Parent Information

5th Grade Camp at Camp Storer, March 6-8, 2024


Health Form:
Please use our Camp Health Form  to complete a health form for your child.  This will help us organize all the necessary information to ensure your child has a great experience at camp.  We would like all health forms completed by Friday, February 2, 2024.

Google FormsHealth Form

All medication must be in its original container. More information about medication needs while at camp will be found on the health forms, so please review that information carefully and provide us detailed information.

Packing List:
Please use the Packing List to organize all the clothing and items needed for camp.  Please note that students may not bring any electronics, including Apple Watches and phones of any kind. This is a good time to make sure you have ALL the winter gear as it will be hard to find in March. Remember that we do not allow any electronics at camp (cell phones, smartwatches, ipads, etc…)
Google SlidePacking List

Luggage Drop-Off:  
On the day of camp (March 6th), student luggage will need to be dropped off at Hartfield Lanes, 3490 12 Mile in Berkley.  We will have assigned times for each school that will be sent out prior to camp.  Volunteers are needed to help load the luggage onto the truck. If you are willing and able to help, please get out of your vehicle when dropping off luggage at Hartfield Lanes.

Fifth graders love mail!  Start thinking about organizing letters and asking important people in your child's life to consider sending letters, as well. If you choose to mail them, you will want to send them out the week before we leave for camp. 

Name of Student
Angell School
Outdoor Environmental Education
YMCA Storer Camps
7760 South Stony Lake Road
Jackson, MI 49201

We will not have access to the Internet while we are gone and will not be able to check our email.  No news is good news!   

Returning from Camp:  
Our 5th graders and staff will return between 1:30pm and 2:00 pm on Friday, March 8th.  A message will be sent from your school to notify you when we have left Camp Storer.  Students will not attend school after their return on Friday. We will also have a pick up form that will be filled out closer to camp that will allow you to indicate alternative people to pick your child up in the event you are not available at that time.

Nervous Camper: 
If your child is feeling nervous about camp, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher as they can help develop strategies that can help your child. It is also important to inform teachers of any potential issues (bedwetting, sleep walking, etc…) in advance.  This should also be reflected on the health form.

Paying for Camp: 
IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID FOR CAMP - Final Camp Cost:  The cost of camp, as indicated in a prior email, is $100 due to the generous support of our PTA. Payment is due prior to leaving for camp. If you are in need of financial assistance for camp, please reach out to me. Checks can be made out to the Berkley School District.  Digital payments may be made through MISTAR.  Please follow these directions to make online payments through the MISTAR Parent Portal. 

Log into MISTAR
Choose the Accounts Tab located in the left hand side bar.
Choose the hyperlink “Click Here to Access Online SBA Payments”.
Choose the School Name 5th Grade Camp option.

Be advised that the following charges will be added to any online payment:  The paypal charge is $0.30 + 3%. The system will take you directly to Paypal to pay and then bring you back to MISTAR to post your payment to your student’s account. Our hope is to receive all camp payments by the end of February 2, 2024.

*Please note that if you are unable to pay within the timeline please communicate directly with your building principal as payment plans may be extended, if needed. 

Camp Storer Trading Post
If you would like to purchase any camp swag please use the TRADING POST FORM to make orders now.  All orders and payments must be in by 3:30 pm on February 14th to your school.


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.

PDF DocumentAttendance Policy

Birthday & Class Treat Information

Angell Elementary School is committed to creating safe spaces for all students. Many students have health conditions or have diagnosed allergies that at times can be life-threatening. In an effort to minimize any risks associated with food allergies or other health conditions, 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.

Snack Ideas

  • 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
  • pretzels (plain, honey, cheese)
  • Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Vegetable Thins (all flavors)
  • Town House, Club, Ritz or 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 bars
  • Fruit snacks 

PDF DocumentUse 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.

Find medication forms and learn more about staying healthy on the Student Health & Medication section on the District's Parent page.

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.

School Breakfast and Lunch is free for the 2023-24 school year. 

For detailed breakfast and lunch information, please visit the Berkley Schools Food Services website at the link below.  

External LinkBerkley Schools Food Services Website

Questions about the Angell lunch program can be directed to Heather Schneider.

Door Assignments

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 13: Doors at Northeast Corner of Bacon

  • 4th Grade Classes: Mrs. Burns, Ms. McVeigh, and Mr. Wilhelmi

Door 12: Doors at Northeast Corner by the Media Center on Beverly

  • 5th Grade Classes: Mrs. Ozanich, Mrs. Shifman, and Mrs. Tosto

Door 9: Doors at Northwest Corner by the Gymnasium on Beverly

  • 3rd Grade Classes: Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. Riddle, and Mrs. Sturtz

Door 6: Doors Located Near the Playground

  • 1st Grade Classes: Mrs. Thomas, Ms. Wexler, and Mrs. Zimcosky
  • 2nd Grade Classes: Mrs. Cozart, Ms. Huffer, and Ms. Snay

Door 2: Doors located at Southeast Corner on Bacon Near Staff Parking Lot

  • Kindergarten Classes: Mrs. Maten and Mrs. Watkins

Berkley Public Safety updated the traffic patterns and guidelines around our schools. These changes are part of a larger traffic safety plan and allow public safety quick access to our buildings at all times. Please take the time to review the changes to our new traffic pattern including new designated pick up and drop-off zones, and review the full Angell Traffic Pattern document with a map.

  • Curbside drop-off & pickup will take place opposite school grounds, on the resident/house side of the street
  • Drop-off, pickup, parking, stopping, and standing around the perimeter of Angell is not permitted to allow public safety quick access to buildings in case of emergency
  • Students will cross at the designated crosswalks at the corner of Bacon & Beverly
  • and Cummings & Beverly
  • Students should exit cars on the resident/house side of Bacon and Cummings, walk to the corner, and cross with a crossing guard. Students should exit onto the curb, not into the street.
  • Caregivers are encouraged to park and walk with their child to school
  • Parking is allowed opposite school grounds any time of day
  • Angell staff parking lot is reserved for staff only, and is not a drop-off/pick up zone
  • Berkley Public Safety will be enforcing the traffic rules

PDF DocumentAngell Traffic & Parking Guidelines

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 in the classroom or on school-sponsored functions, all parents or guardians must complete the Volunteer Release Form and be approved through the district process prior to any activities. Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing. 

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. 

Volunteer, Driver and Chaperone forms must be submitted for approval each school year.

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 Heather Schneider.