Join us Sept. 20th for a College Fair

Dearborn Public Schools is pleased to host the

Dearborn Schools MACRAO College Fair

September 20, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn 48126

Representatives from more than 60 different post-secondary schools will be available to talk with students. This event is open to all Dearborn schools and surrounding districts!

college-fair-graphicJust a few of the participating educational institutions include:

  • Central Michigan
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Eastern Michigan
  • Grand Valley State
  • Henry Ford College
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Tech.
  • Michigan State
  • Northern Michigan
  • Oakland University
  • Saginaw Valley
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Windsor
  • Harvard
  • University of Illinois- Chicago
  • Columbia College- Chicago
  • Savanna College of Art & Design
  • Syracuse University
  • Gannon University

Plus many other

  • Universities
  • Trade Schools
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Colleges
  • U.S. Armed Forces

For more Information e-mail:Welmerg@dearbornschools.org

News from the Superintendent!

Bullying Prevention Pledge in Dearborn and across the State on the First Week of School

Bullying Prevention Pledge in Dearborn and across the State on the First Week of School

Greetings Everyone,

To further support our on-going efforts to address bullying behavior our District will join with hundreds of schools, colleges, and businesses on the first day of school(or first couple of days pending logistical concerns in the schools) and take a pledge against bullying. I am also asking all employees to take the pledge and I will lead by example as we take the pledge at ASC on Tuesday afternoon. All School or Department heads should plan to have this done in a setting of your choice the first couple of days of school. In addition, the Board of Education will take the pledge at our September 12 regular P-12 meeting.

This pledge is part of a program being promoted by the State Superintendent and the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Here is a link to a website that explains the model.

#Day1


Here is a link to a video that explains the model

Endorsed by the State Superintendent https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIMDE/2016/08/15/file_attachments/602897/Day%2B1%2Bmessage.pdf

#Day1 Works byâ?¦.

A person in authority leading the pledge

Clearly stating behavior expectations and responsibilities

Addressing the issue early (on Day 1 or the First Week!)

Getting verbal confirmation back that it is understood

I informed all faculty about this during my presentations the past two weeks and a letter was sent to the community and parents informing them about the pledge. I hope that everyone had a fantastic labor day weekend. The excitement with our students starts tomorrow.
by Glenn Maleyko on September 5, 2016

Incoming Young 5s and Kindergarteners!!!!!

Welcome to Lindbergh future Flyers! I hope your summer is going well! I wanted to remind you that we will be having a Soft start for the first week for all Young Five and Kindergarten students. They will be dismissed at 11:45 AM each day. Students will be invited back for brief assessments from the teachers by appointment. For those families who need childcare, there is an excellent pay to participate program available through our Early Childhood department. I am attaching the flyer information for your convenience. Please call them to reserve your spot!

Soft Start Childcare Program
The Early Childhood/Kids Club program at your school is offering the Soft Start Childcare for Kindergarten students participating in the Soft Start Program. Care begins immediately after Soft Start and ends at 3:35 when the school regular day is over.
Your child will:
• Eat lunch – please bring lunch the first day and then send lunch or lunch money for school lunch.
• Have outdoor recess (weather permitting)
• Enjoy age appropriate crafts, activities, games with a highly qualified, licensed childcare provider.
• Pre-registration and pre-payment is required so please call 827-8350 or email the Early Childhood Programs office at stovers@dearbornschools.org for more information or to receive a registration form.

Summer News

Hey Lindbergh flyers!
Don’t forget about the summer library program at Lindbergh! Tuesdays from 9-12 and Wednesdays from 1-4, through August 19. Join up for book checkout, reading, science experiments, crafts, games and to hang out with friends. (Computers are available too for our summer Moby Max practice, and I’m thinking of all those going-into-6th graders that need to work on Moby Max, iLearn and Khan Academy!)

Mrs.DeNeen got an email about what schools are using moby max. Many schools are going on more than we are. Let’s get busy and show them we can do more!!!

Stranger Danger Reminder

April 26, 2016

Dear Lindbergh families-

Just a reminder!
Spring is the time of year when we hear of strangers approaching children in neighborhoods, parks, shopping centers and around schools. It is important for you to please use this opportunity to remind your children of the danger of talking to strangers and to always be alert and aware of their surroundings.

Police are investigating incidents where someone in a blue focus (?) has approached and talked to students. I sent home a note on stranger danger earlier in the month and we want everyone to continue to be aware and alert.

Our school has always been and will continue to be a safe haven for your children. Working together we will keep our neighborhoods safe and crime free.
Thank you!

Mrs. DeNeen, principal

Teacher of the Year Nominations Press release!

Nominations for Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Awards Are Now Being Accepted by the Dearborn Area Chamber
For More Information, Contact:
Ron Hinrichs, Director of Events & Media Relations
Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 313-584-6100
E-mail: rhinrichs@dearbornareachamber.org
Nominations for Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Awards Are Now Being Accepted by the Dearborn Area Chamber

Nomination Form Online: https://docs.google.com/a/dearbornschools.org/forms/d/1DWpEQWTFrJg_Uoq2Fou-FjSbhN89Wu4V4Dsy3pk8zWc/viewform

Nominations for the 2016 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Awards, presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group, are being accepted from Dearborn Public Schools students for the 2015-2016 school year. Students are encouraged to recognize outstanding teachers who have made significant contributions in their educational experiences. Nominations can be mailed or faxed to the Dearborn Area Chamber offices and can also be downloaded online at www.DearbornAreaChamber.org. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Four winning teachers will be recognized, one each from Pre-K through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade, middle and high school at a unique awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 beginning at 4:15 pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

“We are very excited to once again have the opportunity to recognize some tremendous educators in the Dearborn Public Schools district,” commented Dearborn Area Chamber Education Committee Chair Phil Emma of Global “E” Group. “Teachers make such a positive impact in the lives of our children, and as a result we expect to receive nearly 1,000 nominations again this year.”

Kindergarten Round up Date Change

Our kindergarten round-up is now April 12 at 6:30 PM. We will be sending a letter soon to those students we know are on our list. Please feel free to call the Lindbergh Main office at 313-827-6300 to be sure to add your name if you think you might not be on that list or simply want to verify that you are.
We will be discussing both Kindergarten and Young Fives that night. Students must be 5 by September 1st to be eligible for Kindergarten. Young Fives are eligible to sign a waiver up to
Dec. 1st to attend!

Final Recommendation to the Board River Oaks-Haigh-Lindbergh Boundaries

Recommendation to the
Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education- March 14, 2016

Subject- Return of the original River Oaks Elementary School boundaries.

Background Information-
In 2003 voters in the Dearborn Public Schools passed a $150 million bond proposal to be used to build four new schools, additions at three high schools, and technology infrastructure upgrades throughout the district. Upon completion of the new schools there was a need to create new boundaries across the district to balance enrollment numbers at elementary, middle, and high school.

In order to relieve overcrowding at River Oaks the community task force, charged with developing the new boundary plan, recommended to the Board of Education a section of the River Oaks attendance area attend Haigh and Lindbergh Elementary School. Parents living in this attendance area did not want to leave River Oaks and the Board agreed to return the attendance area to it original boundaries at a future time.

Current Situation-
Upon passage of the $70 million 2013 SMART Bond, the Board approved a six classroom and gymnasium addition at River Oaks. This increase in capacity at the school allows River Oaks to return to its original attendance area.

The Process-
Meetings were held with parents living in the attendance area that will be returned to River Oaks but currently sends students to Haigh and Lindbergh. At the meetings District staff members collected feedback submitted by the parents. There was plenty of engaging dialogue, sharing of ideas, and constructive conversation at the meetings. Approximately ten different written forms of communication were received from parents. A summary of comments and ideas shared include:
· The opening of a STEM school at River Oaks in lieu of moving students back.
· A permanent “grandfather” provision for any residents that own property in the impacted attendance area prior to 2016.
· Do not change the attendance area and continue transporting students to Haigh and Lindbergh.

Administration Recommendation to the Board-
The Superintendent met with the three principals involved in the boundary area change and several Cabinet members to consider all ideas, options, and parent input. The following is the recommendation the Administration will make to the Board of Education for their approval:
· The River Oaks boundary lines will revert back to their original state prior to the changes made in 2005; this includes students living north of Ford Road. (Please see map).

· Allow for a grandfather provision, where any student that currently attends Haigh or Lindbergh as of the 2015-16 school year may choose to remain at those schools.

· Eliminate transportation for anyone that chooses the grandfather provision. Transportation would only be provided to River Oaks Elementary in the new boundary area.

The administration feels this plan will start the process of transitioning students back to River Oaks while still being fair by allowing those students who currently attend Haigh and Lindbergh to continue at those schools. In addition, parents always have the right to go through the normal school of choice and boundary line exemption process if they choose to do so.

This plan also fulfills the promise made by the Board of Education several years ago after the 2003 bond.