January 23

Week of January 23, 2023 at William Ford

The following events are taking place at William Ford this week:

Monday, January 23, 2023: Half day. Students will be dismissed at 12:05pm

Wednesday, January 25, 2023:
Girls’ Empowerment Club at 7:55am
Third Grade Field Trip o Hands On Museum. Fourth Grade Boys’ Optional Sports – After school with Ms. Logsdon

Thursday, January 26, 2023:
3rd-5th Grade Spelling Bee-Staff and students only. Fourth Grade Bake Sale

January 11

Winter Break Flood Update

As an update to the classroom relocation due to the winter break flood, all rooms have been restored and students have returned to their normal classrooms. Currently, we are working on ordering and replacing materials that were damaged and removed from the classrooms. Thank you to all who reached out during this unfortunate situation.

January 9

Lunch Menu Choices for the Week of January 9, 2023

The following are the lunch menu choices for the week:

Monday, January 9, 2023:
Chicken nuggets
Cheesy nachos

Tuesday, January 10, 2023:
Beef hotdog
Blueberry parfait w/graham cracker and string cheese

Wednesday, January 11, 2023:
Fish patty sandwich
Sunbutter and jelly sandwich w/string cheese

Thursday, January 12, 2023:
Cheese pizza
Veggie wrap

Friday, January 13, 2023:
Pancakes and egg
Cat in the hat strawberry parfait

January 9

Week of January 9, 2023 at William Ford

Welcome back! The following events will be taking place at William Ford this week:

Monday, January 9, 2023:
School Resumes

Wednesday, January 11, 2023:
Girls Empowerment meeting at 7:55am

Thursday, January 12, 2023:
Chess Club Meeting at 8:00am

Looking Ahead:
Monday, January 16, 2023 No School. Dr. Martin Luther King Day!

January 7

William Ford Update

Dear William Ford Families and Communities,

Happy New Year!  I hope the time during this break was spent together with your family and friends, relaxing, refreshing and preparing for what will be a great 2023!  

   Perhaps many of you heard about the unfortunate event that took place at William Ford Elementary over this holiday break.  On December 24th in the mid-afternoon a sprinkler water line failed in an upstair’s classroom in the new addition of the school near Ford Road due to the extreme cold.  Thousands of gallons of water flooded the new addition on that floor and the first floor.  Eight classrooms in total were affected, with significant damage in three of those classrooms.  The classrooms affected are listed below;

  • Ms. Vann, Room 114
  • Ms. Sadek, Room 115
  • Ms. Hamm, Room 112
  • Ms. Shami & Ms. Bondy, Room 113
  • Ms. Hamid, Room 217
  • Ms. Shajrah, Room 216
  • Ms. Saeed, Room 214
  • Ms. Haidar, Room 215

   A remediation company was on site and in action within a couple of hours of the water failure. Since then the entire area has been cleaned, sanitized, affected materials and supplies removed, drywall was replaced if it was damaged, ceiling tiles were replaced, and new insulation was installed. Although the affected classrooms will not all likely be ready on Monday, we have made spaces in other rooms to welcome all of our students back to school on Monday, January 9th.  Therefore, ALL students will report to school on Monday.

   Our teachers in the affected classrooms have come together, spent time during break planning and preparing, and will be ready on Monday.  Many other teachers have offered and given their support to their colleagues.  Once the eight rooms are cleared and ready for our students, they will move from their temporary classroom and return to their homerooms. This may be on Monday or maybe after a few days. Rest assured, although the location for learning may be different for the students in rooms listed above only, instruction and learning will still continue!

   On Monday, January 9th, ALL students are to report as normal.  Teachers who may need to use an alternate room will greet their students at arrival and escort them to their temporary classroom.  There will be signs in the cafeteria and lobby for students who may have a temporary classroom. Additionally, we will have support staff available to ensure this transition is smooth and seamless.  Arrival and dismissal will continue to follow the normal schedule, location, and routine.

   As always, we thank you for your continued support.  As we say at William Ford, “We are better together.”

December 19

Lunch Menu Choices for the Week of December 19, 2022

The following are the lunch menu choices for the week:

Monday, December 19, 2022:
Quesadilla
Veggie wrap

Tuesday, December 20, 2022:
Fruit and yogurt plate
Macaroni and cheese

Wednesday, December 21, 2022:
Fish patty sandwich
Sunbutter and jelly with string cheese

Thursday, December 22, 2022:
Pancakes and eggs
Mandarin orange parfait

Friday, December 23, 2022:
Tuna sandwich
Pizza

December 19

Week of December 19, 2022 at William Ford

The following events are taking place at William Ford this week:

Monday, December 19, 2022: Shine Bright Like a Light

Tuesday, December 20, 2022: Cozy from Your Head to Your Toes

Wednesday, December 21, 2022: William Ford Winter Wonderland. Holiday Nights from 5:00-6:30pm.

Thursday, December 22, 2022: Tacky Sweater Day

Friday, December 23, 2022: Pajama Day. Student and staff holiday Sing-along

December 12

Week of December 12, 2022 at William Ford

The following events are taking place at William Ford this week:

Monday, December 12, 2022:
Pre-School Fire Station visit

Tuesday, December 13, 2022:
Preschool Police visit

Wednesday, December 14, 2022:
Girls Empowerment Club Meeting at 7:55am
Fifth Grade Parent Meeting at 3:00pm in the Cafeteria

Thursday, December 15, 2022:
Office Bake Sale Today!

November 29

December Parent Meetings

We would like to invite you to the parent meetings scheduled for each of the following grades in the cafeteria this month:

Kindergarten-December 7, 2022 at 2:25pm
1st Grade-December 8, 2022 at 1:20pm
2nd Grade-December 2, 2022 at 3:15pm
3rd Grade-December 8, 2022 at 9:15am
4th Grade-December 7, 2022 at 3:15pm
5th Grade-December 14, 2022 at 3:00pm

November 28

Lunch Menu Choices for the Week of November 28, 2022

The following are the lunch menu choices for the week:

Monday, November 28, 2022:
Spaghetti w/ breadsticks
Hamburger patty

Tuesday, November 29, 2022:
Chicken nuggets
Sunbutter and jelly sandwich w/string cheese

Wednesday, November 30, 2022:
Cheesy nachos
Beef and bean burrito

Thursday, December 1, 2022:
Cheese pizza
Turkey and cheese sandwich

Friday, December 2, 2022:
Pretzel w/cheese dip
Zaatar pita and hummus w/veggies

November 14

Lunch Menu Choices for the Week of November 14, 2022

The following are the lunch menu choices for this week:

Monday, November 14, 2022:
Chicken w/rice and sauce on side
Veggie wrap

Tuesday, November 15, 2022:
Quesadilla
Beefy tacos

Wednesday, November 16, 2022:
Fish sticks w/roll
Strawberry parfait

Thursday, November 17, 2022:
Pepperoni pizza
Halal roast beef on croissant

Friday, November 18, 2022:
Meatball sub
Macaroni and cheese

October 26

LAHC Turkey Drive

Leaders Advancing & Helping Communities (LAHC) will be hosting its 16th Annual Turkey Drive on Saturday, November 19th, 2022, between 10:00am and 12:00pm (Turkeys are Halal). The contactless distribution will take place at the LAHC Headquarters’ parking lot located at 5275 Kenilworth St., Dearborn, MI 48126.

This year, the distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Save the date!

October 25

Halloween Shopping at William Ford

As a reminder, the PTA will be hosting a Halloween Shop on Wednesday October 26th, Thursday, October 27th, and Friday, October 28th, this week during the school day. Students will have an opportunity to shop with their class. Please send money in a labeled envelope or bag with your student’s name if you would like them to shop. Thank you for supporting our PTA!

October 24

Week of October 24, 2022 at William Ford

The following are the events taking place at William Ford this week:

Tuesday, October 25, 2022:
Fifth Grade Field Trip to the Detroit Zoo

Wednesday, October 26, 2022: PTA Sponsored Halloween Shop

Thursday, October 27, 2022: PTA Sponsored Halloween Shop

Friday, October 28, 2022: Half day. Students will be dismissed at 12:05pm. PTA Sponsored Halloween Shop & PTA Pizza Sale

October 12

Week of October 10, 2022 at William Ford

The following are the events taking place at William Ford this week:

Wednesday, October 12, 2022: Late start. This means school starts at 9:55am. Breakfast will begin at 9:30am.

Thursday, October 13, 2022: Picture day. Please make sure students have their picture day order forms ready on the day of picture day. All students will have their pictures taken. Third grade bake sale will also take place on this day.

Friday, October 14, 2022: Ms. Lutteke & Ms. Cheaib’s fifth grade classes will attend a field trip to Henry Ford College

October 3

Week of October 3, 2022 at William Ford

The following are the events taking place at William Ford this week:

Tuesday, October 4, 2022: Fourth Grade Field Trip to the Detroit Zoo

Wednesday, October 5, 2022: White-Out Kickoff House Assembly at 9:30am. This event is for William Ford students and staff only. Everyone is encouraged to wear white as we reveal what house each class will be in.

Friday, October 7, 2022: Half Day-Early Dismissal is at 12:05pm

September 20

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Beginning this September, children ages five and under living in the city will begin receiving free books, thanks to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Parton is a celebrity singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails a new, free, award-winning book each month directly to the homes of registered children from the time they are born until their fifth birthday.
The Dearborn Libraries were chosen because of the work of Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud and through a partnership with the local charitable organization, The Amity Way.
Children who live in Dearborn are eligible for this no-cost program.

Link to register: https://imaginationlibrary.com/us/affiliate/MIDEARBORN

September 16

Join Us at the Homecoming Parade

William Ford families and students, join us in marching at the Fordson High School Homecoming Parade today, Friday, September 16, 2022, at 4:30pm. We will meet in the student parking lot located on the east side of Fordson High School at 4:00pm. Make sure to wear your William Ford gear or blue and yellow. We look forward to seeing you there!