Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Howard Elementary School is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The online survey will be available until 5/30/18. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link:
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact me or our office staff. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.
Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated.


Daniel Blessing, Ed.S.
Howard Elementary School

أولياء الأمور الكرام ،

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت. من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي :
نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية ولن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة. شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة
نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

مدير(ة) المدرسة

Howard Color Run This Saturday!


1st Annual Howard Dragon’s Color Run is this Saturday, April 28th!

A few reminders and some info leading up to the race.


Due to the number of runners and volunteers we will have along the route, you MUST be registered to run and you must be visibly wearing your race bib to be allowed on the route. Due to the safety of others, if you are not registered to run you WILL NOT be allowed to run alongside your child/family/friends. There will be no exceptions to this.


Packet Pick-Up will be at Howard Elementary School

1611 N. York, Dearborn, MI 48128

Friday, April, 27th 3 – 6pm

Packet Pickup time on Race Day Saturday, April, 28th 7:30 – 8am

We strongly encourage ALL participants to make time to pick up these items on Friday, April 27 because of how many people we have registered this year as it will make everything run more efficiently. However, if you are completely unable to make it on Friday, race-day pickup will be available. At packet pick-up you will receive your t-shirt, race bib, color packet(s) (if you ordered extra), and raffle ticket.

***Remember to bring your e-tickets that where emailed to you after registering.***


Please note there is NO ON-SITE PARKING the day of the event at Howard Elementary since the roads will be blocked off. For your convince we will have a shuttle bus that will be taking participants every 15 minutes during the time period of 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. from the Dearborn High School parking lot located at 19501 W Outer Dr, Dearborn, MI 48124


1 Raffle ticket is included in every participant’s packet. If you would like to purchase additional raffle tickets you can buy them at packet pick-up or the Howard booth event day. This is a cash only purchase. Each ticket is $2 and you must be present at the time of the drawing to collect your winnings. The drawing will be held at 10:30 am. There are over 3 dozen prizes to be raffled off.


The color packets will be used for the finish line mass color throw. This creates the infamous color cloud. This is where you’ll want to use the color pack you received in your race packet. If you have used your color pack, or would like to purchase additional color, we will have a very limited quantity for sale at packet pick-up on Friday, April 27. First come… first serve! Cash only.


Images are available within a few hours of the event. Be sure to go to to get all of your race day images absolutely FREE!! Each image can be downloaded and instantly shared to social media with a simple click.

Event Day Schedule for Saturday, April 28th, 2018

7:30am– Packet Pick-Up

8:00am– Free Yoga in the park for all ages and experiences levels

8:30am– Food Truck Rally: Grillwich tot Stop, Shimmy Shack, Bearclaw Coffee Co., & Chicken Coupe Chicken & Waffles

8:30am– Blue Crow Talent Circus Troupe: Aerial Show, Fire Breathers, Jugglers, Unicyclist, and Stilt Walker

8:30am– Channel 955 Promotions Team

9:00am– Race Begins

9:30am– Fire Engine & Rescue Crew

10:30am– Raffle Ticket Drawing

12:00pm– Clean-Up Begins


We look forward to seeing you bright and early on Saturday, April 28, 2018!!!






Howard Color Run

Dear Howard Learning Community,

Members of our PTA have been working diligently to plan an amazing event for our community.  The First Annual Howard Color Run/Dragon Dash will be on Saturday, April 28th.  We are raising money for two children’s charities and the Howard Elementary PTA.  We need a big turn out for this event to be a success.  Please register to run, and encourage your friends and family to join us as well!

  • Free Yoga in the park at 8:00 a.m.
  • 5K Color Run 9:00 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Fun Run 9:00 a.m.
  • Vendor Booths
  • Food Trucks
  • Real Circus Performers
  • Raffle/Giveaways
  • Channel 95.5
  • Great event for the whole family!

Register online at:—Howard-Elementary-School—Dearborn-MI


For more information, please visit the Howard Color Run Website

Please review the Howard Arrival and Dismissal Procedures!


Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Please help keep our children safe!

Please exercise and model positive behavior during arrival and dismissal.  A little patience will go a long way.  If everyone follows our basic traffic flow guidelines, local ordinances and traffic laws,  it will help us to have a smooth and safe arrival and dismissal.

Please click on the link at the bottom of this post to view a map with traffic/parking guidelines and expectations to help keep our students safe!

You may wait in your car during dismissal in front of the building, but you may be asked to move forward to keep the traffic flowing.  If your child does not come to your car shortly after dismissal, you may circle the block and return to the designated pick up area.  By the time you circle around, your child may be waiting for you.  If you need to exit your car during dismissal, you must not park in designated “no parking” areas.  Cars will be  ticketed for parking in our traffic flow area during this time.  

Do not drop students off anywhere but our designated drop off locations in front of the school.  It is not safe to drop them off on the opposite side of the street or any other location. 

Remember that N. York is a two-way street, so drivers should not pass vehicles that are dropping off children if this will block traffic in the opposite direction.  

Everyone must use the crosswalk to cross the street at all times.  Crossing the street at our drop off/pick up location only slows down the flow of traffic even more, and creates an unsafe situation for the children.  Using the crosswalk models what we expect from the children, and is the only safe way to cross the street. 

Thank you!

Please click on the following link for a map and details regarding arrival and dismissal:

Howard Parking, Traffic Flow and Designated Student Drop off locations.

Happy Holidays!

Dear Howard Learning Community,

May the spirit of the season bring you and your family peace, joy and happiness! Thank you to the entire Howard learning community for all that you do to support our students! Enjoy your break! We look forward to seeing you in 2018! Happy New Year!


Daniel Blessing, Ed.S
Howard Elementary School

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