This year’s theme for March Reading Month is “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” We will engage students in fun activities that will encourage a love of reading and at the same time stimulate them in thinking about what road they may want to take in their lives, where they may want to “go”. Wherever they may want to go, reading can take them there! They can travel in their minds to anywhere a book takes them, the possibilities are limitless. Reading can also take them there by providing them with benefits such as increased comprehension and fluency, improved writing skills, and an expanded vocabulary. This will lead them to greater success in school, which in turn can lead them to a brighter academic future. We want our students to imagine the places they’ll go when they are consistently engaged in reading. We encourage our families to support us by making sure each child is reading a half hour a day, everyday. We look forward to parents visiting our school to read to our students and having fun with us on Bingo Night which is planned for March 17th from 3:30-5:00. Thank you for your continued support!
-The Reading Committee
Congratulations to Khalid, Oshaish, Yusef, Sufian, Ahmed, Jamal, Nada, and Halima for achieving 1 and 2’s on their report card.
Citizenship Awards: Oshaish, Yasmeen, Nabila, Hayam, and Malak.
The citizens of Flint face a very serious and long term water crisis. People all across the state and country are stepping up to help and now we can too!
ALL THIS WEEK, ALL DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE COLLECTING CASES OF WATER FOR FLINT. THIS IS A DISTRICT WIDE EFFORT BY ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.
Please drop off your donation of bottled water before January 29th to any school!
On Friday, January 29 a semi-truck, donated by an Oakman parent, will be in the parking lot of Oakman Elementary School from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. The same truck will be in the parking lot of the Administration Building from Noon- 3:00 pm.
Depending on the time or location that is more convenient, schools can bring their collected water to either one of the locations to be loaded on the truck.
At 3:00 pm the truck will deliver the water to the Friends of Flint Water Drive being held from 10am – 7pm at the Redford Jaycee Hall.
The District has committed our support to this event which is being supported by cities and schools in our area.
This week we will be testing NWEA. Here are some test-taking tips:
- Make sure to get a good night’s sleep before a test
- Listen carefully to the instructions and read each question carefully
- Stay focused on the test, even if other students finish early
During the break, students will decorate a real cereal box with the illustrations and information related to the book they read using the directions below. I expect a lot of time, effort, and hard work to be put into these reports. I also will expect all directions to be followed, so a copy of the rubric that will be used to grade the book report has been attached.
The book report is due Monday, January 4, 2016!
Don’t forget to stop by the library and pick up plenty of books to read. Make sure you are reading every night for 30 minutes.
- Log on to MobyMax everyday and complete a few math and science problems.
- Make sure to log in to the NWEA site and practice reading and math.
- Workout pages 98, 99, 100, 101, 108, 109
- Study Links page 77
Have a wonderful winter break!
Math Workshop is a structure that allows individual students, pairs, or small groups to work on a set of related activities that focus on similar or different mathematical content.
Fourth graders around the district were invited to the Dearborn Symphony for the Annual Dearborn Youth Concert. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience a live performance of a professional orchestra.
4th Annual Robert Cipriano Cross Country Meet
Saturday, October 17th
Ford Field Park located at Cherry Hill and Brady St. in Dearborn
Qualified 4th-8th grade students will be participating in an annual cross country meet.
Open Staff Run: 8:30am
4th Grade Girls: 9am
4th Grade Boys: 9:20am
5th Grade Girls: 9:40am
5th Grade Boys: 10am
Middle School All Students(6-8th grade): 10:30am