Parent Survey for District Wellness Policy

Parent Survey for District Wellness Policy

In accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, each local educational agency that participates in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs is required by federal law to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction. New provisions strengthen the requirements on public involvement, transparency, implementation, and evaluation among other topics. A reformed wellness policy is due June 30, 2017.
Dearborn Public Schools is currently working to reform its current district-wide wellness policy to meet these new requirements. However, in order for the implementation of this policy to be successful, it is important that the parents and guardians of Dearborn Public School students provide feedback. Please use the survey below to express your perception of wellness within Dearborn Public Schools and your own household, along with any other opportunities Dearborn Public Schools may have to improve student wellness practices.
Fill out here:
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Time to Nominate your Favorite Teacher for Teacher of the Year!!!!

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Time To Nominate Your Favorite Teacher!
It’s time for students to nominate their favorite Dearborn Public Schools teacher for the 2017 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, and presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Printed nomination forms may be picked up at any Dearborn public school and the district’s Administration Office, 18700 Audette. They can be dropped off or mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48124, or faxed to (313) 584-9818. Adults may assist students in completing nominations when necessary, but no more than two teachers can be nominated per student.

Students may nominate new or veteran teachers whom they feel have made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession. Pre-K through second grade students are asked to describe how their teacher makes learning fun. Students in this category can include a nice drawing, if they wish, but it will not be part of the selection process. Third through fifth grade students will need to describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun. Middle school students (grades 6-8) are asked to explain how their teacher connects classroom learning with everyday life. Students in high school must describe how their teacher is preparing them to be successful beyond high school.

“Nominating a teacher for this award is an outstanding way for students to show their teachers how much they appreciate and value the job they are doing in the classroom and the positive impact they have on their life. We have so many excellent teachers who are deserving of this recognition I hope all of our students will take a few moments to nominate their favorite teacher”, commented Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.

Applications will be assessed on quality of the nomination, not on the number received. Award judges are members of the Dearborn Chamber Education Committee and are not provided with the teachers’ names. One winner from each category will be announced at a special ceremony being held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on May 24, 2017 beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Teachers selected to receive the Teacher of Year Award are being recognized as positive role models who consistently provide unique, productive, positive classroom experiences. Teachers selected receive a $1,000 cash prize, a glass award commemorating their achievement, and most importantly will be part of a select group of Dearborn teachers who have been recognized by the community for their dedication and passion for teaching.

“I want to thank the Chamber of Commerce and all the sponsors for once again hosting this event,” Maleyko added. “Our district is very fortunate to have so many great community partners.”

NEWS from Mr. Murua for Lindbergh Flyers

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Good Morning Everyone !!

Lindbergh students and families have been AWESOME this year. We have raised over $6000, so far, our goal is $8000. Last day to turn in money online or checks to Mr. Murua is Monday Feb 27. Please consider signing up online (no money needed) and doing the ZOO CREW CHALLENGE and sending 10 emails or 10 ecards. Lindbergh can get $100 when 25 students take the challenge or $300 when 50 students take the challenge and send the emails. JRFH Thank-You Gifts will be sent to Lindbergh and distributed to students sometime in March.

Checks payable to: The American Heart Association

Online at; www.heart.org/jump , find our school and sign up, join team.

All donations are tax deductible.

2017 MARTIAN KIDS’ 1.2 mile Race
When: Sat, April 22 at 12 Noon
Where: Ford Park in Dearborn, 500 Monroe Street, Dearborn
Cost: $17.20 online registration ON OR BEFORE MARCH 8th, (includes t-shirt, number, medal, snacks at race). $22.20 after March 8th.
Web https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2017-martian-invasion-of-races Please remember to register as part of a group, Lindbergh School, password is flyers2017. Fill out the online registration form and at the end, it should only cost $17.20 (no coupon code needed).

This a 1.2 mile race or walk/jog for kids K-5th Grades (adults can run with them, no need to register), through the park. Hundreds of kids from the metro area participate. Dearborn Schools’ students will start at NOON, including Lindbergh. The plan will be that I will pick-up the packets a day or two before and hand them to registered students. We will meet at a designated spot for our school, given by the organizers, 1/2 hour before race start. Parents and Students that run the 5K and longer races will have to register as individuals (10% off 5K, 10K, 13.1 or 26.2) use coupon code: SCHOOLGROUP17 , but can also race at noon with the rest of Lindbergh students. PLEASE NOTE, all other schools run with their school shirts during the race. Even though we get an event t-shirt, we would also like to show our Team Spirit and run with our Lindbergh Flyers shirts, if possible.

Mr. Murua
PE Teacher
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5th graders STEM applications due March 17th! Apply now!

Contact: Julia Maconochie, Principal, STEM Middle School
(313) 827-1904 MaconoJ@dearbornschools.org

David Mustonen, Communications Director
(313) 827-3006 MustonD@dearbornschools.org

http://communications.dearbornschools.org/

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STEM Applications Ready To Be Plucked

– Current 5th grade students who are interested in attending Dearborn’s STEM Middle School this fall must apply by March 17.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Middle School (STEM) is one of the newest programs in the District and another example of the choices parents have when deciding upon the type of learning experiences they want for their children while attending the Dearborn Public Schools.

In social media terms the school is really ‘trending” upwards and making a big impact on student learning. The school earned a spot on the State of Michigan’s list of Reward Schools ranking in the top 15 out of the 219 schools making the list. In order to get this designation, a school must either be ranked in the top 5% academically, have shown significant academic progress or have performed better than predicted.

“We strive to include a variety of “hands-on,” interactive lessons in our daily classroom learning, all with the goal of exposing our students to everything STEM,” commented STEM Middle School Principal Ms. Julia Maconochie.

Students are quickly making enrollment in the school one of the most sought after learning opportunities in the District. 1 Online applications are now being accepted from current 5th grade students who would like to attend the STEM Middle School.

Parents and students interested in applying for the fall, 2017 semester can apply online at https://stem.dearbornschools.org/stem-application/. Applications from current 5th grade students must be submitted online by March 17, 2017. Information will also be sent home with fifth grade students currently attending Dearborn Public Schools.

Dearborn’s STEM school is located at The Heights Campus on Ann Arbor Trail.

February Lindbergh News

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

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years. 

Read moreWayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

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