June 14, 2023

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Another great school year is almost complete! Thank you for the support you give to the students and to us as their teachers. The students have done an amazing job, and we’ve seen a lot of maturity and growth throughout the year.

Thank you for your generosity in donating to our different programs, and most recently, the class picnic. It was a huge success. We had beautiful weather, good food, and good music! Look for pictures on our Facebook page later today. (Dearborn Transition Program)

We’d also like to thank our wonderful parapro’s, we couldn’t do it without them. They are often the ones “in the trenches” with the students, at the job sites and in the community. They care for our students, keep up with their birthdays, and special needs. They help them develop independence and create successes in all that they do. We are very fortunate to have two of the best, Ms. Khadija and Ms. Samia, as well as a wonderful sub, Ms. Sabah.

Congratulations to our students who are exiting this year – Zeinab, Munasar and Aisha. I’ve known most of you since you were in preschool!!! It’s hard to believe! We will miss you so much! Please keep in touch and visit us when you can! We wish you the very best!

Before we go, we want to wish all of you a wonderful summer! We hope you are able to enjoy time with your families and just relax! It’s time to recharge our batteries so we can do it all over again next year. See you in the fall!

~Mrs. Camp


Class Picnic

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So far the weather looks good for our class picnic next week! Of course, we could not do it without your help! Donation forms are coming home today for those who are willing and able to contribute. If your student does not like hot dogs, they are welcome to bring their lunch that day and still participate in all the fun. They can have all the other things we will have – chips, pop and cake! Please review the donation form, select a 1st and 2nd choice, and send back to school by Wednesday. We will send you a confirmation of your donation by Thusday. If you are unable to donate at this time, there are no worries. All students will be included in our picnic regardless!

As a reminder – this is the last full week of school. Next Thursday, June 15th, is our last day of school, dismissal is at 11:30.

Field Day

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Permission slips are coming home today for Thursday’s field day. Please return the slips by tomorrow. If your student is absent today, you can text the classroom phone or send an email giving permission for them to attend. Here are some key points for the day:

  • We will be in the sun most of the day, please come to school with sunscreen already applied.
  • If your son/daughter does not want to participate, they may stay home. Please just text us (313-701-7985) and we will mark them excused. It is usally a fun time, but it is not for everyone. There will be no one left back in the room.
  • Please eat breakfast. We will be leaving at 9 a.m., therefore we will not have much time for a snack before we leave.
  • Lunch will be provided (halal hot dog and chips)
  • Students may wish to bring a larger snack or lunch for later in the day
  • PLEASE DO NOT FORGET WATER BOTTLES and make sure they are labeled with students name.
  • We will do our best to find a shady spot for students to take a break. We will bring some extra water and a few chairs for those that need it. I am currently checking with transportation to see if there is room on the bus for all students to bring a chair if needed. I will update you tomorrow.
  • We will not be in the building after 9 a.m. If your student arrives late, there will be no one in the classroom. Please do not drop off late students on Thursday.

May 25, 2023

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We are wrapping up the year! Here are just a few reminders before the long weekend!

  • June 1 is the annual field day at EFHS. Please keep an eye on the weather and have students come dressed for a day outside. (Don’t forget sunscreen and water bottles!) Halal hot dogs and chips will be served for lunch. There will be lots of walking and we will be in the sun for most of the day. We will try to take a few foldable chairs with us and find a shady spot for those who need it. If your son/daughter does not wish to participate, please let us know and they will be excused for the day.
  • June 13 – Class Picnic honoring those who are exiting our program. (weather permitting) Once we return from this weekend we will share more information.
  • June 15 – Last day of school! Dismissal is at 11:30. Can you believe it!?!?! I feel like we blinked and here we are!

Have a great weekend!

Dearborn Specials

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Hello! Many of you have started to ask about activities that are available for your student over the summer. Dearborn Specials (located at the Ford Performing Arts building) has many activities – bowling, swimming, dances, bingo, art classes and more! We will be sending home the brochure and the calendar for May – July next week. For more information please follow this link: https://dearbornfordcenter.com/pages/58-dearborn-specials

Reminder! Prom RSVP’s are due today. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet please do so as there will be no exceptions for late comers: https://ameliasprom2023.rsvpify.com

Field trip permission slips and money are due on Monday! Students may bring additional money the day of the field trip (May 15) for snacks. If you’ve been to the movies lately, you know concessions are expensive. I would suggest students bring $15-$20 to cover the cost of food. That being said, snacks are optional and we will be eating lunch before we go. Students will still need to bring a lunch to school that day.

Upcoming Dates:

May 15 – Mario Bros! Field Trip

May 17 – Late Start

May 26-29 – No School – Memorial Day Weekend

June 13 – Tentative Class Picnic

June 15 – Last Day of School 1/2 Day! (27 days left!)

May 3, 2023

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Hello! On May 15th, we will be going on a field trip with Mrs. King’s class to the MJR Westland Grand Cinema to see the new Mario Bros. Movie! The permission slip is coming home today and will need to be returned by May 10th. Students will be expected to be on their best behavior in order to attend.

There are many fun events coming up for the students to participate in as we start to count down the days! Please keep an eye on the blog!

Upcoming Dates:

May 15 – Field Trip to Mario Bros!

May 17 – Late Start

May 27-29 – No School – Memorial Weekend

June 1 – Field Day at EFHS

June 13 -Class picnic (weather permitting) – celebrating those who are exiting our program! (Aisha, Munasar, Zeinab)

April 18, 2023 – Important Medicaid Information

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Medicaid to again require annual renewals

During the pandemic, Michigan stopped requiring families to annually renew their Medicaid benefits.

Michigan will soon restart Medicaid eligibility renewals and certain waived policies that were in place during the pandemic. The first renewals begin in June and each family has a different renewal month. Renewals are time sensitive and urgent for families to update in order to maintain their Medicaid coverage.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is starting to mail notifications to families about the renewed renewal requirements.  The department is asking for help to tell families to watch for this important paperwork and to make sure they complete and return the required forms.

Families who do not complete the forms by their deadline will lose Medicaid coverage.Learn more on the MDHHS website.

Special Needs Prom Information

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Hello, below is the email from Ms. Naura regarding “Amelia’s Prom”. If you have any questions, her contact information is provided. While we would love to be able to help you, we are not involved in the planning of this event, we are only passing along the information to you so your son/daughter can attend! You must use the link provided to RSVP. There is a strict deadline to RSVP by May 5th.


It is with great honor and excitement that I am able to share the details for Amelia’s Prom, 2023.  The Fordson Interact Club and The Amity Foundation hope to continue our tradition of offering our most special students a night filled with laughter and memories.

Below is the link to RSVP for this year’s Prom.  PLEASE NOTE, EVERYONE MUST RSVP BY FRIDAY, MAY 5, OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND PROM.  We apologize but there will be no exceptions to the RSVP rule this year.  Last year we had 50 unexpected guests attend. In order to continue to offer you a wonderful experience, we have to know how many guests to expect.

This year’s Amelia’s Prom information is as follows 🙂

Theme: Hollywood Red Carpet

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: Byblo’s Banquet Hall (7528 Chase Rd, Dearborn 48126)

Pricing: We are honored to still invite Special Needs students and 1 guest FREE of charge.  One additional guest is welcome to attend for $30 (the cost of their meal).

RSVP Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2023RSVP LINK: https://ameliasprom2023.rsvpify.com

Please do not share this link with students/families outside of the Dearborn and Crestwood public school systems unless they have previously attended one of our Proms.  We love that this is a community event and would like to continue this tradition.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me (naurae@dearbornschools.org).

April 10, 2023

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Hello and welcome back from the long weekend! We wanted to let you know that we received word this morning that Ms. Laurie, one of our parapros, has decided to retire and will not return to the classroom. The students did not get a chance to say goodbye, so some of them are sad. They will have the opportunity to send a card to Ms. Laurie and we will make sure she gets it. We want to thank her for all the help she’s been and wish her the best in her retirement!

Upcoming Dates:

April 20-21 – No School – Eid

April 26 – Late Start

May 17 – Late Start

May 18 – Prom (details to follow)

May 26-29 – No School – Memorial Day Weekend

June 15 – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day