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. http://lindbergh.dearbornschools.org/ 

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.

Sincerely,

Ms. Zainah Tiba

Principal of Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary

Kindergarten Parent Letters

Dear Kindergarten Parent,

Welcome to Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School.  An exciting year is ahead for your entire family. Your child’s experience in  kindergarten establishes a great start for an exciting time of learning. Our shared goal is to ensure that this year begins as a productive and happy time.

19-20School Year Calendar

Soft Start Schedule

Kindergarteners attend half day sessions from 8:35-11:45 for the first week of school-August 26-August 29.  This half day schedule will allow for a gradual transition to school and lunch will be included on the 27th-29th.  If childcare is needed, please call 313-827-8350 for more information.  

Professional Learning Time

All teachers of Young Fives and Kindergarten students will participate in professional learning

during the 19-20 school year.  Content is based on the state curriculum and includes language arts, math, science and social studies.  Additional areas of focus will be on social-emotional development, assessment and small group/1:1 instruction.

2019-2020 Kindergarten Calendar:  The district calendar is available on the district website.  Additionally, there are two days of “no school” for Kindergarten and Young Five students.  These days are workdays for our Kindergarten teachers. These days are: 

No School Days for Kindergarten for 19-20

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, February 7, 2020

We understand that your family will need advance notice to ensure activities for your child on

these days.

Have a great summer and continue reading, writing your name, address, phone and practicing numbers!

Ms. Tiba

Charles A. Lindbergh School

313-827-6300

Lindbergh School Blog

Important Emergency Card info

August 15, 2019

Greetings Parents, 

The Dearborn Public Schools has added a new feature to ParentConnect that allows parents to directly enter Emergency Information prior to the start of the school year instead of needing to fill in the forms and turn them in to school. 

Please log onto ParentConnect from a computer; all updates must be done from a computer or lap top as unfortunately the Parent Connect website will not work on a cell phone or i-pad. If you don’t have your login information simply click on the “Need your login information” text found on the Parent Connect page.  

Once you are logged in click on the “Back to School Registration and Emergency Form Update,”  found at the top of the page to the left of My Account. You DO NOT need to re-enroll student but you do need to update their emergency information, which can be done by clicking Review/Update Info on the right. Once there, you’ll have the ability to update your information or students information. Please make sure to follow the directions at the top of each page and must confirm to finalize. 

Please complete this information as soon as time permits, but no later than August 23rd. Having this updated information prior to the start of the school year will assist all of our schools in getting off to a great start and ensure that your student is able to get their class schedule.  

If you have any questions please contact Student Services at  (313) 827-3005.  

Enjoy the rest of summer and see you all soon. 

Thank you, 

Ms. Zainah Tiba

Charles A. Lindbergh School

313-827-6300

Lindbergh School Blog

5th Grade Parents Last week reminder

June 10, 2019

 

Dear Parents of Fifth Grade Students,

In our last week of school we have a lot going on and this will serve as a reminder of what is needed.

  1. REMINDER:  All snack charges, library books or fines MUST be paid by 6/11/19
  1. Locker Clean out- June 10-12.  All items in lockers and desks must be cleaned out and sent home.  Students might want to bring home a large trash bag if they have a lot of things.
  2. Pool Party- students are going to Levagood Park on Wednesday June 12th.  Students need to bring: bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, a bag to put the wet suit in, sports equipment such as a tennis racquets, soccer ball, basketball, etc. , their own drink in plastic bottles (NO GLASS) labeled with their name.  The main food is provided by the PTA. Many of you have signed up to donate snack – please remember to send that as well. In case of inclement weather, we will picnic here at school in the hall and find another special thing to do.
  3. Field Day- Tuesday June 11th 9:00-11:35am
  4. Honors/Promotion Ceremony – This will be held at 9:30 am on Friday, June 14th.  Students should dress up nicely. Please remember NO strapless or spaghetti strap dresses for the young ladies and NO jeans or tank tops for anyone.  If the students wear shorts, please be sure they are dress shorts. Parent and guests will be able to park on the south playground (off Myrtle) if the streets are full.  Cameras and tissues are probably a nice addition for parents. We are very proud of our students and their achievements and are happy to share that with all of you. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria after the ceremony.  Once they are finished, students may go home with you right away instead of waiting to the end of the day.

 

Thank you!

Mrs. Tiba Mrs. Bush Mrs. Hickson Mrs. Currie

Field Day Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

 

Field Day

 

Date

  • Tuesday, June 11th

 

Starting Time:

  • 3rd-5th 9:00-11:35am
  • Y5’s-2nd 12:30-3:05pm

 

Reporting Station & Monitoring Students

  • Take your class to the designated starting station (refer to the schedule)
  • Monitor students at each station
  • Student water bottles (labeled) will go into the blue hula-hoop at each station.
  • When you hear the horn, have the students gather their water bottles and line back up with you for the next rotation.

 

Parents

 

Lunch

  • Follow normal lunch schedule, normal routine
  • PTA will serve pizza, pretzels and watermelon for the students in place of school lunch.
  • Students may bring their own lunch if they choose to do so.
  • If you are aware of students with certain allergies, you may want to highlight that for the family.

 

Recess

  • Will occur on the Upper Elementary side. Please keep students away from the Lower Elementary blacktop and playscape so those volunteering for the event can have ample space and time to set up for the afternoon.

 

Specials

  • Specials teachers will follow the normal schedule.
  • If your specials class occurs while you are outside at Field Day, the specials teacher will cover your class as they rotate around to the stations.
  • Please be cognizant of the time as transitions will be tricky.

 

Class Colors

  • Students will be encouraged to wear class colors on Field Day. While it’s not mandatory, it does help aid in locating classes for our volunteers.
    • Y5’s + K = Yellow
    • 1st = Blue
    • 2nd = Red
    • 3rd = Yellow
    • 4th = Blue
    • 5th = Red

 

Snacks and water bottles

  • Popsicles will be served at our refreshment station.  If a student brings a snack, it is to be enjoyed in the classroom before or after Field Day.
  • Water bottles need to be clearly labeled with students name (note will be going home)
  • Students are encouraged to fill up their water bottle before and once they re-enter the building after their assigned Field Day time slot.
  • Every station will have a blue hula hoop for students to place their water bottles in while they play.  After the time expires at a station, students can retrieve their water bottle and proceed to the next activity with their instructor.

 

Items students should bring:

  • Athletic Shoes (no sandals or boots)
  • T-shirt
  • Athletic pants or shorts
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock (applied before school)
    • Parents are encouraged to join us for the event and may apply sunscreen.

 

Student Helpers

  • Student helpers will not be needed for field day this year.
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