July 15

Update & Summer Learning Resources

 by Mirvat Sabbagh

Hello Howard Families,

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy, while enjoying the summer break! As you may already know, our district’s School Re-opening Committee has been working hard to plan for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Our district will continue to meet state requirements while doing what is in the best interest for all of our students. We will keep you posted and let you know when the plan is finalized. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support during this unprecedented time.

I also wanted to pass along a link to a 4-week calendar with resources per grade level, just in case you were interested. Here is the link: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/4-weeks-of-k-5-summer-learning-activities/

June 11

Summer Leaning

Avoid Summer Learning Loss

To Avoid Summer Learning Loss, students should continue to read 30 minutes daily. They should complete at least two chapter books (100 pages or more) this summer.

In addition, Students have their Learn Math Journal from Modules Six and Seven. They should complete at least one math lesson per week. Their Succeed book has a Homework Helper page for each lesson, as well as Zearn.

To advance your reading and math skills, MobyMax math, MobyMax Reading Skills Literature, and MobyMax Reading Skills Informational are recommended 20 minutes per week (each). MobyMax is adaptive to each student’s ability level. Once a student has mastered/passed one standard, they are advanced to the next.

Highly Recommended EnrichmentIXL is offering a 30 free trial over the summer.

Thank you for sharing your child with me this school year:) I have enjoyed having each and every-one of them in class!

Have a GREAT summer! Be Safe and Enjoy!

June 11

4th Quarter Grading Scale

Dearborn Public Schools

Grading During School Closure 2020Elementary Grading Criteria – COVID-19 School Shutdown

For the current marking period:

  • Meeting:  regularly submitted work and attended check-ins
    • Accuracy of work assessed on standards/graded/recorded in MiStar (Check ParentConnect)
    • High participation
  • Progressing:  Submitted most assignments and attended some of the check-ins
  • Limited Participation:  with one of the following explanations
    • Rarely or did not submit work (may be required to attend summer school)
    • Rarely attended check-in sessions (may be required to attend summer school)

Reports Cards Should Be Mailed Out Next Week

June 9

Tuesday, June 8

This is catch-up week. If you need to complete and submit work, you have until Wedensday.

At Home Learning:

Read 30 mins.

Math – MobyMax 20 minutes

Virtual Field TripSpace Shuttle Discovery Enjoy!

Love Your Memory Books Thank You for turning in: Sina, Mahdi, Noor, Rihanna, Maryam, Tala, Juliette, Kareem H., Leah, Emily, Maram, Ali, Oskar, Mia, Dania, Hassan, and Abdullah. If your name is not listed, you did not turn in your Memory Book or it was turned in blank.

June 9

5th Grade Promotion

5th Grade Promotion Video and Reminder!!

 by Mirvat Sabbagh

Good Evening Howard Families,

The link to the fifth-grade promotion video will be emailed to all the fifth-grade parents. A HUGE THANK YOU TO NASREEN HIDER (mother of Ameer Hider) for working so hard to put together this beautiful video to help capture some memories!

Also, just as a quick reminder: tomorrow (Tuesday, June 9th) from 12:00-2:00 pm, we will have a drive-up distribution to congratulate all the 5th graders on their promotion!!!!!! Please remember that this will be in a drive-up format in front of the school on N. York St. For your safety, please remember that all students and parents must remain in their vehicles at all times and may not enter the school building. Our teachers are excited to see you! Please feel free to decorate your vehicles if you like!

See you tomrrow 🙂

Mirvat Sabbagh


June 8

Monday, June 8

This is catch-up week. If you need to complete and submit work, you have until Wedensday.

At Home Learning:

Read 30 mins.

Virtual Field Trip Yellowstone National Park – visit several locations in the park. Enjoy!

Memory Book – Thank you for sharing: Sina, Maryam, Tala, Juliette, Kareem H., Emily, Ali, Mia, Oskar, Rihanna, Dania, Hassan, and Abdullah! I enjoyed reading your memories:) If you don’t have a grade, please complete and resubmit.

Last iLearn Meet – 1:00 PM Odd Numbers and 2:00 PM Even Numbers – Be prepared to share your favorite fourth grade memory.

Thank you to the following students that attending our last iLearn Meeting: Sina, Rihanna, Maryam, Tala, Juliette, Kareem H., Leah, Tristian, Ali, Hassan and Abdullah. I took attendance, went over report cards/ParentConnect, special classes and Summer Learning.

June 5

Happy Friday, June 5

At Home Learning Catch-Up Day

Memory Book – Google Classroom – Due Monday

Today is Catch-up Day. If you don’t see your name below, that means you need to complete the activity.

Zearn Lessons 3, 4 and 5 – THANK YOU, Everyone:)

ReadWorks ‘A Sudden Slice of Summer’ and ‘High Dive’- THANK YOU, Everyone:)

MobyMax Read Skills Literature 20 mins. (MUST COMPLETE PROBLEMS) – Thank you: Sina, Mahdi, Noor, Albaraa, Rihanna, Kareem C., Maryam, Tala, Juliette, Kareem H., Leah, Tristian, Emily, Maram, Ali, Oskar, Mia, Dania, Hassan, and Abdullah

MobyMax Reading Skills Informational 20 mins. (MUST COMPLETE PROBLEMS) – Thank you: Sina Mahdi, Noor, Albaraa, Rihanna, Maryam, Juliette, Kareem H., Tristian, Emily, Maram, Ali, Oskar, Mia, Dania, Hassan, and Abdullah.

Core Democratic Value Project (Google Classroom) – PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS – Thank You: Sina, Noor, Albaraa, Rihanna, Maryam, Tala, Juliette, Kareem H., Leah, Tristian, Emily, Maram, Ali, Oskar Mia, Dania, Hassan and Abdullah.

Mark Your Calendar… Our last iLearn Meeting will be held Monday at 1:00 and 2:00. Be prepared to share your favoirte fourth grade memory:)

Check the blog next week for daily updates. There will not be a calendar posted.

If you’re looking for something to do today, here is a virtual field trip. Have Fun! San Diego Zoo This is one of my favorites!

Hello Howard Families,

Our district is requesting that ALL parents complete this survey regarding the reopening of the 2020-2021 school year. Your feedback is extremely important to us and will contribute to our plan moving forward. Please encourage other parents to complete this survey, too. For translation assistance, parents may call 313-580-2532 Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.    

School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5

Thank you for your time in advance!

Have a great weekend!

Mirvat Sabbagh