We are: Goal Setters Team Players Kind to All
Please call the Ralya Office by 8:30 am if your child is going to be absent from school for any reason.
You may leave an attendance message before or after school hours. Absences may also be reported on our school website.
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER – A simple rule to remember is: 50 – 60 degrees, wear long sleeves - Below 50 degrees, wear a jacket! There are lots of kids who have the same colored snow pants, jackets and boots!
It’s a great idea to put a student’s name somewhere on the clothing item! Thanks
January 24, 2017
January is Math Month at Ralya! There will be fun activities each day! Students will enjoy
· Math Mystery Mondays a chance to win a weekly prize,
· Elapsed Time Tuesdays,
· Wacky Wednesdays solving Math Riddles,
· Thinking Thursdays and
· Fun Fridays show your math spirit by wearing something with a number each Friday!
Math Night events begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 24th! Come enjoy activities...QR Code Scavenger Hunt, Logic Puzzles, STEAM Challenges, Estimating jars and games!
"OK2SAY" Community Seminar
Haslett is sponsoring a community seminar for OK2SAY as a follow-up to the 4th and 5th grade presentation at Ralya. Parents of students at all grade levels are invited to attend.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Haslett High School Auditorium
The community seminar provides practical tools including Internet safety tips and how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) realize the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) identify the possible privacy risks of different apps; 5) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 6) identify cyberbully warning signs and develop a plan of action.
This presentation also covers what the students see in their respective presentations, as well as what OK2SAY is, and how it works. You are encouraged to preview the videos your child will see at the Attorney General's website (www.mi.gov/csi). More information on OK2SAY, as well as resources, is available on the OK2SAY website (www.ok2say.com).
Art Night 2017
February 23, 2017
A fun and exciting evening for the whole family is planned for Thursday, February 25, 2017 from 6:00 –7:30 pm! Many volunteers are needed to make this night a success. We need your help!!
We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Art Night.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/CadCsM
2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com 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.
Ralya Food Drive for the Haslett Food Bank
Ralya students have an amazing history of donating food for the Food Bank! Last year students donated over 30 boxes of food!! They will be working to replenish the
Haslett Food Bank as the bank is diminished
following the holidays! They are going to once again help
build it back up!
We are collecting items in the
front lobby from February 13—17. Help your
child out by bringing their items. There will be a grade level competition so be sure to let your teacher know how many items they have! Students have an additional opportunity to bring in items on February 9th for the 5th Grade Music Concert!
Red Wings for Reading
Calling all Elementary School Students!
The Detroit Red Wings and alternate captain Justin Abdelkader are excited to announce the fourth year of Red Wings for Reading, presented by Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP), to encourage Michigan elementary school students to read outside the classroom.
All kindergarten through fifth grade students in Michigan are encouraged to enter this fun contest by reading three or more books for their grade level, as selected by Abdelkader, or by having someone read those three books to them. Don't forget to log how many minutes you spend reading each book!
Prizes for Students: Every student who submits an online entry form by January 31, 2017 will become a member of Justin Abdelkader's Abby's All Stars and will receive an official Red Wings for Reading Fan Pack. Additionally, each student has a chance to win a pair Detroit Red Wings tickets for the March 12, 2017 game at Joe Louis Arena, courtesy of Justin Abdelkader!
The full list of Abdelkader's favorite books for each grade level are on the website: dettroitredwings/reading, as well as a downloadable reading log. Happy reading!
Bonus Box Tops
Help us reach our goal!
Thanks to General Mills and Wal-Mart, every Wal-Mart exclusive Box Tops Certificate that we clip and collect until March 1, 2017 earns our school a chance to be one of 20 winners of 50,000 Bonus Box Tops - that's $5,000 for our classrooms!
We are looking ahead to Science Night which is March 23. We are always looking for new science presenters and know that many of our parents offer expertise in this area. Careers or hobbies are always a great addition. For instance, in past years, we’ve had a rock collector, a bluebird expert, a chiropractor, an eye doctor, fire, police, land and water, etc. If you would like to share your knowledge or if you know someone who would be interested in participating, please contact the office at (517) 339-8202.
We are looking for pictures for the yearbook. If you have pictures to share, please do so through this website:
Access Code: YZGUZG Or you can also turn in a disk or flash drive to the office.
Ralya Elementary School is being recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education!
The award is based on a school's overall academic excellence or marked progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. Ralya is one of just 13 schools in Michigan to be presented with this coveted award.
It was an amazing sea of blue during our Blue Ribbon Celebration at Ralya today! Thank you to all our students, staff, parents, and honored guests! To view our video celebration click on the link: Video Celebration
Students at Ralya have enjoyed our new playground equipment! These were provided by funds from the Race for Ralya and installation from Haslett Public Schools!!
End of the Day Schedule
Safety for All
Parent Pick up – North Parking Lot Door:
If you are picking your student up in the line outside, you will receive a car visor sign. Please put your students first and last name on the sign utilizing all the white space possible! Black marker is requested.
Parent Pick up – In the Building:
For safety reasons, please do not pick up your student at the classroom door!
Please use the front doors during the school day and sign in at the office.
Before school and after school, the front doors and the north doors will be unlocked.
We appreciate the cooperation of all parents and families and look forward to a safe year!
School hours are 8:15 am - 3:04 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 11:10 - 11:30 Recess, 11:30 - 11:50 Lunch
Third Grade Recess / Lunch 12:00 - 12:20 Recess, 12:20 - 12:40 Lunch
Fourth Grade Recess / Lunch 11:35 - 11:55 Recess, 11:55 - 12:15 Lunch
Fifth Grade Recess / Lunch 12:25 - 12:45 Recess, 12:45 - 1:05 Lunch
Deposits to student meal accounts can be made on-line or by check or money order sent to school. We do not recommend sending cash to school with your student. For your convenience deposits to student accounts can be made at anytime online.
How do I deposit on-line?
· Create an account at SendMoneytoSchool.com to view balances, history, make deposits, or transfer between accounts. You can find a link for this at the Haslett Website (click on FOR PARENTS).
· You will need your student's school ID# to create an account. If you do not know your student's ID#, contact the school office or F&N Services at 517-339-4833, Option #2.
· Please note that SendMoneytoSchool does charge a $2.00 convenience fee for deposit transactions. It does not charge a fee to view balance or history information.
Checks made payable to Haslett Public Schools can be sent to school with your student, or mailed to Haslett Public Schools, Food & Nutrition Services at 5450 Marsh Rd., Haslett, MI 48840. Please include your student's first and last name on the check. We can accept a family check for multiple students. Please include all students' first and last names, and information about how much you want deposited to each student's account. Please note fees are assessed to the account for all returned checks.
2015 - 16 Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch expired on October 7th. All applications must be renewed yearly. Apply now so that your child’s account is updated prior to October 7. We will need to charge you for lunches after October 10 if the student account is updated. We cannot back date applications or apply benefits retroactively.
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. School dismisses at 3:04 pm. Pick up time starts at the north door. If you arrived between 3:15 - 3:20 pm there will be supervision and a lot less traffic. Please get a car visor sign and put your student's first and last name on the sign utilizing all the white space possible! Black marker is requested.
4. Parents may wait for their child on the benches in the Multi-Purpose room, if they do not want to get in the car line-up. Please do not wait in the lobby. The lobby area needs to be clear for the safety of all students.
5. Students may not walk through the parking lot without an adult.
6. Parents, please walk beside your child when crossing the parking lot.
7. Students should not be crossing the bus loop at the end of the day nor at the beginning of the day.
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. If you are volunteering in the classroom or on a field trip, you will need to fill out a Background History Consent Form. These can be returned to the Ralya Office or to the Administration Building. Forms are available by clicking on the link below.
SAVE THE DATE!
Next year's race is scheduled for
Sunday, May 21, 2017!
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.