October 12th

Dear Parents,

Please remember tomorrow is a half day.  The students will be dismissed at 11:45.  Thank you

PTA Reflections Contest:  Let’s make this OUR Year!!!!

Every year the National PTA Council sponsors a contest for students.  They say, “PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 Theme: Within Reach.

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.”

The Art Department participates from Snow, but in the past there have been few to zero participants in most categories.  This year we are hoping students will catch the bug and find a category they are interested in AND create something they will submit.

Each classroom has a handout on the specifics for the categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.  The information is also posted by the Art Room and in the Lobby.

Please encourage your children to find something of interest and be creative.  If you have questions please see or email Mrs. Reagan Davis, Snow Reflections Chairperson, davis.reagan@gmail.com , or Ms. Jo Anne Zechar, zecharj@dearbornschools.org.

ALL entries are due to Ms. Zechar by the end of the day, Tuesday, November 21!!!!

October 9th

Dear Snow Families,

Snow School is launching a Read at Home Plan.  With our new Book Room, every Snow student will go home with “Good Fit” Books daily! “Good fit” books are books that are not too hard and not too easy.  The expectation is that students improve their reading skills and develop a love for reading.

 

Snow School Read at Home Plan

 

  • Reading Book Bags will go home daily with “Good Fit” Books
  • Students must read daily:
  • Grades (K-1) 15+ minutes daily
  • Grades (2-5) 30+ minutes daily
  • Reading Logs- Signed daily by parents and   checked by teachers.
  • MobyMax (Students can login through CLEVER on Dearborn Schools home page.  Please contact Mrs. Bush bushm@dearbornschools.org for assistance if needed.

 

 

October 2nd

Dear Snow Families,

Snow School is launching a Read at Home Plan.  With our new Book Room, every Snow student will go home with “Good Fit” Books daily! “Good fit” books are books that are not too hard and not too easy.  The expectation is that students improve their reading skills and develop a love for reading.

 

Snow School Read at Home Plan

 

  • Reading Book Bags will go home daily with “Good Fit” Books
  • Students must read daily:
  • Grades (K-1) 15+ minutes daily
  • Grades (2-5) 30+ minutes daily
  • Reading Logs- Signed daily by parents and   checked by teachers.
  • MobyMax (Students can login through CLEVER on Dearborn Schools home page.  Please contact Mrs. Bush bushm@dearbornschools.org for assistance if needed.

 

 

Information about Field Day, June 9th

Hello, Snow School Community!!!!

Field Day 2017 is Friday, June 9.  We still have room available for volunteers if you have some time to help out.  The link to Sign Up Genius is http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4bacad22a7f94-snow1

Kindergarten through second grade, and MOCI students, will enjoy the morning games, 9 am-11 am.  Third through fifth grade students will have an afternoon Field Day, 1 pm-3 pm.  Everyone will have their normal lunch time.

Field Day t-shirts are due in Thursday– close!!, due to the new computerized printing system at the company we used.  If you ordered a shirt and it doesn’t come home Thursday, students will get them Friday morning and can change into them at school.  If shirts weren’t ordered students can wear any Snow Spirit Wear or any school appropriate shirt.

 We are asking everyone to bring a water bottle, names on them please, which can be refilled at our rest station.  Students are welcome to bring a snack and fruit will be available at the water/rest station.

Questions? Please email or call Mr. Moyer, moyerm@dearbornschools.org, or Ms. Zechar, zecharj@dearbornschools.org. Keep positive thoughts for great weather!

Week of May 29th

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend.  We had a busy week this week.  Today was the 5th grade Mall.  Our class made molded crayons and sold them to other students in our School.  Our 5th graders had a great time being producers.

5th grade parents if you have not done so, please send in your child’s baby picture and current picture to be posted on our 5th grade memory wall.  Thank you

Have a great weekend.

Week of May 15th

Sunny and warm weather is here! As part of Snow Elementary Leader In Me Program, we are asking you, our fabulous students, to reach out in our community to help others.  If you’d like to be a part of the May Plant-Up Club, simply volunteer to help plant-up a neighbor’s, relative’s or your very own yard.  “Plant-up” could include helping plant flowers, vegetables, or preparing garden beds for future flowers and veggies.  Please be sure to have a parent with you and get permission of the community member before planting up.  You are giving back to the community, so please offer to do this free of cost.

 

Each time you help “plant-up” someone’s yard, write the date and color a square on the chart given to you by your classroom teacher. Once you have helped 5 times in the community, please return this chart to Ms. Krawczyk, Mrs. Bush or Mrs. Grizzell for acknowledgement of your leadership and kindness.

A special thank you to all students who have helped so far: Aasim M., Farah F., Zoe D., Hasan, Kayla J., Ahmad J., Molly S., Ryan R. and Ahmad A.

Week of May 1st

I would like to thank all my parents and our PTA  for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week.  You all made it very special and I truly appreciate all the great gifts and goodies.  Thank you.

This is a reminder, Monday, May the 8th we are going to the Detroit Zoo.  Admission is free do to our friends from Annapolis High School who worked so hard all school year  to raise money for this field trip.  Please watch the weather report for Monday and dress your child accordingly.  Your child will also need a sack lunch.

Have a great and safe weekend.

 

Week of April 24th

It has been another wonderful week.  The students love learning about wants and needs.  We have been talking about how we earn money to buy the things we need or want.  I hope they have been discussing this at home with you.  I want to thank my 5th grade parents for a great tour of Stout Middle School.  I know you child will have a wonderful experience during their middle school years as they did for elementary school.   Don’t forget the School Carnival will be May the 19th.  Hope to see all of you there.  Also next week is our field trip to Life Town and Leon’s for lunch.  We are going Tuesday, May 2nd.   Have a safe and great weekend.

Week of April 10th

Everyone returned to school rested and ready to work from a wonderful Spring Break.  As we are winding down the school year please make sure your child gets plenty of rest because Mi-ACCESS testing will begin next week.  Have a wonderful long weekend and see everyone on Monday.

Week of March 27th

What a busy month.  The field trips were a lot of fun and everyone showed great manners.  I was so proud of them.  I also want to thank the parents who volunteered their time to help with our field trip to the DIA.

Please remember to have your child practice their reading over our Spring Break.  I will be contacting our 5th grade parents to set up our visit to Stout Middle School and then we will be setting up dates for our transition IEPs from Elementary School to the Middle School.

Have a restful Spring Break.  When we return we will be starting our State Assessment MI-ACCESS.  Please make sure your child gets to bed early so they can do their best.

Thank you again for allowing us to work with a great group of students.

Mrs. Dumke