Week of 5-4-2020

Dear Families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather we had! It was so warm that Antonia got to run through grandpa’s sprinklers and play in the small pool he has! She was in heaven πŸ™‚ This week as we head into our remote learning, the most important news I have is our materials distribution day tomorrow! I am re-posting the message from Mr. Attee just in case you missed it last week! I have put all the math journals I have left in each bag for the kids as well as the writing journal for them to complete social studies,science and writer’s workshop writing assignments in! Yippee, no more printing and rewriting math!

This week, I will be attending an online training session for our new meeting format called the “Big Blue Button.” I am hoping to learn how to navigate the site this week and try our first class whole group meeting again next week on Wednesday at 12:0pm! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

I also have more info from my staff meeting this afternoon. Below is a copy of the ABC Countdown to Summer! There is no picture requirement for this because it is just for fun. However, it is a DuVall tradition, so we wanted to make sure we continued it this year! We hope you have fun!

ABC Countdown to Summer!

AMay 5Wear your favorite athletic shirt OR make a paper airplane
BMay 6Blow bubbles or play a game with a ball
CMay 7Make cookies with an adult or decorate your sidewalk with chalk
DMay 8Design a card or picture for your mom or aunt or grandma.  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th!
EMay 11Exercise by doing something you learned from your physical education teacher.
FMay 12Facetime or call a Friend
GMay 13Play a board game with someone
HMay 14Wear your favorite hat
IMay 15Eat ice cream or play I-Spy or wear your clothes inside out
JMay 18Jump rope for at least two minutes or do 20 jumping jacks
KMay 19Tell a knock knock joke or kiss your mom or dad and thank them for everything they do
LMay 20Write a letter and mail it to a friend
MMay 21Make something (legos, cooking, blocks, fort, art)

ABC Countdown to Summer!

NMay 26Do something nice for someone or take a nifty trip to a virtual museum https://www.romper.com/p/10-museums-with-virtual-tours-for-quarantined-kids-who-need-a-field-trip-22628260
OMay 27Do something outside or eat something orange
PMay 28Have a picnic or eat popcorn
QMay 29Quick! Run! Create an at-home obstacle course or go on a quest to find flowers that are blooming
RJune 1Read your favorite story or rock out to your favorite song
SJune 2Wear silly socks or sing a song that you learned from your music teacher.
TJune 3Tell a story to someone
UJune 4Think about 4 things that are Unique about you and make a list
VJune 5Offer to vacuum for your parents
WJune 8Go for a walk outside or do water play outside
XJune 9Do something Xtra special for someone that is Xtra special to you
YJune 10Eat something yellow or do yoga.
ZJune 11Do Zig Zag art or draw your favorite zoo animal


DuVall Families,

In order to assist families with the continuation of remote learning, our staff has gathered student math books that we are planning on distributing on Tuesday, May 5th.  At this time, the math books along with some specific grade level supplies (and registration information for next year) will be distributed for each student.  Personal items that were not picked up on March 13th will not be distributed at this time.  Parents and students will not be allowed to enter the building as the learning resources will be brought to your vehicle by a staff member.  We are going to follow the same safety protocols that were used with the chromebook distribution. 

Parents will drive up to the bus lane on Francis Street near the preschool door (door 4) on Tuesday, May 5th.  Please follow traffic rules and allow for distance between vehicles while the materials distribution is taking place. If your family has multiple siblings in our building, please indicate the names of the students so that you can make one trip.

9:00 – 9:20 Ms. Shapas

9:20 – 9:40 Mrs. Ross

9:40 – 10:00  Mrs. Grahl

10:00 – 10:20 Mrs. Alabakoff

10:20 – 10:40 Ms. Sims

10:40 – 11:00 Mrs. Burke

Break (JIC we are behind)

11:30 – 11:50 Mrs. Morrison

11:50 – 12:10 Ms. Cibasek

12:10 – 12:30  Mrs. Moon

12:30 – 12:50 Mrs. Ranka

12:50 – 1:10 Mrs. Courtright

1:10 – 1:30 Last call if you missed your time spot 

I would like to thank our staff for making this possible as they have spent time preparing on-line lessons as well as gathering and preparing these materials to help remote learning continue at home. 

Robert Attee
DuVall Elementary School

Please stay safe and healthy during the current shutdown. Additional district contact information is located below.

General information:  313-827-3006 or communications@dearbornschools.org

Social emotional hotline – 313-827-8500 or dss@dearbornschools.org

Tech support – 313-827-8400

Human Resources & Student Services – 313-827-3068

Special Education – 313-827-7050

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