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Haigh Elementary, Dearborn Public Schools

Meet the fourth grade team

Hello Parents,

The fourth grade teachers will be available to answer more specific questions on Wednesday morning , September 20, from 8:00 until 8:30. We will be in Mrs. Izbicki’s classroom. We will go over the fourth grade curriculum and discuss how we do the class rotations.

If you were not able to attend Open House and would like to meet everyone this is another opportunity to do that.


A couple reminders:

Movie Night is coming up in October. If you would like to

order hot dogs, pop and chips for this family event please

bring in your order by Next Friday. Everyone is welcome to

come to movie night- It is FREE. However, food is not.

Mr. Short will be grilling the halal hot dogs so place your

orders early!


Also, only a couple students have not turned in a

permission slip for our field trip to the Oakwood

Nature Center. This trip is next Wednesday, 9/27.

If you would like to join us there is still room on

the bus…but all adults must pay the ten dollars as well.



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I LOVED seeing new and old friends tonight at our Open House!

Greetings to All-

Thank you for coming to tonight’s open house. It was so much fun to see  you and your family.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend-


a. cronin

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Open House Tonight! 6:00-7:30! See you there!

Greetings Parents,

I hope we have a chance to meet tonight.

Tonight parents will be able to sign up for a November conference time.

Also I would love to have a few parents sign up as room parents. Room parents help throughout the year with classroom parties, projects and special events.

Students will be able to escort you around the building. As most of you know this is a great opportunity to meet all the teachers, see classrooms, meet our principal, Mr. Short and enjoy the company of other parents from our neighborhood. PTA officers will also be here to answer questions and encourage your support. PTA will provide refreshments in the cafeteria later in the evening.


I hope to see you there!


April Cronin

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Fourth Grade Field Trip-a few photographs from last year’s fabulous trip!

Greetings Parents and Students!

All fourth grade students brought home a permission slip for our first field trip. My class will join Mrs.Izbicki’s class on Wednesday, September 27 for a full day of adventure and fun. The fourth grades have been on this trip for the last four years. We LOVE it! We will have about a 20 minute drive to the Oakwwod Nature Center near Flat Rock. The Nature Center includes outdoor trails and a large  building filled with exhibits and an eating area that looks out onto the river. Our program introduces students to the travels of French explorers who traveled this area by canoe to trade with the native Americans. The voyageur canoe seats about 20. All canoers wear life vests and each canoe trip includes six adults. The current is slow and the water is about waist deep. Students get to canoe about a half mile down the river and hear our tour guide explain why the French explored  this area. The program continues on shore with more hands on activities to help us better understand these explorers. We will eat our lunch at the center and be able to walk the trails during part of the day. We would love for parents to join us on this special field trip. Please email or phone with any specific questions or concerns.  Also, enjoy these photographs from last year’s trip.


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Greetings Parents and Students!

We had a very happy day! The students were smiling, sharing, laughing, talking, writing and exploring their new room. I was happy too!  The opportunity to meet and get to know a group of young, curious learners is always rewarding.

Also, many thanks for all the class supplies. I really appreciate your generosity.

We will start rotating classes next week. All fourth graders will need a supply box/pouch and five composition books. Each subject area requires a composition notebook. Students will take their supplies and notebook to Mrs.Izbicki for MATH and Mrs. Greco for SCIENCE. Students will also need a composition notebook for SOCIAL STUDIES, READING AND WRITING (those subjects will be taught by me).

Please stop by, call or email ( with any questions or concerns.


I am including a picture of my first first year at Haigh School. These are first graders in the picture. These first graders are now starting High School. My oh my, how time flies…


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Welcome to 4th Grade!

Greetings new students and parents!

Mr. Short sent out an email earlier today to let everyone know the name of their new teacher.

I sure am looking forward to meeting all the new fourth graders and their parents next Tuesday. We will have a half day of school on Tuesday. All students will be dismissed at 11:45. Students will be bringing home information from the office, the school’s PTA and from me. We will have a full day on Wednesday. Special area classes like Art, Music, Gym and Technolgy will start on Thursday. I will send home a special schedule the following week. Please look in your student’s planner for up to date information in regards to special classes or special events. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. See you Tuesday!


April Cronin

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Fourth Grade, Room 4, Ms. Cronin-looking forward to meeting YOU!

Greetings to All!

Many teachers have been working in their classrooms this week getting ready for the new school year.

It’s always a lot of work-creating a space for learners-a place where all students can develop into independent learners-a classroom that is relevant to students’ needs and interests-active learners need a space that develops these skills and teachers who support, encourage, and enjoy the students in their classrooms. I am really looking forward to meeting all of you and working together to create a wonderful and productive fourth grade year.


April Cronin

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Welcome to FOURTH GRADE!

Welcome 4th grade Parents and Students!


We are hoping you’ve had a wonderful summer.  We are looking forward to a great, new year. We want to share with you some important information that will help make 4th grade successful for your child.


This new school year, the three 4th grade classes will be switching for Math, Science, and Social Studies. As a result of this, we feel it would be beneficial that each student had a pencil case/supply box, or something that will make it easy for them to carry supplies from room to room.


The supply list  that came home at the end of last year in the Report Card envelope is the suggested list of supplies.


We look forward to meeting you and your child on Tuesday, September 5th for our first half day of school together!  If you have any questions before the school year begins, please feel free to email any of us.


See you soon!


Ms. Cronin, Mrs. Greco, and Mrs. Izbicki

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…seeing my students happy. We had an interesting day. We started by helping Mr. Short set up for the fifth grade promotion. We then had an all school “clap off” for the fifth grade. Afterwards we helped clean up after the promotion-but were rewarded with cookies. Then we said our final goodbyes to each other.

Many thanks for the wonderful gifts, messages, cards and hugs. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer.

Signing off for 2016-2017 fourth grade school year-peace!

april cronin

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Beach Ball Photos from Mrs. Batha!

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