Hello! Unfortunately, Sparky passed away on Monday. 🙁 He had been my classroom pet for 10 years! If anyone would like to have the cage, light and all of the other stuff, pls. email me in the next couple days and let me know. I hope your summer time has begun nicely!

Khan Academy and Summer

Here is the correct website address and code to join my class for the summer.

1 Go to
2 Enter your class code and press “Add”.
Class code: HKNPG2M
3 If you don’t already have an account, press
“Create a new account”. Enter your date
of birth, then sign up using Google, and your
school email.
4 Enter your grade (5) and course (math). Now you’re
ready to start learning!

Students should begin with the first set of work. It should be review and not too difficult as we have done most of it. If students forget, they can watch the video to remind them. They can get bonus points and move quicker through by doing well. Their goal is to become a “master” of each standard. I am NOT assigning specific work to them UNLESS they are in my 2 week summer school.

I would suggest your child do 1/2 hour in the morning before the summer day gets going. I would also suggest you have them show you weekly what they have accomplished so you know they are spending quality time working and not just clicking answers.

Thanks for the wonderful gifts and kind notes. I hope you all have a wonderful summer and if needed, email me and I’ll get back to you asap. 🙂

Student Email and Khan Academy

Hopefully your child got an email from Khan academy about joining. Pls have your child join so he/she can practice math over the summer using this program.

Students who are doing math tutoring with me next week MUST join because I will be using this program to help with the lessons I will be teaching so please make sure your child joins by this Friday.

Dearborn Soccer Info

Why Dearborn Jaguars FC & Dearborn Soccer Club? “Soccer For Everyone”

Programs for players ages 4-19 & all skills levels!

-Directors of Coaching
-Director of Goalkeeping
-40 Select Teams
-55 Recreational Teams
-17 Dearborn Jaguars Staff Coaches
-53 DSC Staff Coaches
-Over 400 Dearborn Jaguars Select Players
-Over 900 DSC Recreational Players
-Over 100 Dearborn Junior Jaguars Players
-Local Facilities that include Dearborn Public Schools, Crowley Park (The Largest Soccer Complex in Dearborn) and 5 Local Indoor Soccer Facilities

Reach out to one of our Directors or visit our website today to learn more about us!

Mo Hijazi
Dearborn Jaguars Boys Director of Coaching

Trevor King
Dearborn Jaguars Girls Director of Coaching

Survey/Promotion Parade Info.

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!

5th Grade Promotion/Clap Out Parade

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.  

Mr. Attee and I would like to thank all of the staff members for making this possible.  I would also like to give a special thanks to the following parents who helped to make this event possible for our 5th graders.   Mrs. Malmsten for helping to design and create a 5th grade gift bag for each student!  Mrs. Bagdonas helped to create and bind the 5th grade memory books.  Mrs. Makled helped to make the upcoming 5th grade promotion video.  Mrs. Gross and members of the DuVall PTA helped to make these activities possible through their support! 

Questions? Email Mr. Attee please.

Week of June 1

From Mr. Tapp: I am missing work from:

Keller, Layla, Violet, Cian, Mahmoud, Chloe, Thomas and Ethan.

Please don’t forget to pick up your student’s desk items and drop off my classroom books, library books, safety belts and instruments tomorrow. If students are scheduled to meet with me during this time, they can come to another meeting. Meetings are 11, 11:30 and 12 (on Ranka name on BBB).

Promotion “ceremony” will be remote and taped, Mr. Attee will send out to everyone. More details to come as I know them. Also, we have a “swag bag” from the PTA filled with goodies and the memory book that will be given to each student. I will be delivering it to your front porch so I can also say “goodbye”. I’m working out the driving route and times and will let you know in the next couple days via blog. If it doesn’t work for you, or you’d rather I didn’t, you will have to email me and then Mr. Attee will drop off or you can pick up from the school.

Updates to come as soon as any other details are finalized. Thanks for your support and helping to keep your kids motivated and on task :).

Memory Book Page Missing from:

If you would like your child’s picture and page in the memory book it needs to be turned in by tomorrow as stated in the initial blog with the information. We are missing: Thomas, Ethan, Ariana, Stephen, Mahmoud, Cian, Olivia, Layla and Keller’s page. You can drop off or email to: All students and parents were emailed the page about 2 weeks ago.

June 2 Drop off/pick up

Below is a note from Mr. Attee about the procedure to follow for picking up and dropping off items. Many students took home classroom library books so PLEASE collect those to be brought back to me. When you bring them back, pls. put them in a bag with my name on it. Thanks so much in advance.

DuVall Families,

As our school year winds down, we have scheduled Tuesday, June 2nd as a day to allow families to pick up personal belongings that have been left at school due to the shutdown.  During this time, we will follow the same procedure that was used during the distribution of chromebooks and math materials to allow families to get back personal items for students that were left in desks/coat racks.  Also, we will collect any music instruments, library books, safety belts, and other classroom items that were borrowed prior to the COVID 19 Shutdown.  Please put classroom items in a bag with the teacher’s name on it so we know where to put it. As learning is still taking place, a future date will be shared when any chromebooks on loan will be returned.  Please hand any returned items to the staff member assisting you and  any items will then be returned to the building.

The procedure allows for parents to drive up to the bus lane on Francis Street near the preschool door (door 4) on Tuesday, June 2nd.  Parents/ Guardians must have a Driver’s ID.  A DuVall staff member will bring the parent the bagged student belongings.  Please follow the schedule of distribution for classes below so that we can have an orderly distribution of the student property  

11:00 – 11:20  Mrs. Courtright

11:20 – 11:40  Mrs. Ranka

11:40 – 12:00  Mrs. Moon

12:00 – 12:20 Ms. Cibasek

12:20 – 12:40 Mrs. Morrison

12:40 – 1:00  Mrs. Alabakoff 

1:00 – 1:20  Mrs. Burke

1:20 – 1:40 Ms. Sims

1:40 – 2:00 Mrs. Grahl  

2:00 – 2:20  Ms. Shapas

2:20 – 2:40 Mrs. Ross

2:40 – 3:00   Last call if you missed your time spot

Thank you for following the above guidelines and schedule for distribution to make this process possible as well as for the DuVall staff members who will be assisting during processing and distribution days.
Robert Attee