March is Reading Month-Week 1

Dear Parents,

Reading an important part of our life.  Please encourage your child to read daily and help us in celebrating this month by participating in our daily events-

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Celebrate Dr. Suess’ Birthday…Wear red, white, & blue!  *Write a silly rhyming story or poem.    *Read a biography today.

Disney Day

*Wear some Disney gear and read your favorite fairy tale!

Readers are Great Leaders

*Dress for a job you would like some day!

Crazy Hat Day

*Wear a hat with words!

Happy Reading!

Social Media Challenge

February 28, 2019

Dear Parents,

Technology, the internet, and social media have become a big part of all of our lives. From the moment we wake in the morning to the time we go to sleep, we can be overwhelmed with technology.  That’s why I wanted to take a moment to share with you information about a social media trend that regrettably seems to be reaching elementary age children.

Over the past several years, a common trend on social media or through text messaging is to pose a “challenge” to the viewer of the video or reader of the text message.  Perhaps you may recall the “ice bucket” challenge that was popular a few years back and helped to raise funds for ALS or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Most of the time, these “challenges” are done with the best intentions.

Unfortunately, there are those who choose to create and post “challenges” that can be dangerous and physically harmful.  There have been news stories about the dangerous “challenges” that ask the viewer to consume certain products such as large amounts of cinnamon or even as outrageous as washing machine detergent. I have recently been told there is another one of these “challenge” videos going around that ask the viewer to perform acts of violence to others or to themselves. This is very distressing, especially to know that children as young as elementary age are being exposed to this type of disturbing behavior.

I’m sharing this information with you today not to alarm, panic, or spread of any rumors.  Rather, I share this with you to communicate information that may be helpful to you as parents. I would also like to pass along a few simple tips that all parents can use when helping children safely navigate the internet and social media.

Basic guidelines for parental supervision:

  • Spend time online together to teach your kids appropriate online behavior.
  • Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use, not in individual bedrooms. Monitor any time spent on smartphones or tablets.
  • Bookmark kids’ favorite sites for easy access.
  • Check your credit card and phone bills for unfamiliar account charges.
  • Find out what, if any, online protection is offered by your child’s school, after-school center,  friends’ homes, or any place where kids could use a computer without your supervision.
  • Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange

We know our students are safe at home and we pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for your children when they are here at school.  By working together we can ensure that our school will always be a safe place for learning.

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Tiba

Principal, Lindbergh Elementary School

Dropped Phone Calls

Dear Lindbergh Community

Just wanted to let everyone know that since we updated our phone system a couple months ago we have been having some minor issues.  We have informed our technicians and they are working on fixing the issue.  We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Have a great evening!

Kids Heart Challenge Update

Greeting Flyers Family,
We kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge program (formerly Jump Rope for Heart)and our school’s event is right around the corner! Your child is learning how nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives!
If you would like to support the Kids Heart Challenge, simply follow the link listed below.  We are encouraging all of our students to “Take the Challenge”, choose water over sugary drinks, exercise for 60 minutes daily or do a kind deed.  If we can get 50% of our student population here at Lindbergh to Take the Challenge, we will be able to receive $500 to purchase new PE equipment for the students to enjoy!  We are only 23 students away!  The deadline to register and/or raise donations for the American Heart Association is Friday, March 1st.  Let’s all get healthier together!
Jump online, take the Challenge and be a Heart Hero!
Donations Raised for American Heart Association $8,380
Total Students “Taking the Challenge” 141
Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!
Mr. Harvey

STEM interest for 2019-2020 school year

STEM Middle School would like to thank everyone for their interest in attending our school for the 2019-2020 school year.  To answer the most popular question we hear, there is no application process in order to be considered for STEM for those students who attend Dearborn Public Schools; instead, invitations will be sent out to all those 5th grade students in the district that are found to be eligible.  To be eligible students must have the following:

–       A Winter NWEA math score in the 85th or higher percentile.

–       A Winter NWEA reading score in the 85th or higher percentile.

–       A Winter NWEA science score in the 85th or higher percentile.

–       ADVANCED on the 2018 ELA and Math M-STEP.

 Our hope is to have invitations sent out to all eligible 5th grade students by the end of February.  From there, students who receive an invitation and indicate that they are interested in actually attending STEM in the fall, will be selected by lottery.  We will accept a final number of 60 students in to our 2019-2020 6th grade class.

If you live within the Dearborn Public Schools, and do not currently attend a Dearborn Public School, OR you are currently a 6th or 7th grader and would like to apply for a POSSIBLE empty slot, an application will be available on the STEM Middle School website (https://stem.dearbornschools.org/) under the tab “ADMISSIONS” starting in mid-February.   Invitations will be sent out to grade students that meet the below standards:

–       A Winter NWEA math score in the 85th or higher percentile.

–       A Winter NWEA reading score in the 85th or higher percentile.

–       A Winter NWEA science score in the 85th or higher percentile.

–       ADVANCED on the 2018 ELA and Math M-STEP

 Once again, thank you for your interest in STEM Middle School – a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School for Academic Excellence.

Morning Drop-off and Afternoon Pick-up

Lindbergh Community,

It has been brought to my attention that more drivers have been using the staff parking lot to drop off students-please remember that no drop-offs or pick-ups should happen in the parking lot as it poses a safety concern and makes it challenging for staff to get into the parking lot.  We would appreciate it if all drivers are dropping off and picking up from the designated areas around the school.  Also, as the temperatures continue to drop please remember that indoor line-up and access to the building begins at 8:25am.  Any students wanting to eat breakfast may then enter the building at 8:15am.  They are to remain in the cafeteria until 8:25am.  There is no supervision prior to those times.  We appreciate your understanding and support in these matters.

Have a great day-stay warm!

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