Friday May 12, 2017
Upcoming Events and Activities
Monday May 15 4:30 pm 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal at Seaholm Auditorium
Tuesday May 16 7:00 pm 5th Grade Orchestra Concert at Seaholm Auditorium
Wed. May 17 5th grade Field Trip to Detroit Institute of Arts, during the school day
Thursday May 18 8:00 am Peacemakers Meeting
Friday May 19 5th grade Visit to Berkshire Middle School, during the school day

Lion King Musical
Congratulations to our wonderful Cast and Crew and our Staff who helped produce an amazing Musical this week! The Lion King was terrific! Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders sang, danced, and acted out the wonderful Disney story the Lion King to a large audience this Monday and Tuesday. Many thanks to Mr. Haines, Ms. Manning, and Mrs. Giles for their many hours of teaching and direction with our students.
We can't wait unitl next year's West Maple Musical and hope that our new 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will audition and join us!

Fun Run!
Thank you to Mrs. Gjekaj, Mr. Carroll, and Mrs. Sherman for their leadership in organizing this year's Fun Run! The kids and staff had lots of fun running laps outside Wednesday morning. Mrs. Franskoviak's Kindergarten class and Ms. Manning's 3rd grade class ran the most laps and so have won an extra PE time to enjoy. Please don't forget to send in your child's donation money earned from their running. We are collecting this money to put towards new furniture for classrooms and shared collaborative space!

Congratulations to Mrs. Carroll for being selected as West Maple's Volunteer of the Year! We so appreciate everything that she has done, this year and in the past to support students and the school!

Congratulatons to 2nd graders Ethan Pavey and Areeya Penzakwho were honored this week for winning at the District and State PTA Reflections Competition!

District and Community Information
Please see the attached flyer for information about an upcoming Youth Mental Health Conference.
Governor Snyder issued a proclamation on May 1st that Michigan has declared May as School Library Month. This is in response to the growing concern in Michigan regarding literacy education and the decline in the number of certified school librarians to number of students in Michigan since 2008. Michigan is currently ranked number 46 in the country for those numbers. Kudos to our Birmingham District for not having followed the trend in Michigan! See attached proclamation.

The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age. The District prohibits harassment and other forms of discrimination whether occurring at school, on District property, in a District vehicle, or at any District related activity or event. The Superintendent will designate compliance officers and develop and implement regulations for the reporting, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Students - Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to: Executive Director of Special Education, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000. Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.