Getting along with others

As we are all spending more time at home with our families, I thought a couple of stories about getting along might be good to share. The first story is about friends getting along, and the second story is about siblings getting along. After watching with your child, you could compare/contrast the two stories. Hope everyone is doing well! Mrs. Moorhaus

Additional blog resources

I wanted to share with you links to other staff blogs, which might be helpful:

Ms. Elster, social worker: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/elstere/

Ms. Wilder, music teacher: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/musicblog/

Mr. Vigilante, gym teacher: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/vigilam/

Ms. Zechar, art teacher: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/zechar/

Ms. Galdes, occupational therapist: http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/cgaldes/

Ms. Hill, school psychologist: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hilln/

At home schoolwork/food distribution

Hello, wonderful families. I am attaching at home work that your student can do. Again, there are two different levels, depending on your student’s ability. As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. Mrs. Moorhaus

Information on food distribution:

On Monday, March 30, Dearborn Public Schools is changing the format of its free student meal distributions.

Meals will now be distributed three times a week, instead of five.  

Meals will generally be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However, the week of April 6 to 10, meals will be handed out on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday, April 10, is Good Friday and a holiday for District staff.

Fewer meal distributions should make it easier for families to get the food while reducing the risk of virus exposure for both our families and our staff. Each food bag will still contain both breakfast, lunch and milk for a child under 18, but now the bag will have food for each day until the next distribution.

The grab-and-go meals will continue to be handed out between 10 a.m. and noon at the same seven schools.  The Dearborn Schools student does not have to attend that school to be eligible for a meal. A designated person can pick up meals for multiple children.  The student does not need to be present.

The distribution sites are Fordson, Dearborn and Edsel Ford high schools; McCollough/Unis; Salina Intermediate; Smith Middle School; and Woodworth Middle School.

The program is allowing the District’s 20,700 students to continue to have access to healthy food. The meals are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Lunch Program. Dearborn Public Schools already used the federal program to offer all kindergarten to 12th grade students free lunch and breakfast on school days.

Meal distributions will continue through the state-ordered school closure.  Currently, schools are set to reopen on April 14.

Check firstbell.dearbornschools.org for the latest information on the school closure and the food program.

Spreading kindness and peace

For March, in language arts, we are working on comparing stories, myths, or text with similar topics or themes. Since many of my students enjoy watching/listening to online stories, today I thought I’d share two online stories with the themes of being kind to others and spreading peace. This seems very appropriate with everything that is happening in the world. After your child watches these stories, you can talk with them about ways that they can show kindness and spread peace to their world – even in their own home. Stay healthy, everyone!

At home schoolwork

Here are some work packets for your child to work on at home, if you have access to a printer. I have included two different levels.

You can also have your child do some academics on a learning website, such as Khan Academy. Alternatively, you can simply read with your child, have them practice their writing or typing, have them do puzzles or other learning games or activities.

Please continue to be safe and healthy. District information during the school closing is available at: https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/

As always, feel free to contact me via email (moorhal@dearbornschools.org) or phone (734-625-4081). Thank you, Mrs. Moorhaus