Weekly Update: April 15 – 19

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend. This week:

  • Permission slips are going home today for our last field trip of the school year to Real Life Farm on May 23rd. This is one of our favorite trips! Money and permission slips are due April 30th.
  • Tomorrow is an early release day, dismissal is at 2:25.
  • This Thursday the 18th is a PTA meeting in the cafeteria at 4pm.
  • This week in math we are starting module 6 (skipping 5 for now) and will complete lessons 1-5. Module 6 homework books are also being sent home today.
  • Spring pictures are going home today along with summer school information. Please read it over carefully.
  • Remember, weekly writing, fluency homework, and book bags are due every Friday.

Enjoy your week!!

Weekly Update: April 8 – 12

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. This week:

  • Today is the solar eclipse and we are so excited! We will be going outside this afternoon to view the eclipse using our special glasses. We have discussed and reviewed the rules and safety of this several times.
  • There is no school Tuesday and Wednesday this week in observance of the Eid holiday. Eid Mubarak to those celebrating!
  • Due to the short week, we will not have new spelling words this week.
  • In math, this week we will be learning even and odd numbers.
  • As the weather changes, please be mindful and dress your child appropriately for school each day.
  • Happy April birthdays to Delaney (4th) and Mila (27th)!!

Enjoy the short week and beautiful weather!

Just a few reminders…

  • This Friday, April 5th is popcorn day! Bring in $1 for popcorn!
  • Due Friday: solar eclipse permission slips, intent to return in the fall (orange half sheet), and library card form.
  • No Art Club today!
  • The solar eclipse is coming April 8, 2024! The last time our area could view a solar eclipse was August 2017. During that partial eclipse, Dearborn experienced about 78% coverage. This solar eclipse will be a near-total eclipse, with the moon estimated to cover about 98% of the sun. While witnessing this phenomenon, it’s crucial that everyone takes the appropriate precautions to protect their eyesight. Certified-safe solar eclipse viewing glasses are one way to safely watch the eclipse. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient protection for viewing a solar eclipse. We will be sharing this message with our students and encourage parents to also discuss the importance of eye safety with your children and to remind them to not look directly at the sun during the solar eclipse unless they have the proper eyewear. What is a solar eclipse? It is when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, casting a long shadow on Earth. Everyone must take proper precautions to observe what is happening safely. The eclipse will begin around 2:00 PM and reach its maximum for our area at around 3:14 PM. It will all be over by a little before 4:30 PM, making the whole process about 2.5 hours long. This means the solar eclipse will still be taking place after the end of the school day. That is why it is so important for parents to also remind their children about the dangers of looking at the eclipse without the proper eye protection.  Enjoy and be safe! 

Weekly Update: April 1 – 5

Good morning,

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed their spring break! Unfortunately, I will be out today and tomorrow I will also be out for district ELA professional development. This week:

  • March reading logs are due today for the last time. I will pass out prizes on Wednesday.
  • Tomorrow is an early release, dismissal is at 2:25.
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday is also spring picture day. Forms were sent home before break.
  • Book bags are being sent home today with only the two small phonics books, no extra books this week.
  • This week in math we will complete module 4 lessons 11-14 then the end of module assessment.
  • There is no school next week April 9th and 10th.

Have a great week!

Happy Spring Break!!

Report cards are going home today. Kindly return the envelope after break please. Please read for at least 20 minutes everyday. March reading logs are due one more time April 1st.

Thanks to Mrs. Stevens for the cute bunnies we painted today! We loved watching Charlotte’s Web today with treats from Samuel’s birthday too.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and restful break and Happy Easter!!!

Please read!

Tomorrow is Pajama Day! Students may wear school appropriate pajamas (no slippers) and bring in a stuffed animal (it must fit in their backpack).

Please get those library card applications in. They will be collected after break.

Weekly Update: March 18 – 22

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. This week:

  • We went to the book fair this morning and made our wish lists. Students may bring in their money tomorrow to purchase their books. Wednesday morning will be make up day.
  • Tomorrow is early release Tuesday, 2:25 dismissal.
  • In math we will be completing module 4 lessons 8, 9, quiz, and lesson 10.
  • We will be finishing up Charlotte’s Web this week and watching the movie on Friday!
  • There is no school next week for Spring Break.
  • Please join us for a parent partnership meeting! When:  Thursday, March 21 from 3:00-3:45  Where: in the Howe School Cafeteria Topic: We will be discussing iReady Reports and Personalized Learning. We hope to see you here!
  • Please join the Howe PTA for a meeting on Thursday, March 21st at 6pm via Zoom. https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/81449901169?pwd=d3l6OGx1cmZ4M3cxZEJwVGd1RGcrUT09 Meeting ID: 814 4990 1169 Passcode: 584920

Have a wonderful week!!