Mr. T. Podlewski, Principal
16400 Carter Road
Woodhaven, MI 48183 

Grades K-5 - 9:07 AM - 3:55 PM
AM Start Bell - 9:07 AM
Noon Bell (1/2 day) - 12:10 PM
PM Release Bell - 3:55 PM

Notices and Announcements

Links to Learning
Activities during
School Closure
Supplemental Learning Activities
Supplemental Learning Activities
- Letter from Superintendent Mark Greathead

WBSD COVID-19 Informational Website
 Important Messages from Supt. Greathead
Regarding COVID-19
Superintendent Mark Greathead addresses COVID-19:
Letter dated 3-4-2020

Letter dated 3-11-2020
Letter dated 3-13-2020
Letter dated 3-23-2020
Letter dated 3-30-2020
4-2-2020 Letter from Superintendent RE: Governor's Executive Order
 Messages from
Mr. Podlewski

If you either didn't receive a ThinkStretch workbook for your Gator or if you received the wrong grade level workbook (the book should be for the grade that your Gator will be entering in the fall) please let me know and/or enter your child's information here. We will try to get the correct workbooks mailed out as soon as possible.

I already miss my Gators! I really miss reading stories to them during "March is Reading Month." As a result, I would like to read the classic story, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum to my Gators on Wednesday evenings. Starting Wed., March 18, at 8:00 PM, I will go live on the Yake Elementary PTO Facebook page to read two chapters from the story. I will save the video on the Facebook page each week so that your Gator(s) can watch it whenever they would like to.  The story will last about 11 weeks. I would encourage you to wait until the story is completed before watching "The Wizard of Oz" as a family. You will then be able to have some nice compare and contrast discussions to have with your Gator(s).

I'm excited to be sharing one of my favorite books, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with my Gators at 8:00 PM each Wednesday evening.

Mr. Crane is starting up a Facebook page for Gym at Home!  His page is called Yake PE Gators 

Letter regarding school closure dated 3-13-2020 from your Principal
 Food Services
March 17-April 3, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, April 3, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District will provide food service meals (breakfast and lunch) to ALL students in the District, 18 years of age and under, free of charge. 
Letter from Superintendent regarding these services
Meal Distribution Routes
Yake Food Distribution Map
Newsletter icon  Gator News - March 2020

Gator Vision News
 Gator Bites icon 2020-21 Teacher Requests - Please read the policy below carefully and note that families only receive one teacher request during their child's tenure at Yake Elementary School. Please also note that teacher requests must be sent to by Friday, May 8, 2020.
2020-21 Teacher Request Policy
2020-21 Teacher Request Form

Dress Code and Attendance Guidelines
 Parent Dashboard The online Parent Dashboard was developed by the MDE in collaboration with the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) to advance the State Board of Education’s vision of an easy-to-use dashboard filled with meaningful school-level data that offers a more balanced picture of school quality.

The Parent Dashboard launched January 9, 2018 after months of extensive input by parents and educators. It can be accessed on any computer or mobile device - MI School Data Parent Dashboard.

Yake Parent Dashboard Presentation
 Help Needed Please sign-up online if you are able to help:
- Organize items for 2020 Santa Secret Shop
Renaissance Home Connect
Parents can now access Renaissance Home Connect.  Through this link, parents can access STAR reports for reading and math and Accelerated Reader reports. Visit Renaissance Home Connect, click "I'm a Parent," then click "Request Parent Access." You will be prompted to fill out a form and Mr. Heacox will set up your accounts.
Paper Retriever
Recycling Bin

We now have a Paper Retriever recycling bin located near the bus loop by our garbage bin.
Not only is this a wonderful environmental stewardship program, we also earn money for the paper that is collected, and the more recyclable paper donated by the community, the more funds we can raise.
When dropping off your paper, please do your best to avoid bus loop pick-up and drop-off time.
Paper Retriever Recycling Bin Information Flier
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Don't miss any of the latest from the Yake WATCH D.O.G.S.(Dads of Great Students)

LIKE Watch D.O.G.S. at Yake Elementary on Facebook...
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 Order Your Yake Gator Wear Yake Gator Wear

Order your Gator Wear Online
 Calendar icon 2019-20 Yake Calendar (dates subject to change)
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The Yake PTO meets the second Tuesday of each month - 6:00 PM in our media center

LIKE Yake PTO on Facebook...

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Save the Date image  Mon., February 15, 2021 - Yake Family Day at Kalahari - You can make reservations now - Reserve Online
 Introducing NIXLE -
Emergency Alerting and
Notification System
The WBSD has moved to the Nixle emergency notification system to share timely emergency information. Just text WBSD to 888777 to register, it's that easy.
Information regarding Nixle with letter from Superintendent Greathead
 PBS Rewards  Learn about our PBS Rewards Days - how our Gators can earn Golden Gator Bucks and how they spend them. 
 Twitter icon Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates on our school's various events and activities...@YakeGators
Sign Up Genius icon  If you wish to volunteer your help with any Yake event, please click on the Sign Up icon to the left to see the available list up upcoming events/activities we need help with...and thank you!
Wall-E icon
Meet Wall-E, Yake's Reading Therapy Dog
Think Central icon
Think Central - Math Expressions Student Tutorial

5th grade students - access this site to find assignments, games and a digital copy of their textbook.

Box Tops icon
Don't forget to save your General Mills Box Tops for Yake School.
Thurs., January 2, 2020 - Yake Family Day at Kalahari - You can make reservations between now and December 2 if you are interested in attending. Our families report having a lot of fun at this event every year.
Thurs., January 2, 2020 - Yake Family Day at Kalahari - You can make reservations between now and December 2 if you are interested in attending. Our families report having a lot of fun at this event every year.
Thurs., January 2, 2020 - Yake Family Day at Kalahari - You can make reservations between now and December 2 if you are interested in attending. Our families report having a lot of fun at this event every year.

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