March 13

Reading Contest

Myon Reading Contest for March is Reading Month! Prizes!

We have created a MyOn Reading Contest measuring how many minutes students read in the month of March. I set the goal of 350 mins. thinking 20 mins. per day for most of March. Kids can start anytime just by reading on MyOn at school or at home at Dr. Groover will be giving prizes for the top reader in each grade (measured by number of minutes

reading on MyOn). Please encourage everyone to log on and keep reading!
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Student Log In:
school name: type in Snow (then choose from list)
username: student number
password: birthdate (MMDDYYYY)
Please feel free to ask questions and encourage students to reach their 350 minute goal for the month of March!
Thank you,
Janine Wilcox
Dearborn Public Schools
Snow Elementary School (W/TH) ext. 76256
March 13

VIP Luncheon

February’s VIP Luncheon

Was a big success.  The students who were chosen to attend were treated to pizza, pop and a sweet treat.  They sat at a special decorated table worthy of this honor.  The following children were chosen as exemplary students in the lunch room. 

Marcus Williams, Parker Wieckowski, Debora Stanciu, Braylon Orsette, Jessica Nelson, Emaleigh Mather,  Abdullah Mansoob, Blake Kurczewski, Luke Jordan, Ahmad Jammoul, Jacob Hurttgam, Lorenzo Garza, and Silvia Bauman-Buttolo

March 13

Pennies for Pasta

STAND would like to thank EVERYONE that participated in the Pennies for Pasta Campaign at Snow School.  We raised $1514.12 for the Leukemia Foundation!  Your help and support are sincerely appreciated.  The list of classes earning over one hundred dollars is listed.  Our BIG winner was the first grade class of Ms. Fakhoury!  Way to go.  Thanks!  S.T.A.N.D.

Shene $113.63

Bartolomei  $126.19

Cummins  $136.07

Kearney  $153.48

Chase  $166.96

Sabellico  $189.30

Fakhoury  $295.12  (The BIG winner!)

March 9

Security System Activated

Our door security system will be activated on Thursday of this week.  Door 10 (back lobby door) will be unlocked from 8:15-8:45 AM and then 3:35-8:30 PM.   Kids club before school program should enter through the preschool doors. 

March 2

Litercy Night

Family Literacy Night

* Save the Date *

Monday, March 23, 2014

5:00-6:00 p.m.

 Dear Families,

 You are invited to family literacy night!  Children can choose from many activities such as: Story Telling, HeadBandz Game, Readers Theater, Make and Take Book, Bookmarks, and Site Word Bingo!  Prizes will be awarded!  There will also be a parent information presentation. Hope you can make it!

 -Snow Elementary Staff

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!