August 30

Schoology

Schoology is up and running. I sent your child a message. They will need to log into the Dearborn Schools Website.

Chick on Student Portal

Chick on Schoology

Chick on Ms. Martin’s 4/5 Up-Dates (red)

Parents, the access code to join Ms. Martin’s 4/5 Schoology account: 6TQN-3XKP-TQSQ2

August 29

First Week of School

Teachers have been asked by the district to no longer communicate with parents via our blog.

Please refer to the Howard School blog for updates.

Schoology will be our new platform for teachers to communicate with students and parents. You will be notified when the district has Schoology available.

August 26

Supply List

Dear Families,

Listed below are some suggested items for students who will be in 4/5 grade. Due to COVID-19, it is recommended that ALL students have their own supplies. 

1 durable folder for homework

2 blue pocket folders with metal fasteners 

2 yellow pocket folders with metal fasteners 

Wood Pencils and erasers – several packs of each

(3) 100 page spiral notebooks

1 composition book 

Several packs of loose leaf paper

Glue Sticks – 2

1 small bottle liquid glue

Thin markers

Colored pencils

Dry erase markers

Scissors

Boxes of tissues (Kleenex)

Disinfectant Wipes

Hand sanitizer 

We do have limited desk space; therefore, please do not send large binders to school.

August 19

Chromebook Distribution

Hello Howard Families!

For any student needing a chromebook, we will have a distribution in a drive-up format in front of the school’s main entrance on Wednesday, August 26th from 10:00-1:00 p.m. (please stay in your car as we must practice social distancing)Post navigation

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.