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Weekly Update

Cranbrook Field Trip – Wednesday, April 27th 9:15-2:30 There should be room for all parents to ride the bus, this is preferable so that we can all arrive at the same time. We will be leaving the school between 9:15 and 9:30. Please check in with the office, let me know that you have arrived and then wait in the cafeteria. It would be helpful for 2 parents to watch the front and back doors so that we know when the bus arrives and can start getting lined up.

Chaperones – Please make sure you have all necessary paperwork completed with the office no later than Monday. I will introduce you to your group before we leave the school. We should be back at the school by about 2:15 or 2:30. Most of the time we will be together as a group. But sometimes you will be exploring the museum in your small groups. Please remember to keep a close eye on the students you are watching.

Please remember to pack a lunch for you and your student. Masks are REQUIRED in the museum.

M-STEP testing will continue on Thursday, 4/28 – please make sure your child is well rested and eats a good breakfast including protein not sugar.

Care to the Core day is Thursday – we will be learning about acceptance by reading books, singing songs and talking about it.

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PTA meeting tonight

PTA meeting on Tonight at 6pm. 
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Weekly Updates

Kiley is the Star of the Week

M-Step starts this week– We will begin M-Step testing this week on Thursday 4/21. We will begin with the ELA test. Please make sure your child is well rested and eats a good breakfast with protein not sugar. Practice for the M-STEP by working in MobyMax or use the state M-STEP practice by clicking this link. We will continue testing next week.

Cranbrook field trip next week on 4/27. Please make sure your permission slip is returned ASAP. This is an educational trip that is part of our curriculum and I would like 100% attendance. It will also be a lot of fun! Please make sure that you have contacted the office about your iChat form if you are planning on chaperoning. More chaperones are needed so we can keep the groups small.

Academics – We continue to learn about Force and Motion in science, History in Social studies and Fractions in math. We are on Unit 10 week 3 in Benchmark ELA Forces and Interactions. Are spelling words this week are Words that are related.

Coming up next month-

The city will be donating a tree to our school and our Green Team with be working with the Mayor of Dearborn to dedicate our tree on May 20th. Parents will be invited to attend. More information to follow.

No School – May 2nd and 3rd

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Reminders

Today, (Wed. 4/13) is a district-wide Late Start. All programs will begin 1 hour later.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for today (Wed. 4/13) from 4-7. By invitation.

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, 4/15.

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Weekly Updates

Start of the Week – Addie , next week will be Kiley.

Short Week – We will have no school on Friday.

Science/Social Studies Fair – Thank you to all the parents who came out to support their students at the Science/Social studies fair. The students all did a great job!

Academics – We are continuing to read about Forces and Interactions in Benchmark ELA. We are doing fractions and Montessori math. We are working on Forces and Motion in Science.

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More reminders

Exotic Zoo – the students LOVED the exotic zoo today. There were lots of photo opps and I will be posting pictures soon on Class Dojo. Besure to check them out!!

Popcorn Friday – Please bring a $1 on Friday to help support PTA which helps us bring fun programs like the Exotic Zoo to our school and get a popcorn.

Report card are coming home Friday – watch your child’s folder

Science/Social Studies fair Friday 4/8 3:15-4:00 – students will be presenting their projects to parents and students. Please come in and support your child. They will be dismissed at 4:00 with their project. Parents will park in the STEM parking lot by door 20.

M-STEP Practice – I have added a link to the M-STEP practice test on the home page in Schoology. Your student may practice anytime they would like. We will begin practicing today. The M-STEP test is the state standardized test given to all 3rd graders in Michigan. These are the scores used to enter the STEM program.

Spring Pictures are Thursday, 4/7

Late start on Wednesday 4/13

No school on Friday 4/15

Permission slip to the Cranbrook Institute of Science Field trip on 4/27 is going out today. Please return by Monday 4/11. This trip is FREE to the students and $10 for chaperones. No siblings are allowed.

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Weekly update

I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break! I enjoyed visiting with my daughter who has moved to Florida. Unfortunately, I think I caught a stomach bug on the airplane on the way back. I won’t be in tomorrow. Please remind your student that they can earn extra recess for good behavior.

Native American Projects are due – since I won’t be in tomorrow please don’t bring in your posters until Tuesday, the houses will come in Thursday. All parents are welcome to join us at the Science/Social studies fair on Friday from 3:15 -4:00. Students will be presenting their projects as part of their grade.

Exotic Zoo assembly – in the gym on Tuesday.

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Computer Asset Tag needed

Important! Please to either email Bernadette Drennon, the secretary (drennob@dearbornschools.org) or call the office with the asset tag number that is on their students chromebook. If they do not have a chromebook, we need to update that as well. I have been informed by computer services that if a number is not listed on the chromebook inventory sheet that was shared in February that their computer will be disabled in the near future. 

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Weekly Update

Star of the Week will be Ali S. starting 3/21

Native American Research Project – We have been working on our research reports for 2 weeks now. Here is a link to the Native American Schoology Folder with all the information about the project. It includes the papers that were sent home on March 7th, student resources and everything else that you need to know about the project. Please make sure that your child is doing his/her own work. It needs to sound like it was written by a 3rd grader and be in his/her own words and NOT PLAGIARIZED (or copied) from an online resources. Also your child will be presenting this project and will need to be able to say all the words.

3/18 Notes due – Students should have finished up their notes document and submitted it for a grade.

3/22 Rough draft due – They need to complete their rough draft by Tuesday

3/24 Final draft due – They will need to finish their final draft by Thursday.

4/4 – Whole project due – Trifold poster board, Native American 3D house

4/8 – Native American and Science Fair at 3:15 – Students will be presenting their projects.

Cardboard for presentation board – If for some reason you are not able to get your students a cardboard tri-fold presentation board, please send me a message. I have a large cardboard box that I am going to cut apart and we could make 2 poster boards out of it. If you would like one let me know.

Reading Logs – This is the final week of March is Reading month and one more chance to earn prizes and a brick on the Yellow Brick Road. Please make sure your student returns his/her completed reading log . We will be watching The Wizard of Movie at the end of the week.

Spring Break – starts March 25th at the end of the day and school will resume on April 4th.

Scholastic Book Fair – Starts on Wednesday 3/23 with a preview day, students will bring home their book choices. Send in money on Thursday 3/24. Friday is make-up day for students who miss Thursday. Volunteers are still needed, especially on Thursday to help the students purchase their books.

Field Trip to Cranbrook Institute of Science – We have an exciting trip planned to the museum on April 27th. We will be riding in a school bus. We will have a fun live presentation about Force and Motion, seeing Native American exhibits and seeing the special traveling exhibit called Space: A Journey To Our Future. Chaperones are needed and I will be sending out a permission slip closer to the trip. Make sure you have your volunteer forms completed in the office if you wish to attend. It takes time to do the background checks to get approved to go.

Cranbrook COVID Safety Protocols are as follows:

  • Face coverings are recommended for all guests aged three and older for the duration of their visit.
  • We encourage children under age three, who are not wearing a face covering, remain in a stroller or carrier for the duration of their visit.
  • We encourage guests to be respectful of the other people around them and be mindful of each other’s space.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at the museum entrance and high-contact areas.

Academic – This week in ELA we will be finishing up reading the Wizard of Oz and answering the comprehension questions, completing unfinished work, completing our research papers. There will be no new spelling words, pamphlet or spelling test this week. We will continue learning about Native Americans in History and Fractions in math.

Marking Period End on Friday – All Assignments are due by Wednesday, 3/23. If there is not a check or a grade on the paper, then I have not seen it and it needs to be turned in to be graded.

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Don’t forget Hat Day tomorrow – Bring $1

Also – Please return your reading logs tomorrow. They were not counted on Monday when I was absent.

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