Accuracy Matters!

Ellen Greany

October 19, 2018

I recently grabbed lunch at Panera Bread. As I looked at my receipt, I couldn’t help but notice, right there at the top, “Accuracy matters. If your order is not right, please let a manager know.” Since then, I’ve pondered this idea of accuracy and come to realize that perhaps when we teach our students how important accuracy is in reading and math, we’re also instilling in them a principle that is important in every other aspect of life.

If my order hadn’t been accurate that day at Panera Bread, I might have decided to take my business elsewhere in the future. Accuracy matters.

If I am making a recipe and don’t measure correctly, the dish could be ruined. Accuracy matters.

If a football player over- or under-throws the ball, his teammate could miss the catch and thus miss the chance to make a touchdown. Accuracy matters!

When students are reading accuracy matters, let’s remind them that it isn’t a priority just in the classroom but will make a difference their whole life long.

Walk To School!

Oct. 10 is national Walk to School Day, and Snow School is planning to participate.  We are encouraging all families to consider walking or biking students to school that day.  A healthy lifestyle, including sufficient exercise, improves student achievement. Does your child get the suggested 60 minutes or more each day of physical activity?  More families walking would also reduce traffic congestion around the school.
Snow PTA will provide a small gift to all the students who participate on Oct. 10.
For more information, visit the Walk & Bike to School website at

The Snow Read at Home Plan has begun!

Dear Snow Families,

Great news! Snow School is continuing our Read at Home Plan.  With our new Book Room, every Snow student will go home with “Good Fit” Books daily! “Good fit” books are books that are not too hard and not too easy.  The expectation is that students improve their reading skills and develop a love for reading.


Snow School Read at Home Plan


  • Reading Book Bags will go home daily with “Good Fit” Books
  • Students must read daily:
  • Grades (K-1) 15+ minutes daily
  • Grades (2-5) 30+ minutes daily
  • Reading Logs- Signed daily by parents and   checked by teachers.
  • MobyMax (Students can login through CLEVER on Dearborn Schools home page.  Please contact Mrs. Bush for assistance if needed.