Weekly Update: Dec. 4 – 8

I hope everyone is doing well and had a nice weekend. This week:

  • This week in math we will be completing module 2 lesson 19, quiz tomorrow, then lessons 20-22. Next week we will take our end of module 2 test.
  • Several students are forgetting their book bags. Book bags go home every Monday with two new books. Students should read the books each day at home. They are due back to school every Friday.
  • Remember, every Tuesday is an early release day. Student dismissal is at 2:25.
  • Students need a water bottle and a healthy snack everyday.
  • It’s that time of year. There are many germs going around and several students are coughing, sneezing, blowing their noses, etc. Please reinforce at home that students should turn away from anyone and cough and/or sneeze in their elbow. After blowing their nose students should wash their hands or get hand sanitizer. We try our best to keep germs away and reinforcing this at home is very helpful.
  • Going home today is a dental form. Please read it carefully, fill it out completely front and back and return it to school by December 14 if you’d like your child to participate.
  • Hundreds of children’s nonfiction books will be $0.25 each at the Friends of the Library – Dearborn (FOLD) used book sale on Dec. 13. We thought this could be a good opportunity for teachers to stock their classroom libraries. Nearly all of the books that you see in the attached photo (and more not pictured) are children’s nonfiction that will be for sale. Details: Wednesday, Dec. 13 10 am – 6 pm at Henry Ford Centennial Library  16301 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

Enjoy your week!

Dates to remember

It is hard to believe, but we have officially reached the end of the month. December is upon us and we have some important dates to remember. Some classroom activities will be happening this month as well.

Friday, December 1- Picture Retake Day and Popcorn Friday/ Gratitude Awards in the cafeteria at 8:55

Tuesday, December 5 – Early Dismissal (Special Ed Program Dismissal is 1:50 and Montessori Dismissal is 2:25)

Tuesday, December 12-Early Dismissal (Special Ed Program Dismissal is 1:50 and Montessori Dismissal is 2:25)

Thursday, December 14- ROAR Anti-Bullying Assembly

Monday, December 18 – Holiday Sweater/Holiday Color Day (Red, Green, White)

Tuesday, December 19 – Tinsel Toes Tuesday (Wear your crazy/holiday socks and holiday bling) Early Dismissal (Special Ed Program Dismissal is 1:50 and Montessori Dismissal is 2:25)

Wednesday, December 20- OREO Day- Wear Winter Wonderland White and wish for Snow

Thursday, December 21- Think Out Loud Thursday- Wear your Holiday Headwear( Santa caps/antlers/Holiday headbands or Crazy Hair Day

Friday, December 22- Holiday Pajama Day- Sing-A-Long in the Gym 9:30-10:15 (parents are welcome to come and Sing-A-Long)

Monday, December 25-Friday, December 29- HAPPY HOLIDAYS!- NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 8- Half Day of School Special Education Programs dismiss at 11:30 and Montessori Dismissal is at 12:05

I hope everyone has a great month!

Weekly Update: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving break, I know I did. Many students are sleepy today 😴. Let’s go to bed early tonight and get back to our regular schedule 🙂 It’s hard coming back after a break! This week:

  • November reading logs are due Friday. New logs and calendars will be going home Friday too. Weekly Writing will be coming home today. This Friday for weekly writing, you can turn in a November or December topic, your choice.
  • This Friday is picture retake day. If you want retakes, please return your old pictures.
  • Friday is also popcorn day. Bring in $1 for popcorn!
  • This week in math we will complete module 2 lessons 14-18. Quizzes from last week will go home soon after everyone has taken it (many were absent).
  • Going home today is your child’s emergency card for the school. Please check both sides over carefully make any changes and make sure all questions are answered and it is complete then return it to school tomorrow.
  • As the weather changes we will still go outside for recess daily unless it is raining or the wind chill is below 20 degrees. Please make sure your child has a warm winter coat, hat, gloves, etc. When there is snow, students should have winter boots. They may also bring snow pants (optional) to play in the snow. If there is snow and students do not have boots they must stay on the sidewalk. If they have boots and no snow pants, they can walk in the snow but can’t play in it.

Have a wonderful week!!

Weekly Update: Nov. 20 – 24

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I enjoyed meeting with everyone for conferences last week! This week:

  • There is no spelling this week. Spelling words for next week will go home tomorrow.
  • There is no school this week Wednesday – Friday for Thanksgiving.
  • In math, quiz today and thanksgiving math tomorrow.
  • Going home tomorrow for homework is a Thanksgiving Interview. If possible, have your child (with help if needed) interview a family member (preferably someone older like a grandparent) by asking them the questions to see how Thanksgiving was like when they were younger. It is due next Monday after Thanksgiving break.
  • The PTA does amazing things for our school. Please stay informed about what is going on and join! The PTA’s blog is up and running again! I would like to encourage all our parents to follow us! Use the following links to view the blog and make sure to enter your email (on the right) to subscribe so you receive updates! Howe PTA Blog —   https://howepta.home.blog/ 

If I don’t see you, have a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I am so thankful for all of you!! ❤❤❤

Weekly Update: Nov. 13 – 17

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone is doing well. This week:

  • Turkey disguises were due today. We had so much fun sharing them this afternoon.
  • Parent teacher conferences are tomorrow and Wednesday. Please check your sign up genius email for your specific time. Conferences are scheduled back to back so please be considerate and arrive on time. Please enter only from the playground door. I look forward to meeting with all of you!
  • This week in math we will be completing module 2 lessons 10-13 and a quiz Monday.
  • There is a PTA meeting this Thursday the 16th at 6pm via zoom. Join Zoom Meeting https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/82442059176?pwd=RU9ib29Dc1E1ZHB5ZlVESW5pdDd1UT09 Meeting ID: 824 4205 9176 Passcode: 251036
  • Next week is a short week. No school Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving.
  • Our school is participating in a food drive. Please send in any nonperishable food items this week if you can.

Have a great week!!

Weekly Update: Nov. 6 – 10


Hope everyone had a good weekend. This week:

  • Going home today is a fun project for Thanksgiving. It is due next Monday. Please read the letter and let me know if you have any questions.
  • There is no school for students tomorrow for election day.
  • This week in math: quiz today, fact family practice, module 2 lessons 8-9.
  • This Thursday, November 9th is Coffee with the Principal. A note is going home about it today.
  • Parent teacher conferences are next Tuesday and Wednesday after school.

Have a great week!!

Please read!

I-ready is our district assessment that every child takes for reading and math. Howe school has purchased an online practice program called pathways.

In folders today you will find your child’s login, password, and information to help you navigate this website.

We know that students who practice this at home will do better on the test. They will be more familiar with navigating a computer, playing the games, and listening to the computer questions and answering them.

In the letter you will find all the information you need.

I encourage you to use this website 2-4 times a week when you can. We take the next i-ready test in January.

If you have any problems the technology help line for parents is (313) 827-3075.