Important Reminder

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Dear Parent(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

If you have already filled out the census for 2020 – thank you! For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here:


Mrs. Moon

Last Week of School

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This is our official last week of school. If we were in school and having a normal end of the school year this week would be filled with celebrations and fun. I am missing all of you and the memories we would share.

If you are all caught up on the assignments I have given before this week, then you are officially done for the year. You have worked hard this year, especially since we have moved to online. I am so proud of you!! I wish you all a happy summer and can’t wait to see you in the fall (hopefully in person).

I will be at school on Thursday for the 5th grade clap out. I hope you can join in on the celebration or come by to wave goodbye for yourself.

Parent Survey

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School Reopen Committee Parent Survey June 5, 2020

The State, and our District, have begun the complicated and detailed discussion on the possible reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year. These discussions will involve experts in instruction, operations, sanitation, transportation, food service, athletics, and many other areas that are part of operating a school district. Please know that any plans developed by the Dearborn Public Schools will need to adhere to directives and Executive Orders issued by the Governor.

Your feedback is required and valued in leading these plans at the district level. Please respond to the survey by June 12, 2020. Please keep an eye out for additional parent surveys in the near future.

School Reopen Committee Parent Survey #1 :

For translation assistance, parents may call 313-580-2532 from Monday June 8th through Friday June 12th 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.  Thank you for your feedback and support!

Today is the day!

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Want to remind you that today is the day to come pick up the items from your desk. I went through and cleaned out your desks. HOLY COW!! Some of you really need to work on your organizational skills.

I bagged everything up from your desk (supplies as well as notebooks and folders) and from your book boxes. Some of you had your library books in your desk or book box and so those have turned in for you.

If you have a safety belt or took your library books home please bring them with you to school to return them.

I will be there all day and can’t wait to see you!!! Our official time is 11:40-12:00, but if you have siblings in other classes then you can come at their time instead or really any time from 11 – 3.

Tuesday, June 2nd

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DuVall Families,

As our school year winds down, we have scheduled Tuesday, June 2nd as a day to allow families to pick up personal belongings that have been left at school due to the shutdown.  During this time, we will follow the same procedure that was used during the distribution of chromebooks and math materials to allow families to get back personal items for students that were left in desks/coat racks.  Also, we will collect any music instruments, library books, safety vests, and other classroom items that were borrowed prior to the COVID 19 Shutdown.  As learning is still taking place, a future date will be shared when any chromebooks on loan will be returned.  Please hand any returned items to the staff member assisting you and  any items will then be returned to the building.

The procedure allows for parents to drive up to the bus lane on Francis Street near the preschool door (door 4) on Tuesday, June 2nd.  Parents/ Guardians must have a Driver’s ID.  A DuVall staff member will bring the parent the bagged student belongings.  Please follow the schedule of distribution for classes below so that we can have an orderly distribution of the student property  

11:00 – 11:20  Mrs. Courtright

11:20 – 11:40  Mrs. Ranka

11:40 – 12:00  Mrs. Moon

12:00 – 12:20 Ms. Cibasek

12:20 – 12:40 Mrs. Morrison

12:40 – 1:00  Mrs. Alabakoff 

1:00 – 1:20  Mrs. Burke

1:20 – 1:40 Ms. Sims

1:40 – 2:00 Mrs. Grahl  

2:00 – 2:20  Ms. Shapas

2:20 – 2:40 Mrs. Ross

2:40 – 3:00   Last call if you missed your time spot

Thank you for following the above guidelines and schedule for distribution to make this process possible as well as for the DuVall staff members who will be assisting during processing and distribution days.

Happy Tuesday!

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I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday weekend. I know it was a hot one! This week I will begin giving math assignments that review the skills from the year. The rest of unit 5 in the math books becomes more tricky and I do not want to end the year with frustration! Please feel free to have them practice any of the work in units 5-7 that they can learn and practice on Zearn. Of course it will better prepare them for next year, but it is not required. Next week we will be having times for you to come collect your student’s belongings. I am going to school this week and cleaning out their desks so everything will be bagged for you (like the math books were).

I miss you all so much and wish more than anything that we could have enjoyed the end of the school year together! I will be giving out some fun assignments in the next few weeks to help us celebrate the end of your 4th grade year. Until then, stay safe and try to stay cool.

I spent the weekend working in my garden. This is my little piece of paradise.

Holiday Schedule

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Hello everybody! I just want to remind you that this Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25th is our Memorial Day break.

I know it may not seem like much of a holiday break since we are all home already. However, there will not be any assignments for Friday or next Monday.

I hope you are able to enjoy the beautiful weather and some well deserved time off!

I love and miss you all!!!!

ABC Countdown

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Hope you are enjoying the activities. Here is Ansh blowing bubbles for “B” day. You can share pics of you participating in our countdown if you want and I will share them.

Tomorrow for the letter “C” you can make cookies or draw on your sidewalk with chalk. Hope to see what you come up with!


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Many of you were able to pick up the math supplies and Scholastic News I put together for you. I know we were able to finish more lessons in class, but I purposely started at the beginning of module 5 to make the change to online a little easier.

So, even though we have already done these lessons in class, please continue with the directions I am giving in Google Classroom. I will move a little faster through the lessons to get us caught up. I attach the worksheets and they are shown on the screen during the lesson. Please do not work ahead – I have to admit that I can’t keep up with 30 of you if you are all in different places.

Thank you for following directions and understanding that this will only help fractions be that much easier for you.

ABC Countdown Starts Tomorrow!

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You do not need to send pics or anything, but of course I would love to see you if you have the time. You can email pics to me or attach to the response here. If you don’t have time or energy for that, I hope you still participate and have some fun!

Every year we count down the last 26 days of school using the alphabet. Even in this strange time of learning, we are hoping to have a little fun with our end of school tradition. I have attached the list for all the days activities. You will notice that there are choices for each day. This way you can do what best fits your situation and supplies.

ABC Countdown to Summer!

AMay 5Wear your favorite athletic shirt OR make a paper airplane
BMay 6Blow bubbles or play a game with a ball
CMay 7Make cookies with an adult or decorate your sidewalk with chalk
DMay 8Design a card or picture for your mom or aunt or grandma.  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th!
EMay 11Exercise by doing something you learned from your physical education teacher.
FMay 12Facetime or call a Friend
GMay 13Play a board game with someone
HMay 14Wear your favorite hat
IMay 15Eat ice cream or play I-Spy or wear your clothes inside out
JMay 18Jump rope for at least two minutes or do 20 jumping jacks
KMay 19Tell a knock knock joke or kiss your mom or dad and thank them for everything they do
LMay 20Write a letter and mail it to a friend
MMay 21Make something (legos, cooking, blocks, fort, art)

ABC Countdown to Summer!

NMay 26Do something nice for someone or take a nifty trip to a virtual museum
OMay 27Do something outside or eat something orange
PMay 28Have a picnic or eat popcorn
QMay 29Quick! Run! Create an at-home obstacle course or go on a quest to find flowers that are blooming
RJune 1Read your favorite story or rock out to your favorite song
SJune 2Wear silly socks or sing a song that you learned from your music teacher.
TJune 3Tell a story to someone
UJune 4Think about 4 things that are Unique about you and make a list
VJune 5Offer to vacuum for your parents
WJune 8Go for a walk outside or do water play outside
XJune 9Do something Xtra special for someone that is Xtra special to you
YJune 10Eat something yellow or do yoga. 
ZJune 11Do Zig Zag art or draw your favorite zoo animal