First day and Orientation Schedule!

Hi everyone,

I really enjoyed meeting and chatting with the students on Zoom today! Thank you so much for your patience as the district works out some of the technical issues we are experiencing. Fortunately, I believe all of your students were able to see and hear today on Zoom, which is awesome. 🙂

Schoology: Students should log in with their district credentials (see yesterday’s post). All courses were automatically uploaded. To make it easy, I changed the course picture on the 4th grade course to a picture of my classroom. This is the ONLY course students need to use or click on!! Here is a photo of what that should look like:

Today’s name tag activity:

Independent Activity:

Virtual or paper/pencil name tag 

Several of you have already shared with me, and that is awesome! I also uploaded the assignment to Schoology. Students do not need to complete it there, but some have asked.

I am looking forward to meeting you all at orientation tomorrow or Wednesday!

Tuesday (9/1)-9:30-12:00 Last name A-L and Wednesday (9/2)-9:30-12:00 Last name M-Z, Thursday (9/3) TBD- if needed

Drive-up locations around the school (signs will be posted outside)

Kindergarten: Door #4, Vestibule #2 on N. York St.

First/Second Grade:  Door #1, Main Entrance on N. York St.

Third/Fourth Grade:  Door #15, In front of the staff lot on Lawrence Ave.

Fourth/Fifth Grade Split:  Door #3, Vestibule #1 on N. York St.

Fifth Grade:  Door #3, Vestibule #1 on N. York St.

See you soon! Please email me if you have any questions!!


Hi everyone,

Schoology is up and running! I will help students get familiar with this platform throughout the week. In the meantime, please check your email from Friday. There is a Zoom link in the welcome letter for tomorrow morning at 9 am. 🙂

Here is information regarding the login for Schoology:

To sign into a Chromebook, students use their district credentials: 

User Name = Student Number
Password = Student Birthday (MMDDYYYY)
Students can access Schoology from the Student Portal on the district web site.  *Students using district issued Chromebooks will have two tabs open upon start up, the district student portal page AND the Schoology page.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to know you this week! 🙂

Welcome to 4th Grade!!

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year and begin working together next week!

Please check your email for a detailed welcome letter and first week schedule, as well as a Zoom link for the first day of school. As we transition over to Schoology, I will continue to post information here as needed.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Summer Learning

Hi everyone, here are some things your child can work on this summer to help make sure they are ready for 5th grade!!

1- Students should continue to read 30 minutes daily. They should complete at least two chapter books (100 pages or more) this summer.

2- Students all received their Module 6/7 Learn Book. (You either picked it up during the math book distribution day, or I put it in the student bags when they got their belongings!) They should complete one math lesson per week. Students also have a Succeed book at home that has a Homework Helper page to go with each lesson, and they will continue to have access to Zearn, so they can complete the Module 7 lessons there.

3- MobyMax can be accessed through Clever. MobyMax Math, Reading Skills Literature, and Reading Skills Informational are the recommended sections for students to work on. Moby Max is adaptive to each student’s ability level. Once a student has mastered/passed one standard, they are advanced to the next.

4- IXL is a website that Howard may be using next year. The site is offering a 30 day free trial, and it may be a good idea to get your child familiar with how it works!

5- is an awesome resource that we used in class. Students should have their login info still, but if not, let me know!!

Again, these are all just suggestions that we believe will help your child be ready for next year! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about any of these activities.


YOU MADE IT! Today is the official last day of school! I know I keep saying it, but one more time: I am so proud of all of you. I have seen you become so independent, so resilient, and so responsible. I can’t wait to see what you do in the future!

I will have more information on report cards and summer learning activities soon, but for the meantime, please enjoy this video from all of your Howard teachers and staff! 🙂

End of Year Video

Census Reminder from Dr. Maleyko

Dear Parent(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here:

Thank You!

Meeting tomorrow!

Hi everyone,

I would love to have one more ilearn meeting with the class tomorrow at 11 AM to talk about our favorite memories this school year! This is not mandatory, but stop by and say hi if you can. I want to wish you all a happy summer virtually 🤗😎

Once again, students do not have new assignments this week, but you do have until Wednesday to make up any work you may have missed!

I’ll have more information to give you later this week regarding report cards and some summer learning activities you can do at home.

Thank you all so very much for participating and doing your best these past few months! You have all become stronger due to this experience- the maturity, independence, and perseverance you have displayed every day makes me so proud! 🤩 “See” you tomorrow!

Last week of school!

Hi everyone!!

No new calendar this week! 🤗 Please use this time to make sure you have caught up on all the activities.

I am loving your memory books so far! I plan on having one more ilearn meet to say “have a great summer!” and to share some of our favorite memories. I need to double check my schedule with meetings this week, so I will let you know the times later today!

Last but not least, parents, here is a survey for you to take when you get a chance! We value your feedback!

Hello Howard Families,

Our district is requesting that ALL parents complete this survey regarding the reopening of the 2020-2021 school year. Your feedback is extremely important to us and will contribute to our plan moving forward. Please encourage other parents to complete this survey, too. For translation assistance, parents may call 313-580-2532 Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.    

School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1

Thank you for your time in advance!

Have a great weekend!

Mirvat Sabbagh


Friday, June 5

Hi everyone!

Next week, there will not be a new calendar. However, I would love for you to attend our last virtual meeting to share some of your favorite memories!!

If you haven’t, please be sure you are caught up on this week’s assignments. A few of you still need to share your Core Democratic Value projects with me and catch up on ReadWorks or Zearn. Your report cards will be completed soon, so it’s important to check that you have done these tasks!

Finally, enjoy working on your memory books. I love what I have read so far. Have a great, sunny weekend, and I will see you next week!

Thursday, June 4

Hi everyone!

I hope you are having fun working on your memory books. I am enjoying reading your core democratic value slideshows- it’s not too late if you need to turn it in.

I created a new page of our blog for class photos! If you want to insert some into your google slides memory book, that would be awesome!

Enjoy the memories! 🥰😊

Class photos!