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

Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips

Routines:

  • Establish a stress free routine in the morning, afternoon and evening
    • Routines for the morning, after school, and the evening are crucial to our children’s success
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Rest
    • Eat a healthy breakfast and get a good night’s rest each day
    • Breakfast supports students awareness and brain function
    • Ask your child’s school if they offer breakfast
    • Try not to pack sugary snacks for lunch
    • Try to schedule dinner as family whenever possible
    • Children and adults should get at least eight hours of sleep each night
  • Set up a homework routine in a clean, quiet place for your child to do homework
    • Routine allows for students to be prepared for what is expected and keep the students focused
    • Students should not come home and go straight to the television or gaming system

Goals:

  • Set Goals
    • Goal setting will be different for each child
    • Set goals that are achievable but with high expectations
    • Goals should be academic, social, and emotional
    • Goals can also revolve around balancing time with the family
    • Talk about the future, even starting in kindergarten, in reference to colleges and goals
      • The message changes as the children get older, but the message should start with an identification of higher learning building to their goals beyond higher learning; career choices.

Organization:

    • Help your child be more organized
      • Binders
      • Folders
      • Planners
        • If you do not have access, ask your child’s school and they will have materials to support

Communication:

  • Visit the school/teacher websites
    • Set up constant communication with teachers
    • If you have email access and internet access, that is the best way to stay on top of what your children are doing in school
    • Follow your child’s teacher through their blogs
    • All teachers respond within 24 working hours
    • Tour the school with your child  – This is really helpful for the first year children attend a new school
    • Contact your child’s teacher occasionally to ask how your child is doing and to see if you can do anything to help at home
      • Do not hesitate to ask for help on how to help your child
  • Attend school events
    • Attending school functions allows you to understand the dynamics
    • Being involved gives your child self-confidence
  • If your child is sick, keep them at home to rest
    • Ensure that you let the school and teacher know when your child is absent
  • Make time each day to ask simple questions such as:
    • How was your day today?
    • What was the best part of your day?
    • Do you need help with anything?
      • Generic questions help build a common language of support

Extracurricular Activities and Community Service:

  • Support your child to become involved in clubs and extracurricular activities
  • Support a balance in these activities so they can balance academics, extracurriculars, their social connections, and family connections
  • Support your children to be active members in the community

Technology:

  • Monitor their use of technology
  • Place technology in areas of the home wherein there is always a view
  • Set parameters on electronic use outside of school work
  • Explain the importance of being technology responsible and that what goes on the internet never comes off the internet

Just be There:

  • Don’t push too hard
    • Support their successes
    • Help them learn from their struggles
    • Always hold them accountable
  • And remember, you can be your child’s friend, but you are still the parent and must hold the line
    • Children and adults need structure to support their success

References:

Each of these websites have information and tips for supporting your children as they go back to school.  Some of the information above comes directly from these websites.  The Dearborn Public Schools are not promoting these websites but only as an additional resource for parents.

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/imperfect/2016/08/embrace-progress-not-perfection-this-school-year/

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents

http://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/

http://www.thelearningcommunity.us/resources-by-format/tips-for-parents/your-role-in-school-success.aspx

Congratulations

Congratulations to all the students for your successes this year and your promotion on to the next chapter of your educational career.  Congratulations to the Class of 2016 and I wish you happiness, health, and success in all of your new endeavors!