June 9

US Census is important!

Dear Parent(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here: 

https://my2020census.gov/

Sincerely,

Ms. Fadhl

May 29

Curriculum Review

Parents can preview possible curriculum changes

Dearborn Public Schools is offering a chance for parents and community members to explore two new curriculum resources the District is recommending for next year – one for elementary English Language Arts and the other for some high school math. Both curriculums provide extensive digital resources that are available for school and home use.

Interested parents can view some of the materials online and then learn more about the resources during online meetings on Monday for the elementary program and Tuesday for the math program.

Both curriculum resources have gone through extensive evaluation by Dearborn teachers and have been recommended by the District’s curriculum committee. This is part of the District’s regular process to update and implement new curriculum.  Please note, these changes have not yet been approved by the Board of Education.

Elementary Reading and Writing 

Elementary parents are invited to learn more about the Benchmark Advance English Language Arts program that the District is considering for all the kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms.

Benchmark Advance © 2021 is a standards-based, core English Language Arts program. Language arts includes reading and writing and also impacts text-based resources for science and social studies.  The Benchmark program provides lessons and practice in all areas of reading including phonological awareness, phonics and word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  Writing is also included.

Parents are invited to attend a Zoom meeting with Benchmark representatives for more information and a Q & A session on Monday, June 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.  Please email communications@dearbornschools.org for information on logging into the Zoom meeting and to get login information to view a sample of the digital curriculum material.

Secondary math

Parents also are invited to learn more about the enVision AGA math program that is recommended for adoption for use for Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry instruction.  

enVision AGA is a highly rated program and has been researched and piloted in Dearborn classrooms over the last two years. Textbooks, workbooks and an extensive collection of digital resources, including interactives, mathematical modeling, and adaptive practice are part of  enVision’s high quality program. 

Parents can view enVision materials using the link to a padlet: enVision Math

In addition to previewing the materials online, parents are invited to attend a Google Meet with enVision/Savvas representatives for more information and for a Q & A session on Tuesday, June 2 from 4 to 5 p.m.  Please email communications@dearbornschools.org for information on accessing the Google Meet event. 

For more information about the possible curriculum changes, contact Dr. Ross Groover, K-12 Consultant for Curriculum & Professional Development, at groover@dearbornschools.org.

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May 19

GSRP Pre-school

PreK for 4 year olds!

ATTENTION All FAMILIES WITH A FOUR-YEAR-OLD CHILD: Dearborn Schools offers a Free Preschool Program

GSRP is a free program for all eligible families and is designed to give a high quality preschool experience prior to Kindergarten. 

Eligibility is primarily based on family income (federal poverty level), life experiences and child’s age.   If your child’s birth date is between December 2, 2015 to December 1, 2016, your child may qualify for this program.  

If you would like to be sent information about registration for the 2020-2021 school year please fill in the GSRP Interest Form 2020-2021 and someone will contact you as we start the registration process. 

If you have any other questions please email Amy Modica modicaa@dearbornschools.org

تنبيه الى جميع الأسر التي لديها طفل يبلغ من العمر أربع سنوات

 مدارس ديربورن تقدم برنامج مرحلة ما قبل المدرسة المجاني

May 12

Coming soon: Big Blue Button

Ms. Fadhl is going to give the Big Blue Button a try!! How exciting….I know I am excited! I hope to see you all there! I have provided directions again on how to set up your student in the iLearn course.


Class: Ms. Fadhl’s Learning Station
Date: Thursday, May 14th
Time: 2:00 pm

Help your child participate with their teachers, by following the directions below:

● If starting on the DPS Home Page:

● Click on the – Student Portal – tab:

● Click on the – iLearn Classrooms – tab:

⭐️ Bookmark this link for quick + easy access

● Enter your Username (Student ID#) + Password (Student Birthdate)

● Click on your child’s course: Young 5’s & Kdg.

● Click the Big Blue Button and look for the class you wish to eneter!

● Select, “Join Meeting” + allow audio/camera

● Wait for your teacher to begin!

How to Login to iLearn: https://youtu.be/yC_BKYBS6Z0

Big Blue Button Video: https://youtu.be/n9_jw-uPo3E  

May 5

Needed materials Pick up

Henry Ford Families: This Friday May 8th from 1:00-3:30 pm

Student supplies are available for pick up. Kindergarten supplies available with be paper (journal), pencils, and crayons.

Kindergartens time will be from 1:00-1:30 pm

If you have multiple students, you only need to come at one time.

April 16

Work Load: April 16th

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1if7fFRjnskz1aumiP1iPCs1ZGPqxJ9LVnfIwnCMUxj4/mobilebasic (Kindergarten grid)

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Here is an outline of today’s assignments (Thursday, April 16th): 

● SPELLING: Sight Words (play, so, no) / write 3 times each using different colors

● READING:  Listen to the story, “Tops and Bottoms,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj7_IdQTZBc

⭐️ Read book bag books and practice sight words, too! 📖 

⭐️ https://www.raz-kids.com/

● WRITING (“Tops and Bottoms”):  What made bear start working on his own garden?  Draw and write your response.

● MATH:  Lesson 32.  Watch the video (see grid).  Complete the Problem Set (p. 137, 139-140) and Homework (p. 127-130).

⭐️ https://www.zearn.org/

● SCIENCE:  None
● SOCIAL STUDIES:  Watch the video, ‘Where Am I Now?,’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryb26FjpgUE&feature=youtu.be / Discuss with a family member –  how can you use positional words to tell or show someone where you are at? 

March 30

Spirit Week

Henry Ford Spirit Week: 3/30-4/3

Mon: Dress as a Hero/Villain
Tues: Crazy Hair Day
Wed: Broncos Colors Day (dark blue & white)
Thurs: Selfie with Art Work you made
Fri: Caught Reading

Share your pictures so I can post them AND share with the School send them to 313-451-1766.