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Dear Henry Ford families! WE ARE SAVING LIVES!
We are collecting donations for the Kids Heart Challenge!

HENRY FORD is learning how to live a heart healthy lifestyle!
Now’s the time to jump in. Kids Heart Challenge teaches kids heart healthy habits and raises funds for lifesaving research and education for kids and adults with heart disease.

Step 1: visit (copy and paste this address)
or download the free Kids Heart Challenge app in the app store.

Step 2: Send emails to friends and family, post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to start fundraising and unlock fun games and surprises!

Step 3: If you don’t want to collect online, you can use the collection envelope that your child will be getting in school this week and then make sure your child’s name and classroom teacher’s name is on the envelope and give the envelope(with the money inside the envelope) to your child’s classroom teacher.

This year, the THANK YOU GIFTS are Heart Heroes.

Thank you for your support!
Mrs. Suarez & Mrs. Beck
Physical Education Department

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We are swimming!

4th and 5th grade students are swimming during their PE classes this week and next week (Dec 9 – Dec. 20, 2019)!!! It is an exciting time! Students should remember to bring swim suits, one big and one smaller towel, swim caps (girls) and 2 grocery (Kroger, Walmart, Target, Meijer) bags for their wet swim clothes. All students will be wearing life jackets during swim class. During this swim time we will be working on getting used to being in and around the water, the proper way to kick and proper arm form when swimming. This is not a full swim course, so please don’t assume your child will know how to swim after our swim class if they did not know how to swim before the class. However, they should feel more comfortable and excited to take swim lessons. I highly encourage parents to sign up their children to take swim lessons. Swim lessons are taught during the year through the Dearborn Schools Community Education program ( call 313 827-1900) and through the City of Dearborn Recreation Department at the Center(call 943-2350).

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Let it Snow!

Well! I can’t believe we had a snow day in November! I hope you had a fun day off! Hopefully, you had fun outside – shoveling the snow, making snow angels, having a snowball fight, sledding or snowboarding or just going for a walk in the snow. Please make sure you are bundled up – heavy winter coat, scarf, hat, mittens and, of course, BOOTS! And speaking of boots, please wear boots to school on cold or snowy days. They are made to keep your feet warm while you are outside, BUT, also remember to bring shoes (and on PE Day bring your gym shoes) in a bag. Boots are not made to be worn indoors for long periods of time. They track in snow and salt from the outside and make it slippery in the halls or messy on the carpet. Wearing boots indoors will cause your feet to sweat and actually your feet will be colder outside if you have sweaty feet. Don’t forget what happens to your feet when they sweat in your boots – they are smelly! So do everyone a favor and wear boots to school, but bring shoes in a bag to change into once you get ot school. Thank you!

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Important Message!!!

ELECTION DAY IS Tuesday, November 5th!  Please remember to Vote on Tuesday.  If you can’t make it to the polls on Tuesday, November 5th new laws allow you to vote at the City Clerk’s office before Election Day. 
This Saturday (November 2), any registered voter can stop by the City Clerk’s Office between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and vote via absentee ballot. The Clerk’s office is located inside the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave. 
In addition, registered voters will still be able to request absent voter ballots in person until 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.

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Color Run this Saturday, (Oct. 19, 2019)!!!

Hey, boys and girls – I hope you are planning on attending the Color Run this Saturday at Henry Ford!! There will be relay races and lots of fun activities. Of course, there will be some running and colors, too!! The event starts at 11 am and goes until 1 pm. Come on out and have some fun!!!

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Robert Cipriano Memorial Run on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Congratulations to all of the 4th and 5th grade runners who took part in the Cipriano Run last Friday!!! I am so proud of you alll!!! It looked like we were going to get rained out, but the rain stopped and the race course was just wet and a little muddy. Oh, what fun they had!!!

Congratulations to the 4th Grade Boys who won the 4th Grade Boys Team Championship Trophy!!!

Special Congratulations to the following 3 students who finished in the

Top 10!!!

5th Grade – Adam Baydoun

4th Grade – Aisha Salha

4th Grade – Yousef Saleem

If you ran in the race and you want to see what your time was, go to:

Type in your name or race number and see your results!

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Parents/Guardian – Please read this message from our Principal, Mrs. Lamis Srour

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

Henry Ford Elementary School is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. The online survey will be available until 11/15/19. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: Parent Survey Dearborn Schools Fall 2019

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.


Lamis Srour, Principal

أولياء الأمور الكرام ، 

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل  والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع  لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت. من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي: 

استطلاع رأي الأهالي والمجتمع في مدارس

نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية ولن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة. شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم  لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة. سيكون الاستبيان عبر الإنترنت متاحًا حتى 11/15/19

نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

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Running Assessments

Well, we are just about done with the running assessments for all classes! There are a few make up runs for those that missed. Now we can concentrate on the instep kick and daily exercises. The daily exercises are helping to strengthen bodies and increase flexibility. Jogging will also help keep healthy hearts! Remember, all of these exercises can be done at home, too! Have a great week!

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Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome to a new school year! I am so glad to start the new year with you! We are going to be starting the new year by….you guessed it….my favorite activity…running/jogging. But there is a MAJOR change to the grading of the running. Instead of being graded on running by how far you go, you will be graded on how fast you go! There will be no more 13 and 15 minute runs! Instead you will be timed in a mile run in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades and timed for a half mile in grades K, 1st and 2nd! We will also be working on Best effort, Participation and Good Sportsmanship. Soccer dribbling and kicking will also be covered this Marking Period. For all 4th and 5th graders – there will be swimming in December!! Girls – I will be selling swim caps at Open House for $4.00. I hope to see you at Open House this Thursday, Sept. 12th, between 6pm and 7:30 pm.

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Assessment of skills

Testing skills in PE Class for all grades will start in a couple of weeks.  Students can practice most of their skills at home.  These are the skills that will be tested in each grade:

K, 1st and 2nd grades – overhand throw and skipping  “T”, “L”,  BIG step, turn and throw!

3rd grade – catching fly balls

4th grade – sit and reach flexibility and overhand throw  “T”, “L”, BIG step, turn and throw, tickle!

5th – sit and reach flexibility and batting

4th and 5th grade classes are strongly encouraged to practice their stretching at home every night – just like homework!  The good thing about stretching – you can do it infront of the TV, or whild listening to music or practice with your friends outside on the grass.

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