TALK SUP’T. December 2, 2011 Superintendent’s Weekly Blog
SAVE THE DATES!
SNOW WHITE TOMORROW!
Snow White and her seven dwarves will inhabit West Bloomfield High School’s stage TOMORROW - Saturday, December 3rd. Curtain is at 2pm, and children of all ages will delight in the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale adapted by Tim Kelly. All our old friends are here — the lovely Princess, the mischievous Dwarfs, the Prince, the Huntsman, and the evil Queen. But wait until you meet the hilarious palace Cat and the Enchanted Vixen. In this version, the Magic Mirror not only talks — it walks! There are plenty of laughs, chases through the forest, and magic that will delight the audience. This show is geared towards children kindergarten through third grade, but will touch hearts of all ages.
Tickets are available at the door, and are only $7. A portion of the proceeds go towards Our Children’s Fund, a charitable organization supporting students and families in need throughout the West Bloomfield School District. Bring the kids and enjoy live children’s theater in your community at West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Road.
MARK O’CONNOROn Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 PM, Mark O’Connor will join West Bloomfield School District Orchestras for “An American Festival” concert. Under the direction of Lynn Brosnan and Linda Trotter, the West Bloomfield School District String Orchestras will have the opportunity to perform live, onstage with the renowned artist, Mark O’Connor, who has worked with music stars Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, James Taylor and Johnny Cash. Sponsored by internationally famous violin company, SHAR Music, and Mr. O’Connor, the concert will be held at West Bloomfield High School Auditorium, located at 4925 Orchard Lake Road.
The program will feature favorite tunes from the popular new O’Connor Orchestra Method, in addition to solo works played by Mr. O’Connor. The public is invited to attend this major event. Tickets can be purchased at www.ShowTix4u.com or by calling 1-866-967-8167; ticket prices: $10.00 Adults, $5.00 Students. Unfortunately, this is an event that we cannot honor the Senior Gold Cards at. You MUST join us for this concert!
The West Bloomfield Educational Foundation is sponsoring another movie night on Saturday, December 17, 2011 to see the new Alvin and the Chipmunks film. It will be held at 11:00 am at the Emagine Theater – Novi. The Cost is just $10 and all seats are general seating. A limited number of tickets will be sold, so be sure and save this date and get your tickets early through the Community Education office.
DR. JENNIE M. BENNETTHelp your child succeed in MATH! Is the topic that Dr. Jennie M. Bennett will discuss, as the author of our Math Textbooks and national presenter will take the podium on Tuesday, December 13. Dr. Bennett is Chair of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics on their Education Trust Board, a Partner of Numbers Mathematics Consulting Firm and an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston and the University of St. Thomas. Bring your kids, and ask questions of this author to help gain insight on how to help your child to be successful in math. Dr. Bennett will be in the Media Center on December 13 at 7:00 pm, so please join us for this informative event!
MEAP CUT SCORESFor those that did not have the chance to attend our PCN Meeting, Dr. Robert Martin has recorded his presentation on MEAP and Understanding the Cut Scores, and it is available on our website. Go to the home page, and in the scrolling section on the top left, click on MEAP Cut Scores 2011, where it says Watch the YouTube Video here.
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT – Understanding the FAFSA!
The Counseling Department invites you to attend our annual Financial Aid Night. Please come and receive valuable information in regards to the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the various sources of aid available. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Leighanne Denja of Eastern Michigan University. The meeting will take place Monday, December 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in West Bloomfield High School’s Media Center. For more information, please contact Mrs Lisa Reeves at (248) 865-6768.
DELI UNIQUE – STUDENTS’ ARTWORK!One of our generous community partners, Deli Unique has our students’ artwork on display. The students come from all levels in our district, and those whose artwork is on display will all receive a gift card to Deli Unique! We are very proud of all of our students’ work and hope that you get the chance to stop by and admire it when you get the chance! Deli Unique is located on Orchard Lake Road south of Maple.
Don’t forget to purchase a Snowman Pin for $10 each to benefit Our Children’s Fund.Proceeds are used to purchase gift certificates for less fortunate children and their families in
the West Bloomfield School District. Contributions of checks, cash, and store gift cards in any amount will gladly be accepted to help us meet our goal this year of helping as many families as possible. These can be dropped off at any school office through December 16th. You can see the new Snowman Pin designed by Claire Forhan in The Laker on page 11. Claire was honored at our Board Meeting on Monday night as well as all of the runners up, who created the most beautiful artwork. The judges had an extremely difficult time this year, more so than in the past, since there were so many wonderful and creative submissions.
Also, Our Children’s Fund Tribute Cards are available individually for $5 and are a wonderful way to thank your child’s teachers or other staff members at the Holidays as well as throughout the year.All contributions are tax-deductible. And as always, thank you for your support!!
Available at all school offices and the Administrative Community Services building.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend!