Kindergarten Parent Information Night January 15, 2020
5th Grade Camp Information
5th Grade Camp
February 24-28, 2020
24 hour Attendance line 248-837-8530
Please call and leave a message if your child will be absent or tardy.
Students who are marked tardy or absent and have not been reported as such on the attendance line will receive a phone call and/or e-mail (per your preferences set with MISTAR). E-mails sent to classroom teachers do not enter into our attendance system.
Class Party and Birthday Treat Information
Birthday & Class Treat Information
Angell Elementary School is committed to creating safe spaces for all students. Many students have diagnosed allergies that at times can be life-threatening. In an effort to minimize any risks associated with peanut/tree nut allergies or other allergies, Angell is initiating the following guidelines:
- All birthday treats and class parties of any nature will be FOOD FREE events.
- Students are still welcome to bring and consume food items that contain peanuts/tree nuts at lunch or as a snack as long as their classroom is not peanut/tree nut-free.
- In the event a student is invited into a classroom (this includes the media center) for lunch their lunch must be peanut/tree nut-free.
We appreciate your cooperation. For your convenience, the list below can help you identify safe snacks and food items.
- Fruits, Vegetables, Cheese & Dairy
- Honey Maid and Keebler graham crackers
- Enjoy Life brand
- Made Good brand
- Fig Newtons
- NutriGrain breakfast bars, Special K bars
- Teddy Grahams
- Annie’s brand snack mix, grahams
- Goldfish/goldfish graham snacks
- Nabisco Barnum Animal Crackers, Oatmeal and Iced cookies
- Rold Gold pretzels (plain, honey, cheese)
- Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Vegetable Thins (all flavors)
- Ritz crackers (NOT Ritz bits or sandwiches)
- Town House, Club, Toasteds crackers
- Cheez-Its, Cheez-It party mix, Cheese Nips, Better Cheddars
- Saltines, Oyster crackers
- Wheatables, Air Crisps, Keebler Snack Stix
- Popcorn (Pop Secret, Orville Redenbacher, Vics, Healthy Choice, Pelican Bay, Skinny Pop, Pirate’s Booty)
- Bugles, Sun Chips, Pringles snack stix
- Nature’s Bakery Brand
- Fruit snacks (check brand)
- Snyder's of Hanover® pretzels made in any of the company's peanut-free facilities will have packaging clearly marked with a peanut-free icon and allergen information.
Use this printable Treat Information & Snack Ideas sheet to keep at home.
Angell Elementary promotes a school atmosphere which values safety, health, and a positive learning environment. While we recognize that what a student wears to school is a matter of individual taste, apparel which distracts from the educational process or is derogatory in nature will not be allowed.
Angell students are expected to dress for success every day. The following dress code regulations are for school and school related activities:
- Students may NOT wear clothing that advertises alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual exploitation, profanity, or violence.
- Pants worn below the waist line will not be permitted.
- Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be longer than the tips of student’s fingers when the arms are extended down the side of the body.
- Shirts must cover the midriff area and straps must be at least three adult fingers in width.
- Spaghetti straps (see above), low-cut shirts, backless shirts, strapless shirts, tube tops, and halter tops are not permitted.
- Flip-flops or other sandals that create a danger in running on the playground and in emergency situations are not advised, due to safety reasons.
- Bandanas, hats, and sunglasses not permitted to be worn in school.
Parents or guardians can assist us by reviewing their child’s clothing before he/she leaves for school. Identify “school clothing” and separate it from other wardrobe items. It may be helpful to set aside a few dresser drawers/closet areas for designated school clothing. This will help a child independently choose articles of clothing that are acceptable at school.
Any student who violates the student dress code may be asked to change into spare clothing available in school or his/her parent will be contacted and asked to bring a change of clothes to the school. Failure to adhere to the Angell Dress Code may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension from school.
Health & Medication Information
Find medication forms and learn more about staying healthy on the Student Health & Medication section on the District's Parent page.
Kids' Zone Latchkey
The Berkley School District offers before and after school child care at Angell Elementary. The Kids' Zone Latchkey program is managed by Berkley Building Blocks. Registration forms can be found on their webpage. If you have additional questions regarding payment or registration please call 248-837-8900.
Hours and Location: The Angell Kids' Zone program is held in the gym at Angell before school from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and after school from 3:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Students should be brought into the building by their parents at the gym door on Beverly in the morning. A parent, guardian, or other authorized emergency contact must sign the child out in the afternoon with proper identification.
Full price lunch $2.95
Reduced price lunch $.40
11:30-11:50 Grades TK, K, 1 & 4 – Eat
11:55-12:15 Grades TK, K, 1 & 4 – Recess
11:30-11:50 Grades 2, 3 & 5 – Recess
11:55-12:15 Grades 2, 3 & 5 – Eat
Payments for Student Lunch Accounts
Payments to student lunch accounts may be made online through the MISTAR Parent Portal or by sending cash or check (payable to Angell Elementary) with your child.
Questions about the Angell lunch program can be directed to Stephanie Schoonover.
For detailed lunch information, please visit the Berkley Schools Food Services website at the link below. You will find complete information regarding food service payments and the Free & Reduced Lunch Program.
Read by Grade Three Law
Read by Grade Three Law - What you need to know
In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed the Read by Grade Three in an effort to ensure that students exit 3rd grade reading at or above grade level. The law will impact the 2017/2018 transitional kindergarten (TK), kindergarten, and 1st grade students by the time they are in 3rd grade. In accordance with this law, we will continue to conduct reading assessments with TK – 3rd grade students. These assessments will identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs.
Visit the District's Curriculum page to see a letter from Scott Francis, Director of Curriculum, Technology, Assessment and Grants, DIBELS, NWEA and PELI facts for parents, a Parent Guide to Public Act 306 and the District's Read at Home Plan for Student Success.
Schools of Choice
The Berkley Board of Education has approved Schools of Choice slots for the 2018-19 school year. Learn more details about the number of slots, grades and timelines on the Schools of Choice website.
Student Arrival & Dismissal Doors
All entrances, with the exception of the main front door at Bacon, are for students only. Each morning students should line up at their designated entrance door when they arrive at school. At 8:00 am teachers will greet students at their door and walk them directly into the classroom. Please remember that ONLY STUDENTS and teachers are allowed to enter the building at these entrances, all other parents and community members must enter through the man office doors located on Bacon. Visitors (including parents) must sign in at the office and receive a visitor sticker.
Students will be dismissed at 3:15 pm at their designated door. Children who are not picked up in a timely fashion will report directly to the office. Children attending latch key will be picked up at classrooms by latch key staff on a daily basis.
If a child arrives late they must report to the main office and sign in and receive a tardy pass in order to attend class.
Door 1: Main Front Doors on Bacon Near Flagpole
- Transitional Kindergarten: Mrs. Ovies
- Kindergarten Class: Mrs. Hoerner
Door 2: Doors at Northeast Corner of Bacon
- 4th Grade Classes: Mrs. Burns, Ms. McVeigh, and Mr. Wilhelmi
Door 3: Doors at Northeast Corner by the Media Center on Beverly
- 5th Grade Classes: Mrs. Ozanich, Mrs. Shifman, and Mrs. Tosto
Door 4: Doors at Northwest Corner by the Gymnasium on Beverly
- 3rd Grade Classes: Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. Riddle, and Mrs. Sturtz
Door 5: Doors Located Near the Playground
- 1st Grade Classes: Ms. Bissett, Ms. Wexler, and Mrs. Zimcosky
- 2nd Grade Classes: Mrs. Cozart, Mrs. Koresh, and Mrs. Wasiloff
Door 6: Doors located at Southeast Corner on Bacon Near Staff Parking Lot
- Kindergarten Classes: Mrs. Maten and Mrs. Watkins
The Berkley School District has developed a visitor policy that is in place at all Berkley schools. The purpose of this policy is to ensure a safe and secure environment for our students and staff.
All parents and visitors entering Angell during school hours are required to enter through the main entrance on Bacon Street and sign in at the office. All visitors who have a pre-arranged visit or volunteer activity planned with your child's classroom teacher or other school staff will be issued a visitor pass.
These policies will allow the Angell staff to continue to provide a safe and productive place for your child to learn.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer in classrooms, chaperone field trips, and be a volunteer driver. In order to volunteer, all parents volunteering in the classroom or during school-sponsored functions or field trip must complete the Volunteer Release Form prior to any activities. Parents driving or chaperoning a field trip must have the Volunteer Driver Form and Chaperone Responsibility Form completed in addition to the Volunteer Release Form. All forms can be found on the District Volunteer/Chaperone page.
If you have turned in a volunteer release form and would like to know the status please call the Angell office at 248-837-8500 or send an email to Kelley Smith.