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It's hard to believe this year is coming to a close already. It has been such a privilege and an honor to have all you wonderful families at Stottlemyer this year. As most of our students move on to kindergarten in one of our elementary schools, remember you can always reach out to us if you need anything. Also, double check with your elementary secretary that you are all set for registration in the fall.
NEWSLETTER: Stottlemyer Updates - May 30, 2023
After a lot of waiting our playground is finally open! We are excited to have children on it all week this week. Most classes have been going out first thing this morning to check it out!
Stottlemyer will host its family picnic lunch on Friday June 2nd for GSRP families and Thursday June 8th for all other programs from 11am-12pm. Just like last year, families are responsible for brining their own picnic lunch then staff and families can visit and celebrate the end of the school year.
Stottlemyer will host its family picnic lunch on Friday June 2nd for GSRP families and Thursday June 8th for all other programs from 11am-12pm. Just like last year, families are responsible for brining their own picnic lunch then staff and families can visit and celebrate the end of the school year. We are hopeful this will also be the grand opening celebration of our new playground. I spoke with the contractor on Friday and everything is done except the final walkthrough. We are so close!!!
All Fridays this month are parent teacher conferences for Head Start and GSRP families. If you have not heard from your teacher yet to schedule a conference please reach out to them. Also, make sure you set an alarm on your phone so you don't forget to come and see all the wonderful work your child has done this year at school.
With the start of May we seem to finally be out of the cold weather. In addition our playground is so close to completion. Please remember not to allow your children to play on the playground just yet, even though it looks done. We have not had our final safety inspection yet and we do not want anyone to get hurt. It is still an active construction sight for a few more days.
Developmental Delays Awareness Month Highlight: Did you know that over 30% of the kiddos at Stottlemyer have a developmental delay, with the main delay being Speech and Language Impairment? A lot of children show some form of developmental delay in the first 0-5 years, as all kiddos develop differently, but most minor delays resolve around 1st grade. People tend to seek help when that delay starts to negatively impact the student and family's daily life and/or school staff express a concern. Some easy ways to help with language development at home: reading/story telling, talking during meals, talking about what your kiddos are watching on the TV/tablet while it's happening (I like to call this active screen time with my little!), asking about their day/talking about yours, using as much language at home, and going for walks to talk about what you're seeing.
Parking Lot Issues: We continue to hear from parents and see concerning adult behavior behind the wheel during drop and pick up times. Please be sure to drive slowly, only park in authorized parking spots, to not park in the busing lane, and to not block people in. We will have Wayne Westland Police presence during drop off/pick ups whenever they have someone available. Please make sure your child is secured while walking (holding hands/carrying) and you are driving as though your kiddo is the one being walked to/from the car!