December 5

Happy Grams

Attention Snow School Students, Parents and Staff:

Happy Grams are coming to a classroom near you!  Send a message of friendship, appreciation or fun to your friends, teachers or your child.  They will be sold in the school lobby, December 8th – December 12th from 3:35 to 3:45.  The cost is $1.00 a message.  A special surprise will be included with the message.  Please make sure you know the name and the teacher of the person you are sending it to.  Deliveries will be on Wednesday, December 17th.  Please support our PBIS fundraiser.


PBIS Committee


November 10

Title 1 Parent meeting

Dr. Groover will be holding the annual Title I Parent Meeting each night of conferences and will go into more detail about interpreting the NWEA reports, along with how to help your student’s success in school.  The sessions will be held as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 13 3:45-4:15

Wednesday, Nov. 19 4:30-5:00

Thursday, Nov. 20 5:30-6:00

NWEA Assessment Scores

Parents will get their student’s scores from the recent NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) at Parent/Teacher conference.  The testing results are reported in RITs (Rauch Unit) on the report and in grade equivalent scores on the report card.  A RIT score is an estimation of a student’s instructional level and also measures student progress or growth in school.  We expect RIT scores to increase over time.  Parents and guardians should become comfortable with the understanding that individuals will grow at different rates.  Our goal is for teachers to use the data to differentiate and adjust instruction so that all students grow at levels appropriate for each individual.  If you have questions, please contact your student’s classroom teacher or Dr. Groover.

November 10

Reading Principal

Principal Challenge flyer

Dr. Groover!

 Our Principal has cleared her calendar to share her love for reading on Friday, November 14

She will be in our school lobby wearing her pajamas and reading all day long, as part of the Read Your Heart Out Principal Challenge. The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program has challenged all principals to read from bell to bell to celebrate National Young Readers Week (November 10-14). This is an annual event co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.  One lucky elementary school principal will win 101 copies of the ninth book in the Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul .  Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid books, will personally autograph one of the books for the winning principal who read their heart out.


 Bring in a jar of PEANUT BUTTER (24oz. or less) to join Dr. Groover in wearing PAJAMAS during this fun celebration of reading! All proceeds will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack-Dearborn.

PICTURE RETAKES are also scheduled for this Friday morning. If the kids needing retakes want to participate, they will be able to change into their pajamas right after their pictures are taken!

November 7

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls Dinner:  Monday, November 24, 2014

Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn

4:00-6:30 pm

Receive a beautiful handmade bowl for each donation of $5 or more.  Enjoy “a simple meal of soup and bread to fight hunger.”  Snow School will not have bowls at the event, but we appreciate your attendance at this annual event.  The proceeds from this dinner will go to Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack.  A Tin Can Raffle is available at the event.  The Empty Bowls Dinner is sponsored by the Dearborn Art Department and Park Place Banquet Hall.


October 28

PBIS Celebration

Dear Snow Families,

We will celebrate our next PBIS party on Monday, November 3rd.  Students must have earned 14 or more green days in the month of October to attend.  If your child is attending, he/she may bring a board game from home to play.  Please do not send electronics.  We will allow electronics at a future PBIS party.  Keep up the GREAT job boys and girls!

Thank you for your cooperation,

Snow Teachers and Staff


October 24

Cipriano Memorial Run

On Saturday October 18th, twenty-six fourth and fifth grade students from Snow Elementary tied on their running shoes and headed to Ford Field in Dearborn to  participate in the third annual Robert Cipriano Cross-Country Meet.  One hundred twenty-three fourth grade girls made up 12 teams from dearborn elementary schools.  Snow’s fourth grade girls that qualified for the race and their finishing times are: Camden Ackers 9:38.7 minutes finished 28 th for her age group.  Malak Alkirsh finished 38th with a time of 10:09.1.  Mia Debiasi finished in 43rd place with a time of   10.16.1.  Helen Hetrick time of 10:56.5 earned her 63rd place.  Yareli Garza finished in 76th with a time of 11:23.5. Avalon Moreau finished in 103rd place with a time of 12:15.2.  Their combined effort earned them 8th place overall out of twelve teams.

It was a fourth grade boy however that had the best time for the school with 7:09.1. that honor went to Khalid Mohamed. He finished third in his age group.   Another fourth grader,  Joshua Lyon,finished with the third fastest time for Snow Elementary finishing 13th overall for his age group with a time of  7:42.4.  18th place went to Cortez Goodlow with a time of 7:55.1.  71rst in his age group was Jonathan Watt with a time of 9:13.9.  Blake Bradham rounded out the fourth grade team with a finish time of 11:03.6 earning him a 141 place out of 168 fourth grade boys.  The team finished fourth out of 16 teams.

Seven 5th grade girls qualified including Mya Hammood who took 5th place for her age group with a time of 7:59.4. Their 8th place finish out of 12 teams was aided by 62nd place Hana Humaisan 10:19.1; 80th Rylee Pulice 10:57.6; 88th Oliva Dobos 11:08.6; 93rd Clara Kanclerz 11:16.7; 97th Jazzlyn Villarreal; and 98th place Analicia Mendez.  One hundred 128 girls ran for the fifth grade age group.

The fifth grade boys finished 12th out of seventeen teams.  A total of 155 boys ran for this age bracket.  Connor Shene finished 24th for his age group with a time of 7:37.3.  This time earned him the second fastest time for a Snow Elementary student.  Seven other fifth grade boys also qualified and ran for the fifth grade team.  Their place and time finishes are as follows:  53rd Ali Jammoul 8:21.7; 71 Mohammed Hamed 8:51.8; 80th Christian Rapley 8:51.8; 90th Jacob Nelson 9:15.5; 109th Wayne Taiman 9:43.5; 118th Frank Jarrell 10:03.2; and 139th Hassan Saab with a time of 11;30.3.

We are very proud of all of the Snow students who qualified and participated in the 3rd  Annual Robert Cipriano Cross-Country Meet.

See all of the results

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October 15

Parents Please Read

If you have already registered to be a member of the Snow School PTA, thank you!  If you haven’t done so yet, please pick up a registration form either in the office or from the Snow PTA bulletin board near the lobby.  Send in your completed registration form, along with payment ($6.00 per person), in with your child or drop it off in the main office.  Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Media Center.  Attending the meetings allows you to see what new and exciting things are happening in our school and can help you discover ways you can help make our school even better. Not able to attend a meeting?  Follow the Snow PTA on Facebook, as well as on this blog, to see what events are coming up and what you can do to help out.  All levels of involvement are needed.  Whether you are able to chair an event, volunteer an occasional hour or two, or send in goodies to a bake sale, we welcome you!

Have questions?

Contact Cathy DeBiasi:

Snow School PTA