September 20, 2022

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Hello Families!

Just a quick note with a few reminders for tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our first late start of the year. School will begin at 9:25 tomorrow. Students who are dropped off should not enter the building before 9:20.

Community Based Instruction is set to begin tomorrow as well. This is the first time we’ve had CBI on a late start day, so we’ve told students to come prepared, but to be patient as the bus drivers are still perfecting their routes. If at any time, a student misses their CBI trip, they will go on their next scheduled trip. We are thankful that we are able to get as much as we are this year, so if a student misses, they will be back out within a week or so. If your student is attending CBI tomorrow, they will bring a note home with an explanation of the assignment.

Thanks so much! Have a great day!

Work Site Information

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Good afternoon! We have a schedule and start date for our job sites! The students are excited and ready to start. We may make some tweaks here and there, but it’s looking good for now. Please be sure to sign and return the permission slip that is being sent home today. We do need that on file before we can send a student out on a job site or to community based instruction (CBI). You will also find your son/daughters work assignment with the permission slip. This is just to let you know where your student will be, the times they will be out of the building, and the days they will be there. Students in all three classes will be brining those home day, so please look for them tonight. Permission slips need to be returned by Friday, September 16th. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

September 9, 2022

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Hello! We are off to a great start and have enjoyed working with the students so much! They are doing an exceptional job and came in ready to learn. We will have our job and CBI sites up and running shortly, until then, students are in the classroom full time. For those in Mrs. King’s room, you can follow along here. She will have her own blog going once she settles into the routine. I will always ask if she has anything to share on the blog so you’re not missing anything

This week, Camp/Cote’s class started $1 coffee/hot chocolate on Friday’s as part of our cooking/daily living skills activities. Any student who wishes to purchase can bring in $1 on Friday to have a beverage during break/snack time.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Upcoming Dates:

Sept 16 – Half Day – 11:20 dismissal

Sept 21 – Late Start – 9:25 arrival

Welcome Back!

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Some parents have contacted me about how to access the blog and the easiest way is to follow the email link you receive when a new post is made. From there, you can scroll through and find any post you like. Below this post, is the list of supplies and important dates for this coming year. We are excited to see everyone on Monday! Have a great weekend!

June 16, 2022

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As we close out the 2021-2022 school year, Ms. Cote and I would like to thank you for all of your support, and for supporting your student throughout the year. The year definitely brought challenges we’ve never had to face before, but we came out stronger than when we started! The students have grown and matured, they’ve learned new skills, and we have become a family. We are so proud of all of the students. Special congratulations and wishes go out to Tarek and Mouhamed as they exit our program and head off into the real world. We will miss you!

Thank you to everyone who donated food and/or money to our picnic! We had a blast and couldn’t have done it without your support! It means so much to the students! If you haven’t already seen the pictures – head on over to Dearborn Transition Program on Facebook and you will find them there. You will also see pictures from our Zumba party there, which was also a blast! Don’t forget you can check out Ms. Susan’s class every Wednesday (4p.m.) at Vibe Fit Studio in Allen Park.

Tomorrow will be a half day with dismissal at 11:30. Ms. Cote and I will be closing up the room in the afternoon and we will be locking up the school phone for the summer. Due to the Diversity Festival that will be held at Hype (Aug 25-28th) we may not be back into the room until the first day of school – which is August 29th. If you have questions prior to August 29th, please call Howe School – 313-827-7000. They can help answer questions or they can get a message to us and we will call you back. Please remember, we will not know your son/daughters bus schedule, so please call transportation for those types of questions 313-827-3300

Please see the below information for supplies, calendar, etc. We hope everyone has a great summer – it has been a privilege working with your students. We truly love what we do! See you in the fall!

For your convenience, here are the supplies needed for the 2022-2023 School Year:

  • Colored Pencils – 2 packs – one for each semester
  • Pencils – 5 to start
  • Pencil box
  • Glue Sticks – 5 to start
  • Scissors – please do not get the little ones – our students need the medium to adult size scissors
  • Purse/wallet
  • Headphones – in Ziploc bag and labeled (for Chromebook)
  • Girls – personal hygiene products to be kept in back pack or purse
  • Extra change of clothes if your student needs them, to be kept in back pack

Additional Reminders:

  • Students will need to bring a cold lunch, in an insulated lunch bag, every day beginning August 30th
  • Student lunches are not stored in a refrigerator, so please make sure to use an ice pack
  • Students do not need to bring a lunch on half days
  • As requested by Hype, students should not bring pop in their lunches
  • We do not have a microwave for student use
  • Students are welcome to bring a daily snack
  • Breakfast is not served at Hype
  • Hype follows middle school time, and the elementary calendar
  • Start time 8:25, End time 3:20, Half day 11:30

2022-2023 School Calendar Special Days

First/Last Day

  • Aug 29 – First Day
  • June 15 – Last Day

Late Start Days:

  • Sept 21
  • Oct 12
  • Dec 7
  • Feb 15
  • March 8
  • April 26
  • May 17

Half Days:

  • Sept 16
  • Oct 7
  • Oct 28
  • Jan 20
  • Jan 23
  • March 17

No School:

  • Nov 8
  • Nov 23-25
  • Dec 26-Jan 6
  • Jan 16
  • Feb 17-20
  • Mar 27-31
  • April 7
  • April 20-21
  • May 26-29

Zumba Fun and Prom

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Be sure to check out our Facebook page – “Dearborn Transition Program” to see all the great pictures of our zumba party. The students had the time of their lives and if the smiles don’t speak for themselves, I heard comments all day like “I’m so glad I did this”, “This is so much fun”, and “I can’t wait until next year!” It makes me so happy to see the joy it brings to them. Students can attend Ms. Susan’s class in her studio this summer starting next week. Flyers will be sent home tomorrow!.

If you’re going to prom tonight – have a great time! We are so excited for you and hope you will bring in lots of pictures so we can see you all dressed up! We hope you have the best time!


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Just a reminder that $5 for Zumba is due by Wednesday. It is optional to participate, but most students LOVE it and look forward to this every year!

June 3, 2022

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Two weeks to go! There is a lot going on in a little time! Here we go – short and sweet!

June 6 – Work Parties. No lunch needed and no cost. Students will still want to bring a drink and a morning snack as usual.

June 8 – Zumba Party! This is optional. Cost is $5 to participate. Please send money anytime Monday-Wednesday next week. This is a great time, fun music and exercise geared towards our students!

June 8 – PROM! I can’t wait to see those pictures! (Registration is now closed.)

June 10 – Ice cream treat from our bus driver

June 15 – Class Picnic – Thank you so much for your generosity!!! If your student doesn’t eat hot dogs, please have them bring a lunch. There will still be chips, drinks and dessert for students to enjoy!

June 17 – Last Day – 11:30 Dismissal

Please Note: Please do not call staff members on their personal phones, especially after hours and/or on the weekends. While it was necessary during covid to use our personal phones, it is no longer needed. If you need to reach us, please call or text our classroom phone at 313-701-7985. If you need a translator, Ms. Samia will come to the phone or we will call you back when she is available to help. Unfortunately, our parapro staff has continued to receive calls at all hours of the night and on weekends. Please be respectful of their personal time. Thank you!

Student Work Parties

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Student Work Parties

Students do not need to bring a lunch on Monday, June 6, 2022.

  • Students who currently work at Modern Greek, Paradise Point and Goodwill, will be attending a work lunch at Modern Greek.  
  • Students who work at Goodwill will be walking to Modern Greek at lunch time, permission is implied unless you otherwise contact the classroom teachers by Friday, June 3, 2022.  Please use the classroom cell phone 313-701-7985 
  • The Howe and Hype work groups will have a pizza party at no cost to them.   Students should bring a drink (and a morning snack if they desire).  Everything else will be provided.  

Modern Greek, Paradise Point Workers:  Ali M, Amer, Munasar, Julian, Mo K, Amr, Aisha, Thakara

Goodwill Workers:  Shaima, Khadia, Alexandria, Zhera

Howe and Hype Workers:  Ali J, Ali H., Justin, Hashed, Abrar, MiMi, Maasoma, Tarek, Fatimah, Samiah, Giuseppe, Matthew, Derick, Deraa, Reda, Abdullah, Zeinab

Classroom Phone Number

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As previously mentioned, please do not call the front desk at Hype to reach us. Please call or text our classroom phone at 313-701-7985. (text is best in an emergency) If we don’t answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If it’s a true emergency, and you are unable to reach us, please call Howe School at 313-827-7000.

Thank you.