The Grizzly News GUDITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Mr. Thomas Martin, Principal Ms. Jacqui McInchak, Administrative Assistant APRIL 2015 April Have a happy & safe SPRING BREAK!!! Break begins on Friday, April 3rd Classes resume on Monday, April 13th 4/2 Detroit Tigers Spirit Day 4/3-4/12 Spring Break 4/13 School Resumes Welcome Class of 2028! 4/14 PTO Meeting 6PM 4/16 Kindergarten Orientation I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Kindergartners and their families who will be joining us in the fall. I am very excited to meet them when they join us for Kindergarten Orientation at 6:30 pm on the evening of Thursday, April 16th. On that evening, you and your little Grizzly will learn why Gudith is such a wonderful school for our kids. for 2015-2016 K students 4/17 K/1 to see play 4/21 Dentists R Us 4/23 School Store 4/30 Ladies and ‘Lil Gents Night Coming In may… 5/12 PTO Meeting 6PM 5/22 1/2 Day Dismissal @ 12:10 SPECIAL NOTICE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: 5/25 NO SCHOOL AM Drop-off & PM Pick-up When dropping off and picking up students we ask you observe the Kindergarten Orientation Join us April 16th from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm for: AWAKENING OUR POSSIBILITIES TODAY…. LEADS TO A SUCCESSFUL TOMORROW! following safety procedures: You should drop off from north to south with your passenger A parent presentation showing what Gudith has to offer Meet our Kindergarten Teachers The drop off lane is ONE WAY! door closest the building. The drop off lane will be closed off at dismissal. At pick up time we ask for you to park your vehicle, pick up A short trip on a school bus A tour of the school your student as they exit the building and walk together back to your car. Students will not be allowed to cross the drop off lane unless escorted by an adult. IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT INFORMATION Schools of Choice APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE! The district will be accepting applications for Schools of Choice students for the 2015-16 school year beginning April 27, 2015 until May 26, 2015. Any families interested in applying for Schools of Choice are asked to pick up an application from our Board of Education Offices TODAY. Please call the Administration Office at 734.783.3300 if you have any questions. 2014/2015 Class Assignments During the month of May, Gudith staff members will be working diligently to create balanced class rosters for the 2014/15 school year. When assigning students to classes, our teachers take many factors into consideration to create class assignments that are in the best interest of all children. The Teacher Request Policy at Gudith Elementary School allows parents/guardians to make one teacher request during their child’s tenure in the building. Please review our “Gudith Teacher Request” procedure and form for more details. *The procedure & Recommendation Form can be picked up in the main office starting on April 1st. WBEF DINNER! 2015/2016 FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN The Woodhaven-Brownstown REGISTRATION BEGINS March 23rd Education Foundation has Kindergarten enrollment packets will be available at all elementary buildings beginning March 24th. scheduled its fundraising Signature Event for Thursday, May 7, 2015 at The Grecian Center. The event will be from 6:00 PM—10:00 PM, with dinner an open bar, and silent auction/ raffle. We encourage any family with a child turning 5 years old on or before 9/1/15, to register them for next year. Please complete the enrollment forms & return to your neighborhood elementary school. KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION IS: April 16, 2015 6:30-7:30PM Spirit Day April 2nd Detroit Tiger’s Spirit Wear Gudith Staff is “Out Of This World”! TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY To join the mission, follow the Gudith Elementary PTO on FB Are you planning to Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Wear orange and blue & show your school SPIRIT!!! Staff Appreciation Week Begins May 4th Ladies and ‘Lil Gents Night Out DATE: Thursday, April 30th TIME: 6:00-8:00pm PLACE: Zap Zone in Taylor COST: $10/per person You Must Pre-Register for this Event ATTENTION LADIES AND ‘LIL GENTS!!! Come & join us for a fun night! Price includes: Fun, Great Memories, Pizza & Pop & 2 Activities of Your Choice THIS IS SURE TO BE A NIGHT OF GREAT MEMORIES!! on Thursday, April 23rd? If so, please make sure to complete and turn in a permission slip to our office by Wednesday, April 22nd. **Absences will only be excused if permission slips are turned in by Wednesday, April 22nd. If you still need a permission slip, please download one from our website or pick one up from the main office. School Store Thursday APRIL 23rd $3.00 Limit per student THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS GUDITH SPIRIT WEAR DAY ORDER YOUR SPIRIT WEAR TODAY! ORDER FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH The following students will be honored this month for their positive examples of what it truly means to be a Gudith Grizzly! BRETT WILLIS LISA CELA ALEXANDER WHITEAKER RACHELYNN MULLINS IFFAH SHAH VIVIANA LOPEZ ALEX BARKER RUMMAN CHOHAN EMILY TROUT PARKER SHOPE HASSEB MUNAWAR TYLER WILLIAMSON RYLEE MULLINS DAWSON TERRY PIPER BARNHART BEN LASSEN AISHA VIRK RICHARD STANLEY BRANDON CULVER ELLA SUNI FRANCO LOZANO TEJEDES AVA GRAY JOSEPHINE CRAPANZANO MAKAYLA THORNTON OMAR KREPONIC Dress Code Reminder: The primary function of a school is to develop a student academically, socially, and emotionally. Student dress should not come into competition or conflict with this goal. Studies have shown that behavior is influenced by how students are dressed. Proper dress promotes a positive self-image. Please dress your student appropriately for school. The following guidelines will be used in all Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Elementary Schools. Hats, caps and bandanas are not worn in school at any time. Shorts are allowed in August, September, May and June unless otherwise designated by the principal. Shorts must be at least 5” from the crease in the back of the knee. No jogging shorts, cut offs or spandex shorts allowed. Shirts- No tank tops, no see-through, mesh, or mid-torso length shirts. Shoes and Boots: Tennis shoes are required for gym classes. They should be white soled, as the black soled tennis shoes mark up the gym floor. Turf shoes and spiked shoes are not allowed. Socks must be worn to school. Congratulations! We would like to Congratulate 4th Grade Grizzly… Ziona Ogletree For being the 2015 winner of the Woodhaven Kiwanis Club’s 4th Grade Essay Contest. Through Ziona’s essay, The Care House of Oakland County will receive a $100 donation from The Woodhaven Kiwanis Club CLASS OF 2028! KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE! IF YOU HAVE FAMILY, FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS THAT WILL BE SENDING THEIR CHILDREN TO GUDITH FOR KINDERGARTEN IN THE FALL PLEASE HAVE THEM STOP BY THE MAIN OFFICE TO PICK UP A REGISTRATION PACKET! KINDERGARTEN NEWS We celebrated March Is Reading Month in a BIG way! The Kindergarten teachers transformed our media center into an Under the Sea adventure land. Our students spent 2 mornings exploring academics in a new and fun environment. Parent volunteers helped us observe hidden ocean friends in a sandbox, experience scientific principles in a small rocking boat, and discover the absence of friction while sliding on the ocean in our stocking feet. We ate Krabby Patties (White Castle hamburgers donated through their corporate office), Fish and Chips (goldfish crackers and potato chips), Oysters (two Nilla wafers propped together with frosting and mini marshmallow pearl), SpongeBob applesauce and we drank green Hawaiian Punch that we called seaweed juice. We performed flips and rolls like dolphins, calculated SpongeBob themed math problems, fished for our Sight Words, put together Ocean themed puzzles, explored IPad games, completed crafts and coloring. We read books in the dark using our flashlights to light up our words and we were all left wearing SpongeBob tattoos. Did we have fun while we learned? Aye, aye Captain! 2ND GRADE NEWS 2ND Graders are really enjoying reading biographies/autobiographies. In math, we are working on regrouping and word problems. It is very important students continue to practice their math facts at home. We will be doing many exciting things during March to celebrate Reading Month, including celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday by eating “Green Eggs & Ham! We look forward to seeing everyone at Spring Conferences in March; more news to follow! Thank you for the great turnout at parent/teacher conferences. We enjoyed letting you know how much your child has grown this year. April brings us one month closer to having 3rd graders! Students will be working hard on reading poetry, math to 1,000, and writing opinions! 5th Grade Safeties will be going to a Toledo Mud Hens game Wednesday, May 20TH. 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