Due to extreme weather conditions, the Halloween Parade that was supposed to take place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st, has been cancelled. Student will still have the opportunity to put on costumes and participate in class Halloween parties that have been planned by teachers and parents. Thank you for your understanding and support.
This is just to remind everyone that we are having another Late Start professional development day for teachers on Wednesday, October 31st. Students should not report to school until 9:35 a.m.
A number of Howard School fourth and fifth graders participated in the first annual Bob Cipriano Memorial Cross Country meet on Friday, October 19th. The students who participated were: Erin Moran, Victoria Irish, Zainab Ouza, Stella Doverspike, Chloe Condo, Caden Mondtierth, Ahmed Makled, Hadi Jawad, Adnan Rammouni, Hassan Beydoun, Kate Kolongowski, Isabelle Hadous, Elisabeth Mazur, Rachel Williams, Ketzel Skazalski, Naji Elder, Mahmoud Saad, Jad Fawaz, Bauer Kubitskey and Timothy Alaziz.
Congratulations to Erin Moran, Zainab Ouza, Ahmed Makled, Kate Kolongowski and Naji Elder for winning medals at the race this year. We are proud of their hard work and dedication.
Dearborn Public Schools is committed to addressing Bullying Behavior. As part of our district-wide policy, we survey our parents annually. If you are a parent, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
I would like to thank Amy McKelvey and Karen Bierman for organizing and implementing the summer reading program for all of the Howard School students. We had 72 students participate and they read a total of 2,422 books. Great work, students!
The following students participated in the summer reading program: Andrew Montierth, Georgia Beatty, Anisa Abazeed, Erik Giedeman, Danielle Harajli, Rebecca Dear, livia Forsyth, Latifa Mekled, Jack Fazio, Nadia Boussi, Assel Beidoun, Ava Wolski, Amina Ferris, Erin Moran, Sophia Kolarich, Ruth Anderson, Alyssa Ventura, Matilda Wojtowicz, Sophie Stefanec, Noah Danclovic, Haidar Murtada, Nataliea Salame, Sydnie Lara, Caroline Giedeman, Avery McKelvey, Abigail Baker, Sydney Smith, Hassan Sareini, Christiana Flanery, Brody Ryan, Mallak Makled, Ameen Elgabri, Emma Obermiller, Kyle Pumer, Nadia Elgabri, Autumn Danclovic, Sadie Wojtowicz, Julie Schroeder, Matthew Nash, Alexandra Slanec, Blake Beuckelaere, Megan Fazio, Jad Zein, Adam Rammouni, Ketzel Skazalski, Prarie Skazalski, Mariam Beydoun, Ahmed Makled, Alex Beltz, Reece McKelvey, Caden Montierth, Ahmad Murtada, Sarah Towfeeq, Lizabeth Bower, Ervis Xhaferliari, Daniel Balestrieri, Katya Salame, Danya Salame, Roman Furchi, Rachel Williams, Suzanne Sarieni, Benjamin Bower, Mira Fayad, Linnea Anderson, Kaylyn Levasseur, Aya Wahidi, Lila Bierman, Joey Morency, Jenna Zein, Samantha Smalley and Ai Ezzedine
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bower, Erik Giedeman, Benjamin Bower, Alexandra Slanec, Matilda Wojtowicz and Danya Salame for being the top readers in their grades.
Remember, if your child reads for 20 minutes each day, they are exposed to over 1.8 million words per year. The greater a student’s vocabulary, the better that child will do in school.
Keep reading, Dragons!!
Students gathered by the Peace Pole to honor the International Day of Peace. Mrs. Ventura lead the school in a peace song. We sang this song together in a number of different languages. Mrs. Thomas helped us make pinwheels that helped us with our celebration. At the end of our time together, Mr. Denison encouraged us to practice peace in our school, at our homes and in our community.
Parent Talk classes are being offered at Dearborn High School on November 7, 14, 19, 26, 28 and December 2 & 12 from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.. These classes will help you learn more about parenting and how you can reduce conflict between you and your child. To learn more about the classes and to register, download the following form:
For more information, contact Margaret King-Ahmed at (313) 827-8788. These same classes will be coming to Howard School in February – days and times TBA.
Please consider joining us for our first evening PTA/Parent Meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center. Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Mosallam and Mr. Denison will be sharing strategies that you can use at home to help your child become a better reader. After the parent meeting, the PTA will hold a short meeting to update everyone about Howard PTA news. I hope you are able to join us.
“SMOKE ON THE GRILL”
Thursday, September 27 2012
HOW DOES MY ATTENDANCE HELP MY SCHOOL?
Does your school need new playground equipment? Would you like to provide more field trip opportunities for your students? The Dearborn Goodfellows have teamed up with the Dearborn PTA Council to provide the easiest fundraiser imaginable! Just purchase a ticket to this event through your PTA/PTSA and then enjoy a great evening of fun, food and fabulous prizes.
At least $25 or your $30 ticket price will be returned directly to your school’s PTA. Your ticket includes grilled chicken, ground round, corn on the cob, salads and an open bar of beer, wine, soft drinks and water (all meats are halal). Children’s tickets are $10 each again with most of the proceeds going back to their school. Children’s tickets include chicken strips, french fries, ice cream and soft drinks. Entertainment and children’s activities also provided.
With the tremendous support of many local businesses you are offered the opportunity to win Thousands of dollars in prizes. Go to dearborngoodfellows.org to see a list of our sponsors and to get more information on this event and the important work that The Dearborn Goodfellows do year around to help children in need.
We’ll see you under the big pavilion at Dearborn’s Ford Field on Thursday, September 27 from 4:00-7:00pm. Rain or shine!
Please plan to attend Open House on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Open House is a great time to meet your child’s classroom teacher and other teachers who work at the school. Open House is not a time to get an update on the academic progress of your child. That needs to take place at a separate time.
The classrooms will be open from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by an all-school address by Mr. Denison. At the parent meeting you will learn more about the state of the school and about the transition to Title I. During the presentation we will review school data and present the School Improvement Plan.
The class with the highest participation in Open House this evening will award each student with a ticket to The Festival of Lights.