Lindbergh Flyer Newsletters

February 2017

Welcome to the second semester of school! The students have had a very busy year and we are looking forward to a productive second half of the year.
REMINDER NOTE: Over the counter medications cannot come to school with the students or be dispensed by the office without a doctor’s note.

WINTER WEATHER
Students will go outside at lunch for a short time when the temperature/wind chill is 20 degrees and above. Students should dress for the weather in warm coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc., and are expected to stay on the blacktop unless they have on winter boots and snow pants. NOTE: There will not be any recess or safeties on post when the temperature/wind chills are below 20. Please watch out for the safety of all children at all times but especially when they may be crossing the street on their own. It is against school rules to throw snowballs. This is a safety issue. There can be ice shards in the snow from plowing the blacktop areas and sidewalks. Please discuss this with your children to help them understand why it may differ from home rules. Thank you!

Also we are experiencing some crowding in the morning when the students need to wait indoors for school to start. Once you add 319 students, faculty and parents, you have a lot of chaos in the morning. We would like to start the day off a bit calmer. If parents could drop their students off at the door on these indoor days and trust that we will supervise your children, it would be a huge help to the start of the school day. Thank you so much for your assistance to make the school day get off to a smooth start.

OTHER NEWS another reminder is that having cell phones in school is against District Policy for Elementary Students. Please remind students to leave them at home if possible. We do know there are some unusual circumstances and if arrangements are made with the office, students can leave their cell phones there in the morning for the day and pick them up as they leave school in the afternoon.

We also have a rule against bringing trading cards to school. Students are not all aware of the value of these cards when trading and sometimes someone gets the short end of the trade and it is no fun. While we all teach great core values, inevitably someone’s cards get stolen. Please respect this issue and keep these cards for outside of school time.

We have received some calls from the neighbors about traffic concerns again. Please remember to drive courteously and safely around the school building. You should not be stopping in the crosswalks or the middle of the street for any reason. You will be ticketed if you are blocking the crosswalks, fire hydrants or parked too close to the stop sign or in the bus lane. Remember to pull to the curb in a safe area to drop off or pick up students. The staff parking lot and driveway off Myrtle are not to be used for drop off or pick up either. Thanks for your support and care for all Lindbergh students.

PTA NEWS
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 7pm. Representatives from 2nd grade, Media Center and PE will be there. Come join us to learn more about our staff and what is going on here at Lindbergh. We need you! Please check out the PTA Facebook page, the email blast or the PTA website for volunteer needs. Involved parents help students see the value in education.

Thank you also to everyone who helped with another successful Bingo for Books on Friday, Jan. 20th. We had a very large crowd for falling on a half day. Thank you Mrs. Stetz, Mr. Goddard,
Mr. Bazzi, and alumni boys and girls for helping to call BINGO. We are always pleased to see a fun way of putting books in the hands of children and teaching the joy of reading.
Another book fair is going on this week in the media center.

Kindergarten and Young 5
Round- Up
Lindbergh will be having their Kindergarten/Young 5 Round up on Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 PM. Students will need to be 5 by September 1st for Kindergarten and will be eligible for Young 5’s if birthdays fall between June 15th and Dec. 1st. If you do not receive your invitation by Feb. 24th, please call Ms. Pina in the office at 313-827-6300 to make sure your child is on the list.

Physical Education News
Lindbergh Elementary will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program this February during PE class.
Please consider registering online by visiting our website https://www.kintera.org/faf/reg_new/registerPre.asp?ievent=1163059&lis=1&kntae1163059=F39B5B3C79F84BE5802BEBC4D8097FC8&jt=6783869
and click on “Join Team” to get started. You can create your own web page that can be emailed to friends and family. Students who register online and send out 4 e-mails will receive a strawberry scented pencil. Information will be sent during the first week of this month with your child after gym class.

The Leader in Me and PBIS and Response to Bullying
As we are on our journey as a Leader in Me school, we are working on leadership roles both in the classroom and in the school. Students have applied and interviewed for two special school positions. Students now lead the Pledge and Morning announcements and we have Computer Gurus who work to get the computer lab ready for students in the morning and close it down for the end of the day. We are also having “First Class” where all students mix across the grade levels to go over the lesson of the month for our work on Habit development. Please do not forget we have a Leader in Me blog on the school website that lists the habits for you. A parent meeting will be held in the next couple of months to go over our work. We do hope that you are hearing the students refer to the 7 habits at home as well.
We are continuing our work to help us teach students positive approaches to behavior expectations. One of the ways is to make it very clear what the expected successful behavior looks like. The Lindbergh Behavior Matrix can be seen outside of the office. Students will be talking about doing things “The Lindbergh Way”. Our motto is the Lindbergh Flyer – The Spirit of Success! In February, students should be on green 12 of the 15 school days. Please talk to your children about their day and continue to encourage the positive behavior choices.

We are working with students to be PROACTIVE! This means you are in charge and can be proactive on being ready for life and its needs and challenges. We have noticed an increase in students wanting to call home for items they forgot such as water bottles, folders, gym shoes, etc. Teaching your children to become more proactive means to help them ready themselves the night before and in the morning before getting to school. Their day will start out positively and they will develop strong confidence in their being ready to learn right away!

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dearborn Hills Golf Course
1300 S. Telegraph Rd., Dearborn, MI 48124
The Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation will be awarding grants to the Elementary, Middle, and High School with the highest level of participation in the DOUBLOON COMPETITION! Every attendee of Mardi Gras will receive a doubloon they can give to the school of their choice. The schools 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.

The winning school, in each category, will receive a grant for:
Elementary School: $250
Middle School: $500
High School: $1,000
Advance tickets are available at all Dearborn Public Schools for only $25 or at the door for $30. Ticket prices include: a drink ticket, food & entertainment! There will also be many great prizes, 50/50, a tin can raffle and silent auction.

Have you signed up lately to be a WatchDOG?
Dads we are talking to you! That’s right you are a Dad of a Great Student. Don’t forget you too can come to school for the day and help out in classrooms, lunch and recess. Students get so excited to have their parents come to help at school. They are especially happy to have their dad. You just need to have a current background check on file, check your schedule and sign up. You can sign up in the office or by emailing watchdogs@dearbornschools.org. If you would like more information on the program, you can check out WatchDOGS at www.fathers.com.

SUPPORT LINDBERGH SCHOOL
There are several ways you can continue to support Lindbergh and the Lindbergh PTA in your everyday shopping. Select Lindbergh for your Kroger Card. We can still use www.schoolmall.com for your online shopping. Just select Lindbergh there too. Shoparoo is an APP you can download and scan in receipts once you have selected Lindbergh to help as well.
Schoola has gently used children’s clothing that you can purchase in Lindbergh’s name also (www.schoola.com). If you go through Amazon, go to Amazon Smile, select Lindbergh and continue shopping. A percentage of your purchase goes to our school.

IMPORTANT DATES
Late Starts – Feb. 15, Mar. 15,
April 12, May 17
• PTA Feb. 7 – 7PM
• Book Fair Feb. 6-10
• Mid-Winter Break: Saturday, Feb. 18th through Sunday, Feb. 26th
• March 9th – Kindergarten Round-Up, 6:30 pm
• Spring Break: April 1-9
• No school – April 14, May 26-29
• Fun Fair – June 9
• Last day of school June 16

December 2016/January 2017

WOW, the school year has flown by for all of us. I hope your family is enjoying the learning experiences for the children. I know we are all growing together as we continue to learn more about the 7 Habits and being stronger leaders in the classroom and the community.

As always I want to thank the families and staff that help with the events held at the school. Lindbergh is truly a center for the community. We are pleased to see such strong liaisons being developed. Your children understand the importance of school and community involvement through watching your actions!

The Holiday Boutique was amazingly successful because of the strong family involvement. I love seeing former Lindbergh families returning to participate in all of our events!

Thank you also for your support as we strive to have continued safety of all the Lindbergh children such as locking outside doors and not using the parking lot or drive way for drop off or pick up. Please be careful when driving your students to school and remember to park a safe distance from the crosswalks. Cars are allowed to park 30 ft. from stop signs and 20 ft. from the cross walks. We do ask that students do NOT cross in the middle of the street but walk to the crosswalk to come over to the building. The police will be doing random checks
on the safety of parent drivers in our community.

Students are expected to wait outside in the mornings (except for inclement weather) until the bell rings at 8:35 AM. Teachers are finishing instructional preparation and are not here for supervision of the children before that time. Inclement weather would include rain, storms, ice, wet snow, and actual or wind chill temperatures under 20 degrees.

Parents-please remember to sign in the visitor book when you come to school
during the day for any reason. We do not allow anyone to walk through the building or join in on the playground during the school day without signing in at the office. We have special volunteer badges for you to wear so everyone knows you are here to help. We want you to feel welcome to visit but signing in allows us to locate you in case of emergency and is another facet of the safety concerns for the school. It is appropriate to make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you would like to observe in the classroom or discuss your child. Teachers cannot leave the rest of the class to have this type of discussion in the morning or during time of instruction.
Speaking of safety, are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.

As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we know that illnesses occur. Please be sure to call the attendance line 313-827-6301 or the office at 313-827-6300 to report your child’s absence by 9:00 AM. You may leave a message 24 hrs a day. We will be calling anyone who has not called in. Late students must sign in the office before going to class.
This is essential for the safety of our children. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for the children after school or on days off.
CAFETERIA NEWS
We hope you are checking the monthly menu to make your lunch plans with your children. Remember you can send in checks for prepayment for breakfast and lunch. Checks should be made payable to Dearborn Public Schools.

WEATHER CHANGES
Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get. The weather is changing and it is important to check the
weather in the morning for the day. Students should be dressed appropriately
for the weather. It is important to discuss what you want your children to do about warmer clothing. If coats are sent, we will be encouraging the students to wear them. Please label all clothing with your student’s name.

PTA
The PTA has some important events coming up that I felt warranted reminders. First, our Holiday Boutique was Saturday, November 12th. It was a fabulous success! Thanks to all that worked! Second, the Santa Shop is coming Dec. 13-15. Watch for details to come home in the blast and notes. Our next PTA meeting will be held on January 10th at 7 PM. Please do not forget we are still collecting Box Tops for Education. Keep them coming. Kroger, and Schoola school reward programs are still helping our school! We are participating in the school mall online shopping program again this year. https://www.schoolmall.com/sm/SMHomePage Search for Lindbergh Elementary. Then shop as you normally would online. We get a percentage of the proceeds. Many businesses also have script available for us to receive funding more than one time.

MY LEARNING PLAN
We all want students to feel the ownership of their learning. We are working along with all of Dearborn Schools to have a My Learning Plan for all students. Students here at Lindbergh have always set goals for Daily 5/CAFÉ and for math as well. We are helping students become aware of the learning targets from their assessments. These goals and other great information is found in the student Leadership Notebooks.

Remember to ask your children about The Leader in Me. We have regular discussions in classrooms and school assemblies. You can go to the blog at http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpbis/ to learn even more about our work. As the students about their class mission and what habit we are working on. We have student leaders taking care of the morning announcements and the pledge every day, other student leaders for the school are Technology Gurus, Greeters, and Message Makers. It is a great opportunity for leadership.

Parents, students and staff make up a strong team to support student achievement and general all around positive growth. Thank you for working with us to make your children successful!

LOST and FOUND
The Lindbergh lost and found is located on a table right outside the office. When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items. They are filling up quickly with mostly coats.
We will try to clean out the lockers twice a year and will donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

CITY BEAUTIFUL REPS
This year our City Beautiful Representatives are Nicholas Maziarz and Kaitlyn Ruselink. Miss Polidori is the faculty representative. We attended the All School Breakfast at Performing Arts Center for them to meet with the mayor and other important officials. The Team will be sending notes home later to explain the ideas for Lindbergh and our clean-up campaign.

REMINDERS:
Dec. 3 – Barnes & Noble Sing/Fundraiser
Dec. 13-15 – Santa Shop
Dec. 21 – Late Start 9:40 AM
Dec. 23 – Last day of school in 2016
Dec. 24-Jan. 8 –Winter Holiday Break
Jan. 9 – Welcome back in 2017
Jan. 16 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 18 – Late Start
Jan. 27 – 11:45 AM dismissal, end of card marking

November 2016
The school year is flying by for all of us. I hope your family is enjoying the learning experiences for the children.
November is an action packed month for us with many events.

As always I want to thank the families that help with the events held at the school. Lindbergh is truly a center for the community. We are pleased to see such strong liaisons being developed. Your children understand the importance of school and community involvement through watching your actions!

The Haunted School was amazingly successful because of the strong family involvement. I love seeing everyone including our former Lindbergh families returning to participate in all of our events!

Thank you also for your support as we strive to have continued safety of all the Lindbergh children such as locking outside doors, using the bell to get buzzed in, and not using the parking lot or drive way for drop off or pick up. Please be careful when driving your students to school and remember to park a safe distance from the crosswalks. Cars are allowed to park 30 ft. from stop signs and 20 ft. from the cross walks. We do ask that students do NOT cross in the middle of the street but walk to the crosswalk to come over to the building. The police will be doing random checks on the safety of parent drivers in our community.

Students are expected to wait outside in the mornings (except for inclement weather) until the bell rings at 8:35 AM. Teachers are finishing instructional preparation and are not here for supervision of the children before that time. Inclement weather would include rain, storms, ice, wet snow, and actual or wind-chill temperatures under 20 degrees.

Please use the door near the café and staff parking lot for after school programs after 4:00pm

Parents-please remember to sign in the visitor book when you come to school
during the day for any reason. We do not allow anyone to walk through the building without signing in at the office. We have special volunteer badges for you to wear so everyone knows you are here to help. We want you to feel welcome to visit but signing in allows us to locate you in case of emergency and is another facet of the safety concerns for the school. It is appropriate to make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you would like to observe in the classroom or discuss your child as it is difficult for teachers to meet while the rest of the class is waiting.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we know that illnesses occur. Please be sure to call the office at 313-827-6300 or the attendance line313-827-6301 to report your child’s absence by 9:00 AM. You may leave a message 24 hrs a day. We will be calling anyone who has not called in. This is essential for the safety of our children. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for the children after school or on days off. If this is not possible, please make sure to notify the teacher in advance that you will be taking your child out of school. Make calls before 3:15. Teachers are getting students ready to go home and assigning homework at the end of the day and need time to assure your students get all they need before going home.

CAFETERIA NEWS
We hope you are checking the monthly menu to make your lunch plans with your children. Remember you can send in checks for prepayment for breakfast and lunch. Checks should be made payable to Dearborn Public Schools.

WEATHER CHANGES
Winter is around the corner. Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get. We will be staying inside if the actual temperature or wind-chill is 20 degrees F. As the weather changes it is important to check the weather in the morning for the entire day. Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather. It is important to discuss what you want your children to do about warmer clothing. If coats are sent, we will be encouraging the students to wear them. Please label all clothing with your student’s name.

Lindbergh PBIS & The Leader in Me
Please visit and subscribe to our school’s blog site for the latest news and updates about our behavior support leader programs. You will find information about dates and times for assemblies, rewards, school song, photos, and awards that students and classes can win every month. There are also documents you can view and print about our Behavior Expectations and The Leader in Me and 7 Habits.
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpbis/

PTA
The PTA has some important events coming up that I felt warranted reminders. First, our Holiday Boutique will be held Saturday, November 12th. It will be a fabulous success with all of your help! Second, the Santa Shop will be coming in December. Please watch for further details. Our next PTA meeting will be held on Nov. 1st
at 7 PM. Please do not forget we are still collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels. Keep them coming. Shoparoo and Kroger school reward programs are still helping our school! We are participating in the school mall online shopping program again this year. https://www.schoolmall.com/sm/SMHomePage Search for Lindbergh Elementary. Then shop as you normally would online. We get a percentage of the proceeds. Many businesses also have script available for us to receive funding more than one time.

REPORT CARDS
The first card marking period ended on November 4th. You must attend the Parent Teacher Conference to receive your child’s report card this first card marking.

CONFERENCES
Parent Teacher conferences are coming up. They will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 and Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 4:30-7:30 PM. Teachers will be sending out reminders for times. These are important times to discuss the academic progress of your children

Our Leadership Work
This year we are sharpening our usage of our Leadership Notebooks. We all want students to feel the ownership of their learning. We are working along with all of Dearborn Schools to develop a My Learning Plan for all students. Students here at Lindbergh have always set goals for Daily 5/CAFÉ and for math as well. We are helping students become aware of the learning targets from their assessments. Teachers and students have been creating and discussing these goals and will be going over them with you at Conferences. We also want the students to select work they are proud of to share with others and to celebrate their successes both academic and personally. Please talk to your children about the Leadership Notebook and be sure you see it at your conference time. Parents, students and staff make up a strong team to support student achievement and general all around positive growth. Thank you for working with us to make your children successful!

LOST and FOUND
The Lindbergh lost and found is located in the old lockers outside of the gym. When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items. They are filling up quickly with mostly coats.
We will try to clean out the lockers twice a year and will donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

CITY BEAUTIFUL REPS
This year our City Beautiful Representatives are
Kaitlyn Ruselink and Nicholas Maziarz. Miss Polidori is the faculty representative. We will be attending the All School Breakfast for them to meet with the mayor and other important officials. The Team will be sending notes home later to explain the ideas for Lindbergh and our clean-up campaign.

REMINDERS:
Just a reminder there will be NO school for the students on the following days:
Nov. 4– 11:45 dismissal,
conference prep pm
Nov. 8- Election Day, Professional
Development for Teachers.
Important dates:
Nov.10, 16, 17 – Conference times
4:30-8:30 PM
Nov. 16 – Late Start 9:40
Nov. 23-27– Thanksgiving Vacation
Dec. 3 – Barnes and Noble Book fair
Dec. TBD Santa Shop
Dec. 21 – Late Start 9:40 AM
Dec. 24-Jan. 8–Winter Holiday Break

October 2016

Welcome to fall at Lindbergh School!
We now have 314 students in our building from Y5-5th. It is wonderful to see all of the faces of the children again.

The school year has been progressing very well. We have finished taking the NWEA tests for our students. Grades 3-5 take Language, Reading, Math and Science. Grades K-2 take Reading and Math. The students have done well and worked hard to show us what they know. Parent reports will be available soon. You will be able to discuss this more with teachers at the conferences in November. Lindbergh is truly a busy place.

Lindbergh as well as all other schools in Dearborn continues to maintain a Bully Free Zone. We are making sure that students have clear expectations on what behaviors we want to see in school. We call it The Lindbergh Way! You have seen the expectations for the hallways, bathrooms and Cafeteria posted on the walls in the building. Teachers have gone over this with the students and continue to do this on a regular basis. These expectations will work to show
respect, responsibility and the need for safety. We had our first Positive Behavior Support reward for students for following the rules and exhibiting positive behavior. Those students who stayed on green for 80% or more of the days in September had an extra 30 minute recess with popsicles. Students will need to have 17 days on green during the month of October to participate in the next reward. If you are interested in serving on the committee as a parent to help with this process, please call or send a note to the office.

Please remember all adults visiting the school must report to the office, sign in, and use a visitor button or sticker. This way we can know where you are if there is an emergency and others can know that you belong in the building. This is an important safety issue for all of us. Staff will be wearing their ID badges and if parents wear the Visitor badges, children will be able to recognize the adults that are approved to be in the building during the school day. Please remember that all doors other than the front door are locked within 10 minutes after the start of the day. Parents are welcome to enter by the front door and sign into the office if you need to come into the building during this time. Students are picked up outside by the teacher in the morning and dropped off at the door at the end of the day. Thank you for helping us with this. Teachers will gladly take appointments if you need to discuss your student at another time.

As part of our student expectation of responsibility, classroom interruptions will be kept to emergencies. If you see our phone number on your caller ID, please take time to listen to any message that may have been left for you from your student or possibly their classroom or special area teacher. To minimize interruptions, you may drop off gym clothes, instruments, homework or lunch to the office and your student can pick it up from there. Thank you for supporting the learning process at Lindbergh.

ATTENDANCE
Lindbergh has a school wide goal of having an average of 95% attendance every month. Students are charting their own attendance and we are charting both classroom and building attendance daily. In order to count, you are on time and in school all day! In September we averaged 94.72% but we can round up to 95%. We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we know that illnesses occur. Please be sure to call the attendance line at 313-827-6301 to report your child’s absence. Please leave a message if you are calling before or after school hours. We will be calling anyone who has not called in. This is essential for the safety of our children. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for your children after school or on days off. Arriving late and leaving early for appointments are marked against your child’s attendance also. All students arriving late to school must report to the office and sign in prior to going to class. Requests for homework should be made at the time you report an absence so as to give teachers time to prepare assignments.

PTA
Our regular PTA meeting is Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 PM. Parent participation is excellent at Lindbergh. We appreciate the many ways you show your children that you value school and their education. 5th grade teachers will be attending the PTA Meeting. Our first Bingo for Books was held on Friday, Sept. 30th at 6:30 PM. Everyone had a great time! Thank you for all of your participation. Haunted School will be on Friday, Oct. 28th at 6:30 PM. Check out the PTA board by the cafeteria if you would like to help in some way for any of the great events here at Lindbergh. We always need you!

We have used our BOX TOPS for Education funds toward the purchase of many wonderful things for school. We appreciate your help with all of your contributions, so keep sending in your box tops! We are also collecting Campbell’s labels. You can help support us just by doing your normal shopping at Kroger’s too. Watch for a list to come home soon to show all the ways you can help. We are also recycling batteries and egg cartons. The recycling collection area is across from the cafeteria.

Fall is here! Let’s stay healthy!
Cool weather, coats and colds are here too! Please keep in mind that we try to keep our students as healthy as possible. Therefore, please keep your child home from school if they are ill and/or experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or a fever. Remember your child must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
Thank you for your support.
Ms. Carrie Conn, School Nurse

WEATHER CHANGES
Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get. The weather is changing and it is important to check the weather in the morning for the day so students can be dressed appropriately. It is important to talk to your child about what you want them to wear outside with the weather. Often that means layering for a jacket in the morning which might not be needed later in the day. Please label all clothing with your student’s name in order to clearly identify their belongings if they get separated from their owners.

SAFETY FOR ALL
It is essential that all families respect the safety of students and teachers at Lindbergh. Please remember to watch for others when dropping off or picking up students. We request that students do not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them.

Our Safety Committee continues to recommend that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way driving around the building: west on Myrtle, north on Waverly and East on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicles on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the driveway off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only. Also, please do not park in the bus lane before or after school. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.

Children often have changes in their routines. Please send your child’s schedule to their teacher. If the teachers know when the students should be going on the bus or Kid’s Club or going home with you or someone else, we can avoid any problems. If there is a change from the normal routine, you need to send a note to the teacher and notify the office. Please remember that friends of bus riders are NOT allowed to ride the bus home on any occasion. You will need to arrange for personal transportation when play dates are arranged. Thank you.

LOST and FOUND
The Lindbergh lost and found is located in the old lockers outside of the gym. When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items. We clean out the lockers twice a year and donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

CAFETERIA
The children are doing well with their manners and cleaning up after themselves. Thank you for giving them a great start at home. Please remind them that children are not supposed to give money to other children for snacks. Sometimes parents prefer for children not to have the snacks or there might be a serious health concern such as allergies. So it is important for all children to remember that they only use their own money for themselves.
The cafeteria is under strict regulations for food handling. We are only allowed to handle the food prepared for serving. Please use a thermos if sending warm food for the students from home. Also please remember to send a spoon or fork with your child for their mid-morning snack.

Breakfast is served from 8:15 -8:35 AM. The cost is $1.25. Reduced breakfast is $0.30. School lunch is $2.75 per lunch and reduced is $0.40. Milk is $0.50, cookies are $0.50, ice cream is $1.00, pretzels are $0.15, and 100% juice boxes are $0.75. There are granola bars and fruit leather available as well. Please remember that children are expected to eat their lunch before they can buy snacks and are only allowed to purchase one snack.

NOTE: You can send in cash or a check made out to Dearborn Public Schools to prepay for your children’s lunches. Talking over the menu is great conversation with your child. This would help them plan out their month also.

Public Service Days in Full Swing
Remember our day is Wednesday! The City of Dearborn is asking all residents to please keep their vehicles off the street from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on your Public Service Days. Vehicles parked on the street during a neighborhood’s scheduled Public Service Day will be subject to ticketing and towing.

We will try not to schedule events during the Public Service Days. Parents are not prohibited during drop off and pick up times but no extended parking is allowed. All staff will be in the parking lot or behind the building. If a need exists, we will use the lower elementary playground for parking.

CONFERENCES – Nov. 10, 16 and 17. You must attend a parent teacher conference for your child to receive their first report card! You may have
signed up at Open House already. If so, reminders will come home right before the conferences.

Phys. Ed. News
Please visit and subscribe Mr. Murua’s iBlog site for the latest news on what is happening in class and upcoming events related to physical fitness. There is also information about skills and fitness assessments for upcoming report cards, classroom rules, photos, and schedule of classes. 4th and 5th grade students can download their fitness requirements for the year and everyone can printout what will be graded during PE class for K-5. Please leave a comment if you wish. Thank you and GO LINDEBRGH FLYERS!
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpeclass/
Saturday Oct 15th, at Ford Field Park (Dearborn)
5th Annual Robert Cipriano Memorial Cross Country Meet (1 mile run)
4th and 5th grade boys and girls will compete in a times one mile race. Students qualified in their PE classes at school.
4th grade Boys start at 9:50
4th grade Girls start at 10:10
5th grade Boys start at 10:30
5th grade Girls start at 10:50
Mr. Murua
PE Teacher
muruae@dearbornschools.org

Lindbergh PBIS & The Leader in Me
Please visit and subscribe to our school’s blog site for the latest news and updates about our behavior support leader programs. You will find information about dates and times for assemblies, rewards, school song, photos, and awards that students and classes can win every month. There are also documents you can view and print about our Behavior Expectations and The Leader in Me and 7 Habits.
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpbis/

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 4 – PTA 7:00 PM
Oct. 14 – 11:45 dismissal
Oct. 28 – Haunted School 6:30-8:30
Nov. 1 – PTA mtg 7:00 PM
Nov. 8 – No School Election Day
Nov. 12 – Holiday Boutique 9:30-4:00
Nov. 16 – Late Start

NO SCHOOL:
Oct. 14- 11:45 dismissal NO PM
Nov. 4 –11:45 AM Dismissal
Nov. 8 – Election Day and Staff Dev.
Nov. 23-27 -Thanksgiving
Dec. 23-Jan. 8 -Winter Break
LATE STARTS: All students will start class at 9:40 AM.
November 16 February 15
December 21 March 15
January 18 April 12
May 17

Thank you for your continued support!

September 2016

Welcome to Lindbergh School! We are happy to have your children with us! I would like to welcome new staff members: Kim Bogden, Cafeteria Manager and Carrie Conn, School Nurse. We are excited to have them with us! We wish Mr. Kevin a speedy recovery from his back surgery. Right now our sub engineer is Mr. John Tobin. He should be with us until Mr. Kevin returns at the end of October. We will have two classes of each grade from Y5-5th. Then we also have one split class for 3/4.

Our staff is looking forward to another wonderful year here at Lindbergh Elementary. We all completed training on The Leader in Me as we move into our second year of implementation. We are looking at Wildly Important Goals (WIGs)You will notice some changes as we go through the year. We continue to be very excited to be bringing out the leader in your children too! This is all possible from a grant we received from the I AM A LEADER FOUNDATION. We will have a parent information night later in the fall and hope to begin classes for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.

We all know that students do not learn and achieve well without being in school. We have developed a WIG of having 95% attendance daily as our school wide goal. Students will be
acknowledged for having both perfect attendance and 95% attendance. We will be charting our attendance daily for the school, classroom and student. Your student’s classrooms will also be having a math and reading WIG for their grade levels. We are building a sense of ownership of their learning for our students.

We had some renovations done this summer. As you notice, the new blinds on the windows will help with heat control and lighting. There was some painting and plastering done in classrooms as well. Our building has been cleaned from top to bottom several times with all of the construction. Everything looks great! We thank Mat, and Vivian, our two sub engineers and helper Deb for all of their hard work.

We hope to do some sprucing up of the playground area this fall on a nice weather Saturday. We would like to have the soccer goals, basketball poles and backboards and bike racks painted. Then we have some additional items to paint on the playgrounds such as maps, 4 square and hop scotch boards. We are also interested in developing 1-2 GaGa ball pits for the students. Please let Mrs. DeNeen know if you have interest in working on these projects.

Please remember that doors will be open just for arrival and dismissal but will be locked the rest of the day. You will need to be buzzed into the building when you come to volunteer or pick up children at times other than dismissal. We want you to volunteer for activities in the building and classrooms. You will need to sign in for being in the building every time. These are important safety features that protect all children.

Please be sure to check out the Dearborn Schools website at: www.dearbornschools.org
We have our own school website as well:
http://lindbergh.dearbornschools.org/
You will be able to see information on Lindbergh as well as what is going on in the entire district such as calendars, lunch menus, etc.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we
know illnesses occur. Please report your child’s absence or tardy by calling the school’s attendance line at 313-827-6301 before 9am. This is essential for the safety of your children. If we do not know the whereabouts of a student, we are instructed to notify the police, so please take a moment to call the office. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for your children before or after school or on days off. If you have other needs you can call the office at 313-827-6300.

SCHOOL HOURS
School starts at 8:40 AM and dismisses at 3:35 PM. The entry bell will ring at 8:35 AM. Late Start days will begin at 9:35 AM. It is very important for
children to be in school on time! Half days will dismiss at 11:45 AM unless otherwise noted. If your child is tardy, they must first report to the office to sign in before going to the classroom.

The children will be lining up on the playgrounds in the morning just like last year. Grades K-2 will line up on the south playground and grades 3-5 will be on the east playground. Please see the doors to see where each classroom is to line up. There will be no one available to supervise the children before school (unless you are participating in the paid childcare program here). Safeties will not be reporting to posts until 8:25 AM so no one should arrive prior to that time.
Teachers will be picking up and dismissing students from the same doors. Parents are welcome to come into the building through the office and sign in before going to any classroom. Please help us to establish a safe routine for the children. Teachers are always willing to meet with parents. Please try not to drop in before school. Teachers are busy with the essential preparation of the day so your students have an optimum learning environment. It is best to make an appointment in order to not disrupt the instructional day for students and you will be able to discuss your child’s needs directly with the teacher.

SUPPLIES
The State of Michigan requires that certain supplies are supplied by the school districts. We are obligated to supply 1 box of crayons per semester, pencils (1 a month for gr.1-2 and 5 per year for gr. 3-5), pens (2 per yr. for gr. 4-5), writing paper in limited quantities, and other items for classrooms such as rulers, scissors, workbooks for math, etc.
We appreciate your help in providing extra supplies for your child from time to time. Lists of suggested items for each grade level went home last year but your teachers will send a list again. Many of the teachers are posting their suggested supply lists on their blogs. It is also on the Lindbergh school website under supplies. Please check the website for that information. Thank you for your support.

BREAKFAST and LUNCH
Breakfast will be served from 8:15-8:35 AM in the cafeteria. Breakfast costs are $1.25 full pay and $0.30 for the reduced price. The elementary lunches are $2.75 full play and reduced is $0.40. Milk is $0.50. Snacks are available for purchase and the price list will be in the cafeteria. We are working to have a more nutritious choice of snacks for the children this year. Just a reminder: we serve Halal chicken nuggets and patties and hotdogs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school. We accept prepayment for lunches and it is very convenient for all. You can send cash or check payable to Dearborn Public Schools in advance. We hope to soon be able to take charge cards through Parent Connect. Lunch charges are meant for emergencies only and should be paid off as soon as possible preferably by the end of the month. There is a new policy that states you should not go over $20 for a charge. Lunch forms for assistance must be filled out every year. If you feel your family needs this, please send in one form for your entire family as soon as possible.

There will be three lunch periods this school year. They will be as follows:
11:30-12:00 Grades 1 and 5, 4/5
12:00-12:30 Kindergarten, Y5 and
Grade 2
12:30-1:00 Grades 3, 3-4, 4.
The older children will be going outside first and eating second. It will be reversed for the younger students. Teachers take the students out for additional recess time either at the beginning or end of their lunch whichever is the outdoors portion.

OPEN HOUSE
Open House will be on Thursday, September 17th from 6:00-7:30 PM. We hope you will be able to join us. Bring the family to see our school, the classrooms, and meet Special area teachers as well. Please remember this is not a conference night but be sure to sign up for conferences while meeting the teacher.

PTA
The first PTA meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 8th at 7:00 PM. Please come and show your support of our school. We appreciate all the wonderful work our parents do for our school. Please join the PTA and participate in any of the many wonderful events they sponsor. One of the first events is coming up – the BOOK FAIR. Information will be coming out soon. A calendar of events will be coming home monthly to help you plan.
We appreciate your help with all of your contributions. We are still collecting Box Tops and Campbell’s labels. You can help support us just by doing your normal shopping at Kroger and Target too. To participate in the Kroger Reward Program or if you already shop at Kroger, you can go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll or renew. Choose Charles A Lindbergh Elementary PTA as the organization. Watch for a list to come home soon to show all the ways you can help. We are also recycling ink jet cartridges and cell phones. These collection boxes are located in the hallway across from the cafeteria.
sure to attend the first meeting to help us work on completing our executive board.
The new officers are:
President: Vanessa Mkrtumian
Mother VP: Jessica Agius-Tracy
Father VP: Eddie Mroczka
Secretary: Ameena Baydoun
Treasurer: Amy Fradkin

SAFETY FOR ALL
It is essential that all families respect the safety of students and teachers at Lindbergh. Please remember to watch for others when dropping off or picking up students. We would request that students do not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them. Last year our Safety Committee recommended that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way driving around the building: west on Myrtle, north on N. Waverly and east on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicle on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the drive way off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only and cannot be used for student drop off or pick up. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.

Weather permitting children who can should try to walk to school. Many times neighbors create a “walking bus” where students can meet and walk together. This is a great way to know neighbors and keep children safe along their walk to school.

Children often have changes in their routines. Please send your child’s schedule to their teacher. If the teachers know when the students should be going on the bus or Kid’s Club or going home with you or someone else, we can avoid any problems. If there is a change from the normal routine, you need to send a
note to the teacher and notify the office. Thank you.

LINDBERGH WATCHDOGS PROGRAM
This continues to be a wonderful program for our school. We had several fathers volunteer to be a “WatchDog” for the day assisting throughout the building and in their student’s classroom. At the end of the day, our WatchDog Dads were impressed with seeing firsthand the learning process going on at Lindbergh School. Please consider signing up to volunteer in this wonderful program. If you are interested you must first complete the volunteer/chaperone form for approval. There will be the Pizza Night with Dads introduction to WatchDogs. This year’s chairperson is Eric Mattison. Please watch for more news!

SUBSTITUTE NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS are needed to work in the cafeteria during lunchtime from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm on occasion. This is a paid position when you apply through the Dearborn Board of Education, Human Resources Department. We hope you will consider applying!

DRESS CODE REMINDER
All students are reminded that even in warm weather they are required to dress appropriately. In an elementary school, clothing should be appropriate according to the age and physical development of the learner but still in a manner that contributes to maintaining an atmosphere of dignity and respect for everyone. During the warm days of school in June and September, the following items of clothing should NOT be worn:
• Running shorts, gym shorts, cut-offs or very brief shorts
• Any shirt so short that decency cannot be maintained (crop tops)
• Tank tops, halter tops, ‘spaghetti’ strap tops, or midriff style tops
• Torn or mutilated clothing
• Spandex; unless under other clothing. Leggings should be worn with longer tops as they alone are not slacks.
• Shoes that are not safe for playground use (such as flip flops or open-toed sandals) Tennis shoes or some sort of closed toe shoes are required for safety at recess time.
• Clothing with writing on the seat of pants or any inappropriate messages for school

It is important for everyone to understand that there is a definite correlation between the manner in which students dress and the way they behave. Your help and good judgment is appreciated. Please help us provide an environment conducive to learning even in hot weather.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sept. 6 School starts 11:45
Dismissal.
Soft start for Y5 and K
all week 11:45 AM dismissal
Sept. 8 PTA 7 pm
Sept. 12 No School
Sept. 13-16 Book Fair
Sept. 15 Open House 6-7:30 PM
Sept. 23 Bingo for Books 6:30
Sept. 29 Smoke on the Grill-tickets
sold by PTA and in the
office
Oct. 4 PTA 7 pm

LATE START DATES:
School begins at 9:35 AM on these days:
Wednesday, November 16
Wednesday, December 21
Wednesday, January 18 Wednesday, February 15 Wednesday, March 15
Wednesday, April 12
Wednesday, May 17

WELCOME BACK again! Let’s work together to have a great school year!

March 2016

March is Reading Month! We always focus on reading but have many extra activities planned for this special month. I hope you will ask your child’s teacher if you could come in and read one day during this month. We see parents as the first teachers. Please read with your children and talk about the places reading can take you. It is great to read about new places, new people and more.

ATTENDANCE
Please remember to call the school office at 313-827-6301 when your student(s) are absent from school. We are noticing that there are several students with very high absence levels. The general rule of thumb is that if students are absent more than 10% of the time, it is nearing a truancy level. Students who have 10 days or more of absences or tardies will continue receiving a letter to remind you of the importance of school attendance. Getting to school on time and being ready to learn is part of the student’s responsibility for learning. Students can’t learn the material if they are not in the classroom.
Our School Nurse, Angela Abadi, wants to share information with you. Colds and the flu seem to be making the rounds these days. Parents often ask themselves, “Should I keep my child home or send him/her to school?”
Keep your child home if he/she:
*Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or more
*Has been vomiting
*Has symptoms that prevent him or
her from participating in school
such as:
+Excessive tiredness or lack of
appetite
+Productive or excessive
coughing or sneezing
+Headache, body aches, earache
+Sore throat
A minor sore throat is usually not a problem but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your children need a special test to determine if it is strep throat.

KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME UNTIL HIS OR HER FEVER HAS BEEN GONE FOR 24 HOURS WITHOUT MEDICATION, OR 24 HOURS AFTER VOMITING ENDS.
Colds can be contagious for 48 hours. Returning to school too soon my slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness. The school must send home students who display signs of illness or a communicable disease.
Remember that no over the counter medications are allowed at school without a doctor’s note. They must be kept in the office and given out there. Please contact Ms. Abadi through the school office if you have any further questions.

Safety Reminders:
Please remember that the staff parking lot and the driveway between the playgrounds are NOT for student pickup or drop off. Please drop students off at the street and let them
walk to the school. You are welcome to park and walk in with them at any time. Also, be reminded you cannot park within 30 feet from a stop sign or street corner without possible tickets. This will keep the crossing areas clear for high visibility of the students. There have been some dangerous situations occurring from parents not following these guidelines. It is essential that we all look out for the safety of all Lindbergh students.

Parents please remember to be respectful of the classroom time all the way through the end of the day. Some parents are arriving at school early to pick up their students and wanting to wait outside of classrooms. This is a disruption to the students when they are seeing you there. Teachers do walk their classes to the outside doors to dismiss so waiting there is more helpful. All teachers would be willing to talk with you about your child’s progress if you make an appointment. It is very difficult to discuss this at the beginning of the day and the end of the day can be filled with other activities such as bus duty, chess club, art club, etc. Thank you for supporting our school and keeping the instruction going strong!

PTA NEWS
The regular PTA meeting will be Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 PM. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 PM. Please remember to come and join us as we plan for all the Lindbergh Students.
We have many activities coming up. Watch newsletters for dates and times. We want to again thank all of the volunteers who make Lindbergh a special school. There are so many of you who help. Volunteering your time shows your children how much you value their school. If you have not volunteered yet, please join us. We are always in need of help for some event such as those mentioned or even popcorn days. Please be sure that you have come to the office to fill out the volunteer form if you are planning on volunteering. We now have stickers and bright red visitor badges to wear if you are volunteering. Many were not returning the other badges we have been using. If you have one at home, please drop it off to the office.

Leader in Me
Lindbergh is now a first year Leader in Me school. We have had great success with our PBIS program and want to be able to do more for our students. We want to help our students become confident leaders and 21st century citizens. We will be having a parent informational meeting on March 15th from 6:30-7:30 pm. We hope you will all plan on attending. The Leader in Me is always more successful as school, family and students work together to grow. Let’s Synergize! You can also read more about this program by going to http://www.theleaderinme.org/ This continues our work with the Seven Habits of Happy Children.
Kindergarten Round-Up Is Just “Round the Corner”
Our Round-Up date is April 12th at 6:30 pm. The annual Kindergarten Round-Up will provide parents with the opportunity to find out about their neighborhood school and enroll their child for the Fall. All parents who have a child who will be five years old by or on September 1, 2016, should plan on attending a Kindergarten Round-Up at their neighborhood elementary school. It is important for parents to call the school at 313-827-6300 and let them know they will be attending, so that the school can prepare information packages for the parents.
Students with birthdays from Sept. 1-Dec. 1, 2016 are eligible to sign a waiver and participate in our Young Fives Program. This is also an all-day program to help students become even more ready for Kindergarten the following year. You can also come to the round up to hear more information on this valuable program.

CLOTHES
Please remind your students to wear the appropriate clothing such as coats, hats, mittens or gloves when the weather calls for it. It is also important to label their clothing. Often the children feel that when it is sunny it is warm when that is not the case. This is a time when the temperature fluctuates often. We need to help the children learn to adapt to our Michigan weather. Thank you for your help.

Nominations for the 2016 Alberta Muirhead
Teacher of the Year Awards
are being requested from Dearborn Public Schools students. Students are encouraged to recognize favorite teachers who have made significant contributions in their lives. Nominations can be mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber offices located at 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124 or faxed to 313-584-9818. Nomination forms will soon be available for download or pick up a copy at the school office. We would be so proud to see all of our fabulous Lindbergh teachers nominated!

Four winning teachers will be recognized, one each from Pre-K through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade, middle and high school at the awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center beginning at 4:15 pm.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
JumpRope for Heart raised $8100 this year. It is an all-time high! Thank you to Mr. Murua, our students and families for your generosity!
Our students raised over $500 to help the children of Flint Michigan by contributing to wear fun hats to school

2016 Kids’ Martian Marathon Info:
Please visit martianmarathon.com to sign up online.
5th grade students are encouraged to run the Meteor 5K
DATE: Saturday, April 9th
LOCATION: Ford Field Park, Dearborn, 500 Monroe St.
DETAILS: more to come; watch for the flyers to come home soon! Let’s get healthy together and have one of the largest teams from Dearborn Public Schools.

Spring Conferences:
Spring conferences will be held on March 23rd from 4:30-7:30 PM. Your child’s teacher may request one from you but you may also request a conference from the teacher.

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
March 8 PTA 7:00 PM
March 10 K-1 Concert
March 15 Leader in Me parent meeting
March 16 Late Start
March 18 Bingo for Books
March 22 5th grade Camp Meeting
5 pm
March 23 Spring conferences
Mar. 25- Apr.3 Spring Break –
School resumes April 4th!
April 5 PTA 7:00
April 7 4-5 Vocal Music Concert
April 9 Martian Relay
Apr. 12 KDGN Round-up 6:30
April 21 Science Fair Boot Camp
May 1 Deadline for Elementary School of Choice

February 2016

Welcome to the second semester of school! The students have had a very busy year and we are looking forward to a productive second half of the year.
NOTE: Over the counter medications cannot come to school with the students or be dispensed by the office without a doctor’s note.
Please remember we are recycling inkjet cartridges, cell phones, egg cartons, batteries and paper items including newspapers. Collection bins will be located by the cafeteria. Help us go green!

WINTER WEATHER
Students will go outside at lunch for a short time when the temperature/wind chill is 20 degrees and above. Students should dress for the weather in warm coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc., and are expected to stay on the blacktop unless they have on winter boots and snow pants. NOTE: There will not be any recess or safeties on post when the temperature/wind chills are below 20. Please watch out for the safety of all children at all times but especially when they may be crossing the street on their own. It is against school rules to throw snowballs. This is a safety issue. There can be ice shards in the snow from plowing the blacktop areas and sidewalks. Please discuss this with your children to help them understand why it may differ from home rules. Thank you!

OTHER NEWS another reminder is that having cell phones in school is against District Policy for Elementary Students. Please remind students to leave them at home if possible. We do know there are some unusual circumstances and if arrangements are made with the office, students can leave their cell phones there in the morning for the day and pick up as they leave school in the afternoon.

We have received some calls from the neighbors about traffic concerns again. Please remember to drive courteously and safely around the school building. You should not be stopping in the crosswalks or the middle of the street for any reason. You will be ticketed if you are blocking the crosswalks, fire hydrants or parked too close to the stop sign or in the bus lane. Remember to pull to the curb in a safe area to drop off or pick up students. The staff parking lot and driveway off Myrtle are not to be used for drop off or pick up either. Thanks for your support and care for all Lindbergh students.

PTA NEWS
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at 7pm. Please check out the PTA board or the PTA website for volunteer needs. Involved parents help students see the value in education.

Thank you also to everyone who helped with another successful Bingo for Books on Friday, Jan. 29th. We had a very large crowd for falling on a half day. Thank you Mrs. Ruselink, Mrs. Stetz and Mrs. Pina for helping to call BINGO. We are always pleased to see a fun way of putting books in the hands of children and teaching the joy of reading.
Another book fair is going on this week in the media center.

Kindergarten Round- Up
Lindbergh will be having their Kindergarten Round up on Thursday, March 22th at 6:30 PM. Students will need to be 5 by September 1st. If you do not receive your invitation by March 1 please call Ms. Pina in the office at 313-827-6300 to make sure your child is on the list.

Physical Education News
Lindbergh Elementary will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program this February during PE class.
Please consider registering online by visiting our website “http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/lindberghjumps” and click on “Join Team” to get started. You can create your own web page that can be emailed to friends and family. Students who register online and send out 4 e-mails will receive a strawberry scented pencil. Information will be sent during the first week of this month with your child after gym class.

The Leader in Me and PBIS and Response to Bullying
As we are on our journey as a Leader in Me school, we are working on leadership roles both in the classroom and in the school. Students have applied and interviewed for two special school positions. Students now lead the Pledge and Morning announcements and we have Computer Gurus who work to get the computer lab ready for students in the morning and close it down for the end of the day. We are also having “First Class” where all students mix across the grade levels to go over the lesson of the month for our work on Habit development. Please do not forget we have a Leader in Me blog on the school website that lists the habits for you. A parent meeting will be held in the next couple of months to go over our work. We do hope that you are hearing the students refer to the 7 habits at home as well.
We are continuing our work to help us teach students positive approaches to behavior expectations. One of the ways is to make it very clear what the expected successful behavior looks like. The Lindbergh Behavior Matrix can be seen outside of the office. Students will be talking about doing things “The Lindbergh Way”. Our motto is the Lindbergh Flyer – The Spirit of Success! This month students should be on green 16 of the 19 school days. Please talk to your children about their day and continue to encourage the positive behavior choices.

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dearborn Hills Golf Course
1300 S. Telegraph Rd., Dearborn, MI 48124
The Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation will be awarding grants to the Elementary, Middle, and High School with the highest level of participation in the DOUBLOON COMPETITION! Every attendee of Mardi Gras will receive a doubloon they can give to the school of their choice. The schools 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.

The winning school, in each category, will receive a grant for:
Elementary School: $250
Middle School: $500
High School: $1,000
Advance tickets are available at all Dearborn Public Schools for only $25 or at the door for $30. Ticket prices include: a drink ticket, food & entertainment! There will also be many great prizes, 50/50, a tin can raffle and silent auction.

Have you signed up lately to be a WatchDOG?
Dads we are talking to you! That’s right you are a Dad of a Great Student. Don’t forget you too can come to school for the day and help out in classrooms, lunch and recess. Students get so excited to have their parents come to help at school. They are especially happy to have their dad. You just need to have a current background check on file, check your schedule and sign up. You can sign up in the office or by emailing watchdogs@dearbornschools.org. If you would like more information on the program, you can check out WatchDOGS at www.fathers.com.

SUPPORT LINDBERGH SCHOOL
There are several ways you can continue to support Lindbergh and the Lindbergh PTA in your everyday shopping. Select Lindbergh for your Kroger Card. We can still use www.schoolmall.com for your online shopping. Just select Lindbergh there too. Shoparoo is an APP you can download and scan in receipts once you have selected Lindbergh to help as well.
Schoola has gently used children’s clothing that you can purchase in Lindbergh’s name also (www.schoola.com). If you go through Amazon, go to Amazon Smile, select Lindbergh and continue shopping. A percentage of your purchase goes to our school.

IMPORTANT DATES
Late Starts – Feb. 10, Mar. 16,
May 11
• Book Fair Feb. 1-5
• Mid-Winter Break: Friday, Feb. 12th and Monday, Feb. 15th
• March 22th – Kindergarten Round-Up, 6:30 pm
• Spring Break: March 25-Apr. 3
• No school – May 27th

December 2015/January 2016

WOW, the school year has flown by for all of us. I hope your family is enjoying the learning experiences for the children. I know we are all growing together as we learn more about the 7 Habits and being stronger leaders in the classroom and the community.

As always I want to thank the families that help with the events held at the school. Lindbergh is truly a center for the community. We are pleased to see such strong liaisons being developed. Your children understand the importance of school and community involvement through watching your actions!

The Holiday Boutique and the Santa Shop were amazingly successful because of the strong family involvement. I love seeing former Lindbergh families returning to participate in all of our events!

Thank you also for your support as we strive to have continued safety of all the Lindbergh children such as locking outside doors and not using the parking lot or drive way for drop off or pick up. Please be careful when driving your students to school and remember to park a safe distance from the crosswalks. Cars are allowed to park 30 ft. from stop signs and 20 ft. from the cross walks. We do ask that students do NOT cross in the middle of the street but walk to the crosswalk to come over to the building. The police will be doing random checks on the safety of parent drivers in our community.

Students are expected to wait outside in the mornings (except for inclement weather) until the bell rings at 8:35 AM. Teachers are finishing instructional preparation and are not here for supervision of the children before that time. Inclement weather would include rain, storms, ice, wet snow, and actual or wind chill temperatures under 20 degrees.

Parents-please remember to sign in the visitor book when you come to school
during the day for any reason. We do not allow anyone to walk through the building or join in on the playground during the school day without signing in at the office. We have special volunteer badges for you to wear so everyone knows you are here to help. We want you to feel welcome to visit but signing in allows us to locate you in case of emergency and is another facet of the safety concerns for the school. It is appropriate to make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you would like to observe in the classroom or discuss your child. Teachers cannot leave the rest of the class to have this type of discussion in the morning or during time of instruction.

Speaking of safety, are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.

As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we know that illnesses occur. Please be sure to call the attendance line 313-827-6301 or the office at 313-827-6300 to report your child’s absence by 9:00 AM. You may leave a message 24 hrs a day. We will be calling anyone who has not called in. This is essential for the safety of our children. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for the children after school or on days off.

CAFETERIA NEWS
We hope you are checking the monthly menu to make your lunch plans with your children. Remember you can send in checks for prepayment for breakfast and lunch. Checks should be made payable to Dearborn Public Schools.

WEATHER CHANGES
Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get. The weather is changing and it is important to check the
weather in the morning for the day. Students should be dressed appropriately
for the weather. It is important to discuss what you want your children to do about warmer clothing. If coats are sent, we will be encouraging the students to wear them. Please label all clothing with your student’s name.

PTA
The PTA has some important events coming up that I felt warranted reminders. First, our Holiday Boutique was Saturday, November 8th. It was a fabulous success! Thanks to all that worked! Second, the Santa Shop was also a huge success. Our next PTA meeting will be held on January 5th at 7 PM. Please do not forget we are still collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels. Keep them coming. Target Red Card and Kroger school reward programs are still helping our school! We are participating in the school mall online shopping program again this year. https://www.schoolmall.com/sm/SMHomePage Search for Lindbergh Elementary. Then shop as you normally would online. We get a percentage of the proceeds. Many businesses also have script available for us to receive funding more than one time.

MY LEARNING PLAN
We all want students to feel the ownership of their learning. We are working along with all of Dearborn Schools to create a My Learning Plan for all students. Students here at Lindbergh have always set goals for Daily 5/CAFÉ and for math as well. We are helping students become aware of the learning targets from their assessments. Teachers and students have started to create these goals and went over them with you at Conferences.

Remember to ask your children about The Leader in Me. We have regular discussions in classrooms and school assemblies. You can go to the blog at http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpbis/ to learn even more about our work. As the students about their class mission and what habit we are working on. We now have student leaders taking care of the morning announcements and the pledge every day. It is a great leadership event.
Parents, students and staff make up a strong team to support student achievement and general all around positive growth. Thank you for working with us to make your children successful!

LOST and FOUND
The Lindbergh lost and found is located on a table right outside the office. When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items. They are filling up quickly with mostly coats.
We will try to clean out the lockers twice a year and will donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

CITY BEAUTIFUL REPS
This year our City Beautiful Representatives are Nicholas Maziarz and Charlotte Karoub. Miss Polidori is the faculty representative. We attended the All School Breakfast at Performing Arts Center for them to meet with the mayor and other important officials. The Team will be sending notes home later to explain the ideas for Lindbergh and our clean-up campaign.

REMINDERS:
Dec. 16 – Late Start 9:40 AM
Dec. 18 – Last day of school in 2015
Dec. 21-Jan. 3 –Winter Holiday Break
Jan. 4 – Welcome back in 2016
Jan. 18 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 20 – Late Start
Jan. 29 – 11:45 AM dismissal, end of card marking

November 2015

The school year is flying by for all of us. I hope your family is enjoying the learning experiences for the children.
November is an action packed month for us with many events.

As always I want to thank the families that help with the events held at the school. Lindbergh is truly a center for the community. We are pleased to see such strong liaisons being developed. Your children understand the importance of school and community involvement through watching your actions!

The Haunted School was amazingly successful because of the strong family involvement. I love seeing former Lindbergh families returning to participate in all of our events!

Thank you also for your support as we strive to have continued safety of all the Lindbergh children such as locking outside doors, using the bell to get buzzed in, and not using the parking lot or drive way for drop off or pick up. Please be careful when driving your students to school and remember to park a safe distance from the crosswalks. Cars are allowed to park 30 ft. from stop signs and 20 ft. from the cross walks. We do ask that students do NOT cross in the middle of the street but walk to the crosswalk to come over to the building. The police will be doing random checks on the safety of parent drivers in our community.

Students are expected to wait outside in the mornings (except for inclement weather) until the bell rings at 8:35 AM. Teachers are finishing instructional preparation and are not here for supervision of the children before that time. Inclement weather would include rain, storms, ice, wet snow, and actual or wind-chill temperatures under 20 degrees.

Please use the door near the café and staff parking lot for after school programs after 4:00pm.
Parents-please remember to sign in the visitor book when you come to school during the day for any reason. We do not allow anyone to walk through the building without signing in at the office. We have special volunteer badges for you to wear so everyone knows you are here to help. We want you to feel welcome to visit but signing in allows us to locate you in case of emergency and is another facet of the safety concerns for the school. It is appropriate to make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you would like to observe in the classroom or discuss your child as it is difficult for teachers to meet while the rest of the class is waiting.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we know that illnesses occur. Please be sure to call the office at 313-827-6300 or the attendance line313-827-6301 to report your child’s absence by 9:00 AM. You may leave a message 24 hrs a day. We will be calling anyone who has not called in. This is essential for the safety of our children. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for the children after school or on days off. If this is not possible, please make sure to notify the teacher in advance that you will be taking your child out of school. Make calls before 3:15. Teachers are getting students ready to go home and assigning homework at the end of the day and need time to assure your students get all they need before going home.

CAFETERIA NEWS
We hope you are checking the monthly menu to make your lunch plans with your children. Remember you can send in checks for prepayment for breakfast and lunch. Checks should be made payable to Dearborn Public Schools.

WEATHER CHANGES
Winter is around the corner. Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get. We will be staying inside if the actual temperature or wind-chill is 20 degrees F. As the weather changes it is important to check the weather in the morning for the entire day. Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather. It is important to discuss what you want your children to do about warmer clothing. If coats are sent, we will be encouraging the students to wear them. Please label all clothing with your student’s name.

Lindbergh PBIS & The Leader in Me
Please visit and subscribe to our school’s blog site for the latest news and updates about our behavior support leader programs. You will find information about dates and times for assemblies, rewards, school song, photos, and awards that students and classes can win every month. There are also documents you can view and print about our Behavior Expectations and The Leader in Me and 7 Habits.
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpbis/

PTA
The PTA has some important events coming up that I felt warranted reminders. First, our Holiday Boutique will be held Saturday, November 14th. It will be a fabulous success with all of your help! Second, the Santa Shop will be coming in December. Please watch for further details. Our next PTA meeting will be held on Nov. 10th
at 7 PM. Please do not forget we are still collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels. Keep them coming. Target Red Card, Shoparoo and Kroger school reward programs are still helping our school! We are participating in the school mall online shopping program again this year. https://www.schoolmall.com/sm/SMHomePage Search for Lindbergh Elementary. Then shop as you normally would online. We get a percentage of the proceeds. Many businesses also have script available for us to receive funding more than one time.

REPORT CARDS
The first card marking period ended on November 7th. You must attend the Parent Teacher Conference to receive your child’s report card this first card marking.

CONFERENCES
Parent Teacher conferences are coming up. They will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015, Wednesday, November 18, 2015 and Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 4:30-7:30 PM. Teachers will be sending out reminders for times. These are important times to discuss the academic progress of your children

MY LEARNING PLAN
We all want students to feel the ownership of their learning. We are working along with all of Dearborn Schools to create a My Learning Plan for all students. Students here at Lindbergh have always set goals for Daily 5/CAFÉ and for math as well. We are helping students become aware of the learning targets from their assessments. Teachers and students have started to create these goals and will be going over them with you at Conferences. Parents, students and staff make up a strong team to support student achievement and general all around positive growth. Thank you for working with us to make your children successful!

LOST and FOUND
The Lindbergh lost and found is located in the old lockers outside of the gym. When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items. They are filling up quickly with mostly coats.
We will try to clean out the lockers twice a year and will donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

CITY BEAUTIFUL REPS
This year our City Beautiful Representatives are
Charlotte Karoub and Nicholas Maziarz. Miss Polidori is the faculty representative. We attended the All School Breakfast for them to meet with the mayor and other important officials. The Team will be sending notes home later to explain the ideas for Lindbergh and our clean-up campaign.

REMINDERS:
Just a reminder there will be NO school for the students on the following days:
Nov. 3- Election Day, Professional Development for Teachers.
Nov. 6 – 11:45 dismissal,
conference prep pm
Important dates:
Nov.12, 18, 19 – Conference times
4:30-8:30 PM
Nov. 18 – Late Start 9:40
Nov. 25-29– Thanksgiving Vacation
Dec. 5 – Barnes and Noble Book fair
Dec. 8-10 Santa Shop
Dec. 16 – Late Start 9:40 AM
Dec. 21-Jan. 3–Winter Holiday Break

October 2015

Welcome to fall at Lindbergh School!
We now have 341 students in our building from Y5-5th. It is wonderful to see all of the faces of the children again.

The school year has been progressing very well. We have finished taking the NWEA tests for our students. Grades 3-5 take Language, Reading, Math and Science. Grades K-2 take Reading and Math. The students have done well and worked hard to show us what they know. Parent reports will be available soon. You will be able to discuss this more with teachers at the conferences in November. Lindbergh is truly a busy place.

Lindbergh as well as all other schools in Dearborn continues to maintain a Bully Free Zone. We are making sure that students have clear expectations on what behaviors we want to see in school. We call it The Lindbergh Way! You have seen the expectations for the hallways, bathrooms and Cafeteria posted on the walls in the building. Teachers have gone over this with the students and continue to do this on a regular basis. These expectations will work to show
respect, responsibility and the need for safety. We had our first Positive Behavior Support reward for students for following the rules and exhibiting positive behavior. Those students who stayed on green for 80% or more of the days in September had an extra 30

minute recess with popsicles. Students will need to have 17 days on green during the month of October to participate in the next reward. If you are interested in serving on the committee as a parent to help with this process, please call or send a note to the office.

Please remember all adults visiting the school must report to the office, sign in, and use a visitor button or sticker. This way we can know where you are if there is an emergency and others can know that you belong in the building. This is an important safety issue for all of us. Staff will be wearing their ID badges and if parents wear the Visitor badges, children will be able to recognize the adults that are approved to be in the building during the school day. Please remember that all doors other than the front door are locked within 10 minutes after the start of the day. Parents are welcome to enter by the front door and sign into the office if you need to come into the building during this time. Our new security system should be in place by the end of this month. Once it is in place everyone will need to be buzzed into the building once the doors are locked. More details will follow once we know the date. Students are picked up outside by the teacher in the morning and dropped off at the door at the end of the day. Thank you for helping us with this. Teachers will gladly take appointments if you need to discuss your student at another time.
As part of our student expectation of responsibility, classroom interruptions will be kept to emergencies. If you see our phone number on your caller ID, please take time to listen to any message that may have been left for you from your student or possibly their classroom or special area teacher. To minimize interruptions, you may drop off gym clothes, instruments, homework or lunch to the office and your student can pick it up from there. Thank you for supporting the learning process at Lindbergh.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we know that illnesses occur. Please be sure
to call the office at 313-827-6300 to report your child’s absence. Please leave a message if you are calling before or after school hours. We will be calling anyone who has not called in. This is essential for the safety of our children. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for your children after school or on days off. Arriving late and leaving early for appointments are marked against your child’s attendance also. All students arriving late to school must report to the office and sign in prior to going to class. Requests for homework should be made at the time you report an absence so as to give teachers time to prepare assignments.

PTA
Our regular PTA meeting was Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM. Parent participation is excellent at Lindbergh. We appreciate the many ways you show your children that you value school and their education.
Our first Bingo for Books was held on Friday, Oct. 2nd at 6:30 PM. Everyone had a great time! Thank you for all of your participation. Haunted School will be on Friday, Oct. 23rd at 6:30 PM. Check out the PTA board by the cafeteria if you would like to help in some way for any of the great events here at Lindbergh. We always need you!

We have used our BOX TOPS for Education funds toward the purchase of many wonderful things for school. We appreciate your help with all of your contributions, so keep sending in your box tops! We are also collecting Campbell’s labels. You can help support us just by doing your normal shopping at Kroger’s and Target too. Watch for a list to come home soon to show all the ways you can help. We are also recycling batteries and egg cartons. The recycling collection area is across from the cafeteria.

Fall is here! Let’s stay healthy!
Cool weather, coats and colds are here too! Please keep in mind that we try to keep our students as healthy as possible. Therefore, please keep your child home from school if they are ill and/or experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or a fever. Remember your child must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
Thank you for your support.
Ms. Angela Abadi, School Nurse

WEATHER CHANGES
Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get. The weather is changing and it is important to check the weather in the morning for the day so students can be dressed appropriately. It is important to talk to your child about what you want them to wear outside with the weather. Often that means layering for a jacket in the morning which might not be needed later in the day. Please label all clothing with your student’s name in order to clearly identify their belongings if they get separated from their owners.

SAFETY FOR ALL
First of all, let me thank everyone who has helped to cross children during our construction days. The construction is drawing to a close and should be completed in our area very soon.

It is essential that all families respect the safety of students and teachers at Lindbergh. Please remember to watch for others when dropping off or picking up students. We request that students do not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them.

Previously, our Safety Committee recommended that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way driving around the building: west on Myrtle, north on Waverly and East on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicles on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the driveway off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only. Also, please do not park in the bus lane before or after school. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.

Children often have changes in their routines. Please send your child’s schedule to their teacher. If the teachers know when the students should be going on the bus or Kid’s Club or going home with you or someone else, we can avoid any problems. If there is a change from the normal routine, you need to send a note to the teacher and notify the office. Please remember that there can not be changes for the bus such as going home with a friend on the bus or going on a different bus. You will need to arrange for personal transportation in such cases. Thank you.

LOST and FOUND
The Lindbergh lost and found is located in the old lockers outside of the gym. When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items. We clean out the lockers twice a year and donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

CAFETERIA
The children are doing well with their manners and cleaning up after themselves. Thank you for giving them a great start at home. Please remind them that children are not supposed to give money to other children for snacks. Sometimes parents prefer for children not to have the snacks or there might be a serious health concern such as allergies. So it is important for all children to remember that they only use their own money for themselves.
The cafeteria is under strict regulations for food handling. We are only allowed to handle the food prepared for serving. Please use a thermos if sending warm food for the students from home. Also please remember to send a spoon or fork with your child for their mid-morning snack.

Breakfast is served from 8:15 -8:35 AM. The cost is $1.25. Reduced breakfast is $0.30. School lunch is $2.50 per lunch and reduced is $0.40. Milk is $0.50, cookies are $0.50, ice cream is $1.00, pretzels are $0.15, and 100% juice boxes are $0.75. There are granola bars and fruit leather available as well. Please remember that children are expected to eat their lunch before they can buy snacks and are only allowed to purchase one snack.

NOTE: You can send in cash or a check made out to Dearborn Public Schools to prepay for your children’s lunches. Talking over the menu is great conversation with your child. This would help them plan out their month also.

Public Service Days in Full Swing
Remember our day is Wednesday! The City of Dearborn is asking all residents to please keep their vehicles off the street from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on your Public Service Days. Vehicles parked on the street during a neighborhood’s scheduled Public Service Day will be subject to ticketing and towing.

We will try not to schedule events during the Public Service Days. Parents are not prohibited during drop off and pick up times but no extended parking is allowed. All staff will be in the parking lot or behind the building. If a need exists, we will use the lower elementary playground for parking.

CONFERENCES – Nov. 12, 18 and 19. You must attend a parent teacher conference for your child to receive their first report card! You may have
signed up at Open House already. If so, reminders will come home right before the conferences.

Phys. Ed. News
Please visit and subscribe Mr. Murua’s iBlog site for the latest news on what is happening in class and upcoming events related to physical fitness. There is also information about skills and fitness assessments for upcoming report cards, classroom rules, photos, and schedule of classes. 4th and 5th grade students can download their fitness requirements for the year and everyone can printout what will be graded during PE class for K-5. Please leave a comment if you wish. Thank you and GO LINDEBRGH FLYERS!
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpeclass/
Saturday Oct 17th, at Ford Field Park (Dearborn)
4th Annual Robert Cipriano Cross Country Meet (1 mile run)
4th grade Girls start at 9:00am
4th grade Boys start at 9:20
5th grade Girls start at 9:40
5th grade Boys start at 10:00
Mr. Murua
PE Teacher
muruae@dearbornschools.org

Lindbergh PBIS & The Leader in Me
Please visit and subscribe to our school’s blog site for the latest news and updates about our behavior support leader programs. You will find information about dates and times for assemblies, rewards, school song, photos, and awards that students and classes can win every month. There are also documents you can view and print about our Behavior Expectations and The Leader in Me and 7 Habits.
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpbis/

Boo grams are on sale for a PBIS fundraiser. Please try to think about purchasing one for your children as well as their friends. We want all to feel the joy of receiving a BooGram!

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 6 – PTA 7:00 PM
Oct. 7– Late Start
Oct. 23 – Haunted School 6:30-8:30
Nov. 3 – No School Election Day
Nov. 5 – PTA mtg 7:00 PM
Nov. 14 – Holiday Boutique 9:30-4:00
Nov. 18 – Late Start

NO SCHOOL:
Oct. 16- 11:45 dismissal NO PM
Nov. 3 –Election Day and Staff Dev.
Nov. 6 -11:45 AM Dismissal
Nov. 25-29 -Thanksgiving
Dec. 18-Jan. 3 -Winter Break

October 2015

Welcome to fall at Lindbergh School!
We now have 341 students in our building from Y5-5th. It is wonderful to see all of the faces of the children again.

The school year has been progressing very well. We have finished taking the NWEA tests for our students. Grades 3-5 take Language, Reading, Math and Science. Grades K-2 take Reading and Math. The students have done well and worked hard to show us what they know. Parent reports will be available soon. You will be able to discuss this more with teachers at the conferences in November. Lindbergh is truly a busy place.

Lindbergh as well as all other schools in Dearborn continues to maintain a Bully Free Zone. We are making sure that students have clear expectations on what behaviors we want to see in school. We call it The Lindbergh Way! You have seen the expectations for the hallways, bathrooms and Cafeteria posted on the walls in the building. Teachers have gone over this with the students and continue to do this on a regular basis. These expectations will work to show
respect, responsibility and the need for safety. We had our first Positive Behavior Support reward for students for following the rules and exhibiting positive behavior. Those students who stayed on green for 80% or more of the days in September had an extra 30
minute recess with popsicles. Students will need to have 17 days on green during the month of October to participate in the next reward. If you are interested in serving on the committee as a parent to help with this process, please call or send a note to the office.

Please remember all adults visiting the school must report to the office, sign in, and use a visitor button or sticker. This way we can know where you are if there is an emergency and others can know that you belong in the building. This is an important safety issue for all of us. Staff will be wearing their ID badges and if parents wear the Visitor badges, children will be able to recognize the adults that are approved to be in the building during the school day. Please remember that all doors other than the front door are locked within 10 minutes after the start of the day. Parents are welcome to enter by the front door and sign into the office if you need to come into the building during this time. Our new security system should be in place by the end of this month. Once it is in place everyone will need to be buzzed into the building once the doors are locked. More details will follow once we know the date. Students are picked up outside by the teacher in the morning and dropped off at the door at the end of the day. Thank you for helping us with this. Teachers will gladly take appointments if you need to discuss your student at another time.
As part of our student expectation of responsibility, classroom interruptions will be kept to emergencies. If you see our phone number on your caller ID, please take time to listen to any message that may have been left for you from your student or possibly their classroom or special area teacher. To minimize interruptions, you may drop off gym clothes, instruments, homework or lunch to the office and your student can pick it up from there. Thank you for supporting the learning process at Lindbergh.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we know that illnesses occur. Please be sure
to call the office at 313-827-6300 to report your child’s absence. Please leave a message if you are calling before or after school hours. We will be calling anyone who has not called in. This is essential for the safety of our children. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for your children after school or on days off. Arriving late and leaving early for appointments are marked against your child’s attendance also. All students arriving late to school must report to the office and sign in prior to going to class. Requests for homework should be made at the time you report an absence so as to give teachers time to prepare assignments.

PTA
Our regular PTA meeting was Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM. Parent participation is excellent at Lindbergh. We appreciate the many ways you show your children that you value school and their education.
Our first Bingo for Books was held on Friday, Oct. 2nd at 6:30 PM. Everyone had a great time! Thank you for all of your participation. Haunted School will be on Friday, Oct. 23rd at 6:30 PM. Check out the PTA board by the cafeteria if you would like to help in some way for any of the great events here at Lindbergh. We always need you!

We have used our BOX TOPS for Education funds toward the purchase of many wonderful things for school. We appreciate your help with all of your contributions, so keep sending in your box tops! We are also collecting Campbell’s labels. You can help support us just by doing your normal shopping at Kroger’s and Target too. Watch for a list to come home soon to show all the ways you can help. We are also recycling batteries and egg cartons. The recycling collection area is across from the cafeteria.

Fall is here! Let’s stay healthy!
Cool weather, coats and colds are here too! Please keep in mind that we try to keep our students as healthy as possible. Therefore, please keep your child home from school if they are ill and/or experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or a fever. Remember your child must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
Thank you for your support.
Ms. Angela Abadi, School Nurse

WEATHER CHANGES
Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get. The weather is changing and it is important to check the weather in the morning for the day so students can be dressed appropriately. It is important to talk to your child about what you want them to wear outside with the weather. Often that means layering for a jacket in the morning which might not be needed later in the day. Please label all clothing with your student’s name in order to clearly identify their belongings if they get separated from their owners.

SAFETY FOR ALL
First of all, let me thank everyone who has helped to cross children during our construction days. The construction is drawing to a close and should be completed in our area very soon.

It is essential that all families respect the safety of students and teachers at Lindbergh. Please remember to watch for others when dropping off or picking up students. We request that students do not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them.

Previously, our Safety Committee recommended that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way driving around the building: west on Myrtle, north on Waverly and East on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicles on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the driveway off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only. Also, please do not park in the bus lane before or after school. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.

Children often have changes in their routines. Please send your child’s schedule to their teacher. If the teachers know when the students should be going on the bus or Kid’s Club or going home with you or someone else, we can avoid any problems. If there is a change from the normal routine, you need to send a note to the teacher and notify the office. Please remember that there can not be changes for the bus such as going home with a friend on the bus or going on a different bus. You will need to arrange for personal transportation in such cases. Thank you.

LOST and FOUND
The Lindbergh lost and found is located in the old lockers outside of the gym. When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items. We clean out the lockers twice a year and donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

CAFETERIA
The children are doing well with their manners and cleaning up after themselves. Thank you for giving them a great start at home. Please remind them that children are not supposed to give money to other children for snacks. Sometimes parents prefer for children not to have the snacks or there might be a serious health concern such as allergies. So it is important for all children to remember that they only use their own money for themselves.
The cafeteria is under strict regulations for food handling. We are only allowed to handle the food prepared for serving. Please use a thermos if sending warm food for the students from home. Also please remember to send a spoon or fork with your child for their mid-morning snack.

Breakfast is served from 8:15 -8:35 AM. The cost is $1.25. Reduced breakfast is $0.30. School lunch is $2.50 per lunch and reduced is $0.40. Milk is $0.50, cookies are $0.50, ice cream is $1.00, pretzels are $0.15, and 100% juice boxes are $0.75. There are granola bars and fruit leather available as well. Please remember that children are expected to eat their lunch before they can buy snacks and are only allowed to purchase one snack.

NOTE: You can send in cash or a check made out to Dearborn Public Schools to prepay for your children’s lunches. Talking over the menu is great conversation with your child. This would help them plan out their month also.

Public Service Days in Full Swing
Remember our day is Wednesday! The City of Dearborn is asking all residents to please keep their vehicles off the street from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on your Public Service Days. Vehicles parked on the street during a neighborhood’s scheduled Public Service Day will be subject to ticketing and towing.

We will try not to schedule events during the Public Service Days. Parents are not prohibited during drop off and pick up times but no extended parking is allowed. All staff will be in the parking lot or behind the building. If a need exists, we will use the lower elementary playground for parking.

CONFERENCES – Nov. 12, 18 and 19. You must attend a parent teacher conference for your child to receive their first report card! You may have
signed up at Open House already. If so, reminders will come home right before the conferences.

Phys. Ed. News
Please visit and subscribe Mr. Murua’s iBlog site for the latest news on what is happening in class and upcoming events related to physical fitness. There is also information about skills and fitness assessments for upcoming report cards, classroom rules, photos, and schedule of classes. 4th and 5th grade students can download their fitness requirements for the year and everyone can printout what will be graded during PE class for K-5. Please leave a comment if you wish. Thank you and GO LINDEBRGH FLYERS!
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpeclass/
Saturday Oct 17th, at Ford Field Park (Dearborn)
4th Annual Robert Cipriano Cross Country Meet (1 mile run)
4th grade Girls start at 9:00am
4th grade Boys start at 9:20
5th grade Girls start at 9:40
5th grade Boys start at 10:00
Mr. Murua
PE Teacher
muruae@dearbornschools.org

Lindbergh PBIS & The Leader in Me
Please visit and subscribe to our school’s blog site for the latest news and updates about our behavior support leader programs. You will find information about dates and times for assemblies, rewards, school song, photos, and awards that students and classes can win every month. There are also documents you can view and print about our Behavior Expectations and The Leader in Me and 7 Habits.
http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/lindberghpbis/

Boo grams are on sale for a PBIS fundraiser. Please try to think about purchasing one for your children as well as their friends. We want all to feel the joy of receiving a BooGram!

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 6 – PTA 7:00 PM
Oct. 7– Late Start
Oct. 23 – Haunted School 6:30-8:30
Nov. 3 – No School Election Day
Nov. 5 – PTA mtg 7:00 PM
Nov. 14 – Holiday Boutique 9:30-4:00
Nov. 18 – Late Start

NO SCHOOL:
Oct. 16- 11:45 dismissal NO PM
Nov. 3 –Election Day and Staff Dev.
Nov. 6 -11:45 AM Dismissal
Nov. 25-29 -Thanksgiving
Dec. 18-Jan. 3 -Winter Break

LATE STARTS: All students will start class at 9:40 AM.
October 7 February 10
November 18 March 16
December 16 May 11
January 20

September 2015

Welcome to Lindbergh School! We are happy to have your children with us! I would like to welcome new staff members: Pina Prather, Secretary, Liz Golen, Clerk, Kathryn Schropp, Young 5’s teacher, and Yvette Abela, Noon Hour Supervisor. We are excited to have them with us! We wish Ms. Cathy and Ms. Donna good health as they start on a new path in their lives! They will be missed! We will have two classes of each grade from Y5-5th. Then we also have two split classes a 2/3 and a 4/5. Our staff is looking forward to another wonderful year here at Lindbergh Elementary. We all completed four days of training on The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People! You will notice some changes as we go through the year. We are very excited to be bringing out the leader in your children too! This is all possible from a grant we received from the I AM A LEADER FOUNDATION. A few parents trained with us on the Habits as well. We will have a parent information night later in the fall and hope to begin classes for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.

Thank you to Mrs. Stetz, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Wilkie and Mrs. DeNeen for presenting for the district professional development. Many of our staff participated in training over the summer
to help them better prepare for the instruction of our students.
Please be sure to check out the Dearborn Schools website at: www.dearbornschools.org
We have our own school website as well:
www.dearbornschools.org/Lindbergh
You will be able to see information on Lindbergh as well as what is going on in the entire district such as calendars etc.
We had some renovations done this summer. As you notice, the entry to the office has changed. This is part of our new security system. It is not yet completely operational but soon all doors will be open just for arrival and dismissal but will be locked all day. You
will need to be buzzed into the building when you come to volunteer or pick up children at times other than dismissal.

Our building has been cleaned from top to bottom several times with all of the construction. Everything looks great! We thank Mr. Kevin, Mat, and Vivian for all of their hard work.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we
know illnesses occur. Please report your child’s absence or tardy by calling the school office at 313-827-6300 before 9am. This is essential for the safety of your children. If we do not know the whereabouts of a student, we are instructed to notify the police, so please take a moment to call the office. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for your children before or after school or on days off.

SCHOOL HOURS
School starts at 8:40 AM and dismisses at 3:35 PM. The entry bell will ring at 8:35 AM. Late Start days will begin at 9:35 AM. It is very important for
children to be in school on time! Half days will dismiss at 11:45 AM unless otherwise noted. If your child is tardy, they must first report to the office to sign in before going to the classroom.

The children will be lining up on the playgrounds in the morning just like last year. Grades K-2 will line up on the south playground and grades 3-5 will be on the east playground. Please see the doors to see where each classroom is to line up. There will be no one available to supervise the children before school (unless you are participating in the paid childcare program here). Safeties will not be reporting to posts until 8:25 AM so no one should arrive prior to that time.
Teachers will be picking up and dismissing students from the same doors. Parents are welcome to come into the building through the office and sign in before going to any classroom. Please help us to establish a safe routine for the children. Teachers are always willing to meet with parents. Please try not to drop in before school. Teachers are busy with the essential preparation of the day so your students have an optimum learning environment. It is best to make an appointment in order to not disrupt the instructional day for students and you will be able to discuss your child’s needs directly with the teacher.

SUPPLIES
The State of Michigan requires that certain supplies are supplied by the school districts. We are obligated to supply 1 box of crayons per semester, pencils (1 a month for gr.1-2 and 5 per year for gr. 3-5), pens (2 per yr. for gr. 4-5), writing paper in limited quantities, and other items for classrooms such as rulers, scissors, workbooks for math, etc.
We appreciate your help in providing extra supplies for your child from time to time. Lists of suggested items for each grade level went home last year but your teachers will send a list again. Many of the teachers are posting their suggested supply lists on their blogs. It is also on the Lindbergh school website under supplies. Please check the website for that information. Thank you for your support.

BREAKFAST and LUNCH
Breakfast will be served from 8:15-8:35 AM in the cafeteria. Breakfast costs are $1.25 full pay and $0.30 for the reduced price. The elementary lunches are $2.50 full play and reduced is $0.40. Milk is $0.50. Snacks are available for purchase and the price list will be in the cafeteria. We are working to have a more nutritious choice of snacks for the children this year. Just a reminder: we serve Halal chicken nuggets and patties and hotdogs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school. We accept prepayment for lunches and it is very convenient for all. You can send cash or check payable to Dearborn Public Schools in advance. Lunch charges are meant for emergencies only and should be paid off as soon as possible preferably by the end of the month. Lunch forms for assistance must be filled out every year. If you feel your family needs this, please send in one form for your entire family as soon as possible.

There will be three lunch periods this school year. They will be as follows:
11:30-12:00 Grades 1 and 5, 4/5
12:00-12:30 Kindergarten, Y5 and
Grade 4
12:30-1:00 Grades 2 and 3, 2/3
The older children will be going outside first and eating second. It will be reversed for the younger students. Teachers take the students out for additional recess time either at the beginning or end of their lunch whichever is the outdoors portion.

OPEN HOUSE
Open House will be on Thursday, September 17th from 6:00-7:30 PM. We hope you will be able to join us. Bring the family to see our school, the classrooms, and meet Special area teachers as well. Please remember this is not a conference night but be sure to sign up for conferences while meeting the teacher.

PTA
The first PTA meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 PM. Please come and show your support of our school. We appreciate all the wonderful work our parents do for our school. Please join the PTA and participate in any of the many wonderful events they sponsor. One of the first events is coming up – the BOOK FAIR. Information will be coming out soon. A calendar of events will be coming home monthly to help you plan.
We appreciate your help with all of your contributions. We are still collecting Box Tops and Campbell’s labels. You can help support us just by doing your normal shopping at Kroger and Target too. To participate in the Kroger Reward Program or if you already shop at Kroger, you can go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll or renew. Choose Charles A Lindbergh Elementary PTA as the organization. Watch for a list to come home soon to show all the ways you can help. We are also recycling ink jet cartridges and cell phones. These collection boxes are located in the hallway across from the cafeteria.
sure to attend the first meeting to help us work on completing our executive board.
The new officers are:
President: Vanessa Mkrtumian
Mother VP: Amanda LeFranc
Father VP: Eric Mattison
Secretary: Jessica Agius-Tracy
Treasurer: Amy Fradkin

SAFETY FOR ALL
It is essential that all families respect the safety of students and teachers at Lindbergh. Please remember to watch for others when dropping off or picking up students. We would request that students do not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them. Last year our Safety Committee recommended that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way driving around the building: west on Myrtle, north on N. Waverly and east on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicle on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the drive way off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only and cannot be used for student drop off or pick up. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.

Children often have changes in their routines. Please send your child’s schedule to their teacher. If the teachers know when the students should be going on the bus or Kid’s Club or going home with you or someone else, we can avoid any problems. If there is a change from the normal routine, you need to send a
note to the teacher and notify the office. Thank you.

LINDBERGH WATCHDOGS PROGRAM was implemented last year and is off to a great start. We had several fathers volunteer to be a “WatchDog” for the day assisting throughout the building and in their student’s classroom. At the end of the day, our WatchDog Dads were impressed with seeing firsthand the learning process going on at Lindbergh School. Please consider signing up to volunteer in this wonderful program. If you are interested you must first complete the volunteer/chaperone form for approval. There will be the Pizza Night with Dads introduction to WatchDogs. Please watch for more news!

SUBSTITUTE NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS are needed to work in the cafeteria during lunchtime from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm on occasion. This is a paid position when you apply through the Dearborn Board of Education, Human Resources Department. We hope you will consider applying!

DRESS CODE REMINDER
All students are reminded that even in warm weather they are required to dress appropriately. In an elementary school, clothing should be appropriate according to the age and physical development of the learner but still in a manner that contributes to maintaining an atmosphere of dignity and respect for everyone. During the warm days of school in June and September, the following items of clothing should NOT be worn:
• Running shorts, gym shorts, cut-offs or very brief shorts
• Any shirt so short that decency cannot be maintained (crop tops)
• Tank tops, halter tops, ‘spaghetti’ strap tops, or midriff style tops
• Torn or mutilated clothing
• Spandex; unless under other clothing
• Shoes that are not safe for playground use (such as flip flops or open-toed sandals) Tennis shoes or some sort of closed toe shoes are required for safety.
• Clothing with writing on the seat of pants or any inappropriate messages for school

It is important for everyone to understand that there is a definite correlation between the manner in which students dress and the way they behave. Your help and good judgment is appreciated. Please help us provide an environment conducive to learning even in hot weather.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Sept. 8 School starts 11:45
Dismissal
Sept. 15 PTA 7 pm
Sept. 14-18 Book Fair
Sept. 17 Open House 6-7:30 PM
Sept. 23-25 No School
Oct. 6 PTA 7 pm

LATE START DATES:
School begins at 9:35 AM on these days:
Wednesday, October 7
Wednesday, November 18
Wednesday, December 16
Wednesday, January 20 Wednesday, February 10 Wednesday, March 16
Wednesday, May 11

WELCOME BACK again! Let’s work together to have a great school year!!

November/December 2014

The school year is flying by for all of us.  I hope your family is enjoying the learning experiences for the children. November is an action packed month for us with many events.

As always I want to thank the families that help with the events held at the school.  Lindbergh is truly a center for the community.  We are pleased to see such strong liaisons being developed.  Your children understand the importance of school and community involvement through watching your actions!

The Haunted School and the Holiday Boutique were amazingly successful because of the strong family involvement.  I love seeing former Lindbergh families returning to participate in all of our events!

Thank you also for your support as we strive to have continued safety of all the Lindbergh children such as locking outside doors (except the Main Doors) and not using the parking lot  or drive way for drop off or pick up.  Please be careful when driving your students to school and remember to park a safe distance from the crosswalks.  Cars are allowed to park 30 ft. from stop signs and 20 ft. from the cross walks. We do ask that students do NOT cross in the middle of the street but walk to the crosswalk to come over to the building.  The police will be doing random checks on the safety of parent drivers in our community.

Students are expected to wait outside in the mornings (except for inclement weather) until the bell rings at 8:35 AM.  Teachers are finishing instructional preparation and are not here for supervision of the children before that time.    Inclement weather would include rain, storms, ice, wet snow, and actual or windchill temperatures under 16 degrees.

Parents-please remember to sign in the visitor book when you come to school during the day for any reason.  We do not allow anyone to walk through the building without signing in at the office. We have special volunteer badges for you to wear so everyone knows you are here to help. We want you to feel welcome to visit but signing in allows us to locate you in case of emergency and is another facet of the safety concerns for the school.  It is appropriate to make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you would like to observe in the classroom or discuss your child.

ATTENDANCE

We hope your children will be able to attend school every day.  However we know that illnesses occur.  Please be sure to call the office at 313-827-6300 or the attendance line313-827-6301 to report your child’s absence by 9:00 AM. You may leave a message 24 hrs a day. We will be calling anyone who has not called in.   This is essential for the safety of our children.  Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for the children after school or on days off.

 CAFETERIA NEWS

We hope you are checking the monthly menu to make your lunch plans with your children.  Remember you can send in checks for prepayment for breakfast and lunch.  Checks should be made payable to Dearborn Public Schools.

WEATHER CHANGES

Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get.  The weather is changing and it is important to check the weather in the morning for the day.  Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather.  It is important to discuss what you want your children to do about warmer clothing.  If coats are sent, we will be encouraging the students to wear them.  Please label all clothing with your student’s name.

PTA

The PTA has some important events coming up that I felt warranted reminders.  First, our Holiday Boutique was Saturday, November 8th. It was a fabulous success!  Thanks to all that worked!  Second, the Santa Shop will be coming in December.  Please watch for further details. Our next PTA meeting will be held on January 6th at 7 PM.  Please do not forget we are still collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels.  Keep them coming. Target Red Card and Kroger school reward programs are still helping our school!  We are participating in the school mall online shopping program again this year. https://www.schoolmall.com/sm/SMHomePage  Search for Lindbergh Elementary.  Then shop as you normally would online.  We get a percentage of the proceeds.  Many businesses also have script available for us to receive funding more than one time.

REPORT CARDS

The first card marking period ended on November 7th.  You must attend the Parent Teacher Conference to receive your child’s report card this first card marking.

CONFERENCES

Parent Teacher conferences are coming up.  They will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4:30-7:30 PM.  Teachers will be sending out reminders for times.  These are important times to discuss the academic progress of your children

MY LEARNING PLAN

We all want students to feel the ownership of their learning.  We are working along with all of Dearborn Schools to create a My Learning Plan for all students.  Students here at Lindbergh have always set goals for Daily 5/CAFÉ and for math as well.  We are helping students become aware of the learning targets from their assessments. Teachers and students have started to create these goals and will be going over them with you at Conferences.  Parents, students and staff make up a strong team to support student achievement and general all around positive growth.  Thank you for working with us to make your children successful!

LOST and FOUND

The Lindbergh lost and found is located in the old lockers outside of the gym.  When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items.  They are filling up quickly with mostly coats. We will try to clean out the lockers twice a year and will donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

 CITY BEAUTIFUL REPS

This year our City Beautiful Representatives are Brecken Furlow and Charlotte Karoub. Miss Polidori is the faculty representative.  We attended the All School Breakfast at Park Place for them to meet with the mayor and other important officials. The Team will be sending notes home later to explain the ideas for Lindbergh and our clean-up campaign.

 REMINDERS:

Just a reminder there will be NO school for the students on the following days:

Nov. 4 – Election Day, Professional Development for Teachers.

Nov. 7 – 11:45 dismissal,

              conference prep pm

Nov. 12 – Late Start 9:40

Nov. 26-30– Thanksgiving Vacation

Dec. 2-4  Santa Shop

Dec. 6 – Barnes and Noble Book fair

Dec. 10 – Late Start 9:40 AM

Dec. 20-Jan. 4 –Winter Holiday Break

 

October 2014

Welcome to fall at Lindbergh School!
First we would like to welcome Ms. Lindsey Hornyak to our staff. Ms. Hornyak will be teaching a 1st/2nd grade split class to help reduce our class size. We are most appreciative that the district has supported our needs with the additional teacher. We now have 338 students in our building from Y5-5th. It is wonderful to see the community growing with new children again.

The school year has been progressing very well. We have started taking the NWEA tests for our students. Grades 3-5 take Language, Reading, Math and Science. Grades K-2 take Reading and Math. The students have done well and worked hard to show us what they know. Parent reports will be available after the testing is completed. You will be able to discuss this more with teachers at the conferences in November. Lindbergh is truly a busy place.

Lindbergh as well as all other schools in Dearborn continues to maintain a Bully Free Zone. We are making sure that students have clear expectations on what behaviors we want to see in school. We call it The Lindbergh Way! You have seen the expectations for the hallways, bathrooms and Cafeteria posted on the walls in the building. Teachers have gone over this with the students and continue to do this on a regular basis. These expectations will work to show respect, responsibility and the need for safety. We will have our first Positive Behavior Support reward for students for following the rules and exhibiting positive behavior. Those students who stayed on green for 80% or more of the days in September will get an extra 30 minute recess with popsicles. Students will need to have 16 days on green during the month of October to participate in the next reward. If you are interested in serving on the committee as a parent to help with this process, please call or send a note to the office.

Please remember all adults visiting the school must report to the office, sign in, and use a visitor button or sticker. This way we can know where you are if there is an emergency and others can know that you belong in the building. This is an important safety issue for all of us. Staff will be wearing their ID badges and if parents wear the Visitor badges, children will be able to recognize the adults that are approved to be in the building during the school day. Please remember that all doors other than the front door are locked within 10 minutes after the start of the day. Parents are welcome to enter by the front door and sign into the office if you need to come into the building during this time. Students are picked up outside by the teacher in the morning and dropped off at the door at the end of the day. Thank you for helping us with this. Teachers will gladly take appointments if you need to discuss your student at another time.
As part of our student expectation of responsibility, classroom interruptions will be kept to emergencies. If you see our phone number on your caller ID, please take time to listen to any message that may have been left for you from your student or possibly their classroom or special area teacher. To minimize interruptions, you may drop off gym clothes, instruments, homework or lunch to the office and your student can pick it up from there. Thank you for supporting the learning process at Lindbergh.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we know that illnesses occur. Please be sure
to call the office at 313-827-6300 to report your child’s absence. Please leave a message if you are calling before or after school hours. We will be calling anyone who has not called in. This is essential for the safety of our children. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for your children after school or on days off. Arriving late and leaving early for appointments are marked against your child’s attendance also. All students arriving late to school must report to the office and sign in prior to going to class. Requests for homework should be made at the time you report an absence so as to give teachers time to prepare assignments.

PTA
Our regular PTA meeting was Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 PM. Parent participation is excellent at Lindbergh. We appreciate the many ways you show your children that you value school and their education.
Our first Bingo for Books was held on Friday, Sept. 26th at 6:30 PM. Everyone had a great time! Thank you for all of your participation. Haunted School will be on Friday, Oct. 24th at 6:30 PM. Check out the PTA board by the cafeteria if you would like to help in some way for any of the great events here at Lindbergh. We always need you!

We have used our BOX TOPS for Education funds toward the purchase of many wonderful things for school. We appreciate your help with all of your contributions, so keep sending in your box tops! We are also collecting Campbell’s labels. You can help support us just by doing your normal shopping at Kroger’s and Target too. Watch for a list to come home soon to show all the ways you can help. We are also recycling batteries and egg cartons. The recycling collection area is across from the cafeteria.

WEATHER CHANGES
Our goal is to go outside during lunch every chance we get. The weather is changing and it is important to check the weather in the morning for the day so students can be dressed appropriately. It is important to talk to your child about what you want them to wear outside with the weather. Often that means layering for a jacket in the morning which might not be needed later in the day. Please label all clothing with your student’s name in order to clearly identify their belongings if they get separated from their owners.

SAFETY FOR ALL
First of all, let me thank everyone who has helped to cross children during our construction days. The construction is drawing to a close and should be completed in our area very soon.

It is essential that all families respect the safety of students and teachers at Lindbergh. Please remember to watch for others when dropping off or picking up students. We request that students do not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them.

Previously, our Safety Committee recommended that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way driving around the building: west on Myrtle, north on Waverly and East on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicles on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the driveway off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only. Also, please do not park in the bus lane before or after school. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.

Children often have changes in their routines. Please send your child’s schedule to their teacher. If the teachers know when the students should be going on the bus or Kid’s Club or going home with you or someone else, we can avoid any problems. If there is a change from the normal routine, you need to send a note to the teacher and notify the office. Please remember that there can not be changes for the bus such as going home with a friend on the bus or going on a different bus. You will need to arrange for personal transportation in such cases. Thank you.

LOST and FOUND
The Lindbergh lost and found is located in the old lockers outside of the gym. When you are here visiting, please be sure to look for any familiar items. We clean out the lockers twice a year and donate any unclaimed items to a local charitable organization.

CAFETERIA
The children are doing well with their manners and cleaning up after themselves. Thank you for giving them a great start at home. Please remind them that children are not supposed to give money to other children for snacks. Sometimes parents prefer for children not to have the snacks or there might be a serious health concern such as allergies. So it is important for all children to remember that they only use their own money for themselves.
The cafeteria is under strict regulations for food handling. We are only allowed to handle the food prepared for serving. Please use a thermos if sending warm food for the students from home. Also please remember to send a spoon or fork with your child for their mid-morning snack.

Breakfast is served from 8:15 -8:35 AM. The cost is $1.25. Reduced breakfast is $0.30. School lunch is $2.50 per lunch and reduced is $0.40. Milk is $0.50, cookies are $0.50, ice cream is $1.00, pretzels are $0.15, and 100% juice boxes are $0.75. There are granola bars and fruit leather available as well. Please remember that children are expected to eat their lunch before they can buy snacks and are only allowed to purchase one snack.

NOTE: You can send in cash or a check made out to Dearborn Public Schools to prepay for your children’s lunches. Talking over the menu is great conversation with your child. This would help them plan out their month also.

Public Service Days in Full Swing
The City of Dearborn is asking all residents to please keep their vehicles off the street from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on your Public Service Days. Vehicles parked on the street during a neighborhood’s scheduled Public Service Day will be subject to ticketing and towing.

We will try not to schedule events during the Public Service Days. Parents are not prohibited during drop off and pick up times but no extended parking is allowed. All staff will be in the parking lot or behind the building. If a need exists, we will use the lower elementary playground for parking.

CONFERENCES – Nov. 13, 19 and 20. You must attend a parent teacher conference for your child to receive their first report card! You may have
signed up at Open House already. If so, reminders will come home right before the conferences.

Phys. Ed. News
Run Scream Run 1mile or 5k Race: Sat morning, Oct 11th, Wiard’s Orchard, Ypsilanti, MI. Please register at www.runscreamrun.com . K -5TH grade students and their families are encouraged to dress in costume to run this family fun race. Every participant receives a t-shirt and a medal. Start times: 8:30am for 5K and 10:15am for Cider Mill Mile. Please let Mr. Murua know if you plan to attend to have a count of Lindbergh participants.
muruae@dearbornschools.org

Cipriano Memorial Cross Country Run (4th & 5th grades), Sat morning Oct 18th, Ford Field Park, Dearborn
4th grade girls 9:00, 4th grade boys 9:20, 5th grade girls 9:40, 5th grade boys 10:00.
Students qualify through PE class at Lindbergh to participate for the 1 mile run, competing with the other elementary Dearborn schools.

LATE STARTS: All students will start class at 9:40 AM.
Nov. 12, 2014 March 11, 2015
Dec. 10, 2014 April 15, 2015
Jan. 14, 2015 May 13, 2015
Feb. 11, 2015

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 1– Late Start
Oct. 7 – PTA 7:00 PM
Oct. 24 – Haunted School 6:30-8:30
Nov. 4 – No School Election Day
Nov. 6 – PTA mtg 7:00 PM
Nov. 8 – Holiday Boutique 9:30-4:00
Nov. 13 – Late Start

NO SCHOOL:
Oct. 3-6 Vacation
Nov. 4 –Election Day and Staff Dev.
Nov. 7 -11:45 AM Dismissal
Nov. 26-30 -Thanksgiving
Dec. 20-Jan. 4 -Winter Break

Thank you for your continued support!

September 2014

Welcome to Lindbergh School! We are happy to have your children with us! We especially welcome our new families! We will have two classes of each grade in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. We know our 1st and 2nd grades are large but we are keeping an eye on it and thinking about solutions. We will have two regular Kindergartens, one Early 5 program, and three 5th grades. Our staff is looking forward to another wonderful year here at Lindbergh Elementary.

We had a number of renovations done this summer. Our building has been cleaned from top to bottom. Everything looks great! We thank Mr. Kevin, Mat, and Vivian for all of their hard work.

As I am sure you have noticed the construction on Lodge Lane is not yet complete. We are planning to have adult crossing assistance for our safeties until the final paving is finished. However, please assist any students when walking home and teach your children to avoid the construction area and workers. It is our hope that the construction will only last 2-3 weeks near our building.

Thank you to Mrs. Stetz, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Hickson, Mrs. Wilkie, Mrs. Robins, Miss Brechka and Mrs. DeNeen for presenting for the district professional development. Many of our staff participated in training over the summer to help them better prepare for the instruction of our students.
Please be sure to check out the Dearborn Schools website at: www.dearbornschools.org
We have our own school website as well:
www.dearbornschools.org/Lindbergh
You will be able to see information on Lindbergh as well as what is going on in the entire district such as calendars etc.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we
know illnesses occur. Please report your child’s absence or tardy by calling the school office at 313-827-6300 before 9am. This is essential for the safety of your children. If we do not know the whereabouts of a student, we are instructed to notify the police, so please take a moment to call the office. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for your children before or after school or on days off.

SCHOOL HOURS
School starts at 8:40 AM and dismisses at 3:35 PM. The entry bell will ring at 8:35 AM. Late Start days will begin at 9:35 AM. It is very important for
children to be in school on time! Half days will dismiss at 11:45 AM unless otherwise noted. If your child is tardy, they must first report to the office to sign in before going to the classroom.

The children will be lining up on the playgrounds in the morning just like last year. Grades K-2 will line up on the south playground and grades 3-5 will be on the east playground. Please see the doors to see where each classroom is to line up. There will be no one available to supervise the children before school (unless you are participating in the paid childcare program here). Safeties will not be reporting to posts until 8:25 AM so no one should arrive prior to that time.
Teachers will be picking up and dismissing students from the same doors. Parents are welcome to come into the building through the office and sign in before going to any classroom. Please help us to establish a safe routine for the children. Teachers are always willing to meet with parents. Please try not to drop in before school. Teachers are busy with the essential preparation of the day so your students have an optimum learning environment. It is best to make an appointment in order to not disrupt the instructional day for students and you will be able to discuss your child’s needs directly with the teacher.

SUPPLIES
The State of Michigan requires that certain supplies are supplied by the school districts. We are obligated to supply 1 box of crayons per semester, pencils (1 a month for gr.1-2 and 5 per year for gr. 3-5), pens (2 per yr. for gr. 4-5), writing paper in limited quantities, and other items for classrooms such as rulers, scissors, workbooks for math, etc.
We appreciate your help in providing extra supplies for your child from time to time. Lists of suggested items for each grade level went home last year but your teachers will send a list again. Many of the teachers are posting their suggested supply lists on their blogs. It is also on the Lindbergh school website under supplies. Please check the website for that information. Thank you for your support.

BREAKFAST and LUNCH
Breakfast will be served from 8:15-8:35 AM in the cafeteria. Breakfast costs are $1.25 full pay and $0.30 for the reduced price. The elementary lunches are $2.50 full play and reduced is $0.40. Milk is $0.50. Snacks are available for purchase and the price list will be in the cafeteria. We are working to have a more nutritious choice of snacks for the children this year. Just a reminder: we serve Halal chicken nuggets and patties and hotdogs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school. We accept prepayment for lunches and it is very convenient for all. You can send cash or check payable to Dearborn Public Schools in advance. Lunch charges are meant for emergencies only and should be paid off as soon as possible preferably by the end of the month. Lunch forms for assistance must be filled out every year. If you feel your family needs this, please send in one form for your entire family as soon as possible.

There will be three lunch periods this school year. They will be as follows:
11:30-12:00 Grades 1 and 5
12:00-12:30 Kindergarten, Y5 and
Grade 4
12:30-1:00 Grades 2 and 3
The older children will be going outside first and eating second. It will be reversed for the younger students. Teachers take the students out for additional recess time either at the beginning or end of their lunch whichever is the outdoors portion.

OPEN HOUSE
Open House will be on Thursday, September 18th from 6:00-7:30 PM. We hope you will be able to join us. Bring the family to see our school, the classrooms, and meet Special area teachers as well. Please remember this is not a conference night but be sure to sign up for conferences while meeting the teacher.

PTA
The first PTA meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 9th at 7:00 PM. Please come and show your support of our school. We appreciate all the wonderful work our parents do for our school. Please join the PTA and participate in any of the many wonderful events they sponsor. One of the first events is coming up – the BOOK FAIR. Information will be coming out soon. A calendar of events will be coming home monthly to help you plan.
We appreciate your help with all of your contributions. We are still collecting Box Tops and Campbell’s labels. You can help support us just by doing your normal shopping at Kroger and Target too. To participate in the Kroger Reward Program or if you already shop at Kroger, you can go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll or renew. Choose Charles A Lindbergh Elementary PTA as the organization. Watch for a list to come home soon to show all the ways you can help. We are also recycling ink jet cartridges and cell phones. These collection boxes are located in the hallway across from the cafeteria.
sure to attend the first meeting to help us work on completing our executive board.
The new officers are:
President: Amy Fradkin
Mother VP: Sara Beauchamp
Father VP: Eric Mattison
Secretary: Debbie Koehler
Treasurer: Paul Goddard

SAFETY FOR ALL
It is essential that all families respect the safety of students and teachers at Lindbergh. Please remember to watch for others when dropping off or picking up students. We would request that students do not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them. Last year our Safety Committee recommended that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way driving around the building: west on Myrtle, north on N. Waverly and east on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicle on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the drive way off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only and cannot be used for student drop off or pick up. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.

Children often have changes in their routines. Please send your child’s schedule to their teacher. If the teachers know when the students should be going on the bus or Kid’s Club or going home with you or someone else, we can avoid any problems. If there is a change from the normal routine, you need to send a
note to the teacher and notify the office. Thank you.

DRESS CODE REMINDER
All students are reminded that even in warm weather they are required to dress appropriately. In an elementary school, clothing should be appropriate according to the age and physical development of the learner but still in a manner that contributes to maintaining an atmosphere of dignity and respect for everyone. During the warm days of school in June and September, the following items of clothing should NOT be worn:
• Running shorts, gym shorts, cut-offs or very brief shorts
• Any shirt so short that decency cannot be maintained (crop tops)
• Tank tops, halter tops, ‘spaghetti’ strap tops, or midriff style tops
• Torn or mutilated clothing
• Spandex; unless under other clothing
• Shoes that are not safe for playground use (such as flip flops or open-toed sandals) Tennis shoes or some sort of closed toe shoes are required for safety.
• Clothing with writing on the seat of pants or any inappropriate messages for school

It is important for everyone to understand that there is a definite correlation between the manner in which students dress and the way they behave. Your help and good judgment is appreciated. Please help us provide an environment conducive to learning even in hot weather.

LINDBERGH WATCHDOGS PROGRAM was implemented last year and is off to a great start. We had several fathers volunteer to be a “WatchDog” for the day assisting throughout the building and in their student’s classroom. At the end of the day, our WatchDog Dads were impressed with seeing firsthand the learning process going on at Lindbergh School. Please consider signing up to volunteer in this wonderful program. If you are interested you must first complete the volunteer/chaperone form for approval. Tuesday, September 30 will be the Pizza Night with Dads introduction to WatchDogs from 6-7:30pm in the cafeteria.

Phys. Ed. News
Mr. Murua’s Camp For Champs program has donated $100 worth of PE equipment to Lindbergh. New items include 13 golf club sets, cones, baskets, softball-size balls, and footballs. The summer program was a great success with over 65 Lindbergh students participating in two weeks this past June.

LINDBERGH SUMMER SCIENCE ENRICHMENT CAMP

We also had a very successful Summer Science Enrichment Camp taught by Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Hickson. Students studied life, physical and earth science for 3 weeks. We had a great time hatching Monarch butterflies. Students enjoyed field trips to Cranbrook, UofM Nature Center and the Michigan Science Center. We hope you will be able to join us next year!

SUBSTITUTE NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS are needed to work in the cafeteria during lunchtime from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm on occasion. This is a paid position when you apply through the Dearborn Board of Education, Human Resources Department. We hope you will consider applying!

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Sept. 2 School starts 11:45
Dismissal
Sept. 9 PTA 7 pm
Sept. 15-19 Book Fair
Sept. 18 Open House 6-7:30 PM
Oct. 3-6 No School
Oct. 7 PTA 7 pm

LATE START DATES:
School begins at 9:35 AM on these days.
9/10 10/1 11/12
12/10 1/14 2/11
3/11 4/15 5/13

WELCOME BACK again! Let’s work together to have a great school year!!

June 2014

It is hard to believe that another school year has come to a close. The children have worked hard along with their teachers and of course you parents! What a fantastic team we make for your children’s education!

We are sending home a parent survey today. Please fill it out in PENCIL and return as soon as possible but it must be returned by Friday, June 6th.

We are sending our well wishes to Mr. Michael Kalasz, our instrumental teacher, as he retires. He has provided many years of service to the Dearborn Public Schools and to Lindbergh. We will miss him. We also want to wish Miss Stephanie Koch from our Preschool Day Care a fond farewell. She is getting married this summer and has accepted another position. She has provided many years of service to our Lindbergh children and will be missed.

LAST CHANCE FOR LOST AND FOUND
Here comes your last chance to look for your child’s lost belongings. All clothing left at school will be out for you to check until June 12th. After that date, anything not claimed will be bagged and donated.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Ms. Cathy is continuing to register kindergarteners and any new students for the 2014-2015 school year up until June 18th and will start up again in August. If you have a child who will be attending Kindergarten and have
not yet registered or know of anyone else new to the neighborhood, please call our office (313-827-6300) to make an appointment to register.

REPORT CARDS
Report cards come home the last day of school. Remember that the reading and math grades on the top left are based on their SRI reading and Star Math computer test results for grades 2-5 and DRA for grades K-1. The scores on the top right are a composite grade of all reading and math activities and grades.

PTA NEWS
All of us wish to thank our generous PTA for all of the activities you have helped to support. We are still looking for volunteers for Fun Fair and Field Day fun and lunch. There is a sign in by the office door if you can help out! Lindbergh is truly a large family with all of us helping each other and that is evident every day through your volunteerism. Our last PTA meeting will be Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7 PM. Please join us!
Please remember to continue to support Lindbergh over the summer through shopping at Kroger and Target. We appreciate all everyone does for our school.

WATCH DOGS
DADS- please take some time to look at the www.fathers.com/watchdogs website. Our own Watch Dog program has had a wonderful start. Lindbergh would like to see even more involvement in this program next fall. It is a way for Fathers to be more involved with school by donating one day of their time to come to school for the day to help out.

END of the YEAR
Thank you to everyone who has already paid their lunch bills and overdue book fines. We appreciate your support for our school. We will be able to receive your payments through next week if you still have a balance to pay. We work hard to have a zero balance owed to the district here at Lindbergh!

Supply lists will come home with students for next year. These are suggested supplies and we appreciate your support for our classrooms.

Please encourage your students to read and write over the summer. Do not forget that Study Island is available for all students K-5 all summer at home. If you do not remember how to log in, please ask your student and/or their teacher for that information. Please also remember that we are hosting a summer science enrichment program
August 4 through August 21. Registrations should be sent to the Board of Education office.

Our media center will be open Wednesday mornings from 9am-12 noon each week during the summer. If you come to check out books please enter through the front doorway.

Important Dates
June 3 – PTA 7 PM
June 6 – Fun Fair 6-8 PM
June 11 – Field Day
June 12 – Last Day of our 2013-2014 School Year! 11:45 AM dismissal

FUTURE DATES TO REMEMBER
Sept. 2 – First Day of School for Students 11:45 AM dismissal
Sept. 9 – PTA meeting 7:00 PM
Sept. 10 – Late Start
Sept. 15-19 – First Book Fair (tentative dates)
Oct. 1 – Late Start
Oct. 3-6 NO School –Vacation
The entire district calendar is available on the district website www.dearbornschools.org

LATE STARTS 2014-2015
On Late Start days’ school begins at 9:35 AM with a 9:40 AM tardy bell.
Sept. 10 Oct. 1
Nov. 12 Dec. 10
Jan. 14 Feb. 11
Mar. 11 April 15
May 13

2014-2015 Class lists will be posted on the doors the Friday before Labor Day around 3 pm. What a great time to catch up with school friends! We will see you there!

Have a safe and wonderful summer vacation! See you in September!

May 2014

Spring is in full swing and the weather is beginning to improve. We are happy to see that. Let’s remind our students that we still have 6 weeks of school and learning to complete. It is easy to get distracted at this time of year.
Please remember that students should wear closed toe shoes (no flip flops) to school for playing outside and that the students’ clothing should be conducive and respectful to learning. That means shorts, skirts, etc. should be a reasonable length and sleeveless tops are acceptable but spaghetti straps and large arm holes are not. Ripped jeans or pants are not acceptable for school either. Thanks.
We do not allow trading cards at school. Many times students do not realize the value of the cards and are a distraction in school.

LATE ARRIVALS and ABSENCES
Just a reminder: school starts at 8:40 AM. The entry bell rings at 8:35 AM. We still have many tardy students. It is important for all the students to arrive on time. Students must report to the office when late before going to class or the teachers will be sending them back down to sign in.
We would like to thank the parents who call in their child’s absences. If you send a note to the teacher about a forthcoming absence, don’t forget to let the office

know too. The office must make contact with a parent for all absences.

Spring Weather
As the weather warms up we will be having more and more days outside.
Many children like to remove their coats while playing outside. Please be sure to label your children’s clothing with their names.
Please remind your students to wear the appropriate clothing such as coats, hats, mittens or gloves when the weather calls for it. Often the children feel that when it is sunny it is warm when that is not the case. This is a time when the temperature fluctuates often. We need to help the children learn to adapt to our Michigan weather. Thank you for your help.
We will also be having more fire and tornado drills to be sure the children know what to do if an emergency should occur.

Michigan Bike to School Day
We are going to participate in the Michigan’s Bike to School Day on May 7th. Those students who are not bussed to school who normally walk may participate. This year’s theme for Michigan’s Bike to School Day is “Be a Superhero!” We want children, parents, teachers, community and school leaders to know that when they bike, walk or roll to school they are protecting their right to get to school safely. Please take the time to discuss with your children a safe route from your home to school. This is our first year to participate in this event.

Buffalo Wild Wings and Lindbergh
Wednesday, May 7th, we are having an informal fundraising event by having lunch or dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings in Dearborn at 22216 Michigan Ave. A coupon will come home for you to present to them. Lindbergh will receive 20% of all sales that way. Yum!! Eat up and help school at the same time.

ASSESSMENTS
As we near the end of the school year, we are working on assessments to determine what the students have learned over the year. There will be a writing prompt, DRA (for reading level),
and the common assessments for Math, Social Studies and Science. We will also be taking the SRI reading and Star Math on the computer and those scores will appear on the final report card.

SAFETY FOR ALL
First, several families have been bringing their dogs to school with them in the morning or after school. Several parents have concerns because of their children’s allergies or fear of dogs. There is an ordinance posted that dogs are not allowed at any time in the park areas surrounding Lindbergh. Please try to honor this particularly as a courtesy to the others at the building. There continues to be some issues regarding the safety of students during drop-off and pick up times. The police have been notified and are going to monitor our area. Please remember to watch for others! Students should not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them. Our Safety Committee recommended that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way around the building: west on Myrtle, north on Waverly and East on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicles on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the drive way off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only and cannot be used for student drop off or pick up. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.
It is essential that we all look out for the safety of all Lindbergh students.

PTA
The PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7 PM in the cafeteria. The Publishing Center books will be on display on Friday, May 9th in the Media Center during the day also. Planting will be coming up so watch for news on that. Our Variety Show will be on May 30, at 7 PM. Volunteers are always welcome. This program highlights the talented 4th and 5th graders from Lindbergh. The Fun Fair is scheduled for Friday, June 6th. This is a wonderful family carnival like event. Watch for notes to come home about these events. Volunteers are still in demand and if you have time to spare, please sign up on signup genius or the PTA board located across from the art room. I am always amazed at the incredible support our families give to the PTA, and am appreciative of the support our PTA returns to Lindbergh School and its students!
I hope everyone is enjoying the Lindbergh weekly news. Thank you to Mrs. Hughes for getting it put together for us. Please be sure to look for PTA news and classroom information on the Lindbergh website as well.
Please check our PTA Website!
http://parents.dearbornschools.org/lindbergh/
Like us on facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/Lindbergh.PTA.Dearborn

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)
Mrs. DeNeen, Mr. Mroczka and the Lindbergh PTA have been very pleased with the start of the Watch D.O.G.S. Program. We have had many Dads volunteer. The students and the parents are very happy to see the Watch Dog dads here at school.
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security.

Who are Watch DOGS? “Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.”

Watch this video to tell you more about this program:
http://www.fathers.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21&Itemid=60

If you are interested in working on the Watch D.O.G.S. committee or volunteering, please email Eddie Mroczka at epmroczka@gmail.com

POLICY REMINDER
According to the Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education Policy #5518, elementary (P-5) school students are not permitted to carry cell phones at any time while at school or coming to or from school. Many of our older students are not following this rule. Please have your students keep their phones at home. The phones will be taken to the office until parents can pick them up if the student brings it to school.

KINDERGARTEN and YOUNG FIVES
REGISTRATIONS
Registrations are now in full swing. If you have not yet made your appointment to register your kindergartener, please call the office at 313-827-6300 so that we may plan for our 2014-2015 Kindergarten classes.
We are going to be housing a Young Fives program here at Lindbergh as well. This will serve students who are age eligible for Kindergarten but who require additional time to develop their emotional, social, physical and/or cognitive/academic skills. This additional time will allow for development at their own pace. Waivers must be filed by June 30th. Please call the office for more information.

LOST AND FOUND
Our lost and found lockers are filling up again! Please take the time to come by and look for something that might belong to your family. Items will soon be on display on tables in the main hall. At the end of the year we donate to the Salvation Army. We would prefer the items find their true owners first however.

2014 Elementary Summer Enrichment Camp
Lindbergh will be housing the district summer enrichment camp this year. It will focus on Science. Children will participate in enrichment activities in reading, writing, math and academic language through Science. It will include 3 field trips. The cost is $300 for Dearborn students. Brochures are available in the office.

CELEBRATE:
Lindbergh has many students with great accomplishments. We had over 80 students participate in the Mini Martian Marathon. We had 10 students with art work in the Dearborn Schools art show. We had students win awards for Animation at the DIA. Students participated in the PTA Reflections Program. Our students worked to raise money for Jumprope for Heart, American Cancer Society and other charities. We are very proud of all of our students and their commitment to our school, the community and the world.

BLOOD DRIVE
We will be hosting a blood drive at Lindbergh May 30th from 2:30-8:15 pm. Parents, family members, neighbors, and community are welcome to sign up to donate. Notes will be coming home from the students about being Pint Sized Heroes to help get donors for the American Red Cross. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, meet height and weight requirements, is in general good health and not have donated blood in the last 56 days. Each blood donation has the ability to save up to three lives. Thank you in advance for helping us in this community outreach program.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
May 1 – Vocal Concert K and Gr. 1
6:30 PM
May 6 – PTA 7 PM
May 5-9 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8 – Choir and 4th grade Concert
May 9 – Vocal Concert – Gr. 4 & 5,
& Lindbergh Choir
May 14 – Late Start (9:35 am)
May 14-16 5th graders go to camp
May 20-23 Book Fair – Media Center
May 23 and 26 – No School
Memorial Day recess
May 30 – 2nd Lindbergh Blood Drive
2:30-8:15
May 30 – Variety Show 7-8:30 PM
June 6 – 5th grade Pool party
June 6- Fun Fair 6:00 PM
June 11 – Field Day
June 12 – 5th Grade Honors Assembly
9:30 AM
June 12 – Last day of school for
students-11:45 AM

September 2013

Welcome to Lindbergh School! We are happy to have your children with us! We especially welcome our new families! We will have two of each grade in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. We will have two regular Kindergartens and one Early 5 program and three 4th grades. Our staff is looking forward to another wonderful year here at Lindbergh Elementary.

Please welcome new members to our Lindbergh Staff. Mrs.Margaret Ackerman will be our new Media Center Specialist, Mrs. Mary Jo Fitzpatrick will be our new Interventionist/Coach for Literacy, and Mrs. Christine Wilkie is changing her role to a 4th grade teacher. Ms. Zalupski, Mrs. Alvarado, Ms. Goebel, Ms.Curran and Ms.Mann each have new assignments. We wish them all well in their new ventures.
Our building has been cleaned from top to bottom. Everything looks great! We thank Mr. Steve, Mat and Vivian for all of their hard work.

As I am sure you have noticed that the construction on Myrtle is not yet complete. We are planning to have adult crossing assistance for our safeties until the final paving is finished. However, please assist any students when walking home. It is our hope that the construction will only last 2-3 weeks near our building. We are pleased to have the addition of our new bus cut out

in the front of the building. This should help to alleviate some of the traffic congestion in the front of the school.

Thank you to Mrs. Stetz, Mrs. Wright, Ms. Barton, Ms. Wilkie, Mrs. Robins, and Mrs. DeNeen for presenting for the district professional development. Many of our staff participated in training over the summer to help them better prepare for the instruction of our students.

Please be sure to check out the Dearborn Schools website:
www.dearbornschools.org
You will be able to see information on Lindbergh as well as what is going on in the entire district such as calendars etc.

ATTENDANCE
We hope your children will be able to attend school every day. However we
know that illnesses occur. Please be sure to call the office at 313-827-6300 to
report your child’s absence. We will be calling anyone who has not called in.
This is essential for the safety of your children. If we do not know the whereabouts of a student, we are instructed to notify the police. So please call the office. Also please try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments for the children after school or on days off.

SCHOOL HOURS
School starts at 8:40 AM and dismisses at 3:35 PM. The entry bell will ring at 8:35 AM. Late Start days will begin at 9:35 AM. It is very important for
children to be in school on time! Half days will dismiss at 11:45 AM unless otherwise noted. If your child is tardy, they must first report to the office before going to the classroom to sign in.

The children will be lining up on the playgrounds in the morning just like last year. Grades K-2 will line up on the south playground and grades 3-5 will be on the east playground. Please see the doors to see where each classroom is to line up. There will be no one available to supervise the children (unless you are participating in the paid childcare program here). Safeties will not be reporting to posts until 8:25 AM so no one should arrive prior to that time.
Teachers will be picking up and dismissing students from the same doors. Parents are welcome to come into the building through the office and sign in before going to any classroom. Please help us to establish a safe routine for the children. Teachers are always willing to meet with parents. Please try not to drop in before school. Teachers are busy with the essential preparation of the day so your students have an optimum learning environment. It is best to make an appointment in order to not disrupt the instructional day for students and you will be able to discuss your child’s needs directly with the teacher.

SUPPLIES
The State of Michigan requires that certain supplies are supplied by the school districts. We are obligated to supply 1 box of crayons per semester, pencils (1 a month for gr.1-2 and 5 per year for gr. 3-5), pens (2 per yr. for gr. 4-5), writing paper in limited quantities, and other items for classrooms such as rulers, scissors, workbooks for math, etc.
We appreciate your help in providing extra supplies for your child from time to time. Lists of suggested items for each grade level went home last year but your teachers will send a list again. Many of the teachers are posting their suggested supply lists on their blogs. It is also on the Lindbergh school website under supplies. Please check the website for that information. Thank you for your support.

BREAKFAST and LUNCH
Breakfast will be served from 8:15-8:35 AM in the cafeteria. Breakfast costs are $1.25 full pay and $0.30 for the reduced price. The elementary lunches are $2.50 full play and reduced is $0.40. Milk is $0.50. Snacks are available for purchase and the price list will be in the cafeteria. We are working to have a more nutritious choice of snacks for the children this year. Just a reminder: we serve Halal chicken nuggets and patties and hotdogs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school. We accept prepayment for lunches and it is very convenient for all. You can send cash or check payable to Dearborn Public Schools in advance. Lunch charges are meant for emergencies only and should be paid off as soon as possible preferably by the end of the month. Lunch forms for assistance must be filled out every year. If you feel your family needs this, please send in one form for your entire family as soon as possible.

There will be three lunch periods this school year. They will be as follows:
11:30-12:00 Grades 1 and 5
12:00-12:30 Kindergarten, Y5 and Grade 3
12:30-1:00 Grades 2 and 4
The older children will be going outside first and eating second. It will be reversed for the younger students. Teachers take the students out for additional recess time either at the beginning or end of their lunch whichever is the outdoors portion.

OPEN HOUSE
Open House will be on Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-7:30 PM. We hope you will be able to join us. Bring the family to see our school, the classrooms, and meet Special area teachers as well. Please remember this is not a conference night but be sure to sign up for conferences while meeting the teacher.

PTA
The first PTA meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 7:00 PM. Please come and show your support of our school. We appreciate all the wonderful work our parents do for our school. Please join the PTA and participate in any of the many wonderful events they sponsor. One of the first events is coming up – the BOOK FAIR. Information will be coming out soon. A calendar of events will be coming home monthly to help you plan.
We appreciate your help with all of your contributions. We are still collecting Box Tops and Campbell’s labels. You can help support us just by doing your normal shopping at Kroger’s and Target too. To participate in the Kroger Reward Program or if you already shop at Kroger, you can go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll or renew. Choose Charles A Lindbergh Elementary PTA as the organization.
Watch for a list to come home soon to show all the ways you can help. We are also recycling ink jet cartridges and cell phones. These collection boxes are located in the hallway across from the cafeteria.
We are going to need to have nominations for our President due to unforeseen circumstances. Please be sure to attend the first meeting to help us work on completing our executive board.

The present new officers are:
President: Position Open
Mother VP: Sara Beauchamp
Father VP: Jim Thorpe
Secretary: Erin Martinez
Treasurer: Amy Fradkin

SAFETY FOR ALL
It is essential that all families respect the safety of students and teachers at Lindbergh. Please remember to watch for others when dropping off or picking up students. We would request that students do not cross the street to run to the car. They can either walk to the corner to cross and then walk back to the car or parents must come across to get them. Last year our Safety Committee recommended that we try to have our driving families follow a voluntary one way driving around the building: west on Myrtle, north on N. Waverly and east on Lodge Lane. Students can exit your vehicles on the curbside closest to the school this way. Also, there is to be NO student drop off or pick up in the teacher parking lot or the drive way off Myrtle. The lot is reserved for staff parking only and cannot be used for student drop off or pick up. Make sure your students know about good bus behavior as well as their bus number. We appreciate your consideration in following these rules.

Children often have changes in their routines. Please send your child’s schedule to their teacher. If the teachers know when the students should be going on the bus or Kid’s Club or going home with you or someone else, we can avoid any problems. If there is a change from the normal routine, you need to send a note to the teacher and notify the office. Thank you.

DRESS CODE REMINDER
All students are reminded that even in warm weather they are required to dress appropriately. In an elementary school, clothing should be appropriate according to the age and physical development of the learner but still in a manner that contributes to maintaining an atmosphere of dignity and respect for everyone. During the warm days of school in June and September, the following items of clothing should NOT be worn:
• Running shorts, gym shorts, cut-offs or very brief shorts
• Any shirt so short that decency cannot be maintained (crop tops)
• Tank tops, halter tops, ‘spaghetti’ strap tops, or midriff style tops
• Torn or mutilated clothing
• Spandex; unless under other clothing
• Shoes that are not safe for playground use (such as flip flops or open-toed sandals) Tennis shoes or some sort of closed toe shoes are required for safety.
• Clothing with writing on the seat of pants or any inappropriate messages for school

It is important for everyone to understand that there is a definite correlation between the manner in which students dress and the way they behave. Your help and good judgment is appreciated. Please help us provide an environment conducive to learning even in hot weather.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sept. 3 School starts 11:45
Dismissal
Sept. 10 PTA 7 pm
Sept. 16-20 Book Fair
Sept. 19 Open House 6-7:30 PM
Oct. 8 PTA 7 pm
Oct. 8-23 MEAP testing-info to
follow
Oct. 14-16 No School

NOTE LATE START DATES:
School begins at 9:35 AM on these days.
9/11 10/2 11/13
12/11 1/8 2/12
3/12 4/9 5/14

WELCOME BACK again! Let’s work together to have a great school year!!

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