The mission of Lottie M. Schmidt Elementary School Community is to develop personal responsiblity, strong academic skills, social sensitivity, and a sense of well being in each child.
New Baltimore, MI 48047
(586) 725-7590 Fax
Standard Day: 8:36AM—3:32PM
Half Day: 8:36AM—12:06PM
For safety reasons, call in your child's absence BEFORE 9:30AM or as soon as possible. (586) 725-7541.
The absence will be marked unexcused if no parent contact has been made. An answering machine is available to leave a message 24 hours. Excessive absences and tardies are reported to the County Attendance Officer.
Students release salmon raised from eggs into their local watershed
Third graders from Lottie M. Schmidt Elementary School released their classroom's hand raised Chinook
salmon at 4:15 on 4/26/13 on the shore of the Clinton River at Wolcott Mill Park in Ray Township, MI.
Parents and community members were invited to join in the fun! Watch the students as they plant their
smolts into their new natal stream as the culmination of this year's Department of Natural Resources Salmon
in the Classroom Program. This release has added another hands-on component to the Great Lakes,
watershed, and ecosystem lessons learned throughout the school year.
SIC is a yearlong natural resources education program in which teachers receive fertilized salmon eggs from a DNR fish hatchery in the fall, hatch them out, feed and raise the fry through spring, and then release the young salmon into a local river. As a bonus, there's an entire curriculum to guide participants throughout the year.
"Salmon in the Classroom teaches students about everything - from the life history of fish to the importance of the Great Lakes and fishing to Michigan's traditions and way of life," said Natalie Elkins, a DNR education specialist who oversees the program for the department.
"Even better, SIC is a great place-based educational effort that ties right back to the kids' communities. Students get invested in and excited about their local rivers and streams, knowing that the smolts they released will return to the very same spot in two to three years to spawn," said Elkins. "That connection encourages a long-standing appreciation for Michigan's natural resources and ecosystem health." The program has staying power. In Michigan schools for more than a decade, the number of schools participating has grown each year and now boasts 180 schools that will raise salmon through the 2012-13 school year.
To be accepted into Salmon in the Classroom, educators must commit to teaching their students about the Great Lakes ecosystem and fisheries management by raising salmon for almost the entire school year. "It also requires a commitment on the part of the schools to purchase the necessary equipment including a tank, chiller and other supplies," Elkins said.
The cost - about $1,200 - can be a significant hurdle for many schools, but Elkins said there are many generous sportsmen's organizations and private donors willing to support schools with the needed funding. There's also a lot of guidance available. In addition to Elkins, two DNR staffers - Shana Ramsey at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery and Craig Kasmer at Hartwick Pines State Park - co-coordinate SIC and serve as vital fish and tank experts who can answer lots of questions. Visit the Salmon in the Classroom web page to find out more at www.Michigan.gov/sic.
TCF Power Savings account for your kids today
On the first Wednesday of each month TCF Bank will be visiting Lottie Elementary School. Grades 1st through 5th can do their banking at school. Please help your child to remember to bring in their deposit If you have not set up your childs savings account, stop into any TCF location and set one up. No minimum balance required, no monthly service fees, earn interest, free coin counting and a free ATM card.
Empty Printer Cartridges
Our school is still collecting empty printer cartridges. This allows our students and teachers to return empty print cartridges from printers at home to be recycled.
Our school will receive $2.00 for each accepted cartridge. Cartridges that are brought from home can be sealed in a zip lock baggy.
Let's help our environment and recycle them! Bring your cartridges to the main office.
Box Tops for Education
Lottie is still looking for all your Box Tops for Education. They can be found on the top of most General Mills boxes. Please send them in with your student.
With each and every little box top Lottie has been given the chance to purchase items for the school and we would like to say thank you for your support.
"Take A Stand, Lend A Hand, Stop Bullying, NOW"
Lottie M. Schmidt Elementary School has started a new program called:
"Take A Stand, Lend A Hand, Stop Bullying, NOW"
The classes will be held every other Wednesday. Classes started on October 4th for all of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. On October 11th all Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders will start their classes.
Whenever a field trip is scheduled, parental permission must be submitted in writing. A form with the details will be sent home with your child(ren) prior to the event. If the permission slip is not filled out and signed, the child will not be allowed to go on the trip with the group. Please note that the Student Code of Conduct and all school rules are in effect during field trips.
Lost and Found
Each school has a lost and found area. Students should check the lost and found area if they are missing any personal items. Items such as eyeglasses, jewelry, and watches are turned in to the school office. Unclaimed items will be given to charity on a periodic basis.