March 13

3 Weeks of Work

As of right now, I am unsure how everything will play out. I will continue to update everyone as I receive new information. For now, I feel it is  important to keep our kids engaged in learning activities to provide some normalcy to our days. Please follow the daily/weekly schedule or learning activities provided. In addition, students can continue to work on their goal work.

If you have any questions regarding log in information please email me at or on classdojo.

I am here for you and look forward to seeing everyone when we are able to return to our buildings.

Take It Easy,

Mrs. Polster

March 10

Important Dates!

Friday, March 13 – Half Day of School. Montessori will dismiss at 11:45.

Wednesday, March 18 – Late Start. All programs will begin 1 hour later.

March 18-March 20 – Spring Book Fair

March 25 – Science Fair

March 27 – Spring Picture Day

March 3

Symphony Field Trip

If you would like a chance to play with the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, practice Ode to Joy on your recorder. Play Ode to Joy on your recorder for Ms. Harden tomorrow in Music, and you MAY have a chance to play in front of all the district 4th graders on March 19.

Practice tonight!!

March 2

Dear Howe Parents,      

The March is Reading Month theme this year will be “Books from Around the World”.  Each classroom will choose a book from a country and read it. Classrooms will visit each other to hear other teachers read new stories to them. We will have a map to color for each country visited.  Each room will also decorate their classroom door with the book theme and country. The winner of the door decorating contest will get a party paid for by the PTA. We will also have a Reading Participation Contest too!  Students are expected to:

  • Read 20 minutes each night. 
  • Fill out a reading log passport and send the log in each Monday.  The teacher will stamp the reading log. At the end of the month, all students that participated will get a small prize.  They will also get a participation ticket and be entered into a drawing. The Montessori student prizes will be one girl and one boy bike. The participation winner for Center Based will receive an appropriate prize for that specific student.
  • The classroom with the most participation will also earn a party.

Other events happening this month include the Scholastic Book Fair on March 18, 19 and 20, as well as a Book Swap towards the end of the month. More information to come home soon about these.  We will also have an assembly at the end of the month to announce the winner of the bikes, Center Based prize, door decorating contest winner and the class with the most participation.

   Happy Reading,  Howe Staff

We will be having a Parent Meeting this Thursday at 3:00 pm.

As many of you know, the Edsel Ford High School Performing Arts Department will be presenting our production of Disney’s “Freaky Friday – A New Musical” in May 8-9 and 15-16.
Mr. Doyle will be opening up our ensemble to students from grades 5-8 who attend one of our Feeder Schools or have siblings at EFHS. There is also one principal role for the younger brother, Fletcher.  (Actor to play 7-10 yr old)  He must be able to sing and use two different hand puppets. 
Auditions will be held on Thursday 5 March from 4-6 pm.  Interested students who can not attend during that time need to contact me directly ( Audition materials will be taught at the audition. Students should be prepared to read from the script, sing, and dance.Students do NOT need to have previous experience, only a willingness to commit to working on the show and learn. 

Module 3 Test is coming home today.

March 2

Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Student Choice Awards

Hello Everyone,
We just wanted to send a quick reminder that nominations are now open for the Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Student Choice Awards.   Four awards will be given out on April 23 – one each for preschool to second grade, third through fifth grade, middle school, and high school.  These awards recognize classroom teachers.  (Impact Awards, which recognize any of our other great staff members, will start taking nominations later in the Spring.)
We would love to see Teacher of the Year nominations from Howe families, so please help us spread the word to all students!  (Hint, hint, especially to those of you with school-related blogs or social media.)   Nominations are due by March 9. Students can go directly to the online nomination form at:
You can read more about the award at
Thanks for your assistance, and to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce for providing this award!

February 14


Mid-Winter Break – 2/15-2/23 – No school

I’m green with envy of all of you who are traveling this coming week. EVERYONE be safe but have fun and relax!

Your child needs to have his/her data by 2/24 for science project, look on science fair page, and use the information there for help.

Check your child’s planner, their homework is written down, and remind them to review their module 3 notes, so they can complete/make corrections on Monday during Math.

Parent Helper Needed – we will be having a door decorating contest for March is Reading month. We have been asked to find a parent helper to create the door decorations based on the classroom book and theme. If you are able to help please let me know right away. We will be decorating the door as soon as we return from break, so it is ready before March 1st. Thanks!

February 13

Friday and Beyond

Valentine fun will be Friday. Students are welcome to bring unnamed Valentines and treats to pass out if they would like to.

Math Test tomorrow, students have their review sheet, Learn book, and blank review sheet to help them with their practice tonight.

Science FAIR 2020 GUIDE and DUE DATES

Please use Science Buddies as a guideline for each step (linked on iblog, URL below).

Science Fair data is due Monday, February 24, use Science Buddies, it will walk you through each step and answer your questions.

No school February 17-21, see you on February 24th.

February 12

Dearborn Public Schools teacher for the 2020 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Award

It’s time for students to nominate their favorite Dearborn Public Schools teacher for the 2020 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Award, sponsored by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group.  The nomination deadline is Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.   Nominations can be submitted online here (the preferred method) or via a paper form.

Printed nomination forms may be picked up at any Dearborn Public School and the District’s Administration Office, 18700 Audette. Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124 or faxed to (313) 584-9818. Adults may assist students in completing nominations when necessary, but no more than two teachers can be nominated per student.

Students may nominate any new or veteran teachers whom they feel has made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession.  Pre-school through second grade students are asked to describe how their teacher makes learning fun.  Students in this category can include a nice drawing, if they wish, but it will not be part of the selection process.  Third through fifth grade students must describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun.  Middle school students (grades 6-8) are asked to explain how their teacher connects classroom learning with everyday life.  Students in high school must describe how their teacher is preparing them to be college and career ready.

“Nominating a teacher for this award is an outstanding way for students to show teachers how much their work is valued and appreciated and the positive impact teachers have on students’ lives. We have so many excellent teachers deserving of this recognition, and I hope many of our students will take a few moments to nominate their favorite teacher,” said Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.

Applications will be assessed on the quality of the nomination, not on the number received.  Award judges are members of the Dearborn Chamber Education Committee and are not provided with the teachers’ names.  One winner from each category will be announced at a special ceremony to be held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. 

Teachers selected to receive the Teacher of Year Award are recognized as positive role models who consistently provide unique, productive, positive classroom experiences.   Winning teachers receive a $1,000 cash prize and a glass award commemorating their achievement.  They also will join a select group of Dearborn teachers who have been recognized by the community for their dedication and passion for teaching.

“I want to thank the Chamber of Commerce and all the sponsors for once again providing this event,” Maleyko added. “Our district is very fortunate to have so many great community partners.”