Charles A. Lindbergh

Beginning of Year Family Letters

Dear Lindbergh Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  We hope you and your family have enjoyed a wonderful summer and are as excited as we are to begin a new school year.  

This year we are so happy to be continuing our journey as A Leader in Me school and celebrate our Lighthouse certification.  This certification is a result of our commitment and ability to implement The Leader in Me with fidelity. For more information, please be sure to check out the Leader in Me page on our school website. 

We are also excited to welcome some new faces to Lindbergh this year.  Ms. Kelly Muston will be teaching Kindergarten. Ms. Ahlam Beydoun will be teaching 1st grade.  Ms. Kristin Caballero will be our new resource teacher. Ms. Ariel Baranowski will be our new psychologist.  Ms. Jennifer Murray will be our new early childhood specialist. Each of these individuals have experience in our district and look forward to working with your children in the fall.  

The first day of school, Monday, August 26, is a half day of school.  The first bell to enter the building will sound at 8:35 AM with the tardy bell sounding at 8:40 AM.  Dismissal for all half days is 11:45 AM.  Tuesday, August 27th will be a full day of school for students in grades 1-5.  Regular dismissal time is 3:35 PM.  Please make a note of the school office phone:  313-827-6300.  It is important to call the school every time your child is going to be absent, tardy, or needs an early dismissal from class so that unnecessary calls to you may be avoided.  If your student arrives after 8:40 a.m. (9:40 a.m. on late start days) you must come into the office to sign in your student. Students may enter the building after 8:15 for breakfast only, there is no supervision prior to that. Please remember not to use the staff parking lot as a drop off at anytime.

We will be having a soft start for Young 5’s and Kindergarten this year.  Students will attend school Monday, August 26th-Thursday August 29th from 8:35-11:45 AM.  During this week, parents will be asked to sign up for a time to bring their student to school for another small assessment of their present readiness skills.  This is an exciting time for our new young friends and staff.

For parents of students new to Lindbergh this year K-5, there will be a short meeting on Monday, August 26th in the auditorium at 9:00AM to introduce our PTA officers and to discuss some important information. We are looking forward to welcoming you.  

There will be three lunch periods again this year with some changes.  1st grade, 4th grade and the K/1 split (Mrs. Miller’s class) will be from 11:00-11:38, Young 5’s, Kindergarten and 5th will be from 11:40-12:18, and 2nd and 3rd grade from 12:20-12:58.  This year, breakfast will be served from 8:15-8:30 AM. If interested, we encourage you to send a check made out to Dearborn Public Schools to prepay for snacks. That way you will be ahead of the game!

Class lists will be posted on the doors on the afternoon of Friday, August 23th by 3:00 PM.  Our PTA will be hosting a meet and greet from 3-4 pm that day.  It is a great opportunity to meet other children and families in the neighborhood, a snack will be provided.  If your child’s name is not on any list, please report to the office on the first day of school.   

In the morning students will line up at their assigned number. The teachers will be coming outside to pick up and drop off the students from there every day starting from the first day of school. We kindly ask that parents remain outside the building as students will be escorted inside by their teacher in order to allow for a smooth transition as the school year begins.  Please see the following list to see where your student(s) should line up:

South Playground (near Kdgn) _ East Playground (near Café)

1 –*Empty* 1 – *Empty*

2 – Polidori -2 2 – Hickson-5

3 – Beydoun – 1 3 – Stetz – 5

4 – Schropp – Kdgn 4 – *Empty*

5 – Miller – Kdgn/1 5 – Currie – 3

6 – Ruselink – Y5 6 – Robey – 3

7 – Muston – Kdgn 7 – Knaus – 4

8 – Noe – 1 8 – Miles-4

9 – Robins – 2 9 – *Empty*

On Late Start days, school will begin 1 hour later with the entry bell ringing at 9:35am and the tardy bell at 9:40 am. Students may come at 9:15am for breakfast in the cafeteria and will remain there until the entry bell rings. 

Late start dates are as follows:

Wednesday, September 25

Wednesday, October 16

Wednesday, December 18

Wednesday, February 5     

Wednesday, March 18

Wednesday, April 22

Wednesday, May 13

Please make note of these dates for the rest of 2019.

August 30th-September 2-No School

September 12– Open House 6:00pm-7:30pm

September 20-Half Day 11:45 AM Dismissal

October 11 – Half day 11:45 AM Dismissal

November 1 –  Half day 11:45 AM Dismissal

Enjoy the rest of your summer.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you soon.


Ms. Zainah Tiba

Principal of Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary