Please remember to NEVER pull into the staff parking lot for drop off or pick up.
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.
“Each of us can make a difference,” will be the key message found in the stories, entertainment, and activities at the 4th annual Response to Bullying kickoff event at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn.
For more information, click on this link: Response to Bullying Event
Important Parent Information Below
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 photogifts.lifetouch.com.
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.
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 www.ProtectMIChild.com.
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 www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
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.
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.
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 p.m.at 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 atwww.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.