Thursday, May 27, 2010

PHOTO: An Exciting Game Of Soccer At MLK School

Child Safety Seat Study

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute seeks subjects for a study of how people install child seats.  You must be age 18 or older and have a valid driver's license.  We need people with and without child seat experience.  The study will take up to 3 hours.  Pay is $40.  We will test people on UM North campus.  For more information, please contact Laura at or (734) 764-4722.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A "Tops" Box Tops Contest!

The box tops contest wrapped up last Thursday, and I am proud to say that we "topped" last years total by well over 1,000 box tops.  The contest will result in about $1,000 that we can use for next years programs and field trips.  Thanks to everyone and an extra big thanks to Mr. Petty's fourth graders who were the overall winners!!   They will be treated to a smoothie party.

To celebrate with the rest of school, we will have a special Popcorn Friday on Friday, June 4.   Every classroom contributed to our success this year, and we couldn't have done it without you!

Thanks, and remember, it's not too early to start saving box tops for next year's contest!

Sarah Helmich


Please contact Rachel Sabb by email at 
if you are able to help pop popcorn on Friday, June 4, to help celebrate the collection of Box Tops.
We will begin popping in the Teacher's lounge right after the morning bell and finish around 11 am.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

King PTO Positions Available - WE NEED YOU!

Take on a more active role in the King PTO...volunteer to be on the Executive Board for the 2010-2011 school year.  We are looking for two people to head up the King PTO...think about becoming the President or Vice President.  These positions must be filled so that the King PTO can continue to provide all of the wonderful activities, events, and more!  The King PTO can not run without these positions being filled.  See below for more specific job descriptions.
We are also looking for the following chairs for the 2010-2011 school year:  King Chronicle Newsletter Editor, Newcomers Network/Orientation Night, Green Baxter Court PTO Liaison, Healthy Students, King Clothing/Spirit Wear, Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee, Grade Level Representatives (all grades), & Teacher Appreciation Co-chair.  
Grab a friend & volunteer together!  All positions can have be chaired by one or two people (including President & VP).
E-mail to volunteer or for additional information.  In advance, thank you for all you for the King School PTO!
President - Presides at all PTO general meetings, board meetings, & executive committee meetings.  Acts as liaison between the PTO & King School principal.  Appoints all members to committees created by the Board.  Serve as ex officio member on all committees.  Performs all other duties commonly ascribed to the office.
Vice President - Assists the President as directed & presides at meetings in absence of the President.  Oversees publication of student directory, first day packets, grade level representatives, volunteer coordination, nominating committee, goals committee, & revision by-laws.  This person will be the first candidate considered for the President the following year.

King Chronicle Newsletter Editor - Monthly publication about the happenings at King School

Newcomers Network/Orientation Night---Plan/Host orientation for new students on the Wednesday before school starts.  Serve as resource for new families at King.

Green Baxter Court PTO Liaison - Works with the director of CAN (Community Action Network) and Green Baxter Court to ensure that the needs of families living in GBC are met.

Healthy Students - Serve as liaison with AAPS to help promote the Wellness Policy that encourages students to eat healthy & exercise regularly.

King Clothing/Spirit Wear - Selects, processes orders, & distributes King School clothing/spirit wear.

AA Parent Advisory Committee - Serves as King representative for all students with IEPs or 504 plans, attends district-wide PAC meetings, facilitates communication between individuals, buildings, & district administration to create a better environment for the delivery of Special Education services throughout AAPS.

King Teacher Retirement Update

Four King teachers will be retiring this year:  Ms. Lake (3rd grade), Mrs. Shafie (4th grade), Dr. Michalik (5th grade) and Mr. Michalilk (Instrumental Music).  As a way of expressing gratitude for their many years of service, King PTO is collecting donations  for special projects that the teachers have personally selected.  You can send your donation with your child or place in the PTO box in the office.  Use form sent home in your child's backpack to designate your donation with one of the following choices: 
  • Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation Project(Lake)     
    Collection of Books for School Library (Shafie)
  • King School Student Inclusion Fund (S. Michalik) (fund for needy students to purchase spirit wear, pictures, yearbooks, etc...)
  • Instrumental Music Enhancement Fund (K. Michalik)
  • General fund to be distributed evenly among the above
Thank you from the King PTO.

Bagels and Buns - 5/18/10

Bagels and Buns is this Friday, May 21st starting at 8:20 A.M. - 8:48A.M.
Please come enjoy a cup of Starbucks coffee and a bagel in the company of other King school parents.

Bagel and cream cheese - $1
Bun - $2
Orange juice - 50c.

Friday, May 14, 2010

PHOTO: Technology Projects Based On Nancy Ewald Book

Box Tops Update

With one week to go, 7887 box tops have been turned which equates to almost $800 for King School.

Some students have been asking which class has the most box tops -- with one week to go. Below are the current standings.

Overall, the fourth grade has the most box tops with 2294 box tops to their credit. Third grade is in second place with 1601.

As far as the class rankings go, Mr. Petty's class is in the lead with 1288. From there the classes with more than 400 box tops turned in are:
Shah - 729
Teshima - 691
Gracey - 600
Huyck - 550
Shafie - 534
Schroeder - 481
Clarkson - 474
Knorr - 472
Lake - 451
Gatonez - 436

Thanks to everyone for their participation.

Extended Day Option Kindergarten 10-11 Update - 1 Space Left

There is one space left for EDO for next year Kindergarten at King School for the 2010-11 school year.

For more information, CLICK HERE or call the King School office at 994-1940.