Important Updates!

Greetings Howard Families, 

I trust that you and your family are well and staying safe and healthy. I wanted to share a few updates to take note of. Please remember to sign in and out with the time and initials for drop off and pick up. These documents are an essential part of licensing, and if not filled out correctly, it puts our license in jeopardy. In the entryway of Door 10, there is a sign taped to the wall as another reminder. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. 

Please note a change in the drop-off and pick-up procedures; when dropping off still call our direct line at the site, 313-827-6363. However, when you drop off and pick up, please come near the cafeteria’s windows so that I can have visual contact. Per the district policy, we ask that parents do NOT enter the building, except the small area of Door 10. Please do not go past the doors that lead into the school. If I do not answer the phone, we are outside and will leave a sign to let you know. 

Please remember to pack an extra mask in your child’s backpack with a Ziploc bag labeled with your child/children’s name on it. Lastly, as it merely slipped my mind, I wanted to let everyone know that I have a class on Thursday afternoon and will not be available. Mr. Corry, the Multi-Site Manager for Howard and a few other schools, will be at Howard on Thursday afternoons. 

Take care,

Marisa Budimir

Updates! PLEASE READ

Howard Families!

I hope that you are well and that your family is safe and healthy. It’s been a while since I last posted, and I wanted to inform you of Kids Club updates. Also, check-in as I miss you guys and can’t wait to see each of you in-person. Hopefully soon! As many know, the Board of Education approved a Back to School plan in October regarding COVID-19 and the matrixes to in-person instruction. As a community, we have reached one out of the two measures, and we are close to reaching the second measure of the percentage rate being less than 5%. I checked the report sent out Tuesday morning, and we are at a 6.2% positivity rate. We are heading in the right direction, and I’m hopeful that we will have some form of normalcy, as this has been a challenging year for all of us.

With this being said, we WILL have Kids Club during Hybrid Learning, and there ARE changes to registration that I wanted to share with you. You should have received an email from Ms. Stover regarding all the new information related to the registration process. We have partnered with ELEYO to make the registration process easier for YOU; click here for more details. Later this week, I will post a short video explaining how to get to the site and what it looks like for those that benefit from that, as I received a lot of positive feedback from the other video that I made back in the spring. It can be confusing at first, and I want to ensure that you have all the information needed. Please note that if you have registered for Kids Club for the 2020-21 school year with our traditional paper forms, you WILL need to re-register as that registration is NOT valid. As always, if you have ANY questions, please email me or comment on this post, and I would be happy to help and answer any questions that you may have! 🙂 Be on the lookout for the video this week, and I hope to hear from some of you!

Stay Safe and Healthy,

Miss. Marisa

Important Information PLEASE READ

Howard Families,

I’m sure that you have already gotten an email about Kids Club but I wanted to personally make an announcement about it. Without further ado, here is the information needed: 

Due to COVID-19, all Kids Club Registrations must go through the Early Childhood Office at 18700 Audette, Dearborn 48124. There will be NO on-site registration. For those who want to refer back to my video that I made last year click here.   

Steps: 

  1. Go to Early Childhood Programs | Dearborn Public Schools
  2. Print and complete the forms from this page: Registration Forms for all programs | Early Childhood Programs
  3. Print and complete the PACKET pages from this page: Kid’s club and Preschool Registration Packet Items | Early Childhood Programs

A check made payable to Dearborn Public Schools must accompany these forms. Drop off ALL completed forms and registration payment at door #2 at 18700 Audette at least 72 hours before you wish your child to begin attending. You may go ahead and register with your “normal” Kids Club schedule and then change it if the district goes with a “hybrid” A/B Option Schedule. You can email an “amended” schedule to our billing secretary before schools reopen. (We must have a written record, not a phone call.) You must have a zero balance to register. 

PLEASE NOTE: We must have a minimum number of students to open Kids Club at your school.  Please Register for Kids Club 2020-21 without delay. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me. I’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have! 🙂 
~Miss Marisa 

Checking In!

Howard Kids Club,

I hope everyone is doing well and adjusting to remote learning; it’s hard to believe that it’s been a month into the school year. I wanted to let you know that I have been thinking about you and have missed you so much. I can’t wait for the day where we can see each other again. I haven’t really been posting because there are not really many updates to give you as of right now, but whenever I do have updates, I’ll be sure to share them. As of right now, there is no new information. You are all in my thoughts, and I’m cheering you on as we all navigate remote learning together, from a distance, of course. If you need anything, please let me know, but for now, this is all I have. Stay Safe and Healthy; we will get through this together. 🙂 

Much Love, 

Miss Marisa 

 

 

 

Keychains with Miss Marisa!

Howard Families,

I hope you guys enjoy this video, it took me five times over the last couple weeks to record and edit. In case you haven’t noticed I’m somewhat of a perfectionist. Just want to make something that you guys will enjoy! Missing you guys dearly and looking forward to when I can see you all in person. In the description on Youtube there is a link in which it goes into step by step detail in case you need it! 🙂  It’s hard to believe that we have been at this for 10 weeks almost, that’s insane. It’s even crazier that the end of the school year is fastly approaching!

Much love,

Miss Marisa

Mr Bryan gets surprised by water.

So guys I thought this was pretty cool. My roommate was doing a project about water and how it can act differently if it’s with other things.

First going to turn it over to someone more knowledgeable than me. 😅

so now onto part of the project that my roommate worked on. They had to leave a few drops of water in a glass and write what happened and my glasses upside down and why the water acted like that.

no I’m sure you guys have noticed before that when drinking water sometimes droplets stick to the bottom of the glass. Water doesn’t do this and all of the things that can be put in so it was really fascinating. This is because on a molecular level they are somewhat similar. Think of that a sort of like magnets at least that’s how I understand it.

So guys I think I’m going to spend a few days to see what else water would react you like that if you guys know any please share in the comments.

Something to Share!

Howard Families,

We miss you and hope that everyone had a wonderful/restful holiday! Let us not forget the men and women that sacrificed their life for our freedom. I hope that everyone is staying safe, cool and healthy, during this time things can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. There is a valuable resource that I wanted to share with you. I’ve been using it constantly while remotely working and when I was finishing up school. Here is the link: https://calmingroom.scusd.edu/home

It has so much to offer, I hope you find it as useful as I have. Let us remember to check in with family/friends during this time. Also, if you ever need something please don’t hesitate to contact us. We may be your child’s Kids Club teacher but if there is something that we can do to help even if it’s just a word of encouragement please let us know! 🙂 

Keep on the lookout for some new videos in the next couple weeks. 

Take Care, 

Miss Marisa