February News

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

2015-16 Legal Announcements Now Available

The law requires the Dearborn Public Schools to provide parents or guardians a set of legal announcements containing information on laws pertaining to students and parents. The updated version of these announcements is now available on the district website, www.dearbornschools.org. All parents and guardians are encouraged to take a moment and review the document. If anyone is in need of translation assistance to review the document please contact the Student Services Office at 827-3005

dec-Jan Newsletter

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

Dearborn Schools Antibullying Rally

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Music, Student Performances, Free Prize Drawings at November 17 City-wide Response to Bullying Event

“My future is unlimited. Together WE’RE unlimited!” and “I have the POWER” are some of the key messages that students from elementary through high school will share using music, stories and songs at the 5th annual city-wide Response to Bullying Extravaganza event at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17.

Bring family. Bring friends! All are encouraged to attend this fun-filled, FREE event in the beautiful Michael A. Guido Theater at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

Set to the music and themes from Broadway hit “Wicked,” the event shares the lessons…
• Everyone has a story,
• Sometimes things are not as they appear,
• Everyone deserves a chance to succeed, and
• Friends can help friends change for the good.

“Wicked” tells the “back story” of the two witches in the Wizard of Oz, illustrating that there are two sides to every story. As young girls, the “good witch” wasn’t always so good and the “bad witch” was repeatedly teased, bullied and left out. In the end, the two girls became friends…but not until after they learned the important lessons that words and actions have consequences; everyone has the power to help others; and, working together, people have unlimited potential to succeed.

“Students know as well as adults that bullying behavior causes personal pain and it can happen anywhere or any time,” noted Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Glenn Maleyko. “I encourage everyone to attend the November 17 event to see our talented students use music and dance to share the messages that bullying behavior hurts and everyone has the power to help others succeed.”

A district-wide plan, community partnerships and effective student-driven initiatives to identify and stop bullying behavior over the past four years have made Dearborn’s Response to Bullying Program a successful role model for other groups and organizations across the country. It’s a city-wide effort in which partners work together to reach all community members and build a bully-free culture throughout the city of Dearborn.

Maleyko added, “We’re proud that Dearborn students are an equal partner with our teachers, Board of Education, Mayor, City Council, community groups and other organizations in a community-wide initiative to address bullying across our city.”

In 2012, the Dearborn Public Schools district put into place a policy on bullying behavior that requires all Dearborn staff having any contact with students to participate in annual anti-bullying professional development on how to prevent, identify, respond to and report bullying behavior. In addition, each school conducts anti-bullying training for parents, tracks incidents of bullying behavior, and holds three anti-bullying events each year.

For more information about the Anti-Bullying Extravaganza and Dearborn Public Schools response to bullying initiatives, contact Jacqui Rivait at 313-827-3109 or RivaitJ@dearbornschools.org .
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Lindbergh Online Safe Box

A number of our middle schools are trying to use a new style form to have a digital form to report concerns about school. It may include bullying situations or just something that they were concerned about. We are going to try to have a form available for you to try! Thank you for your input and support. We always want everyone to feel safe at school and safe to report a problem. Have a great day!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yAcTkZ3XvPUQyoSLilL_u4HOYJXy4Blm1GlzYwJU8sY/viewform?usp=send_form

November Newsletter information

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

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Hello Families,
I am sure you may have heard we had a lock down situation at school today. The police came by around noon and let us know that the Comerica Bank on Telegraph had a robbery attempt and the suspect had left the bank area. With their help we brought all children inside and kept all the doors locked as a precaution. We were able to move around the building freely. Then around 1 o’clock we were granted an all clear from the police. They commended our plan and it went smoothly. Of course that is why we practice. The rest of the day went as usual.
Thank you!
Mrs. DeNeen

The Leader in Me Parent Survey!

Dear Parents,
We need your help to complete a survey about what your children are talking about at home for The Leader in Me. This is a requirement for the generous grant we received. Answer honestly. We know that many may not have talked about it much at home yet but as we begin our journey we hope to see an increase in these discussions! We thank you in advance for taking the time to fill this out. Just click on the link below:
https://theleaderinmeonline.org/…/assessme…/75307d3cb2e8680f

This is not a test and there are no right or wrong answers. This survey is simply to measure your experiences and your responses will remain anonymous.
THELEADERINMEONLINE.ORG

September 2015 Lindbergh NEWS

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 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:

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 AMLate 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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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