Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.

Sincerely,

Technology Department

Current Event Guidelines

Current Event Guidelines

  • Find a school appropriate article in the newspaper, a magazine or off the Internet.
  • Read and highlight information you would like to tell about it.
  • Write the following on lined paper or type:

Your Name                                                              Your number

Date

Title of the Article

Answer the following in complete sentence using very good handwriting, correct punctuation, capitals and spelling.

Who:

Skip a line

What:

Skip a line

Where:

Skip a line

When:

Skip a line

Why:

Skip a line

How:

DO NOT ANSWER ANY OF THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY AND HOW QUESTIONS WITH: “It didn’t say.” Ask a buddy, an adult or Miss Nellie to help you find the answer.

Opinion Paragraph: Write how you felt about this article and why. Remember to use: an interesting introductory sentence; at least three detailed sentences; and a concluding sentence.

[Miss Nellie thoroughly looks at the Current Event papers for neatness, capitals, spelling and punctuation for doing report cards.]

Miss Nellie’s 2014-15 Suggested Supplies List

Miss Nellie’s Suggested School Supplies 2014-15

1 Plastic Magazine Holder

4 pocket folders -red, yellow, green, and blue, Please no names on the front of the folder.

5 sewn seamed composition books – Please have your child put her/his name on each book as well as the following topic: Journal, LA, Science, Social Studies, and Math.  [If you can find graph composition books for math get that or just get the regular and your child can drawer lines. Composition books can be the ones you used last year, if you still have room in them.]

  • Students are responsible to have their ownsharpened pencils and erasers! They will also need a small container for the pencils.  A pencil bag that can be put in a binder is the best idea.

  • ——————————————————————————————————————-The following items are to donate to the class if the above is not too costly:
  • 2 Boxes of tissues to share

  • 2 Containers of Clorox Disinfectant Wipes

– 1 Hand sanitizer to share

– 2 Colored pencils sharpened

– Markers (washable erase)

– Black, blue, and  red pens

– Blank white copy paper

– 2 Lined paper

– 4 Glue sticks

– 2 Stick-um notes

– Highlighter(s)

– Number 2 pencils

– 1 inch-3 ring binder

– 1 Package of dividers for the binder

– 2 Large pink erasers

– Index cards

  • An empty shoe box for their reading books

Study Island Blue Ribbon Summer Contest

Study Island Blue Ribbon Summer Contest 

What to do – Do your current year, the year before, or after Study Island Test.

Time Period – June 13 until August 31, 2014

Students with the most Blue Ribbons will receive a gift certificate!

  • First Place for each grade level will receive a $25.00 Target Gift Certificate

    (A minimum of 20 test need to be completed to qualify for gift certificate.)

See Miss Nellie for your reward after school starts in September or email with any questions during the summer. (kiesel221@comcast.net)

Writing & Book Report Summer 2014

Howe Montessori Summer Writing Program

for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students

This summer in order to support your child’s education, your Howe Montessori School, is requiring that all future 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students write every week.

Third grade students need to prepare for their Writing MEAP very early on in the next school year. All 4th and 5th grade students need to write more and with better content from 4th grade and beyond.

This writing requirement is to write paragraphs on the 10 topics listed below, one topic per week. Each paragraph will consist of five sentences. The first sentence, a toppic sentence which introduces your topic that is being written about. The middle three sentences tell about each of the (3) supporting ideas. The concluding sentence gives your opinion on what you wrote.

How to write a good paragraph? Start with a topic sentence, which is the main idea of the paragraph. The next part of the paragraph, called the transition, where the topic is written about in (3) supporting sentences and then a conclusion, which restates your topic sentence but should not be exactly the same as a topic sentence.

Simple sentence structure is a group of words that make sense on its own, and a sentence which always includes a verb and a subject. All sentences will have a minimum of five words.

This writing requirement, does expect your best handwriting or typing, all spelling is to be corrected, while using proper punctuation and sentence structure. This writing needs to have a title at the top center, and all paragraphs will be properly indented.

Future third grade students write at least one paragraph. Future fourth write at least 2 paragraphs. Next year’s fifth grade need to write at least three paragraphs for each topic.

All completed writing should be e-mailed to Miss Nellie at kiesel221@comcast.net or and if not typed dropped-off at school weekly for Miss Nellie.

These writing assignments will be graded and reviewed early in September, after school restarts at our new school building.

Why I love my family. Due Sunday 6/22/14

I enjoy playing xxxxx sport with my friends . Due Sunday 6/29/14

How I could spend $25 this summer. Due Sunday 7/6/14

My favorite movie which- I saw recently is xxxxx. Due Sunday 7/13/14

When I grow up I want to be a xxxxx. Due Sunday 7/20/14

Dad, can I please have a ‘kitten’ ? Due Sunday 7/27/14

When I go swimming I like to xxxxx. Due Sunday 8/3/14

My favorite class at Howe School is xxxxx. Due Sunday 8/10/14

Mom and I like to eat out for lunch at xxxxx. Due Sunday 8/17/14

My favorite computer game is xxxxx. Due Sunday 8/24/14

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End of summer PTA Book report Due Sunday 8/31/14

PTA Book Report; each student needs to write on the PTA provided summer reading book (which your read this summer), using the standard paragraph writing method. Introduction, 3 detailed paragraphs (detailing information from the story), followed by a closing paragraph.

Topics for book reports can be one of the following:

– Comparing Characters

– The Problem and Solution of the Story

– Why you liked this book?

– Why you did not like this book?

– You own ideas about the story.

Study Island due 5-31-14

Study Island
Due Saturday, May 31, 2014

  • Assignments

    1 – Remember to read the lesson first.
    2Then
    write three facts using complete sentences as well as the titles and date.
    3 – Finishing this assignment by doing at least 10 questions and getting a passing score. Just like other reading assignments, you may look back at the lesson for unsure answers.

Grade4

ELA (CC) – 5.q. Roots and Affixes

ELA (CC) – 5.r. Similies and Metaphors

Grade 5

ELA (CC) – 5.d. Conjunctions and Interjections 
ELA (CC) – 5.e. Prepositional Phrases

2014 Promotion Ceremony Food

2014 Promotion Ceremony Food

June 12, 2014

Laura – Cheese Sandwiches

Hydar – Fries & Ketchup

Chiara – Grape Leaves

Jenna – Water, Juice & Napkins

Layal – Cups, Humus & Bread

Jasmine – Spoons, Forks & Plates

Ahmad – Mini Pizzas

Alicia – Fruit Tray

Julian – Cheese & Crackers

Mohsen – Cake & Bagels with Cream Cheese

Maya – Arabic Sweets

Conner – M&Ms

Zeyan – Chips

Safa – Regular Salad

Kasia – Juice

Fatima – Cheese and Thyme Pies

Jawad – Water

Daniel – Raisons

Zahraa – Pretzel Sticks

Spelling 5-27 to 5-30-14

Spelling May 27 to 30, 2014

Grade 4

/ou/ and /oi/ sound

annoy, noises, voices, thousand, frown

grouch, drought, voyage, cowboy, downtown

market economy, supply, demand, profit, demand

Grade 5

inter (between) and per (through or completely)

interaction, interesting, permeate, interview, persuade

performance, persistence, perfection, intersection, intervention

ratio, coordinates, algebra, integers, geometry

By lunch on Tuesday – Words written three times using the write, cover, check and write a third time method. ________

By lunch on Wednesday – Write words in alphabetical order. ______

By lunch on Thursday – Choice activity _______

Due Thursday by 2:30, pretest is due. The pretest needs to be signed by who gives and checks it. Any misspelled words need to be written 3 times. _________

Friday – Test _______