Welcome Back Picnic

Hello Howard Parents-

We will be kicking off the school year with our annual Welcome Back Picnic on Tuesday, September 9th from 4:30-7:30 PM. This years picnic will include pizza, salad, drinks, 50/50 raffle and unlimited bouncer rides. We will be asking for $6 donation ($5 with PTA Membership) per person at the door.

The picnic is a great way for students and parents to meet their new teachers and classmates within the first week of school. At this time we are looking for volunteers to help before, during, and after the event. Here is a list of the following areas where we will need help:

- Set Up (3:00-4:30 PM)
- Food Servers (5:00-6:30 PM)
- Beverage Servers (4:30-7:30 PM)
- Bounce House Supervisors (4:30-7:30 PM)
- Admission Table (4:30-7:30 PM)
- 50/50 Ticket Sales (4:30-7:00 PM)
- Clean Up (7:00-8:00 PM)

If you are available and would like to volunteer for one of these positions please contact Amy McKelvey by email amyemckelvey@yahoo.com or call/text (313) 689-9905. Please indicate your name, email, telephone, and position you would like to work. All volunteers and appreciated and greatly needed!! Please forward this email along to other Howard parents that you feel may be interested in helping with this event. A letter will also be sent home from school.

I will send out a complete volunteer list with your assignments on Monday, September 8th.

Thank you,
Amy McKelvey
Carmen Bronson
Picnic Co-Chairs

Media Center Closed – Tuesday, July 29th

Parents,

The Howard School media center will be closed on Tuesday, July 29th so the carpets can be cleaned and other general maintenance performed by Mr. Elia and his crew to that area.  The media center will re-open on Tuesday, August 5th (9:00 – 11:30 a.m.).  Thank you for accommodating this adjustment to the schedule.

Mr. Denison

2014-15 Staffing

Over the past several weeks, I have been working to finalize teacher assignments for the 2014-15 school year.  One large piece of the puzzle that needs to be completed is finding a replacement teacher to replace the retirements of Mrs. Raschke and Mrs. Adams.  In the next few days, a committee of teachers and I will interview transfer candidates for the open position.

Presently, I have tentatively staffed the building accordingly:

Ms. Smith = Kindergarten

Ms. Mohamed = Kindergarten

Mrs. Korte = 1st Grade

Mrs. Lippert = 1st Grade

Ms. Benedict = 1st Grade

Mrs. Sawyers = 2nd Grade

Mrs. Turk = 2nd Grade

Ms. MacDonald = 2nd Grade

Mrs. Caito = 3rd Grade

Mrs. Minier = 3rd Grade

TBD = 3rd Grade

Mrs. Picshke = 4th Grade

Mrs. Schug = 4th Grade

Ms. Martin = 4th/5th Grades

Ms. Albertson = 5th Grade

Mrs. Dearth = 5th Grade

Student assignments are being finalized and will be posted the Friday before Labor Day weekend on the front doors of the school.  Should you have any questions about the information above, please contact me so we can have a conversation about your concerns/opportunities.

 

Mr. Denison

 

 

Media Center Summer Hours

Big News! Every Tuesday morning during the summer from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., our Howard Elementary Media Center will be open for math games, science experiments, tinkering, reading, computers and more!  On 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, and 7/29, the Howard Elementary Library will be open for our students because we care about our students.

We will be partnering with the Dearborn Public Library for Fizz, Boom, Read. Click below for more information and don’t forget to sign up for a library card.  It’s so important that students read and learn as much as they can over the summer.  Walt Disney once wrote that “there is more treasure in books that in all the pirate’s treasure on Treasure Island.”  

Big Read Celebration

Soon, the Dearborn Public Library will present a Big Read Wrap Up Party at 16301 Michigan Avenue.  Join others for a celebration at the Henry Ford Centennial Library to wrap up Big Read Dearborn.  Real sled dogs will be there.  Students can do gold panning.  There will be an old-time photo booth.  There will be popcorn, a children’s craft, doggie soccer, and more.
Library: Henry Ford Centennial Library
Location: Auditorium
Event Type: Family
Date: 5/17/2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

Dearborn’s Got Talent! May 13th at 6:30pm

City wide event will showcase only the best high school talent in town!
Talented high school students from across Dearborn will compete for top honors at the first-ever “Dearborn’s Got Talent!” show on Tuesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.Tickets are on sale now! Tickets for general admission seating are $5 advance. Prices on May 13 are $7.

For more information about “Dearborn’s Got Talent” call 827-3109

Bryant Orientation – Sixth Graders

Parents,

If you have a child who will be attending Bryant Middle School as a sixth grader for the 2014-15 school year, you are invited to a student/parent orientation event on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  You will meet the current administrative team and teachers, learn about school expectations and other important information.  Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend this very important event.

6th grade Orientation Letter with OCR (1)

Unity Run – Saturday, May 3, 2014

Unity Run Supports Anti-Bullying Efforts

On the field or in the classroom, crosstown rivals Edsel Ford, Dearborn, and Fordson are no strangers to fierce competition, but longtime rivals will stand together on May 3, 2014 as the three Dearborn high schools host a 5K “Boot Camp” Unity Run.

The event is sponsored by the Anti-Bullying and Peer Mediation teams at Dearborn, Edsel Ford, and Fordson. The fun begins 9:00 am at Ford Field Park in Dearborn, located one block north of Michigan Avenue at Morley and Monroe.

The theme of this year’s Unity Run is “Boot Camp”. Participants will have the option of running a traditional cross country course or challenging themselves by navigating a series of mini obstacles set up along the course.  The schedule is as follows:

  •   9:00 am-           1 mile run (elementary age students)
  •   9:30 am-           2 mile run (middle school age students)
  • 10:00 am-           1 mile walk (all are welcome)
  • 11:00 am-           5K run (adults)
  • 11:30 am-           5K run (high school age students)

This race is open to students, staff and family members of Dearborn Public Schools and community members interested in supporting the work of the high schools students. Registration fee is $15 for students, $20 for staff/adults, and $40 for teams of four (each person on a team must complete a registration form and submit together.)

Proceeds will fund the annual Student Leadership Diversity Summit and a scholarship for a student(s) involved in anti-bullying, mediation, and/or social justice.

The high schools would like to thank Unity Run sponsors: Hype Athletics, La Pita-Dearborn, Dearborn Education Foundation, Tubbys, Lebanese American Heritage Club, and Pride Ink for their support of the event.  A special thanks to the Dearborn Running Club for assisting with the planning and set-up of the course.

Those interested in finding out more information can contact

or visit twitter-Instagram @DEFFunityrun or at Facebook.com/deffunityrun.