Hello! I am Ms. Zak and I teach first grade at Snow School. This is my 20th year teaching in Dearborn but I feel like it’s my very first year again due to virtual teaching! Please be patient with me as I learn this new way of teaching, as I will be patient with you. This is new for many of us but together we will get through it! Thank you!
June 14, 2019
Dear Snow Families,
This year has flown by so quickly!
Our staff, our students, our PTA and our parent community have been so helpful. We are so very proud of our school and have truly enjoyed the partnership and positive collaboration.
Each child is precious and each face is loved and cared for by all of us. When your child succeeds, we are so thrilled, and when he/she struggles, we work together as a team to improve the situation.
We have done our best to make this year a year of growth, higher achievement and a safe and happy environment for all. Teachers are working to increase the rigor in instruction while differentiating for students as needed, we have implemented PlayWorks to develop sportsmanship and social skills and we have started Unified to support inclusion and leadership. We are happy to report that our hard work has paid off! Our Snow Overall School Index Score as reported by the state of Michigan has climbed from 72.58 to 92.63! Snow is soaring!
To help our students continue to make progress and avoid summer loss, we are asking all Snow students to read over the summer and practice math. Our Snow Summer Challenge is for every student to do iReady for an hour per week and Zearn for one hour per week as well. Instructions will be sent home today.
Again, on behalf of the Snow Staff, we want to express our appreciation for your efforts to support our initiatives. We look forward to seeing you all next fall to begin another successful school year together.
We wish you all a wonderful summer, and we hope that you will always encourage your children to practice the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leadership- always!
Amal Alcodray, Principal
Please join us on Thursday at 6 pm for our last PTA meeting!
We will be discussing open board positions, open chair spots and ideas for next year. We appreciate all our volunteers and hope to work with you all again during the next school year!
Are you able to donate a box of cereal? If so, please send it to school by June 6th to help those suffering from hunger in SE Michigan. Gleaners Community Food Bank will distribute the cereal collection to children and their families over the summer.
Thank you for your support!
No School on Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th. Happy Memorial Day!
We are putting together an “Arts and Crafts Basket” to raffle off at the End-of-the-Year Picnic! Please send in anything that we can add! Some ideas are: markers, construction paper, glitter glue,coloring books, stickers, etc. Please send in all items before the end of May! Thank you so much for your help!
Test will be on Friday, May 31st due to our field trip and Memorial Day weekend.