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Roose Elementary School
25310 Masch
Warren, Michigan 48091
Phone: 586.510.2700
Fax: 586.510.2709
School Hours:  8:35 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Roose Elementary is a Michigan Emerald School

Dr. Shannon McBrady, Principal
Mrs. Annette Pearcy, Secretary
Mrs. Ronnie Gatchell, Clerk

August 2015

Dear Roose Family,

Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year!  We made a lot of academic improvements last year--increasing our scores in both reading and math.  Last year, the teachers all taught reading using the Reader’s Workshop model and every math unit ended with a grade-level common assessment.  This year, we will continue the reading and math initiatives as well as implement a school-wide writing curriculum using the Writer’s Workshop model.  We continue to use the latest research in best practice so that we can reach all students.

As you can see from the new district mission and our new Roose motto, we continue to make a collective effort in making sure each child finds success.  We will “roll out” the Effort motto this year; I’m sure you will hear about it from your student.

I am thrilled to welcome three new staff members.  Mrs. Dori Babcock is our (official) Roose counselor.  Mrs. Babcock was our substitute counselor for half of the year last year.  Please also welcome Ms. Jillian Kaltz.  We are excited that she is our new 5th grade teacher.  Coming to us as a 2nd grade teacher, please join us in welcoming Ms. Heather Scheurer.

September’s character education trait is integrity – to act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong.  Please use this word at home as we place a strong focus on the concept at school.  We will be teaching school-wide and classroom expectations using the idea of acting according to a sense of what’s right in order to create a school family.

While a school family is integral in operating a school, creating a relationship with our parents is very important to us as well.  I encourage you to take an active role in your child’s schooling.  There are many ways to join the Roose family: join the PTC, volunteer in a classroom, attend the math competition, help out at field day, be a member of the 5th grade parent group, or chaperone a field trip.

Below are a few important up-coming dates:

  • 2015-16 School Year New Times:   The first bell will ring at 8:30 a.m.  The final bell will ring at 8:35 a.m.  Students must be in the classroom by that time.  Dismissal time will be 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on Early Release days.)
  • Class lists will be posted on the front windows of Roose after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015.
  • District Picnic, held at Central Office & CLHS, is Monday, August 24th at 5:00 p.m.  Join us for a social picnic to meet staff members and have fun with the community.
  • Kindergarten Curriculum Night is September 1st at 6:30 p.m.  Please come to meet your child’s teacher and learn about the curriculum & classroom expectations.  This is a parent only event.
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL is Tuesday, September 8th with a dismissal time of 11:40 a.m.  Kindergarten parents are asked to attend the ½ day with their student.
  • Grades 1-5 Curriculum Night is Tuesday, September 8th.  First and second grades will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Third through fifth grades will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are November 10th & 12th.  Please sign up for Fall Conferences at your child’s Curriculum Night.

On a personal note, one of my little ones will be attending Kindergarten this year.  I have always felt (even as a teacher) a sense of renewal and rejuvenation at the beginning of each school year.  I certainly have those same feelings.  But, my heart is slightly heavy knowing that my son is now a “big boy”.  Please know that we will, and do, take extra care of your child.  As parents and educators, we do understand that you trust us with YOUR little one.

Enjoy those last few days of summer because school is just around the corner.  We have a great year planned for your student.  I look forward to seeing you on September 8th at Curriculum Night.


Shannon McBrady, EdD

Our Vision

Roose Elementary School staff will help students reach their fullest potential as responsible members of a diverse society.

Our Mission

  •  Prepare students to be college and career ready through quality instruction.
  • Differentiate to meet the needs of all learning styles and abilities.
  • Hold high expectations for all members of the community.
  • Provide opportunities for cultural awareness.
  • Promote respectful, responsible, and safe behaviors.

Roose Annual Education Report

Please click on the folder below to view complete report.