day of school (June 17th) is a half day. Students will be dismissed at 12:05. Latchkey is available until 3:30pm. Please follow this link to register, the fee will be assessed through Brightwheel.


Addams Early Childhood Center is hiring! Please join us for a hiring fair Wednesday, June 15th, from 2-6pm for onsite applications and interviews. This is a great opportunity to work while your children are in school. You can find more information here!

Walk for Miracles

Beaumont Children's is partnering with Royal Oak Schools, K-12, for this year's Walk For Miracles event.

Royal Oak High School Student Council, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Band, Dance Team, and Drama Department students will be leading student fundraising teams as well as performing/volunteering at Walk for Miracles.

This is a wonderful way for local students and families to give back to their community, and children in a health crisis in Southeast Michigan.

Please see attached press release below from Beaumont for more.

Big picture

Arrival and Dismissal

Please remember the importance of being on time for school each day. When a student enters the classroom late, the student may feel like he/she has missed information and can also feel overwhelmed seeing other students already involved in activities. Late arrival also disrupts the flow of the lesson and the students who are working.

It is also important to pick your child up from school on time. If you are going to be late and you can't make arrangements to have someone else pick up your child, please contact the main office and let us know. We will begin to go through your contact list provided in MiStar.


Registration for Royal Oak Schools Summer Camps and Activities opens on April 1. You can register your child for basketball camp, fundamentals, tennis, soccer, softball, baseball, T-ball, cheerleading, volleyball, and future Ravens football camp.You must send your registration form to Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak 48073, Attention Athletic Department, or email the registration form to to be registered.

Online payment does not act as registration for a camp. The registration form must be completed and sent in or emailed. Please include the t-shirt size for your child on the registration form. Registration begins on Friday, April 1.


Click the button to find where Dr. Martin will promote understanding and share dialogue and events centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion in and around our district.

Parking Lot Safety

Please be aware that when entering the south parking lot that it is TURN RIGHT ONLY as the traffic flow is all ONE WAY. Make sure to obey traffic signs and follow the traffic flow. It is important to share this information for anyone who might be driving your child to and from school. Please see map below for a visual. Thank you.

Big picture

Social Media Posts

At Keller we take pride in making sure we have a kind, caring, environment. Our parents play a large role in helping us to achieve this goal. Before posting to social media or any other venue, please consider the feelings of all our community members . Before you post, remember to T.H.I.N.K...

Big picture
Keller Building Calendar

Please click here for late start dates, holidays, half days and more...

PTA Corner

Hello, Keller families,

I can't believe there's only a week left of school! I am so happy we have been able to host a few PTA events these last few months of the school year. I can only hope next year will open us up for a little more fun!

This is a super short newsletter, and I will follow up next week with my last Keller Connection of the year.

The Fun Fair is TODAY, June 10 from 5pm-7pm and is our big end-of-the-year party on the Keller grounds. We will have food, games, prizes, classroom raffle baskets, inflatable bounce houses, the ever-favorite Dunk-a-fifth-grader dunk tank, and more! Admission is for kids only, $8 per lanyard, with a family cap at $24. Adults are free. Raffle tickets are available to use for food items and to bid in raffle baskets. We hope to see you there!

Have you volunteered for a PTA event using one of our Sign-up Geniuses? Please email with the event you volunteered at and your t-shirt size so I can get you your free Keller PTA volunteer shirt! Thank you for helping make our events successful.


June 10 Fun Fair 5pm-7pm on Keller grounds.

June 13 PTA Meeting, off-site, 7pm. Location: Brown Iron Brewhouse. This is the last meeting of the school year, and babysitting services will NOT be provided. Adults only, please.

We have a few Committee Chair positions open for the 2022-2023 school year. The only requirement is being a PTA member. Many of the positions listed can be done right from your home. Whether you have little time or a lot of time, there's some way you can help the PTA. Thanks for your consideration! Here's a list of what's open:

Cultural Arts & Assemblies: needs a chair. You would work with the principal to plan 2-3 assemblies for the school year, either virtual or in-person, or both.

Performing Arts: co-chair is needed (please join current co-chairs Libby Hampson and Mary Beth Saltsman) The chairpersons plan for and direct an annual talent show, and distribute information in a timely manner.

I hope to see you at the Fun Fair! Enjoy your weekend.

All My Best,

Carie Hooker, President

Remember to like Keller's PTA page on Facebook

Click on this button to take you to our Facebook page.


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).