Picnic Lunches

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If you planned on meeting us at York Park with your child’s lunch at 1:00, plans have changed due to weather.  Your child will now be eating lunch in the cafeteria at their regular lunchtime.  We will then play on the blacktop outside the school in the recess area and have our snacks and desserts from 1-3.  Therefore, please make sure your child’s lunch is brought to school by 12:35.

Thank you for your support and for being flexible

End Of The Year

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Tomorrow is our class picnic from 1-3 pm.  Our class is donating bottled water for the entire 3rd grade.  Please send in the water with your child in the morning.  You do not need to send in a whole case!  6-12 would be more than enough.  Half size water bottles are perfect.  Mrs. Minier’s class is donating chips and fruit, Ms. Schug’s class is bringing dessert.  EVERY CHILD NEEDS HIS/HER OWN LUNCH.

If it rains, we will STILL HAVE A PICNIC- just inside 🙂  IF you have any questions, please feel free to email me! Martinh@dearbornschools.org

Our May Students of the Month: Hamzeh Abbas and Hassen Baydoun 🙂




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Hello and Happy June tomorrow. 🙂  I’d also like to wish many of you a Happy Eid.  I wanted to fill you in on some of the happenings these last few weeks of school.

Next week we have a two day week (Thursday and Friday)  These two days are just business as usual.  We are finishing up our study of fractions in math, plants in science and economics in social studies.  We continue to read every day and even do some writing ;).

The following week, the week of June 10th, there are many things going on. Monday June 10th is field day in the afternoon.  The kids DO NOT NEED to bring a lunch that day, lunch is provided as part of field day. Wednesday the 12th is our PBIS Assembly and Thursday is our 3rd Grade Picnic from 1-3 pm (you will get a note about this at a later date)  Friday the 14th is our last day of school and is a 1/2 day.

All NWEA testing has been completed- yay!!  The scores will go home with your child’s last report card the last week of school.

Finally, Jonah’s story was chosen to be performed at the Brainstormers Assembly yesterday 🙂  So proud of our young author!

Week Of May 20th

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On Monday we will have our Howard School Clean Up Parade starting at 9:45.  You can see the Howard School Blog for a route map if you are interested in watching.  The kids will parade outside to the theme of The Lorax (a book that teaches a great lesson about respecting and caring for the environment.)

Image result for the lorax

The 3rd graders will walk as the “Brown Barbaloots”  These are bear-like animals in the story.  The boys made brown “ear headbands” and the girls are being asked to wear their hair like this photo of Sarah if at all possible  on MONDAY.

If your child owns a brown t-shirt, please have him/her wear it.  Otherwise, a dark, neutral color will be fine!

In other news, we finished the NWEA math test today and will have science on Monday.  Reading will be Thursday and Language will be after Memorial Day Weekend.  (Remember, no school on Friday, May 24th and Monday May 27th.)

The Topic C Math quiz is checked and in your child’s take-home folder.

I will be passing out our last Scholastic Book Order of the year this coming week.  If your child is interested in getting some summer reading books, this is a great opportunity. 🙂

If you are planning ahead: our field day is Monday. June 10th and our end of the year picnic in York Park is Thursday, June 13th (from 1-3 pm)

Have a nice weekend!


A Note From Mrs. Thomas

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“Thank you so much parents, PTA and students for all of the “appreciation” you extended to me this year!
The gifts, gift cards, sweet treats, lunch, breakfast, hand-drawn pictures and cards, cards and chocolate!  I am truly blessed by you and your children every day!  This busy time of year makes the appreciation that much more powerful!  I appreciate all of you, your children and your love and support!
I love you all, Howard Family!
Mrs. Thomas”

Week Of May 13th

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I hope all of the moms had a wonderful day yesterday!  The M-Step test is over 🙂  The kids did a great job taking the test seriously and all seemed to do their best.  Results will not be in for awhile.  Last year, we didn’t get them until the start of the new school year.  If we get them earlier this year, I will surely let you know.

NWEA testing starts this week 🙁  However, it is only one day this week! The kids will take the math portion of the test on Friday morning of this week.

Friday is also our PBIS reward.  This year we are having a kickball game- students versus the teachers 🙂  It should be fun!

Remember that Wednesday is a late start day.

Our field trip was loads of fun!!!  One of our students told me it was the BEST trip she ever had 🙂  I will send pictures, I’m just having a hard time getting them to load this morning.  So look for them in the near future.  I want to thank our chaperones- Mr. Dagher, Ms. Makki, Mrs. Mincey and Mrs. Saad!  Your were a great help and I hope you enjoyed the trip.

Reminder: Field Trip Tomorrow

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Just a reminder that tomorrow is our field trip to Oakwoods Metropark.  There is a chance (depending on how much rain we get tonight) that the kids will NOT go on the boat.  However, they will be hiking on the trails in the woods, so if the ground is wet their shoes could get wet and muddy.  Therefore, please have your child wear OLD shoes, or even better, rain boots if they have them.  It will be a little chilly too, so long sleeves are a MUST and a light jacket or raincoat.

Pack a lunch and a drink for your child in a throw away bag (no lunch boxes please)

Chaperones, please be at the school by 9:00.  Thank you!