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This Week’s News

Star of the Week – Kareem, next week will by Myla beginning on Monday 3/4.

Academics

Math –

Monday – Lesson 23 must do all

Tuesday No School – Election day – Get out and VOTE – this is a very important millage for our district.

Wednesday – Lesson 24 must do all

Thursday – Lesson 25 must do all, Study guide

Friday – Review Study guide – Chapter 3 test

ELA -For ELA we are doing the pamphlet for Unit 6 Week 3– Spelling – Ou as in how and out, Grammar- Standard English U6 W3 Spelling practice

Science we have started chapter 3 studying environmental traits.

March is Reading month is coming up! We will be having a book fair and other fun activates. More information to come soon.

Spelling Bee – The district spelling bee will be on Monday, February 25th at Fordson High School. Howe School is being represented by Malak in 3rd at 5 PM, Amir Y in 4th at 6:15 and Layla in 5th at 7:30. Come out and cheer them on!

Millage Message is to once again let everyone know that the Operational Millage Renewal is NOT AN INCREASE.  

In fact, the cap on this tax is dropping from 6.17 mills to 4 mills. That’s a 2.17 mill DECREASE in the cap amount. 

That means that up to this point the District could assess up to 6.17 mills but if the millage is renewed the District can only assess up to 4 mills. That is a decrease in the cap amount.  

How much is the District currently assessing?  2.05 mills.  

The amount that the District can assess is based on a State formula and not determined by the District. It is tied to enrollment and the overall property value in the District.  If State funding were to continue to increase the homeowner part of this millage could drop to 0.  

The larger funding source for the Operational Millage Renewal is the 18 mills that are assessed on businesses. This too is not an increase, only a renewal of what has been paid by businesses since 1994 when the State changed how schools are funded. This is not unique to Dearborn as all school districts in the state have this 18 mill tax on business. If this is not renewed the amount of funding the District receives from the State would decrease and Dearborn would become one of the lowest funded districts in the State. 

If anyone tells you that the Operating Millage Renewal is an increase they are not sharing accurate information or do not understand how this millage renewal works.  Please refer them to https://dearbornschools.org/operating-millage-renewal/  for accurate information.

Have a wonderful day and please make sure to vote now or vote on February 27th.

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Weekly News

Star of the Week – Kareem

Academics

Math – Monday – No School – President’s day – Enjoy your day off

Tuesday – Topic C quiz

Wednesday – Lesson 20 must do all

Thursday – Lesson 21 must do all

Friday – Lesson 22 must do all

ELA -For ELA we are doing the pamphlet for Unit 6 Week 2 – Spelling – Long oo, short oo, Grammar – Adjective and Adverbs.

Science we have started chapter 3 studying Animal traits and the Code.

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Valentine’s box please have your child create a Valentine’s day mail box or bag at home to collect your Valentine’s day mail. You can use a empty tissue box or shoe box. Don’t forget to add your name so your friends can deliver your cards. – We will be celebrating Valentine’s day by sharing cards with each other. If you would like to include a small piece of candy with each card that is fine. We will be addressing our cards to each of our classmates and signing our name. I will be sent a list on 2/4 of names on Class Dojo.  PLEASE NO candy for me! I need to lose some weight.

Michael Berry Dentist visit – Wednesday, 2/14 – 9:00 AM – Please arrive on time we will be leaving right when school starts. This will be a fun trip! Kids have really enjoyed this in the past. They will get to play games and activities about oral hygiene.

Science test this week – we will be having the Chapter 2 Science test on Wednesday or Thursday. Here is the study guide for Chapter 2 test. It will be given in class on Monday.

ELA – Unit 6 Week 1 – Spelling – Irregular Plurals, Grammar – Irregular Plural Nouns – U6 W1 Spelling practice

Math –

Monday – Lesson 15 must do all

Tuesday – Lesson 16 must do all

Wednesday – Lesson 17 must do all

Thursday – Lesson 18 must do all

Friday – Lesson 19 must do all

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Teacher of the Year

The First Bell: Nominations open for Teacher of the Year


Nominations open for Teacher of the Year

Nominations have now opened for the 2024 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Award.   This annual award is sponsored by the Dearborn Area Read more…

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Weekly News

Noah is Star of the Week– He will be bringing a poster about himself, sharing, his favorite book and a letter from his parents telling us what makes him so special to them. Kareem will be star of the week starting on February 20th.

Valentine’s day – We will be celebrating Valentine’s day by sharing cards with each other. If you would like to include a small piece of candy with each card that is fine. We will be addressing our cards to each of our classmates and signing our name. I will be sending a list of names on Class Dojo. Please feel free to make a Valentine’s day mail box or bag at home to collect your Valentine’s day mail. You can use a empty tissue box or shoe box. Don’t forget to add your name so your friends can deliver your cards. PLEASE NO candy for me! I need to lose some weight.

Dentist trip – We will be having an in school field trip to the Dental School over at the Michael Berry Center at 9 AM on Wednesday 2/14. The dental students have designed some games and activities to teach about oral hygiene. Please arrive on time we will be walking over there right away.

Howe Character trait of the month – Hello Parents, Here at Howe, we are introducing monthly character traits to build a school-wide culture. This month we will be discussing Integrity. Integrity can be hard… Especially at school. Students nowadays have lots of pressure to perform perfectly on tests, not get in
trouble, and have lots of friends. But what happens when the truth comes into question and they have to make some hard decisions that feel uncomfortable? Although they’re in elementary school we can be seen working on Integrity daily through the simplest things. Here is our Parent Letter about Integrity.

Academics

Math – We took the Topic B quiz on Thursday and most did quite well. We did Groundhog day math on Friday. So we will continue with lesson 11 on Monday.

Monday – Lesson 11 must do all

Tuesday – Lesson 12 must do all

Wednesday – Lesson 13 must do all

Thursday – Lesson 14 must do all

Friday – Lesson 15 must do all

ELA -For ELA we are doing the pamphlet for Unit 5 Week 3– Spelling – Inflectional endings -ed, ing, Grammar – Simple, Complex and Compound Sentences U5 W3 Spelling Practice.

Science we are still studying Animal traits and the Code.

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Popcorn Friday is tomorrow!

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Weekly News

Parent Meeting – Please join us for a parent partnership meeting! When:  Monday, January 29 from 3:00-3:45  Where: in the Howe School Cafeteria Topic: We will be discussing the millage renewal that will be on the February 27 ballot. Refreshments will be provided.  We hope to see you here!

Book Club – Join us for part 1 of our three-part discussion of The Secret of Childhood.

Location:
The Great Commoner
22001 Michigan Ave Suite 100
Dearborn, MI

Date:
Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 8-9:30PM

Academics

Monday – Lesson 8 must do all

Tuesday – Lesson 9 must do all

Wednesday – Lesson 10 must do all

Thursday – Lesson 11 must do all

Friday – Lesson 12 must do all

ELA -For ELA we are doing the pamphlet for Unit 5 Week 2 – Spelling – Vowel -r Syllables, Grammar – Subordinating Conjunctions U5 W2 Spelling Practice.

Science we are still studying Animal traits and the Code.

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Art Club and Trait of the Month

The trait of the month is Optimism. Here is a parent letter.

Here is a letter from Mrs. Hmayed about Art Club

Good morning everyone! 

          I’m back to school from a long and relaxing maternity leave, and more excited than ever to be back at work with all my students! I would first like to say that my family and I appreciate everyone’s kind words and gifts being sent for our baby boy, and we all sincerely hope you had a wonderful winter break! 

          Starting on Friday, February 2nd, I will be hosting Art Club for another year! This upcoming week I will be sending home information,  permission slips/applications for the Art Club. I will explain to all grades their expectations for becoming a member, but I kindly ask that you would please review this with your children at home as well.               

           I’ve decided to offer Art Club to all grades K-5 this year. I am trying to accept as many students as possible! In order for me to do that, I’ll need your help! Coming soon, I will create a signup sheet for Art Club parent volunteers. We will meet once a week on Friday’s from 4-6pm.

We have some amazing big projects coming up and we can use all the help we can get. 

If you have any questions or concerns, as always, please do not hesitate to contact me, and reach out!

Mrs. Nada Hmayed Dearborn Public Schools
Art Teacher Lindbergh Elementary, Howe Montessori and Center Based Learning

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Weekly News

Youssef is our Star of the Week. – he will bring his poster, sharing, his favorite book, and a letter from his parents telling us what makes him so special to them.

We will be welcoming back Alirida this week.

iReady Testing -most students have finished this iReady testing. This means the iReady practice program is now available again to start practicing at least 15 minutes each day.

Spelling Bee – We will be conducting our Howe School Spelling Bee on 1/24 in the PM and finish on 1/25 if necessary. The winner will go to the district spelling bee in March. Make sure your student studies their spelling words. Here is a link to the 3rd grade list.

Cold Weather Clothing – Student will go outside if Real feel temperatures are higher than 20 degrees. If students want to play in the snow they need snow pants, boots, mittens or gloves. Please make sure that students bring an extra pair of shoes so they are not tracking snow in to the classroom.

Academics 

Math – Homework this week

Monday Lesson 6 must do all and study guide.

Tuesday – M3 Topic A quiz

Wednesday – Lesson 7 must do all

Thursday – Lesson 8 must do all

Friday – Lesson 9 must do all

ELA – We are starting a new unit called Unit 5 Advancements in Technology. Unit 5 Week 1 – Spelling – Vowel Consonant E Syllables, Grammar – Coordinating Conjunctions Spelling practice

Science – We are learning about traits that are inherited and genes and “The Code”

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Weekly News

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend and is staying warm!

Remember tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday 1/15 – No School

Manessa will continue to be Star of the Week – she will bring sharing, her favorite book, and a letter from her parents telling us what makes her so special to them. Her mom sent a fun video of Manessa to share. Next week, Youssef will be Star of the Week.

iReady Testing will begin on Tuesday when we return. Please make sure that your child is well rested and eats a good breakfast with protein not sugar. We will be testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be doing make ups for anyone who is absent or didn’t finish the rest of the week.

Mrs Bazzy – who is our IC (Instructional Coach), will be working in our classroom this marking period to give us assistance in ELA. I will be out a couple of days to take my mom to different doctors. Mrs. Bazzy and Mrs. Salmassi will be teaching the class.

Spelling Bee – We will be conducting our Howe School Spelling Bee on 1/24 in the PM and finish on 1/25 if necessary. The winner will go to the district spelling bee in March. Make sure your student studies their spelling words. Here is a link to the 3rd grade list.

Cold Weather Clothing – Student will go outside if Real feel temperatures are higher than 20 degrees. If students want to play in the snow they need snow pants, boots, mittens or gloves. Please make sure that students bring an extra pair of shoes so they are not tracking snow in to the classroom.

Academics

Math – do to the iReady testing we will not be doing math on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday – Lesson 6 must do all and study guide. We will begin the study guide at school, they will finish it at home, I have posted the answers on my blog. Please don’t just show them the answers. Explain them please. RETURN the STUDY GUIDE on Friday. We will review the study guide before taking the quiz.

Friday – M3 Topic A quiz

ELA – We are starting a new unit called Unit 5 Advancements in Technology. Unit 5 Week 1 – Spelling – Vowel Consonant E Syllables, Grammar – Coordinating Conjunctions Spelling practice

Science – We are learning about traits that are inherited and genes and “The Code”

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