February 13


Attention Parents!
Please join us for 6 FREE Yoga classes at Nowlin School! Sessions held on Tuesdays, February 25th to March 31st from 6-7pm. Yoga Mats will be provided.

Come and Relax with us through Breathing, Yoga and Mindfulness. Learn the self-care strategies our staff and 3rd through 5th grade students have been practicing this year. Each session you attend will enter your name into a raffle.

Attend all 6 sessions and receive a brand new yoga mat. Sessions kick off on February 25th with a family yoga night.

Note: the remaining 5 sessions starting on March 3rd will be parent only Yoga

Here is the link to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054eaca82babff2-yoga

February 11

Math Night

Join us for our free Nowlin Hands-On Math Night tonight, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6:00-7:00pm! There will be 11 stations for you to choose from including a math obstacle course, 3 make-and-take math projects and an internet safety station to help keep everyone safe online when working on programs like Zearn or Razkids. Concessions will be available for purchase from the PTA and door prizes will be raffled off to students who attend. We hope to see you there!

February 10

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Our class will be having a Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday, February 14, 2020. I will be bringing in pizza, chips, and juice boxes for students. Students are allowed to bring and pass out treats to their friends. Please make sure to include enough for 27 students if you are planning to send in treats. Also, please remember that we have students with peanut, apple cider, and pineapple allergies. Thank you!

December 12

Holiday Celebration

On Friday, December 20, 2019, our class will be having a holiday celebration before the Sing-a-Long. Students will watch a movie while having hot cocoa and wearing their pajamas. Students can bring in a snack to enjoy during the celebration

November 18

Book Bingo

Come join us this Thursday, November 21, 2019, for Book Bingo from 6:00-7:00pm in the cafeteria. It is a great time and the kids love it! We would love to see you all there. Also, a representative from the Dearborn libraries will be on hand to discuss the wonderful offerings of your local library and can sign you and your family up right on the spot to be members of the library, including providing you with a library card.

November 8

Kindergarten/First Grade Sucker Sale

The K/1 class is having a sucker sale on the 15th of November.  The suckers are regular size suckers i.e. tootsie pop/blow pops for $0.50.  The suckers will be for sale on a pre-order basis and delivered to the classrooms on the 15th.  There will also be suckers for sale after school on the 15th. Please send in the amount you wish to order along with the money to your teacher by the morning of the 15th.

November 8

Popcorn Sale

Thank you to those who helped support our second graders whether it was through their time and/or contribution. We will have another opportunity to help out during our next popcorn sale on December 13, 2019.

October 29

Election Day Bake Sale

As a reminder, there will be no school on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. On Election Day, the PTA will be holding a bake sale during certain hours. A sign up genius has been created to coordinate donations and volunteers. Please sign up if you are available to help out! The proceeds from this sale will be directly used towards the magic Science assembly on Friday, November 8, 2019. 

October 26

Halloween Celebration

Our class will be having a Halloween celebration on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Students are allowed to wear costumes the last hour of the day. No weapons or masks please. Students are allowed to bring and pass out treats to their friends. Please make sure to include enough for 27 students if you are planning to send in treats. Also, please remember that we have students with peanut, apple cider, and pineapple allergies. Thank you!

September 17

Box Tops

This week Box Tops are being doubled! That is $0.20 for every Box Top entered into the app. Simply download the free app, sign up for Nowlin Elementary and scan your receipts. The Box Tops are automatically submitted. If the package has a paper Box Top, you can send that in as well and we will get $0.30 for that single Box Tops. Remember, Box Tops will no longer be printed on containers and all Box Tops will have to be earned through the app. If you need the app for IOS click on the link or check your app store. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/box-tops-for-education/id1150038564

September 11

Building Healthy Habits

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.

September 1

Fall NWEA Testing

Our Fall NWEA tests in the areas of reading and math will be taking place this week. Please make sure that your student sleeps early the night before testing and gets plenty of rest. On the morning of testing, please make sure your student has breakfast and arrives at school on time. Our NWEA test dates are as follows:

-Tuesday, September 3, 2019-Reading NWEA testing at 12:30pm

-Thursday, September 5, 2019-Math NWEA testing at 9:00am

August 20

Upcoming Date Reminders!!

PTA Ice Cream Social-         Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:00pm

No School-                              Friday, August 30, 2019 & Monday, September 2, 2019

PTA Meeting-                        Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00pm

Open House–                          Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Room #26 at 6:00pm till 7:30pm

Half Day-                               Friday, September 20, 2019 Students will be dismissed at 11:45am

Late Start-                             Wednesday, September 25, 2019

August 5

Welcome to Miss. Najm’s Class!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am looking forward to a rewarding learning year getting to know and work with your student. During the first week of school we will be spending time getting to know each other and learning classroom routines. It is important that we create a safe learning environment for all students so learning becomes easier to achieve.

I have put together a useful informational sheet to help you and your student become familiar with my expectations for the school year. Please take some time to read through the information.

About Me:

My name is Nesreen Najm and this will be my 7th year of teaching at Nowlin Elementary.  I was born in Dearborn, MI and I am a product of Dearborn Public Schools myself! I attended Wayne State University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I then went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Education with an English as Second Language endorsement from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Last spring, I received my Administrative Certificate. This fall, I will be taking my last course in the Educational Leadership doctoral program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I am very excited to be teaching at Nowlin Elementary.  It is a very special school and I hope I get to know you as the school year progresses.


Everyday your child will be bringing home a homework folder that includes a reading log. The homework that will be given is an extension of the learning that we taught in class that day. Reading is the key to your child’s success in all areas of learning, so I expect them to read five days a week for 20 minutes. Parents are required to sign their child’s reading log daily. Reading logs will be collected on Fridays along with spelling homework for the week. New spelling words will be sent out on Mondays and students are to complete one spelling activity each night Monday through Thursday. I will be collecting them on Fridays.

Water bottles:

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school daily. Research shows that keeping ourselves hydrated helps our brains work better!

Suggested Donations:

Dearborn Public Schools supply all students with basic school supplies to use in the classroom. However, students do lose, break, and wear out many supplies. A suggested supply list has been sent home with each student. It would be greatly appreciated if parents were able to donate these materials to both your student and our classroom.

It is encouraged for students to bring in a healthy snack daily. We have long mornings and our brains need nourishment. Please do not send chocolate snacks, candy, or chips for snack time.

I enjoy making the classroom interesting and fun, as well as teaching your child the basic needs of becoming a successful student. I have an open-door policy and I am happy to meet with you anytime. If we work together as a team, then your child will have a very successful year!

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is NAJMN@DEARBORNSCHOOLS.ORG.

August 5

Miss. Najm’s Supply List

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and staying cool. As stores begin putting out school supplies, it is important to keep in mind that Dearborn Public Schools provide all school supplies and learning materials required for all students in all programs. Parents often request a list of school supplies for their child and although these supplies are NOT required, teachers and principals greatly appreciate the support these additional supplies provide to the classroom. Below, I have put together a list of suggested school supplies for our classroom.

If you have any questions please let me know. I look forward to meeting everyone and hearing all about your summer vacation!

Miss. Najm