The Timberwolf Times - March 17, 2023 


Congratulations to our Archery Team! Last weekend they placed third, with Scarlett Rich earning a first place medal in the elementary girls division.  Good luck tomorrow at the State Competition!   


Meet Our Fifth-Grade Survivors

We are excited to have three of our fifth-grade students selected as Fifth Grade Survivors as part of the Senior Survivor program.  From our school, Kennedy Irwin will be supporting Team Funk Master Flore, and Kinsley Forsythe and Liam Patterson-Crum will be supporting Team Mac on Track. Over the next month, these students will be working to raise money for their team and Senior Survivor. This year, Senior Survivor is raising money to help place a Highlander Hownd therapy dog in each Howell school building and create a fund to help cover the costs associated with the care of these therapy dogs. To learn more about Senior Survivor, please visit


Academia Bilingüe at Three Fires Elementary Application Deadline

The deadline to submit an application for the district's new dual language immersion program, Academia Bilingüe at Three Fires Elementary, is next Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. For the 2023-2024 school year, the program will consist of one kindergarten and one first-grade classroom. A dual language immersion program sets all students on a path to being future-ready. In the program, students will learn to think, read, write, and communicate in two languages. To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to complete an application, please visit



Yearbooks are $5 this year and can be paid by going to Three Fires Elementary - Yearbook Order.  Orders are due April 10th.  There will not be any extra available beyond those that are ordered. Payments made by cash or check (payable to Three Fires) must be turned in to your child’s teacher by April 10th.  Please use the order envelope that was sent home last week.    


2023-2024 Placement Consideration Form

The Howell elementary schools have a process that allows parents to provide the school information about their child that will assist in the placement of the child through the use of a Placement Consideration Form. The form asks that you describe the educational setting (academics, behavioral and physical) that you would like to have for your child without naming a particular teacher. It is important to be as detailed as possible stating the type of classroom environment that would most benefit your child. Example: structured, relaxed, hands-on, challenging, quiet, teacher-directed, etc. Please note: When a specific teacher name is included on the form, the form will not be accepted or considered. Click here to access the form. Forms will be accepted through Friday, April 14th.  


Three Fires Talent Show Permission Slip 

Does your child have talent?  If so, encourage your child to bring it to the tryouts to vie for a spot in the Three Fires Talent Showcase which will be held on Wednesday, April 26.  Tryouts are for grades 3-5 only.  Each group or solo must have an adult present during tryouts.  We value all of our students, but due to time constraints, we will be selecting just a few to showcase their talent. The permission slip below must be turned into your child’s teacher by Monday, April 10. The Talent Show will take place on Monday, May 22.  Click here to access and print the talent show permission slip.   


Got Art Exhibit 

Got Art is an annual art exhibit of county-wide student artwork.  The elementary show begins on March 14 and runs through March 19. Got Art is open to the public and free of charge from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday.  The artwork will be on display at The Opera House in downtown Howell.  Congratulations to the following Three Fires students for having their artwork on display for this show:  Maddox Allen, Kinleigh Bonfiglio, Ruthie Borashko, Lilith Butzin, Hudson Callender, Adalina Forsythe, Audrey Gerkin, Brooklyn Halbert, Natalie Holmstedt, Noah Maheras, Runestone Mitchell, Kora Olari, Ellie Rasmussen, Savannah Rich, Riley Roth, James Seiter, Hayden Sheill, Madison Shun, Vincent Tafuri, and Eloise Wilk.  


Counselor’s Corner: Jeanie Nemeth

When our normal daily schedules and routines are changed and interrupted by a break from school, things can get a little chaotic at home. We might see some feelings and behaviors that leave us baffled. Here are a couple tips and reminders for making the most of this time together:

  • Stick to a schedule. While the routine of waking up, getting ready and going to school may not be the same, it’s still a good idea to keep some sort of a schedule during the time off. The consistency and predictability of meals and activities can alleviate anxiety for kids that have grown accustomed to structure.
  • Make a point to have fun. You don’t have to go to Disney World to make memories. Rising travel costs can add undue stress and a financial burden anyway. Check out some of the local staycation deals in your area and take advantage of fun day trips.
  • Hang out with your neighbors, friends, and family. In light of everything going on in the world, kids are more desperate than ever for relationships and connections. Arrange playdates for your kids with their friends (click here for some tips). Fly in an out-of-town cousin that your kids don’t get to see very often - it is an easy way to create a special experience without spending too much money.
  • Take time for yourself. Take turns with your spouse or significant other during the evening hours when you’re both at home. Have a special “Dad’s Night” with the kids, while mom has a night out with the girls. Or have a fun “Mom’s Night,” while dad heads to catch the NCAA Final Four game with the boys. You could even take turns watching your family friend’s kids one night so they can return the favor and both families get a parents’ night out!

Just some thoughts - the most important thing is to just engage and enjoy your family.


PTO Updates 

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 5th at 6 PM in the Media Center.  


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Posted by tormanes On 20 March, 2023 at 9:53 AM