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Playground – The playground can get very muddy if it is above freezing. Please make sure your students have an extra set of shoes and clothes in their lockers everyday.

Holiday activities– We have many holiday activities planned for the week before break.

Holiday Week Activities  2021

Monday, December 13th:

*White Out! Wear white and hope for snow!

Tuesday, December 14th:

*Hat/Holiday Headwear day!

Field Trip to the Dearborn Smokehouse – Permission slips are going home tomorrow. Please sign and return ASAP.

Wednesday, December 15th:

*Color block Wednesday! Wear holiday colors!

Make Gingerbread houses 2PM

Thursday December 16th:

*Pajama Day

Friday, December 17th:

*Dress your best for the New Year and sing along!

*Parents are invited to an outdoor sing along at 2 pm in the back parking lot. Make sure to bundle up!

Gingerbread house sign up information – I am so excited to bring back making Gingerbread houses to the 3rd grade. I have done this for almost every year of my 30 years of teaching and it is still so much fun!! Many supplies are needed to make gingerbread houses so I ask everyone to donate one thing. I will need 2 volunteers to help clean up and 2 to help set up. Each child can bring 1 adult to help them if the wish. Everyone must have completed an iChat form in the office to participate. Please make sure this it done by 12/8 so there is time to process it.

Please click HERE to sign up to bring supplies for volunteer.

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Winter Guidelines

Dear Parent & Guardians,

Now that cold and snowy weather is here, it’s important for students to dress appropriately for the conditions. Students need to wear a winter jacket to school and also bring a hat and gloves. When snow is on the ground, students need to bring boots and snow pants. If the temperature is 20 degrees or warmer, students will still be going outside for recess. A copy of our Winter Guidelines for student dress is outlined below.

Winter Guidelines for Outdoor Recess

Students go outside for recess two times a day, even during the winter months. We use the following guidelines to determine when it is safe for students to be outside. To make this determination, we use the “feels like” temperature (wind chill) as reported by the National Weather Service. Please make sure your child is prepared with the necessary outerwear.

TEMPERATURE GUIDELINES:

  • Below 20 degrees, we do not go outside
  • 20 degrees or higher, we go outside

Clothing

During the months of December through March, students should bring boots every day as there are many areas on the playground that can get quite snowy and/or muddy. Labeling items with your child’s first and last name can help us to return any lost items. We expect that students will wear the following winter gear when heading outside for recess.

CLOTHING GUIDELINES:

  • 50-60 degrees: Long sleeves
  • 40-50 degrees: Jacket or sweatshirt or coat
  • 30-40 degrees: Winter jacket, hat and mittens/gloves and covered legs (i.e tights, jeans, pants)
  • Below 30 and if snowy: Full set of snow gear to play in the snow (winter jacket, snow pants, hat, mittens, and boots)
  • December – March: Bring boots and shoes daily 

Students who do not wear snow pants and boots will not be able to play in the snow.

Students who do not bring boots will still go outdoors, but are expected to stay on the sidewalk.

Thank you for helping to make sure your student is prepared for the Michigan Winter!

Mrs. Fournier

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An advisory message from the Dearborn School Nurses

If your child or anyone in your household has been exposed over the Thanksgiving Break to Covid, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

If your child or anyone in your household has any symptoms of illness or has tested positive for covid, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

If your child or anyone in your household is unable to pass the Daily District Screener, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

If your child or anyone in your household has a covid test result that is pending—either rapid or PCR, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

We need every individual to follow this advisory message in order for us to help mitigate that spread of Covid-19 within our school community.

Sincerely,

The Dearborn School Nurses

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Weekly Update

Jules is Star of the Week – next week’s Star of the Week is Zain.

Firefighter visit – this week we will be visited by Jennifer the Firefighter in preparation for our trip to the Dearborn Smokehouse on December 14th at 12:30.

Fire House visit December 14th– I will be sending a permission slip this week after the firefighter visits. We will be learning about fire safety and practicing how to leave your house if there is a fire. This is a small location and there is not much space for chaperones.

Late Start next week – December 8th – School starts 1 hour later.

Zoom in the Room – I have been trying to make Zoom available to students who have needed to stay home due to illness this year. If you are home and would like to Zoom with the class, please send me an email or Class Dojo message, that you will be joining us by Zoom and I will turn it on for you. If you join by Zoom I will not count it as an absence, if you participate all day.

Winter Break – School closed at the end of the day 12/17. School resumes on January 3rd.

Academics – This week begins week 3 of our ELA Unit Government for the People. In math we are continuing Unit 3 on Multiplication and Division properties. We will be taking the Mid-Module test on Wednesday. The practice test is available to take 10 times before Wednesday. We will continue working in our Government book in social studies.

Mid year NWEA – We will be taking our NWEA again in January after the holiday break. Please have your student practice MobyMax for about 15-20 minutes each day to fill in any missing gaps and help get ready for the test.

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Weekly Update

No School – November 24, 25, 26 – Closed for Thanksgiving break – I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday break!

No Spelling words, test or grammar pamphlet this week.

No Star of the Week – Week of November 22-23, Week of November 30 – Jules is Star of the Week

Mid-Module quiz will be Tuesday November 30th when we return from break.

Mid-Module practice quiz in now open and can be taken 10 times until November 29th.

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Halal Turkey and Covid Vaccines

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Parent meeting link for today

Hello Howe Family!

Today will be our first Parent Meeting from 2:30 to 3:30 pm!

Below is the Zoom link for the meeting:

Parent Meeting Zoom Link

Click below to find out more information about our Parent Meeting:

Parent Meeting November

We hope that you can make it today!

Stay safe and healthy!

fe and healthy!

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Weekly Update

Happy Birthday Lev!

Star of the Week is Meral.  Next week there is no Star of the Week since we only have 2 days. Star of the Week for 11/29 is Jules.

No School – 11/24-11/26 – Thanksgiving Break

12/2 – Firefigher will visit the 3rd grade to discuss fire safety and other safety issures.

12/14 3rd grade field trip to the Fire Station Smoke house to learn more about fire safety. 

MobyMax practice – Please have your child practice with MobyMax for 20 minutes – 5 minutes on each of the following Fact Fluency, Math, Language, Vocabulary.  If you have an IRIP contract practice Foundational reading also. 

MobyMax Login – Go to MobyMax.com for School type – Howe Trainable then login with username: their student number, password: howe

Academics – We have begun Unit 3 in ELA called Government and People.   We will be writing an informational essay in class about a person who changed the world.  Students have picked their topic and are beginning to take notes.  In Social Studies we have started our Government Unit.  In Math we have begun Unit 3 Multiplication and Division with Units 0, 1, and 6-10.

Science Test on Animals Through Time Unit. Here is the Study Guide.

Parent Meeting – We will have our first Parent Meeting on Friday, November 19th from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. A zoom link will be posted on November 19th to the school’s blog for the event.  Teachers will also share the zoom link through their blogs also. We hope that you can make it and look forward to further strengthening our community! Click below to find out more information about our Parent Meeting:

Parent Meeting November

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Parent Meeting

Hello Howe Family!

We will have our first Parent Meeting on Friday, November 19th from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

Click below to find out more information about our Parent Meeting:

Parent Meeting November

A zoom link will be posted on November 19th to the school’s blog for the event.  Teachers will also share the zoom link through their blogs also.

We hope that you can make it and look forward to further strengthening our community!

Stay safe and healthy!

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Conferences and More

Tonight I will see:

4:15 Mina

4:35 Addie

4:55 Layla

5:15 Zain

5:45 Muhammad

6:05 Christian

6:45 Ali S

To join the conference, go to the Schoology Welcome screen and click on the Zoom link

On Thursday I will see:

4:00-4:15 Lianna

4:20 Zainab

4:40 Bianca

5:00 Ali N

5:25 Ali R

5:45 Rida

Yearbook – Our school picture company no longer has a Yearbook department, they will print it for us if someone takes group shots and coordinates the set up. If you are interested in helping with this project please let me know.

Spelling Bee – We will be conducting several spelling bees over the next couple of weeks and picking one winner per grade to compete against the rest of the city.

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