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.

May 26, 2022

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Hello! Just a few reminders before heading off for the long weekend. I know some of you are traveling so I hope you have a wonderful vacation and safe travels.

Field Day: Tuesday May 31 – please dress for the weather. According to my weather app – it’s going to be 90 DEGREES! Please wear cool clothing, sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen and a water bottle. There will be a refilling station for water. Permission to attend the field day is implied if students come to school that day. If you do not want your son/daughter attending, or they do not want to attend, please keep them home that day and call in their absence. We will mark them excused. Lunch will be provided.

Planners: Please don’t forget to send in $5 for next years planner. I have about half of the students accounted for already! (Thank you!)

Picnic: After the break I will go through all the donations, and I will send home a reminder the week before the picnic. Thank you in advance for your generosity, we’ve had a great response already!

Zumba: Ms. Susan will be here on June 8th at 10 a.m. for an end of the year zumba party! This is optional, cost is $5 per person to participate. You don’t want to miss this! Also, if you missed the kick off party at her studio last night, classes will resume every Wednesday beginning June 15th. It is a GREAT time and so good for them!

End of the Year Work Celebrations: Depending on your students work assignment, they will be having an end of the year work celebration! More information will be coming, dates will be listed below.

Upcoming Dates:

May 27-30 – No School – Memorial Weekend

May 31

  • Field Day
  • Turn in Picnic Donation Forms
  • Turn in Planner Money $5

June 6 – Modern Greek/Paradise Point Work Party

June 8 – Zumba Party $5

June 14 – Goodwill and Howe Work Party

June 15 – Picnic

June 17 – Last Day – Half Day 11:30 dismissal!

Have a great weekend!

~Camp and Cote

May 20, 2022

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Hello! The year is quickly winding down. Thank you for your responses for the class picnic! It is so appreciated! If you would still like to donate, please send the form back by May 31st.

PROM: I believe there is still time to sign up for the prom. All information was sent home a few weeks ago, but they have extended the RSVP date so that more people can attend. I would not hesitate, as this may close soon. If there are any questions, please contact Eman Naura at naurae@dearbornschools.org

PLANNERS: You will be receiving a note about planners for the 2022-2023 school year. We are going to place a bulk order with a planner company so that every student has the correct planner and it will be much less expensive than purchasing one from the store. Please send in $5 to cover the cost of the planner by May 31st, so that we can order them and have them ready for the fall.

ZUMBA! Ms. Susan will be back to offer a Zumba class to our students in June! (Details will follow soon.) Additionally, she has created a “Fitness for All” program at her studio in Allen Park. The class will consist of 30 minutes of beginner dance fitness and 30 minutes of beginner slow flow yoga with a licensed yoga teacher and special educator. Friends, family members and care-givers are welcome! I have known Ms. Susan for almost 10 years and I can’t speak highly enough about her! She is amazing and I have no doubt this program will be amazing as well. Check it out! The kick off is May 25, in studio or virtual, and classes will be every Wednesday beginning June 15 after that. If you would like further information, please call the studio at 734-658-6232 and tell her you’re in Mrs. Camp’s class! (Flyers will be coming home today as well)

MEDICATIONS: If your student requires life-saving medications (asthma, seizures, epi-pens, etc.) they should have those in their backpack or locked in a drawer here in the classroom. If your son/daughter has a medical emergency and they are without their medication we will have to call 911.

Upcoming Dates:

May 27-30 No School – Memorial Day Weekend

May 31st – Field Day – Please wear tennis shoes, sunscreen, etc.

June 8 – Zumba Party

June 8 – Prom

June 15th – 2nd Annual End of the Year Picnic

June 17th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day!

May 6, 2022

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Hello! The year is winding down quickly, there is a lot to do in the time we have left!

Prom: Please don’t forget to RSVP to the prom by Monday, May 8th. Information was sent home earlier this week.

Field Day: Field Day at EFHS is scheduled for May 31st. Originally we were not scheduled to attend, but we have requested the time off at our job sites and are we are able to go! Students who do not wish to attend should stay home for the day as there will not be anyone here at Hype, however we will need a phone call or text to mark them excused. There will be a lot of walking and we will be in the sun, so please plan accordingly.

Upcoming Dates:

May 8 – RSVP’s due for the Prom

May 11 – Late Start – 9:25 Start Time

May 27-30 – No School – Memorial Day Weekend

May 31 – Field Day at EFHS

June 8 – Prom

June 15 – End of the Year BBQ

June 17 – Last Day of School – 11:30 Dismissal

April 28, 2022

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Hello! Notes will be coming home today with information about the prom. If you have questions, please contact Eman Naura at Fordson High School (contact information is in the letter). The prom is planned and sponsored by the Impact Club at Fordson, so we don’t have any information other than what we are passing along.

Please make sure to check your son/daughters backpack if your student works at Modern Greek. Some students will be staying back from work on Friday and will need to bring a lunch to school on Friday, April 29, 2022. If they are absent, they will stay back from work the next day they return, and will need to bring a lunch that day.

The year is winding down! Here are the final dates of the year:

May 2-3 No School – Eid

May 11 – Late Start

May 27-30 – No School – Memorial Day Weekend

June 8 – Prom – letter sent home today

June 15 – End of the Year Class BBQ – more information to follow

June 17 – Last day of school – 1/2 day – Dismissal at 11:30


August 29th – 1st day of school for the 2022-2023 School Year – 1/2 Day