Keeler Elementary

Welcome to Keeler School

Mission Statement

The mission of Keeler Elementary School is to provide purposeful literacy, numeric, sensory-motor, and relationship-building experiences which will enhance the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of young children in order to instill a lifelong love of learning. We recognize the importance of parent involvement in student education and will strive to build a partnership between parents and staff in order to help each child succeed.



WELCOME to a new and exciting year. This year MacGowan Elementary School has moved to a new location. We're now located at the newly renovated Keeler School 17715 Brady, Redford MI 48240 so that renovations can begin on our old building. Despite the name change our staff and their commitment to providing every child the best possible education remains the same.

Keeler March Happenings


Exciting things are happening at Keeler School!


Read all about our planned programs from Principal Kathy Robbins

Stay in touch through remind 101


Keeper Remind 101 QR code

Remind Sign-up Instructions Link

Keeler School Facebook Page

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March 23
Half Day for Students (Dismissal 11:30am) Afternoon and Evening Conferences
Half Day for Students (Dismissal 11:30am) Afternoon and Evening Conferences
Date: Mar 23
Calendar: Macgowan Elementary
March 27 - March 31
District Closed - Spring Break
District Closed - Spring Break
Date: Mar 27 - Mar 31
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April 3
School Resumes
School Resumes
Date: Apr 3
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April 7
District Closed - Good Friday
District Closed - Good Friday
Date: Apr 7
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April 10
District Closed - Easter Monday
District Closed - Easter Monday
Date: Apr 10
Calendar: Macgowan Elementary

Keeler School Vision

The vision of the Keeler community is one where:

  • Students and staff show regard for one another.
  • Students are eager and confident learners.
  • Students have intrinsic motivation to make socially acceptable choices.
  • Students possess the literacy and numeric foundation for future school success.
  • A partnership between home and school exists to maximize student success.

We believe:

  • All children can and should be given every opportunity to learn.
  • Children should be taught using developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Children's individual learning needs should be met through differentiated instruction.
  • A foundation of sensory-motor development is necessary for future school success.
  • Learning should be joyful.
  • Children need clear behavioral limits, expectations, and predictable routines.
  • Children need a safe learning environment.
  • Children need strong connections with adults that care for them in order to be successful.
  • A home/school connection maximizes a child's educational success. 


Regular school attendance is crucial to the development and education of children. There is a negative impact on the students and community when a student does not attend regularly. As a child learns to read and acquire basic math skills it is important that he/she practices these skills daily. Children begin to learn how to socialize with others, follow directions and solve problems creatively at school. If a child does not attend regularly, is frequently tardy, or is picked up before dismissal often some of these skills will not develop properly.

If your child is going to be absent or tardy please call the attendance line at 313-242-3810. If you are going to pick your child up early, please send a note to the teacher so that the office does not have to interrupt the classroom to call your child to the office. We ask that any parent picking up their child after 3:10 wait until the end of the day at their child’s assigned door. The last twenty minutes of school are very hectic and it is difficult to accommodate parents arriving after 3:10.  Thank you so much for your cooperation for helping us improve attendance!

Winter Weather Gear

Please make sure that your child is dressed for the cold weather with a winter coat, hat, scarf, and mittens.  When there is snow send your child with boots and snow pants so that they can play in the snow during recess.  They really enjoy playing in the snow but those without boots and snow pants are limited to the blacktop area during recess when there is snow.  We will go outside for recess unless the temperature or wind chill is below 10 degrees.

Why Children Need to Play Outside  - Even in the Winter Months

Keeping Our Students Healthy


  1. Any child who has a fever of 100 degrees or more should not return to school until 24 hours of normal temperature has passed
  2. Active, heavy coughing with a runny nose and sneezing are symptoms that may need a doctor’s evaluation
  3. Any child who vomits or has diarrhea should not return to school until 24 hours after symptoms have passed

Any child who runs a fever of 100 degrees or more or presents signs of a contagious disease will be sent home from school.  It is the parent’s responsibility to provide transportation and care for the child.  Please keep your emergency phone numbers up to date and provide us with several names and numbers of people who can care for your child if you are unavailable.

Keeler Elementary

17715 Brady
Redford MI 48240

Main Office 313.242.3800
Fax 313.242.3805
Attendance 313.242.3810


Kathleen Robbins
Sherry Wasielewski

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Full Day  8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Half Day 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM


PDF DocumentStudent Code of Conduct

PDF DocumentElementary Handbook

Suggested Kindergarten Supply List

Suggested First Grade Supply List

Calming Corner


Remember you can make a diamond or rub on your brain buttons to calm your body.

You can take a break in a quiet space.

You can always smile or give someone in your house a hug!

GoNoodle Rainbow Breath

GoNoodle Melting

GoNoodle Bee Breath

Bubble Breathing