Busy Bees

Dearborn Public Schools

Hello Parents!!!

I hope your family and you are having a safe and happy summer!

Mr. Attee has asked that we share the following information pertaining to the option for online only learning…

Virtual Learning Program meetings

Dearborn Public Schools has launched its system for parents who want to opt-in for online only learning this school year through the Virtual Learning Program.

Every school building has a time the week of Aug. 11 to 14 when parents interested in the program can stop in and talk to the principal or other staff to get more information about the Virtual Learning Program program and to see if online learning is a good fit for their child. Those who cannot attend the meeting are encouraged to email their principal or call the school building.

The hope is that every family intending to use the program will speak with a school official to ensure they understand what is needed for their child to be successful with online learning.  After that, parents will be able to complete a commitment form to officially switch their child or children to the online program.  

Information about the opt in date for DuVall is:


Thursday, Aug.13th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Principal Robert Attee  

For more information on the program, please visit: https://vlp.dearbornschools.org/

Robert Attee
DuVall Elementary School


Please stay safe and healthy during the current shutdown.

Please tell your little sweeties hello for me!!

Enjoy the remainder of the summer—-safely!!!!!!


Mrs. Burke

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So Let’s See How You Did…


Again, it’s been a wonderful, yet very different year…we all made it!!!! It’s now time to start your summer break. Make sure it’s a fun and safe one. PLEASE, PLEASE be sure to read, read and read some more. Happy summer days!!!!


Mrs. Burke:) 🙂

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Are You Up For The Challenge? :)

Hey Kiddo Diddos I hope that you are up for the challenge!!!

Here we go…https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZX-groj3KudP9svKLNSJYU9FDOfsxSFV/view

Answers will be revealed on Wednesday. Good Luck!!! 🙂

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How Many Points Can You Score?

Hello Parents and Kiddo Diddos,

Today should have been our pool day, a nice hot one to be jumping and splashing in the pools. I’m hoping your children are able to be in a pool or run through a sprinkler today, before it gets toooooo hot.

Under “normal” circumstances, we would have played a little game during this last short week, a tiny bit like Jeopardy and I am posting my remote version following this post. There is absolutely NO obligation for your child to partake, but it’s there if he/she wants to complete it. I’ve included some math and reading questions along with some silly dilly ones to jog memories about our classroom. I will reveal the answers Wednesday on another blog post. Let’s see how many points can be scored! Again, NO obligation.

Here’s to a fun, HOT day!!!!


Mrs. Burke 🙂

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We Did It!!!!!

Hello Parents!

Here we are in our final 3 1/2 days of our second grade year. Concentrating on the positive—it’s almost officially summer and we all made it through this unforgettable experience. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to spend our first 6ish months together in our classroom building a wonderful rapport with each of your children. Another positive, is that your children completed their remote learning with success due to your diligent support. For this, I thank each of you!! You did it!!!!! 🙂

We’re all looking forward to summer break and everyone deserves some great outdoor play and relaxation, but…

Please, please be sure your child continues to read, work/review in their math books (don’t forget those Sprints) and write (in journals) throughout the summer for added preparation leading into their third grade (hoping for a “normal start”).

Keep in mind that the following sites will be available to your children throughout the summer:





Mystery Science:


Highlights Magazine:


Storyline Online:


I believe that you can still have access to Epic (EpicFree) if you register for a parent account.

Please let your children know that I made a quick question game video for Tuesday—-How well do they remember Hive 108? and then a story video to rap up our unique year.

I put together a strand of class pictures that I had on my phone and I hope you will share them with your children. Many memories to reflect on, only wished I had taken more pictures throughout the year.

Welcome to Hive 108!!!

25 Wonderful children entered Hive 108 and the learning and memories began….

All Upstanding Busy Bees

Halloween Anticipation!

Do you see any familiar faces…Spiderman, Mario, Ninja, Wonder Woman???

A Lego Bee Surprise for ME??????

Remember the Brain Stormer Assembly? Bryson got to assist.

DuVall ‘s Annual Christmas sing-a-long. What great singers!!!!!

March is Reading Month….Let’s continue reading!!!

March is Reading Month Kickoff and Malynn was able to help out.

Engineering Leprechaun traps…..Some really Busy Bees….

Let the creativity continue all summer long!!!

A different way of packing up after our remote learning… 2020.

Keep those book pages turning all summer…just like in our “hive”!!!!! 🙂

Let’s change the word day to summer!!!! Enjoy with loads of summer fun!!!

Hope you had fun traveling down second grade memory lane!!!!


Mrs. Burke 🙂

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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!

Robert Attee
DuVall Elementary School

Please stay safe and healthy during the current shutdown. Additional district contact information is located below.

General information:  313-827-3006 or communications@dearbornschools.org

Social emotional hotline – 313-827-8500 or dss@dearbornschools.org

Tech support – 313-827-8400

Human Resources & Student Services – 313-827-3068

Special Education – 313-827-7050

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“Looks Like Spilt Milk?”

I looked to the sky and saw a ……

What do you see? I thought the clouds looked like a volcano errupting. Have you spotted any cool shaped clouds?

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Thursday Review

Non-fiction/Fiction https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FE0a6JvOiW3ku9dTTbZKlLWNyWfN4L4i/view

Happy Early Weekend!! Enjoy playing and don’t forget the sunscreen!!! 🙂


Mrs. Burke:)

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Video Time:)

A little time and a serious story 🙂https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v_9SxL1zFVqhhyM-zefcmaB5g0UzlRfg/view

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What a Great Day!!!

Hello Kiddo Diddos,

Such a wonderful smiley day we shared today!!!! Oh. it was so good to see many of you as you stopped by school to gather your school belongings. I loved all the smiles and I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to see you before the summer begins.

It wasn’t quite the way school years are supposed to end, but by seeing a number of you sure made my day!!! I hope you enjoyed reading your stories in your bag and remember to keep reading and writing throughout the summer.

Hoping you found your little surprises and I want to say thank you for all my surprises and fantastic cards!!! I feel so special. Thank you!!!!

Have a happy evening—-almost bedtime????


Mrs. Burke:)

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