Posted by Danny May on October 15, 2019 in Class News |

Class Code: GC4C2U


Fall Fest

Posted by Danny May on October 15, 2019 in Class News |

 Please take time to sign up for our Fall Fest!  We are in need of help with donations as well as physical help.



Areas of greatest need: Concessions from 6-7 and 7-7:45

Ticket sales 7-8Games and clean-up  

Donations needed:candy for trick-or-treating and food donations for selling.

Older siblings can help as well!!  Many students in middle school and high school need service hours for different groups.  Sign them up!  The PTA will be happy to supply them with documented hours. 


Fall Fest

Posted by Danny May on October 4, 2019 in Class News |

Fall Fest is coming fast!! Follow link below to be part of the fun.




Bike and Walk to School

Posted by Danny May on September 19, 2019 in Class News |

Now that safeties are on most corners, ride your bike or walk to Nowlin School.

We’ve had such a great response to the bikes that we have added more bike racks!

Prizes will be awarded in November to the top bikers and walkers!

Helmets, double insulated water bottles, water bottle holders, bike repair kits, and bike lights!!!!!!!


Room Parent

Posted by Danny May on September 19, 2019 in Class News |

Mr. May’s class is in need of a room parent to help facilitate our class as needs arise.

Some tasks may include:

  • Helping to organize class parties and enrichment opportunities. This may include planning, some shopping for, and hosting the event.
  • Call or email parents to obtain donations of supplies for the classroom and/or events (i.e., boxes of tissues the classroom or cupcakes for class parties).
  • Help chaperoning for field trips when needed.
  • Help find volunteers to help in the classroom, if and as needed.
  • Help to put together book bags once a week for students.

If interested please let me know.  Please include availability as well.

Thanks, Mr. May


Parent Informational Meetings

Posted by Danny May on September 13, 2019 in Class News |

Good morning,

We will be continuing our parent informational meetings again this year. However, they will be slightly tweaked based on feedback last year. I will be sending out a survey shortly asking what you would like to be informed on and we will work to accommodate.

Additionally, we will be hosting 3 informational meetings on NWEA throughout the school year. This will be specific to your child’s class. The first meeting is on October 14th from 3:45-5:15. We will have child care available. We will also have light food and refreshments. Please be sure to mark this on your calendar as this is essential information. We will be sending multiple reminders leading up to the 14th.

thank you,
Dr. Tynan


Healthy Habits

Posted by Danny May on September 11, 2019 in Class News |

Good afternoon,

As we continue to encourage healthy habits, we are increasing our corner coverage to encourage students to walk or bike to and from school. We are also actively trying to hire adult corner captains for before and after school.

Here are the list of corners that are currently covered to ensure your child’s safety:

1)  Penn, Academy, and Madison – In front of Nowlin

2)  Notre Dame, Grindley and Madison   – North of Nowlin

4) Syracuse and Penn – West side of Nowlin

5) Grindley and  Penn – One block east of Nowlin

Additionally, we will begin offering incentives for students to bike or walk to school. The items include the following American Made items: bike helmets, insulated water bottles, bike repair kits, bike lights and other such items.

Thank you,

Dr. Tynan



Posted by Danny May on September 6, 2019 in Class News |

August 27,  2019

Dear Families, 

Welcome to a new year!!  My name is Mr. Dan May and I have been an educator for over 27 years; three of those years have been right here at Nowlin.  I feel very fortunate to begin this school year with such an esteemed group of students. I have heard many wonderful things about our upcoming 3th grade and can’t wait to hit the ground running.

Please visit my blog @ iblog.dearbornschools.org/mrmay/  for updates and classroom highlights.  I can also be contacted before or after school at our main office number and your call will be transferred to my room.  Please know that I pride myself on having a grasp on the social “happenings” of the classroom, however, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact me at once; chances are you may hear something before I do.

I hope you are as excited as I am for this school year and look forward to meeting you at our Open House on Thursday, September 12th, from 6:00-7:30


Mr.  May



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:


Food Donation Sign up:



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.



  • 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.



Below is the grade breakdown by minutes for Math.

480+ minutes    A  

384 – 479           B

336 – 383           C

288 – 335           D



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

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