KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUPThis is a reminder that West Bloomfield School District is looking for children to enter kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. Eligible children must be five years old by December 1, 2012 to register.
Please note the Roundup dates and times listed below. Please call the school numbers listed for more information.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012:Doherty Elementary
Molly Funk, Principal
9:30 am -10:30 am,
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
(Parents and children are scheduled)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012:Gretchko Elementary
Sally Drummond, Principal
(Parents should bring their kindergarten students)
Monday, January 30, 2012:Ealy Elementary
Roderick MacNeal, Jr., Principal
Monday, January 30, 2012:Roosevelt Elementary
Beth Feiten, Principal
Friday, February 3, 2012:Sheiko Elementary
Robin Kocher, Principal
9:00 am, 10:30 am,
12:30 pm, 1:45 pm
(Parents and children are scheduled)
Don’t miss the basketball game next Friday January 13 as the Abbott Eagles take on the OLMS Vikings at West Bloomfield High School. This is the game of the year and don’t be surprised if you see it covered on ESPN! The competition doesn’t get any stronger than this as the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams from both middle schools compete for bragging rights. Be sure to bring the family and enjoy games and fun for all elementary and middle school students, t-shirt giveaways, concessions and more!
The Battle for Orchard Lake Road
- Pre-game: K-4 students from all schools invited to form tunnels for team entry ( be there by 5:40)
- 6:00 pm – 7th Grade Game
- Half time at 7th Grade game there will be an all 5th Grade Shoot-Out Competition
- After 7th Grade game there will be an all Middle School Shoot-Out Competition
- 7:30 pm – 8th Grade Game
Don’t forget to go to the Book Fair this weekend at Barnes and Noble on Orchard Lake Road.
From January 6-10, 2012, if you make sure to mention that you are from theWest Bloomfield School District a percentage of ALL purchases (including purchases from the cafe) will benefit the West Bloomfield School District Media Programs. All 3rd – 5th grade Pine Tree books will be available for sale.
West Bloomfield teachers will appear at Barnes and Noble on the following days and times:
Friday, January 6 @ 4:00 pm: Sheiko Elementary
Saturday, January 7 @ 11:00 am: Scotch Elementary
Sunday, January 8 @ 12:00 pm: Doherty Elementary
Monday, January 9 @ 4:00 pm: Ealy Elementary
Tuesday, January 10 @ 5:00 pm: Roosevelt Elementary
Get your Pine Tree books this weekend!
TUTORS NEEDED! Tutors are needed for Upper Level Math and Science at West Bloomfield High School from
7:30 am - 9:00 am just 2 days a week. If you can help out, please contact Dr. Robert Martin, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at 248-865-6479
18th Annual UNITED WE WALKBe sure to save Sunday, January 15 and join us in this year’s United We Walk celebration of the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2012 theme is "United We Build the Dream"
The event will take place from 3:00 – 6:30 pm at West Bloomfield High School
"United We Walk" is a group of adult and student volunteers who come together each year to celebrate the life and contributions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The year 2012 marks the 18th Anniversary of the community-based multicultural celebration. The walk, program, dialogues and candlelight vigil will all be held on Sunday, January 15th at West Bloomfield High School.
Co-Chairs Brian Flaggs, Kathy Sheiko and David Flaisher as well as Student Co-Chairs Alyxis Flaggs and Olivia Peace have been working diligently for the past 6 months to plan for a spectacular event, with our walk down Orchard Lake Road, followed by a presentation in our newly renovated auditorium.
This year, our keynote speaker will be Dr. Silas Norman, Associate Dean of Admissions in the College of Medicine at Wayne State University. Dr. Norman’s history is particularly noteworthy, as he spent time in the 60’s in the south as a Freedom Rider. The Freedom Riders set out to challenge the status quo by riding various forms of public transportation in the South to challenge local laws or customs that enforced segregation. The Freedom Rides, and the violent reactions they provoked, bolstered the credibility of the American Civil Rights Movement and called national attention to the violent disregard for the law that was used to enforce segregation in the southern United States.
Our presentations which will include the Viking Voices from OLMS under the direction of April Tini, whom I saw perform yesterday, and they were fabulous! The talent in these students is nothing short of professional quality. The program will end with a Candlelight Vigil which will be held in the auditorium this year, followed by a Community Dinner in the cafeteria, to which all are invited to attend to share food and dialogue. All events are free and open to the public, so please join us!
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.
SNOWMAN PINSSnowman Pins are still available 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.
Also, Our Children’s Fund Tribute Cards are available individually for $5 and are a wonderful way to thank your child’s teachers or to send to a friend, not just at the Holidays but throughout the year as well. 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!