January 27


Sorry for any confusion, but we pushing back the start date for running club to Mon., Feb. 6.
Running club is back again this year! We will have a parent informational meeting on Mon., Feb. 6, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. in the gym. It should last around 20 to 30 minutes. We’ll have info on running club, the Martian Marathon (in April) and a form for parents to sign allowing their students to join running club.
Running Club will meet on Mondays, in the gym, starting at 3:45 p.m. We will end around 4:20 p.m. and give the kids a snack while they wait for parents to pick up.
Any questions, please contact Anne-Marie Paddock:
313-585-6821 or paddock.annemarie72@gmail.com

January 25

T-shirt Unity for Science Day on Thursday

We are all Snow Science Leaders! Let’s celebrate our success by wearing our “Snow Leaders” shirts to school tomorrow to school and in the evening for Family Science Night. If you do not have a Snow Leaders shirt, there are some available for purchase in the office for $5. Students may also choose to wear any Snow Apparel that they own or the color blue.

Thank you!

The Snow Science Committee

January 19

Parent University

The district is offering FREE parent workshops at 10 locations.

The next one is Friday, January 20, 2017 from 9-10am.

Parents are invited to bring their infants and toddlers to these sessions for hands-on learning.
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January 19

Applying to STEM – 5th graders

Dearborn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – Middle School

All information will be on our website: http://stem.dearbornschools.org/ Click on “applying to STEM” and all the information is there.  Documents will be available on January 30.

Applications for the school Year 2017-2018 will be submitted online by clicking the link “apply online”.

All applications must be submitted by March 17, 2017.

All students on a wait list must re-apply from year to year.

Selection Process: Apply before the deadline!

  • Students apply online between January and March 17.
  • Application includes applicant response to a writing prompt; click here to complete prompt. Prompt will be scored on a three point rubric; view rubric.
  • A short teacher recommendation survey (will be sent to your teacher(s) upon completion of application).


Applicants will be notified whether or not they are accepted by mail no later than May of 2017.

If you have questions, please contact us at 313-827-1904 after January 30.

January 11

News from the Principal

Happy New Year!

It is with very mixed emotions that I am sharing this news with you.  On Monday night, the Superintendent and Board of Education selected me for the position of K-12 Coordinator for Curriculum and Professional Development for Dearborn Public Schools.  It is a position that I actively sought and that I am very excited to obtain but I have loved being the principal of Snow for the last 6 and a half years.  This has been my home and I will miss all of you!

The interim principal will be Mrs. Amal Alcodray.  Mrs. Alcodray is married and the mother of 4.  She was born and raised in Dearborn and is a graduate of Dearborn Public Schools.  She attended the University of Michigan and Wayne State University for her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Mrs. Alcodray has worked in the district for 14 years and has teaching experience at the elementary and middle school levels and counseling and administration at the high school level.  Most recently, she has been working as an administrator at Fordson High School and in Human Resources.

The position is effective February 1, 2017 and I will be transitioning with Mrs. Alcodray over the first couple of weeks in February.  You will have an opportunity to meet her soon.

Thank you for allowing me to lead the Snow School community.  Snow School is the best and I look forward to hearing about the many successes of Snow students for years to come.


Ross C. Groover, Ed.D.


January 9

Family Science Night

Dear Snow Families,

We are very excited to bring to Snow Elementary School our 4th Annual Family Science Night!  It will take place on Thursday, January 26th 6:00-7:30 p.m.  The evening will begin in the gym with a “Wacky Science” presentation by Scheer Magic Productions.  This will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp, so please plan accordingly.  After the assembly, you and your family will have time to walk around the school to see the wonderful science projects that the students have accomplished.   We invite you to celebrate our success and support your student’s science skill development.


The Science Fair Committee & Snow PTA

December 21

Trees Needed!

Hello, Snow School Community!!!   Our Lobby will soon become a “Wolf Den”.  Students will be making trees, rocks, etc., to enhance our space. We are looking for any artificial trees that might get thrown out after the holidays. Any tree- big, small, tiny, medium, fat, skinny, etc., is eligible. Please let us know if you have one or if someone you know does. Ms. Zechar can pick them up or you can drop them off at school. Questions? Please email Ms. Zechar at zecharj@dearbornschools.org or call school, 313-827-6250, and she will get back to you.   Spread the word.   Tons of thanks!!

December 21

Calling all shovelers!

Let it snow!!!

As part of the Snow Elementary Leader In Me Program, we are asking you, our fabulous students, to reach out in our community to help others.  If you’d like to be a part of the Snow Shoveling Club, simply volunteer to shovel a neighbor’s, relative’s or your very own driveway and sidewalk.  Please be sure to have a parent with you and get permission of the community member before shoveling.  You are giving back to the community, so please offer to do this free of cost.

Each time you shovel someone’s snow, color a square on the chart sent home.  Once you have helped 5 members in the community, please return the chart to Mrs. Grizzell for acknowledgement of your leadership and kindness.

Thank you!

December 20

Late Start tomorrow!

Just a reminder – tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 21 is a late start day.  The first bell rings at 9:35 AM, at which time all students are expected to be lined up in the gym ready for the Pledge of Allegience. The tardy bell rings at 9:40 AM on late start days.

Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria at 9:10 and gym line up begins at 9:20. Enjoy the extra hour and we’ll see you tomorrow!