The first week of snow with our students has been so much fun. Students are embracing winter and coming prepared for the outdoors. Thank you to all of you for ensuring students have appropriate gear, I know it is not always easy. 

Important Dates:

  • December 9: PTO Coffee and Talk (Details Below)
  • December 14: Student Charity Ball and Game Night (5:30-7:30)
  • December 22: Half Day (Students are released at 11:30)
  • December 25-January 2: No School (Winter Break)

Giving Season Role Out:

Our Giving Season Committee has been selected to work with the Northwest Coalition to End Homelessness. This year’s focus is to supply items for the “New Beginnings Baskets”. The hope is to collect items that are often overlooked and are helpful to those securing places to live. Please see the following list of items we are looking for this year. Along with bringing in items, students will be participating in a coin drive to help fund Northwest Coalition to End Homelessness. 

  •  laundry basket 
  •  shower curtain rings 
  •  shower curtain/liner 
  •  waste basket 
  •  trash bags 
  •  hand soap 
  •  dish brush and soap 
  •  soap – laundry and dryer sheets 
  •  towels – kitchen 
  •  towels – hand 
  •  towels – bath 
  •  towels – washcloth 
  •  cleaner – bathroom 
  •  cleaner – multi-surface disinfectant 
  •  cleaner – window 
  •  paper towels 
  •  toilet paper 
  •  kleenex 
  •  dish drainer/mat 
  •  can opener 
  •  broom with dustpan

Girls’ Basketball:

We are excited to partner again with The Children’s House and The Pathfinder School to offer  6th-8th Girls Basketball. The cost is $100.00 and the season starts after winter break.  Students must be signed up by December 18.  FinalForms

Project Information:

Our PBL Website has been updated with information about our current project. Please click here to learn more about what students are doing in each of their classes: Greenspire PBL Website

Staying Well Through the Holidays:

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has a free online series through the next few weeks for teens, which meets on Saturdays at 2:00 – Staying Well Through the Holidays: An Emotional Health Workshop for Teens. Teens can register at the link below, and the login information will be emailed to them. Also, on this same site, there are several links to short videos about mindfulness techniques, healthy eating, and grounding exercises. Staying Well through the Holidays

PTO Coffee & Talk:

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Holiday Assistance:

Holiday Assistance is available through the Salvation Army. Complete the application online before December 6th at If you need additional assistance, please reach out to and they may be able to help point you to more resources in the area. 

OK 2 Say Presentation:

Our school will be hosting a presentation on OK2SAY – Michigan’s student safety program for students during Community Connections on December 8th. T

he program is designed to inform students how they can help make their school and community safer by reporting dangerous and concerning behaviors to a trusted adult or OK2SAY.  

If you would prefer your student opt out of the presentation, please sign the attached form and turn it into the office no later than December 6th: OK 2 Say Opt Out Form

Literature Update:

In Lit this quarter students are going to be learning about the events of September 11th, 2001 and the impacts they had on our country. They will be reading a book called “Towers Falling” by Jewel Parker Rhodes about a girl who is also learning about the events in her class. If you have questions about the content of the lessons, please contact Claire Alexander.

Emily Feaster

Head of School