Back to School Edition

August 24th, 2018 #Work Hard, Poupard!

Back to School Pep Talk

Dear Poupard Families,

Dear Poupard Families,


Happy August!! The Poupard staff and myself would like to welcome you to the start of the 2018-19 school year! We are very excited to partner with you and your child(ren) to help them reach their social, emotional and academic goals.


Our Young Fives/Kindergarten Meet the Teacher is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. All new families are invited to attend the New Family Orientation Tour on Thursday, August 30th at 10:00 am. We look forward to welcoming new families to Poupard.


I look forward to meeting and working with all of our new and returning families this school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 313-432-4804 or alih@gpschools.org.


Our first Spirit Day will be Friday, September 7th where we all wear our Green Poupard t-shirts. Not to worry if your child doesn't have one yet, they will be receiving one soon!


Thanks for partnering with Poupard in your child's learning!


Principal Ali

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, August 28th - Classroom Placements available on Parent Portal

Wednesday, August 29th- Kindergarten and Young 5's Meet the Teacher from 10:30am-11:30am

Tuesday, September 4th - First Day of School! FULL DAY - 8:20am-3:38pm

Wednesday, September 12th - Back to School Open House from 6:30pm-7:30pm

First Day of School - Door Assignments

Students will line up by grade levels outside at different doors around the school. Teachers will come outside to greet students and walk them into the classroom. Parents are more than welcome to walk their child to their classroom the first couple of days but we ask that parents please let students enter the building on their own starting Thursday, September 6th! This will allow us to make sure we are keeping our school as safe as possible.


Door Assignments:


Door 1 - 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Door 2 - 3rd and 5th Grades
Door 3 - None
Door 4 - Kindergarten and Young 5's
Door 5 - 4th Grade

Teacher Assignments for the 2018-19 School Year

Mrs. Sexton-Bolen - Young 5's

Ms. Hultgren - Kindergarten - New Leader on the Poupard Staff! Welcome Ms. Hultgren!

Mrs. Rumohr - Kindergarten

Mrs. Chaklos- 1st grade

Ms. Castile - 1st grade

Ms. DeSandre - 2nd grade - New Leader on the Poupard Staff! Welcome Ms. DeSandre!

Mrs. Whateley - 2/3 Split

Mrs. Stout-Kirck - 3rd grade

Mrs. Hool - 4th grade

Mrs. Gallagher - 4th grade

Mrs. Rillema - 4th grade - New Leader on the Poupard Staff! Welcome Mrs. Rillema!

Mrs. Bourke - 5th grade - New Leader on the Poupard Staff! Welcome Mrs. Bourke!

Mrs. Jabara - 5th grade

Ms. Mead - 5th grade - New Leader on the Poupard Staff! Welcome Ms. Mead!

Mrs. McLean- ASD K-2 grade

Mrs. Achille - ASD 3rd-5th grade



Your child's teacher assignment will be available online in the Parent Portal on Tuesday, August 28th after 9:00 am. The Parent Portal can be found on the Poupard website.

Mandatory Online Pre-registration for the 2018-19 School Year:

Please remember that you must complete the online pre-registration for each student. Click on the K12 button on the top of the school or district website. You may also access it by clicking here.

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"