February 3

PTA Meeting tonight (Thursday)

We are having a PTA meeting this Thursday, February 4 in the Media Center. We have a lot of great things on the agenda. We will be discussing the Science Fair, Scholastic Book Fair, the all new Color Run this spring and the Annual Picnic. Please join us. We hope to see you there!

February 3

Book Bingo this Friday!

Please join us for Book Bingo this Friday, February 5! It’s a Valentine’s Day theme, so make sure to wear red or pink. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $3 for four games of bingo. We’ll have pizza and baked goods to purchase as well. (If possible, please bring small bills to purchase items with). Our special guest caller for the evening will be Ms. Sherlock!. The kids will receive a special treat with their bingo cards (while supplies last), so please make sure to get there on time.
If you are interested in donating baked goods for the bake sale that evening, please drop off your items on the rack set outside the office on Friday.
We hope to see everyone there!
February 3

2015-16 Legal Announcements Now Available

The law requires the Dearborn Public Schools to provide parents or guardians a set of legal announcements containing information on laws pertaining to students and parents. The updated version of these announcements is now available on the district website, www.dearbornschools.org. All parents and guardians are encouraged to take a moment and review the document. If anyone is in need of translation assistance to review the document please contact the Student Services Office at 827-3005

February 3

Attention 5th grade parents – STEM program

Applications for the school Year 2016-2017 will be submitted online this year by clicking the link Stem Application 2016.17; Must be a Dearborn City Resident to Apply.  All applications must be submitted by March 18thSTEM Application 2016.17

Enrollment is limited and based on student interest and test scores. Currently, we will have 60 openings for 6th grade (current 5th graders) and no openings for 7th grade (current 6th graders), and 3 opening for 8th grade (current 7th graders).

8th grade is still in the planning stages and we will have more information sometime in semester 2.

Process: Apply before the deadline! Administration will look at your M-Step and NWEA scores. Depending on number of applicants, a selection will be asked to come to the Dearborn Heights Campus and take the Explore test.  Based on those scores students will be invited to attend the STEM school.

Testing is penciled in for the weeks between April 4 and 22nd.

This is a school of choice and transportation is the families responsibility.

Explore Test information and preparationExplore Info and Prep Click on all about the test and on the right are practice tests.

January 28

Blessings in a Backpack Fundraiser

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is having a spaghetti dinner on February 5th, with 100% of all money raised (ticket sales as well as any donations) to be given to the Blessings in a Backpack program in Dearborn.  A copy of the flyer is attached with full information including the menu and ticket prices.
Please share this information!  We are looking forward to having you come and enjoy a great dinner benefiting a great program.
Blessings_in_a_Backpack_Flyer_
January 27

Changes to the School Breakfast Program.

On Monday, February 1, we are making some changes to our school Breakfast Program.  Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria from 8:15 – 8:30 AM.  From 8:35 – 8:45, students will be able to pick up a breakfast in the cafeteria to be consumed in their classrooms as part of our Breakfast in the Classroom program.

The cost for breakfast is $1.25/day or $.30 for reduced lunch students.  If your child receives free lunch, he/she also receives a free breakfast.

 

 

January 25

Flint Water Drive

Send A Sip… …To Our Friends In Flint! The citizens of Flint face a very serious and long term water crisis. People all across the state and country are stepping up to help and now we can too! ALL THIS WEEK, ALL DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE COLLECTING CASES OF WATER FOR FLINT. THIS IS A DISTRICT WIDE EFFORT BY ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS. On Friday, January 29 a semi-truck, donated by an Oakman parent, will be in the parking lot of Oakman Elementary School from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. The same truck will be in the parking lot of the Administration Building from Noon- 3:00 pm. Depending on the time or location that is more convenient, schools can bring their collected water to either one of the locations to be loaded on the truck. At 3:00 pm the truck will deliver the water to the Friends of Flint Water Drive being held from 10am – 7pm at the Redford Jaycee Hall. The District has committed our support to this event which is being supported by cities and schools in our area.

Water Drive

January 20

Is your child missing anything?

We have two LARGE tables in the lobby, filled with lost & found items.  Drop by and check it out if your child is missing anything.

We will leave it out through next week before we will have to donate the items to charity.

To avoid lost items in the future, please make sure to label your child’s belongs so we can return them to you promptly!