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									                                  The Randolph Review             A Randolph PTA Publication

   Randolph Elementary School                                                                                     October 22, 2012
   Mrs. Timm, Principal
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                                                      Mark Your Calendar

 October 22-26 .......................................................................... School-wide Pumpkin Decorating Contest
 October 22 ...............................................................................................................Cyber Safety Assembly
 October 25 ........................................................................................................After School Science 4-5:15
 October 26 .............................................................................................................. Box Tops Contest Ends
 October 26 .................................................................................... Wear PINK Breast Cancer Fundraiser
 October 26 ..................................................................... Roller Skating Night/Riverside Arena 6:30-8:30
 November 1-19 ..........................................................................Livonia Goodfellows Canned Food Drive
Greetings, Randolph Parents!
It is that time of year, when cold, flu & other “bugs” hit our homes and infect our bodies. This often leads us as parents to ask the
question, “Should I keep my child home from school today?”
While being at school can be a very enjoyable experience, it is also a lot of hard work! Children who are feeling miserable are often
unable to participate and engage in learning.
Here are some tips to consider when determining if a child should stay home:
first, the easy ones…
*If your child is running a fever, or has run a fever in the past 24 hours, he/she should remain home. (The CDC states that
children be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine prior to return to school).
*If your child has vomited in the past 24 hours, or is very nauseous, he/she should remain home.
*If your child has any type of infectious disease (i.e. pink eye, strep throat, head lice, influenza, etc) he/she should remain home until
under treatment according to Wayne County Health Guidelines.
It is more difficult to determine whether your child should stay home when he/she has a runny nose, persistent cough, tummy ache,
headache, etc…
Some rules of thumb to consider are:
       Will your child be able to manage his/her symptoms during the 7 hour school day? (Remember, the school district
           policy does not allow our staff to administer, or for children to bring and self-administer, “over the counter” meds, such as
           cough drops, cold medicine, Tylenol, etc…)
       Will he/she be able to concentrate on schoolwork, complete assignments, participate in class and participate in lunch
           & recess?
       Are the symptoms likely to infect other children who will be in close proximity?
       Would I want a fellow classmate with the same symptoms to be sitting next to, or across from, my child all day?
Certainly we encourage children to have excellent school attendance and are not expecting that children will be kept home with every
sniffle. We simply ask that you do your best to gauge your child’s symptoms, especially those of the past 24 hours, and allow him/her
time to recover when ill. The information below may help you determine the best course of action for your child.
Thank you for helping us to keep a healthy school environment for all.
Your partner in education… Tammy Spangler-Timm
Addititional Information: “Should I keep my child home from school today?”

Symptom by symptom, here are guidelines written by Steven Parker, MD, director of the division of behavioral and
developmental pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Parker’s guidelines should help you decide whether your child
should stay home from school:

If your child is running a fever of 99.4 degrees or higher, keep your child at home. While at home,
encourage your child to drink plenty of liquids. Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours
(without medicine) before returning to school.

Mild Cough/Runny Nose
If there's no fever, and the child feels fairly good, school is fine.

Bad Cough/Cold Symptoms
Children with bad coughs need to stay home, and possibly see a doctor. It could be a severe cold or possibly bronchitis, flu,
or pneumonia. But when the cough improves, and the child is feeling better, then it's back to school. Don't wait for the cough
to disappear entirely -- that could take a week or longer!

Diarrhea or Vomiting
Keep your child home until the illness is over, and for 24 hours after the last episode (without medicine).

Sore Throat
A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other
symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Keep your child home from school, and contact a
doctor. Your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat. He or she can return to school 24 hours after
antibiotic treatment begins.
The child needs to see a doctor.
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Keep the child home until a doctor has given the OK to return to school. Pink eye is highly contagious and most cases are
caused by a virus, which will not respond to an antibiotic. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be
able to determine if this is the case.
Children with a skin rash should see a doctor, as this could be one of several infectious diseases. One possibility is
impetigo, a bacterial skin infection that is very contagious and requires antibiotic treatment. Also, fifth disease is a
contagious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes; it's no longer contagious by the time rash appears.

                                                  STUDENT COUNCIL

        *Our pumpkin contest will run from October 22 – October 26. Pumpkins should be
brought in on * The Pumpkin Contest begins Monday, October 22 and runs through Friday,
October 26th. Make sure pumpkins are picked up on Friday, Oct 26th. Please follow all
        * Friday, October is Pink Day. Students should wear Pink and send in a donation for The
Hillard Massage Center.
        *In November we will continue to help the Livonia Goodfellows with their canned food drive. PLEASE
help us surpass last year’s total of 1,200 cans. Start collecting your cans NOW! Times are tough for many in
our community, and we know every little bit helps. More information to come.
                                  *On Friday, October 19, the Randolph community raised
                                  $328.00 for the Michigan Humane Society. Michigan State
                                  fans brought in $89.00 and U of M fans brought in $239.00.
                                  I'm excited we were able to predict the winner of the game! I
am very happy that this was a successful fun day.
Thank you, Mrs. Marlowe

                                     ELVS – EARLY LITERACY
                                     VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM
                      Attention: Moms, Dads, Grandparents, High School students, Friends &
               Neighbors…anyone who wants a fabulous opportunity to help a child succeed in reading!

             Volunteering for ELVS is a great opportunity to spend time with some wonderful kids who will
             love your attention! We need volunteers for an hour once a week to sit and read with up to 4
students (or more if you are available.) You will volunteer the same day & time each week, so a routine can be
established with your students and their teacher. If you have limited availability, I can usually find a match for
you! The program should start by late October/early November and runs through the end of the school year.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Jenny Correia at or call 734-464-5920.

                                     PENNIES FOR SEEDLINGS
Our second graders are working together to reach an important goal. We are participating in Youth Making a
Difference collecting pennies to support the organization Seedlings. Seedlings is a nonprofit group dedicated to
increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, low cost children’s literature in Braille.
                      We began our campaign September 24 and it runs through December 20th.
                      A representative from Seedlings will then come to Randolph and give a presentation about
                      Seedlings to our students. We will present the donation at that time.
                              Remember, this is a YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE PROJECT for
                      second and third grades. Please help us reach our goal. We would like to surpass last
                      year’s donation which was around $300.00. How creative can your child be? Come up
with creative ways to collect pennies.

      Have your student turn in their pennies to their teacher. Thank you very much for your support.
                                       Second & Third Grade Teachers
                       GOING TRICK OR TREATING?

Check out these tips from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

  Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

  Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

  Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

  Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house
  to house.

  Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

  Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

  Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

  Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

  Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

  Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

  Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept
  rides from strangers.

  Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
                              VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
                          MOTOR MOMS /DADS /GRANDPARENTS

This program allows students in kindergarten and first grade to further develop their large motor skills, which is
 linked to increased success in the classroom. Sessions are approximately 1-hour long. The time commitment
depends on your availability. Anyone can help - moms, dads, grandparents. There is a short training provided.
                              If you want to volunteer or need further information,
                  please contact Vicki Terpak at or (734) 464-4499.

                                 EARN MORE BOX TOPS AT MEIJER!

                From now until November 3, buy any 5 or more participating Betty Crocker baking,
                Hamburger Helper, Progresso Soups, or Old El Paso products at area Meijer stores and get 20
                Bonus Box Tops! That's 25 Box Tops!! Purchases must be made in a single transaction. Limit
                one coupon per transaction. Coupon prints at the register. Send the coupon to school for

Participating products: Betty Crocker Helpers, Supreme Brownie Mix, Brownie Mix, Cookie Mix, Warm
Delights, Warm Delights Minis, Shake-n-Pour Dessert Mixes, Reese's Puffs Muffin Mix, Cocoa Puffs Muffin
Mix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Muffin Mix, Smart Size Pizza Crust Mix, SuperMoist Cake Mix, Bisquick
Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix, Fan da-Middles, Rich & Creamy Frosting, Whipped Frosting, Cake Mix
(Angel Food White, Angel Food Confetti), Gluten Free (Brownie Mix, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Devil's
Food Cake Mix), Fiber One Muffin Mix, Complete Pancake Mix, Bisquick Gluten Free, Original Bisquick,
Heart Smart, Gold Medal Flour, Zip-Pak Flour, Progresso Traditional Soup, Vegetable Classics, Rich & Hearty
Soup, Light Soup, Old El Paso Dinner Kits, Shells (10ct, 12ct, 18ct), Stand 'N Stuff Taco Shells (10ct, 15ct),
Seasoning Mixes, Refried Beans, Tortilla Stuffers.

                                  BOX TOPS CONTEST UPDATE
                                    - JUST ONE WEEK LEFT!!
        After three weeks of the classroom contest, Randolph has raised over $800 in Box Tops! Mrs.
McDonald's class is currently in the lead, with Mrs. Hillard's class and Mrs. Korovesis' class trailing closely
behind! All classrooms still have a chance to earn one of two prizes for collecting the most Box Tops! Below
are the top five classrooms:
                        1) McDonald - $143.60
                        2) Hillard - $126.50
                        3) Korovesis - $121.70
                        4) Yuhasz - $70.90

                       5) Watts - $67.30
Send to school the last of your unexpired Box Tops coupons by Friday, October 26 to be included in the
contest. Good luck!!
                                         RANDOLPH REVIEW
        The Randolph Review will be published bi-weekly. If you have information to submit, it must be
submitted the Thursday prior to publication by 3:45pm in the Randolph Review mailbox located in the main
office or by 9:00pm via email. Please use "Randolph Review" as the subject in all email submissions to Laura
Calleja at
                                            GFS FUN FUNDS

                   Fun Funds is free! It is a unique, year-round program where schools or organizations can
                   earn quarterly rebate dollars. This FREE program is based on the collective purchases of all
                   members that sign up and show their card when shopping at GFS Marketplace. Over 1,000
                   items in the stores are labeled for the Fun Funds program. Based on the quarterly purchases
                   of the cardholders, our school earns up to a 10 percent rebate! All other products earn one
                   percent. The more you spend, the more Randolph earns.

Go to the website and follow the easy steps to enroll in the Fun Funds program.
Randolph's Organization Number = 2477360

                                 PTA CHAIRPERSONS NEEDED

      The following PTA sponsored events/programs need a fantastic person like you to chair them! Please
remember that a little bit of your time will go a long way for our students. Thank you!
     ~Reading month~ ~Youth Making a Difference~ ~Reflections~ ~Science Night~ ~Scrip~

                                             PTA MEETINGS

                         Free kid sitting is provided! All meetings begin @ 6:30pm
                       Free Hungry Howie's Pizza for the kids at November's PTA Meeting
                    Wednesday, November 7, 2012                      Wednesday, March 6, 2013
                     Tuesday, December 4, 2012                         Tuesday, April 9, 2013
                     Wednesday, January 9, 2013                         Tuesday, May 7, 2013
                     Tuesday, February 5, 2013

                                     AFTER SCHOOL SCIENCE!

        The After School Science class filled up very quickly. If you are interested in the session on
November 27th, turn in the registration form as soon as you get it. Forms will be going home mid-
November. Thank you for your patience as we get this enrichment program up & running.
        *This program requires a parent volunteer for each session. Please consider helping to
make this program a success! Email Laura Calleja with questions and offers to volunteer at*
                                 FAMILY ROLLER-SKATING NIGHTS
             Riverside Arena - 6:30 to 8:30                    $5 per skater (includes regular skate rental)

             THIS Friday, October 26                  Tuesday, December 11
                  Friday, February 15                 Thursday, April 11

                                          HALLOWEEN FUNNIES
                                                                  Q. What do you get if you cross a skeleton with a
Q. Why can't Dracula    play baseball?                            famous detective?
A. He lost his bat.                                               A. Sherlock Bones!

Q. What do   you read on Halloween?                               Q. What kind of candy won't      a ghost touch?
A. BOO-ks                                                         A. Life Savers.

Q. What do monsters order in fast                                 Q. What kind of streets   do zombies live on?
food restaurants?                                                 A. Dead-ends.
A. French FRIGHTS!
                                                                  Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman and
Q. What do you get when you cross a                               a vampire?
moose and a ghost?                                                A. Frostbite.
A. A cariboo!
                                                                  Q. What kind of dog does     a vampire have?
Q. What do skeletons    say at the front door?                    A. A bloodhound.
A. "Crick or creak!"
                                                                  Q. Why did the skeleton stand in the corner during
Q. What do vampires never      order at a cafe?                   his prom?
A. A STAKE sandwich!                                              A. Because he had no body to dance with!

                                      BREAST CANCER SUPPORT
                                         WEAR PINK 8/26/12
                   This article is being reprinted to remind us all how important support can be!
         A couple of years ago, the Hillard family lost an amazing part of our family to Breast Cancer. Our vivacious
Aunt Charlene was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and fought with all of her strength and prayer to overcome this
debilitating disease.
         When I think of her, all I can hear is her contagious laugh. No matter what she was doing, she would bring fun
with her! I remember playing Rock Band with her at one of her last family functions. I have never laughed so hard as
that day watching her play the drums, not very well.
         While she was undergoing her chemotherapy treatments at Bixby Hospital in Adrian, MI, she wanted to bring joy
to the other Cancer patients. She had the idea to start a Massage Therapy Clinic in the Hospital for anyone to go and have
a free massage while they endured something so horrible. She took an experience that can be so miserable and turned it
into something pleasurable.
         She spent her final days spreading her joy and happiness to anyone who needed it. The Hillard Massage Therapy
Clinic is still operating today, without the help of our Aunt Charlene, but because of donations. On October 26th, the
          students at Randolph Elementary School will be showing our support by wearing pink. The Third Grade will be
           in the lobby taking donations from 9:00-3:30. For every five dollar donation, you will receive a raffle ticket to
            win a great prize!
            Yours in Pink & Thank you,
                           Mrs. Hillard and Family
                                          DINING TO DONATE
       Our first Dining to Donate will be held on Tuesday, November 13th from 5pm-9pm at
Leo's Coney Island in Plymouth! Please join us for a delicious dinner and family time with
our FREE face painter and balloon artist. 10% of all sales will go back to the Randolph PTA
and dinner is available for dine in or carry out. There is no coupon necessary to get the 10%
back. Can't wait to see you there!

                                VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FOR
                           THE RANDOLPH PUBLISHING CENTER

Attention Parents!
Want to volunteer but don't have a lot of time?
Need flexibility?
                            Do you want to volunteer on your own set schedule at home?

                            This is the perfect way to support the students and teachers at Randolph! The
                            Publishing Center is a wonderful student service where the children can have a
                            book or poem "published", and then have the opportunity to illustrate their work.

                            We need don't have to be an expert! We will provide all the details and
                            paper to you. You just have to have Word on your PC at home and a printer. We
                            will sporadically send you books or poems to be typed and printed. You will have
                            several days to complete them and return them to school.

                             If you are interested in helping out with this great program, please email Jenny
Ronayne at We also need volunteers to come in and assist with binding books.
There is no set schedule for this right now - we can work with your availability!

                                          UPCOMING EVENTS

                                                                Randolph Holiday Shop
                                                                 December 3, 5, & 7.
                                                              We will need volunteers to help set
                                                               up the shop and work with the
                                                                  students during the day.
                                                                 Contact Andrea Pensari at
                             AAAARGH! COME JOIN THE PTA CREW!

We are continuing our 2012/2013 PTA membership drive. We would like to congratulate our raffle winner, the
Reeves family. They received a $50 Shell gas gift card that was raffled off September 28 at our Fun Run. The
classroom contests continue, reaching for the our first goal of 75% PTA membership by November 16 in
order to earn a class Pirate Popcorn Party. Here is how the classes are stacking up so far:

                        1.   Korovesis - 54%       7. Hillard - 36%
                        2.   Watts - 50%           8. Smith - 32%
                        3.   Obenour - 43%         9. Blossom - 29%
                        4.   LeMieux - 41%         10. McDonald - 26%
                        5.   Bruestle - 39%        11. Strickland - 24%
                        6.   Marlowe - 38%         12. Yuhasz - 20%

       Classroom progress towards our membership goals can be tracked on the bulletin board by the front
doors. Check out all our teachers decked out in their pirate finery!
       Haven't joined yet? Joining is easy! Simply fill out the attached membership form and send it to school
with your student. Ahoy, Maties!

                 Randolph PTA Membership 2012/2013
                 STUDENT LAST NAME

Parent/Guardian Name(s) ____________________________________________________

Address _________________________________               City __________________________

Telephone ________________________             E-mail_______________________________

Student Name _____________________             Grade/Teacher________________________

Student Name _____________________             Grade/Teacher________________________

Student Name _____________________             Grade/Teacher________________________

_____ $7 Individual Membership                        _____ $13 Family Membership

Please make checks payable to “Randolph PTA”

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