Wednesday, February 11, 2015

News Blast: 2/9/2015

Friday, Jan. 30 was the last day at Haisley for our beloved Media Specialist, Kim McLean.  The students gathered in front of the Media Center at the end of the day (all 408!) to clap her out!  Mrs. McLean has taken a new job at Clague Middle School. We congratulate her on her new position there. Those middle school students are so fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented media specialist! Mrs. Marcia Boik has taken her place through the end of the school year. Mrs. Boik is a certified teacher and has taken off running here at Haisley.  Please help us welcome her to Haisley!
Save the Date: Haisley Parent Social March 12th
Let's get to know each other! In the spirit of social camaraderie, we're hosting a Haisley Parent Social Thursday, March 12 at Carlyle Grill (3660 Jackson Rd) @7:00 PM. Draw straws or get a sitter and come together. We'll have light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. See you there!
PTO Survey - Last Call to be Heard
We want to hear from you! Each year the staff and PTO at Haisley field a host of questions regarding food in the classroom. To help establish a baseline for public opinion we've created a community survey. The last page includes a few additional questions about our communication tools. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Once collected, results will be shared with the entire community.
Haisley Yearbooks!
Yearbook order forms will be going out to families in early March with a deadline on orders of April 1st. We wanted families to know that this year there will be a cost associated with the orders. The cost will depend on a few factors: total number of orders, ads that are purchased by businesses and families, and printing costs. The hope is that the cost for each student will be between $8-$9. 
Have you taken pictures at Haisley events or in your child’s classroom? If so, please forward them to the yearbook team at

Are you a business or family and have interest in ad space?  Here’s your chance to get some great publicity! Please contact the yearbook team at

Ad options include:

1/8 page: $25 (business card size)

¼    page: $50

½ page: $75
Full page: $150
Administrative Intern
Mrs. Halimahali Al-Qadi has joined Ms. Scarnecchia as an intern, experiencing the day-to-day life of a building administrator.  She is a student at Eastern Michigan University with a great deal of teaching and leadership experience. All of the students have now been introduced to her and will in some ways interact with her through the end of March.  
Heritage Festival: A Heartfelt Thank You Video
Thanks to all that attended and participated in the Heritage Festival! Check out this short video to see some highlights from the event. This wonderful video was created by this year’s Heritage Festival Coordinator Courtney Nathan.
Box Tops
The next Box Tops deadline is fast approaching!  Please send in your Box Tops to your child's classroom by Friday, Feb. 13.  This is the last collection for this school year, and they do expire, so make sure to send them in!
Haisley Kindergarten Round Up
Haisley will be holding their Kindergarten Round Up Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m.  Anyone with a child who will be five years old between May 1 and September 1, 2015 may attend.  Please see the attached flyer

The Haisley Players just announced the winner of the Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr. design contest. It was a very tough a decision. There were 17 creative and amazing entries this year! The winning design was by Ava Prude from Ms. Harris' 4th grade class. Ava's design will be used on the T-shirts, posters, and program covers for this year’s production. She will receive a free T-shirt once they are printed. Congratulations, Ava!

The Haisley Players were very happy with ALL of the contest entries. They would like to thank everyone who entered. Great work everyone!!
Borrowed Clothes from the Office
If your child has borrowed clothes, (pants, sock, or what have you), from the office please be sure to clean them and return them as soon as possible.  Now that the cold wet weather is here you would be amazed at the number of clothes we hand out everyday.  If we do not get the  clothes we lend out back, it means either a child must sit in cold, wet clothes or, a call home needs to be placed.  Please try to remember to clean and return the clothes back to the office.  We can always use sweet pants and socks if you have any that you are no longer using!

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