Recording two–June 25th

I hope you are enjoying the end of the book!

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Secret Zoo Finally!!

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More Secret Zoo!

Thank you Payton and Abel!!

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Secret Zoo! 6/14

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I know it is the last day of school and you are probably already in summer mode! I didn’t have enough time to finish reading the rest of The Secret Zoo. Let me know if you are listening to my recordings through a quick email and I will still record. Just now sure if anyone was listening to them.

Have a great summer!

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Secret Zoo Recording

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Listen to the Secret Zoo!

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Last Week!!

First, I for this week I am hoping to get my Secret Zoo book from school that I was reading aloud with the kids, so I can record some read alouds and finish the book. I want them to know what happens and they love the book! I will post if I can record them!

Can you believe this is our last week?? I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support during this strange time with transition to online learning. Thank you to parents for helping to make learning at home successful. I know it wasn’t easy, but everyone jumped in to help and it has been so important for your child’s learning. Students have done an amazing job learning in a new way and I am so very proud of them. Although I am disappointed I could not end the year in person, I feel confident that the growth I have seen will continue. I have learned a lot along with the kids, and I am sure that you as parents have as well.

Please be sure to continue with the learning over the summer. If kids are reading and doing some sort of math, science etc., they will benefit greatly! They can cook with you and do math, find cool science experiments to explore, use some of the sites we have used to practice reading strategies. Read those awesome chapter books! Just some suggestions that are completely optional, but helpful.

Below are the websites that are still free over the summer if you would like to continue practicing over the summer:

Readworks —

Storyline online —

Raz kids will run out eventually, but use it until you can’t 🙂


Freckle —

Mystery Science–

I believe EPIC will still be free if you register for a parent account.

Students could also use their Math books to practice sprints and also finish the modules.

I hope this is helpful! Please let me know if you have any questions. I check my email periodically over the summer, so let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Enjoy a wonderful summer with your family and stay safe!! It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you. Hopefully we will see each other face to face in the Fall!

I will miss all of you!

Mrs. Alabakoff

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5th Grade Promotion information

DuVall 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 2020

The DuVall 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 11th starting at 10:00 AM.  During this time, our staff will socially distance themselves 6 feet apart on the sidewalk of the school side of Francis Street. The Clap Out for 5th grade students will take place in the bus lane of the school on Francis Street.  Starting at 10:00 AM, families from Ms. Ranka’s class will follow the path indicated below. Mrs. Courtright’s class will follow the same route starting at 10:30 AM.

Moving East on Beech Street, Turn Right on Edison Street.  Turn Left on Cass Street.  Turn Right on Francis Street.  Following this path will allow all vehicles to follow the same flow of traffic.  So that we are able to have an orderly flow of traffic, we are asking parents/guardians to drive their child for this event.  Students and family members must stay in the vehicle at all times.  We are also asking families to limit the number of vehicles involved to one per family.  While approaching the school, vehicles may pull into the bus lane for the clap out and proceed slowly by the teachers.  Near the end of the bus lane closest to Beech Street will be the 5th grade teachers.  The 5th grade teachers will hand the family a bag containing our promotion certificate, other student awards, and a special surprise.  As the family receives the bag on the passenger side window, a member from the DuVall PTA will take a picture of the moment so that pictures may be placed on the DuVall School News Blog.  

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Parent Survey

School Reopen Committee Parent Survey June 5, 2020

The State, and our District, have begun the complicated and detailed discussion on the possible reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year. These discussions will involve experts in instruction, operations, sanitation, transportation, food service, athletics, and many other areas that are part of operating a school district. Please know that any plans developed by the Dearborn Public Schools will need to adhere to directives and Executive Orders issued by the Governor.

Your feedback is required and valued in leading these plans at the district level. Please respond to the survey by June 12, 2020. Please keep an eye out for additional parent surveys in the near future.

School Reopen Committee Parent Survey #1 :

For translation assistance, parents may call 313-580-2532 from Monday June 8th through Friday June 12th 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.  Thank you for your feedback and support!

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