Winter has arrived!

Well, like it or not, winter is here! Please make sure your child has a  hat, mittens or gloves and winter boots. Please send in shoes for them to change into so they don’t have to wear wet, bulky boots all day. We will be going outside for recess as long as the temperature allows it so you can also send snow pants if you would like. Thank you!

Holiday Shop!

Information about our holiday shop will be sent home on Thursday.

Our shopping day is Tuesday, December 12 at 2:30. Due to the tight schedule, our class will ONLY shop on that day and time.

If you would like to volunteer, please use the following link (or cut and paste this address into your browser).


Week of December 4th

Happy Monday!

We have a very busy week in first grade.

Wednesday: Math test (unit 3)

Thursday: Social Studies test (unit 2 – What is a family?)

Friday: Science test (Light) and week 12 spelling test (-ch words)


Book orders are due on Thursday, December 7. You can send your order to me or order online.




Scholastic Book orders

Class Code – GZTXF

Order Due Date –  12/07/17


Dear Families,


I want your child to be a successful reader—and for that, I need your help.


When children choose their own books to read for pleasure, they enjoy reading more and spend more time doing it. The more your child reads, the better they will do in school and in life.


Scholastic Book Clubs flyers are made for you and your child to shop for books your child will love to read. Each month, the flyers are filled with trusted, excellent quality, age-appropriate books chosen by Scholastic for prices as low as one dollar.

The flyers for book orders will go home on Friday, December 1, 2017. If you order online, you can choose from any flyer available. There are thousands of choices!


Plus you will be helping our class when you order: Scholastic matches each order you place with FREE BOOKS for our classroom to share.



Thank you for helping your child become a successful reader.



Mrs. Massey


Please place your online order to me by Thursday December 7.


Two ways to order:


1. Go online to:

Look up my name:  Kristie Massey

Or enter our Class Code:  GZTXF

Follow the instructions to place your order online by: __12/7/17_____.


2. Check off the books you want to order for your child and return this flyer to me with a check to Scholastic Book Clubs by ___12/7/17_____.

Thank you!

A note from David Mustonen

Hello Everyone!
As you might already know, Dearborn Public Schools is hosting a FTC State Qualifier AND FLL Jr. Expo on Saturday, December 9th at McCollough Unis School (7801 Maple Street, 48126).
They are still SHORT the necessary VOLUNTEERS needed to have a SUCCESSFUL EVENT AND NEED YOUR HELP!
If you have volunteered for FIRST before, please log in and choose our Dearborn FTC event.  If not, please go to for detailed steps on how to REGISTER TODAY. The screening/background check takes about a week.  You can fill a role even if you are not available the entire time.  Just indicate your availability when you register as a volunteer for the event. Most roles have on the job training.
Please, please, please HELP!  WE NEED YOU!  Your support will benefit 36 FTC teams and 14 FLL Jr. Teams of which 15 are DEARBORN ROOKIE ROBOTICS TEAMS.
Thanks again!
Kidada Simmons

Unis Middle School
Event Coordinator
Saturday’s Agenda: 6 a.m. School Opens; 6:30 Volunteers Report; 7 to 8 Teams Check in; 8 to 10 Inspections & Judging; 10:15 Drivers’ Meeting; 10:30 Opening Ceremony; 11 Matchplay; 12:30 to 1 Lunch; 1 to 3 Matchplay; 3:15 Alliances Selection; 3:30 to 4:30 Elimination Rounds; 5 Awards; 5:30 Tear Down; 8 Building Closes.
Unfilled Positions as of  7:30 AM 11/30/17
FTA Support (Div. Only)
FTAA (2)
Lead Scorekeeper
MC 10:30AM-7PM
Game Announcer 10AM-6:30PM
REFEREES: 10:30 to 5 Referees can fill other roles prior to match play.
Referee 4
INSPECTORS: Inspectors can fill other roles after Inspections are complete
Inspector 4: 6AM-10:30AM
FIELD: Reset/Queuers/Runners can fill other roles before match play begins. 10AM-6:30PM
Field Reset
Field Reset
Field Reset
Lead Queuer
Queuer Field 1 morning
Queuer Field 2
Runner 1 Field 2
Runner 2 Field 2
PIT: Registration can fill other roles in the afternoon
Team Check-In 6AM-9AM
Pit Admin Lead 6AM-6:00PM
Safety Glass ALL DAY
Safety Glass ALL DAY
DJ 9:30AM-7:00PM
Photographer ALL DAY
JUDGES: 7:30 – 11 2 Judges/room * # of rooms; Judges Room Assts. & Runners can fill other roles after Judging
Judge Advisor
Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3
Judge 4
Judge 5
Judge 6
Judge 7
Judge 8
Judge 9
Judge 10
Judge 11
Judge 12
Add’l judges as needed
Add’l judges as needed
Add’l judges as needed
Add’l judges as needed
Field Match Observer
Judges Runner – 1
Judges Runner – 2
Judges Runner – 3
GENERAL: # of Concession Workers is hosts choice
Load-In/Load Out Lead  6AM-9AM AND 5PM-7PM
Queuer Field 1 PM
Crowd Control am
1- tear down
Crowd control am.
1- tear down
Practice field 2
Pratice field 1 PM person
Pratice Field 2 PM
Pre sales pizza
Safety glasses 10-12

Kidada Simmons

Unis Middle School

“Remember, you can’t make everyone happy…you’re not pizza!”
A random sign in one of those stores your wife makes you go into.
David Mustonen
Director, Communications and Marketing
Dearborn Public Schools
Students First
Inspire, Educate, Celebrate

Note from Ms. Zechar

Snow School is looking for ways our students are involved in the community and outside of our school day.  If your children are in programs or activities in which they have achieved something- the next level, recognition for their services, involvement in programs, medals in sports, volunteer activities, church or scouts, the list could be endless!- and you wish to let us help you celebrate with them- please send in a photo for our Achievements Showcase!  It is located in the lobby and is seen by everyone!  We welcome the opportunity to promote all the good that our students at Snow do OUTSIDE their school day.  If you have questions please see Ms. Zechar.  Thanks!!