Room 10 Notes and News

Warm Weather Dress Code

As the weather gets warmer, please make sure your child follows the school dress code.

  • wear sturdy shoes; we recommend that your child does not wear flip-flops to school
  • shorts and skirts should be knee length
  • wear t-shirts under tank tops
  • no spaghetti strap tank tops for girls

Reading IXL Challenge

For Reading homework this weekend, students should practice reading skills and strategies on IXL.

Practice any of the starred lessons and earn a medal to qualify. Just guessing doesn’t count!

The top three students will earn a prize!!

I will check the report on Monday morning. Students may begin the challenge today after 5:00 pm and continue to practice until Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Good Luck Team Johnson!!

Room 10 Notes and News

M-Step Testing

Tomorrow all students will be finished with M-Step testing.


After a quick test break on Friday, May 10, students will begin NWEA testing next week. Our goal will be to complete reading before the end of the week.

IXL Math Challenge Winners

In first place, completing 442 problems: Ali Alsafi

In second place,completing 312 problems: Jana Ghandour

In third place, completing 208 problems: Sara Hassoun

Great work!!!

Room 10 Notes and News


M-STEP Testing begins next week. Here are some reminders to help your child prepare to do his or her best!

  1. Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed at a reasonable time. The tests take a long time and students will need stamina to finish.
  2. Eat a good, healthy breakfast. Students can’t focus if they are hungry.
  3. Continue to read every day.

Field Trip

The field trip as scheduled for Friday, May 3 and the cost is $10.00 for both students and chaperones. We are going for a tour of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum tour. The museum is located on Belle Isle. Students will need to dress for the weather and pack a lunch. There are no stores on Belle Isle.

Please return the money and permission slip as soon as possible.

Room 10 Notes and News

End of the 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 29 is the end of the third card marking. Conference notes were sent home yesterday. Not all students will have a conference this time.

Math: Mid-module assessment is Friday. Students have been answering review questions all week. We’ll complete and correct the review tomorrow.

Social Studies: tomorrow is our unit test. I have uploaded the link to two Kahoot revview games for vocabulary. Please use the available materials in the google classroom also!


Room 10 Notes and News

Late Start: Wednesday, March 13


Today students have the third and final review assignment for the math unit assessment. Please make sure that your child brings the completed review to school tomorrow. I will answer questions before the test. All students should use their math notebooks and the homework helper pages while completing this assignment at home.

Reading Logs

The second completed and signed reading log is due on Friday, March 15!!

Room 10 Notes and News


ELA: March is Reading Month and Reading Logs

Students need to read at least 25 minutes every day and write a response on the reading log. There are several choices for reading responses. Students should be writing their respone in final draft form. This should be neat and well written with correct capitalization and punctuation.

Math: Module 3 Assessment: Wednesday, March 13!! Students will have review homework on Wednesday and Friday this week in addition to daily homework.

Pizza Kits

All pizza kit orders are due Thursday, march 7!!

Family Roller Skating Night

Tuesday, March 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Riverside Arena in Livonia.

The cost is $6.00 per skater. You may purchase tickets in advance or buy them at the door.

Bingo for Books

Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 in the River Oaks Cafeteria.

All students must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up as a farmer or farm animal!

Book Fair

March 11 to March 15

Please call the office (313-827-6750) if you are able to help with the book fair. Several parents are needed to assist students while they shop.

Late start: Wednesday, March 11

Spring Picture Day: March 26

Flyers will be sent home soon.

Room 10 Notes and News

February 28, 2019

Dear Parents,

Technology, the internet, and social media have become a big part of all of our lives. From the moment we wake in the morning to the time we go to sleep, we can be overwhelmed with technology.  That’s why I wanted to take a moment to share with you information about a social media trend that regrettably seems to be reaching elementary age children.

Over the past several years, a common trend on social media or through text messaging is to pose a “challenge” to the viewer of the video or reader of the text message.  Perhaps you may recall the “ice bucket” challenge that was popular a few years back and helped to raise funds for ALS or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Most of the time, these “challenges” are done with the best intentions.

Unfortunately, there are those who choose to create and post “challenges” that can be dangerous and physically harmful.  There have been news stories about the dangerous “challenges” that ask the viewer to consume certain products such as large amounts of cinnamon or even as outrageous as washing machine detergent. I have recently been told there is another one of these “challenge” videos going around that ask the viewer to perform acts of violence to others or to themselves. This is very distressing, especially to know that children as young as elementary age are being exposed to this type of disturbing behavior.

I’m sharing this information with you today not to alarm, panic, or spread of any rumors.  Rather, I share this with you to communicate information that may be helpful to you as parents. I would also like to pass along a few simple tips that all parents can use when helping children safely navigate the internet and social media.

Basic guidelines for parental supervision:

  • Spend time online together to teach your kids appropriate online behavior.
  • Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use, not in individual bedrooms. Monitor any time spent on smartphones or tablets.
  • Bookmark kids’ favorite sites for easy access.
  • Check your credit card and phone bills for unfamiliar account charges.
  • Find out what, if any, online protection is offered by your child’s school, after-school center,  friends’ homes, or any place where kids could use a computer without your supervision.
  • Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange

We know our students are safe at home and we pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for your children when they are here at school.  By working together we can ensure that our school will always be a safe place for learning.




River Oaks Staff,