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Spirit Week Highlights
2023/2024 School Year
Oct. 4 - Count Day
Oct. 6 - Snack Shop (see flyer)
Oct. 10 - PTIA Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th Gr. to Wharton Center
Oct. 16 - Half-day w/dismissal at 12:10
Oct. 17 - Picture Retakes
Oct. 20 - 2nd Gr. to MSU Children's Garden
Oct. 27 - BK-KDG to Peacock Tree Farm
Oct. 27 - Trunk-or-Treat 5:30 - 6:30
Nov. 3 - Snack Shop
Nov. 6 - Conferences 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Nov. 9 - Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 p.m
Nov. 10 - Half-day w/dismissal at 12:10
Nov. 10 - Conferences 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Nov. 17 - Half-day w/dismissal at 12:10
Nov. 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 1 - Snack Shop
Dec. 22 - Jan. 5 - Winter Break
Mon - Bosco Sticks w/dipping sauce
Tues - Chicken Nuggets
Wed - Cheeseburger
Thurs - Mini Corn Dogs
Fri - Mini Waffles, Turkey Sausage Patty
Daily- Muffin Funch Lunch
You can find the Lunch Menus at https://www.glcomets.net/parentcommunityresources/lunchmenus/
Message from Believers Food Pantry...We are completely blown away with what Wacousta families did! Over 660 pounds of food collected along with the very generous cash donations!
In 2021, Grand Ledge Public Schools placedIn 2021, Grand Ledge Public Schools placed a facility dog in every building. Sandee is stationed at Wacousta Elementary School for the foreseeable future. He is a 4 year old standard poodle and has had extensive training for his job. This is his 3rd year in our building.
What is a facility dog? Facility dogs are working dogs that have been trained to help multiple people in a facility like a hospital, nursing home or school. Facility dogs are like therapy dogs except instead of traveling to different locations, they work in the same place every day.
What does Sandee do at school? Sandee is available to staff and students who wish to interact with him in different ways such as reading, practicing math facts, or just cuddling and spending time. Sandee can also be utilized for PT exercises, breaks, crisis intervention, communication, and friendship building among many other things.
Sandee is stationed in Mr. Sewick’s class this year and is available for all staff for classroom and individual visits.
We will be sharing more information about Sandee and his days at school in our weekly newsletters. If you have any questions or concerns about Sandee or the Facility Dog Program you may reach out to Principal Groves (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Sara Taylor (email@example.com).
Notes from the Office
Count Day - Wednesday, October 4th!
We must be able to account for every student on count day. If your student will be absent next Wednesday, October 4th, please call the office or send an email to identify the reason for the students absence. Phone: 925-5940 or you may email (Cindy Zerbe firstname.lastname@example.org and Deb Nichols email@example.com) with the information. Thank you for your cooperation.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION
School Arrival: Students may not be dropped off prior to 8:40 a.m. since we do not have supervision available. If your student will be getting breakfast it is important that they arrive at the drop off time and go directly to the cafeteria. Arriving late, makes them late for class start time at 9:00.
School Dismissal: School ends at 3:55 p.m. All students should be picked up no later than 4:05 p.m. If you are picking up your child at the end of the day and want to meet them at parent pick up, please do not get in the parent pick up line. We ask that you park in a parking spot and walk to meet your child. ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT GO PAST THE CONES TO COLLECT YOUR CHILD. WE HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE STUDENTS. If you remain in your vehicle, please continue to move up in line and we'll get your student(s) to you. ~Thank you very much for your cooperation!
Half-day dismissal: Is at 12:10 p.m.
Late Arrivals: If you know your child is going to be arriving late, please call or email the school office to let us know. It is also helpful to let us know if they need a school lunch and which option they'd prefer. We'll make sure to get that ordered for them.
Early Pick-Up: If you are planning to pick-up your child early please call the school office no later than 2:30 p.m. We distribute the pick-up list to teachers after this time.
Absences: If your student will be absent or becomes ill and cannot attend school, please call the office and let us know your students name, teacher, reason for absence and symptoms. Thank you for your cooperation.
All medication needs to be brought to school by a parent/guardian. This includes all over the counter medication (cough drops, Tylenol, etc) as well. You will find medication documents at this link: medication and health information Click on School Health Information and Forms.
Due to the number of life-threatening allergies we have in our building, we respectfully request that you do not send in any type of food for birthday treats. Mr. Groves celebrates each child by announcing their name during the morning announcements and he personally presents them with a birthday pencil.
If you so choose, you are welcome to bring in a non-edible treat for your child's classmates but they may not include any type of gum or candy. Some parents choose to send in something small like a pencil or stickers, but that is up to each family. It is definitely your choice and we understand that not all families are able to do something like this.
We also request that you do not send birthday invitations to school. If you would like an address list, we will have School Directories available in the near future for $1.00.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
- Jessica Ladd, President
- Liz Bliesener, Vice President
- Melissa Graeser, Treasurer
- Tracy Johnson, Secretary
The PTIA is excited to bring back the Snack Shop! Our first date will be October 6th. Each student will be able to purchase up to 3 items. Each item will cost $1. We ask that parents send in exact change if possible.
Please continue to collect Box Tops for Education! This program is completely online now. To get the app please go to www.Boxtops4education.com
You can follow the Wacousta Elementary School PTIA on Facebook and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trunk - or - Treat
...coming soon to a school near you!
The Wacousta PTIA is excited to bring a Trunk or Treat event to the school for students, staff, and families! Please see the flyer below for more info!
If you are interested in signing up for one of the car spaces, please click here-https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449A4AF29A0FE3-44420013-trunk.
If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please click here-https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449A4AF29A0FE3-44447089-trunk. Please note, that more opportunities may be added to this sign up as the event approaches.
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