Monday, May 6, 2019

May 6 - May 19

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that that are always watching you."  - Robert Fulghum                                                            

A Note From Mr. Witherspoon:

April Showers have definitely held true and, hopefully, we will have plenty of May flowers as a result!!!  Spring signifies, for many students, that summer will soon be here and then the summer activities are soon to follow.  The excitement for such activities often cause students to lose focus on school expectations for the remainder of the school year.  Please help them stay focused by continuing to talk to them about the different things that they are learning in school.  

Students, though they won't admit it, love (and need) routines that they can count on.  The summer is approaching fast and now is a great time to begin to plan on what their summer routines will be.  The most successful routines that you can make are ones that include the child in the planning; they will be more likely to buy into this if they are part of the process.  The routines don't have to resemble those of the school year; though the should involve doing things that involve them thinking, solving problems, reading, math and definitely some play.

I will be sharing a section in the Eagle's Nest that includes different activities that are available to you and your family during the summer months...start that planning.  Please let me know if you come across anything that you think would be good for other families to do as well.  We are all in this together and, with the support of each other, we will help prevent summer learning loss. 

Lastly, we have noticed that students are staying after school to play on the play structures.  Students need to be supervised by a parent/guardian during this time in efforts to maintain a safe dismissal.  Students will not be permitted to stay after school, unless supervised, to play at Cleveland.  Thanks for you understanding and support with this matter!  

Thank you again for your partnership and all you do in support of each of our learners!   
Please, as always, give me a call or email if you have any questions/concerns/compliments regarding Cleveland!!!!  

Stay Awesome and Keep SOARing Eagles!!!!

Teacher Appreciation Week!!!!

The week of May 6 is Teacher Appreciation Week and we are so fortunate to have the talented staff that we do at Cleveland! However, I urge you to think back to teacher that really made a difference in your life and, if possible, send them a little note letting them know. I have had the pleasure of being in education, officially, for 22 years and I can tell you that there is nothing like hearing from a former student. So, send that email, letter, or phone call to that someone who stood out to you!

Kindergarten Registration is Here!!!!

Kindergarten registration is here!!!  Please share this information with any neighbors that may have children that are ready to begin their academic careers!!!  I can't think of a better place to do it other than Cleveland (but I am a little bias)!!!!  
More Information:  Kindergarten Registration Information

Please contact the Main Office, at Cleveland, if you are registered and do not have a time for Kindergarten Round-Up.

M-Step Testing

The 3rd and 4th graders at Cleveland will be participating in the M-Step test between the dates of April 29 and May 31, 2019. The students will be tested in the areas of Mathematics and English Language Arts. M-STEP is an untimed, online assessment, students will take using Chromebooks or computers in their school’s computer lab.

Save the Date!!!!

Mile City Church will be here on May 18 to help clean up the outside of the building!!!  We have many projects planned in making Cleveland look awesome!!!  Please consider coming out to join in making Cleveland a place that we all can be proud to call our school!  

6-10  - Staff Appreciation Week
14 - Muffins with Mom 15 - 4th Grade Transition to Cooper
16 - Art Fair & Ice Cream Social
18 - Spring Clean-up @ Cleveland
24 - 1/2 day of school (am only)
27 - No School: Memorial Day
28 - 3rd Grade Field Trip

June -

4 - Kindergarten Round Up (9:30 am & 10:45 am)
5 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Greenfield Village
5 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Livonia Rec. Center
6 - Color Run
7 - End of the Year Picnic (6-8 pm)
10 - Field Day
13 - 1/2 day of School (am only)
14 - Last day of school for students (1/2 day, am only)

PTA Updates:

It's time for Cleveland to celebrate all the moms!!! Muffins with Mom will be on Tuesday May 14th at 8 am. Students may invite their favorite mom, step-mom, grandmom, or any other motherly figure. The Cleveland PTA will provide the muffins and beverages. If you're a Safe-Treats Kid (kiddo with special dietary needs), be sure to mention it when you are in line, so you can get a safe treat!

Book Fair deals!!!! BOGO (buy one get one) is coming to Cleveland and you will be able to get some reading material for this summer!!! It will be during the week of the Ice Cream Social...don't miss this once in a year deal!!

Next Meeting:  Next School Year

Fuel Cafe and Playscape:


May 6 - May 19

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that that are always watching you."  - Robert Fulghum     ...