We are: Goal Setters Team Players Kind to All
Ralya ART NIGHT has been
Wednesday, March 26th
on your calendars!
A fun and exciting evening for the whole family,
Manyvolunteers are needed to make this night a success.
We need your help!!
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.
Please sign up for ART NIGHT RESCHEDULED - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/cXvD8M (It is better to type the address in your web browser).
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Cookie Decorating 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Face Casting 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Face Painting 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Hat Making 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Clay & Wire Sculpting 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Painting 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Sculptures 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Fish Printing 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Henna Tattoos 5:45—6:45 pm & 6:45—7:30 pm
Clean Up (7:30—8:00 pm)
Attached you will find our March is Reading Month Calendar!! There are lots of fun activities planned to interest kids in reading, including a Book Exchange! (See the attached flyer about the Book Exchange taking place March 3 – 10).
Wednesday, March 5 is RALYA BEACH DAY! Think Spring! Students may wear shorts and flip flops as long as they wear boots and winter snow pants to school and recess. Lunch will be picnic style in the Eagle’s Nest Café! Bring a beach towel for lunch!
Mark your calendar for Picture Day Thursday, March 6th!
Forms went home this week. Choose your look. Complete the form and return the form to the photographer on picture day. Send no money now. After you review your prints, you simply pay for the pictures you’d like to keep and return the pictures you don’t wish to purchase. Spring pictures are optional
The Feelin’ Good Mileage Club, sponsored by Sparrow and Kohls Cares, offers students an opportunity to walk or run during recess for an 8-week period. Each child will earn a Toe Token for every 5 miles they walk/run. Students completing 20 miles earn a water bottle. Medals are also awarded for those completing 40 or 50 miles. In the past we have even had students complete 100 miles! Mileage Club takes place March 24—May 23. All children that want to participate MUST be registered by February 28th. This is a free program and most students participate for at least a portion of the time although they are not obligated to do so. Please…enroll your child just in case.
Online registration is encouraged!! You can do so at: www.sparrowmilesclub.com
It is imperative that if there is any chance that your child will want to participate you must register them by February 28th. Register online and be entered in a drawing for a $50 Gas card.
Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday from 10:45-12:50 in order for the program to be available on those days. The number of people that volunteer will determine how many days per week we are able to run the program. Our students would like us to run it 5 days per week. If you can help, please return the volunteer form or email the school office at: email@example.com.
Ralya Yearbooks are on sale NOW!
Click on the link below to order yours today! Order deadline is February 28, 2014. The yearbook ID code is: 1839814. Forms are also available in the office. The base price for the yearbook is $15.
Science Night - Thursday, March 13th
Our Science Night is Thursday, March 13th. Mark your calendars for a fun, family event! We have many exciting science oriented activities planned for our Ralya Community. “The World of Science” is waiting for you at Ralya. Some of our presenters include:
Woldumar Nature Center
Great Lakes “GeoScience”-The Rock Sale
MSU Cyclotron Physics/Cryogenics
Harris Nature Center
Michigan Society of Herpetologists
Meridian Police (and CSI)
“World of Exploration Room”
(A room of scientific exploration set up by your own Ralya Teachers).
Best of all, our Ralya scientists will have their own science displays set up in our hallways for you to see and enjoy. This is an evening for the whole family! Science boards for student projects are available for sale in the Ralya office. Green, Red, Blue, Yellow or Black boards are $5 each. White boards are $4. Headers in all colors are $2. If you would like information on helping your child succeed in their Science Project, we have a parent packet available in the office. Please stop by to pick one up if you would like it or call and we can send it home with your child.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's RACE FOR RALYA! We had over 456 runners! Check back here for race updates and pictures!
Official race results are posted below.
Pictures are available at www.raceforralya.weebly.com
Parent / Athlete Concussion Information Sheet
Please read through the information, sign and return to your student's teacher if you haven’t done so already. This is a new state requirement to ensure that both the parent and the school understand the significance of concussions. If you ever suspect that your child has had a concussion, it is important that you seek medical attention and get clearance from the doctor before returning to school.
Haslett District Volunteers
There are many ways in which you can make a difference in the lives of our students. Volunteer opportunities exist in the classrooms working directly with teachers and students, chaperoning field trips, assisting at recess or at lunch time, or helping out at a PTO function, booster activities, or extracurricular event. Volunteering can be very rewarding – which is why many of our volunteers return year after year. If you plan to volunteer this year, please return the volunteer form.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Are You Ready for Some Wellness? We come to school to learn important lessons every day. One of the most important lessons we can all learn is how to choose nutritious foods and get at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity for our longterm success. That’s what Fuel Up to Play 60 is all about!
Fuel Up to Play 60 is:
Check out our FuelUPToPlay 60 garden beds in the court yard! In the spring we'll be planting a pizza garden!
Go to FuelUpToPlay 60.com to sign up and be a part of the program.
Parking Lot Information
If you plan to drop off your child in the morning or pick them up in the afternoon, we would like you to follow these procedures:
1. Please drop off or pick up in the north parking lot. The front drive is buses only.
2. Morning drop off time starts at 8:00 am at the north door.
3. Pick up time starts at 3:00 pm at the north door. If you arrived between 3:15 - 3:20 pm there will be supervision and a lot less traffic.
4. Parents may wait in the front lobby for their child, if they do not want to get in the car line-up.
5. Students may not walk withrough the parking lot without an adult.
6. Parents, please walk beside your child when crossing the parking lot.
School hours are 8:17 am - 3:00 pm. Please arrive on time each day! Student supervision begins at 8:00 am. No student should arrive before 8:00 am.
Second Grade Recess / Lunch 10:55 - 11:15 Recess, 11:15 - 11:35 Lunch
Third Grade Recess / Lunch 11:30 - 11:50 Recess, 11:50 - 12:10 Lunch
Fourth Grade Recess / Lunch 12:25 - 12:45 Recess, 12:45 - 1:05 Lunch
Fifth Grade Recess / Lunch 12:00 - 12:20 Recess, 12:20 - 12:40 Lunch
Parents volunteering in the classroom or attending field trips are requested to leave other children at home as this generally causes undue disruption to the normal classroom routine.