In NEED of….

The art room is in need of 16 empty and rinsed 2 liter bottles.  Any day this week would be AMAZING!!!

The 5th grade students will need to each have an empty tissue box by Monday, November 14.  They will be using it to create a 3D house.  If your child is a 5th grader, please have them write their name on the box.  If you have extra boxes, please send those as well.  Some families do not use the tissues in the cardboard boxes thus making it difficult for their child to bring their own box.  If your child is not a 5th grader and you would like to send in a tissue box, please do!!!  Just ask your child to bring it to the ART ROOM!

Thank your for your support!  The Howard family is truly the best!

Mrs. Thomas

Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.


Technology Department

Parents in Building- PLEASE READ

We are very thankful to have supportive, involved parents at Howard.  I want to remind parents of the necessary boundaries we need to honor during the school day:

  • Parents are not to enter the building before OR after school to meet with a teacher unless the teacher has invited them to talk ahead of time. Please contact teachers by email or phone.  If they do not respond within 24 hours, please let the office know.
  • ALL parents must sign in to office when visiting for ANY reason.  You may only enter through the main entrance doors.
  • Homeroom parents are a valuable addition to any classroom community.  However, homeroom parents are NOT to report to classrooms daily.  Homeroom parents will be contacted by the teacher when needed to assist with/coordinate classroom related activities.  The PTA will also contact the homeroom parents about special events.

For the safety and consideration of all involved, your cooperation is appreciated.  Thank you, in advance.


Hello Parents!!!!!!!  

Many of you have children at Dearborn High, so you may be aware that they are celebrating homecoming spirit week October 2nd-October 7th.  Because our students end up at DHS, and many have siblings there now, I thought it would be SO FUN to celebrate spirit week in support of the Pioneer community!!  Each day is exactly the same as the spirit days at Dearborn High.  Participation is not required, but we think the students would be excited to dress up as many days as possible.  The schedule is as follows:


Monday, October 3rd: Monster University Monday-Wear your favorite College apparel!

Tuesday, October 4th:  Sleeping Beauty Tuesday- Wear your PJ’s or comfy sweats!

Wednesday, October 5th: Wish Upon a Star Day- Dress as your future career/dream job!

Thursday, October 6th: Cinderella’s Ball- Dress to Impress!

Friday, October 7th: Friday- Blue out! Wear your favorite Howard shirt, or any other blue shirt!!
Looking forward to a week full of SPIRIT!!!

UM-Dearborn Young Naturalist Program to start soon!

UM-Dearborn Young Naturalist Program to start soon!

9-12 year-olds who enjoy exploring nature join their peers in this once-a-month, 9 month program offered at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC). Outdoor session topics include Pond Study, Insects and Spiders, Maple Syrup Science, Owl Prowl, Spring Wildflowers, Birds, and Frogs and Toads. Participants are expected to attend most if not all of the monthly sessions. A $70 program fee covers the cost of all field equipment including a field pack and field guides to various plants and animals.

Program session dates (Saturdays 9:30AM-12PM): October 8; December 3; January 7; February 18;March 4; April 22; May 6; June 3. The owl prowl session will take place from 6-9PM on Friday, November 4.

The registration deadline is October 5. To register your child for the program, go to additional information, please contact Rick Simek, the EIC Program Supervisor, at (313) 583-6371.

Join us Sept. 20th for a College Fair

Dearborn Public Schools is pleased to host the

Dearborn Schools MACRAO College Fair

September 20, 2016
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn 48126

Representatives from more than 60 different post-secondary schools will be available to talk with students. This event is open to all Dearborn schools and surrounding districts!

college-fair-graphicJust a few of the participating educational institutions include:

  • Central Michigan
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Eastern Michigan
  • Grand Valley State
  • Henry Ford College
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Tech.
  • Michigan State
  • Northern Michigan
  • Oakland University
  • Saginaw Valley
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Windsor
  • Harvard
  • University of Illinois- Chicago
  • Columbia College- Chicago
  • Savanna College of Art & Design
  • Syracuse University
  • Gannon University

Plus many other

  • Universities
  • Trade Schools
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Colleges
  • U.S. Armed Forces

For more Information

Drop off procedures, first day!

The time has finally come!!!  I can’t wait to see how much everyone has grown over the summer!!!! Tomorrow, I am asking that parents drop their students off with their teachers in the following locations:

Kindergarten Students: Outside of Kindergarten doors, closest to York Park, directly facing N. York.

First and Second Grade Students:  Your child’s teacher will be in front of the main entrance doors off of York.  Students will line up with their teacher, and enter the building with her when the bell rings.

3rd and 4th Grade Students: Your child’s teacher will be outside of the doors that are nearest to the parking lot, facing Lawrence.  Students will line up with their teacher, and enter the building with her when the bell rings.

5th grade students: Your child’s teacher will be outside of the doors that face the Oak St/N. York intersection.  Students will line up with their teacher, and enter the building with the bell rings.

I am asking that parents remain outside to ease the transition for students.  Please allow us to start their first day promptly by saying, “have a great day/I love you” outside of the school.  For the safety of all students, I would like to keep the halls clear.

Dismissal is at 11:45.

I am not able to change class lists at this time.  Every student at Howard will receive an excellent education in every class.  If you need to speak to me regarding concerns, I am happy to meet with you.  My priority tomorrow morning, however, is to make sure 435 students and 23 teachers have a FANTASTIC FIRST DAY!!!!

Welcome Back!!!!

We will begin the school year on Tuesday, September 6 at 8:35 a. m.  Please arrive early to find parking on the street if you plan to walk your student up to do the door.  We want to start the year off safe and with as little frustration as possible.

We will have a half-day that day, with dismissal at 11:45.

I will be in the cafeteria for coffee on the mornings of September 7, 8 and 9 from 8:45-9:30.  If you have any time in your schedule any of those days to join me, I would love to catch up!

Be sure to check our blog for updates.  Class lists will be posted on Friday, September 2.


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