Friday, September 13, 2019

September 16

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."  - Aristotle                                                           

A Note From Mr. Witherspoon:

It's a great day to be an Eagle!  The official first full week of school in in the books and the students are establishing routines throughout the day.  There is not a greater joy than seeing a kiddo learning new things!  The smiles around the school are contagious and we are loving each and every one of our little Eagles!!!!

Thank you for establishing routines for your children at home!!!  These routines can easily fall by the wayside as we get into full swing, but with determination, grit, and patience, it will eventually get easier.  The routines will turn into habits and this will result in greatness!!!  Keep it are doing great!!!  The following link will give you some suggestions:  20 Ways That You Can Help Your Child At Home
Please, as always, give me a call or email if you have any questions/concerns/compliments regarding Cleveland!!!!  

Stay Awesome and Keep SOARing Eagles!!!!

September -

17-  FunD Run Kick-Off
17-20 - Hearing Screening (K-12)
27 - Crazy Hair Day

October -

2- Student Count Day
2-  PTA Meeting
10 FunD Run
14-18 - Book Fair
16-18 - Parent Teacher Conferences
17-18 - Student Half Days (AM classes only)

Notes for the Week:

Running Late:  Parents/Guardians are required to come into the building to sign their students in after 8:55 am; this will allow students to begin their academic day sooner.  Thank you for you cooperation!!! 

Recess Notes: 
  • Our staffing during unstructured times times of the day (Bus Duty, Lunch and Recess) is very tight. As a school, we can only have adult supervision in a limited number of areas around our school at any given time of the day. Due to these limits, we will not be able to honor parent requests for students to stay indoors during recess. If your child has a medical concern, we will honor a note written by a doctor.
  • Our recess policy is that we will go outside as often as possible. Rain and temperatures less than 15 degrees will keep us indoors. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and the activities that they like to do while playing outside.


  • There are no pets allowed on any LPS property during school hours. Even the friendliest, smallest, cutest, most harmless pets need to stay home.
  • Flip-flop shoes are not recommended for school. We have already seen several accidents during recess/physical education this year.
  • Visitors should always stop in the office to check in and get a Visitor's Badge prior to entering any area of the school.
  • Fever or vomiting students should remain out of school until they are symptom free for 24 hours.

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK - Blessings in a Backpacks Livonia chapter currently pack bags of food for 500+ children who are on the free and reduced lunch program to take home on the weekends. Currently, BIAB Livonia is in 11 schools (Webster, Kennedy, Cleveland, Cooper, Hayes, Grant, Garfield, Johnson, Rosedale, Roosevelt, and Randolph.) with expansion plans to eventually get into all of the Livonia schools all the way up to high schools.
Please see the attached flyer if you like to help by sponsoring a child or participating in the the 6th annual Bowling for Backpacks at Merri-Bowl Lanes. - Blessings in a Backpack Flyer

Title I Information

Thank you to everyone who participated at the Title 1 Parent meeting! Congratulations to the winners of a backpack full of supplies: Jayla and Michael!

If you were unable to come to the Title 1 meeting during open house, here is a slide show tells all about Title 1: Title I Meeting Presentation

PTA Updates:

Walk-A-Thon time is here!!!!  The PTA has one large fundraiser of the year and this is it!!!!  Information will be coming home with the students today about the Walk-A-Thon(how to donate, prizes, etc.)!!! 

Take a Walk on the Wild Side to Cleveland's Walk-A-Thon!!! Click on the following link to find out more: 


Next Meeting:  October 2, 2019


September 16

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."  - Aristotle                   ...