February 14, 2023
February 15, 2023
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Cereal Box Challenge
We’re challenging our Ralya students to bring in Cereal Boxes! Not only will the boxes go to the Food Bank, but we plan to have a
GIANT Domino Day!
If you haven’t seen the recent video of a Michigan Elementary school doing this, check it out in the link below!
Our goal is for each student to bring in two boxes each! When we get them all in, we’ll line the halls! (The Food Bank will also accept oatmeal variety packs and canisters).
Bring them into your teacher at school, February 6-10!
Ralya is Going Tubing!
We are excited for a fun day out with Ralya Eagles! Families will have 1 hour to tube, so please plan to arrive on time to enjoy a full hour of time. There will be a campfire and hot chocolate to stay warm.
If you would like to join us, please complete and return the waiver, the Registration form and your payment to the office. We anticipate a high demand and slots are limited, so please make sure everything is completed and included to secure your tubing time. These funds are non-refundable unless we can offer your spot to another family on the waiting list.
Join us for our 30th Annual STEAM Night, Thursday, February 23, 2023! From 5:30 - 7:30 pm, you will enjoy student Science experiments, create sculptures out of found objects, get your mind in action with Cookie Math and Guessing Jars, program OSMOS and be entertained and mesmerized with Dr. Zeemo, Harris Nature Center, Meridian Fire Department, Meridian Township CSI, Buddy's Pals, Rotorhead Drones & HMS Robotics, Planetarium, Owl Pellets and so much more! All activities are free!
We will be selling popcorn and pop for $1 each. Nothing Bundt Cakes will be here selling cakes with proceeds benefitting the Ralya Care Closet! Ralya staff have created and donated pottery projects again and these will be out for our Art Auction!
Planetarium Shows: 30 tickets are available for each show first come first serve 15 minutes prior to the show: Shows are: 5:30 pm 6 pm 6:30 pm 7 pm
We are also in need of a few volunteers. If you can help out, please use our online sign up at: https://signup.com/go/nGaxZqD
Bikes for Books: The Okemos Masonic Lodge is again hosting the Bikes For Books Program for the 2022-2023 school year elementary age students, grades 3-6 - throughout Okemos and Haslett.
Children participate in the program by reading grade/reading level- appropriate books. Every time they read a book they log it onto a Bikes for Books entry form. A new form may be completed & submitted for every seven books read. Parents endorse the forms. Completed forms can be returned to teachers and librarians and go into the drawing. In the spring, winners are drawn by school from the forms submitted. The more they read, the better their chances of earning a bike and safety helmet. Last year, seven elementary schools participated, and 31 bikes and helmets were awarded. This program has successfully established a love for reading early in life and put a gleam of excitement and happiness into kids’ eyes. That’s a pretty good thing to see.
This program continues to be very successful around the country, as well as locally through a continued partnership between the Okemos Masonic lodge and;
- Okemos & Haslett schools
- Okemos & Haslett Libraries
- Okemos Meijer
Guidelines for the Bikes for Books program:
- Okemos & Haslett students grades three, four, five, & six.
- Students must read seven books that are on/at their reading or grade level.
- Parents will sign the entry forms submitted by their child.
- For every seven books read, another entry application may be added to the contest.
- Completed, signed forms are returned to the student’s teacher or either the Okemos or Haslett Public libraries for pick-up by an Okemos Masonic representative.
- All students that meet the requirements and turn in a completed & signed form will be placed in a drawing for a bike and helmet. The drawing will be for one boy and one girl bike and helmet of the correct size for each grade level at each participating school.
- Program runs from November 14, 2022 through May 26, 2023 Drawing entry deadline is: 5:00 PM Friday May 26, 2023
Ralya Care Closet
Starting this year, Ralya will focus on how to offer resources and support our local school community and the Haslett community.
We are excited to open the Ralya CARE CLOSET; a safe place stocked with items available to students and their families to pick up a variety of items: hygiene, breakfast items, extra snacks, school supplies, clothing, winter gear, etc.
Hours: M-F 7:30 - 8:30 am & 2:50 - 3:15 pm
Call or email your child’s teacher or the office. Adults can visit during the school day with a note, email or call. Please allow 24 hours for requests.
Care Closet Request Google Form in English
Care Closet Request Google Form in Spanish
School Day Schedule
Our school day begins at 8:15 am. Students are released at 3:04 pm. Office hours are M - F, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Volunteer for Haslett Public Schools
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 lunchtime, or helping out at a PTO function, booster activity, or extracurricular event. We love our volunteers at Ralya! Please make sure you have completed the online background check in the link above.
There is no school on Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20 for Mid-Winter Break. Please make note of it.