May, June and SUMMER Oh My!

How have we gotten here already?? The countdown to the end of our year together is quickly approaching!

I hope everyone enjoyed the trip to Greenfield Village! I saw so many smiling faces and excited kiddos! I felt it was a successful trip and it was so nice to spend the day outside, enjoying the village and all it has to offer. All of the pics that I took or were sent to me are loaded on the photo site. Check them out here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AqzdXmLUv5AXU2ri9

Next week: ONLY PreK students have NO SCHOOL on Monday + Tuesday due to the PreK teachers being at registration for our incoming children for next year. We will see everyone back at school on Wednesday!

May 27- May 30 is a break for all Dearborn Public Schools students due to the Memorial Day holiday

Thursday June 2 Bikes + Kites day! On this day, children will bring their bikes to school! We will spend the morning riding our bikes on the track, we will also have kites to fly in the field! Parents are welcome to attend this event, but are not required to. More information will come out closer to the day!

June 6 + 7 PreK classes will get to eat lunch in the cafeteria like the big kids! This is always a fun experience for them, and will help them to navigate the lunch process when they get to Y5 or Kindergarten.

June 8+9 will be our last parent/teacher meetings! Normally these would be conducted in your homes, but due to continued safety protocols we will meet in our classroom to discuss end of year progress, go over ideas for summer, and making the move from Prek into Y5 or Kindergarten.

Wednesday June 8th

9:00-9:45Emma Rida
9:50-10:35Aya Dargan
10:40-11:25Malik Samad
11:25-12:05Sirine Harb
12:05-12:45Lunch
12:45-1:30Hussein Faraj
1:35-2:15Athena Larson
2:15-3:00

3:00-3:45
Ryan Kulaib

Dena + Lena Alamari

Thursday June 9th

TimeStudent Name
9:00-9:45Mansoor Maisari
9:50-10:35Mohammed Alrukami
10:40-11:25Musa Aljahmi
11:25-12:05Jouri Haydar
12:05-12:45Lunch
12:45-1:30Eleen Alashaar
1:35-2:15Abdullah Kunan
2:15-3:00Mohammad Alsayyad

June 16th is our LAST DAY and will be a 1/2 day of school for PreK. Parents will be invited to attend a small celebration on this day. More information will come out as we get closer to the date.

Reminder: Students should only be wearing tennis shoes to school. Sandals/flip flops fall off of feet, cause trips and falls, get woodchips stuck in them, etc. If a morning is cool, please make sure your child has a short sleeve layer underneath in case they get too warm. I want everyone to come to PreK ready to PLAY + learn!

As always please reach out to either of us with any questions or concerns. We love connecting with families!

Preschool Parent Advisory Council

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Dear Families:

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022 there will be a Preschool Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PPAC).  The purpose of the PPAC meeting is to collaborate with parents, staff and community on issues that involve the Great Start Preschool Program (GSRP).

Legislation requires GSRP sites to provide for active and continuous participation of families of the enrolled children.   Dearborn Public Schools champion families as active participants in their child’s education.

Topics to be covered at the April 20, 2022 meeting include but are not limited to:

  • Kindergarten Transition
  • GSRP Registration for the 2022 – 2023 school year
  • Home Visits
  • Summer School Opportunities

Please use the Zoom link below to join us on April 20th at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting will last about an hour.  Your attendance and support is important to the success of our program and we look forward to seeing you on Zoom.

https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/83374964152?pwd=VTBLVjBwNzkvN1VQWEh2OTNsSnhIdz09

Meeting ID: 833 7496 4152

Passcode: 438298

If you have any question, please contact Nadia Berry at 827-6160

Thank you.

حضرة العائلات المحترمين :

في يوم الأربعاء ، ٢٠ نيسان  ٢٠٢٢ ، سيكون هناك اجتماع للمجلس الاستشاري لأولياء الأمور في مرحلة ما قبل المدرسة (PPAC). الغرض من اجتماع PPAC هو التعاون مع أولياء الأمور والموظفين والمجتمع بشأن القضايا التي تتضمن برنامج مرحلة ما قبل المدرسة (GSRP).

يتطلب التشريع من مواقع GSRP توفير الأنشطة  والمشاركة المستمرة لعائلات الأطفال المسجلين. تدعم مدارس ديربورن العامة العائلات المشاركين النشطين في تعليم أطفالهم.

تشمل الموضوعات التي سيتم تناولها في اجتماع ٢٠ نيسان ٢٠٢٢ على سبيل المثال ومواضيع اخرى:

  • انتقال روضة الأطفال
  • GSRP التسجيل للعام الدراسي 2022 – 2023
  • الزيارات المنزلية
  • فرص المدارس الصيفية ،

يرجى استخدام رابط Zoom أدناه للانضمام إلينا في ٢٠ نيسان الساعة ٩:٣٠ صباحا سوف يستمر الاجتماع حوالي ساعة. حضورك ودعمك مهم لنجاح برنامجنا ونتطلع إلى رؤيتك على Zoom.

https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/83374964152؟pwd=VTBLVjBwNzkvN1VQWEh2OTNsSnhIdz09

معرف الاجتماع: 833 7496 4152

رمز المرور: 438298

إذا كان لديك أي سؤال ، يرجى الاتصال بنادية بيري على ٦١٦٠-٨٢٧

شكرًا لك.

April 8th News + Updates

Please look at the schedule for next week:

Monday 4/11 Full day of PreK

Tuesday 4/12 1/2 day of PreK pick up at 11:40

Parent Teacher Conferences in the afternoon

12:45 Dena + Lena

1:30 Emma

2:15 Aya

Wednesday 4/13 NO PreK: Parent Teacher Conferences

12:00 Ryan

12:45 Athena

1:30 Sirine

2:15

3:00 Abdullah

3:45 Eleen

4:30 Mansoor

Thursday 4/14 NO PreK: Parent Teacher Conferences

9:00 Hussein

9:45 Mohammed Alrukhami

10:30 Jouri

12:00 Musa

12:45 Malik

Please come prepared with any questions you may have for us. We will discuss your child’s progress in prek, update emergency cards, and talk about how we will wrap up our school year as we get the children ready to transition into either Young 5’s or Kindergarten.

Parent Teacher Conference Schedule

DateTimeChild Name
Tuesday, April 12th 12:45 – 1:30 pmDena + Lena Alamari
Tuesday, April 12th 1:30-2:15 pmEmma Rida
Tuesday, April 12th 2:15-3:00 pmAya Dargan
Wednesday, April 13th 12:00 -12:45 pmRyan Kulaib
Wednesday, April 13th 12:45 – 1:30 pmAthena Larson
Wednesday, April 13th 1:30-2:15 pmSirine Harb
Wednesday, April 13th 2:15-3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 13th 3:00-3:45 pm Abdullah Kunan
Wednesday, April 13th 3:45-4:30 pmEleen Alashaar
Wednesday, April 13th 4:30-5:15 pm Mohammad Alsayyad
Wednesday, April 13th 4:30-5:15 pm Mansoor Maisari
Thursday, April 14th 9:00 – 9:45 amHussein Faraj
Thursday, April 14th 9:45 – 10:30 amMohammed AlRukhami
Thursday, April 14th 10:30 – 11:15 amJouri Haydar
Thursday, April 14th 12:00 -12:45 pmMusa Aljahmi
Thursday, April 14th 12:45 – 1:30 pmMalik Samad
Thursday, April 14th 1:30-2:15 pm

Kindergarten Round Up


Hello Henry Ford Families,

If you have a child who will be attending our school for Kindergarten, we invite you to attend our Kindergarten round up for the 2022-2023 school year. This will take place in person on March 22nd from 2:30 – 3:30.

GSRP Preschool students are registered with the district already!

You are also welcome to fill out our Kindergarten Round-up questionnaire prior to your attendance on the 22nd. The link to the questionnaire is on our website:

https://hford.dearbornschools.org/

March is Reading Month #2

Parents please take a few minutes to complete the survey below. The purpose of this survey is to find out your opinions about your child’s school. Read each statement and choose the response that most closely matches your opinion. Please answer each item honestly. Your responses will be completely confidential.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8dN-uz3UglV_Oq7piWH4cz-lqFQPtvyaS9hDiiffuk8zi9A/viewform

THIS WEEK: Thursday March 17th: Parent Meeting Feeling Lucky? Join us IN PERSON for our monthly parent meeting where we will play games and Bingo for Books!

9:00 Aya, Abdullah, Hussein, Jouri, Mansoor, Mohammed Al-Rukhami, Musa, Sirine

10:00 Athena, Dena, Lena, Malik, Emma, Eleen, Ryan, Mohammad AlSayaad

NEXT WEEK: Tuesday March 22nd: Kindergarten Round Up! 2:30-3:30 IN PERSON @ Henry Ford! Please plan to attend! Your child IS registered with the district, but this meeting will provide all the information you need for K, and give you a chance to meet the teachers!

Thursday March 24th: PJ Day! Children can bring in their favorite book, a small flashlight and wear their pajamas to school on this day! We are going to snuggle up with our books and share some of our favorite stories!

March 28th —– April 3rd: Spring Break No school for all Dearborn Public Schools Students

Reading is so very important! I hope you have been enjoying the new books that get sent home each month! My goal is to provide each family with at least 10 high quality books that you can read and treasure with your child! <3

Check out our class photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AqzdXmLUv5AXU2ri9

Here are 3 stories that we have been reading/will be reading this month! The children LOVE these books, and get SO good at retelling the stories by acting them out with puppets + props!

March is Reading Month!

Wow! How is it March already?! The countdown to spring and sunshine is on!

Thank you to everyone for your participation in our virtual day, and for bearing with me while Zoom acted up on me! The kids love seeing each other this way, and I think it was a good bonding experience for them overall. Hopefully you were able to get some quality time in with your preschooler.

March is reading month, so I will be doing my best to fill our days with stories that the children will love, and will be able to retell with ease! We will also have some former prek students back in to our room, to show us what kindergarten reading is all about! I encourage you to read at home with your child every night before bedtime. They love listening to stories, and take away so much from it! Below are some tips and tricks to make reading at home successful! Reminder: it can be done in ANY language!

Reading at home with your child – Mamma &amp; Bear

Important dates + events:

Wednesday 3/9 Late start + Wacky Wednesday! On this day children may arrive at EITHER 8:35 OR 9:35. The whole school will also be joining in on the fun of Wacky Wednesday! This is a day to be SiLlY! Children can wear mismatched clothes, have silly hair styles, wear clothes inside out/backwards, etc. This is one of my favorite days and we go all out for it! Above is a picture from a previous wacky Wednesday! 🙂

Thursday March 17th: Parent Meeting Feeling Lucky? Join us IN PERSON for our monthly parent meeting where we will play Bingo for Books!

9:00 Aya, Abdullah, Hussein, Jouri, Mansoor, Mohammed Al-Rukhami, Musa, Sirine

10:00 Athena, Dena, Lena, Malik, Emma, Eleen, Ryan, Mohammad AlSayaad

Thursday March 24th: PJ Day! Children can bring in their favorite book, a small flashlight and wear their pajamas to school on this day! We are going to snuggle up with our books and share some of our favorite stories!

March 28th —– April 3rd: Spring Break No school for all Dearborn Public Schools Students

Tuesday, March 1st: Virtual Learning Day (District Wide)

Due to the elections being held in school buildings, all Dearborn Public school students will participate in a virtual school day on Tuesday 3/1/22. Attendance does count and will be taken for both am and pm zoom times (9:30 + 2:30).

Here is the schedule for the day for PreK! It is similar to what we do at school, so it will be a good chance for you and your child to talk about the school day and what happens throughout our day.

Materials and a copy of this schedule will be sent home with your child on Monday, February 28th. Please see me with any questions!

Message Board رسالة المجلس
JOIN US LIVE AT 9:30 AM! Join Zoom Meeting
https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/85969982959?pwd=N0VTazF2L0dxTzNkRWlKbEJYdlhIZz09
Kids: Bring 1 item (fav toy, food, etc.) with you to our Zoom to show the class! 

Activity with my Grown Up
10:00 a.m.        Letter + Number Sorting
Help your child cut up the letters + numbers, and then they can sort + glue them into the correct categories. Have them think through whether it is a letter or a number, don’t give them the answer right away!
Your child should bring their completed sort to the pm zoom!        
10:20 a.m.     Planning Time التخطيط: 
What will you play with today? What might you do? How will you do it? Talk with your grown up about what you plan to do!
10:30 a.m.     Work Time: لعب الاختيار الحر
You will play without electronics for at least one hour or more! Use your toys to pretend play, build, create. Have Fun! 
11:30 a.m.      Clean Up Time: نظف
Be sure to put away all the toys and supplies you used during work time. 
11:40 a.m.       Recall Time تذكر
What did you do during work time? What materials or toys did you use? How did you use the materials/toys? What did you do 1st, next, then, finally? 
Talk with your grown up about what you did during work time. We know you were very busy working!
     11:45 a.m.  Story Time وقت القصة  and   Lunch
Dr. Seuss ABC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDhcByggzks&t=112s

12:20 p.m.     Rest time         وقت الراحة
1:30 p.m.      Outside Time في الهواء الطلق
Put on your coat and go outside to PLAY! 
How does the weather feel today? What animals do you see? Play with a ball, ride your bike or scooter.

1:45 p.m.  Music and Movement
Song:  5 Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2jnqUyxck0
Movement:  Pop See Ko https://youtu.be/OPLWyZMRNn0
2:20 p.m. Use Restroom and get ready for Zoom  time with your teacher
2:30 – 3:10 p.m. Large Group Time   وقت المجموعة الكبيرة   Zoom with your Teacher   Join Zoom Meeting https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/85969982959?pwd=N0VTazF2L0dxTzNkRWlKbEJYdlhIZz09
Bring back your activity from the morning to share with everyone!

February News + Updates

Monday 2/14 is Valentine’s Day!

Children may CHOOSE to bring in non-candy Valentines for 16 students on this day. Please have them write ONLY THEIR NAME on the Valentine’s so we can pass them out quickly!

Here is an example:

Thursday 2/17 is our VIRTUAL parent meeting!

Please use this link to connect to Zoom: https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/85969982959?pwd=N0VTazF2L0dxTzNkRWlKbEJYdlhIZz09

Just as before, we will need you with your child at a table, materials ready to go! I will send home a bag of items on Wednesday. Your child will also need glue or tape and scissors. Our focus will be on literacy this month!

Please be sure to empty the bag and return it to school on Monday. Thank you!

This is the bag that will be coming home and needs to come back to school!

Meetings

9:00 Abdullah, Lena, Dena, Malik, Emma, Eleen, Mansoor, Athena

9:30 Mohammad, Mohammed, Sirine, Jouri, Hussein, Aya, Musa, Ryan

Mid Winter Break:

There is NO School for students on Monday 2/21 + Tuesday 2/22

Mid Year assessments have been completed! I am very proud of our class and their progress. In your child’s red folder you will find the results of their alphabet assessment. Look it over, and let me know if you have any questions. We will discuss progress at parent teacher conferences in the spring as well!

Assessment results look like this, and will be highlighted to show the information your child does know

Valentine’s Day

Monday February 14th

Children may choose to bring in Valentine’s, but please know it is NOT required in any way. I am going to discourage candy as well. No, we cannot do cookies, cupcakes, etc. Please have your child put their name ONLY on their valentines, that way they can pass them out quickly! We will decorate bags, so there is no need for a mailbox, etc. There are 16 children in our classroom.

Here are some free printable valentine’s! I cannot print in color at school, but if you would like me to send home a set, I can do that! Just let me know and I will put them in your child’s backpack! I can also send home some construction paper, and you and your child could cut out hearts and put their name on them. Easy peasy! https://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/punny-valentines-free-printables.pdf

A few Valentine’s Stories to enjoy at home:

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine
The Littlest Valentine