Important dates!

Happy February! Our second semester is underway, we are wrapping up the mid-year assessments. With the beginning of a new month, I wanted to share some important dates with all of you. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

Friday, February 3- Popcorn Day! A $1 donation to the PTA will get your student a bag of popcorn!

Thursday, February 9- Detroit Piston’s Assembly

Tuesday, February 14- Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 15- Late Start! All programs begin school 1 hour later.

Friday, February 17- NO SCHOOL- Professional Development Day for Teachers

Monday, February 20- NO SCHOOL- Mid-Winter Break

I hope everyone has a great month!

Happy Monday!

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed their weekend. This week January 30 – February 3:

  • In your child’s folder today is their February calendar, February Weekly Writing, and February reading log, along with their book bag and fluency homework for the week. January reading logs are due Wednesday. Awesome job to those that turn them in each month!
  • This Friday, February 3rd is popcorn day for $1!
  • This week in math we will take our end of module 2 test and module 3 lessons1-3.
  • I will be out all day tomorrow for Professional Development.
  • Remember to make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather each day.

Enjoy your week 🙂

Please read!

  • Please join us for our January parent partnership meeting. At this meeting, the topic of discussion will be on fostering independence. Our Kindergarten Teacher, Angela Carman and our Elementary Special Education Teacher, Melissa Roskelly will guide us in learning the importance of building independence and ways to empower our children to be more independent and responsible at home and school. Refreshments will be provided.

For:  Parent Partnership Meeting

Topic: Fostering Independence

Date: Friday, January 27, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Howe Cafeteria

  • The Yearbook Website is Live and Active now!! 

You can order the yearbook either online or with the paper order form. Forms are going home today.

School code is: 14568323

Happy Monday!

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. This week January 23-27:

  • Everyone did great today for their TB test. They will be back Wednesday to read the tests.
  • Tomorrow and Thursday we will be taking our mid-year NWEA tests in reading and math. As always please be sure your child is in school and on time those days. Also, be sure they get a good night sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.
  • This week in math we will complete module 2 lessons 27-29.
  • Remember the recess guidelines when getting ready for school each day. With snow, students should have boots, hats, gloves, etc. They may also bring snow pants if they want.
  • Report cards will go home at the end of the week.

Have a nice week!!


The Wayne County Health Department will be here at 3:00 today 1/19 to answer any questions you may have about the TB exposure and/or testing that will begin on Monday. The meeting will be in the cafeteria.

There is a PTA Meeting tonight at 6:00 on zoom. We would love for you to attend! Here is the zoom link to attend!

Friday 1/20 is a half day of school. Special Education programs will dismiss at 11:30 and Montessori Programs will dismiss at 12:05.

Monday 1/23 is also a half day of school. Special Education programs will dismiss at 11:30 and Montessori Programs will dismiss at 12:05.

Happy Monday!

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed the long weekend. This week January 17-20:

  • This Friday the 20th and Monday the 23rd are half days, 12:05 dismissal. Please remember to bring a snack those days.
  • This week in math we will complete module 2 lessons 25-27. Awesome job to those of you that are keeping up in the math homework book and on Zearn!
  • Please check red folders tonight! There is a very important paper in each folder from the Wayne County Health Dept. Please read through and ask the office if you have any questions. Forms must be returned by this FRIDAY! (1/20/23)
  • Please be aware that there is a PTA meeting this Thursday 1/19, at 6 pm via zoom. Meeting ID: 967 2354 7911 Passcode: 587516
  • FYI-Next week on Tuesday (24th) and Thursday (26th) morning we will be completing the winter NWEA tests in reading and math.

Have a great week :))

Happy New Year!

Good afternoon,

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their winter break and feel rested and refreshed! I have decided since we had a short and very busy week before break that I would not count our spelling test that we took on Thursday, December 22nd; so all students get a free pass 🙂 The words were challenging and we had less time to practice them and had many students absent. We are starting fresh this week with new words. This Week January 9 – 13:

  • December reading logs and winter break packets were due today, along with weekly writing and book bags from before break.
  • This week in math we will complete module 2 lessons 20-24.
  • Popcorn day is this Friday. Bring $1 for a bag of popcorn!
  • Happy January birthdays to Mia M (13th), Isabella (22nd), and Celia Y (28th)!!!
  • Please read the important update from Mrs. Fournier below:
  • Pick-Up Procedures: When picking up students we ask that you stay in or near your vehicles until your children are dismissed. Once children are dismissed, you can help them cross to your vehicles, but it is important to return to your cars quickly and safely exit the parking lot. Please do not leave your vehicles parked in the pick-up line. Doing this makes it difficult for traffic to flow and creates dangerous situations when trying to get around them. If you need to sign out a preschool student, please use a parking spot or remain in your vehicle until you can safely park to sign them out. Please be sure to leave a lane open for our preschool parents to get into the parking spaces. Leaving unattended vehicles in the driveway creates many issues with traffic flow in our parking lot and on Ann Arbor Trail. A typical dismissal takes between 5-10 minutes, please be patient and considerate of those around you as safety must always be the priority.
  • Recess: Our children have outdoor recess daily as long as the temperature (with wind chill) is at least 20 degrees or warmer and it is not raining. Please make sure your child is prepared to be outside for 20-30 minutes. Hats, gloves, and warm coats help to keep them warm and safe outside. If we get snow, students will also need to have boots and snow pants to keep their feet and legs dry.
  • Extended Day Interventions will begin next week for students in the Montessori Program. These programs are by invitation only based on academic performance and teacher recommendation. Letters will be sent out this week for students who have been recommended.
  • Important January Dates:
  • Friday, January 13- Popcorn Day!
  • Monday, January 16- NO SCHOOL- MLK Day
  • Friday, January 20- Half Day of School ( Special Ed Dismissal 11:30 and Montessori Dismissal 12:05)
  • Monday, January 23- Half Day of School ( Special Ed Dismissal 11:30 and Montessori Dismissal 12:05)
  • Tuesday, January 24- Montessori Application Window for 2023-2024 will open for new students and new siblings. Applications will be on the website or available in the office.

Have a great week!!

Happy Winter Break!

Whoo hoo winter break came early this year. Enjoy your snow day off tomorrow!

Students have a fun winter break packet to complete that is in their folder today. Remember to read everyday too!

I just want to say thank you to everyone for all of my goodies. I appreciate you all! I hope all of you stay warm and safe and have a wonderful break. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! See you January 9th!!


Just a few reminders:

  • Tomorrow is pajama day! Students can wear school appropriate pajamas, shoes (no slippers), and bring a small stuffed animal.
  • The sing along is tomorrow morning at 9:30. I will send out the zoom link separately if you’d like to watch.
  • I’ve decided to give the spelling test tomorrow just in case there is no school on Friday. So please study tonight!