Defer Elementary School

15425 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

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Mrs. Karen Sullivan, Principal
 Mrs. Ann Lightbody, Secretary
                      Ms. Laura Hanna, Office Clerk                         
Office (313) 432-4000   Kids Club(313) 432-4009

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  • Defer Student Art Show

    The Defer Art Show will take place on May 24th during the PTO Spring Social from 6 - 8 p.m. Over 600 pieces of art will be on display! ALL students will have work exhibited. Students will be able to take their portfolio and 3D work home with them the night of the art show. Volunteers are still needed for set up and clean up. If you would like to help out please email Mrs. Makowski: or sign up online:

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  • Volunteer Sign Up For for Field Day May 27

    Parents, Aunts/Uncles, College Sisters/Brothers, and Grandparents: We are planning the Annual Field Day for all our students at Defer. The day will include about 30 different activities and will therefore require lots of “FRIEND POWER”!

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  • Love a Michigan Vet Project

    The 4th grade is sponsoring a community project for Love a Michigan Vet. The goal is to collect items that can be kept here in the states for homeless vets who are moving into homes as well as items that will be packaged up and sent overseas.

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  • Defer is a Michigan Evergreen School!

    Congratulations to the Defer students and community. Defer has attained the highest recognition for their work around energy saving and environmental concerns.

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  • GPPS Green Team Plastic Recycling Fundraiser

    The Grosse Pointe Public School System is participating in a district-wide fundraiser with Local Motion Green at the Ecology Center to place plastic recycling bins on each ball field and school property.

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  • Artsonia is our online art gallery.

    Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Every child can have an online art gallery and preserve their masterpieces for all time!

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