District Will Not Need to Make Up Snow Days

The Dearborn Public Schools will not need to make up any missed days as a result of inclement weather.

District administrators reviewed current state regulations for meeting the minimum required number of days and hours of instruction set by the State of Michigan.  After verifying with state and county officials, the District was able to determine the current 2013-14 calendar will still provide the required number of instructional days.

The state allows district’s to miss six days due to weather conditions.  So far, Dearborn Public Schools have had to close on seven different occasions related to snow and cold.  The district has enough time and days in the calendar to cover the one extra day.

If there are any additional school closures, hopefully they will occur after April 1.  Any weather related school cancellations after April 1 do not require make up days as defined by the State of Michigan.



Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser – Howard School PTA

A great cause and some great food at Buffalo Wild Wings.  All students, families and friends are invited to participate in a Howard School event on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from open til close.  Everyone is invited to gather for lunch/dinner and a great time at Buffalo Wild Wings – 22216 Michigan Ave – Dearborn, MI.  On this day, 20% of all purchases accompanied by printed certificate will be donated to Howard Elementary School PTA.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Howard Elementary Fundraiser

Spring Pictures from Lifetouch

Howard Elementary School
Portraits were taken on: 03/06/2014
Your child should have received their Spring school pictures and brought them home from school.

  1. Select your favorite portraits
  2. Pay online or complete the order form, include payment and return with your child to school
  3. Return any unpurchased portraits with your child to school

Picture Day ID: LM643488Y0

This spring, we are proud to partner with Operation Smile to transform the lives of over 200 children throughout North America and around the world – one smile at a time.
Lifetouch 2014

Lost and Found Items

With the assistance from Karen Elsersy, all materials from the Lost and Found box have been sorted and displayed on a table outside the school office.  If you are missing any winter clothing, lunch materials, shoes, etc., please stop in and check out our collection.

2014 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Awards

2014 Teacher of the Year Awards
Nomination Forms Are Now Available


Nominations for the 2014 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Awards are being requested from Dearborn students. Students are encouraged to recognize favorite teachers who have made significant contributions in their lives. Nominations can be mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber offices located at 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124 or faxed to 313-584-9818. Nomination Forms can be downloaded here.


The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 11, 2014. Four winning teachers will be recognized, one each from Pre-K through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade, middle and high school at the awards ceremony,Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the  The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center beginning at 4:00 pm. 



The Big Read

As you may, or may not be aware, the City of Dearborn, along with several other organizations including our schools and students, are taking part in a city wide project called “THE BIG READ”.
The city was awarded a grant and basically the goal is to get everyone in the city reading “Call of the Wild” by Jack London.  Beginning on March 8 and lasting through the end of May there will be many activities and events taking place in the city related to this story. 
For more information on The Big Read project please visit: www.bigreaddearborn.org
There is a kick-off event on March 8th (See attached flyer). 

“Parent Talk” Classes


Howard Elementary

Presents “Parent Talk” Classes

Taught By: Margaret King Ahmed


  • ADD new tools to your parenting toolbox.

  • Increase achievement and decrease discipline issues.

  • Classes provide lessons for parents that teach new communication skills that:

    • Empower

    • Encourage self-responsible behaviors, self-motivation and character development

  • Learn practical skills to positively effect the social and emotional development of your children and family.

  • Classes are designed to prepare participants to implement skills and strategies immediately!

  • Attend all class sessions and receive certificate completion at graduation!

WHERE:Howard School Media Center

WHEN:   Tuesdays

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

March 11, 18, 25

April 1, 8, 15, 29

Graduation May 6th, 2014

Questions:  Please contact Mr. Denison at 827-6350

Parent Talk Class – Howard Elementary School



Parent Meeting – Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Please join us Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center to hear speaker, Shaton Berry, Past President of the Michigan PTA, tell us about the Common Core State Standards.  In addition to learning about this new math and reading curriculum, she will be sharing samples of tests that will measure the academic growth of students, too.  There will be a drawing for 2-$25 Target gift cards and 2-$25 Barnes & Noble gift cards for those who attend!  Hope to see you there!

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