A Note From Ms. Sickler
THANK YOU for sharing your child with us this year. It has been my pleasure and privilege to watch your child unfold academically and socially day by day both in virtual and in-person settings. This year, despite the struggles of the pandemic, we still loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together!
Reminder – 3rd Grade Clap out on Thursday
- We invite all families to line up outside at 12:00pm on the playground track. No need to check in the office ahead of time, please just come and line up on the track.
- Our community is experiencing different levels of comfort during this pandemic. Though wearing masks is not obligatory outdoors, please consider supporting others by wearing your mask.
- Our third graders will parade the halls then walk outside the first-grade doors, take a lap around the track, and then walk to the front of the building for dismissal at 12:10pm.
- Noisemakers, cowbells, and other celebratory items strongly encouraged (don’t forget your tissues too).
Young 5s, Kindergarten, 1st-grade, and 2nd-grade classes will be dismissed at 12:10pm through the main doors as usual.
Last Chance – Input forms close June 11th! If you would like to provide input for your child’s placement for the 2021-2022 school year, please use the Google Forms listed below:
- June 9: Half day (12:10PM dismissal)
- June 10: Half day, last day of school (12:10PM dismissal)
Here are your “home school” updates:
Harvest Specials Rotation
In-Person Students: Here is the schedule and rotation for the days that you are in school.
Check out CHOICE DAY activities HERE.
Virtual Students: You will be following your daily special schedule.
Summer Reading is right around the corner! The Saline District Library’s theme this year is “Tails & Tales.” Just like last year, our Summer Reading presentation is virtual.
What will summer look like at the library? We’re not sure. Things have been changing quickly! Right now, patrons are coming in Monday-Saturday for Quick Browse visits: they sign up for 30 minutes of time to browse and check out. We don’t have study rooms, computers, chairs, puzzles, etc., but families are taking large stacks of books. This is Step 3.5 of our 5-step phased re-opening. We hope to start adding things back over the course of the summer.
Families are encouraged to sign up for Quick Browse visits, but we also are glad to pull holds or “Surprise Me” books (we choose!) for them.
As in past years, registration for summer reading will be online. The SRP button will go live on our website on Monday, June 14, at 9 a.m. Summer Reading ends on Saturday, August 14 at 5 p.m. For families without online access, we will have telephone registration and will be able to update logs by phone.
We’ve added more to our online ebook and audiobook collections available through Hoopla and Overdrive. Younger students should also be looking at Scholastic BookFlix and Tumblebooks–particularly struggling readers, since both have read-alongs. MeL also has many kids’ books available.
Most of our summer programs will continue to be virtual. They will include Zoom presentations from Mad Science of Detroit and the owls from Howell Nature Center. For more, check out our Events page.
It’s going to be fun! We’re excited to have patrons back in the building and hope to see YOU this summer!
Paula Schaffner, Head of Youth Services
Sweet Tweets of the Week
Did You Know?
Did you know that this summer, Saline Volleyball is offering a variety of new camps for the community? We would love to have you join us! Click here for all the information! There is still time to sign up! You can register here using this link! We hope to have you join us this summer!
– Coach Palazzolo