Hello Families! The Saranac Elementary Scholastic Book Fair will be here in no time! April 14- 21, 2023. VOLUNTEERS sign up here: bit.ly/SignUPBookfair We have lots of different options for volunteers, and we are happy to have you even if you can't stay for a full 2 or 3-hour shift. All purchases through the Book Fair benefit our school. This BookFair is a real BOGO! BUY ONE GET ONE FREE*!!!! *BOGO only for in-person sales Scholastic rewards Saranac Elementary 25% for those who shop ONLINE during our fair dates. More info at link below: preview books, and learn about eWallet info: bit.ly/SaranacBooks
Are you Spring Cleaning? Saranac Elementary Student Council would love to take unwanted items off your hands for our HEART of the COMMUNITY sale. Most items at the sale will be available to people for a donation. All proceeds will go to SERC (School Emergency Response Coalition). Check it out at www.sercmi.org You may drop items off to the elementary school Friday, April 21st, between 3-5 pm. Our HEART of the COMMUNITY Sale will be Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 8-12.
Parents, Staff and Students: There will be a number of emergency vehicles and first responders at the JSH and in the JSH parking lot this morning. There is no cause for alarm. This is part of a planned first-responder career presentation. Have a great day!
We celebrated our American Heart Association fundraiser today! Our school raised almost $6000!!! We had 30 students that raised $100 for this amazing cause. Those students all had the chance to pie Mr. Catrell or Mrs. Wernette in the face. It was a lot of fun. A big shout out to Mrs. W for all the time and effort she puts into this cause.
Possibly related to our earlier network and phone issues, our website is currently not accessible off campus. Our Technology team is investigating the issue and working on a resolution.
Thursday 2/16/23 Due to deteriorating road conditions all evening activities, including games and practices, have been canceled.
Dear Families, Are you looking for ways to help your child with their homework? Saranac Elementary is piloting a program for the remainder of this school year for this purpose. Our homework lab is different than tutoring. Tutoring focuses on skills that a student needs, but the class may not be working on them any longer. The homework lab is working on the current lessons that are being taught in the classroom. Students will need to bring the homework assignments with them to the lab. Our lab will take place Monday - Friday after school until 3:55. Most days, it will occur in our Media Center. Guardians must sign up students prior to the day to ensure that we have staff assigned (If no one is signed up, there will not be staff available). Use this form to sign up your student to attend the program for specific dates. This form will also be found on our elementary School website https://www.saranac.k12.mi.us/o/ses Mike Catrell Principal Saranac Elementary
February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health Kids Heart Challenge is HERE! Saranac Elementary Families, Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off! It’s as easy as 1,2,3… Start by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app or visiting our schools link below. Help your child to select a personal challenge: Be Kind or Move More. Become a Heart Hero by sending emails/e-cards on the website or texts via the app to invite friends and family to support. Help your student complete Finn’s Mission on the KHC website or APP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_kOvZDYsdU National Wear Red Day® is the first Friday in February. Wear red and encourage others to do the same. Help raise awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and is largely preventable. TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT, GO TO: http://www2.heart.org/goto/saranac or download the Kids Heart Challenge App and search for our school. Kids Heart Challenge
The last day of the semester is today, January 20th. This is a scheduled 1/2 day for all Saranac students. High school dismissal is at 10:55 am; Elementary dismissal is at 11:00 am.
RESCHEDULED DATE FOR THE 4th GRADE WINTER PROGRAM!! The program will take place on January 10, 2023 at 7 pm in the JSH auditorium. Mark your calendars NOW and plan to join us for this fun performance of “I Need A Little Christmas Vacation!” 4th Grade Winter Program Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7 pm JHS Auditorium Students arrive by 6:30
Due to illness, the 4th-grade winter program is postponed for tonight. The program will be rescheduled and performed in January. A date will be determined and shared out as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding.
Help us support our local food pantry.
Happy Thanksgiving from our Mrs. Guernsey's Early Childhood students!
The salmon eggs have arrived. The past few years students in Mrs. Thomas's 4th grade class spend the year learning the Scientific Method as they study and learn about salmon eggs. Students are responsible for the care of the eggs throughout the winter. Then in the spring they release them in the Grand River to help repopulate our rivers.
The elementary book fair family night will close at 5:00 tonight due to the weather.
Please check out the sign ups for 3rd - 8th grade boys basketball. The 3rd grade sign-up was sent home a few weeks ago and the 4th - 8th was sent home on Friday.
This morning we had two assemblies to celebrate our students that have earned the H.E.A.R.T Hero Award, or participated in fall school activities. It was uplifting to see all of the kids so involved in our community.
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/saranacelementaryschool1 Our book fair is coming, Nov 11 - 18th! Check out the link for more information.
Parents can go out to https://www.familyportal.cloud and set up an account to be able to access their student's lunch balance information and their purchase history. With setting up the account you will need the student's id #. You kind find your student number on the Skyward Parent portal on our website . You will be able to make payments there as well, but it is currently still not working.
We are kicking off our first elementary school fundraiser since the Fall of 2019! Please consider donating to our school so we can continue providing the necessary enrichments for our students. Once your student has collected the money, please return it to your child’s teacher. Once we begin receiving the donations, students will be entered into daily drawings. Students will have more opportunities to win the earlier these donations are returned. All donation forms and money must be returned to the school by October 7th.