5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Friday, June 4th we celebrated our 5th graders as they move from Hill Elementary to Middle School. The ceremony took place outside in order to adhere to TSD safety protocols. It was a beautiful day to celebrate our 5th graders and their six years in elementary school.
Summer Passion Project
This summer we are going to do something a bit different to engage students in learning. With the changes to education this year, back and forth from virtual learning to in seat learning, we have found that some students have lost the passion for learning. That is why we have created our summer learning program, Spend the Summer Doing What you LOVE, centered around things students are passionate about or want to learn more about.
This week, each students began designing a passion project that they will work on all summer. You might be wondering, “what is a Passion Project?” A Passion Project is a student-driven independent study. It is an opportunity for your child to investigate the answer to a burning question he or she feels passionate about answering. Passion Projects require students to research, learn something new, and create a product. This allows students to take ownership by designing their projects as they become creators of their learning.
Why are Passion Projects important? Passion Projects integrate reading comprehension skills, writing and most important help reignite the desire to learn. Passion Projects promote creativity and innovative thinking. Students learn essential life skills such as planning, decision making, persistence through overcoming obstacles, problem-solving, time management, and personal reflection.
Your child will bring home a packet that they started at school and will finish at home over the summer. Students will have an opportunity to sign up and present their project to Mrs. Pawlus and the Passion Project Team in August.
Other items in the packet that encourage family engagement over the summer are:
- Passion Project Calendar
- Summer Family Fun Calendar
- Family Engagement Activities
We encourage you to talk to your child about this at home. Maybe share with them things you have learned on your own, or subjects you are passionate about that you explore on your free time.
June 14-16 Virtual Morning Meetings
Students will have the opportunity to join their classroom teachers on June 14-16 virtually for a morning meeting. There will be no new instruction that takes place. The purpose of these morning meetings is for teachers to connect with students and wrap up the year. Kinder-4th grade students have an envelope that will come home with them on June 11th that has the materials in it they will need for these days. Zoomies, may pick up their packets during the last material pick up Friday, June 11th. Morning meetings may vary in time based on the grade level. You should plan for 30-45 minutes, but no more than an hour. If a student cannot logon to the morning meeting, it will not be held against the students' attendance record. Teachers will be using the remainder of the time to complete report cards, CA-60s, close down classrooms, and finalize state assessment input requirements that will help us guide instruction to start the beginning of the 2021 2022 school year.
Troy Public Library Summer Reading Program
TSD Summer Sports Camps
Music Share Day
June Lunch Menu
School Lunch Nutrition Information
The Nutrition Website is up and running! You can use this website to find the nutrition information or ingredients in school lunch items by clicking the button below.
CARE Company - Fall 2021
Families can begin registering their children for the 2021/2022 school year beginning Tuesday, June 1st at 8:00 a.m. and more details will be available at that time. If normal school times will resume in the fall, then CARE hours will be as follows:
- AM CARE = 7:00 a.m. until school starts
- PM CARE = End of the school day until 6:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please email us at TSD-CARE@troy.k12.mi.us .
- June 11 - Last Day of School in seat
- June 14, 15 & 16 - Virtual Days of School (all students- zoomies & roomies) will log into zoom for the morning
Have a Great Week!
Shari Pawlus - Principal