IReady School-Wide Contest!!

Snow Wolves,

We only have 8 more weeks of school and to finish strong we are having an iReady competition!

Each week the top 5 students with the most minutes will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Custard  Co. on Monroe Street.

The Custard Company donated $5 gift card for prizes!!!

The competition begins Monday 4/26/21

Baby Picture/Guess Who Board!

Hello 5th Grade Parents and Families!

We are continuing the tradition of the ‘Guess Who Bulletin Board’ featuring a baby photo for each fifth grader. As this school year has been unique to any other, we wanted to do the traditional bulletin board at school, but also a virtual version for students to have and share. It will be a celebration of each of the amazing individuals who are finishing their elementary

We will need the following:

  1. Your student’s full name
  2. Your student’s current teacher
  3. What your 5th grader wants to be when they grow up
  4. A digital baby photo of your student
  5. A digital current photo of your student
    Send the above to Krista Jones via email ( or What’s App at 517-974-3939, no later than April 30th .

Thank you for your help!

M-Step Testing Begins on April 12th!

Dear Team 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

The M-Step (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) test begins on Monday, April 12th.  Over the next several weeks, your fifth grade student will be taking 4 M-Step State tests:

-English Language Arts



-Social Studies

Your student will be testing, in school, on their hybrid schedule days. Group A will be testing on Mondays and Thursday, and Group B will be testing on Tuesdays and Fridays.  As always, this is a very important test. 

Your child is encouraged to bring headphones/earbuds and a computer mouse for them to use on those days.  A computer mouse is extremely helpful to the students.  We are allowing mint gum and peppermint mints to have during testing as well. If you would like to send those things with your child, you’re more than welcome to. 

IMPORTANT!! To ensure an optimum testing environment, we need your support. Here are some very important, and proven, suggestions:

  • Ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep
  • Have your child eat a healthy breakfast
  • Please get your child to school on time
  • Send a healthy snack and a water bottle to school with your child
  • Encourage your child to do their best

We want your child’s M-Step experience to be as relaxed and stress free as possible. Students will not be tested for long periods of time. Testing sessions will be short and breaks will be given as needed.  

Thank you for all of your help and support for this very important test.

The students HAVE been working so hard this year, and I know they will DO THEIR BEST, to be the BEST version of themselves!

GO TEAM 5th grade!! You’re going do an AMAZING job on the test!!


Mr. D

A letter from Dr. Maleyko: April 6-9 2021 Virtual Learning for all students in Dearborn Public Schools Following the Spring Break


Our staff and students have been doing an outstanding job with following all of our COVID 19 safety rules. I have visited every school in Dearborn Public Schools during the month of March to observe COVID 19 safety protocols and classroom instruction. I am extremely proud of our incredible staff, students and the community. We will continue to place safety as a top priority, and with an abundance of caution we have decided to place all students on a virtual schedule for the week of April 6-9 following the Spring Break. We realize that families may be traveling over the break and may interact with more individuals during the Easter holiday. This means that three days will be changed to synchronous online learning instead of Hybrid learning (April 6th, 8th, and 9th). Wednesday April 7th was already scheduled as a virtual day.

In addition, we have sent communications regarding our free COVID 19 Antigen Testing site at Edsel Ford High School on April 5 from 11am-6pm. I am encouraging all staff, students and community members who want peace of mind to please go to the site for testing on April 5. Click here to view the information regarding this testing clinic that will be run by the State of Michigan at Edsel Ford. 

We still have some challenges to face with the pandemic moving forward, and I encourage everyone to follow the COVID 19 safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus. However, I also believe that we have some positive news on the horizon as more vaccines are now available and Dearborn Public Schools is planning to partner with vaccine providers to get students who are sixteen and over vaccinated during the month of April.  For those of you who celebrate the Easter holiday or any other holiday during this time, I wish you and your family all the best for a happy holiday season.

Please stay safe and remember to wear your mask.


Glenn M. Maleyko, Ph.D.


In-Person Learning Starts Monday, March 8th!

Hey Team Fifth Grade Families!

The official start date of the Hybrid IN-PERSON learning plan starts on Monday, March 8th…I AM SO EXCITED!!

Beginning on March 8th, fifth grade students will be back in the classroom for face-to-face instruction using a Hybrid plan.  The Hybrid plan will have students attending school IN-PERSON twice a week.  Wednesday’s will be remote learning starting at 8:40 am.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: DUE TO A LARGE NUMBER OF TEACHER VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS, THURSDAY MARCH 11th, AND FRIDAY MARCH 12th ARE VIRTUAL ONLY DAYS. ALL WEDNESDAYS ARE VIRTUAL AS WELL. So, this means that on March 8th, Group A will come to school, and March 9th Group B will come to school. The rest of the week (March 10th-12th) will be virtual learning (ZOOM 8:40-2:20).

The class will be split into 2 groups: Group A and Group B.  Each group will have their own schedule.  The schedules below will explain more thoroughly what a student’s day and week will look like. 


Click this link to view the schedule for: GROUP A

Here are the students who are in Group A:

Mohammad AbuSabha, Hamza Alaidaros, Hayat Alhajjai, Essa Almaweri, Yousif Almuflahi, Blaire Andrews, Miriam Anwar, Adiba Aun, Mae Aun, Malak Bazzi, William Castillo, Thao Ho, Shahd Saeed, and McKenna Petersen (14 students)


Click this link to view the schedule for: Group B

Here are the students who are in Group B:

Renata HerreraRuiz, Ayman Hijazi, Xavier Jones, Nour Khalife, Matt Kujawski, Luke Majetic, James Perro, Ali Saab, Mohamed Saad, Lizette Sancen-Lopez, Khaled Shami, Hashim Shareef, and Amira Traore. (13 students)

For everyone’s safety, please follow these important instructions each time your child comes to school:


1. Fifth Grade students will line up on the blacktop at the Upper El doors on the Houston Street side of Snow (DOOR 12), at 9:35 am. The first bell rings at 9:40 and I will walk the students in. Students must wear a mask. PLEASE BE ON TIME, thank you!

2. School is dismissed at 2:20 pm. Students will exit at the Upper El doors on the Houston Street side of Snow–DOOR 12) at 2:20. 

3. Students must wear a mask the entire time while in school.

4. Students should bring a water bottle that is CLEARLY LABELED with their NAME ON IT.

Students should bring a backpack with their school supplies such as:

  • Math Learn Book Module 3 and 4
  • Math Practice Book
  • A WATER BOTTLE that is CLEARLY LABELED with your student’s FIRST and LAST name.
  • Personal white-board
  • Personal Hand Sanitizer
  • Close Reading Book Titled: Technology’s Impact on Society
  • 2 books of your choice from home
  • Pens, pencils, notebooks for writing, folder, dry erase markers, highlighter, and any other supplies that might be useful. 

Note: Students will NOT be leaving their items in school.  They will bring them back and forth in their backpack.

For all the complete details please click this link: Hybrid Learning Plan

I am SO THANKFUL for ALL your support this year!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

With so much respect,

Mr. D