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. 

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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. 

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Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.

Sincerely,

Technology Department

Join us Sept. 20th for a College Fair

Dearborn Public Schools is pleased to host the

Dearborn Schools MACRAO College Fair

September 20, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn 48126

Representatives from more than 60 different post-secondary schools will be available to talk with students. This event is open to all Dearborn schools and surrounding districts!

college-fair-graphicJust a few of the participating educational institutions include:

  • Central Michigan
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Eastern Michigan
  • Grand Valley State
  • Henry Ford College
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Tech.
  • Michigan State
  • Northern Michigan
  • Oakland University
  • Saginaw Valley
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Windsor
  • Harvard
  • University of Illinois- Chicago
  • Columbia College- Chicago
  • Savanna College of Art & Design
  • Syracuse University
  • Gannon University

Plus many other

  • Universities
  • Trade Schools
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Colleges
  • U.S. Armed Forces

For more Information e-mail:Welmerg@dearbornschools.org

News from the Superintendent!

Bullying Prevention Pledge in Dearborn and across the State on the First Week of School

Bullying Prevention Pledge in Dearborn and across the State on the First Week of School

Greetings Everyone,

To further support our on-going efforts to address bullying behavior our District will join with hundreds of schools, colleges, and businesses on the first day of school(or first couple of days pending logistical concerns in the schools) and take a pledge against bullying. I am also asking all employees to take the pledge and I will lead by example as we take the pledge at ASC on Tuesday afternoon. All School or Department heads should plan to have this done in a setting of your choice the first couple of days of school. In addition, the Board of Education will take the pledge at our September 12 regular P-12 meeting.

This pledge is part of a program being promoted by the State Superintendent and the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Here is a link to a website that explains the model.

#Day1


Here is a link to a video that explains the model

Endorsed by the State Superintendent https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIMDE/2016/08/15/file_attachments/602897/Day%2B1%2Bmessage.pdf

#Day1 Works byâ?¦.

A person in authority leading the pledge

Clearly stating behavior expectations and responsibilities

Addressing the issue early (on Day 1 or the First Week!)

Getting verbal confirmation back that it is understood

I informed all faculty about this during my presentations the past two weeks and a letter was sent to the community and parents informing them about the pledge. I hope that everyone had a fantastic labor day weekend. The excitement with our students starts tomorrow.
by Glenn Maleyko on September 5, 2016

Incoming Young 5s and Kindergarteners!!!!!

Welcome to Lindbergh future Flyers! I hope your summer is going well! I wanted to remind you that we will be having a Soft start for the first week for all Young Five and Kindergarten students. They will be dismissed at 11:45 AM each day. Students will be invited back for brief assessments from the teachers by appointment. For those families who need childcare, there is an excellent pay to participate program available through our Early Childhood department. I am attaching the flyer information for your convenience. Please call them to reserve your spot!

Soft Start Childcare Program
The Early Childhood/Kids Club program at your school is offering the Soft Start Childcare for Kindergarten students participating in the Soft Start Program. Care begins immediately after Soft Start and ends at 3:35 when the school regular day is over.
Your child will:
• Eat lunch – please bring lunch the first day and then send lunch or lunch money for school lunch.
• Have outdoor recess (weather permitting)
• Enjoy age appropriate crafts, activities, games with a highly qualified, licensed childcare provider.
• Pre-registration and pre-payment is required so please call 827-8350 or email the Early Childhood Programs office at stovers@dearbornschools.org for more information or to receive a registration form.

Summer News

Hey Lindbergh flyers!
Don’t forget about the summer library program at Lindbergh! Tuesdays from 9-12 and Wednesdays from 1-4, through August 19. Join up for book checkout, reading, science experiments, crafts, games and to hang out with friends. (Computers are available too for our summer Moby Max practice, and I’m thinking of all those going-into-6th graders that need to work on Moby Max, iLearn and Khan Academy!)

Mrs.DeNeen got an email about what schools are using moby max. Many schools are going on more than we are. Let’s get busy and show them we can do more!!!

Stranger Danger Reminder

April 26, 2016

Dear Lindbergh families-

Just a reminder!
Spring is the time of year when we hear of strangers approaching children in neighborhoods, parks, shopping centers and around schools. It is important for you to please use this opportunity to remind your children of the danger of talking to strangers and to always be alert and aware of their surroundings.

Police are investigating incidents where someone in a blue focus (?) has approached and talked to students. I sent home a note on stranger danger earlier in the month and we want everyone to continue to be aware and alert.

Our school has always been and will continue to be a safe haven for your children. Working together we will keep our neighborhoods safe and crime free.
Thank you!

Mrs. DeNeen, principal

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