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.


Kindergarten News!!!

Attention parents of incoming kindergarteners!!
Kindergarten students will begin school at 8:35 on Tuesday, September 6th. This day is a half day for all students, and they will be dismissed at 11:45.
The following 3 days will also be shorter days for KINDERGARTEN only! This is part of our district’s Soft Start program. September 7,8 and 9, students will be dismissed at 12:15, after they have lunch. We will be providing after school care on these days for families that need it. More information to come, but I wanted to announce the tentative schedule for your planning purposes.
Please spread the word to parents who may not yet be signed up for our blog! Thank you!!! Enjoy the sun!

5th grade Honors

It’s almost here!!!!  5th grade honors assembly will begin PROMPTLY at 9:15.  Please no balloons, and small children will be expected to stay in parent’s lap.  Please send students in at their regular starting time.  YAY to our soon-to-be middleschoolers!

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