Clip up for Kites

Students who worked hard in order to clip up were able to participate in Kite Flying for their Hard work.  Great Job.  Fly High Aviators!

Core Values

The doors are getting ready to set the stage for another fun filled student centered event.  Each grade has adopted one core value to represent throughout McCollough.  Thank you to the art students in Mrs. Brown’s class for starting us out as we prepare to Care to the Core on April 23!

The Land of Narnia crowned House Champion

Students had the opportunity to compete for land points through reading and participation in March is Reading Months activities!  The winners were crowned during our assembly yesterday.  Way to go Narnia! (Ms.  Bescoe, Ms. Domingo, Ms. Kaltz, and Ms. Mashrah’s classes).  Our Author’s of the Month and Bookmark Decorating Winners were also announced at the assembly.  Students were left with the message of the importance of reading not just during this month but always!

Multiplication Challenge

Early in the school year, my previous fifth grade students, now in 6th grade were struggling with multiplication facts.  I posed a challenge for a timed test and this week they invited me back to their class for the challenge.  We had a great time and their skills had definitely improved 🙂

Conclusion of March is Reading Month

We wrapped up March is Reading Month this week with gallery walks in all grades!  Students in K-5 created “book report” representations of their favorite book read this month.  Parents were welcomed to visit classrooms and fill out surveys to provide feedback to the school in the process.  There was an abundance of smiles, creativity, pride, and celebration of student work!  Thank you to all  the parents that came out to support our students!

Parents seated at table working on computer while other parents walked down the hallway. Student dressed like Harry Potter presented his project.

Parent Meeting March 21

I was very excited to see a familiar face at this month’s parent meeting.  I had the pleasure of meeting Hajji Hayat at Henry Ford Elementary where she never missed a parent meeting.  Her student attends Unis now and keeping to her dedication, she is  now attending our parent meetings.   The second grade students also visited to demonstrate math talks to the parents as teachers shared different math games that they could play with their students at home.

McCollough Literacy Night 2018

We had a great turnout for literacy night on Tuesday, March 20.  Thank you to all the parents who attended and to the staff that dedicated time in planning and presence to make the night a success.  Students and parents participate in literacy themed activities and ended the night with our annual exciting basket raffle.

Brochure depicting a list of activities including bookmark design, pout pout fish music activity, comprehension catcher and literacy baskets along with the room numbers where activities were taking place. Student writing site words in shaving cream on a table. Parents signing in at the sign in table. People walking in the hallway at the school as they made their way to their chosen activities.   Students sitting in a half circle facing the board and playing the xylophones to a beat using the words from a story.

Dearborn High Student Readers

The Dearborn High Football Team visited our school to read to the students.  They discussed the importance of focusing on learning and maintaining good grades, teamwork, perseverance, and friendship.  McCollough students asked great questions and the Dearborn students were great role models.

March is Reading Month

March is Reading Month is off to a fantastic start!!!  Please make sure that you come and join us in our lands of Fantasy on March 2oth for Literacy Night!!


Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year

Daily, the staff at McCollough demonstrates their dedication to our students and their love of teaching.  Their passion for what they do makes it especially important for us to remember to show them our appreciation whenever possible.  Last week, I visited all of our classrooms to ask the students to help me reach a special goal…to ensure that each and every teacher at our school be nominated for the Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award.  This nomination is a way for us to say thank you and recognize their hard work.  Please help the students and myself reach this goal for this deserving group of educators.   An on-line nomination form can be found directly at: