Ms. Younce

Oakman Elementary

**Please Read & Come to School Tomorrow!**

Hello all,

I know some of us were planning on not attending our last day of school but if at all possible, please be present! We will be meeting our new teachers at 9:00 a.m. and then watching Charlotte’s Web while enjoying pizza, juice and snacks as well as completing our Memory Books. We have been reading Charlotte’s Web throughout the school year so it our celebration to finish off the school year. I look forward to seeing you in the morning! 🙂


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**Please Read! What’s Going on This Week in Room 100!**

We’ve made it to our last week of school! Thank you parents and students for all your efforts! We have accomplished many things throughout the school year and I know you will continue to do so next year as well! I will be sending home a letter as well as posting on the blog about homework over the summer. We want to make sure we continue to grow and learn so that we are ready for our next grade!

Monday: Core Values Assembly 1:15 p.m. (Please refer to previous email)

Thursday: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Promotion 2:00 p.m. in our classroom

Friday: End of the Year Celebration & Half Day

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Core Values Assembly Today!! 1:15 p.m.

Good morning,

Today will be our last Core Values Assembly at 1:15 p.m.

We will celebrate high scores in NWEA, Math Masters (Top 3), Bucket Filler and Student of the Month students for March, April and May.

Student of the Months:

  • Maha Almemar
  • Jaafar Obeid
  • Ali Daher

Bucket Fillers:

  • Tamara Eljawad
  • Jaafar Abboud
  • Alice Yassine

NWEA Math:

  • Maha Almemar
  • Jamal Hachem
  • Hassan Alwatan
  • Ali Balhas
  • Hadi Bazzi
  • Slwa Hadida
  • Raydan AlBadani
  • Liliann Dabaja
  • Amin Odeh
  • Summer Sahoubah
  • Nour Aoun
  • Zeina Baydoun

NWEA Reading:

  • Summer Sahoubah
  • Amin Odeh
  • Slwa Hadida
  • Alice Yassine

Math Masters Addition:

  • 1st: Alice Yassine
  • 2nd: Mohammed Alashawil
  • 3rd: Nour Aoun

Math Masters Subtraction:

  • 1st: Alice Yassine
  • 2nd: Mohammed Alashawil
  • 3rd: Raydan AlBadani

Best Effort:

  • Hadi Bazzi
  • Liliann Dabaja
  • Ali Balhas
  • Hassan Moheisen
  • Jamal Hachem
  • Batoul Chalhoub

Hope to see you there! 🙂

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School Announcements

Thursday:  Was your child in The Talent Show?  DVDs are for sale in the office with Ms. Amged or in Mrs. Dakroub’s office. They are $10 each

Friday: Summer Workbooks are available for purchase from the office at $12 each. First come first serve. 

MONDAY 6-12: CORE VALUE ASSEMBLY FOR March, April and May Students of the Month, Bucketfillers, Best Effort, Math Masters and NWEA recipients. Ask the teacher if your child is to be honored.  Pre K to 2 will have their assembly at 1:15 and 3 to 5 will have their assembly at 1:50 pm 

Friday 6-16  Last day of school is a half day. Students will be dismissed at 11;45.  5th grade promotion begins at 10:15 am in the gym.

Hello Parents,

In order to maintain and strengthen your child’s skills in language arts and math, and to prevent  the loss of learning during summer break, we are providing below the online links our students are familiar with.  We will also provide practice workbooks sold by the school on a first come first serve basis. They will be available for grades K-5 in the office and can be purchased for $12 each.

It is important your child continues to read and write on a daily basis throughout the summer. They should use the resources provided here to ensure their readiness for the upcoming  school year and the first round of NWEA testing in September.


The Oakman Team

الاهل الاعزاء،

من أجل الحفاظ وتعزيز قدرة أولادكم في اللغة والرياضيات، ومنع فقدان مهارات التعلم خلال عطلة الصيف، نود تقديم هذه المواقع ادناه على الانترنت ، والتي يعرفها طلابنا وهم على دراية بكيفية استعمالها. وسوف نقدم أيضا بعض الكتب التي تحتوي على بعض التمارين ومتوفرة  في المدرسة على أساس من يأتي أولا. هذه المواد متاحة للصفوف K-5 في المكتب، ويمكن شراؤها مقابل 12 $ لكل منها.

من المهم أن يستمر أولادكم في القراءة والكتابة بشكل يومي طوال فصل الصيف. وينبغي أن يستخدموا الموارد المقدمة هنا لضمان استعدادهم للعام الدراسي القادم والجولة الأولى من اختبار NWEA في ايلول/سبتمبر.

فريق أوكمان

For math drills just like in the Math A Thon:

For extra practice links go to  Oakman School News:

For  Khan Academy,  Moby Max, My-On, and  RIT Score practice:


***First log out of previous users Google account ***


  1.   Go to the internet. Go to Google
  2.   Type in the Google box “
  3.   Click on the top right tab “Resources”
  4.   The tab drops and click on “For Students”
  5.   Go down to the far left side of screen and click on the big blue box that says “CLEVER”
  6.   Put in the child’s entire student number like this *********** for the first time you sign in. You can say to your child “put in your blue number” like the teacher does.
  7.   The password is the birthday. The year is first (4 digits), then the month (two digits), then the date (two digits) ALL TOGETHER with no slashes or spaces.

You can say to your child “put in your black number” like on your reading bag.

Example: 20100922

“كيفيةاستعمال موقع كلفر”

*** تأكد من عدم وجود مستخد اخرعلى الموقع ***


  1. انتقل إلى الإنترنت. اذهب الى غوغل
  2. اكتب في مربع غوغل “
  3. انقر على علامة التبويب العلوي الأيمن “الموارد”
  4. انقر على “للطلاب”
  5. اذهب الى الأسفل إلى أقصى الجانب الأيسر من الشاشة وانقر على المربع الأزرق الكبير الذي يقول “CLEVER
  6. ضع رقم الطالب بأكمله مثل هذا *********** للمرة الأولى لتسجيل الدخول. تستطيع أن تقول لطفلك “ضع الرقم الأزرق ” مثل ما تفعل المعلمة.
  7. كلمة السر هي عيد ميلاد الطالب. تسجل عل الشكل التالي: اربع ارقام للعام، رقمين للشهر، ورقمين لليوم. مثلاً اذا كان تاريخ الولادة 5 ايار 2007 يجب وضع الارقام بهذه الطريقة” 05052007″.

يمكنك أن تقول لطفلك “ضع رقمك الأسود” كما تفغل المعلة. مثال:

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Weekly Updates!


Mathathon Friday: Practice addition and subtraction facts!

Spelling test Friday: Make sure to complete daily homework!

Animal Habitat Project: Due Friday!

Can’t wait to see you all and give you your souvenir! 🙂

Ms. Younce


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Homework For 4 Day Weekend

Homework for both grades:

  • For NWEA Reading


  • Words: of & good
  • Review all letter sounds!
  • Spelling Words:

1st Grade:

  • Spelling Words:
    • pretty
    • many
    • very
    • wood
    • shook
    • brook
    • stood
    • hook
    • (And other -oo- words)
    • -oo- Word Family


  • Monday: No School! Happy Memorial Day!


  • Tuesday- Thursday: I will not be here but we have an awesome substitute teacher coming to visit us.


  • Friday: I can’t wait to see you!!
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**Parent Survey- Please Complete!**

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Mr. Abu-Rus asks you to complete this survey. 

Oakman ES and all Dearborn Schools are involved in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which parents and guardians are an integral part. Oakman ES is using the AdvancED Parent Survey as a means to elicit your opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The online survey will be available from 5/9/17 to 5/31/17. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal at  Thank you in advance for supporting Oakman ES improvement efforts.

Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,

Mahmoud Abu-Rus


أولياء الأمور الكرام ،

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل  والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع  لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت من 5/9 _5/31 . من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي :

نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية و لن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة عبر البريد الالكتروني التالي << شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم  لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة .

نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

مدير المدرسة

محمود ابوالروس

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Animal Habitat Project!

**Please see letter sent home today. Animal Habitat Projects are due Friday 6/2/17**

Here are some examples of what they may look like!

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Homework & Reminders Week of 5/22/17

This week is a Review Week. We are working on:

  • Reading: Reviewing Informational Text
    • CAFE Strategies- Key Details, Main Idea, Asking & Answering Questions, Identifying Text Features & Finding the Meaning of Unknown Words
  • Writing: How-to Books
  • Math: Place Value, Addition, 100 Chart, 10 More & 10 Less
  • Science: Animal Research Projects- Building Habitats for our Animals!
  • Social Studies: Learning About the Past

Homework for both grades:


  • Words: yellow & us
  • Review all letter sounds, spelling patterns & sight words!

1st Grade:

  • Review all vowel sounds (short & long), sight words & spelling patterns!


Tuesday:-Annual field day- Morning. Please join us for a great time!

Wednesday:- Spring Concert 2pm

Thursday:- 5th gr. Vs. teachers volleyball match at 2pm.  MOVIE NIGHT CANCELLED

Friday:- No School


****Tutoring Kids!****

Please practice your sight words, letter sounds and spelling patterns! Give your parents the letter about our last 3 days of tutoring!

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Field Day Volunteers Needed!

2017 Field Day

Tuesday, May 23th

Hello Parents,

Please email me if you want to help on Field Day with my class. Let me know the time, your name and your cell phone number to return your call.
If you choose to  help all day you can join my class during our session and the other half can be spent helping others.

8:45-11:15 A.M. for kindergarten through 2nd grade.

1:00-3:30  P.M. for 3rd through 5th grade.

Please check off one of these choices:

_____ I will be able to volunteer all day.

_____ I will be able to volunteer for the morning session.

_____ I will be able to volunteer for the afternoon session.

Your Name: ______________________

Child’s Name               Teacher

____________________ _______________

Cell       __________________

We need parents to help with the children move from station to station with me and also to help make popcorn, cotton candy, serve lemonade, and popsicles.

Let’s have some fun!

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