Class Lists

Good Afternoon,

Class lists will be posted on the front doors at noon on Friday, September 1st.  The building will be closed tomorrow.

If you need to register, you may do so at the Administrative Service Center, 18700 Audette, Dearborn.

Have a Good Weekend!


NOTICE: School Safety Zone Enforcement

Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.

Ensuring the safety of all students is a paramount objective of both the Dearborn Public Schools and the Dearborn Police Department. An area of common complaints and concern is traffic related issues in school zones during student drop off and pick up. Motorists often create unsafe conditions for students by blocking roadways, speeding, and improper parking. As in previous years, the Dearborn Police Department will be conducting directed traffic enforcement in the school zones.  Please be careful and obey all traffic laws.  This includes double parking, blocking driveways, failure to completely stop at a stop sign, failure to yield to a bus or pedestrians, disobey a school crossing guard, and other traffic infractions.

Please keep in mind:

  • The bus stop is for buses only
  • Walk children to school when possible
  • Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school when possible.  This alleviates traffic congestion around our schools
  • Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for other parents to drop off their children.
  • Be mindful of school staff and crossing guards.  They are there for your child’s safety.
  • Be a “Good Neighbor” by being mindful of residents who live near school zones.

Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.

Welcome Back

Dear Howard Learning Community,

It is with great anticipation that we begin a new school year at Howard Elementary School!  We hope that you and your family enjoyed your summer vacation, and are refreshed and eager to embark on the many wonderful learning experiences ahead for our students.  Our staff is committed to providing the best education for our students, and strive to give every child what they need to be successful. We look  forward to continuing our partnership as we work together to create the best learning environment for all students!

All students will start school on Tuesday, September 5th at 8:35 a.m. and will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.  No lunch will be served since this is a half-day.

Kindergarten “Soft Start”

On September 6th, 7th and 8th, kindergarten students ONLY will be dismissed at 12:15 as part of  our district’s “Soft Start” initiative.   This will help our Kindergarten students adjust to their new routine at school.  All other students will have a full day of school on these dates.

  • Full Day Kindergarten will begin on Monday, September 11th. Students will begin at 8:35 and end at 3:35.  


  • Meet the Principal- Wednesday, September 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. We will be joined by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Glenn Maleyko, for a brief meet and greet.  Please plan on joining us!


  • Welcome Back Picnic-Tuesday, September 12th, from 4:30 to 6:30.


  • Open House Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


  • Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 19th. 


Please check this blog for  updates!

We are looking forward to a great school year!



Dan Blessing


Howard Elementary School


Thank you Howard Learning Community!

Dear Howard Elementary Learning Community,
I am very excited to announce that after five months of serving as the Interim Principal, and completing a very rigorous selection process, the Dearborn Board of Education has approved my appointment as the Principal of Howard Elementary School.  The support  received throughout this process was greatly appreciated!

There is much to be proud of in this learning community, and  I am extremely energized and eager to continue the great work that we have started.  I look forward to our continued partnership in  pursuit of educational excellence at Howard Elementary School.

Highest Regards,
Dan Blessing
Howard Elementary School

Don’t delay and register your child today!

Dear Howard Parents,

It is important that you register by June 22nd.  This will help us plan next year’s classes.  The office will be closed for the summer.

If you have a current preschooler, or if you have another student in a different grade level, you must register them.  In other words, any new student must be registered even if they have a sibling in another grade

Registration Hours:  9:00 – 1:00 or 1:00 – 3:00

Also, if you have not had the opportunity to do the parent survey, please click on the link posted on the blog.  


Important Parent Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Howard Elementary School and all Dearborn Schools are involved in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which parents and guardians are an integral part. We are using the AdvancED Parent Survey as a means to elicit your 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 5/31/17. 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 your school principal at Thank you in advance for supporting our school improvement efforts.
Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated.

Daniel J. Blessing, Ed.S.
Interim Principal
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 5/9 _5/31 . من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي :
نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية و لن 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 عبر البريد الالكتروني التالي << 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

Parent Meeting for Public Act 306 (Read by Third Grade)


Howard Learning Community,                                                                                              5/16/17

Howard Elementary will hold two informational meetings to present information regarding PA 306 signed into law this year. The law essentially states that students who are not reading at grade level by third grade will be retained.  The first cohort for this law are our current (2016/17) kindergarten students.

Even though this primarily effects only our current kindergarten families at this time, we are inviting everyone in our learning community to attend.  We will discuss the details of the law, how it impacts our schools and the initiatives that we will put in place to ensure that we are ahead of this issue including what parents can do to partner with us to ensure all students are meeting and exceeding the new state requirements.

  • The first meeting will be at 3:00 on Wednesday, May 24
  • The second meeting will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24
  • Each meeting will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

We will hold monthly parent meetings starting in September, 2017 as part of our “Read at Home” initiative and action plan.

For more information about the law, please click on the following link:

PA 306 (formerly HB 4822):

Thank you,

Dan Blessing, Ed.S.

Interim Principal, Howard Elementary School

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