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5 Things You Should Know Today - Feb. 7, 2012

Farmington School Board meets tonight, with a full agenda.

5 Things You Should Know Today - Feb. 7, 2012

There's a small chance this might just be a wintry kind of day. And here are a few other things you should know:

1. The weather

There's a 20 percent chance we'll see snow showers today before 1 p.m., and the National Weather Service predicts a high around 34. Tonight will be cloudy with a low around 20. 

2. meets tonight

Officials have a full agenda that includes updates on the upper elementary (5/6) buildings and a new program that emphasizes STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, and approval of bus purchases, among other items. The full agenda is attached to this post.

3.

launches this series of workshops tonight at 7 p.m. Presented by Cathy Clough, director of New Hope Center for Grief Support, each session begins with a talk about one aspect of grief, followed by small group participation led by trained facilitators. There's no charge; to register call 248-661-9191.

4. Look ahead:

mayor Barry Brickner, mayor Tom Buck and FarmingtonSchools Supt. Sue Zurvalec will be the keynote speakers at this Wednesday morning event at the in Farmington Hills. The breakfast event starts at 7:30 a.m.; cost is $25. RSVP to  amanda@­gfachamber.­com or call 248-919-6917. 

5. Look ahead: Count Day

Farmington Public Schools students are especially encouraged to be in school on Wednesday, the day that schools across Michigan tally up how many students are in attendance. The number is passed on to the State of Michigan and affects how many per pupil dollars the district receives. 

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