March 23

Snow Elementary Literacy Night: Monday, March 26th, 2018

Dear Snow Families and Students,

For your consideration, please attend next week’s Literacy Night at Snow Elementary School on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 4:15 p.m. till 5:10 p.m.  Please ‘click‘ on the flyer below for more information and location(s) of the activities taking place.

Thank you in advance for your support!  We look forward to seeing you there!

March 20

March is Reading Month at Snow Elementary School = Guests Galore!

Dearborn Council President Dabaja came by Snow Elementary to read to our students! 🙂

Dearborn Mayor John O’ Reilly, Jr. came in to read to our 1st grade students.

Principal Oke of Stout Middle School came by to not only read to our 5th grade Snow students, but also speak about transitioning from Snow Elementary School to Stout Middle School.  He took the time to answer students’ questions and give great advice to our curious minds on middle school classes as well as middle school athletics!

 

Honorable Dearborn Heights District Court Judge David Turfe came to read, but also impart wisdom to Ms. Alsaad’s 2nd grade students!

Board Trustee Mr. Jim Thorpe also came by to read to our students.  He was very entertaining and showed us all his great sense of humor, along with his ability to take a goofy pic with students as they ‘dab.’ 🙂

Former Snow Elementary Principal Dr. Ross Groover also came by to read and catch up with familiar faces! 🙂

Dr. Youssef Mosallam, Executive Director of the Edsel Ford Feeder Collaboration read to students and encouraged our students to always think.  Growing up, his favorite things to read were comic books; specifically Batman comic books! 

Mr. Pete Kotsogiannis, Assistant Principal at Edsel Ford High School came in last week Friday, March 16th, 2018 to read with our 3rd grade students!

 

Mr. David Mustonen, Director of Communications for the Dearborn Public Schools also came by to read to our 1st grade students.  He was soooo much fun!

Taekwondoe Master Hameed Dakroub visited Ms. Al-saad’s second (2nd) grade class to read to students, too.  Currently, he is ranked in 2nd place nationally.

Please view and listen to the book “He’s Been A Monster All Day” read by Mrs. Maysam Alie-Bazzi – Executive Director of Staff & Students Services for Dearborn Public Schools:

**Stay Tuned for more Guest Readers at Snow Elementary School this Month!

March 20

Upcoming Snow Elementary Parent Meeting

Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s),

Our school team of teachers, coaches, and administrators will be hosting a parent meeting for parents of children in grades K-2nd grade from 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. as well as 3rd-5th grade from 3:00 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.  We encourage you to attend! 🙂

Topics that will be covered are as follows:

  • Information regarding M-STEP Testing.
  • Discuss how to help your child become a stronger reader.
  • Parental Activities.
  • Resources available outside of school.

Today, your child(ren) will receive a R.S.V.P invite that we ask you to complete.  This way, we know how many parents to expect for each meeting, respectively.  Please complete it and return to your child(ren)’s teacher no later than Monday, March 26, 2018.  It also found at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oqxRCGP-zG64VUhAi_lBg-slXV5yf4p7Pq2aU9OfSIw/edit

Yours in Education,

Mrs. Amal Alcodray – Principal, Snow Elementary School

 

 

March 18

Week in Review

Monday, March 19: Carry your favorite poem in your pocket (RM)

Tuesday, March 20: Guest Reader: Dr. Mosallam, 1 pm, TBD
Tell someone about your favorite book (RM)
LIM Lighthouse Meeting, Art Room, 7:45
Special Area Teacher M-Step Meeting, Office, 8:40
LIM Reward: NO special Area schedule
Please follow the schedule below. Students attending the Rethink Program should meet in the art room.

Tuesday, March 20:

9-945: Kindergarten

950-1035: 1st grade

1040-1125: 2nd grade

12-1245: 5th grade

1250-135: 3rd grade

140-225: 4th grade

230-3: MOCI

Chess Club, 3:45-4:30, cafeteria

Wednesday, March 21: Read in the dark with a flashlight (RM)
PTA Cookie Dough Pick Up, 3-6 pm, cafeteria
NO Art Club

Thursday, March 22: Guest Reader: Foyid Mockbill, 9, TBD
Read song lyrics today (RM)
Lockdown Drill, 1:30
Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7 pm
Kindergarten Round Up, 6-7 pm

Friday, March 23: Breakfast:
Keep your favorite joke in your pocket to share (RM)
Stout meets with 5th grade, 9:30-10:30

March 9

STEM School for current 5th grade students!

STEM MIDDLE SCHOOL
DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Admissions Criteria for 2018-2019
STEM Applications are currently open to any Dearborn resident. We sent out letters to the top 100 students in our current 5th grade Elementary school, although, any student is eligible to apply.

There are a few spots available for 7th and 8th grade.

Please use this google form to apply if you did NOT receive a letter in the mail:

https://goo.gl/forms/RASz2lwEJfftKLKp1

Please use this google form if you are from out-of-district:

https://goo.gl/forms/9P9l8MlyPlyRGFS72

The criteria for admissions are based on M-STEP and NWEA scores. M-STEP scores must be proficient in ELA and Math in 4th grade with Advanced Proficient being the highest scores.

NWEA scores are identified as being one year above the expected grade level. This is determined by NWEA.

The scores are then sorted by each assessment to identify the top 60 students for incoming 6th grade.
Minimum NWEA Winter scores to be considered per grade level for 2018-2019 school year are:
6th grade: Reading 222, Math 231
7th grade: Reading 225, Math 235
8th grade: Reading 228, Math 239
-Dr. Winfred Green & Mr. Oussama Baydoun

March 9

Week in Review

LIM Lessons: Habit 6- Synergize

Monday, March 12: Bring in your favorite book (Reading Month)
Staff Meeting, 3:45-5:15, Science Lab

Tuesday, March 13: Buddy Day- Buddy with another class and read together (Reading Month)
Guest Reader- Laurie Doner, 2:30, Kindergarten
Guest Reader- Laurie Doner, 2:55, Grizzell and Open
Chess Club, 3:45-4:30, cafeteria

Wednesday, March 14: Late Start, 9:35
Albert Einstein’s Birthday- read about him or read about science (Reading Month)
Guest Reader- Mayor O’Reilly, 9:30, 1st grade
Guest Reader- Amanda Saab, 11 (maybe 11:15)- 2nd grade and Open
Art Club, 3:40-4:30, art room

Thursday, March 15: Read to someone younger than you (Reading Month)
Guest Reader- Greg Oke, 9 am, 5th grade
Guest Reader- Jim Thorpe, 2:30, 4th grade
Chess Club, 3:45-4:30

Friday, March 16: Stuffed Animal Day- bring in a stuffed animal to read to (Reading Month)
Breakfast- Jamy and Ernie
Guest Reader- Scott Casebolt, 1 pm, 3rd grade
Guest Reader- Nikki Stetz, 2:30, 2nd grade
St. Pat’s Greens and Taters Lunch