Young Fives Program

Dearborn Public Schools “Young Fives” Program

Location: Lindbergh Elementary School 500 N Waverly, 313-827-6300.

The Young Fives program is designed for students who are age-eligible for kindergarten, and who require additional time to develop their emotional, social, physical, and/or cognitive/academic skills.
An eligible Young Five must be able to demonstrate the ability to participate in developmentally appropriate classroom and social activities as well as to attend to personal needs independently. This additional Young Five year will allow students to develop at an individual pace yet provide opportunities to explore all academic and enrichment areas provided to kindergarten students.
At the completion of the Young Five program, children will attend either a full year of kindergarten at their home school or be recommended for 1st grade based on individual growth as determined by the school team working with parents.
The Young Fives program is part of the K-12 state funded public school program. Children attend five full days per week and follow the DPS school calendar.
Students participate in all activities provided for students at Lindbergh Elementary School.

Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year
All children must be 5 years of age by December 1, 2013 with a waiver on file for children with birthdates after November 1, 2013. Waiver must be filed by June 1, 2013. Special consideration will be given to applicants with birthdates between June 1 and November 1.
Deadline for enrollment is June 15, 2013.

Parent Participation
All families are expected to participate in school and PTA functions as well as to volunteer whenever available. All children are expected to maintain on time and regular attendance at school.

Parents are responsible for transportation to Lindbergh Elementary School. Students accepted into the program will return to their home school to attend kindergarten the year following completion of the Young Fives program.
To apply: Call Student Services at 313-827-3094. Registration information may be completed at the Dearborn Public Schools Administrative Service Center 18700 Audette, or at Lindbergh Elementary School 500 N Waverly, 313-827-6300.

District Parent Meeting – Tuesday, March 12th

Please mark your calendars for the next District Parent Involvement Committee meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, in the ASC Board Room. At this meeting they will be reviewing the important roles parents play in Title I, Advanc-Ed Accreditation, and Strategic planning. As always, a light dinner will be provided and a few other surprises. If you are able to attend, please contact the school office. Thanks!

PBIS Monthly Rewards


In order for students to be eligible to participate in the PBIS monthly reward for March, they must have fewer than 5 yellow light flips and 0 blue light or red light flips. Students still have the opportunity to earn daily rewards for staying on green. Encourage your child to make good choices!

PTA Meeting – Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The next PTA Meeting/Parent Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 13th @ 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Howard School media center.  During this meeting Mr. Denison will be sharing information about the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Please plan to attend this meeting to find out more about ways you can help your child be successful at school.

Mardi Gras 2013

The Dearborn Education Foundation is hosting its annual Mardi Gras fundraising event on Tuesday, February 12th from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Dearborn Hills Golf Course. All proceeds will be returned to Dearborn Public School classrooms for items that promote student learning and achievement. The cost for the event is $20/person in advance or $25/person at the door. Advanced ticket purchases can be purchased from Mr. Denison before the event.

Every attendee of Mardi Gras will receive a doubloon they can give to the school of their choice. The school will be divided into categories: High Schools, Middle Schools and Elementary Schools. The school in each category with the most doubloons at the end of the evening will receive a grant. Attendees will also have the opportunity of purchasing additional doubloons. The winning schools will be presented with the checks at the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Award in May.

Elementary School = $250

Middle School = $500

High School = $1000

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Needs and Wants Project

Our first grade students at Howard Elementary put their Social Studies lesson into action this year. As they studied their unit on basic Needs and Wants they decided to help provide the basic need of clothing to someone less fortunate. The first grade students from Mrs. Adams’ and Mrs. Korte’s classes collected over 150 new warm hats, gloves and socks for homeless men and women in the Detroit area. These items will be distributed next week at a facility that will be housing and feeding the homeless for a week. The students have shared from their hearts and are excited to know that they are able to put their learning into action in such an important way. Thank you, first grade families!

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Hats and Gloves

Howard students contributed two large boxes of hats and mittens during the month of December.  These items were donated to ACCESS and will be given to children who need a warm pair of mittens and a hat.  Thank you for thinking of others.


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