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Field Day

Posted by Danny May on May 30, 2019 in Class News |

Field Day is on June 7th from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. We are in need of volunteers to help run the stations and food for the provided lunch. It is always a fun day so please sign up in order to keep all of the station running. Sign up below on the link.

Volunteer sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4fa4ad2aa5fb6-nowlin

Food Donation Sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F44ADAD2EAAF94-food

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Summer Learning: Math and Literacy

Posted by Danny May on May 20, 2019 in Class News |

Dear Parent/Guardian,

      According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.  In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, middle school students will be  expected to complete Summer Learning before they return in the fall.  Teachers will grade the completed summer work when school opens in August.  Below are the expectations for math and literacy.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

 

Math:

  • Complete 60 minutes of Khan Academy practice a week (Practice only, videos will not count), based on their NWEA level.
  • Students need to access Khan through Clever from the Dearborn Schools Student page.

             DO NOT LOG IN FROM THE STUDENT’S PERSONAL  ACCOUNT

 

Below is the grade breakdown by minutes for Math.

480+ minutes    A  

384 – 479           B

336 – 383           C

288 – 335           D

 

Literacy:

Be prepared to present a Book Talk in September when you return to school.

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Summer Learning Expectations by Middle School

Posted by Danny May on May 20, 2019 in Class News |

Summer 2019

 

According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.  In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, middle school students will be  expected to complete Summer Learning before they return in the fall.  Teachers will grade the completed summer work when school opens in August.  Below are the literacy expectations by building name.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

 

School Name Contact Information Expectation Rubric
Bryant Nassrine Karaali Bryant Summer Learning Bryant Rubric
Lowrey Leah Nasser-Karkaba Lowrey Summer Learning Lowrey Rubric
Salina Intermediate Rola Sobh Salina Int. Summer Learning Salina Rubric
Stem Jennifer Fryzel STEM Summer Learning STEM Rubric
Stout Rola Sobh Stout Summer Learning Stout Rubric
Smith Megan Timpf Smith Summer Learning Smith Rubric
Unis Julia Orzechowski Unis Summer Learning Unis Rubric
Woodworth Catherine Morrison Woodworth Summer Learning Woodworth  Rubric

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Parent Involvement

Posted by Danny May on May 20, 2019 in Class News |

Our last parent involvement meeting of the year will take place this Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. and at 3:45 p.m. in the media center. Our Topic this meeting with be on Summer Safety: Fun Summer Ideas To keep your Child Active, yet Safe. We look forward to seeing those who are able to attend!

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O.L. Smith PTSA Meeting Tonight – May 14th at 6:30pm

Posted by Danny May on May 14, 2019 in Class News |

Incoming 6th grade O.L. Smith parents are invited to attend the final PTSA meeting of the year tonight in the Smith media center at 6:30 pm.  You can hear about some of the great initiatives and projects that are going on at Smith, and you’ll have a chance to get the pulse of the school from administration, teachers, and current board members. You don’t need to be a current PTSA member to join us. Everyone is invited to attend!

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PTA

Posted by Danny May on April 30, 2019 in Class News |

Please take a few minutes to nominate yourself, another parent/friend, or a teacher who you would like to see be on the PTA board next year. OurPTA has the minimum number of board members required by the bylaws and some parents are either at their term limit or are leaving Nowlin. Itwould be extremely sad to lose all of the PTA sponsored and planned events, as well as all of the funds they raise every year for things in thebuilding. Many of you are unaware that the PTA has started a bank account for each grade to help cover the costs of 5th-grade camp. Your4th graders already have 2 years worth of deposits. That is huge for the families who couldn’t afford to send their children otherwise. We have provided classroom rugs, supplies, busses for each grade to go on a field trip, new library books for the media center and classroom, we run book bingos, Fall Fest, Santa Shoppe, donate food for field day, collect food for the less fortunate, buy filtered water drinking stations, handle 5th-grade promotion ceremony and much more! Without enough board members, these things could stop happening. Please consider filling out the followingform to keep Nowlin PTA up and running for all Nowlin Families. A nomination does not mean they have to accept, it means we can have a dialog with the person. Thanks, and if you have questions, let a PT Board Member know at our May 1st Election Meeting! Deadline to vote is April 30th, the day before the election. Come to the meeting with your questions, comments, and concerns! We know we can do better and that is why we need new members to join!

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Posted by Danny May on April 23, 2019 in Class News |

Don’t forget that in collaboration with the PTA, we are offering parent informational meetings every month. Our next parent involvement meeting will take place this Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:45am and at 3:45 pm in the media center. Our topic this meeting with be on Inclusive Education and IEPs. We look forward to seeing those who are able to attend!

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Vocal Concert

Posted by Danny May on April 16, 2019 in Class News |

April 15, 2019

Dear Nowlin Families,

It is almost time for our concert!

 

Our Upper Elementary Concert – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

Will be held on

Thursday, May 2, 2019,

From

6:00 – 6:30

 

Please arrive at 5:45 and have your child go to the cafeteria

To wait for his/her turn to perform at our concert.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at our concert!

Warmly,

Ms. Wilder and the Nowlin Staff

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Dearborn Shines

Posted by Danny May on April 16, 2019 in Class News |

Dearborn SHINES for Healthy Kids! is hosting a family nutrition and physical activity night at Nowlin this Wednesday, April 17th from 6:00-7:30pm.

Come and enjoy fun and interactive Yoga & Zumba sessions and try out our fun nutrition lesson with your children!

Snacks and water will be provided!

We can’t wait to see everyone!

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Parent Informational Meeting

Posted by Danny May on October 16, 2018 in Class News |
Thursday is our parent informational meeting for Eureka math. There will be one session at 8:45 and another at 3:45. Both sessions will be held in the media center. The session should last about 30 minutes depending on attendance and questions.

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