Weekly Update

week of May 9, 2016

No Leadership Workshop on Monday, 5/9

I have several meeting and I need to finish with MSTEP. If you would like, you could show some of the Kid President Video. Most of his work is on Youtube.

Luncheon From Anne Hannah

Anne Hannah is hosting a luncheon on May 26th for all staff. She is having Chartwell cater the event. I think she said it would be a potato bar. She wants to express her appreciation to the staff of Klager. Mark your calendars.:)


Yoga for Educators- MCS educators are invited to attend free, mixed-level yoga classes this May. The practice of yoga has been shown to have many benefits- from healing injuries, to stress-reduction and mindfulness, to increasing strength and flexibility.

Staff from any building are invited to attend any class, or all three classes. Here are some details:

All classes will begin at 3:45 to allow teachers from all buildings to get there. Classes will be 1 hour long, ending at 4:45.

May 2nd- High School- Student Activities Room

May 26- Middle School- Room 308 (Srsly room) room change

May 31- Klager- Room 119 (OT room) date change

Professional Development Opportunity

Creating Content for Edu Path.


Quote of the week

A person is a person no matter how small.

Dr. Suess

Leader in Me

It is survey time!

I need every person in our school to fill out the Leader in Me staff survey. We need data, positive or negative, about how the Leader in Me works in our district. You don't need to be trained to fill out the survey. I have the link here and I have made several QR codes that can be used for easy access. I will send the survey to all of the parents at Klager. I would really appreciate adding something to newsletters to encourage parent response. I do have a paper copy of the survey if you think any parent would response using this format.

Staff Survey: https://theleaderinmeonline.org/assessments/assessment/cdc7d05c97867814

Parent Survey: https://theleaderinmeonline.org/assessments/assessment/0498f2958e40f7d6

Fourth Grade-Middle School Fun Night

Middle School Fun Night on May 13, 2016!

All current fourth graders are invited to join us at our

May Fun Night, hosted by the Middle School PTSA

Friday, May 13th from 5:00-6:30pm @ the Middle School

· Admission is $4.00.

· Activities include dodge ball, crafts, games, music, and food concessions, as well as a chance to see your new school.

· Only 4th and 5th graders may attend during this session from
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm-sorry, no siblings.

· Parents are welcome to attend, or can drop off and pick up at the end of the event. Students will not be released before 6:30, unless signed out by a parent.

· Food prices range from $.25-$1.00 and will include pizza, popcorn, candy, pop, water, and sports drinks.

Please contact MMS PTSA to Volunteer or for questions at mmsptsa@gmail.com

Staffing Changes

We have had two staffing changes. Elyse Mackenzie and Jeff Waters are swapping lunch supervision positions. We are lucky to have Elyse, who is CPI trained, join us outside for lunch recess. Monday will be a crazy day with subs and changes so any support and smiles would be appreciated as we transition. We will miss Jeff, but we know that the will do well at the Middle School.

We have also swapped Theresa Phelps-Daves and Mellissa Dunny for a few weeks.

May Birthday's

  • 5.7.16-Mary F.
  • 5.16.16-Sue L.
  • 5.21.16-Amie A.
  • 5.27.16-Sue T.
  • 5.30.16-Pat M.

Fifth Grade Orientation

The Middle school will host an orientation for upcoming fifth-grade students on June 1st.

Walk to School/Bike to School

The bike to school campaign was successful, we had close to ten bikers and 50 plus student walkers. The Safe Routes to school campaign continues to encourage the student to walk or bike to school any day, not just Wednesday.

Jeff Wallace and Kathy O'Mara continue to keep the grant alive and the students walking to school. This program was recently honored at the See what Michigan is Made of Event: Governor's Fitness Awards held at Cobo Arena. They represented the 5 Healthy Towns as they received the Active Community Award.

Upcoming Dates

    • 5.9-5.13-3rd-grade MSTEP makeups
    • 5.10.16-Admin meeting all day Karin
    • 5.11.16-CIA/Professional Council
    • 5.12.16-Klager SIP meeting 3:30
    • 5.13.16-Instrument fittings for 4th grade
    • 5.13.16-Middle School Fun Night-4th Graders invited
    • 5.13.16-Movie Night-Ocean

    • 5.16.16-Kindergarten Leadership Workshop
    • 5.17-5.19-4th grade MSTEP
    • 5.19.16-Grade level meeting

    • 5.23.16-Leadership Workshop
    • 5.24.16-PTO meeting
    • 5.26.16-Preschool will visit Klager at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm
    • 5.26.16-Luncheon from Anne Hannah
    • 5.26.16-Business Expo at Farmers Market

    • 5.30.16-No School-Memorial Day
    • 6.1.16-DSIT
    • 6.1.16-5th Grade Orientation
    • 6.2.16-Staff meeting
    • 6.2.16-Tentative Date for Kids Against Hunger packaging
    • 6.2.16-Kiwanis Vision Screening

From the Villarreal's

Great Staff Appreciation Week, lots of great food, praise, and massage for everyone.

I did have to see the new Captain America movie with the family on Sunday.

We believe...

The NEW School Mission Statement: Manchester Community Schools, in partnership with parents and community, use best practices to develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in all students to ensure they are future ready.

District and School Improvement Goals:

Goal 1: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in their literacy skills.

Goal 2: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in critical thinking.

Goal 3: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in mathematical skills.

Goal 4: All staff will engage in the district-wide continuous improvement process.

District Vision: Educational Excellence in a Caring Community

District Purpose: Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.