From the Principal

GVSU Renewal Visit

May 2018,

May is finally here!  The staff and students are loving the warmer temperatures and outdoor recess!  This is such a busy time of year.  Please continue to check our website (, our Facebook page, Remind App and classroom newsletters for upcoming events!

  • 5th and 8th grade finished M-Step during the month of April. Grades 3,4,6 and 7 will be taking M-Step sometime in May.  ALL students will continue to take the NWEA MAP test through May 24th.  Students are doing a great job of taking their time and trying their best. Please check with your child’s teacher to see specific dates of testing.  Please make sure your child is well rested and is present at school as much as possible.
  • Our next open house for new enrollments for Fall 2018 will be on Wednesday, May 23rd from 3-5pm. Spread the word about Arbor Academy!
  • A friendly reminder – Please do not turn left out of Arbor during pick up or drop off. This slows down traffic flow and presents dangerous situations. There is no smoking on school grounds. Please make sure the language used on school grounds or the music being played within vehicles is school appropriate. STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS and DO NOT PARK IN THE FIRE LANE or IN THE DRIVEWAYS. Please park in a designated parking spot.  If you park in the fire lane, you may be asked to move. Thank you for helping enforce these rules.
  • Attention Moms – Muffins for Mom will be on Friday, May 11th. Moms or grandmothers, please join us for muffins and juice! This event will start at 7:40am in both buildings.
  • Attention Dads – Donuts for Dad will be on Friday, June 8th at 7:40am. Please join us for donuts and juice in both buildings.
  • Enrolling for next school year – Spaces are filling quickly! If you know someone who plans to bring their child to Arbor, have them get their applications in soon! Our enrollment for the next school year is increasing and space is limited!

What’s Happening

  • May1st-24th –  NWEA/M-STEP Testing
  • May 4th  –  Jump Rope for Heart
  • May 11th  –  Girls On The Run 5k
  • May 11th  –  Muffins for Mom
  • May 23rd   –  Open House 3-5pm
  • May 28th  –  No School-Memorial Day
  • TBA  –  Talent Show
  • June 8th –  Donuts for Dad
  • June 8th –  Career Day
  • June 9th – Guys on the Go 5k
  • June 13th  – Field Day (Non-uniform day)
  • June 14th –  Last Day of School

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at or by phone at school.

Brandy Resman
Principal, Arbor Academy