Walker-Winter Family Update
Great Futures Start Right Here!
Week of April 6, 2023
As a school, we will focus on our P2 of Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is how you approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you. We showed a ton of enthusiasm all month as we dressed up for reading month, March Madness, had a book parade and celebrated our Celebrity Readers. We look forward to reading, discussing, and watching video clips of Enthusiasm. Each day, our K-5 teachers lead our students in class meetings, discussions and activities with a focus on our Positivity Project focus of the week. The office, specials, support staff, and lunch use our P2 language so our students and staff have a common focus and language. For more details, please click on Positivity Project for Families Go to Resources then P2 for families or P2 para familias en espanol. Password is P2. Read about ways that your family can support this at home.
We will keep our enthusiasm up as we move forward with spring NWEA (K-5) and M-Step testing (3-5). Please watch for detailed information coming from your child's teacher on dates and times.
As stated in Dr. Dignan's communication, when we return from Spring Recess, our 3-11 grade students will prepare for standardized testing. Schools will send out more specific information in separate communications. Please note the important dates and information below as it relates to your student(s):
● April 10, 2023 – May 19, 2023 ● M-Step or MI-Access Window
* Each school will set its testing schedule. Please refer to communication from your student’s school for specific date
P2/LLG: Enthusiasm: You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.
7:00 pm: Jacion B from Hinojo's class will receive the Walker Compassion Project Award at Westland City Hall's meeting at 7 pm.
Detroit Tigers Opening Day: Dress in Tigers colors or baseball in general
9:45-1:30: 4th to Henry Ford
Good Friday; no school
NWEA: April 24-May 19. Looks for specifics from your child's teachers
March 17: Book Fair Week
March 17: Nutty Scientist presentation and fun for K-5
Families: Are you interested in SUMMER CAMP?
Summer Program Registration Information Registration links are up for most of our summer programs. Watch more more items to be added.
Kindergarten and Young 5s Registration: Families who couldn't attend Kindergarten Kickstart can still register their children for school. Visit our website for enrollment information.
Below is the link for parents to order Walker yearbooks online. Parents can only order online and cannot send money to school. They are $12 each and students will get them the last week of school.
April 7: no school
Outside Recess District Guidelines
Attendance is extremely important to your child’s education.
When a student reaches 5, 10, and then 15 absences, and/or tardies, our school (consistent district-wide) will contact families through letters. Excused and unexcused absences count.
We do understand and work together if there are unusual family situations that have been reported to the school by parents/guardians. Communication is key.
Parents/guardians who fail to communicate with the school and make efforts to have consistent timely attendance will be reported for truancy.
Need to pick your child up early for an appointment?
Parents, please come to the office by 3:30. The end of the day is extremely busy and makes it difficult to have your child ready. Thank you.
1st-5th Amira Home Connection (Wonderful reading support)
Gleaners Community Food Bank has food distribution twice a month at Adams Middle School Family Resource Center, 33475 Palmer, Westland. The food bank is open to anyone in need of food assistance. Upcoming Food Distribution dates
School-Home IPad contract Google Form link
Please reach out to me on Class Dojo or email as needed. Building and maintaining family relationships is crucial. It is important to me that, along with your child(ren), you create fond memories of school.
I am proud to be a part of this amazing Walker community.
Our mission: Walker celebrates doing our personal best, active listening, truthfulness, trustworthiness, no put-downs, and learning for all!