News for the Week of June 8-11

News for the Week of June 8-11

It is the last week of school!! Yes! We all made it through the year and we need to celebrate. Join Mrs. Polgar on Tuesday, June 9 and celebrate the last week of school at our Class Chat from 1-1:40 pm.

There will be no Remote Learning or school work this week. You are just required to attend our last Class Chat on Tuesday, June 9 at 1pm.

5th Grade Drive-up Distribution of Certificates

Dear Howard Families, This message is for all 5th-grade students and their families. On Tuesday, June 9th, from 12:00-2:00 pm, we will have a drive-up Read more…by Mirvat Sabbagh on June 3, 2020

Important survey

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

Mirvat Sabbagh


Attached is the 1st Grade Supply List for 2020-2021 School Year.

Parents, the first grade teachers put the school supply list out early this year so you could take advantage of early summer sales on school supplies if you like. Please note this is a suggested list.

I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday at our Class Chat.

Mrs. Polgar

News for the Week of June 1-5

News for the Week of June 1-5

Parents thank you all for showing up on student distribution day and turning in book bags and school materials. It was really nice to see everyone again and to chat for awhile.

We only have two more weeks of school left. It really does not seem possible! So, this week we will be focusing on school memories for fun. We will have a Class Chat on Tuesday from 1-2 pm. I am looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday. I will send a reminder on Class Dojo and directions to enroll or logon if needed.

Learning Plan for the Week of June 1-5

News for the Week of May 25-29

News for the Week of May 25-29

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone has had a great long weekend and was able to get out and enjoy the weather.

There are only three weeks left of school left I can’t believe it! So, teachers and students will be busy finishing up year end responsibilities and celebrating the end of the year. Keeping this in mind, I will be posting events the next three weeks that will be taking place.

Teachers will post final grades on Monday, June 8th and report cards will go out the week of June 8th. Grades will be based on participation for the 4th card marking with the following grade system:

M=Meeting P=Progressing LP=Limited Progress

Reminder what is highlighted in yellow on the learning plan is the graded assignment for the week (Razkids, Eureka and Zearn, Writing). Other assignments are highly encouraged but will not be graded.

On Thursday, May 28 Howard will have a student distribution day from 11:30-2:30 pm. I will be distributing student belongings from the classroom such as; writing journals, folders, student work, belongings left in closet, pencil boxes, etc.) I will place items in a brown bag labeled with your child’s name.

Parents on the student distribution day please return; student book bags, LLI group reading books, books from the classroom, library books and any materials that belong to the school (do not return Chromebooks if borrowed at this time). There will be a drive by procedure as we did with the math workbooks. I also will have a year end memory book and for students.

Below is the Learning Plan for the Week of May 25-29.

I hope to see you all on Thursday!

Mrs. Polgar

News for the Week of May 18-22

News for the Week of May 18-22

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, May 19 – Mrs. Polgar’s Class Chat 1-2pm. If you were unable to attend last week’s session please follow the attached directions to login to iLearn to enroll in Mrs. Polgar’s Class Chat.

Memorial Day Observance – there will be no school on Friday, May 22 or Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.

Learning Plan for the Week of May 18 – 22

Mrs. Polgar

News for the Week of May 11-15

News for the Week of May 11-15

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope all of you mother’s enjoyed your child’s card and flower for their Mother’s Day assignment this week.

Virtual Kindergarten Round-Up

 by Mirvat Sabbagh

Hello Howard Families!

The Howard team is excited to invite you to our live Kindergarten Round-Up on Google Meet! Please join us on Tuesday, May 12, from 5:00-6:00pm for a live presentation from the Howard principal, kindergarten team and support staff regarding the coming 2020/2021 kindergarten year. Please see the attached invitation if you are interested and feel free to share it with any other interested parties. If you are unable to attend the live meet with us, the presentation with live links will be posted to the Howard blog no later than the morning of Wednesday, May 13. 

The link to the live session is HERE, the live session will start at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 12

The phone number to call in to the live session is +1 470-327-0567‬ PIN: ‪974 986 652‬#

If you would like to register your kindergartener online, you can click on the link HERE.

If you would like to call for help registering your child, please contact student services at 313-495-4004.

We hope to see you there!Kindergarten-Round-Up-Invite-and-Agenda-DownloadPost navigation

Mrs. Polgar’s Class Chat

I’m so excited we will get back to having Class Chats on Tuesdays! We will have a Class Chat meeting on Tuesday from 1-2 pm using the district ILearn platform. Follow the steps in the attachment to get onto ILearn for our Class Chat Meeting. Please review the directions ahead of time to ensure time to log-on.

Learning Plan for the Week of May 11-15

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, May 12.

Mrs. Polgar

Math Workbook Distribution

Math Workbook Distribution

 by Mirvat Sabbagh

Hello Howard Families,

We will be distributing the Eureka math workbooks to our students, as we feel it will be very beneficial for them to continue the learning in the area of math. We will have a drive-up format in front of the school (N. York St.) for the distribution of the math workbooks. It will take place on Thursday, May 7th, from 11 am-1 pm for grades K-2 and from 1-3 pm for grades 3-5 (please select one of the time frames if you have children in both groups). We ask that you remain in your car during the distribution for your safety and the safety of others. In accordance with the governor’s orders, no students or parents are allowed in the school building. We appreciate your ongoing patience, flexibility, and support!

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs. Sabbagh

Weekly Learning Plans:

Below is the learning plan for the week. As we continue to progress monitor for year end grades. I will be looking at the following areas for grading; daily Razkids reading assignments, Eureka Math/Embarc and Zearn assignments, Writing (please send a picture of your Mother’s Day flower). The rest of the assignments are highly encouraged but will not be graded. (The Learning plan is also located under the remote learning tab).

News for the Week of May 4-8

News for the Week of May 4-8

News for the Week of April 27- May 1

News for the Week of April 27- May 1

There will be a Chromebook distribution in a drive-up format in front of the school’s main entrance (please stay in your car as we must practice social distancing). The Chromebook distribution will be held on Tuesday, April 28th from 3:00-4:30 pm. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to sign a contract stating that you will be held responsible for the upkeep of the Chromebook that will need to be returned to the school after the shutdown. If you plan on coming to pick up a Chromebook, we ask that you fill out this Survey for planning purposes. This survey also gives you an opportunity to request support in attaining internet/Wifi service if you are in need of this.

Please rest assured that all Chromebooks will be disinfected before the distribution, therefore, completing this Survey will help us to be better prepared. Thank you for your ongoing patience, understanding, and cooperation. Just as a reminder, for your safety, no parents or students will be allowed in the school building. Per our Governor’s orders, no students will be allowed in the building for the remainder of the academic school year.

Tuesday, April 28 – Mrs. Polgar’s Class Google Meet will be cancelled this week due to security reasons. Google meets will be cancelled until further notice.

Look for April 27-May 1 Learning Plan in the Remote Learning Tab of Blog.

News for the Week of April 20-24

News for the Week of April 20-24


We will begin this week of online learning structured to the district’s approved Continuity of Learning Plan. Please refer to Howard’s Blog for the Continuity of Learning Plan or Dearborn Schools web page. It is important that you refer to the Continuity of Learning Plan in order to understand your child’s learning expectations.

The district expects that all students will complete coursework posted weekly on Remote Learning Plans to the best of their ability. Completion of assignments and participation in Google Meets will be considered as student participation. Remote learning will continue until June 11th, the last day of school. Students will receive an end of the year report card and will be graded as followed:

Meeting- Student regularly submits work, has high participation and attends most Google Meets.

Progressing- Student submits most assignments and attends some Google Meets.

Limited- Student has little or no submitted assignments and little or no participation in Google Meets.

So, as we move forward with remote learning I will continue to post weekly assignments on my Blog every Sunday for the upcoming week. The Weekly Remote Learning Calendar can be found at the top of this Blog post under the Remote Learning tab. 

In order to be graded for participation, I will be looking at Razkids, Zearn, attendance in Google meets and completion of assignments. Work can be submitted in Class Dojo student portfolios or photos (assignments) sent through messaging. I will begin grading for participation this week and I will continue commenting on work as it is turned in.

I would suggest that you have your child continue reading daily on Razkids and practicing math skills on and Zearn. In addition, attending Class Google meets each Tuesday at 1pm and completing weekly assignments as best as they can (Do not get overwhelmed, we just expect your child to do their best and accomplish what they can in a reasonable time frame).

If your child gets behind in assignments, I will reach out and send a Class Dojo message and check in with you. Please do not worry if you are a little late in turning in assignments. Please let me know, if you or your child needs additional support with any subject.

Lastly, a message from your Specials Teachers:

We would like to invite you to the Specials’ Google Meet! This is a fun opportunity to connect, share and ask questions of your Specials Teachers! Our meet for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades will be on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. The nickname for the meet is specials1420 and will stay the same for our meeting each week. We hope to see you there 🙂

As always, I want to thank families for your support and going with the flow during this time as we establish new routines and schedules.

Mrs. Polgar