We are: Goal Setters Team Players Kind to All
Please call the Ralya Office by 8:30 am if your child is going to be absent from school for any reason.
You may leave an attendance message before or after school hours. Absences may also be reported on our school website.
Race for Ralya
Ralya Elementary’s “Race for Ralya” 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location: Ralya Elementary, 5645 School Street, Haslett
8:30 am. Registration ••• 10:00 am. 5K Run
9:30 am Toddler Fun Run ••• 11:15 am. Kids’ Fun Run
Register in Person at: The Ralya Office or at Playmakers in Okemos
Register by April 21st to be guaranteed a shirt.
Registration for runners / walkers is available in the office. Pre-registration for the 5K is $20 for a cotton tee; $30 for an active
tee. The 1-Mile Fun Run is $12 for a cotton tee; $22 for an active tee and the Toddler Fun Run is $10 for a cotton tee. If you would like to volunteer for the race, please use our link for Volunteer Spot. http://vols.pt/u5fRUe
The grade level, that has the most participants for this year’s race, will earn a picnic lunch in the courtyard! The grade level challenge will include both students and their family members who participate in the race. This challenge is to encourage early registration so you must be signed up by May 15th for it to count in the challenge.
It’s State Assessment Time!
The M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) will include summative assessments designed to measure student growth in the core areas of English language arts and mathematics in grades 3–8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8. Our 2nd Graders will be taking the Early Literacy and Mathematics Test.
We ask, if possible, that you try not to schedule appointments for your children during their testing window. The best way to prepare for tests is to get a good nights sleep and eat breakfast in the morning.
The online testing windows for Michigan’s assessments is attached with this newsletter. Please check the schedule for testing times. If you have any questions, please contact the Ralya Office at (517) 339-8202. We thank you for your help!
Mileage Club April 10—May 26. Each child will earn a Toe Token for every 5 miles they walk/run. Students completing 20 miles earn a water bottle.
All children that want to participate MUST
Please sign up to volunteer for Ralya Mileage Club 2017!
If you would like to sign up for our Family Nights April 21 and May 5, use this link:
Guest Reader Monica Fox, daughter of Michigan author Dottie Withrow, came to Ralya Elementary to read to the 2nd and 3rd grade classes this week.
Plain Daisy Jane is a true story about being accepted, understood, and cared about whether you are adults or children. Often much more so for those who have been adopted. Four Winds Chelsea Blue is also a true story about choices and consequences. Adding a dimension that teaches individual and family values.
Thank you everyone for coming to our Science Night!
It was a great success!
SAVE the DATE ~Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6 - 7:30 pm
Save the dates!!! Ralya Field Days!
• 2nd grade field day—Friday, May 26th
• 3rd grade—Tuesday, May 30th
• 4th grade—Friday, June 2nd
• 5th grade—Monday, June 5th
All field days take place at the Haslett High School track and will run from approximately 8:30 until noon.
Watch for a flyer to come home in early May to seek Parent Volunteers!
We are looking for pictures for the yearbook. If you have pictures to share, please do so through this website:
Access Code: YZGUZG Or you can also turn in a disk or flash drive to the office.
Congratulations to our Special Olympics Unified basketball team!
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER – A simple rule to remember is: 50 – 60 degrees, wear long sleeves - Below 50 degrees, wear a jacket! There are lots of kids who have the same colored snow pants, jackets and boots!
It’s a great idea to put a student’s name somewhere on the clothing item! Thanks
Ralya Elementary School is being recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education!
The award is based on a school's overall academic excellence or marked progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. Ralya is one of just 13 schools in Michigan to be presented with this coveted award.
It was an amazing sea of blue during our Blue Ribbon Celebration at Ralya! Thank you to all our students, staff, parents, and honored guests! To view our video celebration click on the link: Video Celebration
Students at Ralya have enjoyed our new playground equipment! These were provided by funds from the Race for Ralya and installation from Haslett Public Schools!!
End of the Day Schedule
Safety for All
Parent Pick up – North Parking Lot Door:
If you are picking your student up in the line outside, you will receive a car visor sign. Please put your students first and last name on the sign utilizing all the white space possible! Black marker is requested.
Parent Pick up – In the Building:
For safety reasons, please do not pick up your student at the classroom door!
Please use the front doors during the school day and sign in at the office.
Before school and after school, the front doors and the north doors will be unlocked.
We appreciate the cooperation of all parents and families and look forward to a safe year!
School hours are 8:15 am - 3:04 pm. Please arrive on time each day! Student supervision begins at 8:00 am. No student should arrive before 8:00 am.
Second Grade Recess / Lunch 11:10 - 11:30 Recess, 11:30 - 11:50 Lunch
Third Grade Recess / Lunch 12:00 - 12:20 Recess, 12:20 - 12:40 Lunch
Fourth Grade Recess / Lunch 11:35 - 11:55 Recess, 11:55 - 12:15 Lunch
Fifth Grade Recess / Lunch 12:25 - 12:45 Recess, 12:45 - 1:05 Lunch
Deposits to student meal accounts can be made on-line or by check or money order sent to school. We do not recommend sending cash to school with your student. For your convenience deposits to student accounts can be made at anytime online.
How do I deposit on-line?
· Create an account at SendMoneytoSchool.com to view balances, history, make deposits, or transfer between accounts. You can find a link for this at the Haslett Website (click on FOR PARENTS).
· You will need your student's school ID# to create an account. If you do not know your student's ID#, contact the school office or F&N Services at 517-339-4833, Option #2.
· Please note that SendMoneytoSchool does charge a $2.00 convenience fee for deposit transactions. It does not charge a fee to view balance or history information.
Checks made payable to Haslett Public Schools can be sent to school with your student, or mailed to Haslett Public Schools, Food & Nutrition Services at 5450 Marsh Rd., Haslett, MI 48840. Please include your student's first and last name on the check. We can accept a family check for multiple students. Please include all students' first and last names, and information about how much you want deposited to each student's account. Please note fees are assessed to the account for all returned checks.
2015 - 16 Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch expired on October 7th. All applications must be renewed yearly. Apply now so that your child’s account is updated prior to October 7. We will need to charge you for lunches after October 10 if the student account is updated. We cannot back date applications or apply benefits retroactively.
Parking Lot Information
If you plan to drop off your child in the morning or pick them up in the afternoon, we would like you to follow these procedures:
1. Please drop off or pick up in the north parking lot. The front drive is buses only.
2. Morning drop off time starts at 8:00 am at the north door.
3. School dismisses at 3:04 pm. Pick up time starts at the north door. If you arrived between 3:15 - 3:20 pm there will be supervision and a lot less traffic. Please get a car visor sign and put your student's first and last name on the sign utilizing all the white space possible! Black marker is requested.
4. Parents may wait for their child on the benches in the Multi-Purpose room, if they do not want to get in the car line-up. Please do not wait in the lobby. The lobby area needs to be clear for the safety of all students.
5. Students may not walk through the parking lot without an adult.
6. Parents, please walk beside your child when crossing the parking lot.
7. Students should not be crossing the bus loop at the end of the day nor at the beginning of the day.
Parents volunteering in the classroom or attending field trips are requested to leave other children at home as this generally causes undue disruption to the normal classroom routine. If you are volunteering in the classroom or on a field trip, you will need to fill out a Background History Consent Form. These can be returned to the Ralya Office or to the Administration Building. Forms are available by clicking on the link below.
Parent / Athlete Concussion Information Sheet
Please read through the information, sign and return to your student's teacher if you haven’t done so already. This is a new state requirement to ensure that both the parent and the school understand the significance of concussions. If you ever suspect that your child has had a concussion, it is important that you seek medical attention and get clearance from the doctor before returning to school.
Haslett District Volunteers
There are many ways in which you can make a difference in the lives of our students. Volunteer opportunities exist in the classrooms working directly with teachers and students, chaperoning field trips, assisting at recess or at lunch time, or helping out at a PTO function, booster activities, or extracurricular event. Volunteering can be very rewarding – which is why many of our volunteers return year after year. If you plan to volunteer this year, please return the volunteer form.