Poupard Press

November 16th, 2018 #Work Hard, Poupard!

Dear Poupard Families,

We are having a tremendous school year. Our school has been busy working on building our foundation these past two months. Our staff collaborated and identified our building mission statement and core values which are available for your reading pleasure below.


Our Mission:

We strive to maximize our potential as learners, leaders, and global citizens.


Our Core Values:

  • We believe in Mutual Respect
  • We believe in Building Relationships
  • We believe that Everyone Can Learn
  • We believe in being Compassionate and Empathetic
  • We believe in Recognizing and Valuing Diversity
  • We believe in Hard Work and Effort
  • We believe that Everyone has a Talent or Strength


Now our staff will be using this foundation to work towards advancing towards our school goals.


  • Students will continue to improve their reading proficiency and comprehension.

  • Students will improve their math skills and fact fluency.

  • Staff will create a positive learning environment for our learners.

  • We will build a school culture where students collaborate, are celebrated and have a sense of belonging.


We have identified key academic measures that we will be using to determine our effectiveness towards our goals and are working to solidify some goals for the social emotional components as well. I'm proud to say this process is helping us narrow our focus on teaching and learning while still emphasizing the importance of the individual well-being of our students. Exciting things are happening at Poupard!!



Nov 6th Election

I want to thank everyone that came out and voted on November 6th. It is outstanding that so many people in our community took the time to wait in our long lines and have their voices heard. Additionally, the Grosse Pointe Public Schools System Bond passed with a 54% YES vote. I'll continue to update you with details as we learn more about how this will impact Poupard in the near future.


As always, thank you for partnering with Poupard in your child's learning!


Principal Ali

Notes from the Office Staff

BRR It's Cold...Preparing for Winter

Poupard students go outdoors for recess two times each day throughout the school year unless it is raining hard or the wind chill is below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Please be sure that your child leaves for school dressed properly for the weather. All students must have boots and snowpants to play on the wood chips, field and gaga ball court once the snow is on the ground—otherwise they must stay on the blacktop.

Students may build things (snowmen, fort, snow angels, etc) with the snow but are not permitted to throw snow or ice while on Poupard grounds. This will help all the students enjoy the joy of snow.

We also ask that you write your child’s name on his/her gloves, hats, boots, and
coat. Our Lost and Found quickly fills up!



Thank you!!!

Office Staff

Mark Your Calendars - November

Tuesday, November 20th- HALF DAY: 11:36 DISMISSAL

November 21- 23: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 4th - Report Cards Distributed

Saturday, December 15th - Chicken and Waffles Holiday Breakfast from 10:30-12:30 (click here to purchase tickets)

PTO Corner

Full Steam Ahead as we Charge into the winter months!!


Hello Poupard Families! We have a lot of exciting things going on!


Shoe Drive Fundraiser

We’re holding a school-wide Shoe Drive from Nov. 19th through Jan. 19th!! Please donate new and gently used shoes. These items will be given to the less fortune and as a bonus the Poupard PTO will be given $0.40/pound of shoes donated. Our Goal is to donate 100 bags of shoes! A flyer went home today that shares additional details. Drop-off signs will be posted through the school.


Popcornopolis Fundraiser

Our annual popcorn fundraiser is coming up. Order Forms will be distributed when students return from Thanksgiving break. You will have 3 weeks to get as many orders as possible! Orders will be back before Winter Break! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year! These treats make great gifts and we get 50% of all proceeds! Happy Selling Poupard Families!


Chicken & Waffle Holiday Breakfast Fundraiser

Our annual holiday breakfast will be held Saturday, December 15th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. We’re looking for volunteers and donations. A Sign-up Genius will be hitting your inbox soon. Thanks in advance for your support and generosity.


Click Here to purchase tickets online.


Stay abreast of all things PTO! Visit us online at www.poupardpto.org for meeting minutes, budget info, fundraiser info, & our calendar of events!


Questions & Comments can be e-mailed to poupardpto@yahoo.com.

Looking forward to a fun Winter!


Your PTO Board!

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Seeking Title 1 Parent Representative

Parents know what would inspire and enrich their child’s education and Poupard needs ideas. We are looking for (2-3) parents who would like to serve on Poupard’s Title I Team. Poupard receives federal funds to ensure our students receive a fair and equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. We are looking for ideas on how to enrich opportunities for our students, parents, and families at Poupard. If this sounds like something that might interest you, please email Lori Woznicki at woznicl@gpschools.org.

Reflex Learning - Math Facts

Dear Poupard Families,


Poupard students have access to use Reflex at home which will support their success in Math!

ExploreLearning Reflex is an effective math fact fluency system that helps improve student confidence and readiness for challenging math concepts. Reflex has also improved student test scores in multiple studies:



  • A study of grade 2-5 students found that those who regularly used Reflex achieved substantially higher growth on the NWEA MAP test than their lower using classmates and peers nationwide.


Please contact your learners teacher if you need any assistance with their username and password.


Sincerely,

Poupard School Improvement Team

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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.

Poupard Elementary School

All students will Learn

All students will Lead

All students will be Safe

All students will be Respectful

"All Means All"