MOBYMAX online at home


Here is the link that leads to MOBYMAX.  MOBYMAX is an online tool that Snow students use to increase proficiency in math and reading.  Click this link:

Then have students log into CLEVER.  Then they will click on MOBYMAX.

I am sending home a list of which apps the students may practice at home.  We are having classroom and school-wide competitions.  Students with the most achievement badges will win prizes.  Thank you for your support in your child’s skill development!

Field Trip Oct. 1st

Good afternoon,

We will be traveling to Three Cedars Farm in Northville by school bus on Monday, October 1st.  If you’d like to chaperone, please make sure you have filled out the background check form in the office.  You will need to bring your driver’s license.  Background checks are good for 2 years, so if you filled one out last year, then you are all set! 🙂  Please see Ms. Michelle in the office by Friday AM if you are interested in chaperoning this field trip.  She can tell you if your form is up to date or if you need to renew.  More information on the trip will be sent home from Ms. AlSaad.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Mrs. Grizzell

A new week!

Good evening!

I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend!  I want to tell you all that it was so nice seeing you at open house last week!  I have such a wonderful class this year and now it makes sense after meeting all of the wonderful families!

Book bags were sent home this evening.  Please have your child read the book to you for 15-20 minutes.  If he/she finishes it before 20 minutes are up, please have our child log onto MobyMax at home to work on reading skills.  We are in a school-wide MobyMax competition to increase reading and phonic skill development.  Once students earn a badge, they may color a square on their charts hung in the classroom.  If you have any trouble logging onto MobyMax from home, please let me know.  Mrs. Bush will help.

Math homework was also sent home this evening.  Please see the attached parent note, if you have any questions.  We are learning many new strategies to solve math problems.  Hang tight, I know some of them seem foreign right now.  The students are catching on!  Also, there are many ways to solve a problem.  It’s ok if we all do not use the same strategy.

Wednesday is a late start.  School will begin at 9:35 a.m.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Grizzell


Free Lunch Available to ALL Students

Dearborn Schools Offering Free Lunch, Breakfast To All Students

-All students except preschool now eligible for free meals under special federal guidelines

Dearborn Public Schools is expanding its free lunch programs to all students, regardless of family income.

The District was recently informed by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) that it was eligible to offer free meals across the district based on criteria in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school meals program.  Previously, free meals under CEP were offered to all kindergarten to 8th grade students at 14 schools in the district.   Free meals across the rest of the district started the week of September 10, 2018.

“Any time we can provide our students with resources that will help them be successful in school, such as a nutritious breakfast and or a healthy lunch, that’s a positive that we cannot pass up,” said Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.


Studies show that good health, including good nutrition is important to student success.


While students will not need money to buy meals, most schools will continue to offer individual items for sale in their cafeteria such as extra milk, snacks, or a second lunch.  Children would need money in hand or in their student account to buy those items.


The CEP program will be retroactive to the beginning of the school year.  Students who already paid for lunches will have that money refunded to their student accounts or might be eligible for a refund.   Any refund details are still being considered, and details will be shared with schools as soon as they are available.

Even with the expansion of the lunch program, the district will still ask families to fill out information about household income, although on a different form.  This information is needed for schools to be eligible for other programs, including federal Title 1 funding. Dearborn Public Schools received more than $12 million in such funding last year. Dearborn Schools will also have to occasionally survey selected families to see if the district still qualifies for CEP.


While not all of Dearborn’s schools qualify for CEP on their own, the district used a provision that allows it to average schools together to meet the threshold for all its 36 kindergarten through 12thgrade schools.  The program is not available to preschool students, so it will not be offered at Cotter School. (Students enrolled in the GSRP program at Cotter can qualify for free or reduced lunch under other federal programs.) Students will also be able to get free breakfasts in the buildings that offer the CEP program.  Across Michigan, 652 schools participate in CEP.


CEP was designed to allow schools or districts with a higher percentage of low-income families to streamline the free lunch process.  To qualify for the program, the area needs to have 40 percent of students automatically identified for free lunch. Typically, that means the family already receives some other type of assistance such as food stamps or Medicare.


The schools that were already enrolled in CEP include Becker Elementary, Henry Ford Elementary, Lowrey School, Maples Elementary, McCollough Elementary, McDonald Elementary, Miller Elementary, Oakman Elementary, River Oaks Elementary, Salina Elementary and Intermediate, Unis Middle, William Ford Elementary and Woodworth Middle.


Homework Tonight

Good Afternoon,

Your child will be coming home with spelling and math homework tonight.  The spelling consists of a worksheet with choices for your child to study his/her words.  Your child may pick ANY THREE of the boxes to work on for the week.  Spelling is due on Friday.  Our spelling test will be Friday as well.  For math, there is one worksheet that matches what we worked on in class today.  There is a “Homework Helper” sheet attached to homework to help if you have any questions.  Math will be due tomorrow.

Thank you for your support at home!