I will be at Henry Ford Elementary School for the Tuesday, 11/13, conferences. I will be at River Oaks Elementary School for the Thursday, 11/15, conferences. Thanks- Jo Anne Zechar
This year we are helping Dearborn High School collect Canned goods to help feed the hungry. Please help us help them to reach their goal. If every student brought in one canned good we could fill all of the boxes they provided. So please help out. If we can fill all 25 boxes the school will win a popcorn party.
This year’s fourth annual Battling Against Hunger drive is a cooperative effort between Dearborn, Edsel Ford and Fordson high schools, with help from the elementary and middle schools that feed into those buildings. The drive runs from Nov. 12 to 16. The goal is to collect 30,000 canned goods for Zaman International and $7,600 for the Amity Foundation.
Thank you for your support!!!
PTA is looking for gently used donated costumes for schools families who do not have costumes. We will keep them in our building. Please drop off any clean gently used costumes to the school office. Thank you for your support.
Friday November 2nd is a half day of school. Dismissal is at 11:45.
In the spirit of Halloween, River Oaks Staff have been busy decorating pumpkins to be raffled off. Students can purchase tickets for a chance to win a pumpkin. Tickets will cost .25 each.
Tickets can be purchased on October 22nd through October 26th. Drawing for the pumpkins will be Friday afternoon October 26th.
All proceeds will go to help pay for field trip expenses.
Young 5: Circles! We will be making lots of them in many sizes and colors!
Kindergarten: Paul Klee loved cats as much as I do! We are doing directed drawings in his style this week. Watch for some PURRFECT art to come home.
1st Grade: We are looking at the art of Bebo, a man that likes to create animals with lots of color and pattern.
2nd Grade: We will learn about perspective by talking about foreground, middle ground and background. Our drawings will have a fall theme to them.
3rd Grade: We will be looking at how to do basic line symmetry. Insects have that and they will be the inspiration for our work this week.
4th Grade: We are finishing up our art piece that combined overhead views with pop ups. They are very interesting. Come back for some photos after 10/5!
5th Grade: Our discussion this week focuses on the similarities and differences of geometric and organic shapes. We will add some line designs and create a cool abstract piece.
Just a reminder:
No school on Friday, August 31 and Monday, September 3rd.
Picture Day is Tuesday September 4th . Flyers for picture were sent home this week. You must pay for your pictures on Tuesday. They accept Cash, Check ( payable to Life Touch) or Credit Card. The office does not make change for any purchase so be sure you have the correct amount of cash with you. All students will have their picture taken on picture day for our annual yearbook.
Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of September 10th – 14th. Flyer will be coming home soon. I need parent volunteers to help the students when they come for browsing day and shopping day. If you can help out either in the morning or afternoon please call Ms. Sandi in the office at 313-827-6750. I will need help setting up the book fair on Friday September 7th also. Family shopping night will be on September 13th. Thank you in advance for your help.
I am so happy to be teaching art at River Oaks three days a week and at Henry Ford two days a week. I have been at both schools in the past so I feel a bit at home in each. I look forward to an exciting year and I hope you will check out the blog from time to time to see what we are up to in our Art classes! Thanks! Jo Anne Zechar