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                          Spring has Sprung


My goodness we have already reached the end of April! I can not believe it. I am so proud of all our progress in Kdg and First grade this year! I am seeing my students just “take off” independently and academically and I am the most proud teacher. I also wanted to express my sincere gratitude to my students that nominated me for the “Teacher of the Year”. What an extreme honor it was to sit among all those fine teachers in Dearborn Public Schools last evening! My heart is so full of joy each day I get to teach your children at DuVall, and I thank you for helping me make this year so wonderful in my new home. I have truly made the right choice moving the this wonderful school and each day I count my blessings (there are 23).

Thinking back on the last month, I’d like to thank all of the wonderful moms that helped chaperone the zoo field trip! we had a wonderful time and thank you for braving the zoo in the cold! Hopefully we have turned a corner now and we will just have warmer days until June! As we head into next week, here is what you need to know. If there is any new information I will send it out immediately! Have a wonderful weekend I hope it is warm and DRY!  🙂

Important Dates:

Every Tuesday: Library Check out

Friday 4/27/18 Family Luau 


kdg: -og Family  bog, dog, fog, hog, jog, log,

First: -long /e/ /ea/ family: heat, eat, speak, please, clean, seat, treat, read, think, take

Reading: Trade Book: Butterflies

Poem: Little Arabella Stiller

Math: Cont. graphing, money, and base ten units for Kinder AND First grades combined 🙂

Writing/Social Studies: Cont. publishing informational pieces about “Plants and Animals” which links to our science unit on “Plant and Animal Needs”

Reminders…Family Luau

Dear Families of 106!

I wanted to share with you a quick reminder from Mr. Attee’s iblog about the family Luau tonight at DuVall! I hope you have a wonderful time!

Happy Friday!


DuVall Families,

This is just a reminder that there will be the DuVall Family Luau Friday in the DuVall Gym  from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  The Cost is $25 per family.  There is a cost of $5 per child if they are a younger/older sibling that does not attend DuVall.  You must be a DuVall family with students enrolled in our school to attend this event. There will be a DJ, appetizers, mini desserts, and a keepsake photo.

-Mr. Attee

A Message From the PTA President…

Happy Monday Everyone!

As I’m sitting here typing this letter, I hear birds chirping outside and I’m watching the news as the meteorologist reports we will possibly see some snow today. Anyone else over this crazy weather? I packed away our snow boots and pants weeks ago! There’s no way I’m bringing them back out! If you ever hear me complaining about it being too hot this summer, please pinch me😉.

I wanted to remind you all that during our next PTA meeting that takes place Tuesday May 8th, we will be nominating and electing our 2018-2019 PTA Officers. Those positions include; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraiser, Memberships and Curriculum. Each current officer may be re-elected if nominated and if they’re interested in continuing on for the next school year. Each board member MUST be nominated and voted in by PTA members. No one is ever automatically voted in as a PTA board member because there is a lack of nominees or votes. If there is no interest shown in a position then that position is simply left as vacant. In case a vacancy occurs in the office of president, the first vice president shall serve notice of the election. 

Officers shall be elected by ballot in the month of May. However, if there is but one nominee for any office, election for that office may be by voice vote. Officers shall assume their official duties at the close of the meeting in June, and shall serve for a term of one year and shall remain in office until their successors assume office. You must be present during the meeting to vote, nominate or become a nominee and be a current PTA member.

If you have any further questions regarding the election process or the duties of the officers, please feel free to contact me at any time! 

*Join us for our May meeting for a chance to win a Gift Card! You must be present to win* 

Thank you all for your continued support!

Have a great week!

PTA President Yasmine Hicks

Chaperones for Field Trip Tomorrow

Dear Room 106 Families,

Thank you all SO very much for volunteering to help us on the field trip tomorrow.  At this time we have chosen and confirmed all 6 parents to join us on the bus. The students helped me pick the names from a bucket today and we just finished picking a few replacement names. We are all excited and wanted to share the list with you. If your name was not chosen though, remember you can still follow the bus,pay upon entry and join your child’s group when we get there. (I have sent back the parent admission money for David and Marco’s moms in their folders today. If there is another mom who needs a reimbursement please let me know I don’t want to keep anyone’s money by mistake!) I have turned in all the money for these 6 moms, teachers and students so we are all set!

ALL parents please make sure to pack your child a small lunch with a drink that can all be easily disposed of in a garbage can and they are NOT left holding there large fabric lunch bags and water bottles. In addition, it will be cold tomorrow, so please make sure to dress in layers with walking shoes and warm coats, hats, gloves etc. Thank you in advance for all your help as always!

Chaperones on the Bus tomorrow:

Mrs. Saylor (Malynn’s mom)

Mrs. Soofi (Nada Said’s mom)

Mrs. Elabed (Ramy’s mom)

Ms. Baldwin (Harlow’s mom)

Mrs. Berhe (Sam’s mom)

Ms. Phillips (Willow’s mom)

Welcome Back! Week of 4-9-2018


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Greetings room 106 Families!

WELCOME BACK! I hope this message finds you all well and warm. It has been a strange “spring break” so far, but hear we may reach a 60* day this week. Here’s to hoping! I have had the most wonderful week visiting with family, playing with my kids and going nowhere lol! It’s been the best. I have missed all the kids however, and am excited to return to school tomorrow! As the results came in for the March Reading Minutes competition, our class did not win the pizza party 🙁 However, I was SO impressed with our total minutes and the HUGE number of students that participated in our class that I would LOVE to have our own pizza party this week on Friday afternoon 🙂

Here is what you need to know this week as we come back from spring break:

*Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 is our Field Trip to the Detroit Zoo! Monday, I will receive the confirmation note of mom’s that are cleared to join us on the field trip! If you want to volunteer in school, make sure you have a current ichat background check form filled out and on file with Ms. Cathy in the office. I am waiting for her reply and will do a “lottery” with the kiddos on Monday! (I will be pulling SIX names to ride the bus with us and be the main chaperones. However, if your name is NOT pulled and you would like to meet us there anyways (pay for your admission/use your zoo membership) and walk with your child alone OR join your child’s group please reply or let me know in person tomorrow morning. I will ask Mr. Attee for permission but in my experience the more moms or dads the better! Please let me know if you’d like to make this arrangement so you will know where to meet us and where/what time to meet when we return to the bus!). All students are to ride to and from the Detroit Zoo with the teacher because I do not have the authority to dismiss them from my care at the zoo 🙂 Thank you for understanding!

*Mrs. Saylor brought to our attention that if a family has a “current” zoo membership where their children get in free, you simply have to give the teacher a photocopy of your membership tomorrow and your child will get in free with me too! If anyone has a membership and would like to send me a copy tomorrow morning only (I have to turn in our money Monday!) I will send back your child’s six dollars in an envelope and homework folder. Thank you Mrs. Saylor for letting us know this cool loop hole it makes those family passes worth it 🙂

*Permission Slips/Money were DUE before break! If you have not completed these two steps, I will have to arrange for you child to stay with another classroom during the field trip on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 until we return to DuVall.


* Spelling KDG: -ad family dad, bad, sad, pad, mad, lad

*First Grade: long /0/ VCe pattern: tone, spoke, broke, note, bone, hole, nose, hose, ate, under

Important Events:

4/10 PTA Meeting at 7pm in cafeteria

4/11 50/50 Raffle tickets due

4/13 Book Bingo

4/14 Martian Marathon

4/17 Talent Show Rehearsals

4/20 Talent Show (If you’re interested in donating to our bake sale for the talent show, please type this link in your URL. The PTA thanks you in advanceA)!/showSignUp/5080445a9ad28a02-talent

4/27 Family Luau Dance. More information to come home with students on paper soon!


Have a wonderful week! I will add and update any changes if need be 🙂

Mrs. Ross 🙂