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 summerto 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:
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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!!