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If you would like to help out some of our Schalm families for the Holiday Season we are accepting gift cards from Target, Meijer, or Walmart.  Please bring them to the office by Dec. 9 so we have time to distribute (or shop) for our Schalm families in need.

Schalm's PTO will have a holiday shop for students on Dec 6 and Dec 7.  Students will be able to visit the holiday shop with their class during the school day.  Classes have assigned times, so you could email the teacher if you need to know exactly when they are scheduled to go.  The Holiday Shop will stay open until 4:00 if students need to come back to school for more shopping time.

The Schalm Junior Optimists are holding a canned food drive to help local families.  Please send in your non-persishable foods to help out.

Report cards will be sent home with students on Monday, Dec. 12.  

Parent-Teacher conferences are the evening of December 14 and the afternoon and evening of Dec. 15.  Please contact your child's teacher if you do not have a time set up yet.

Dec. 15 will be a half-day of school for students.  11:25 dismissal.

Tuesday, Dec 20 will be a half-day of school.  It is the start of the Holiday Break.  Students will return to school January 3.

Did you know that a banker from DMCU ( Clawson Community Credit Union) comes to accept deposits from students every Thursday morning.  It's a great way to get your children in the habit of saving money.  We have forms in the office if you would like to open an account.


Turn Markers into Energy!

All around Schalm Elementary students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded.  The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel.  This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!

 Please help support our efforts by sending  your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house.  The Drop-off box will be located near or in the Library for your child to deposit markers.!

With the help of parents like you and schools across the country the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year!!!!


Just a reminder, if you do not pick your students up in a timely manner, they will be sent to latchkey and you will have to pay a fee.  If you have a one time emergency, please call the office and let us know and we will see if we can help you.  The office number is 248-655-4949.

If you are a low income family and need a backpack for your student please contact us  and we will  help you will a backpack and maybe some school supplies.  248-655-4949

Please remind your students to dress appropriately for school

Girls tops should have a shoulder strap AT LEAST three (adult) fingers wide - no spaghetti straps are allowed at school.

 Shorts should be AT LEAST finger tip length when your hands are hanging at your sides.

Dresses should also be AT LEAST finger tip length - girls may want to wear shorts under their dresses for when they play on the playground. 

 NO hats are to be worn in school.

 NO flip flops -  shoes or sandals should have back straps.

Please have your students dress for the weather.  They may go outside for recess everyday.

If your child has been ill with vomiting, fever or diarrhea please make sure to keep them home at least 24 hours after the last the they were sick, or 24 hours- fever free (without medication)

Dietary Needs

If your child has special dietary needs for school lunches, please go to the food service link on the left side of the Schalm page and fill out the special diet request form for the food service director.

If you are able to volunteer for PTO activities you can sign up using VolunteerSpot 

  • Review the activities listed and choose the one(s) you like
  • Sign up!  It's easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
  • If you prefee not to use your email address, please email schalmshark99@gmail.com to sign up manually

Read 20 Minutes every day

Students should be reading 20 minutes every night.  Check below to see what a difference it makes!!


Schalm PTO

The ASKPTO website is www.schalmpto.com  Check it out, it is awesome!!