Sunday, March 10, 2013
Dexter families participate in pirate-themed games during a special mother/son event at Cornerstone.
The Cornerstone Parent Teacher Group hosted a swashbuckling event for mothers and sons on Feb. 23. The students enjoyed "walking the plank," swabbing the floor, digging for gold, challenging 'big' pirates, jumping in a bouncy house and, more. The snacks were fit for a pirate and the costumes were amazing. Thank you to the Cornerstone Parent Teacher Group and all of the families and students that attended. Craig McCalla Principal
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Parents can learn about all-day kindergarten and the Young 5's program on Feb. 5 at Cornerstone Elementary School.
Bates and Cornerstone elementary schools in Dexter will host a parents' information night for Young 5's and kindergarten students on Feb. 5. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Elementary, and both schools will be open for tours between 5:50 and 6:20 p.m. This meeting is for parents only. On April 10, registration for the 2012-2013 academic year for kindergarten and Young 5's will take place from noon too 6 p.m. at the Copeland Administration Building. Registration will also be held on April 11 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions about Parent Information Night, call 734-424-4120, or 734-424-4130.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association recognized the Dexter principal for his leadership skills.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Proceeds from the annual fundraiser will benefit teacher grants for classroom technology upgrades and special programs for students.
Get your checkbooks out, the annual Cornerstone Elementary School silent auction is back again this year, with plenty of food, prizes and fun. The auction is one of the Cornerstone Parent-Teacher Group’s largest fundraisers of the year. The free event will run from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the school, and includes a Carribean-themed dinner, games, raffles and the silent auction. "We're looking forward to this year's auction," event chairwoman Ginger Votaw said. "There's a lot of really neat baskets that will see some pretty competitive bidding." The theme of the auction this year is “Cornerstone Cruise." Each classroom contributes a basket full of prizes that spectators can bid on. Votaw said some of this year's items include an Amazon Kindle, a…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Claire Vander Haagen will be collecting donations for the humane society from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Busch's Fresh Food Market in Dexter.
Man's best friend has a new ally in the fight to prevent cruelty to animals. Claire Vander Haagen, 7, of Dexter, is on a mission to save the world, one dog (or cat) at a time. The Cornerstone Elementary School student is organizing a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday outside of Busch's Fresh Food Market to benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor (HSHV). "I love animals," Claire said with a sheepish grin. After watching an ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) commercial seeking financial donations to help abused animals, she decided to go to work, raising money for shelter dogs. "After Claire saw the ASPCA commercial, tears were just streaming down her face and she asked me, 'why are …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Japan's consul general donated $1,000 to the Dexter Relief Fund to help families affected by the March 15 tornado.
Students were all smiles at Cornerstone Elementary School in Dexter on Tuesday as the school district received a special visit from representatives of Japan. Kuninori "Matz" Matsuda, consulate-general of Japan, presented students with a $1,000 check for the Dexter Relief Fund to help victims of the March 15 tornado. Superintendent Mary Marshall said she received notice of the visit earlier this week and informed teachers and students of the presentation. "Last year students at the elementary schools heard about the tsunami that devastated the coast of northern Japan, and they were very concerned for the Japanese children. Students came together to raise money for disaster relief in Japan. Now the Japanese people are helping out Dexter." …