Reminder that 10/31/18 is a half day of school and students will be dismissed at 12:09pm.
Keith Elementary School Book Fair Opens for students! Please see PTA notes below for all of the fun community activities planned for the week of Nov. 5th.
Reminder that there is no school on 11/6/18
October 31st - Half Day of School for Students - Dismissal at 12:09pm
10:30am - Halloween Parade Begins outside on walking track!
All parents are invited to watch the Keith Halloween Parade outside on the playground. The students will walk around the blacktop of the playground doors and then enter into the school for their special classroom party. We will have a staff member signing parents in at the gate on the field beginning at 10:10am. Following the parade, only parents with visitor stickers who have signed in will be allowed into the building. All others will need to sign in at the main office, but certainly all are welcome!
Friday’s are Spirit Day here at Keith.
Your child is encouraged to wear a Keith shirt or the color red each and every Friday. The upper elementary and lower elementary classroom with the highest number of participants will win a visit from “Sparky” our Keith Dragon for the week.
This week's winners are:
Upper Elementary Room: Mrs. Reuter
Lower Elementary Room: Mrs. Powers
Second Step Announcement!
Parents, this week your children focused on the second step lesson below. Please take a moment to talk with your children about how they took time to show positive behavior at school.
Learning happens every day at Keith Elementary School. An important skill for learning is focusing attention. When we focus our attention we use our ears, our eyes, and our brain! This week, put on your attent-o-scopes and notice how they help you listen and learn.
Next week, our focus will be on positive self-talk. We will review the following with your children when they return to school on Monday.
This is another great week for learning at Keith Elementary School. An important skill for learning is using self-talk. Self-talk means talking to ourselves in a quiet voice or in our heads. Self-talk can help us stay on task and focus attention. Think about what self-talk you might use if you were trying to remember directions your teacher gave you. Remember to use self-talk today when you need to stay focused and on task.
BOX TOP WINNERS FOR OCTOBER 2018
Below are the results for the October 2018 Box Tops Competition. Keith students collected 5,768 box tops which is over $570 dollars!!! The 2nd graders won the extra outdoor recess which will be scheduled at a later date. The top collecting class that is in bold under each grade have won a fun hat day. Mrs. Snavely’s class gets an extra shout out for collecting the most box tops in one class
Box Tops Competition October 2018 Final Numbers:
K – (1,174 total)
Snavely – 513
Chappell – 364
Baibak – 205
Estes – 92
1st Grade – (1.010 total)
Faber – 350
Gerber – 331
Mazer – 182
Zarek – 147
2nd Grade – (1,264 total)
Pawlak/Dickinson – 393
Hawkins – 343
Withers – 267
Jahn – 261
3rd Grade – (758 total)
Spencer – 291
Colasanti - 226
Reuter – 193
Matyus – 48
4th Grade – (924 total)
Gasparotto – 343
Gorman – 175
Wendyker – 163
5th Grade – (548 total)
Harmsworth - 198
Tyrrell - 117
Brewer - 85
Shoes to Share
LAYA Holiday Help: Adopt a Child and Shop with a Hero
Attached you will find the applications for LAYA’s Adopt a Child and Shop with a Hero programs. If you are in need of assistance, or know of a family in need, please pass these along. The application due dates are: Adopt a Child-November 15 / Shop with a Hero-November 26
Age requirements and approval process information is different for each program, and is listed on each programs application. Also, if a family has any unusual or extenuating circumstances and you (or they) are unsure as to whether or not they qualify, just give us a call or email. We are more than happy to help!
Kaity Stack, Admin. Assistant
Lakes Area Youth Assistance
850 Ladd Rd., Building D
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Phone: (248) 956-5070
Fax: (248) 956-5075
October Lunch Menu
November Lunch Menu
Ski Swap Information
Announcements From our Keith PTA:
Keith PTA Meeting - Wednesday, November 7 at 7pm in the Keith Media Center
Fall Book Fair
It’s time to let your imagination grow! Our fall Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair is coming up November 1st-9th! We have so many fun events for our students and Keith families during the fair. We would also love and appreciate any help to make this event the best one our students have seen!
DURING FAIR: If you have any time to help us keep the fair running & to volunteer for shifts, then this is the sign-up for you!
LUNCH WITH A LOVED ONE: Please join your student for lunch and some book fair shopping at school! Spots are limited so be sure to sign up!
STAFF PREVIEW: Please consider donating something for our Teacher Preview Lunch!
We will be hosting our Once Upon a Time Family Night Event for the first time during our fall book fair on Monday November 5th! Check out the flyer below for more info!
Diversity Week - Nov. 12-16! Welcome Japanese Taiko to Keith!
The PTA is excited to announce a special event coming to all Keith students and staff members this November to help celebrate Diversity week, November 12-16!
Professional Japanese Taiko drumming ensemble, Raion Taiko from the Great Lakes Taiko Center, will kick off our Diversity Week with a bang and all students will have the opportunity to see this group perform on Monday, November 12th!
Our students will experience the excitement and artistry of traditional and contemporary Japanese Taiko music. Taiko is an ancient Japanese method of drumming where the instruments range in size from roughly a snare drum ("shime"), to drums as large as a car (the "o-daiko")! In addition to an exciting performance, students will have the opportunity to learn about the different type of drums; how they are made and their different uses, all while soaking in the essence of Japanese culture and history.
The Great Lakes Taiko center is located in Novi, MI and is owned an operated by WLCSD alum, Brian Sole! He is very excited to be sharing his talents in his home town with the Keith community.
For more information regarding Taiko drumming, or the Great Lakes Taiko Center please visit: http://www.michigantaiko.net
Fun Run Update!
Fun run update!
We finally counted all the money and determined which students raised the most donations.
We raised $13,250 which is amazing! Thank you to all who donated! As a result of falling short of our goal of $25,000, we will be unable to purchase the ninja playground equipment this year. At our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, November 7th (in the Keith cafeteria) at 7pm, we will decide how much money to carryover for the playground equipment and what to purchase this year.
The student who raised the most in donations this year and our grand prize winner of the Chromebook and pizza with Dr. A was Tatum Hubbard. Congratulations!
Seven other students raised $250 or more and will be having pizza lunch with Dr. A! They are:
PTA Legislative Update
Below are the links to both the school board candidate forum and the state representative forum.
Additionally, voters can find additional non-partisan information at the League of Women Voters website - www.lwvoa.org
Spelling Bee Club at Keith!
Hi 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Keith Families. Keith is starting a Spelling Bee club with the National Scripps Spelling Words.
3rd grade Spelling Bee Club will take place on Tuesday’s from 1:20-1:50 pm during the beginning part of block recess. It will start on Tuesday, Nov. 6th and end with a Spelling Bee during block recess on Tuesday, December 11th at 1:20 pm.
4th grade Spelling Bee Club will take place on Thursday’s from 3:05-3:25, immediately following the 4th Grade Yoga class. It will start on Thursday, Nov. 8th and end with a Spelling Bee during block recess on Thursday, December 13th at 2:25 pm.
5th grade Spelling Bee Club will take place on Friday’s from 2:30-3:00 pm during the beginning part of block recess. It will start on Friday, Nov. 9th and end with a Spelling Bee during block recess on Friday, December 14th at 2:30 pm.
Here is an update for the spelling bee due to two conflicts.
*beginning Nov 13 (one week later due to Nov 6 no school) *spelling bee competition Tues 12/11 @ 1:20 pm
Remains the same
*beginning Nov 8th
*spelling bee competition Thurs. 12/20 @ 2:25 pm (date switched due to conferences)
*beginning Nov. 9th
*spelling bee competition Friday 12/14 @ 2:30 pm
Please print the attached permission slip and turn into your child’s teacher by Nov. 1st and the word list will be provided to your child.
**Seeking one or two parents to help run the club. Please email Julie Steffes email@example.com Thank you!
PTA Reflections Contest 2018-2019
Please be sure to take some time to get creative! If you have any questions, please reach out to Keith Elementary PTA Reflections Chair:
We can’t wait to see how those heroes inspire you through the arts! Review the current standing rules at the Michigan PTA Reflections website: https://www.michiganpta.org/page/Reflections201718
We’ll have finalized rules provided later for the 2018-19 school year. For more info, please contact Keith PTSA Reflections Chair, Kate Tomasik, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Keith Elementary School
Andrea McFarland - Principal's Secretary
Diana Tyrrell - Building Secretary
Julie Palermo - Interventionist
Marci Augenstein, Ph.D. - Principal, Keith Elementary