September 2

Welcome Back Packet 2015-2016

Hi Parents and Friends!

We are very excited for a new school year at Snow. The first day of school for all students is Tuesday, Sept. 8.  The first day of school is a half day of school for all students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, grade 1-5 will have a full day of school.  Kindergarten students will continue to be dismissed at 11:45 though Friday, Sept. 11.  Their first day of school will be Monday, Sept. 14.


The following documents were mailed to each household today.  There is a lot of information in the letter so please take the time to read through it thoroughly.

Class lists will be posted by 4:00 PM on the lobby windows on Friday, Sept. 4.


Welcome Letter 15-16

New traffic patterns at Snow


The following supplies are suggested supply lists only.  We will provide basic school supplies for your student:

Kindergarten Supply list

First Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply list

Fourth Grade Supply List 2014

Fifth Grade Supply List

PTA Letter and Five Below Fundraiser:

PTA Welcome Letter

Enjoy the last days of summer vacation and we’ll see you next week!


Ross C. Groover, Ed.D.


August 21

Kindergarten Schedule for Sept. 8-11 – 11:45 dismissal each day!

August 18, 2015
Dear Parent/Guardian,
Congratulations! Your child is ready to come to kindergarten. We are pleased to welcome your
family to our school, as well as welcoming siblings of our current students.

Dearborn Public Schools is initiating a “Soft Start” program for incoming kindergarten students. The purpose of the Soft Start program is provide shorter days and to introduce your child to his/her kindergarten teacher. This first week transition will allow your child to familiarize him/herself with the school and basic routines. The goal is to ensure that the start of kindergarten is positive, smooth, and successful for all students.

This is an exciting time in the lives of children and families. Our goal for Soft Start is to make the start to school successful for all of our kindergarten students. Thank you for your patience with the part time schedule. This is effective only for the first week of school.

Kindergarten students at Snow will attend school from 8:35 AM – 11:45 AM each day for the first week of school (Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11). Lunch will be provided beginning on Wednesday, August 9 before dismissal each day. Parents are welcome to stay with their child on the first day of school only.

Parents will be asked to sign up for an individual time slot between 1:00 and 3:30 on Wednesday through Friday, September 9-11 for their student to be informally assessed. Students will be assigned to classes by the end of day on Friday, September 11 and the lists will be posted outside the kindergarten classrooms, as well as in the main lobby.

Kindergarten teachers will be assessing all students during scheduled times. Thank you for your partnership and continued support as your child begins school. We love volunteers and encourage you to volunteer – please pick up information in the office or see your child’s teacher for more information.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to seeing you at our kindergarten JumpStart program on August 25 and 26 and/or in September!


Ross C. Groover, Ed.D.

June 10

Summer Learning Opportunites

Summer Learning Opportunities

(Information is also available on the Dearborn Schools website:

Our Media Center will be open all summer!  Please come in for fun activities, computer access and to check out books.  Hours are:

Tuesdays 1:00-4:00

Thursdays 9:00-12:00


What?  MyOn is an online library with over 8000 books for preschool through high school

Go to

School Name: Type in your school

User Name: Type in your student number (available on report card)

Password: Type in your birthdate as mmddyyyy (March 5, 2008 = 03052008)



Online learning in reading, math, science, social studies

Go to www.

School Name: Type in Snow E and be sure to select Dearborn, Michigan

User Name: Type in your student number (available on report card)

Password: Type in your birthdate as mmddyyyy (March 5, 2008 = 03052008)


Keep learning all summer long!  Have a safe and fun summer!

June 1

Last PTA Meeting

The Snow PTA will have its final meeting for this school year on Thursday, June 4th at 6pm in the library. Also, the end of year picnic is Friday, June 5th from 5-8pm. We need donations of pop, water, juice and individual bags of chips.  We are also accepting dessert donations for the picnic. There is always a pot luck style dessert table at the picnic and desserts are free! All donations can be brought to the office. Thank you!!

June 1

We Still Need Help

If you haven’t signed up for the picnic yet, please sign up for a slot to help out!

The picnic runs from 5 to 8 p.m. June 5.  We need LOTS of volunteers to make this big event a success.

Donations needed!
For the picnic itself, we need drinks including cans of soda, juice bags and water bottles; individual bags of chips. Items can be dropped off in the office. There will also be a free dessert table, donations for that can be dropped off in the office.
May 28

Spring Pictures

Important Parent Information Below
Snow Elementary School
School Pictures

If you have already paid for your portraits, thank you!

Your Spring Portraits have shipped!
You should receive your portraits soon.

Select your favorites and pay online!

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is on your portrait package insert.
  3. Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.
May 8

Relay for Life

Field Day and Relay for Life will take place at Snow School on Monday, May 18.  Activities will start around 11 am with an All School Picnic.  After lunch the students will rotate through 17 stations where they will be doing Field Day Activities.  Two of the stations will be walking the perimeter of our school grounds to simulate the walk for Relay for Life.  Please make sure your student is prepared for the day outside!   If you purchased a Field Day shirt for your student, please have them wear it.  If you did not but have Snow Spirit Wear that would be a great alternative. We will be running a fund raiser called Penny Wars to raise money for a donation to the Dearborn Relay for Life.  Please send in pennies to be added to your child’s class donation.  To add to the fun, any paper money or silver coins that are brought in can be put in another class container to reduce their earnings.  For instance- a nickel put in another container subtracts five pennies, a dime would reduce the amount by 10 pennies, and so on.  Penny Wars starts Monday, May 11 and ends after the start of school on Monday, May 18.  We are all looking forward to Field Day, Relay for Life and Penny Wars!  Feel free to stop by and see what is happening!

May 4

Picture Day

Important Picture Day Information

Snow Elementary School

Picture Day is Monday, May 11.

Flyers have been sent home with your child last week. Select your favorite background and return on Picture Day.
Make Picture Day easy with these tips from Lifetouch School Portraits:
• Choose clothing with solid colors or simple patterns.
• Avoid clothing with slogans and logos.
• Long-sleeved shirts are best.