Robert Cipriano Cross Country Meet – Saturday, October 18th @ 8:20 a.m.

The 2014 third annual Robert Cipriano Cross-Country Meet will get underway at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, with a one-mile run/walk for Dearborn Public Schools staff members. At 9:00 a.m., hundreds of fourth through eighth grade students will hit the course in a series of one and two mile races.

Only Dearborn Public Schools students who have pre-qualified for the run participate in the event. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the event and cheer on the students.

The Cipriano meet will take place at Ford Field Park in Dearborn located at the corner of Brady Street and Cherry Hill Street. Parking is available on the lower level of the field near the baseball diamonds just west of Brady Street.

Robert Cipriano Cross Country Meet

Fall Pictures from Lifetouch

Important Parent Information Below
Satisfaction guarantee

Love your portrait or Lifetouch will retake it (or refund it).

Picture Retakes:  Thursday, November 6, 2014 – AM @ Howard Elementary School

Need more pictures? Still haven’t ordered?

1. Go to
2. Choose “Claim your Lifetouch Images” and enter your Portrait ID and Access Code. You’ll find this on the insert inside your Lifetouch portrait envelope.

Tumblebooks and Other Media Resources

The Dearborn Public Library now offers all types of eMedia at no charge for parents and students.
Although the National Library Card Signup Month will be over on the thirtieth of this month, our Dearborn Public Libraries offer many downloads for parents in the community.  You can download free eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more.  Please go to and click on eMedia.  You’ll now find Overdrive eBooks, Zinio Magazines, Tumblebooks, public domain eBooks, a virtual reference library, children’s chapter book samples, and full online-picture eBooks.  Here in Dearborn, we have great public libraries!  Do try to visit Henry Ford Centennial Library, or the Bryant Branch, in person or online when you can.  Below you’re find links to some of the electronic books, and more, that these two libraries offer free of charge for Dearborn residents.
If you have questions about this information, please contact Mr. Brad Neff who is the Howard School media specialist.  You may call the school (313) 827-6350 or send him an email:


Michigan Child Protection Registry

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at

As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to and keep your family safe.


Peace Day Event

On Friday, September 19th, the Howard School staff and students celebrated The National Day of Peace by gathering around the Peace Pole.  We sang about peace and thought about ways to make our community a peaceful place for everyone.  Thank you, Mrs. Ventura, for helping us with the song.  Also, thank you to Mrs. Thomas for helping us create these beautiful pinwheels.


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Information Regarding Enterovirus D68

What is Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

Enteroviruses are very common viruses. There are more than 100 types of enteroviruses. It is estimated that 10 to 15 million enterovirus infections occur in the United States each year. Most enterovirus infections in the U.S. occur seasonally during the summer and fall. In fact, enteroviruses are the second most frequent cause of “the common cold.”

EV-D68 infections occur much less often than other enterovirus strains, but like other strains, EV-D68 spreads through close contact with infected people. EV-D68 starts out like the common cold but can quickly turn serious – especially in children with asthma. This is a lung virus that causes mild to severe respiratory illness.

Fact Sheet Enterovirus D68 English

Arabic Fact Sheet Enterovirus D68

Birds of Prey @ Lake Erie Metropark

Meet Birds of Prey at Lake Erie Metropark’s 25th Annual Hawkfest


Lake Erie Metropark’s 25th Annual Hawkfest will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 the Lake Erie Metropark Marshland Museum and Nature Center in Brownstown, Mich. This two-day festival celebrates the annual migration of birds of prey – hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures.


Programs include discussions on birds of prey, osprey updates and raptor rehabilitation with representatives from the Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine and biologists from the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.  Members of the Michigan Hawking Club will bring hawks and discuss falconry. Live birds of prey will be brought out during special programs by the Leslie Science and Nature Center on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  and Joe Rogers on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also, on Sunday, Reg Pettibone’s Native American Hawk Dancers will perform traditional eagle dances at 4 p.m. Kids can play educational games and make crafts. An optics tent from Wildbirds Unlimited will be available all weekend.


Each September, tens of thousands of broad-winged hawks pass over the park, which is designated as an important bird area and one of the premier hawk watching sites in North America. All together, at least 16 different species of migrating birds of prey fly overhead during the fall migration season. Hawk watchers will be counting migrating raptors, and their spotting scopes can be used to take a peek at birds in the sky. Typically, 200,000 birds of prey migrate over Lake Erie Metropark from September through November on their southward journey.


Registration is not required, and the EVENT IS FREE with park entry. For more information, contact the Lake Erie Metropark Marshland Museum and Nature Center at 734-379-5020.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks provide a natural oasis from urban and suburban life as well as year-round recreational activities and events. A regional park system, the Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering 25,000 acres, ten spectacular public golf courses and two marinas on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. The parks also offer scenic nature trails, breathtaking beaches, educational activities and exciting winter sports.

For persons with special accessibility needs or who have limited English proficiency, please contact the park facility of your choice at least 72 hours in advance of your visit. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 for seniors (62 and up), or $7 daily. General information can be found or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.

Dearborn City Hall is Moving

City Hall services and departments are moving to:

Dearborn Administrative Center (DAC)
16901 Michigan Avenue (two miles west of the current City Hall building)

City Hall and services offered at that building will close to the public on noon, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 and will remain closed until 8 am, Tuesday, Sept.23, 2014.
All City Hall services will resume at 8 am Tuesday, September 23 at the new Dearborn Administrative Center (DAC). 
Any questions regarding the City Hall move should be directed to the City of Dearborn, Department of Public Information,(313) 943-2285
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