The Timberwolf Times - February 3, 2023 


  • Our archery team took 2nd place at the Howell Bullseye Blowout Tournament last weekend!  Medalists included Scarlett Rich (2nd Place) and Shelby Vogan (4th Place).
  • Last Monday evening, close to 30 parents and staff came together to decorate our school.  The decorations were for our One School, One Book event that began on Wednesday!  Special thanks to all of the parents and staff who worked late into the night to create the detailed decorations.  

Bus Drivers Wanted: Earn Up to a $5,000 Sign-on Bonus

Howell Public Schools is still in need of additional bus drivers. During February, the district is offering a sign-on bonus of up to $5,000 for fully trained certified bus drivers, up to $3,000 for fully trained licensed bus drivers taking on substitute runs for at least 20 hours per week, and up to $2000 for individuals who will take part in the paid training program. Please help us spread the word about these limited-time incentives. Individuals interested in applying can do so at


Coffee Chat with Superintendent MacGregor

Superintendent MacGregor will host his next Coffee Chat of the year on Thursday, February 9, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Howell Carnegie District Library. At the chat, Mr. MacGregor will share general district updates and provide an update on the facility assessment the district is currently completing. Coffee Chat is free and open to all district families and community members. To read more about Coffee Chat, please visit


Don’t Delay, Register for Begindergarten and Kindergarten Today!

Begindergarten and kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. If you have an incoming begindergarten or kindergarten student, please visit to enroll them. On Thursday, March 16, from 6–7 p.m., our school will host a Begindergarten and Kindergarten Information Night. At this event, families will learn about the school, meet the principal and begindergarten and kindergarten teachers, and tour the school. 


Half Day on February 10th   

Please remember that there is a half-day of school on Friday, February 10th. Students will be released at 12:05 PM. The half-day bus schedule has been posted online at


Vision/Hearing Screening - Parent Notification 

The Livingston County Health Department provides routine vision and hearing screening to identify children who have vision/hearing problems or might be at risk for vision/hearing problems. Click here for more information on this program.  Vision Screening is scheduled for March 7-10th for grades 1st, 3rd, 5th and our CI Classes. If you do not want your child screened, or if you’d like your child screened and they are not in grades 1st, 3rd or 5th, please contact our main office at 548-6387 by Monday, March 6th. Children who do not pass the initial screening will be rescreened. If a child does not pass the rescreen, a letter will be mailed home recommending the child see an eye doctor for a complete eye examination. If your student wears glasses or contacts, please remind them to wear them on the date of their screening. Hearing Screening is scheduled for March 20-22nd for grades BK, K, 2nd and 4th. Rescreening is scheduled for April 10-12th. If you do not want your child screened, or if you’d like your child screen and they are not in grades BK, K, 2nd or 4th, or if your child has a hearing aid that they cannot remove/replace themselves, please contact our main office at 548-6387 by Friday, March 17th.  Please contact the Health Department at 517-546-9850 and ask for the Hearing & Vision Coordinator if your child has a programmable shunt or any implanted medical device (child should not be screened due to magnets in audiometer headphones) or if you have any questions regarding Hearing Screening.


3rd Quarter Progress Report Card Grades (2nd - 5th Grades) Available in PowerSchool on February 10th     

Our teachers use PowerSchool as their grade book to track your child's academic progress, and the PowerSchool Parent Portal gives you access to this information.  Please take time on the 10th to review your child’s academic progress.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about their 3rd quarter progress report grades.    


Vacancies at Three Fires - Join the Pack!  

We have multiple Special Education Paraprofessional vacancies (29.5 hours per week) at Three Fires.  See link below to view job qualifications, responsibilities, and the application process information.  Please share with whomever may be interested.


5th Grade Human Growth and Development Parent Meeting 

All 5th grade parents are invited to attend a Parent Night on Wednesday, February 8th, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Voyager Elementary School, 1450 Byron Rd.  At this meeting, you will have the opportunity to review the content of the upcoming 5th Grade Human Growth and Development lessons and meet the elementary guidance counselors responsible for teaching these lessons. These lessons will be provided to all 5th-grade students.


Counselor’s Corner: Jeanie Nemeth  

There are so many valuable resources in this community, but finding them can sometimes be a challenge. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out to your school counselor with any needs, big or small; we have relationships and partnerships with a lot of awesome community organizations! This Saturday is our annual Community Connect: a Livingston County Resource Fair connecting people with information, resources, and free services! All are welcome! It’s from 10-1 on Saturday, February 4th at 242 Church (7526 Grand River, Brighton). Call L.E.T.S. Transportation (517.546.6600) if you need a ride (and ask the dispatcher about their app!). Click here for more information. 


National School Counseling Week - Thank you Ms. Nemeth!   

National School Counseling Week is Feb. 6-10, 2023, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. Special thanks to our school counselor, Jeanie Nemeth, for all she does for our students, families, and our staff.  Jeanie continuously lends a listening ear, offers numerous assistance programs throughout the year to many families, and organizes groups and educational programs for our students. 


Spring Book Fair Volunteers Needed   

Volunteers are needed for our Spring Book Fair!  Please consider signing up for a time slot to help our students. Volunteers are needed to help students create book fair wish lists and help students make purchases. We cannot hold this event without your help.  Volunteers must have a criminal history background check on file with the main office.  Please click here to access the sign up sheet.    


Upcoming K, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade Music Programs - Save the Date 

Below are the dates and times for some of our upcoming music programs.  Please email Mrs. Samson at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding these programs.    

Tuesday March 7th

Pressel and White at 6 PM 

Fetner and Swansey at 7 PM 

Tuesday, March 21st

Syrett and Thomas at 6 PM

Greenwald and Hahn at 7 PM 

Tuesday, April 18th   

Johanningsmeier at 6 PM 

Zimlich at 6:45 PM

Tippie at 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 25th  

Watripont at 6 PM 

Paweski at 6:45 PM 


PTO Updates 

  • If you made a Little Caesars Fundraiser purchase, please know that all orders must be picked up at school on Tuesday, February 7th. Orders will be available at the multipurpose room exterior door from 3 - 6 PM. We will need to stop orders from being picked up during the parent pick up times (3:30 - 3:55).   
  • Our next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, March 1st at 6 PM in the Media Center.   
  • Save the Date: PTO will be holding a Spring Fling on Friday, April 28th at 6 PM.  This is one of our after school events with themed basket drawing and various fun activities throughout the school. All students and families are invited to this event.  Don’t forget to save the date!   

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Posted by tormanes On 06 February, 2023 at 9:51 AM